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Oct 28, 2019
In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLAAmravati falls in the agrarian region of Vidarbha, where the BJP has suffered the biggest setback.
Sep 12, 2019
Narendra Modi launches pension scheme for small farmers from Jharkhand; move reflects NDA's emphasis on rural developmentIn its manifesto called 'Sankalp Patra', the BJP had promised investment to the tune of Rs 25 lakh crore in the next five years for rural development.
Jul 17, 2019
Lok Sabha debates agrarian distress; Opposition seeks cut in GST rate on agricultural equipmentMembers in Lok Sabha on Tuesday raised problems related to agriculture, including the delay in procurement of produce, rise in the cost of inputs, late payment of crop insurance and adversities of weather, and sought steps to increase the income of farmers.
Jul 08, 2019
Despite environmental benefits, experts doubt efficacy of zero budget natural farming, call for nation-wide scientific studiesEven if Zero Budget Natural Farming as proposed in the Economic Survey and the Union Budget 20198 is adopted nationally, challenges associated with modern agricultural farming like knowledge gap, availability of native seed banks, cold chain facilities, MSP, and marketing issues remain unresolved
Apr 21, 2019
Devendra Fadnavis defends Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature from Bhopal, but doesn't support her comment on Hemant KarkareAmid the controversy created by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's statements on Hemant Karkare, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the party's decision to field Pragya from the crucial Bhopal constituency for the ongoing Lok Sabha election.
Apr 08, 2019
BJP manifesto: Extension of PM-Kisan Yojana to all farmers, interest-free loans will impose a heavy cost on economyIf there is one big takeaway from the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election manifesto ahead of 2019, it is that the party has promptly walked into a deadly trap of competitive populism laid by the Congress, especially after latter's populist measure of promising Rs 72,000 minimum income for 20 percent of the poor.
Mar 19, 2019
NCRB's silence on farmer suicides: RTI reply reveals why organisation has not released data since 2016The number of farmer suicides is the tip of the iceberg of an agricultural crisis, and by not making “uncomfortable” figures public under various pretexts, the government is doing a disservice to itself and to the public at large
Mar 14, 2019
In Kerala, losses due to last year's floods add to woes of farmers reeling under crashing prices and growing debtThe floods in Kerala last year were just the final blow to farmers who were already reeling under crashing prices of various crops.
Feb 20, 2019
Four-day Agri-Science Congress to discuss farming tech kicks off in Delhi todayAround 2,000 delegates from 17 countries are expected to attend the event, which ends 23 February.
Feb 05, 2019
Anna Hazare calls off fast after talk with Devendra Fadnavis; Maharashtra CM says Lokpal appointment process to begin soonHazare has also been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations on ways to address agrarian distress, besides electoral reforms.