Tag: farmers

Superspreader protest? As experts worry about Covid, farmers say new laws bigger threat to their survival | India News

NEW DELHI/SONIPAT: The shadow of the pandemic looms large and experts warn their agitation could well be a Covid-19 superspreader but farmers, some in masks...

Farmers decline Amit Shah’s offer, want panel named

An immediate resolution to the farmers’ crisis is not likely in sight as farmers, who have been protesting over the new agriculture laws, have declined...

India risks losing to a China-backed trade bloc defeating very reason it exited last year

India’s key manufacturing exports may lose market share to a China-backed Asian trade bloc, from which Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked away last year to...

Farmers fret over penal provisions in new law on air pollution, experts say the Ordinance aims to curtail judicial intervention | India News

NEW DELHI: Farmers’ groups, which are on the warpath against the newly enacted central farm laws, on Friday expressed concern over the ordinance to deal...

Centre is taking steps to strengthen agriculture sector, looking to ease farmers’ lives: Modi

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking initiatives to strengthen the agriculture sector in the country so that farmers do...

Government issues time-bound rules for farm contract disputes; says farmers have flexibility

NEW DELHI: The government has rolled out time bound rules and procedures for dispute resolution in the recently enacted farm law – Farmers (Empowerment and...

Narendra Modi’s farm reforms could help turn India into food-export powerhouse

By Atul Prakash and Pratik Parija Of all the controversial reforms Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sprung on the market, the recent laws to liberalize...

PM Modi attacks rivals for opposing agri reforms, says middlemen powered their politics | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the opposition, saying those whose politics was powered by brokers and middlemen are spreading...

Congress MP from Kerala moves Supreme Court against farm bills

New Delhi: Congress MP from Kerala, TN Prathapan, on Monday challenged in the Supreme Court the farm laws passed by the Centre as violative of...

President Kovind gives his assent to 3 farm bills passed by Parliament

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to all three Agriculture Bills and the Centre has notified the bills on Sunday, making...

PM Modi says farm bills to benefit small, marginal farmers most, attacks opposition | India News

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at the opposition at its attack on his government over the farm bills issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday...

Punjab farmers protest: 31 farmer bodies in Punjab call for lockdown

CHANDIGARH: In a first-of-its-kind show of solidarity, 31 farmer organisations in Punjab cut across party lines on Wednesday to announce a joint statewide protest to...

Farm fix: Two worrisome features of the farm bills that invite valid opposition

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana are on the warpath against the Centre’s new laws on agriculture. One of the BJP’s oldest allies, the Shiromani Akali...

MSP will stay, farmers will get investment, technology: Govt on farm sector bills

NEW DELHI: Defending its two bills on farm sector introduced in Lok Sabha, the government on Monday said they will help the farmers get a...

SAD appeals to Centre not to present agri ordinances in parliament until reservations of farmers addressed | India News

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday appealed to the union government not to present the three central agricultural ordinances for approval in parliament...

Food inflation expected to soften in second half of the current fiscal, says Crisil

Ratings agency Crisil said it expects India’s retail food inflation, measured through the Consumer Price Index (CPI), to ease in the second half of this...

iril farms: The pivot: How your business can survive the pandemic

By Dhruv Nath It was a healthy concept- selling natural vegetables, with no harmful chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In today’s world, where everyone was looking...

President promulgates ‘Agri Ordinances’ aimed at boosting farmers income

New Delhi: The President of India, on Friday, has promulgated the Ordinances approved by the cabinet last Wednesday. These ordinances are aimed at giving a...

View: Tragic killing of an elephant in Kerala becomes grist to communal propaganda

All the complexity of being human comes into play in the recent controversy over the killing of a wild elephant in Kerala. To see it...

Boost to MSMEs, help for farmers, street vendors in major Cabinet decisions | India News

NEW DELHI: In a big boost, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved the modalities for implementing Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion to support MSMEs and...

View: Policy shift in stimulus to serve farmers better

By Ramesh Chand Part 3 of the economic stimulus package announced by the finance minister on May 15 for agriculture sector goes far beyond financial...

APMC Act: View: Towards a land of milk and honey

The third episode of the stimulus serial unveils an idyll, a land where milk and honey flow, healthy, contented herds of milch animals waddle around...

Farm workers broke, uncertain as rural lockdown eased

MUMBAI: As India eased its tough coronavirus lockdown for farmers, some agricultural workers said they were unaware they could return to the fields after weeks...

View: Covid-19-free clusters within districts should be unshackled from the economic costs of lockdown

By Bibek Debroy The April 15 home ministry order, applicable from April 20, needs to be read together with what the health ministry has told...

Wheat procurement kicks off, government gears up for kharif

CHANDIGARH | NEW DELHI: Government Crop procurement, the biggest economic activity in most parts of northern and central India, began smoothly on Wednesday boosting rural...