January 17, 2019 7:05 am
Demonetisation, coupled with daily limits on cash transactions and fear of being tracked by revenue authorities post the Goods and Services Tax regime, have made traders less inclined to purchasing and stocking up produce during the harvest season.
January 15, 2019 10:23 am
As there are 21.6 crore small and marginal farmers — most of whom are not in a position to repay the loan or put collateral — such a scheme is the only way to support their fund requirements, apart from ensuring market prices for their produce.
June 11, 2018 7:09 am
An efficient and sustainable solution for better prices really lies in ‘getting the markets right’ by overhauling the agri-marketing infrastructure and its associated laws.
June 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Farmers from Punjab said that they are being allegedly hit in the stomach by farmer unions for no reason even though they never forced any farmer to supply them milk.
June 05, 2018 4:42 am
The strike is being coordinated by the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh that has vowed to keep the movement grass-root based and apolitical.
June 02, 2018 7:59 pm
The farmer organisations have been demanding minimum income guarantee scheme, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and waiver of farmers' debt.
May 29, 2018 10:07 am
The farmers’ demands include proper implementation of the M S Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations as well as a complete loan waiver.
March 20, 2018 8:02 pm
It started as a face-off between the state and the farmer. And remained so. With the urban dweller rallying behind the farmer.
March 13, 2018 6:05 am
“Our youth volunteers have been here since 7 am distributing tea, biscuits, vada pav and water to the protesters. We have partnered with JJ Hospital and St George Hospital and we have transport services on stand-by,” said Pandurang Sakpal, presdient, Shiv Sena South.
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.