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  • Develop technologies for farmers, minister tells scientists Nov 23, 2019 08:17 PM IST

    Develop technologies for farmers, minister tells scientists

    Union Minister Kailash Choudhary on November 23 urged scientists to come up with innovative technologies to help farmers

  • Gujarat govt announces Rs 3795 cr package for rain-hit farmers Nov 23, 2019 08:03 PM IST

    Gujarat govt announces Rs 3795 cr package for rain-hit farmers

    The aid will cover 56.35 lakh farmers whose crops were affected between the October 15 and November 20 period.

  • Farmer arrested, 15 others fined in UP's Shamli for stubble burning Nov 21, 2019 09:40 AM IST

    Farmer arrested, 15 others fined in UP's Shamli for stubble burning

    Tara Chand was arrested after he was found burning crop residue in his fields in Margub Garh village under Thanabhawan police station, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sandeep Kumar said.

  • Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi over farmers' distress in Maharashtra Nov 20, 2019 01:59 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi over farmers' distress in Maharashtra

    The meeting at the prime minister's chamber in Parliament comes amid uncertainty over the government formation in the Maharashtra where talks are on between the NCP, the Congress and the Shiv Sena for an alliance.

  • Uttar Pradesh: 16 farmers arrested in Mathura for stubble burning Nov 20, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh: 16 farmers arrested in Mathura for stubble burning

    A total fine of Rs 13.05 lakh is being realized from the guilty farmers through tahsil, District Magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra said.

  • Shiv Sena targets BJP over 'paltry' aid by Guv for rain-hit farmers Nov 18, 2019 12:56 PM IST

    Shiv Sena targets BJP over 'paltry' aid by Guv for rain-hit farmers

    Koshyari had on Saturday granted relief of Rs 8,000 per hectare up to two hectares for agricultural Kharif crops and Rs 18,000 per hectare up to two hectares for horticulture/perennial crops.

  • Maha governor announces financial relief for rain-hit farmers Nov 16, 2019 08:01 PM IST

    Maha governor announces financial relief for rain-hit farmers

    Measures like a complete loan waiver for farmers were reportedly discussed ahead of finalising the draft Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the three parties.

  • Sharad Pawar to apprise Union ministries of Maharashtra farm crisis Nov 15, 2019 05:06 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar to apprise Union ministries of Maharashtra farm crisis

    The former Union Agriculture Minister was addressing a press conference after visiting the farmers affected by unseasonal rains in Vidarbha.

  • Congress-NCP seek appointment with Maha Guv to discuss farm issues Nov 15, 2019 03:45 PM IST

    Congress-NCP seek appointment with Maha Guv to discuss farm issues

    Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan told PTI on Friday that a delegation of the two parties has sought the governor's appointment to discuss the problems being faced by farmers in the wake of untimely rains that hit several parts of the state recently.

  • Devendra Fadnavis meets governor, seeks release of funds for farmers Nov 15, 2019 01:10 PM IST

    Devendra Fadnavis meets governor, seeks release of funds for farmers

    Fadnavis also sought reopening and smooth functioning of the CM Relief Fund through the governor's office to ensure timely help for needy persons as the state was currently under President's rule.

  • Agitation soon if no relief to rain-hit farmers: Kisan Sabha Nov 14, 2019 04:08 PM IST

    Agitation soon if no relief to rain-hit farmers: Kisan Sabha

    It also condemned the detention of Prahar Janshakti Party's newly-elected MLA Bachchu Kadu and several farmers in Mumbai on Thursday while they were taking out a protest march to Raj Bhawan over their various demands, including non- payment of crop insurance and loan waiver.

  • Gujarat announces Rs 700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers Nov 13, 2019 08:17 PM IST

    Gujarat announces Rs 700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers

    Farmers in Gujarat witnessed damage to their crops due to excess rains that lashed the state even after the monsoon season officially ended.

  • The air pollution puzzle – Finding the missing pieces! Nov 13, 2019 10:32 AM IST

    The air pollution puzzle – Finding the missing pieces!

    Much like Bhopal, the ‘Delhi Smog’ is a reflection of a system ill designed to protect the environmental health of its citizens

  • Air Pollution | Where’s the equity while proposing solutions to Delhi’s smog? Nov 07, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Air Pollution | Where’s the equity while proposing solutions to Delhi’s smog?

