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Swaminathan Commission


Sainath advocates dedicated parliament session to address farmers’ rights, implementation of Swaminathan panel report

January 31, 2021 12:08 am

Sainath implored people to ask themselves which side of the border they would rather be — one that signifies the elite in the “Delhi sultanate” or the “subaltern” protesting against the three farm laws.

Agriculture Minister targets Oppn, says UPA, in its 10 years, didn't approve Swaminathan recommendations

September 18, 2020 5:42 am

Union Agriculture Minister Narender Singh Tomar said that the Congress-led UPA government allocated Rs 12,000 crore for agriculture ministry, and “now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allocated Rs 1,34,000 crore”.

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

August 15, 2019 4:25 am

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

March 14, 2019 8:00 am

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

November 30, 2018 6:50 am

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

October 03, 2018 9:10 am

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’

September 30, 2018 5:34 am

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

August 08, 2018 12:31 am

National commissions are white elephants: Expensive and ineffective.

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

June 02, 2018 7:59 pm

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

November 18, 2017 4:31 pm

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.