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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.