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agrarian crisis


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.

Integrated Nutrient Management: Soil health cards for sustainable agriculture

February 20, 2020 1:07 am

Application of fertilisers based on soil testing taken up on a mission mode is creating a quiet revolution.

Bumper again

February 20, 2020 8:00 am

Pulses farmers are set to harvest a record chana crop, but their party could be spoiled by imports.

Being one of India's top pulses exporter, Canada urges govt to pursue consistent farm policies

February 13, 2020 8:01 pm

India's record imports of 6.6 million tonnes of pulses in the 2016/17 fiscal year prompted Canadian and Australian farmers to expand production but New Delhi introduced import curbs the following year, hurting overseas producers.

Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

January 24, 2020 11:33 am

There is an ambiguous provision to levy income tax on “dairying”. Either the provision should be removed or it should be clarified that it does not include dairy farmers. Dairying is a part of agriculture and as per the Constitution, it is a state subject.

Agriculture reforms: a mantra for equitable growth

January 23, 2020 6:00 am

There are many things that the government can do to improve ease of doing business for kisan and industry.


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.