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  • Low increase in MSPs could pose risk to rural demand Sep 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Low increase in MSPs could pose risk to rural demand

    The government’s desire to control inflation and limit its subsidy outgo is understandable, but this will also limit growth in agricultural income

  • Farmers' Protest | Narendra Tomar appeals to farmers to end stir, protests held at several places Jun 26, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Narendra Tomar appeals to farmers to end stir, protests held at several places

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22. Here're the details Jun 09, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Cabinet approves MSP for Kharif crops for marketing season 2021-22. Here're the details

    According to the government, this differential renumeration was made with the intention to increase crop diversification.

  • Opposition parties back farmers' countrywide protest on May 26, urge Centre to resume talks May 23, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Opposition parties back farmers' countrywide protest on May 26, urge Centre to resume talks

    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.

  • Supreme Court appointed panel on farm laws submits report Mar 31, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Supreme Court appointed panel on farm laws submits report

    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.

  • Punjab CM opposes DBT for farmers, writes to PM Modi seeking deferment of scheme by 1 year Mar 24, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Punjab CM opposes DBT for farmers, writes to PM Modi seeking deferment of scheme by 1 year

    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.

  • Role of private sector vital, wealth creators create jobs, says PM Narendra Modi defending farm laws Feb 10, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Role of private sector vital, wealth creators create jobs, says PM Narendra Modi defending farm laws

    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.

  • Paddy procurement at MSP up 18% at 614 lakh tonnes valuing nearly Rs 1.16 lakh crore Feb 06, 2021 09:55 PM IST

    Paddy procurement at MSP up 18% at 614 lakh tonnes valuing nearly Rs 1.16 lakh crore

    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.

  • Budget Session: Jyotiraditya, Digvijaya spoke one after another in RS, house bursts into laughter Feb 04, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    Budget Session: Jyotiraditya, Digvijaya spoke one after another in RS, house bursts into laughter

    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

  • Government asks Twitter to ‘withhold’ accounts for hateful tweets on farmers' protest Feb 01, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Government asks Twitter to ‘withhold’ accounts for hateful tweets on farmers' protest

    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

  • Budget 2021 | Centre committed to double income of farmers, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 01, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Centre committed to double income of farmers, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    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).

  • Important to respect peaceful protests, non-violence: UN chief's spokesman on farmers' stir Jan 27, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Important to respect peaceful protests, non-violence: UN chief's spokesman on farmers' stir

    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.

  • MSP of copra raised by up to 55% over production cost, move to benefit farmers of 12 coastal states, says government Jan 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    MSP of copra raised by up to 55% over production cost, move to benefit farmers of 12 coastal states, says government

    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.

  • Protesting farmers and a resolute government: Where will the twain meet? Jan 27, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    Protesting farmers and a resolute government: Where will the twain meet?

    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

  • Day after Red Fort violence, rumblings in Delhi, security heightened, roads choked Jan 27, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Day after Red Fort violence, rumblings in Delhi, security heightened, roads choked

    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.

  • Implement farm laws without delay and investigate those behind Republic Day violence Jan 27, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Implement farm laws without delay and investigate those behind Republic Day violence

    Parliamentary democracy cannot be held hostage by violent interest groups working to protect their oppressive social and political power at expense of the masses

  • Meet Deep Sidhu, Punjabi actor-turned-activist accused of instigating farmers at Red Fort on Republic Day Jan 27, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Meet Deep Sidhu, Punjabi actor-turned-activist accused of instigating farmers at Red Fort on Republic Day

    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'

  • Farmers' protest | 11th round of talks inconclusive; suspension is the last offer, says Centre Jan 22, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Farmers' protest | 11th round of talks inconclusive; suspension is the last offer, says Centre

    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.

  • Farmers' Protest | Centre, farmers to hold round 11 of talks on farm laws today Jan 22, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Centre, farmers to hold round 11 of talks on farm laws today

    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

  • Farmer's Protest | Agitation caused Rs 50,000 Cr business loss in Delhi-NCR : Traders' Body Jan 21, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Farmer's Protest | Agitation caused Rs 50,000 Cr business loss in Delhi-NCR : Traders' Body

    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.

  • Farmers' Protest: Centre offers to suspend farm laws implementation for up to 1.5 years ; next meeting on January 22 Jan 20, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Centre offers to suspend farm laws implementation for up to 1.5 years ; next meeting on January 22

    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.

  • Farmers' Protest | SC says proposed tractor rally on January 26 a police matter, not for court to decide Jan 20, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | SC says proposed tractor rally on January 26 a police matter, not for court to decide

    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.

  • Farmer's Protest: 10th round of talks today; Centre puts ball in farmer union’s court Jan 20, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    Farmer's Protest: 10th round of talks today; Centre puts ball in farmer union’s court

    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

  • Farmers' Protest: Stalemate continues; Centre offers amendments, unions adamant on repeal of farm laws Jan 15, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Stalemate continues; Centre offers amendments, unions adamant on repeal of farm laws

    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.

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