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  • Indian farmers expect to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year May 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Indian farmers expect to harvest record wheat, rice crops this year

    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.

  • Now, farmers can download digital copies of crop sale receipts in Punjab May 17, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Now, farmers can download digital copies of crop sale receipts in Punjab

    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.

  • Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait Apr 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Farmers ready to talk if govt invites, no change in demands: Rakesh Tikait

    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.

  • Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws Mar 28, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws

    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.

  • Target of doubling farm income by 2022 won't be achieved if new agriculture laws aren't implemented: Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand Mar 28, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Target of doubling farm income by 2022 won't be achieved if new agriculture laws aren't implemented: Niti Aayog's Ramesh Chand

    In an interview to PTI, Chand further said the blanket ban on genetically modified crops is not the right approach.

  • Govt wants to snatch farmers' future: Rahul Gandhi on new agri laws Mar 21, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Govt wants to snatch farmers' future: Rahul Gandhi on new agri laws

    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.

  • From farms to mills, it's a long wait for Western UP farmers just to get sugarcane weighed Mar 07, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    From farms to mills, it's a long wait for Western UP farmers just to get sugarcane weighed

    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.

  • Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait Mar 07, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Farmers agitation will continue till three agri laws are withdrawn: Rakesh Tikait

    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.

  • Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest Mar 06, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest

    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.

  • Chidambaram slams govt over its stand on farmers' protest Feb 28, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Chidambaram slams govt over its stand on farmers' protest

    "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.

  • Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh Feb 22, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh

    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.

  • Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir Feb 21, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir

    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.

  • Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab

    "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.

  • 'Will credit Rs 18,000 in your bank accounts if you bring BJP to power,' Home Minister Amit Shah tells Bengal farmers Feb 11, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    'Will credit Rs 18,000 in your bank accounts if you bring BJP to power,' Home Minister Amit Shah tells Bengal farmers

    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.

  • Don't make it prestige issue; repeal farm laws, draft afresh after consulting farmers: Sachin Pilot to Centre Feb 11, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Don't make it prestige issue; repeal farm laws, draft afresh after consulting farmers: Sachin Pilot to Centre

    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.

  • Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes cannot be made: Farooq Abdullah Feb 09, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    Farm laws not religious scriptures that changes cannot be made: Farooq Abdullah

    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.

  • Rakesh Tikait calls on farmers for 'tractor revolution' Feb 07, 2021 08:14 AM IST

    Rakesh Tikait calls on farmers for 'tractor revolution'

    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.

  • BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal Feb 05, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal

    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.

  • Govt insensitive; if farmers leave peaceful path it would lead to major crisis in country: Sharad Pawar Feb 05, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Govt insensitive; if farmers leave peaceful path it would lead to major crisis in country: Sharad Pawar

    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.

  • Delhi police issues clarification on FIR filed against Greta Thunberg, says no one is named Feb 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Delhi police issues clarification on FIR filed against Greta Thunberg, says no one is named

    This is in the wake of her tweets supporting the ongoing farmers' protests at the Delhi borders.

  • Derek O'Brien presses govt to repeal 3 farm laws, offers draft bill to do so Feb 04, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Derek O'Brien presses govt to repeal 3 farm laws, offers draft bill to do so

    Participating in a discussion on the motion of thanks on the president's address in the Rajya Sabha, the Trinamool MP also referred to the death of a farmer during the tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day and said there should be a 'proper inquiry' so the truth could come out.

  • Tractor Rally Violence: Delhi Police files over 25 cases, vows action against farmer leaders if found involved Jan 27, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Tractor Rally Violence: Delhi Police files over 25 cases, vows action against farmer leaders if found involved

    The Delhi Police has named farmer leaders Yogendra Yadav, Rakesh Tikait and Darshan Pal, among others, in the FIRs related to the Republic Day violence.

  • MSP of copra raised by up to 55% over production cost, move to benefit farmers of 12 coastal states, says government Jan 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    MSP of copra raised by up to 55% over production cost, move to benefit farmers of 12 coastal states, says government

    The MSP for milling copra was increased by 52 percent over and above the cost of production to Rs 10,335 from Rs 9,960. The cost of production is 6,800.

  • Rahul Gandhi says violence is not solution, calls for repeal of farm laws in national interest Jan 26, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi says violence is not solution, calls for repeal of farm laws in national interest

    Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to say that if anyone gets hurt the damage will be inflicted to the country, after violence broke out during the tractor parade by protesters against the new farm laws.

  • Farmer dies as tractor overturns, protesters accuse Delhi Police of firing at him Jan 26, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    Farmer dies as tractor overturns, protesters accuse Delhi Police of firing at him

    Chaos erupted in the national capital as protesting farmers deviated from the route which they were assigned by the Delhi Police for the tractor rally.

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