Rakesh Tikait said that it may be possible that the government would support APMCs with the Rs 1 lakh crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund for one or two years, but what would happen after that
Protesting farmers not against reforms, but western idea of top-down centralisation: Activist Kavitha Kuruganti
'The present laws are designed for the upper caste, male farmers with large land holdings with access to irrigation. Reforms must factor in the concerns of marginalised farmers,' she says
'Protesting to protect our bread and butter': Farmers at Azad Maidan say MSP, mandis crucial to sustain families
The farmers protest at Mumbai's Azad Maidan, who have been mobilised under the joint banner of the 'Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha', is the second of its kind; it comes almost three years after big and small farmers part of the Kisan Long March swept the city in a wave of red and white
From MSP guarantee to pathway for 'repealing' agri laws, a look at protesting farmers' proposed agenda for talks
The fears regarding the eventual 'dismantling' of the MSP system constitute a major sticking point in the talks
Farm laws: News18 survey indicates majority backs reforms but Modi must persist with persuasive engagement with protestors
The survey's findings suggest that It would be misleading to define the protests as a mass agitation backed by India’s 14 crore farmers
Farmers' protest: 53.6% Indians support new farm laws, 30.6% oppose them, finds News18 Network survey
The survey by News18 Network was conducted across 22 states with more than 2,400 respondents in total
Farmers' Protest Updates: Centre invites farmers' unions for next round of talks at Vigyan Bhawan, asks them to choose date
Farmers' Protest Updates: Thousands of farmers have been camping at Delhi's borders for nearly four weeks demanding repeal of the Centre's three farm laws. Several rounds of talks have failed to end the deadlock between the farmers and the government.
Centre continued its pro-reform campaign on Saturday as well, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating that the laws brought by his government six months ago have started benefiting farmers without elaborating
Farmers' Protest Updates: Maharashtra farmers' group announces plan to march to Delhi; cultivators to gather in Nasik on 20 Dec
Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Dr Ajit Nawale, secretary of the Maharashtra unit of All India Kisan Sabha, will lead the farmers' march from Nasik to Delhi
Addressing farmers in Madhya Pradesh, he added the laws but were long overdue and that political parties and agriculture experts had demanded such reforms
Sikh priest kills self, leaves note on farmers' protests; hope Centre wakes up: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
The priest, identified as Baba Ram Singh ji Singhra wale, left a note in Punjabi where he said that he was sacrificing his life "to express anger and pain against the government's injustice" to farmers
In Bihar as well as in the country, the need of the hour is to revisit the old decisions and make course corrections
Farmers' protest: Groups reject Centre's proposals, announce plans to gherao Delhi, hold sit-in protests outside BJP offices
Meanwhile, a delegation of Opposition parties including Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, and Left leaders on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind seeking repeal of the three farm law
Police officials said public services were affected in Thane and Palghar cities, which fall under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Farmers' protest enters Day 10: A look at State amendments to Centre's laws and how they address producers' concerns
The amendments passed by Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Rajasthan governments, once approved by respective state Governors, and the President of India in some cases, will override any other law currently in force, and allow for the respective state APMC laws to continue to apply in these states
MSP is an admin mechanism, not legislative one; new agro laws will unshackle farmers, boost competition: BJP economist
MSP was started in the 1960s when India was a food-deficit nation and it has skewed India's farm economy towards a handful of crops.
Why are farmers protesting against laws which will supposedly 'help them'? And why is no one talking about the details of implementation?
The fear among farmers is that the next step in the agriculture reform process will be the doing away of government procurement process as well as the MSP
Punjab wastes chance to frame path-breaking farm laws; neglects ancillary workers, protects land holding farmers
In a quest to oppose what the state considers as Centre's hegemony, Punjab brings out three farm bills but crippled with bureaucratic clog and little creativity.
New farm laws fail to shed flawed British legacy; red-tapism, disguised middlemen will leave poor farmers high and dry
In the present Farm Produces Act, the state governments have not been given any real operational charge in the newly formulated system of trading.
President Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to three farm bills amid nationwide protests by cultivators, Opposition
Several parties, including the NDA's oldest ally SAD, have opposed the Centre's bills. The SAD on Saturday has parted ways with the BJP over the issue