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Sculpting a legend: A farmer in Punjab pays tribute to Swaminathan through artwork

This farmer-cum-sculptor from Ghal Kalan village in Punjab’s Moga district, who has neither seen nor met the living legend, has made awareness about “Dr Swaminathan saab” and his report into some kind of a life mission.

Swaraj is the kisan’s birthright and he should have it

Agrarian crisis is an opportunity, for the government that assumes office after elections, to enact a law giving farmers the right to sell any quantity of their produce to anybody, anywhere and at any time.


We must do something, says man behind Photographers for Farmers

Sudharak Olwe invites all photographers to document the farmers' march on 29th-30th November or of any farmer and upload them using #PhotographerForFarmers on different social media platforms.

Rally stopped at Delhi border, Govt assures farmers on MSP, insurance

Trouble began when farmers from several states, including poll-bound Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, were stopped by police from completing the final leg of a ten-day Kisan Kranti Yatra by crossing the Uttar Pradesh border into Delhi.

Mahendra Singh Tikait's son leads farmers’ march to Delhi against ‘govt apathy’

The agitators’ list of demands include unconditional loan waiver for farmers. They also said that the government has failed to implement the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.

Commissions Of Inaction

National commissions are white elephants: Expensive and ineffective.


Farmers' agitation: Stir enters second day, vegetable prices surge over dwindling supplies

The farmer organisations have been demanding minimum income guarantee scheme, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and waiver of farmers' debt.

Farmers to protest in Delhi: Demand implementation of Swaminathan Commission, freedom from debt

According to the AIKSCC "steady rise in input costs, like fuel, pesticides and fertilisers and even water, and slashing of subsidies by the government" are some of the key factors behind cost versus income imbalance presently been faced by the farmers.

Rajasthan farmers' protest: Third round of talks with government on Thursday

Farmers are demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan Committee's recommendations and crop loan waiver.

Farmer suicides won’t stop unless debt is taken up as an individual issue: Dr Sardara Singh Johal

“I am personally against the loan waiver but still if farmers are to be relieved, debt should be dealt with as an individual issue instead of across the board of all the farmers," well-known economist Dr Sardara Singh Johal said.