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Gujarat: Farmers unhappy, but their vote could go either way

“We must do something. See, how prices of groundnut, cotton, and onion we produce have gone down,” a 45-year-old sharecropper says, adding that the market price of onions, “around Rs 250 per quintal may not even cover my transportation expense”.

Bitter party

Cane payment arrears could hurt the BJP’s prospects in Maharashtra as much as in Uttar Pradesh.

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Farm mechanisation: When the field is level

Custom hiring has made it possible for small landholders to avail benefits of precision agriculture.

Bonus for wheat could become major election campaign issue in Madhya Pradesh

Congress government claims Centre not allowing payment of extra price to farmers.

PM Modi ignored Maharashtra farmer-drought issues; rally a flop: Congress

"He (Modi) again gave the slogan of Hindutva. He did not touch upon issues which matter. He spoke as if opposition parties are in power," Maharashtra Congress general secretary Sachin Sawant said.

Swaraj is the kisan’s birthright and he should have it

Agrarian crisis is an opportunity, for the government that assumes office after elections, to enact a law giving farmers the right to sell any quantity of their produce to anybody, anywhere and at any time.

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PM Modi waived Rs 3.5-L crore of industrialists, didn’t waive a single rupee of farmers: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress president, at the rally, said that the “PM is right when he says he has worked a lot” for the country in last five years. “Indeed, he has worked a lot, but only for the rich. The Chowkidaar is always at service of the rich and the mighty,” Rahul Gandhi said.

From plate to plough: No achhe din for the farmer

When it comes to agriculture growth, the NDA government compares poorly with its immediate predecessor. The next government must initiate structural reforms, set realistic targets

Farm income growth slumps to a 14-year-low in Oct-December 2018

Since for the farmer, it is not mere output but income (output multiplied by price) that matters, growth in nominal agricultural GVA being at low single-digits isn’t good news. Nor would it be so for any ruling party ahead of elections.

Maharashtra: Drought and low prices worry gram growers in Marathwada

The state has reported 13.13 lakh hectare of chana acreage as compared to 19.77 lakh hectare last year. The acreage had come down this year due to moisture stress from the drought.

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

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.

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