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Farm Laws


Explained: MSP and govt panel's task

July 21, 2022 7:04 am

The government has notified a committee tasked with making MSP more effective and transparent, but notification does not mention the legal guarantee demanded by farmers. What is on the panel’s agenda; how will it function?

Buoyed by agri laws stir success, Haryana farmers take up larger role, step up protests

July 17, 2022 2:05 pm

There have been recent cases in Haryana of farmer bodies forming a joint coordination committee at the local level to launch an agitation whenever any issue concerning them crops up.

A flawed report on the farm laws

March 31, 2022 9:05 am

Harinder Happy writes: Supreme Court committee used dubious methodology, selective data to draw conclusions

Felt insulted that the report gathered dust for over a year: Anil Ghanwat

March 22, 2022 7:48 am

On Monday, Anil Ghanwat, part of the three-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to study the now-repealed farm laws, decided to make its report public. In a conversation with Partha Sarathi Biswas of The Indian Express, Ghanwat, who is a member of the Shetkari Sanghtana, said he took the step as the court had failed to act on the report.

Most farmers’ bodies supported the three farm laws, SC-appointed panel’s report reveals

March 22, 2022 5:51 am

The report, a copy of which was sent to The Indian Express, claimed that 61 organisations, comprising 3.3 crore farmers, it interacted with supported the farm laws.

Delhi Police move to withdraw 17 cases against farmers

March 02, 2022 1:39 am

Asthana said the 54 cases were registered by the Delhi Police, and they have filed chargesheet in five cases. Another five cases have been marked as ‘untraced’, while 44 cases are under investigation.

MK Stalin asks Palaniswami to apologise to farmers for supporting farm laws

February 16, 2022 9:29 am

Referring to the Cauvery and Mekedatu issues, Stalin alleged that while in power Palaniswami betrayed farmers of Cauvery delta districts and by supporting the three farms (now repealed) he betrayed the ryots of the entire country.

Member of farm laws' special committee to make report public after Uttar Pradesh elections

January 18, 2022 7:39 am

🔴 Last January, the court had appointed a four-member committee to study the three farm laws and also engage with stakeholders on the same.

Centre hatching 'conspiracy' to bring back farm laws after assembly polls: Congress

December 25, 2021 10:21 pm

The Congress' sharp attack came over Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's remarks at an event on Friday in which, while talking about the agri laws, he said the government moved a "step back" and "will move forward again".

Maharashtra Government withdraws 3 farm Bills

December 24, 2021 12:53 am

Earlier this month, the state cabinet had given a nod to withdraw the three Bills tabled during the monsoon session.


Recap: 18 photos from farmers' protest against Centre's farm laws

November 27, 2021 12:14 pm

The protests against the three central farm laws began on November 25 last year, when thousands of farmers marched towards the national capital demanding a complete repeal of the legislation, as part of a “Dilli Chalo” campaign.

'Black day': Punjab farmers hoist black flag to mark six months of protest against agri laws

May 26, 2021 1:57 pm

Farmers at several places in Punjab put up black flags atop their houses on Wednesday, joining a 'black day' call given by protesting farmer unions to mark six months of their agitation at Delhi borders against the Centre's three contentious farm laws.

Farmers' protest hits milestone 100 days at Delhi's borders

March 06, 2021 2:44 pm

To mark the occasion, the farmers have planned a host of activities over the next few days — from a ‘chakka jam’ to International Women’s Day celebrations.

'Rail Roko': Protesting farmers sit on tracks

February 18, 2021 10:18 pm

Farmers protesting against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws have called for a four-hour nationwide ‘rail roko’ protest between noon and 4 PM on Thursday.

Farmers defy police order, gather for mahapanchayat in UP’s Shamli

February 05, 2021 10:16 pm

The Shamli district administration had denied permission for mahapanchayat in west UP at Bhainswal village on Friday, citing “unruly behaviour by farmers” at the tractor rally in Delhi on Republic Day and “violation of Covid guidelines” by protesters.