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Govt moves to make investor-friendly changes in Land Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:17

Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.

Govt moves to make investor-friendly changes in Land Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:08

Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.

Maharashtra tops farmer-suicides list

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 21:01

With 3,146 distressed farmers ending their lives last year, Maharashtra has topped the list of farmland suicides in the country, an activist said here Friday.

Will take up Vidarbha farmers` issues with PM, says Uddhav

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 21:12

Slamming the ruling combine of Congress-NCP over farmers` suicide in Vidarbha region, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said he would take up their issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Farmer killed by Brother over land dispute in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 14:51

A 50-year-old farmer was shot dead by his brother and nephew over a long standing land dispute in Panchali Khurd village here, police said Wednesday.

Farmer shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:36

A farmer was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Nagla village of the district, police said today.

Direct subsidy to farmers for buying farm equipments

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 19:19

Punjab government has launched a special scheme to release direct subsidy to farmers, allowing them to purchase agricultural and horticultural implements from any empanelled firm of their choice.

Farmer suicides, poor development top poll issues in Bundelkhand

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 22:04

A former chief minister and a Union minister are in the fray in the Lok Sabha battle for Jhansi, regarded as the gateway to the Bundelkhand region where rising cases of farmers` suicides is a major poll issue despite a Rs 3,500 crore relief package for the area.

Loksatta Party targets Rahul Gandhi over loan waiver offer

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 23:36

Loksatta Party criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his promise to waive farmers` bank loans of up to Rs two lakh.

Farmer commits suicide

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 13:06

A 40-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself, police said today.

Distraught Maharashtra farmer attempts suicide in collector`s office

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:40

Distraught over not getting compensation for losses suffered in the recent hailstorm in Maharashtra, a farmer consumed poison in the Yavatmal collectorate office, officials said Tuesday.

Farmer commits suicide after rains wipe out his crops

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 16:58

A 42-year-old farmer in Daregaon village in North Maharashtra`s Satana taluka of Nashik district committed a suicide by consuming poison yesterday, sources said.