Moneycontrol PRO
indian farmers
Jump to
46 Results Found
  • Govt says no proposal under consideration to waive farmer loans Aug 02, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Govt says no proposal under consideration to waive farmer loans

    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'.

  • PM Modi says farm sector needs post-harvest revolution; govt impetus on scientific ecosystem Jul 12, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    PM Modi says farm sector needs post-harvest revolution; govt impetus on scientific ecosystem

    PM Modi said the hardworking farmers have made record production of commodities despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Analysis: Why higher MSP alone won’t assure higher output of pulses and oilseed Jun 14, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Analysis: Why higher MSP alone won’t assure higher output of pulses and oilseed

    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.

  • Amid COVID chaos and protests, India's farmers eye record wheat crop Apr 29, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Amid COVID chaos and protests, India's farmers eye record wheat crop

    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.

  • Farmers protest | Talks between Indian farmers, government reach stalemate Jan 23, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Farmers protest | Talks between Indian farmers, government reach stalemate

    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.

  • Talks between government and farmers failed again, protest against new farm bills to continue Jan 05, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    Talks between government and farmers failed again, protest against new farm bills to continue

    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.

  • India's fabled farmers fear what the new law may reap Dec 25, 2020 05:27 PM IST

    India's fabled farmers fear what the new law may reap

    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.

  • Huge support to farm reforms from most agrarian states, shows News 18 Network Survey Dec 21, 2020 04:11 PM IST

    Huge support to farm reforms from most agrarian states, shows News 18 Network Survey

    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.

  • Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna seeks peaceful and fair solution to farmers' issue Dec 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna seeks peaceful and fair solution to farmers' issue

    Ro Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.

  • Ready for talks with government, but will first discuss repealing agri laws: Farmer leaders Dec 12, 2020 07:23 PM IST

    Ready for talks with government, but will first discuss repealing agri laws: Farmer leaders

    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.

  • Why are Indian farmers protesting, and what can PM Modi do? Dec 12, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Why are Indian farmers protesting, and what can PM Modi do?

    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.

  • Farmers' protest | No breakthrough in Centre's talks with farmers, next round of talks on December 3 Dec 01, 2020 10:07 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | No breakthrough in Centre's talks with farmers, next round of talks on December 3

    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.

  • Chalo Dilli | Farmers clash with police on their way to Delhi, brave water cannons, tear gas shells Nov 27, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Chalo Dilli | Farmers clash with police on their way to Delhi, brave water cannons, tear gas shells

    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

  • 'Dilli Chalo' protest: Farmers from Punjab, Haryana gather to march to national capital against farm laws Nov 25, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    'Dilli Chalo' protest: Farmers from Punjab, Haryana gather to march to national capital against farm laws

    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.

  • Farmers in Punjab, Haryana block roads as part of nationwide protest against farm laws Nov 05, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    Farmers in Punjab, Haryana block roads as part of nationwide protest against farm laws

    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.

  • Punjab to bring legislation against Centre's farm laws; special assembly session on October 19 Oct 14, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Punjab to bring legislation against Centre's farm laws; special assembly session on October 19

    A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

  • Govt ensured higher crop procurement during COVID-19 pandemic: Jitendra Singh Oct 07, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    Govt ensured higher crop procurement during COVID-19 pandemic: Jitendra Singh

    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.

  • Farm bills can fetch higher prices than MSP, says Ashok Dalwai Oct 06, 2020 12:09 PM IST

    Farm bills can fetch higher prices than MSP, says Ashok Dalwai

    Time has come to explore India as one single market, says chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income.

  • Farm bills: Farmers in Punjab block rail tracks for indefinite period Oct 01, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    Farm bills: Farmers in Punjab block rail tracks for indefinite period

    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.

  • The farm reforms are an attempt to integrate agriculture with Indian capitalism Oct 01, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    The farm reforms are an attempt to integrate agriculture with Indian capitalism

    In the context of farm reforms, we could learn from the Chinese experience, where contract farming has flourished

  • PM-KISAN scheme: PM Modi releases Rs 17,000 crore to bank accounts of 8.5 crore farmers Aug 09, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    PM-KISAN scheme: PM Modi releases Rs 17,000 crore to bank accounts of 8.5 crore farmers

    The PM said the scheme has been successful in its objective to provide financial support to farmers without any involvement of middlemen.

  • Banks sanctions about Rs 90,000 crore concessional credit to 1.1 crore Kisan Credit Card holders Jul 27, 2020 08:21 PM IST

    Banks sanctions about Rs 90,000 crore concessional credit to 1.1 crore Kisan Credit Card holders

    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.

  • Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over farmer's suicide, says BJP mum on payment of sugarcane dues Jun 05, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over farmer's suicide, says BJP mum on payment of sugarcane dues

    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.

  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies 9 vulnerable districts Jun 02, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies 9 vulnerable districts

    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.

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, seeks waiver of power bills of farmers May 13, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, seeks waiver of power bills of farmers

    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.

Sections
ISO 27001 - BSI Assurance Mark