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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 27, 2012 12:24 am
Amid slowing growth in the countrys most industrialised state and the prospect of an acute farm crisis,Maharashtras Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented his Budget estimates for the state for 2012-13