Tobacco farmers' body urges govt for 'pragmatic' approach on cigarette taxation; says NCCD hike in Budget to increase smuggling
NCCD on cigarettes proposed in the Budget is a major setback to the FCV tobacco farmers who have been fighting torrential and unseasonal rainfall this year in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Unseasonal rains destroy maize crops in Karnataka’s Shivamogga; market rate for harvest dips by over 50%, says farmer
Unseasonal rains have wreaked havoc in Karnataka by not only disturbing the daily life of the people but also destroying the maize farms, which is one of the major commercial crops of the state
Kisan Sabha warns of agitation across Maharashtra if no relief given to rain-hit farmers, condemns detention of PJP MLA Bacchu Kadu
Farmers from across Maharashtra will launch an agitation if they are not provided immediate relief and assistance for crop damage due to unseasonal rains, the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha said on Thursday
Odisha govt begins assessing crop damage caused by Cyclone Phethai; temperatures to fall by at least 2 degrees tomorrow
Following Cyclone Phethai, there were reports about damage to paddy crops in some districts in the south and western regions of Odisha due to the unseasonal rains and details are being collected.
The supplies are expected to improve in coming days with rains receding in some parts helping transport of the crop to mandis
Tomato prices in most retail markets across the country have doubled to up to Rs 80 per kg in last 15 days due to sluggish supply owing to crop damage
The Assocham study, he said, was "factually incorrect" and was released to "compel government to reduce import duty on wheat"
The Prime Minister said that he has also asked banks to restructure loans of affected farmers and instructed insurance companies to pro-actively settle their claims.
A high-level central team headed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived in Uttar Pradesh to visit certain parts of the state to assess crop damage.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked the government to relax the specifications for procuring foodgrains, citing the "unprecedented crisis" being faced by farmers due to unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms in various parts of the country.
The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.