Aug 02, 2021 03:01 PM IST
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad said the Centre has not implemented any farm loan waiver scheme since 'Agriculture Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme (ADWDRS), 2008'.
- Jul 12, 2021 02:30 PM IST
PM Modi said the hardworking farmers have made record production of commodities despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Jun 14, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Small increases in acreage for pulses and oilseeds are not enough. And measures such as higher MSP to encourage the cultivation of pulses and oilseed have not helped bring down the area under paddy.
- Apr 29, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Indian Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tonnes this year, posing more headaches for a government that some experts say underestimated the strength of rural anger.
- Jan 23, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Farmers say the legislation passed by Parliament in September will lead to the cartelisation and commercialisation of agriculture, make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed and devastate their earnings.
- Jan 05, 2021 06:54 PM IST
With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country's north. The two sides agreed to meet for more talks on January 8.
- Dec 25, 2020 05:27 PM IST
India's fabled farmers, often called “annadatta,” or "providers," have long been seen as the heart and soul of a country where the agriculture industry supports more than half of the people. But farmers have also seen their economic clout diminish over the last three decades. Once accounting for a third of India’s gross domestic product, they now account for only 15 percent of the country’s $2.9 trillion economy.
- Dec 21, 2020 04:11 PM IST
The survey showed that more than majority of the respondents believe farmers can get better prices under the new laws and they were in support of reforms and modernisation of Indian agriculture.
- Dec 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Ro Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.
- Dec 12, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said that thousands of farmers will start their 'Delhi Chalo' march from Rajasthan's Shahjahanpur through the Jaipur-Delhi Highway at 11 am on Sunday.
- Dec 12, 2020 11:32 AM IST
In September, parliament passed three laws that enabled farmers to sell to any buyer they chose, rather than to commission agents at state-controlled markets.
- Dec 01, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The farmers have rejected the government’s offer to set up expert committees to discuss the new farm laws, which deregulate crop pricing, even as Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar appealed for an end to agitation and invited the farmers for further discussions on December 3. Meanwhile, thousands more joined the protests at multiple locations on the outskirts of the capital.
- Nov 27, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Thousands of farmers, protesting against the Centre's agriculture laws, have arrived at Delhi borders. Farmers, who are marching to Delhi from Punjab as part of their "Chalo dilli" protest, braved tear gas shells and water cannons to break through police barricades at several places at the Punjab-Haryana border
- Nov 25, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Thousands of farmers are getting ready to march to Delhi on November 26-27 to put pressure on the Central government to scrap the three controversial farm laws. They remain adamant to march to the national capital despite the Delhi government refusing permission to stage rally citing coronavirus restrictions.
- Nov 05, 2020 02:05 PM IST
The call for the nationwide 'chakka jam’ from 12 noon to 4 pm was given by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee. Protesting farmers owing allegiance to different outfits blocked state and national highways at several places, causing inconvenience to commuters.
- Oct 14, 2020 07:15 PM IST
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
- Oct 07, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Interacting with farmers, panchayat representatives and local activists of peripheral areas of Basohli and Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir, he cited figures to state that despite COVID-19, the procurement of wheat was 15 percent higher than the last year and about 390 lakh tonnes of wheat was procured throughout the country.
- Oct 06, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Time has come to explore India as one single market, says chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income.
- Oct 01, 2020 03:44 PM IST
A total of 31 farmers’ bodies had joined hands to intensify the agitation and they had announced to block rail tracks from October 1 for an indefinite period.
- Oct 01, 2020 08:29 AM IST
In the context of farm reforms, we could learn from the Chinese experience, where contract farming has flourished
- Aug 09, 2020 03:45 PM IST
The PM said the scheme has been successful in its objective to provide financial support to farmers without any involvement of middlemen.
- Jul 27, 2020 08:21 PM IST
As part of the Rs 20.97 lakh crore stimulus package, the government had announced Rs 2 lakh crore of concessional credit through KCC to 2.5 crore farmers, including fishermen and those involved in animal husbandry.
- Jun 05, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The suicide triggered a protest by farmers on Friday who demanded that a case be registered against sugar mill officials for failure to procure sugarcane from farmers.
- Jun 02, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have been put on high alert and the Odisha government is working with the neighbouring states to constantly monitor the movement of locust swarms, agriculture and farmer empowerment special secretary S K Vashist said.
- May 13, 2020 02:17 PM IST
In a letter to the UP chief minister, she also sought a slew of relief measures including waivers on bank loans and power bills of small and medium industries in the state, which are considered the backbone of the economy.