Jul 30, 2021 08:45 AM IST
The former Congress chief said his parliamentary constituency Wayanad in Kerala is home to a significant number of small and marginal farmers growing cash crops.
- Jul 27, 2021 12:37 PM IST
He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued their sloganeering on various issues, including the Pegasus snooping allegations and the new farm laws.
- Jul 21, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Satish Golcha & Joint CP Jaspal Singh had also visited Jantar Mantar, which has been the chosen site by farmers to stage protests against the three farm reform laws.
- Jul 19, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Party MPs would be moving adjournment motions in Lok Sabha to demand a discussion on these issues, party leaders said ahead of the commencement of the Monsoon session from Monday.
- Jul 06, 2021 06:49 PM IST
In this photo essay we explore Mumbai’s lesser-known urban farmers – from the natives of Aarey to the migrant farmers working on the city’s railway farms and, most recently, the women sanitation workers who’ve turned to farming in suburban housing societies.
- May 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST
Rice output in the world’s biggest exporter and the second largest producer is estimated at a record 121.46 million tonnes compared to a forecast of 120.32 million tonnes in February.
- May 17, 2021 08:03 AM IST
Punjab Mandi Board Chairman Lal Singh said this step will pave the way for ensuring real-time access to authentic digital sale receipt of their agriculture produce.
- Apr 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST
He said for the talks to resume, the government should invite the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body representing the protestors who are camping at the three border points of Delhi at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 2020.
- Mar 28, 2021 09:20 PM IST
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a joint front of farmer unions, also said that it will observe "FCI Bachao Diwas" on April 5, adding that offices of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be gheraoed from 11 am to 5 pm across the country.
- Mar 28, 2021 01:00 PM IST
In an interview to PTI, Chand further said the blanket ban on genetically modified crops is not the right approach.
- Mar 21, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi was addressing a function in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur to disburse cash benefit to farmers and cattle-rearers under the two schemes of the state government through a recorded video-message in Hindi.
- Mar 07, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Some pass their time chit-chatting about the ongoing protests, others while smoking bidis or cigarettes, but all of them sound worried about loads of sugarcane drying under a scorching sun, while Punjabi and Haryanvi songs continue to blare out loudly, either from their mobiles or small speakers fitted in their vehicles.
- Mar 07, 2021 10:12 AM IST
The farmers are demanding a complete withdrawal of the three farm laws and the agitation will continue till the government meets our demands, Tikiat said on Saturday.
- Mar 06, 2021 11:43 AM IST
Farmers young and old headed in cars, trucks and tractors to the highway for a five-hour roadblock to oppose three farm laws enacted in September 2020 they say hurt them by opening up the agriculture sector to private players.
- Feb 28, 2021 08:08 AM IST
"The reward to the farm sector for growing at 3.9% in a recession year is to treat the protesting farmers as if they were enemies of the state," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.
- Feb 22, 2021 08:34 AM IST
Observing that an early resolution to the problem was critical to the safety of Punjab, witnessing a surge in smuggling of weapons into the state from across the border during the past 5-6 months, he asserted that he and his government continue to stand with farmers on the issue.
- Feb 21, 2021 11:17 PM IST
The 'Pagdi Sambhal Diwas' will be celebrated on February 23. This day will be celebrated in memory of Chacha Ajit Singh and Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said.
- Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST
"The farmers are voters. So are migrant workers, MSMEs, the unemployed and the very poor families. When it is their turn, they will vote against the BJP like the Punjab voters.
- Feb 11, 2021 06:07 PM IST
After refusing to implement the PM Kisan scheme for a year, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last month agreed to roll out the cash benefits of Rs 6,000 per year in the state.
- Feb 11, 2021 03:13 PM IST
A day ahead of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's visit to Rajasthan to raise the voice of the farmers against the farm laws, he said that the Centre should withdraw the laws and after thorough consultation with farmers and states, come up with a new set of legislations which the tillers would themselves want and is not something that is forced upon them.
- Feb 09, 2021 11:06 PM IST
Abdullah also asserted that Lord Ram belongs to the whole world. "Ram belongs to all of us. The way Muslims have held on to the Quran, the Quran is not just ours," he said.
- Feb 07, 2021 08:14 AM IST
During a speech to supporters at the Ghazipur protest site, Tikait reached out to the farming community, many of whom especially in the Delhi-NCR region have been upset over the National Green Tribunal's ban on diesel vehicles, including tractors, that are over 10 years old.
- Feb 05, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament, BJP member Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe said the government is committed to the welfare of farmers and has taken a slew of steps in the last six years in that direction.
- Feb 05, 2021 07:35 AM IST
Slamming the government for erecting multi-layered barricades, concertina wires with iron nails studded on roads, Pawar said this did not happen even during the British rule.
- Feb 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST
This is in the wake of her tweets supporting the ongoing farmers' protests at the Delhi borders.