    There is a socio-politics behind the debates over air pollution and it exposes a prevalent class divide. By vilifying the farmers in Punjab and Haryana, the AAP-led Delhi administration, and to a large extent the mainstream media, has reinforced the idea of environmental classism.

  • Slowing Indian economy spells tough times ahead for the rupee: Poll Nov 07, 2019 08:41 AM IST

    Slowing Indian economy spells tough times ahead for the rupee: Poll

    After falling nearly 9% in 2018, the Indian currency has shed another 4% this year to touch a 2019 trough of 72.40 per dollar on Sept 3. It has since popped up over 2%, along with other emerging market currencies, on hopes of a possible trade deal between the world's two largest economies.

  • Shiv Sena says 'caretaker' CM Fadnavis agrees to Rs 25000 per hectare aid for farmers Nov 06, 2019 03:42 PM IST

    Shiv Sena says 'caretaker' CM Fadnavis agrees to Rs 25000 per hectare aid for farmers

    Amid the tussle over formation of new government in Maharashtra, six Shiv Sena ministers attended a meeting over agrarian crisis in the state, called by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.

  • Shiv Sena ministers attend meet called by Devendra Fadnavis on farmers' woes Nov 06, 2019 02:22 PM IST

    Shiv Sena ministers attend meet called by Devendra Fadnavis on farmers' woes

    Sena ministers present at the meeting, held at the Sahyadri State Guest House in south Mumbai, included Eknath Shinde and Ramdas Kadam, an official said.

  • Shiv Sena says save farmers at any cost, seeks more aid for them Nov 04, 2019 10:02 AM IST

    Shiv Sena says save farmers at any cost, seeks more aid for them

    Farmers in the state need to be saved at any cost, it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', while terming as inadequate the Rs 10,000 crore aid announced by the state government for crop damage due to unseasonal rains.

  • Maharashtra farmers awaiting immediate aid, not new government: Shiv Sena Nov 01, 2019 11:14 AM IST

    Maharashtra farmers awaiting immediate aid, not new government: Shiv Sena

    In an editorial in its mouthpiece "Saamana", the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said farmers who have suffered crop loss should be provided adequate compensationwithout attaching any conditions.

  • Grim Diwali for farmers as post monsoon showers damage crops Oct 28, 2019 01:45 PM IST

    Grim Diwali for farmers as post monsoon showers damage crops

    While the district, located in the perennially parched Marathwada region, got deficient downpour during this year's rainy season, it received excess post monsoon showers in the last one week, a government official said.

  • Policy | Has PM-Kisan belied expectations? Oct 17, 2019 09:44 AM IST

    Policy | Has PM-Kisan belied expectations?

    The government has not shown any serious intent to undertake major reforms in agriculture sector. Till then, it seems unlikely that the central and state governments will be able to discontinue any of the direct income support schemes.

  • Farm cooperatives can play key role in achieving $5 trillion economy: Narendra Singh Tomar Oct 11, 2019 03:50 PM IST

    Farm cooperatives can play key role in achieving $5 trillion economy: Narendra Singh Tomar

    However, the cooperatives need a push to compete in the global market, he said at the inauguration of the first ever three-day India International Cooperatives Trade Fair here.

  • Centre gives farmers direct access to PM-KISAN; move aims to circumvent state opposition: Report Sep 25, 2019 02:23 PM IST

    Centre gives farmers direct access to PM-KISAN; move aims to circumvent state opposition: Report

    The Ministry has notified states that farmers will now be allowed to directly enrol for the scheme by self-declaring landholdings

  • Centre to physically verify PM Kisan beneficiaries to rule out financial discrepancies: Report Aug 30, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    Centre to physically verify PM Kisan beneficiaries to rule out financial discrepancies: Report

    Punjab’s 1.45 million beneficiaries in particular strangely outnumbered the farmers’ population registered in the 2015-16 census by 28 percent

  • PMKMY scheme: CSC aims to enroll 2-crore farmers for Rs 3,000 monthly pension scheme by August 15-- Aug 11, 2019 04:34 PM IST

    PMKMY scheme: CSC aims to enroll 2-crore farmers for Rs 3,000 monthly pension scheme by August 15--

    The PM-KMY was launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the national capital on August 9 which entitles eligible farmers for monthly pension of Rs 3,000 per month.

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