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  • Committee on MSP holds broad discussion on key issues in first meeting but SKM skips Aug 22, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    Committee on MSP holds broad discussion on key issues in first meeting but SKM skips

    The committee, headed by former agriculture secretary Sanjay Agrawal, discussed on ways to ”promote zero budget based farming”, to ”change” crop patterns keeping in mind the changing needs of the country, and to make MSP more ”effective and transparent”.

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha meeting Tuesday on whether to recommend names for Centre's MSP panel Jul 19, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha meeting Tuesday on whether to recommend names for Centre's MSP panel

    The government on Monday formed a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP), eight months after it promised to set up such a panel while withdrawing the three contentious farm laws.

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha meet today to discuss legal guarantee for MSP, Lakhimpur violence Jul 12, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha meet today to discuss legal guarantee for MSP, Lakhimpur violence

    As many as 60 farm bodies are scheduled to take part in the meeting of the umbrella organisation of various farmers' organisations.

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha's nationwide protest against Agnipath on June 24: Rakesh Tikait Jun 20, 2022 05:36 PM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha's nationwide protest against Agnipath on June 24: Rakesh Tikait

    On June 24, farmer activist Rakesh Tikait announced that the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) will stage a statewide demonstration against the Centre's Agnipath military recruitment scheme.

  • People's decision paramount, hope govts work for farmers: Rakesh Tikait Mar 11, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    People's decision paramount, hope govts work for farmers: Rakesh Tikait

    The remark of the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) came late on Thursday after the BJP won majority seats in four states, including Uttar Pradesh, while the Aam Aadmi Party stormed to power in Punjab.

  • Will approach SC, says Rakesh Tikait on bail to Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son in Lakhimpur case Feb 15, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Will approach SC, says Rakesh Tikait on bail to Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son in Lakhimpur case

    Ashish Mishra, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra 'Teni', is a key accused in the case and the Allahabad High Court granted him bail on February 10.

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha to hold meeting on Dec 8 to decide future course of action Dec 07, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha to hold meeting on Dec 8 to decide future course of action

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions, on December 7 said it has replied to the government's proposal seeking an end to its protest demanding clarification on certain points, including on the precondition set for the withdrawal of "fake" cases against farmers.

  • Samyukt Kisan Morcha suspends its November 29 tractor march to Parliament Nov 27, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Samyukt Kisan Morcha suspends its November 29 tractor march to Parliament

    The decision to suspend the march comes two days ahead of the commencement of the Winter Session of Parliament, during which a bill to repeal three central farm laws is slated to be introduced.

  • Farmers will march to Parliament everyday from the start of winter session: Farmers' Union SKM Nov 09, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Farmers will march to Parliament everyday from the start of winter session: Farmers' Union SKM

    SKM has also called upon farmers to observe one year of the protests on Delhi borders on November 26 by assembling in large numbers at the borders and holding state-level protests.

  • Congress asks workers, state unit chiefs to join 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmer unions on September 27 Sep 26, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Congress asks workers, state unit chiefs to join 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmer unions on September 27

    Congress general secretary (organization), K C Venugopal, said the Congress and its workers will extend our full support to the peaceful 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmer unions on Monday.

  • Bank officers' union extends support to 'Bharat Bandh' call by farmers on September 27 Sep 22, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Bank officers' union extends support to 'Bharat Bandh' call by farmers on September 27

    AIBOC requested the government to re-open dialogue with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on their demands and rescind the three contentious farm laws.

  • Farmers' body SKM calls for complete Bharat Bandh on September 27 Sep 05, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Farmers' body SKM calls for complete Bharat Bandh on September 27

    Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the borders of Delhi for the past nine months seeking the repeal of the three contentious farm laws which they apprehend will do away with the MSP system.

  • 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.

  • Farmers' Protest | Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces fresh stir, to observe Sampoorna Kranti Diwas on June 5 Jun 03, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces fresh stir, to observe Sampoorna Kranti Diwas on June 5

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, along with other farmer bodies, has been holding protests since last year against the three agricultural reforms introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre.

  • Farmers to observe June 5 as 'Sampoorna Kranti Divas' by burning copies of farm laws May 29, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Farmers to observe June 5 as 'Sampoorna Kranti Divas' by burning copies of farm laws

    The Centre has been maintaining that the new farm laws will free farmers from middlemen, giving them more options to sell their crops.

  • 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.

  • Samyukta Kisan Morcha to observe May 26 as 'black day' marking 6 months of protest against farm laws May 15, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha to observe May 26 as 'black day' marking 6 months of protest against farm laws

    In a virtual press conference, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal appealed to people to raise black flags at their houses, vehicles and shops on May 26 to protest against the contentious farm legislations.

  • Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws Mar 28, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Farmers celebrate Holika Dahan' by burning copies of Centre's farm laws

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a joint front of farmer unions, also said that it will observe "FCI Bachao Diwas" on April 5, adding that offices of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will be gheraoed from 11 am to 5 pm across the country.

  • Kisan Morcha appeals to citizens of country to make Bharat Bandh successful Mar 24, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    Kisan Morcha appeals to citizens of country to make Bharat Bandh successful

    The SKM has called for a Bharat Bandh on Friday. On March 26, from 6 am to 6 pm, all road and rail transport, markets and other public places will be closed across the country, it said.

  • Farmer unions condemn House panel's demand for implementation of ECAA Mar 21, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    Farmer unions condemn House panel's demand for implementation of ECAA

    The parliamentary panel, which also has members from opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and the AAP, asked the government to implement in "letter and spirit" the ECAA. These parties have been demanding repeal of all three farm laws enacted by the Centre recently.

  • Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir Feb 21, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    Protesting farmers announce series of events from February 23-27 to intensify stir

    The 'Pagdi Sambhal Diwas' will be celebrated on February 23. This day will be celebrated in memory of Chacha Ajit Singh and Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said.

  • Insult to farmers, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha on PM Modi's 'Andolan-jivi' remark Feb 08, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    Insult to farmers, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha on PM Modi's 'Andolan-jivi' remark

    "Farmers would like to remind the PM Modi that it is 'andolans' that have liberated India from colonial rulers and that is why we are proud to be 'Andolan-jivi'.”

  • Farmers Protest | Ready for talks, but won't accept anything less than repeal of farm laws: Protesting unions Feb 06, 2021 10:01 PM IST

    Farmers Protest | Ready for talks, but won't accept anything less than repeal of farm laws: Protesting unions

    The unions, however, made it clear that they would not settle for anything less than the repeal of the three contentious laws.

  • Farmers' stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha acknowledges support of international personalities, says getting stronger day by day Feb 03, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Farmers' stir: Samyukta Kisan Morcha acknowledges support of international personalities, says getting stronger day by day

    The remarks come a day after international pop star Rihanna and young environmental activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of the farmers’ agitation.

  • 'Anti-social elements infiltrated': Samyukta Kisan Morcha after violence at farmers' tractor rally Jan 26, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    'Anti-social elements infiltrated': Samyukta Kisan Morcha after violence at farmers' tractor rally

    "Despite all our efforts, some organisations and individuals have violated the route and indulged in condemnable acts," the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said in its statement.