January 19, 2021 10:53 am
With the farmers’ protest raging on the borders of Delhi, members of the Sanghatana, along with representatives of some other farmers’ unions, met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar last month to express support for the three farm laws.
December 23, 2020 12:23 pm
While the Sanghatana has supported the farm laws, it has also demanded that the ban on the export of onions be removed forthwith — and has threatened to pelt BJP MPs with onion bulbs if the central government did not accede to the demand.
December 16, 2020 7:25 pm
Given its DNA of open market, it is no wonder that the Shetkari Sanghatana was one of the first ones to come out in open support when the farm reforms were announced by the central government.
September 30, 2020 10:56 am
The union has been critical of the ongoing protests and claimed that they were fueled by traders and commission agents who felt threatened by the Bills.
November 15, 2019 3:59 am
The move by the farmers’ union, formed by legendary farmers’ leader Sharad Joshi, came after Sitharaman had earlier this week urged state governments to scrap APMCs and get more and more trade to the eNam platform.
December 16, 2015 4:14 am
The founder of Shetkari Sanghatana, Joshi breathed his last on Saturday in Pune.
July 06, 2012 5:47 am
More than 500 farmers who had come to Pune to participate in a rally organised by Shetkari Sanghatana were arrested by the police.
July 06, 2012 1:56 am
They were demanding payment of dues,cops say they did not have permission for rally
September 05, 2011 3:26 am
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana,which has been demanding a higher first advance of cane payment,announced an Aasud Morcha (Whip March) on September 19 in protest against the governments decision of fixing Rs 1,450 per tonne as the FRP for 2011-12 crushing season.
March 04, 2011 2:25 am
Shetkari Sanghatana founder-president Sharad Joshi has said that Keralas fears on pesticide Endosulfan is baseless and a ban on its use will mean fewer farmers going for cultivation of pulses.