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Saturday, December 14, 2019



Maharashtra: Nearly 1 crore farmers hit by rain, Governor calls urgent meeting

November 15, 2019 7:21 am

In August, ahead of the state elections, then Fadnavis-led government had decided not to follow the Centre’s norms for crop losses suffered on account of floods in western Maharashtra, pegging the overall crop loss at Rs 2,088 crore. But the Centre is yet to announce the compensation from its side.

Explained: Will compensation for not burning stubble at fag end of harvesting season benefit farmers?

November 09, 2019 6:00 pm

The farm experts, farmer organisations and the farmers have welcomed the decision. Most had been demanding cash incentive for a long time to manage paddy stubble instead of burning it.

Agriculture urgently needs higher resource allocation, policy support

November 08, 2019 11:16 am

Ignoring the medium and long-term needs of agriculture can prove to be very expensive in a land and water-deficit regime.

Ethanol policy for millers — farmers left high and dry

October 10, 2019 10:08 am

More than 90 per cent of the cane returns are spent by farmers. as cultivation cost and for repayment of crop loans. So how would these farmers survive for a year or more without receiving their entire produce amount by a sugar mill?

Bank of Baroda launches app for farmers across country

September 22, 2019 3:33 am

The app, which would help farmers by providing vital information to help them make the right decisions right from sowing to harvest is the first of its kinds launched by a public sector bank, bank officials said.

MahaFPC to commence Price Support Scheme operations from September 15

September 12, 2019 8:33 am

94 FPCs from Vidarbha, Marathwada to participate in first-phase procurement.

PM crop loan insurance scheme: Pune farmers call off protest after minister's assurance to take up matters on August 7

August 04, 2019 11:40 am

The farmers have asked for a relook into the crop cutting experiments and demanded that these be made more transparent. They have also demanded a state-level insurance scheme in Maharashtra.

Kumaraswamy's parting gift: One-time debt waiver for poor, small farmers

July 25, 2019 8:34 pm

On Wednesday, caretaker Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had announced his parting gift ‘Karnataka Debt Relief Bill’, a day after losing the trust vote in the state assembly.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena to protest non-payment of farmers’ claims by insurance companies

July 12, 2019 2:02 pm

The march will be held in Mumbai next week. “The farm loan waiver and crop insurance are good schemes. Despite a change in government, the implementing authorities are the same,” said Uddhav, addressing the media at the Sena headquarters in Dadar.

Agriculture department to farmers: Grow maize at your own risk

June 27, 2019 5:59 am

In an advisory uploaded on its website, the department has asked maize growers to be careful about sowing the crop, given the large-scale destruction the pest caused in the previous season.


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?

January 31, 2019 7:30 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

November 29, 2018 11:22 am

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

November 21, 2018 1:52 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

November 20, 2018 11:37 am

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.