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SC directs Centre to release MGNREGA funds, pay damages to farmers

May 13, 2016

SC directs Centre to release MGNREGA funds, pay damages to farmers

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to release all necessary funds for MGNREGA scheme to the States and directed it to pay compensation for delayed wages to the farmers in drought-affected areas. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Judiciary #farmers #MGNREGA #NGO #Drought #disaster management #Apex Court #national disaster #Swaraj Abhiyan
Land reform failures: Only 5% of India's farmers control 32% farmland

May 04, 2016

Land reform failures: Only 5% of India's farmers control 32% farmland

What has largely failed nationwide — with the exception of West Bengal — over 54 years since a land redistribution law was passed, is not likely to improve #Jammu and Kashmir #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #West Bengal #RTI #farmers #Caste Census #Landlord #Land reforms #land distribution #land surplus
Heat wave kills more than 160 across India; officials warn monsoon still weeks away

Apr 21, 2016

Heat wave kills more than 160 across India; officials warn monsoon still weeks away

Most of the heat-wave victims were laborers and farmers in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, though temperatures elsewhere in India have also hit 45 degrees Celsius #India #Orissa #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Telangana #farmers #Heat wave #Farmer suicides #heat wave programme #Deyhdration
Farmers in Odisha, part of National Horticulture Mission, yet to receive subsidy

Apr 07, 2016

Farmers in Odisha, part of National Horticulture Mission, yet to receive subsidy

Farmers in Odisha's Ganjam district, who had built different structures as part of National Horticulture Mission in 2015-16, on Thursday alleged that they were yet to receive the subsidy guaranteed under the centrally-sponsored programme. #NewsTracker #farmers #Odisha #Ganjam district #National Horticulture Mission
Drought nearly as big a killer as Taliban: Nine farmers commit suicide daily in parched Maharashtra

Apr 06, 2016

Drought nearly as big a killer as Taliban: Nine farmers commit suicide daily in parched Maharashtra

As many as 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015, the highest since 2001, according to data tabled in the Rajya Sabha on March 4, 2016–that is almost nine farmers every day. #Rajya Sabha #ConnectTheDots #Maharashtra #farmers #suicide
Firstpost Ground Report:

Mar 31, 2016

Firstpost Ground Report: "The farmer is finished"; two portraits from Telangana speak of rural India's distress migration

Many sardars are politically affiliated and send hundreds of thousands of people like Prabhai to work in kilns across Telangana and other states. #HowThisWorks #Telangana #farmers #Odisha #MGNREGA #Agrarian crisis #Brick kilns #distress migration
Why the govt's plan to double farmers' income by 2022 will be a tough task

Mar 30, 2016

Why the govt's plan to double farmers' income by 2022 will be a tough task

Doubling of farmers' real incomes would be “a miracle of miracles”, as it would imply a compound growth rate of 12% per annum. #Economy #India #Business #Finance minister #Agriculture #CriticalPoint #Arun Jaitley #farmers
Congress wants Chhattisgarh govt to return farmers' acquired land; stages walkout in assembly

Mar 21, 2016

Congress wants Chhattisgarh govt to return farmers' acquired land; stages walkout in assembly

Opposition Congress on Monday staged a walkout from Chhattisgarh Assembly demanding return of farmers' lands acquired in 2005 for a proposed steel plant in Bastar district. #Tata Steel #Congress #Chhattisgarh #MINING #farmers #Walkout #Bastar #Raipur #Assembly #Bhupesh Baghel #CSIDC #State's Ideal Rehabilitation Policy