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Sunday, January 24, 2021



Who do Delhi’s farmers sell to? FCI, wheat growers differ on answer

January 24, 2021 1:52 am

Farmers from the capital and heads of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) at Narela and Najafgarh, however, denied the FCI's submission.

Maharashtra: Tur prices up, govt procurement to be slack

January 23, 2021 7:47 pm

Lower than expected yields and the decision of small and medium farmers to hold on to their produce have kept the tur prices up

MSP to APMCs: SC panel puts up questions to draw farmers

January 23, 2021 3:12 pm

The Supreme Court had constituted the committee to try break the deadlock between the farmers and the government, while putting the three farm laws on hold.

Explained: The cost of guaranteed MSP

January 23, 2021 9:42 am

Apart from repeal of farm laws, farmers are demanding guaranteed minimum support prices, which have no legal backing. A look at what the implications would be if the govt did provide the guarantee

Before bringing in agri reforms, level the playing field for farmers

January 09, 2021 11:17 am

While the politicians, bureaucrat lackeys, pliant media and their paymasters sit smugly in their starched shirts on the poker table trying to bluff, the farmers have organized for a fight to level the field.

27,535 farmers await payment for groundnut sold to govt at MSP

January 04, 2021 10:47 pm

The largest number of farmers, waiting for their due, are from the Rajkot district. Of the 22,055 farmers who sold groundnut to the government in Rajkot, 9,832 (44%) are yet to get payment.

Talks today, farmers to Govt: Will only discuss repeal, MSP legal guarantee

December 30, 2020 11:23 am

PM Modi appeals against damage to infrastruture, says keep it away from politics.

Protests an Opposition ploy, says PM Modi, signals no yield on demand for repeal

December 26, 2020 8:17 am

“Why do you adopt a dogali (doublespeak) policy? What kind of politics are they doing in which there is no logic, no facts? Make false accusations and spread rumours to scare our farmers. Sometimes, naive farmers get misled by you,” the Prime Minister said.

It is astonishing that farmers are speaking up to protect traders’ interests

December 23, 2020 8:52 am

To think that the farmers have been “misled” as part of a “political conspiracy” is perhaps naïve. Perhaps, the key lies in the way the MSP scheme works in certain states, and the way “big” farmer-trader relationships have worked out in such states.

Current agitation is a reflection of lack of large-scale industrialisation in Punjab

December 21, 2020 8:50 am

Punjab remains an “agricultural” state and, unfortunately, is proud about it. The current agitations should be a wake-up call for Punjab’s policy makers


From Red Fort, PM Narendra Modi promises to double farmers' income by 2022

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

"A lot of people raise doubts about this. But we are firm in our decision. We want to excel in innovation and bring0-in record production of food grains," PM Modi said, talking about blue revolution, fish revolution, sweet revolution in the country.