In 51 talukas that received less than 250 mm rainfall during last year’s monsoon, the state government had promised to give a relief of Rs 6,800 per hectare. This one-time relief is being given to all farmers irrespective of whether they suffered crop loss
While farmers in and around Sanand agitated for release of Narmada water for one more cycle of irrigation for their wheat and bajra crops, their counterparts in Bhavnagar also held a similar agitation.
Procurement of groundnut is due to begin next week in the shadow of the irregularities that marred the procurement process last season. The Indian Express tracks the amendments made by the government to avoid a repeat.
A resolution stressed that the government should implement all existing laws for the protection of farm community including the Land Acquisition Act (2013), the land reform laws, Forest Rights Act, MGNREGS and the Environmental Protection Act.