UP govt running several people welfare schemes: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that his government is running several schemes for the progress of farmers and poor people which will lead to an improvement in their condition.

Mizo police deployed after farmers asked to leave border area

Mizoram government has rushed a platoon of armed police to Buhchangphai area bordering Assam after some officials of the neighbouring state asked the farm workers there to leave the area, according to an official statement on Tuesday.

'Organic dairy farming will yield better milk, enrich farmers'

Cultivating organic fodder and nurturing cows with care would yield plenty of "truly" organic milk and make their owners wealthy in a short period, says a veterinary expert who runs a dairy in the Karnataka countryside.

Congress to protest for farmers in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Three months after it was routed in the Maharashtra assembly polls, the Congress will launch its first state-wide protest Wednesday in support of farmers and other issues, an official said Tuesday.

X-Rays help farmers boost yields, cut pollution
X-Rays help farmers boost yields, cut pollution

Researchers are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in pea and bean crop.

Settlement scheme for distressed dairy farmers in Punjab

 Punjab government is offering a One Time Settlement (OTS) scheme to dairy farmers who have failed to repay loans taken from central cooperative banks.

Over 300 booked for thrashing ASI in Haryana's Hansi

 Over 300 persons, most of them farmers, were booked today for allegedly thrashing an assistant sub-inspector while he was performing his duty.

Maha govt sanctions Rs 2,000 cr aid for drought-hit farmers

 The Maharashtra government has given a go ahead to disburse Rs 2,000 crore compensation to farmers affected by drought during the 2014 Kharif season.

Land Ordinance will curtail 'bargaining power' of farmers: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday slammed the Centre for recommending promulgation of an Ordinance to amend Land Acquisition Act, 2013, alleging that the move was meant to serve the interest of corporates and will reduce the "bargaining power" of the farmers.

Govt to reply on plea on 1911 land acquisition for Prez estate

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on the allegation by farmers that compensation has not been paid for land acquired from Malcha village in 1911-12 for the Presidential Estate, Parliament House and government offices.

Farmers' delegation from Cauvery Delta meets PM Narendra Modi

A farmers' delegation from Tamil Nadu on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his intervention in mitigating the problems faced by Cauvery delta farmers in the wake of Karnataka government's move to construct a new dam on the river.

Fund utilisation in Vidarbha region has to be speeded up: Govt

 Government on Friday stressed on speeding up fund utilisation in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra which has seen high rate of farmers' suicide as it expressed concern over tardy progress in programme utilisation to increase agriculture yield.

Govt taking 'speedy' measures to help farmers

Emphasising that ample credit to the tune of Rs 7 lakh crore flows in the agricultural sector every year, the government on Friday said it is taking "speedy" measures to help farmers who are grappling with debt burden.

Punjab, Haryana get widespread rain, farmers happy

 Most parts of Punjab and Haryana have experience intermittent rainfall over the past over 24 hours but the minimum temperature showing a rise, Met officials said Sunday.

AP govt to support farmers giving land for new capital: Chandrababu Naidu

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday assured to protect the interests of the farmers who are willing to relinquish their land for the new state capital.

Police lathicharge farmers at Tonk's sports stadium in Rajasthan

Farmers gathered to collect Urea for their farms were lathi charged by the police officials at the sports stadium in Rajasthan's Tonk district on Friday.

Do not harbour thoughts of suicide, Devendra Fadnavis tells farmers

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday urged distressed farmers in the state not to harbour thoughts of suicide.

When will 'acche din' dawn on farmers, ask Opposition members in RS

Voicing concern over deepening agrarian crisis, opposition members in Rajya Sabha on Thursday asked as to when the government would usher in "acche din" for farmers who were committing suicide and accused the Centre of favouring big industrialists.

Maha Council adjourned twice over farmer issues

The opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday stalled proceedings for the second day over drought and farmers issues in the state.

26 farmers booked in Ghaziabad for attacking police

Twenty-six farmers have been booked here in Uttar Pradesh for attacking police personnel, police said.