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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.