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In Haryana's Fatehabad, family facing GM brinjal storm asks, ‘what’s our crime?’

The Sainis, who have grown brinjal on three kanals (less than half-an-acre) of rented land, are at the centre of a brewing storm over the “use of Bt brinjal” or other genetically modified crop in Haryana.

To tide over agrarian distress, tribals diversify, sow organic brown rice, Jasmine & mangoes

Apart from using the latest agrarian techniques to improve productivity, the group is also using novel marketing techniques to sell their produce.


How advancing paddy sowing by a week helps Punjab farmers, and Congress

In the backdrop of the General Election, when the parties are sparing no effort to woo each section of the society, how does Punjab CM’s announcement help the lot of the state’s farmers and affects the ever-depleting water table in the state. The Indian Express attempts to explain.

Saurashtra farmers talk about low prices, drought ahead of voting for Lok Sabha

While he may look disinterested from the world outside his farm, Gajnotar, a sharecropper, is aware that it is time for Lok Sabha election and is eager to cast his vote.

Centre turns down Maharashtra’s plea for Rs 500 crore assistance in fodder crisis

Failure of the monsoons, especially in Nashik and Marathwada, has led to the declaration of drought in 151 talukas of the state. Both rabi and kharif crops have been hit in these areas with water scarcity taking a toll on human and animals alike.

Poll choice: How farmers vote

Caste equations, not crop prices, seem to hold sway when it comes to influencing electoral behaviour.


Gujarat: Radiation plants planned to increase shelf life of potatoes

Experts said that the process would do away with the need for cold storage where the chemical Chlorpropham is used, which is reported to have ill effects on the human body.

Future for kisans through futures

Farmer Producer Organisations have made it possible for even smallholders to avail the benefits of trading in commodity exchanges.

Explained: Why farmers are not cheering Punjab’s fuel price cut

The Indian Express tries to explain as to why the rate cut of Rs five and Re one per liter on petrol and diesel is not as significant as it appears from the outside.

Nashik police denies nod to farmers’ long march

In March last year, around 40,000 farmers had undertaken a march towards Mumbai to stage a protest outside the state Legislature against the government’s response to the distress in the farm sector. The farmers’ “long march” had been called by Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, which is affiliated to the CPI(M).

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In parched Maharashtra, farmers and tribals hit the streets again

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Opinion | Why Are Farmers Protesting Against The Callous Policies Of Their Govts?

As Maharashtra moved to contain an ongoing protest by farmers with a loan waiver, a similar protest in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh took a violent turn Tuesday when at least six farmers were killed and eight others injured in two separate incidents of firing in Mandsaur. Farmers have been seeking better prices for their produce and […]

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

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

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

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

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

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.