Farmers

Agriculture top priority, GDP gains must reach farmers: Arun Jaitley

Agriculture top priority, GDP gains must reach farmers: Arun Jaitley

The agriculture sector is a foremost priority for the government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.

Jan 14, 2018, 18:58 PM IST
Govt not responsible if farmers suffer crop loss, says BJP MP from Satna

Govt not responsible if farmers suffer crop loss, says BJP MP from Satna

The MP suggested asked farmers to employ shepherds for Rs 10,000 if animals were eating up the crops.

Jan 11, 2018, 21:01 PM IST
Potato price fall worrying Punjab's farmers

Potato price fall worrying Punjab's farmers

Potato prices had slumped to just Rs 10 for a bag of 100 kg (one quintal) last year, leaving farmers in tears -- and most of them chose to throw their produce on the roads to rot.

Jan 11, 2018, 12:39 PM IST
3,515 Karnataka farmers committed suicide in five years

3,515 Karnataka farmers committed suicide in five years

Out of the 3,515 suicide cases reported, agriculture department accepted 2,525 cases which were due to drought and crop failure.

Dec 27, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Anna Hazare to campaign for farmers

Anna Hazare to campaign for farmers

Anna Hazare on Sunday announced he would be starting a "peaceful protest" for bringing an improvement in the conditions of farmers in the nation.

Dec 25, 2017, 00:39 AM IST
Tons of potatoes dumped in open field in Agra - Know why

Tons of potatoes dumped in open field in Agra - Know why

Cold storage owners in Agra dumped potato stock after farmers did not turn up to take away their produce.

Dec 20, 2017, 00:56 AM IST
Don't pay power bills, other dues to govt: Sharad Pawar to farmers

Don't pay power bills, other dues to govt: Sharad Pawar to farmers

Pawar said if the government is "of no use to people", then people should not cooperate with it.

Dec 12, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
SC notice to Centre on plea for nationwide ban on firecrackers

SC notice to Centre on plea for nationwide ban on firecrackers

Petitioner Arjun Gopal has also sought a ban on possession of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Dec 01, 2017, 21:38 PM IST
Bill to set up commission for farmers' empowerment to be moved in Punjab Assembly

Bill to set up commission for farmers' empowerment to be moved in Punjab Assembly

The Punjab government has decided to move a Bill in the current session of the state Assembly today to set up a five-member commission for framing a policy to empower and grant legal rights to farmers, an official release said.

Nov 27, 2017, 14:04 PM IST
'Kisan Mela' to fulfil PM Narendra Modi's vision of doubling farmers' income

'Kisan Mela' to fulfil PM Narendra Modi's vision of doubling farmers' income

As part of efforts to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of doubling farmers' income by 2022, a 'Kisan Mela' will be held here on November 30.

Nov 24, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

Farmers demand total debt waiver, remunerative crop prices

The gathering was organised under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, comprising 180 peasant groups from across the country.

Nov 20, 2017, 17:26 PM IST

Punjab CM seeks incentive for farmers to prevent stubble burning

Singh also requested the prime minister to convene a meeting of the chief ministers of the affected states along with the Union Ministers for Agriculture, Food and Environment on the issue.

Nov 09, 2017, 20:18 PM IST
Air pollution makes Virender Sehwag sad before Diwali

Air pollution makes Virender Sehwag sad before Diwali

Virender Sehwag is known to always bring smiles on the face of his fans, but the sight of stubble being burnt in the fields saddens Viru ahead of Diwali on Thursday.

Oct 18, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Roadmap, modern ways to double farmers' income: UP minister

The Uttar Pradesh government is preparing a roadmap to double the income of farmers and adoption of modern techniques is a way to achieve that, state Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi on Wednesday.

Oct 04, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

Andhra govt announces Rs 3600 crore debt relief to farmers

AP Agriculture Minister announced Wednesday that the state government will deposit Rs 3600 crores in the farmers` accounts under debt relief scheme.

Sep 06, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Farmers turned fighters: Rohingya militia `bigger by the day`

Mohammad Omar used to cross the border into Bangladesh to sell cigarettes but these days he has a different agenda -- restocking supplies for the fledgling Rohingya militia fighting Myanmar`s secur

Sep 01, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Soil health cards should be printed in local dialect: PM Modi

Prime Minister said on Monday that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area.

Aug 21, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

Tamil Nadu farmer tries to commit suicide in Delhi

The farmers said Subramani, 61, lost consciousness after he quietly took the sleeping pills at the Jantar Mantar protest site in the heart of the capital. 

Jul 24, 2017, 15:33 PM IST
Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100% salary hike, pension increased to Rs 20,000

Tamil Nadu MLAs get 100% salary hike, pension increased to Rs 20,000

As the distressed farmers continue to protest for loan waiver and drought-relief package, Tamil Nadu MLAs have given themselves 100 percent salary hike.

Jul 19, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Farmers to intensify stir against proposed Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

The farmers from 49 villages of Sinnar and Igatpuri tehsils have decided not to give an inch of land for the Maharashtra government's Mumbai-Nagpur Samrudhhi Expressway, a member of Farmers' Action Committee said on Sunday.

Jul 09, 2017, 23:06 PM IST