Jun 10, 2017 04:00 PM IST
Opposition leaders have held a series of meetings to develop a strategy on intensifying their agitation
- Jun 08, 2017 12:40 PM IST
Speaking to reporters here, Naidu also dismissed the Congress' demand that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan step down from his post in view of the deaths of five protesting farmers in police firing.
- Jun 08, 2017 11:49 AM IST
The minister's remarks assume significance as the authorities had been claiming that the police had not fired during protests at Pipliamandi in Mandsaur district in which five farmers were killed two days ago.
- Jun 07, 2017 11:05 PM IST
While the protesting farmers have been demanding a complete loan waiver, state's Women and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis said the government is contemplating a formula wherein it may waive interest on crop loans.
- Jun 07, 2017 02:26 PM IST
The outburst of discontent in India's heartland farming states of Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Maharashtra poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has promised to double farmers' incomes over the next five years.
- Jun 07, 2017 08:30 AM IST
"At a time when farmers in Maharashtra and other parts are agitating for loan waiver and remunerative prices to agri produce, our PM isn't saying anything on the issue," Raja told PTI.
- Jun 04, 2017 03:21 PM IST
Keeping agricultural improvement in mind, the government is granting free fodder to milch animals and fertiliser at subsidised prices, he said at a function at nearby Gobichettipalayam yesterday to distribute welfare measures worth Rs 28 lakh to the public.
- Jun 02, 2017 06:15 PM IST
"I extend my support to farmers' agitation and the cause behind it. It is better if they resort to a peaceful way of protest," social activist Anna Hazare said.
- Jun 02, 2017 05:34 PM IST
On May 30, Modi had taken some time out of his hectic schedule of bilateral talks and meetings in Berlin to meet actor Priyanka Chopra.
- May 31, 2017 08:15 AM IST
MyWell App helps farmers and villagers to know the real-time status of the groundwater-level depth.
- May 25, 2017 07:45 AM IST
"Fadnavis should take the responsibility of solving problems of farmers as his government is going to complete three years," Sule told reporters here.
- May 25, 2017 07:45 AM IST
The Urban Development, Housing Urban Poverty Alleviation & Information and Broadcasting Minister was speaking at the inaugural session of the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) in Kota.
- May 17, 2017 03:33 PM IST
It is also planning to promote Bt cotton variety developed by the government research body ICAR and expects increased area coverage and better output on hopes of good southwest monsoon that has already hit Kerala in advance.
- May 10, 2017 02:26 PM IST
"This year farmers received higher prices, so they are going to raise the area under cotton. We are expecting around a 15 percent increase," said Mekala Chockalingam, chairman of the state-runÂ Cotton Corporation of IndiaÂ (CCI), the biggest cotton buyer in the country.
- May 10, 2017 09:15 AM IST
"Nagpur is an important centre and the government is focussed on this region. The problems of farmers in Vidarbha region will be addressed by the state and Railways together.
- May 09, 2017 01:45 PM IST
NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy had late last month stated that farmers should be liable to pay tax on their incomes at par with other citizens after seasonal fluctuations are adjusted.
- Apr 29, 2017 12:30 PM IST
"80 per cent of rural areas are connected to agriculture and we are talking about doubling farmers' income. How can we talk about taxing farmers income?" Panagariya told reporters on the sidelines of a CII function. He was responding to a question on controversial remark on taxing farm income made by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy.
- Apr 25, 2017 08:35 AM IST
"If these things spreads as is possible. So I think that's a kind of big challenge,” he said in an apparent disagreement of the recent move by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to waive agricultural loans worth Rs 36,000 crore in the state.
- Apr 24, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Paswan's comments follow a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who sought hike in customs duty on tur dal saying farmers are struggling to get even the minimum support price (MSP) because of record output.
- Apr 24, 2017 09:50 AM IST
Tamil Nadu has been insisting that it be given exemption from the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET) for MBBS and BDS courses, with the state Assembly having adopted two bills in this regard.
- Apr 19, 2017 01:16 PM IST
That jump would help push the country's overall sugar production back near consumption levels after a drop expected in the current crop year, ending Sept. 30, in the wake of a strong El Nino weather pattern that prompted severe drought.
- Apr 19, 2017 07:30 AM IST
One of the first acts of the new government in India's most populous state following last month's election triumph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was to keep a promise to provide debt relief to 21.5 million farmers.
- Apr 18, 2017 07:50 AM IST
The opposition Congress and NCP leaders who have launched a state-wide 'Sangharsh Yatra' campaign to press their demand of farm loan waiver addressed a rally at Nampur in Nashik district. NCP leader Ajit Pawar said the farmers were facing hardships due to mounting debt.
- Apr 17, 2017 07:25 AM IST
"Micro-irrigation not only saves water, but experience tells us that it also raises productivity," he said. In the first phase of micro-irrigation, only the required amount of water is given to crops after soil testing. The dose of water is increased in the second phase, he said, answering a question by Madhukar Pawar, a farmer.
- Apr 13, 2017 03:29 PM IST
DMK Working President M K Stalin said he has invited "all political parties" for a meeting on April 16 here to discuss the woes of the farmers. After discussing the farmers' problems and looking into their demands, the governments at the Centre and State will be urged to fulfil their demands, he said in a statement.