Farmers

'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
Banks not to take coercive steps against farmers, says SC

Banks not to take coercive steps against farmers, says SC

The remarks were made by a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar while dealing with a PIL filed by farmers from Tamil Nadu.

Jul 07, 2017, 19:57 PM IST
SC stays Madras HC order directing Tamil Nadu govt to waive farmers' loans

SC stays Madras HC order directing Tamil Nadu govt to waive farmers' loans

The High Court also suggested that the Centre should come forward to extend financial help to Tamil Nadu during the difficult situation.

Jul 03, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Haryana govt has disbursed Rs 2,400 cr compensation to farmers: CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana govt has disbursed Rs 2,400 cr compensation to farmers: CM Manohar Lal Khattar

The chief minister said that 50 per cent of the announcements regarding development works in the state made by him in the last 32 months have been implemented.

Jun 25, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Farm loan waiver inadequate, will push for inclusion of all farmers: Sharad Pawar

The Devendra Fadnavis government unveiled a mega Rs 34,020 crore farm loan waiver scheme that will see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off.

Jun 25, 2017, 18:45 PM IST
Was misquoted on loan waiver statement, says Venkaiah Naidu

Was misquoted on loan waiver statement, says Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who drew flak for his `loan waiver has become a fashion now` statement, on Thursday defended his stance.

Jun 22, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Maharashtra urges employees to donate day's salary for farmers' cause

The government is in the process of laying down the criteria to determine the beneficiaries of the loan waiver. 

Jun 22, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

Farmers perform 'shavasana' in Uttar Pradesh to protest govt policies

Farmers under the banner of the Bhartiya Kisan Union performed 'shavasana' on the Lucknow-Barabanki Highway.

Jun 21, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Farmers to perform yoga on highways on International Yoga Day

The decision was announced during a `Kisan Panchayat` held by BKU at Jantar Mantar here, in which thousands of farmers from various parts of the country participated. 

Jun 15, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

Political might overshadows farmers' plight - Watch video

Politics overshadows farmers' concern

Jun 15, 2017, 11:50 AM IST