Over 10,000 farmers of RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh to protest in support of MSP in Madhya Pradesh
BKS leader Kamal Singh Anjana said that farmers in western MP, known for major cotton harvests, are "forced" to sell their produce below MSP
Removing of GST on agri-inputs, revamping crop insurance scheme, considering land lease rental for fixing MSP and banning futures trade in agri-commodities are among the suggestions made by farm experts during their pre-Budget meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Nearly 26 farmers' associations have called for a shutdown in 45,000 villages across Rajasthan to press for their demands even after BKS called off its proposed stir
Farmers were not the Central government's priority, BKS National Secretary Mohini Mohan Mishra said, demanding that they are given higher prices for farm produce
Madhya Pradesh farmer protest: Fulfill demands, else agitation will spread, warns Rashtriya Kisan Mahasabha
In the last three years, the prime minister has not even given time to farmer's organisations to discuss the issue, said RKM national convenor and RKMS chief Shivkumar Sharma
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: RSS farmers’ union forewarned Centre in April about large-scale agitation
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh had cautioned and foretold the Centre of a large-scale farmers' agitation that could spread across the country.
As the farmers' protest in Madhya Pradesh entered its third day, people faced a shortage of milk and vegetables, despite government's efforts to smoothen the supply
Amid corruption and bureaucratic red-tapism, RSS farmers' body warns Centre of stronger agitation if unheard
RSS-affiliated farmers' body BKS has raised a red flag against the existing government policies related to the agricultural sector and the bureaucratic functioning, alleging that these factors have impoverished Indian farmers and compelled them to commit suicide.
The dispute’s fallout could have grave implications
In a month since demonetisation, various strata of society — including the Supreme Court — have raised questions against the faulty-implementation of the Prime Minister’s move to root out black money, but the most serious indictment has, perhaps, now come from within the ruling government’s larger political family.
BKS has raised a red flag against the Centre’s nod to 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in food processing and animal husbandry.
It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress.