Tag: farmer

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  • 3 UP cops charged with murder of man in custody; son given chips to keep quiet

    3 UP cops charged with murder of man in custody; son given chips to keep quiet

    According to reports, Pradeep Tomar was beaten, stabbed and given electric shocks repeatedly by police, while his 11-year-old son was also in the police station.

    October 18, 2019
  • Insurance for the farmer

    Insurance for the farmer

    The government wants to bring in reforms but it has given no hint of reducing the role of private insurance. The actuarial private insurance can never alleviate farmers' woes. What is needed is a scheme which makes the public expenditure efficacious, and which increases the farmers' incomes.

    August 27, 2019
  • A waiver to woo~I

    A waiver to woo~I

    It is not loan waivers but their consequences that are of real concern. They do help some farmers, but only in the short term. They invariably fall back to debt soon again, because the waivers do nothing to address the deep-rooted structural problems of agriculture in India which cause such indebtedness in the first place.

    December 27, 2018
  • ‘Agriculture needs policy interventions’

    ‘Agriculture needs policy interventions’

    In this e-mail interview to Deepak Razdan, he answers questions on rural distress, and the policy rejig he thinks can bring relief to farmers.

    December 22, 2018
  • Farmers’ wisdom deserves recognition

    Farmers’ wisdom deserves recognition

    In the course of their work, farmers keep trying to make various improvements and some of them can be very creative in this. What farmers inherit and learn is in turn inherited by their children or the next generation of farmers. Farmers also share freely with each other within the same generation. Hence within a …

    November 9, 2018
  • 5 Premchand stories from early 20th century that are still relevant 

    5 Premchand stories from early 20th century that are still relevant 

    It is time again to recall five of his best known works that deal with the pain and suffering of the deprived classes, communities and, especially, women.

    July 31, 2018
  • Baghpat: Sugarcane farmer on dharna dies

    Baghpat: Sugarcane farmer on dharna dies

    Udaiveer Singh was protesting under the banner: 'Kisan Sangharsh Morcha'. The dharna was being held in the Baraut sub division of this district since May 21.

    May 27, 2018
  • Bridging fragmented habitat

    Bridging fragmented habitat

    A major challenge for the survival of several wildlife species is the fragmentation of their habitat. Conservationists are thus faced with the challenges and complexities of maintaining connected landscapes, especially for large-ranging species. Asha Ramachandran meets top conservation practitioners, who came together in the Capital to discuss corridors, connectivity and landscapes for wildlife conservation

    May 24, 2018
  • Farmer in Focus~II

    Farmer in Focus~II

    The Minimum Support Price can have a impact on the country’s economy. A steep hike in MSP (more than the wholesale prices across all states) will provide an incentive to producers to sell their produce to the government procurement agencies and hence, the supply to the open market will be reduced and the price will …

    April 6, 2018
  • Farmer in Focus~I

    Farmer in Focus~I

    The long-term dynamics of development and historical experience of other countries indicate that as an economy grows the share of agriculture in GDP and employment goes down. As far back as 1918, B R Ambedkar had warned of the dire consequences if people were not taken out of agriculture. But even after a century since …

    April 5, 2018
  • Shah meets kin of farmer who ended life, slams Siddaramaiah

    Shah meets kin of farmer who ended life, slams Siddaramaiah

    BJP chief Amit Shah met the family of a farmer who committed suicide and slammed Chief Minister Siddaramiah for failing to address farmer related issues.

    March 31, 2018
  • Apathy of banks upsets sunflower cultivators

    Apathy of banks upsets sunflower cultivators

    The apathy of banks and other factors have dismayed sun flower growers here. Despite repeated meetings under chairmanship of the collector financial assistance for priority sector and sunflowers has not been forthcoming. According to agriculture department sources, sun flower is grown over 400 acres in different blocks. Hundred acres grown under National scheme while the …

    March 15, 2018
  • Yogi govt presents ‘biggest’ UP Budget; farmer, health top priority

    Yogi govt presents ‘biggest’ UP Budget; farmer, health top priority

    Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal presented the Budget for the country’s most populous state in the Vidhan Sabha at Lucknow on Friday, 16 February. The Budget, amounting to a total of Rs 4,28,384 crore (11 per cent more than that of 2017) appeared to be in line with the Centre’s focus on improving the …

    February 16, 2018
  • Una farmer makes it big from laboratory to land

    Una farmer makes it big from laboratory to land

    This postgraduate farmer has perfectly translated his knowledge of agriculture in the field for livelihood, research, training and extension in Himachal Pradesh (HP). Yussouf Khan, 50, who specialised in Mycology and Plant Pathology, bought land to venture into cultivation of mushrooms and vegetables 18-years back in Una is a leading farmer, now apart from being …

    February 13, 2018
  • Higher MSP: Govt needs to balance farmer, consumer interest

    Higher MSP: Govt needs to balance farmer, consumer interest

    The government has to walk a tightrope to balance farmers’ and consumers’ interest in view of the Budget announcement on MSP that could further push up inflation, industry body Assocham said on Monday, 12 February. In the Union Budget 2018-19, the government promised to fix the minimum support price (MSP) at 50 per cent higher …

    February 12, 2018
  • Jajpur farmer under stress hangs self

    Jajpur farmer under stress hangs self

    A farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in an under-construction house at Kantigadia village under Dharmashala police station in Jajpur district on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Subodh Das (42). Family sources said Subodh, who had grown paddy in five acres of land, was under severe mental stress after his crops were …

    February 10, 2018
  • Punjab farmer unions to corner Cong govt

    Punjab farmer unions to corner Cong govt

    Miffed over the Punjab government’s failure to provide total farm loan waiver, farmer unions in the state have decided to corner the ruling Congress in forthcoming budget session in Assembly next month. As a state wide protest was held on Wednesday by blocking state and national highways, the agitating farmers said on Thursday that they …

    February 8, 2018