Centre to give farmers power, seeds subsidy in case rains fail

The government on Friday announced it will offer subsidy on diesel, power and seeds to farmers in case of deficient monsoon affecting crops.

West Bengal govt providing relief to farmers: Minister

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose Monday said the state government has started the process of providing relief to farmers affected due to crop losses.

Bihar govt announces compensation for kin of farmers

The Bihar government Monday said that a compensation of Rs 4 lakh with additional Rs 1 lakh will be given to the kin of farmers who committed suicide in the state over issues like crops loss or failure to repay debt.

No money paid by Centre to UP for farmers: Shivpal

 No money was paid by Union government to provide relief to farmers who had suffered from crop loss due to recent rains and hailstorms in Uttar Pradesh, state cabinet Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday said.

Two dead, crops damaged as rains continue in Tamil Nadu

Two persons have died and crops have been damaged in Cauvery delta areas of Tamil Nadu due to incessant rains hitting several parts of the state for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday.

Akhilesh, Amit Shah in blame game over farmers' relief in UP

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and BJP chief Amit Shah were on Friday locked in a blame game over doling out relief for farmers suffering crop losses in the state.

Issue of women farmers' plight raised in Rajya Sabha

 A BJP member in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday raised the issue of plight of women farmers and demanded setting up of an Agro Commission for them to determine their wages along with a separate agro women bank for them.

Haryana farmers not keeping luster loss crop for consumption

 With untimely rains and hailstorm causing widespread damage to wheat crop, growers in Haryana are not keeping luster loss crop for their own consumption and bringing the same to mandis for sale, which is leading to more than expected arrivals in ongoing procurement season.

Rajnath assures farmers full compensation to crop damage

 Seeking to reassure farmers, government today said it will buy even the inferior quality wheat at support price and also give compensation to those whose crop has been affected upto to two hectres.

Give compensation to farmers as announced: NDMC to Delhi CM

 NDMC has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for immediate release of compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare for farmers of Delhi who have suffered losses due to crop damage caused by unseasonal rains.

Centre to reimburse 6 states amount of value-cut for wheat

After easing the quality norms for wheat procurement in six states including Punjab and Haryana, the Centre today decided to reimburse to them the amount of value-cut it imposed on the purchase of wheat affected by unseasonal rains.

Two farmers commit suicide in Rajasthan

Two farmers allegedly committed suicide in Ajmer and Bharatpur districts in Rajasthan purportedly due to loss to their crops, police said on Monday.

Haryana Additional Chief Secretary assesses crop damage

In order to assess crop damage due to the recent untimely rain in Haryana and decide compensation to farmers, the Additional Chief Secretary visited different districts of the state on Friday.

Another farmer commits suicide in Rajasthan due to crop damage

Amid the rising uproar caused by the suicide of a Rajasthan farmer at an AAP rally on Wednesday, another farmer on Friday committed suicide by hanging himself from tree here in Khairabad area, police said here.

Farmer suicide at AAP rally: Everyone to blame

Let's blame not just the AAP for Wednesday's farmer suicide but also the Delhi Police, the crowd at the rally, the Narendra Modi government, the Congress, the media and last but not the least, the System!

'Farmer who committed suicide at AAP rally was in touch with Manish Sisodia'
'Farmer who committed suicide at AAP rally was in touch with Manish Sisodia'

Relatives of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who committed suicide during an Aam Aadmi Party rally in the national capital, on Thursday alleged that their family member had met Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia before the public gathering, further speculating that crop damage due to the recent unseasonal rains may have forced him to take the extreme step.

DNA: Insensitivity of political parties over farmer's suicide at AAP rally

A man committed suicide at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally held here on Wednesday to oppose the Central government's Land Acquisition Bill.

Fresh spell of rain predicted in UP, farmers alerted

The Met department has issued a warning to farmers of Uttar Pradesh of a possible spell of rain on April 25-26.

UP, Maha, Haryana seek over Rs 10,100 cr for farmers' relief

Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana have sought a total of over Rs 10,100 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to provide urgent relief to farmers for damaged crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm, government said today.

Allahabad HC asks Centre, UP to file response on compensation to farmers

The Allahabad High Court Saturday directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government to file their response on April 27 on petitions seeking proper compensation to farmers in the state who suffered crop loss due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms recently.