Sep 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST
The government’s desire to control inflation and limit its subsidy outgo is understandable, but this will also limit growth in agricultural income
- Jun 26, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 farmer unions protesting at various Delhi border points, claimed that farmers were detained in states like Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana during the protests.
- 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.
- Jun 09, 2021 04:33 PM IST
According to the government, this differential renumeration was made with the intention to increase crop diversification.
- May 23, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called a countrwide protest on May 26 to mark the completion of six months of their agitation against the Centre's farm reform laws.
- Mar 31, 2021 07:26 PM IST
The Supreme Court had on January 11 stayed the implementation of the three laws till further orders and appointed a four-member panel to resolve the impasse. The committee was given two months to study the laws and consult all stakeholders.
- Mar 24, 2021 08:39 PM IST
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) had written to the Punjab government earlier this month seeking land details of cultivators for e-payment of procured crops.
- Feb 10, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Narendra Modi’s remarks are one of the most forceful endorsements by a senior policymaker of the role that businesses can play to distribute wealth and create jobs. Prime Minister also criticises India’s statist bureaucracy for being a drag on growth.
- Feb 06, 2021 09:55 PM IST
The government has procured 614.27 lakh tonnes of paddy up to February 5, up 17.69 per cent from 521.93 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year.
- Feb 04, 2021 12:44 PM IST
The leaders were speaking during the debate on motion of thanks to the President’s Budget session address on January 29 in which the farmers’ protests and related issues found a mention
- Feb 01, 2021 05:27 PM IST
The crackdown, sources said, was done based on orders issued by the Centre asking Twitter to withhold as many as 250 URLs who were running a particular hashtag about farmers' protests
- Feb 01, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Union Budget 2021-22, highlighted the rising government spending for purchasing grains and pulses at support prices, and promised to further strengthen the state-regulated markets, or Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs).
- Jan 27, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor parade, leaving over 300 policemen injured. One person died in the incident.
- Jan 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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.
- Jan 27, 2021 12:56 PM IST
If the government’s strategy is to tire the farmers into returning their homes, it seems to have underestimated the trust deficit between itself and the protesting farmers
- Jan 27, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The protesting farmers have also announced a foot march to Parliament on February 1, when the annual Budget is presented, to press for their demands including a repeal of the three new agriculture laws.
- Jan 27, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Parliamentary democracy cannot be held hostage by violent interest groups working to protect their oppressive social and political power at expense of the masses
- Jan 27, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Despite being shunned by farmers' organisations, Sidhu has been reportedly attempting to take a leadership role in the protest. He appeared at Singhu border a day ahead of the planned tractor march of January 26 and gave a call to hold the tractor march 'inside Delhi'
- Jan 22, 2021 05:33 PM IST
While the government said it had nothing better to offer than staying the implementation of farm laws, farmer union leaders were adamant on their demand of the complete repeal of agri reforms. No dates for a new meeting have been announced.
- Jan 22, 2021 08:33 AM IST
The umbrella body of farm unions on January 21 rejected the government's proposal of putting the implementation of farm laws on hold for 18 months and reiterated that nothing less than repeal of the three farm laws is acceptable to the protesting farmers
- Jan 21, 2021 12:15 PM IST
The body suggested that farmers should now call off the protest after fresh proposal of putting the farm laws implementation in abeyance for nearly 18 months by the Centre.
- Jan 20, 2021 08:16 PM IST
In the tenth round of talks, while farmer union leaders remained firm on their demand of repealing the three laws, the government offered to stay the implementation of laws. The farmers will discuss the proposal and take a call.
- Jan 20, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The farmers, who have been protesting against the three central farm laws, have vowed to take out the rally on January 26. The Delhi police in its application had said that no tractor rally by farmers be allowed on Republic Day as it would malign the nation globally.
- Jan 20, 2021 09:28 AM IST
The ninth round of talks between the two sides ended on January 15 without any breakthrough with the government refusing to repeal the three laws while insisting on a clause-by-clause discussion
- Jan 15, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Friday's meeting between the two sides was held three days after the Supreme Court order putting a stay on the implementation of the three farm laws until further orders and setting up a committee of agri-experts to speak with both sides. The next meeting will be held on January 19.