Our key mandate in India is to reduce rural poverty: Rasha Omar, IFAD

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Rasha Omar, Country Programme Manager for India, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that the UN agricultural arm is focused on rain fed areas in India.

Narendra Modi government is anti-farmer, says Swaraj Abhiyan convener  Yogendra Yadav

Narendra Modi government is anti-farmer, says Swaraj Abhiyan convener Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj Abhiyan convener Yogendra Yadav on Thursday termed the Narendra Modi government "anti-farmer".

Two years of Modi govt: Hope has replaced hopelessness under NDA rule, says PM

Two years of Modi govt: Hope has replaced hopelessness under NDA rule, says PM

The BJP-led NDA government completed two years in office on Thursday.

Now, a mobile app 'riceXpert' to help farmers

Now, a mobile app 'riceXpert' to help farmers

Taking technology closer to farmers, the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) has developed a mobile app known as 'riceXpert' that will provide information related to farm practices.

DNA: Analysis of the pitiful conditions of deprived, impoverished farmers - Part II

The what is reality in India for farmers and agriculture is unbelievable. The average monthly income of farmers in India is Rs.6426. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Land reforms fail, 5% of India’s farmers control 32% land

Sumit Chaturvedi/IANS

Why it is difficult to reverse more than half-a-century of land-reform failures?

Unbelievable! A farmer in drought-hit Bundelkhand recycles water he bathes with – See pics

Unbelievable! A farmer in drought-hit Bundelkhand recycles water he bathes with – See pics

In yet another heart-wrenching story, a farmer in  Bundelkhand's drought-hit-Tikamgarh village, recycles water he bathes with to wash clothes.

Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part V

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part IV

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part III

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part II

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part I

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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Online Mandi a gift to farmers

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
To know more watch this full video here.

UP still awaiting Centre's relief for farmers: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the state is still awaiting the relief promised by the Centre for drought and hailstorm-affected farmers.

Country 'helpless' before Mallya, but farmers have to end lives: Kejriwal

  Raising the issue of agrarian distress, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the entire system is "helpless" when industrialist Vijay Mallya runs away after incurring debts of Rs 9,000 crore even as farmers are forced to end their lives over meagre loans.

Drought not hydrological but agricultural: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said drought in various parts of the state was not hydrological but agricultural, based on criterion laid down by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Unseasonal rains in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal orders crop damage assessment

Unseasonal rains in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal orders crop damage assessment

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday ordered Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu to assess the damage to crops due to unseasonal hailstorm and rains in the national capital.

EU promises more relief for crisis-hit farmers

EU promises more relief for crisis-hit farmers

Around 100 farmers protested as agriculture ministers gathered just six months after Brussels announced a 500-million-euro ($556 million) emergency package to tackle a crisis partly blamed on a Russian embargo.

Farmer commits suicide in Tamil Nadu over non-payment of dues

Farmer commits suicide in Tamil Nadu over non-payment of dues

Seems, the tentacles of law choose to torment the downtrodden over the mighty. At a time when business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who owes nearly a billion dollars to banks, fled the country to evade the law of the land, a poor farmer in Tamil Nadu was compelled to end his life over non-payment of dues.

Watch – Farmer beaten up, dragged by police, bank loan recovery agents in Tamil Nadu

Watch – Farmer beaten up, dragged by police, bank loan recovery agents in Tamil Nadu

A farmer in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district was mercilessly beaten up by some police officials and bank loan recovery agents, footage of which has gone viral on social media.