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.

Sugarcane crops in UP burnt by Haryana farmers

Sugarcane crops were allegedly burnt in Mawi village of Shamli district by a group of farmers from Haryana who are staking claim on the land, following which tension prevailed on the UP-Haryana border, police said on Monday.

Problems faced by farmers in selling paddy will be raised in Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday assured people in her constituency that the problems being faced by farmers in selling their paddy crops to the government will be raised in the ongoing session of Parliament.

Maharashtra seeks Rs 4,500 cr package from Centre to help farmers

Concerned over the recent farmer suicides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said his government is working round-the-clock to mitigate their hardships and has sought a Rs 4,500 crore financial package from the Centre to provide them necessary assistance.

Three farmers commit suicide in draught-hit Marathwada region

Reeling under financial distress, three farmers on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide in different parts of Latur district in draught-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra, police said.

'Record 120 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra in November'

 A record 120 debt-ridden farmers are reported to have committed suicide in November in the drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, an activist said here on Monday.

Digvijay urges MP govt to curb black marketing of fertilisers

 Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said Madhya Pradesh government should undertake immediate measures to prevent black-marketing of fertilisers in the state.

West Bengal govt sets up 48 `krishak bazaars' in state

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has set up 48 `krishak bazaars' (agricultural markets) across the state to help farmers sell their produce and get remunerative prices, agricultural marketing minister Arup Roy told the house.

Uninterrupted power to farmers in two years: Piyush Goyal

 The Narendra Modi government will provide "uninterrupted" electricity through dedicated feeders to farmers across India in the next two years, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said Saturday.

Farmers to get right to kill crop-ravaging boars

With cases of man-animal conflict in forest-fringe settlements on the rise, the Kerala Government has decided to give powers to farmers to kill wild boars straying into their farm lands close to forests without waiting for nod from Wildlife Department.

Govt dedicated to poor, says PM Modi in Varanasi

Now that the BJP is at the Centre, all the pensioners who were getting mere Rs 300-500 monthly pension will now be getting nothing less than Rs 1000, said PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi on Friday.