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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

agrarian crisis


Better money for farm labourers who shift to non-farm sector, but a higher debt too: Study

July 15, 2020 3:44 pm

On an average, the agricultural labour household borrowed 72.40 per cent of the total debt during 1987–88 from such non-institutional sources, which increased to 89.89 per cent in 2018–19,says the study.

End of a monopoly

May 20, 2020 12:49 am

Initiative for APMC reforms should have come from states. But it is welcome that Centre is now taking the lead.

Maharashtra: High input costs, low returns, throw tomato growers off-balance

May 05, 2020 7:48 pm

Tomato growers of Junnar take their crop during summer months, when prices of vegetable tends to be robust. Thanks to the network of five dams in the taluka, a rabi crop becomes feasible for the growers.

The unsung corona warriors

April 24, 2020 2:52 pm

Despite odds and amid crises, farmers deliver produce. Today, farmers need government

Farmers in Gujarat sow 35 per cent more summer crops

April 15, 2020 10:38 pm

According to the state agriculture department, over 8.91 lakh hectares were sown as of April 13, 2020. This is not only more than the 6.62 lakh hectares sown in 2019, but also more than the three-year average sowing of 7.58 lakh hectares during this time of the year.

Haryana farmers worried about storage, incurring losses

March 27, 2020 2:42 am

Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja on Thursday urged the government to issue detailed guidelines for farmers on "what can they do and what they can’t do during the lockdown period".

Explained: How climate change leads to more violence against women, girls

March 05, 2020 1:19 pm

Rape, domestic violence, forced marriages: A new study shows the effects of climate change are leading to an increase in violence against girls and women in many corners of the world.

Maharashtra: 14,591 farmers committed suicide in in five years, says Minister

March 02, 2020 6:11 pm

"From October 2014 to August 2019, as many as 14,591 farmers have committed suicide, of which 5,430 cases are disqualified for any help, while another 214 cases are pending for enquiry," Vijay Wadettiwar said.

Bumper problem

February 24, 2020 1:45 am

Open-ended procurement of paddy and wheat at MSPs out of sync with market prices is unsustainable.

Yogendra Yadav: Doubtful if even an import ban in view of bumper crop will soothe farmers

February 27, 2020 3:06 pm

The Union Agriculture Ministry estimates that India’s chickpea production for 2019-20 will be at 11.22 million tonnes (mt), a sharp increase from last year’s 9.94 mt and marginally short of 2017-18's record high of 11.38 mt.


Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

April 17, 2019 10:36 am

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.