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Ahead of Maharashtra budget: Agri minister moots proposal of zero interest for farmer crop loan up to Rs 3 lakh

February 12, 2021 12:33 am

To avail the new crop loan, farmers have to be free of debt. The zero-interest loan would be extended to farmers who regularly repay crop loans or are non-defaulters.

Farm exports defy overall trend in 2020, see 9.8 per cent growth

February 05, 2021 11:16 am

This is thanks to agricultural production being relatively unaffected by the Covid-19-induced lockdown, and to a steep surge in global commodity prices.

Union Budget 2021-22: Farmer organisations in state disappointed

February 02, 2021 2:42 am

At a time there is widespread unrest among farmers, the Budget failed to address their key concerns, farmers’ organisations and leaders in the state said.

HC denies pre-arrest bail to elderly couple on farmers’ complaint

January 30, 2021 10:10 pm

The accused -- Vijay Kumar and his wife Darshna Rani, have been booked at PS Ahmedgarh, Sangrur, on the complaint of farmers including Baljeet Singh Tiwana and others from village Lassoi.

Police remove protesting farmers in Baghpat in late-night crackdown

January 29, 2021 1:50 am

The protesting farmers were sleeping in their tents around 11 pm on Wednesday when policemen chased them away, uprooted their tents and allegedly threw away their belongings on the road.

Congress, 15 Opposition parties to boycott President's address in Parliament: Ghulam Nabi Azad

January 28, 2021 7:02 pm

The major reason behind this decision is that the Bills (Farm Laws) were passed forcibly in House, without Opposition," said Azad. 

Food Parks — the mega push that did mighty little for crop diversification

January 09, 2021 9:57 am

Envisaged to pull Punjab farmers out of wheat-paddy cycle, the 3 mega food parks are struggling to even reach their optimum capacity with one running into financial trouble and the other functioning with just 33 per cent occupancy.

Tripura to purchase 20,000 MT paddy at MSP to boost farm economy

January 06, 2021 1:24 pm

In May last year, amid COVID-19 lockdown, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had said his government would procure paddy at MSP and work for ensuring better price and marketability to other farmers.

For farmers, agency means choice

January 05, 2021 9:43 pm

Expanding the range of choices available to the farmer on when, where, and at what price to sell, should be part of the ongoing discussions on farm laws.

Maharashtra: As customers stay away due to virus fear, farmers' weekly markets see business dropping

December 26, 2020 11:47 pm

Farmers' weekly markets have been one of the alternate market channels developed by the Maharashtra government to allow fruits and vegetable sellers to sell their produce directly to city consumers.


In parched Maharashtra, farmers and tribals hit the streets again

November 23, 2018 7:25 am

Over 7,000 farmers and tribals from across Maharashtra were marching towards Azad Maidan in Mumbai in protest of various agrarian issues in the state


Budget 2019: What has the Modi government done to solve farmers' problems?

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Ajay Kakra, Director - Food and Agriculture, PWC lists what has been done for farmers by the Modi government so far to solve their problems.

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.

What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

Doubling farmers’ income is government’s political stunt, says Lalu Yadav

February 29, 2016 4:35 pm

Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.

Opposition slams Modi's statements on welfare of farmers

February 28, 2016 4:12 pm

New Delhi/Bhopal, Feb 28 (ANI): Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Kisaan rally’ speech, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Sunday said the Prime Minister is contradicting his statements. Tiwari said that Modi needed to decide what exactly he is and what he wants. The Congress leader stoically pointed out that the PM had said to farmers that they will be taken care of but his own party was enemy of the farmers as last year when they were taking all the farmers land from them without their consent. He further said that the Prime Minister had promised that 50% bonus would be given to farmers, but they have not yet received it. Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav also echoed similar sentiments, saying that the Prime Minister was repeating the same statements he made in the year 2014. He added that there was a whole lot of difference between doing and saying.

Maharashtra Govt. allots 653 acres land to Patanjali trust

February 24, 2016 5:39 am

Nagpur, Feb 24 (ANI): Divulging details about the 653 acres of land allotted by the Maharashtra Government to Patanjali trust, Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna said the company will help the farmers get right value for their harvest. Balkrishna added that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Central minister Nitin Gadkari showed positive reaction and have agreed to help us.

Odisha capable of bringing second green revolution: PM Modi

February 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Bargah (Odisha), Feb 21 (ANI): Addressing the farmers in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Odisha is the only state in India capable to bringing second green revolution. Modi said the state has is rich in natural resources and it can be nation's number one agricultural state. He added that the Centre, state and farmers together can increase the income of farmers in India by two fold by 2022. Modi further urged the farmers to join the 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna' as the scheme can solve all the problems they have been facing from years.

PM Modi should fulfill farmers’ demand: Rahul

February 19, 2016 10:16 am

Amethi (UP), Feb 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he had earlier promised to reduce the pulses price but the rates have increased drastically. He further said he will raise the issue in the Parliament and will fight for farmers. He further demanded that either PM Modi should fulfill his promises or should give Rs. 15 lakh to the farmers. He is in Amethi to meet the farmers.