Tag: farmers

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  • Farmers are vote bank for Congress, food providers for us: PM Modi

    Farmers are vote bank for Congress, food providers for us: PM Modi

    The PM said that the Congress first forced farmers to take loans and are now misleading them in the name of loan waivers.

    January 5, 2019
  • Overdue outreach

    Overdue outreach

    More than all Rahul Gandhi’s ranting about corruption in the Rafale acquisition, the chowkidar being a chor etc, what hurt the Modi-Shah duo was their making light of farm woes, and a skewed belief that higher minimum support prices (MSPs) would suffice.

    December 30, 2018
  • PM Modi accuses Congress of making hollow promises to farmers

    PM Modi accuses Congress of making hollow promises to farmers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka of making hollow promises to the people before elections for political gains.

    December 29, 2018
  • A waiver to woo~II

    A waiver to woo~II

    In the hands of Yogi Adityanath or Rahul Gandhi and their ilk, to whom national resources are meant only to serve their political goals, sanity will be the casualty as they hanker for power at any cost. And so will be the hopes of farmers for a better life.

    December 28, 2018
  • Kamal Nath promises help to farmers on urea shortage

    Kamal Nath promises help to farmers on urea shortage

    There have been reports of farmers not getting urea in many parts of the state even while waiting in long queues.

    December 25, 2018
  • Farmers’ distress and flawed priorities

    Farmers’ distress and flawed priorities

    Firstly, the much-discussed loan waivers. Now there is no doubt that farmers need relief from debt, not just from bank loans but also from loans of private moneylenders.

    December 24, 2018
  • Loan without interest

    Loan without interest

    In the context of the controversy in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Biju Janata Dal government has abjured the farm-loan waiver.

    December 24, 2018
  • Over 5500 farmers affected by Cyclone Phethai in Andhra: Naidu

    Over 5500 farmers affected by Cyclone Phethai in Andhra: Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that Cyclone Phethai has affected 17 Mandals in East Godavari district which has directly affected 5602 farmers.

    December 18, 2018
  • Farmers’ voice

    Farmers’ voice

    Truth to tell though, no one really shares the farmer’s joyless existence, even if there is something enduring about the image of an urban three-year-old juggling bottles of water that she is taking to the fatigued farmers at Ramlila maidan.

    December 7, 2018
  • Modi government betrayed farmers: Arvind Kejriwal

    Modi government betrayed farmers: Arvind Kejriwal

    "If you can't worry for farmers, go and take votes from Ambanis and Adanis. Don't go to the farmers seeking their vote," he said.

    November 30, 2018
  • TN farmers arrive in Delhi with skulls, threaten to march naked if not allowed to go to Parliament

    TN farmers arrive in Delhi with skulls, threaten to march naked if not allowed to go to Parliament

    About 1,200 members of the National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturalists Association reached the national capital in the early hours of Thursday.

    November 29, 2018
  • Roti, Kapda and Kisan

    Roti, Kapda and Kisan

    Parking aside the question of whether or not this march of the farmer will move the government, it would be worthwhile for the urban intelligentsia to familiarise itself with issues that impinge on India’s hard-earned food security, as policy-driven disasters visit the countryside.

    November 26, 2018
  • Punjab: Stubble burning woes to end as Rabi sowing picks up

    Punjab: Stubble burning woes to end as Rabi sowing picks up

    The state had been in the centre of the storm for stubble burning, whose hazards were reportedly felt across northern India, including the capital Delhi.

    November 11, 2018
  • Scouting for jobs

    Scouting for jobs

    Some years ago, the writer introduced a father to the son of an owner-auditor for his daughter. But the father declined because auditing was after all a business and therefore risky. About a year later was received an invitation for the same girl’s wedding to a youngster who happened to be working for the same …

    November 7, 2018
  • FAO aids Indonesian farmers, fishermen recover after earthquake, tsunami

    FAO aids Indonesian farmers, fishermen recover after earthquake, tsunami

    More than 200,000 people have been displaced and over 3,000 people have lost their lives or are missing due to the recent disasters, according to the UN.

    November 6, 2018
  • Modi government now looting farmers, says Rahul Gandhi

    Modi government now looting farmers, says Rahul Gandhi

    The Congress President has been attacking the Modi government over alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal.

    November 5, 2018
  • Hunter and the hunted

    Hunter and the hunted

    Avni or T1, has created terror in the villages of Pandarkhawa in Maharashtra by attacking humans in the last two years. But the fact is she is not a man-eater and must be rehabilitated.

    November 4, 2018