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Jul 05, 2018
Govt approves MSP hike for Kharif crops: Decision draws mixed reactions from agri-experts, farm bodiesStating that Kharif crops' MSP announcement was a "small victory" for farmers, Yogendra Yadav said, the support price fixed is not the rate the PM had promised in 2014
Apr 16, 2018
India's trade deficit with China up two-fold in a decade; can New Delhi benefit from Beijing's 'trade war' with Washington?India's trade deficit with China increased more than two-fold from $16 billion in 2007-08 to $51 billion in 2016-17, according to commerce ministry data.
Mar 06, 2018
Union minister says cotton production nearly doubled since Bt Cotton's introduction in 2002; facts show yields have stagnatedCotton yields have stagnated in the past decade even as the proportion of Bt Cotton in India's total cotton harvest rose seven times, a FactChecker analysis of government data shows.
Feb 09, 2018
Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fieldsMarathwada's farmers are now working as labourers in sugarcane fields, despite health risks, low wages, and the loss of their children's education.
Dec 05, 2017
Yashwant Sinha detained while leading farmers' march in Akola to protest Maharashtra govt apathyBJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha was detained by the police in Maharashtra's Akola on Monday evening while protesting against the government's "apathy" towards farmers of the Vidarbha region, a senior official said
Nov 13, 2017
Maharashtra cotton farmers likely to face Rs 10,000 crore loss due to pest attack, inadequate rainsTask force chairman Kishor Tiwari said the preliminary loss caused to the cotton economy due to a multitude of factors across Maharashtra is around Rs 10,000 crore
Oct 13, 2017
Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim livesIt is mostly landless labourers who put their lives at risk to earn anywhere between Rs 250 to Rs 500 a day.
Sep 25, 2017
Govt pegs 2.77% fall in kharif foodgrain output at 134.67 mtIndia's foodgrain production is estimated to decline by 3.86 million tonnes to 134.67 mt this kharif season on account of poor rains as well as floods in some parts of the country
Aug 31, 2017
Marathwada Diary: Farmers risk a dicey second sowing as rainfall failure stunts growth of Kharif cropsFarmers in Marathwada gamble on a second sowing in a desperate need to raise some cash ahead of Rabi season as they expect poor yield due to rainfall failure during first round of Kharif sowing
Aug 03, 2017
H1B not in firing line as Trump backs plan for major overhaul of legal immigrationDon’t be misled by the name of this Trumpian push - RAISE Act is not yet an Act, it is still a Bill and hundreds of such Bills get introduced in the US Congress every year. What is important is that Trump has singled out not just the Bill but also handpicked its authors and timed it to deflect any whining about his nothing burger on the promised Obamacare repeal.