Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

farm crisis


Federal solutions for farm crisis

February 24, 2021 8:43 pm

Centre should draw lessons from the diversity in Indian agriculture and give state governments the space to negotiate reforms in consultation with local farmers

India’s farm crisis is of the middle peasant, not the chhota kisan

February 11, 2021 9:51 am

It is the rural middle class — which experienced a roughly four-decade spell of prosperity from the 1970s and now has its back to the wall — that’s at the forefront of the agitation against the farm reform laws.

‘Marginal farmers on verge of being wiped out from agrarian sector’

April 04, 2019 9:00 am

Citing NSSO data, Professor Sucha Singh Gill said, “66 per cent of farmers in India are marginal farmers and these farmers are the ones who will die first.”

High debt isn't driving Indian farmers to suicide

December 24, 2018 9:26 am

The numbers tell a different story. And, given the detrimental impact on credit discipline, not to mention the hole such waivers are going to blow in state budgets, politicians would be wise to rethink their plans.

Express explains: What is the forest land issue & what farmers were demanding

March 13, 2018 5:53 am

On the Mimimum Support Price as prescribed by the Swaminathan Committee, the government said the Centre has already committed this. Their concerns on water conservation projects and the Nar-Par and Damanganga and Girnar river-linking projects were also taken into account.

Maharashtra to link Aadhaar data with 7/12 extract of farm land

August 15, 2017 4:10 am

The state is now taking the move a step forward and has said Aadhaar cards should be linked with land records.

Farmers in Maharashtra to go on strike from today, say ‘won’t let ministers hoist flags’

August 14, 2017 4:51 am

The agitating group has also questioned the utility and impact of the government’s loan waiver, and stated that it has not helped all farmers in the state.

Waterless in Marathwada: Farm crisis is extra hard on women

March 26, 2016 7:39 am

In Marathwada’s worst-hit districts of Beed, Osmanabad and Latur, households now have an uncompromising priority list of expenses as an economy hit by years of near-total crop failure goes into a tailspin.

No more utility vehicles,tractors turn status symbol,accelerate farm crisis

April 14, 2014 12:08 pm

That Punjab is an agrarian state is a well established fact. But not many know that Punjab is also the most mechanised agrarian state.

Ajit Pawar plays safe

March 27, 2012 12:24 am

Amid slowing growth in the country’s most industrialised state and the prospect of an acute farm crisis,Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented his Budget estimates for the state for 2012-13