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Friday, June 05, 2020



End of a monopoly

May 20, 2020 12:49 am

Initiative for APMC reforms should have come from states. But it is welcome that Centre is now taking the lead.

Freeing up the farmer: Govt to ease curbs on trade, open up markets

May 16, 2020 5:08 pm

Third tranche of COVID-19 economic package: Not only can farmers sell to anyone and anywhere, but traders and processors, too, will be able to freely buy, stock and move any quantity of agri-produce within the country.

Pune: Farmers to be given fuel at farm gates, own villages

May 11, 2020 9:00 pm

ZP CEO Ayush Prasad on Sunday said the project is aimed at ensuring that farmers do not have to run around during this critical time in search of fuel.

The unsung corona warriors

April 24, 2020 2:52 pm

Despite odds and amid crises, farmers deliver produce. Today, farmers need government

Farmers in Gujarat sow 35 per cent more summer crops

April 15, 2020 10:38 pm

According to the state agriculture department, over 8.91 lakh hectares were sown as of April 13, 2020. This is not only more than the 6.62 lakh hectares sown in 2019, but also more than the three-year average sowing of 7.58 lakh hectares during this time of the year.

Gujarat: Farmers sowed summer crop in 35 percent more area than 2019

April 15, 2020 9:50 pm

According to the state agriculture department, summer crop has been sown in over 8.91 lakh hectares, as on April 13, 2020.

For farmers on Yamuna floodplains, city markets are so near yet so far

April 04, 2020 1:25 am

The impact of the 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has reverberated through the floodplains, home to several hundred families who mostly grow vegetables for local markets in East Delhi.

Stimulus is less than what it appears to be, govt must do more for farmers

March 28, 2020 11:13 am

Farmers have wholeheartedly voted for the PM twice; it is the time he reciprocated the feelings and returned the favour. Every season has an end for a harvest to begin.

Bayer partners with Agribazaar to provide solutions to smallholder farmers

March 05, 2020 4:56 pm

"With Agribazaar, we aim to enhance our reach to smallholder farmers and offer personalized solutions, enabling them to achieve better harvests more sustainably,” Bayer's Crop Science division in India CEO Simon Wiebusch said.

Over 5 crore farmers yet to get 3rd instalment of PM-Kisan scheme: Govt data

February 05, 2020 3:56 pm

The total amount of the scheme, which came into effect on December 1, 2018, is to be paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months.


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.