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Farmers bear the burden of deflation

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.

Farmers package in the works: Income support scheme and interest-free loans

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.


From Plate to Plough: Why farmers agitate

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.

Punjab Gaon Bandh protest turns violent, makes milkmen angry

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.

Farmers’ strike: Rift within farmers’ bodies out in open again; some leaders say strike is govt-sponsored

The strike is being coordinated by the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh that has vowed to keep the movement grass-root based and apolitical.

Farmers' agitation: Stir enters second day, vegetable prices surge over dwindling supplies

The farmer organisations have been demanding minimum income guarantee scheme, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and waiver of farmers' debt.


Days before nation-wide farmers’ strike, many state outfits say they will steer clear of it

The farmers’ demands include proper implementation of the M S Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations as well as a complete loan waiver.

Why Mumbai rallied behind the farmers on march

It started as a face-off between the state and the farmer. And remained so. With the urban dweller rallying behind the farmer.

Farmers celebrate win: First time we have something on paper

“The government has looted and exploited our earlier generations and the farm loan waiver is a loot-wapasi. We are getting the first installment of it,” said Ajit Nawale, state general secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha, addressing the people at Azad Maidan.

Farmers' march: Outpouring of local support at Azad Maidan

“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.