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Tuesday, May 24, 2022



Punjab farmers at border, again — now against AAP govt

May 18, 2022 10:18 am

In an ultimatum to the Punjab government, farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said if Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann does not hold a meeting with the protesters by Wednesday to redress their grievances, they will move towards Chandigarh breaking barricades.

Breach in Sirhind feeder, twice in five weeks, leaves farmers reeling

May 10, 2022 12:04 pm

Villagers not only fear flooding, but also water scarcity during peak cotton sowing period. Farmers also complained that the breach has happened twice in around five weeks.

North Gujarat farmers to get Narmada water for 10 days

April 15, 2022 3:11 am

The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. (SSNNL), in a press statement late on Thursday, said that Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has instructed to provide 1,500 cusecs water for 10 days in North Gujarat from April 15.

Can govt increase farmers’ income in light of wheat demand in international market?

April 04, 2022 10:17 am

Experts said that at Mundra and Kandla Ports also the wheat was being exported at the rate of 24,000 to 25,000 per tonnes (2,400 to 2,500 per tonnes) till a week ago.

‘Provide power for farmers during daytime’: Congress MLAs walk out

March 16, 2022 4:28 am

The government in response to a question raised by Congress MLA Niranjan Patel said the state had a power generation capacity of 36,384 Megawatt (MW), as on December 31, 2021 and 3,266 MW capacity was created in the past two years.

Karnataka to tweak land-grab law ‘to help farmers’, conservationists cry foul

March 09, 2022 8:37 pm

As former chief ministers Siddaramaiah of the Congress and BS Yediyurappa of the BJP joined the chorus against the forest department, a senior official questioned the need for having a forest department in the state.

Karnataka: Govt yet to decide on loan waiver demand by families of farmers who died of Covid-19

March 09, 2022 4:43 pm

MLC Muniraju raised concerns over the government's ignorance and said that the surviving family is in fear of getting blacklisted by the co-operative banks.

Gujarat govt starts distributing smartphone subsidy to farmers

February 23, 2022 7:21 pm

Under the Gujarat government's scheme, 40 per cent of the cost of the smartphones or up to a maximum of Rs 6,000 will be borne by the state government for the purchase of smartphones that cost up to Rs 15,000.

Maharashtra allows payment of FRP in two instalments

February 22, 2022 8:36 am

Farmers claim that the move will see cane farmers being pushed into penury.

Paris Mohan Kumar's artworks are a wakeup call towards atrocities against women, nature, tribals

February 11, 2022 12:02 pm

Kumar, who was honoured by UNESCO in 1988 as one of the 40 greatest artists in the world, addresses the miserable conditions of poverty, disease and violence faced by tribal communities through his paintings


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.