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  • Farmers hold protest march, mock Parliament session in Delhi

    Farmers hold protest march, mock Parliament session in Delhi

    Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and organised a 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or mock Parliament session to present two bills on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce. The protest......

    November 20, 2017
  • To protect farmers, Centre hikes import duty on edible oils

    To protect farmers, Centre hikes import duty on edible oils

    The Centre has raised import duty on crude palm oil to 30 per cent from 15 per cent and on refined oil to 40 per cent from 20 per cent in a bid to curb cheaper shipments and boost local......

    November 18, 2017
  • SC seeks Centre's response on plea for banning 93 pesticides

    SC seeks Centre's response on plea for banning 93 pesticides

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on a plea that sought a ban on 93 pesticides, which are banned in different countries but are used by Indian agriculturists and thus exposes them to serious diseases. A bench......

    November 13, 2017
  • UP sets up Yogi-led panel to double farmers' income by 2022

    UP sets up Yogi-led panel to double farmers' income by 2022

    With an objective to double farmers' income by 2022, Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a commission -- Krishak Samriddhi Aayog -- to be headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The orders related to formation of the commission were issued on......

    November 12, 2017
  • 60 years on, Mother India grapples with same woes

    60 years on, Mother India grapples with same woes

    Mehboob Khan, who produced and directed the immortal classic Mother India (1957) would perhaps have been shocked at the present situation of the peasant population in India 60 years after the film was released. Behind the glamour and the chutzpah......

    November 12, 2017
  • Adopt new technologies to make agriculture profitable: Khattar

    Adopt new technologies to make agriculture profitable: Khattar

    Emphasising the significance of new technologies and experiments in agriculture and allied sector, Haryana Chief Minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state government is adopting best farm technologies including micro-irrigation of Israel so as to make the......

    November 10, 2017
  • Centre forms team to find solutions for Delhi's air pollution

    Centre forms team to find solutions for Delhi's air pollution

    As Delhi's air quality reeled under "emergency or severe-plus" category, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday formed a seven-member committee to work out short and long -term measures to fight air pollution. The Union Ministry held a meeting headed by......

    November 9, 2017
  • Farmers can be paid Rs 2 lakh in cash: CBDT

    Farmers can be paid Rs 2 lakh in cash: CBDT

    Traders can pay farmers up to Rs 2 lakh in cash against the purchase of their wheat produce notwithstanding income tax rules, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has said. The move comes due to disaffection among farmers as they......

    November 6, 2017
  • No farm loan waiver in Uttarakhand: Chief Minister

    No farm loan waiver in Uttarakhand: Chief Minister

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday said the state was not in a position to waive farmers' loans but plans to instead provide soft loans to them. "We cannot afford to waive farmers loans in the state," Rawat......

    November 3, 2017
  • Farmers are central to efforts in food processing: PM Modi

    Farmers are central to efforts in food processing: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country’s farmers were “central to our efforts in food processing” as he inaugurated the World Food India 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital. In his address, Modi said Centre’s ‘Pradhan......

    November 3, 2017
  • After setting crops on fire, Odisha farmer commits suicide

    After setting crops on fire, Odisha farmer commits suicide

    After setting fire to his pest-affected paddy fields on Tuesday, a frustrated farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Odisha's Bargarh district on Wednesday, police sources said. Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout directed the district administration to inquire into the......

    November 1, 2017
  • Himachal Elections 2017: Congress manifesto woos farmers, youths, employees

    Himachal Elections 2017: Congress manifesto woos farmers, youths, employees

    he ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday released its manifesto for the November 9 assembly election, promising interest-free loans to farmers, laptops for students and special grade pay scale for all employees. Releasing the manifesto, Congress leader and Health......

    November 1, 2017
  • Odisha announces drought package for farmers

    Odisha announces drought package for farmers

    The Odisha government on Wednesday announced a drought package for the Kharif season for farmers. Announcing it here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of......

    October 25, 2017