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To tide over agrarian distress, tribals diversify, sow organic brown rice, Jasmine & mangoes

May 15, 2019 6:01 am

Apart from using the latest agrarian techniques to improve productivity, the group is also using novel marketing techniques to sell their produce.

For all their talk on agriculture, BJP, Congress show they have not learnt from past failures

May 13, 2019 8:15 am

Elections are all about grabbing power. It is only coincidence that every party promises to serve the poor!

Rural distress deepens: Wage growth dips, non-farm jobs hit

March 11, 2019 6:48 am

The last five years, in other words, have seen a slowdown in rural wages even after adjusting for inflation, which has been far lower than during the UPA regime.

Farmers block Amritsar-Delhi rail track, 22 trains cancelled

March 05, 2019 12:21 am

“We asked the government to either accept our demands or send us to jail. They did not respond, so we decided to block rail traffic to push for our demands,” said Satnam Singh Pannu.

Taxed through trade policies, farmers need stable income policy

January 21, 2019 9:25 am

Implicitly taxed through restrictive marketing and trade policies, farmers need a stable income policy.

Two areas govt slipped on were agri distress and pvt sector investments: Rashesh Shah

January 21, 2019 12:53 am

Pointing that there is a sense within the government that agri, small business and urban poor have not done well over the last four years, Rashesh Shah, chairman and CEO, Edelweiss Group told The Indian Express that he expects some announcement on the farm sector soon.

Watch: MP farmer falls at Collector's feet, pleads for installation of transformer in field

December 31, 2018 9:06 pm

The incident took place on December 28. In the video, Collector Anugrah is seen assuring the farmer a redressal of his problems and promises an inquiry into the matter. The transformer was installed later in his village.

From plate to plough: If you want to help farmers

December 24, 2018 5:05 am

Loan waivers are poll bait. What is needed is a structured and stable income support policy.

Farm crisis: BJP set to roll out schemes, not for loan waiver

December 23, 2018 2:05 am

Poll strategists in BJP said farm loan waivers announced by the new Congress-led governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh would lead to a financial crisis and the new state governments would find it difficult to keep their promises.

Out of My Mind: Bankrupt economics

December 23, 2018 12:13 am

Today agriculture is the sick man of the Indian economy. It has become a burden on the public fisc. Drug it with loan waivers and the crisis will recur and deepen.


The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.