Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery
One of the most critical challenges that the current coronavirus pandemic has underscored is India's ability of the food sector to effectively cope with crisis situations.
P Chidambaram slams Centre's move to make crop insurance voluntary; says there can be nothing more anti-farmer
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday termed as "retrograde" the decision of the Centre to make crop insurance voluntary and said there can be nothing more anti-farmer
Haryana chief minister to launch Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana today; scheme aims to provide social security to families in state
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana from Red Bishop, Panchkula on 30 August.
Rising cow vigilantism curbs cattle trade in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana; farmers incur losses due to menace of stray livestock
Farmers have suffered massive losses in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana because the rise of cow vigilantism has also led to a spike in the number of stray cattle that damage crops.
One-time farm loan waiver, crop insurance scheme to be part of Congress' Lok Sabha election promises
Besides a one-time loan waiver, the other promises being considered by the Congress for farmers for the Lok Sabha polls include a new crop insurance scheme and promotion of food processing, Congress' farmers' welfare department head Nana Patole said.
Cabinet may announce relief package for farmers before interim budget; plan includes waiving premium for crop insurance
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh had recently indicated that the government would announce an agriculture package before the 2019-20 budget. The NDA government will present an interim budget on 1 February.
Ambitious agricultural credit targets set by the government have been consistently exceeded;
Farm distress: Govt must restructure subsidy regime, invest more in rural infrastructure and agricultural research
Speeding up overall economic growth will absorb the slack in the agricultural sector and push up farm wages.
Chhattisgarh polls: Farmers in Dhamtari, Balod districts wracked by drought, non-payment of crop insurance for 2017
Farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari and Balod districts are anticipating a repeat of the 2017 severe drought situation this year too.
Food inflation is falling sharply: Good news for urban consumers but not for poor farmers; shows MSP pill hasn’t worked yet
The situation is particularly bad for debt-ridden small farmers with tiny landholdings.
Kisan Kranti Yatra: After raising minimum support prices, will the Centre blink and waive farmers’ loans?
There is yet another way of providing relief to farmers, easy and popular though not necessarily the best way to address the issue – waiving off their loans.
Sharad Yadav urges Election Commission to clear doubts about EVMs, reiterates call for return to ballot papers
Sharad Yadav on Monday urged the Election Commission to clarify doubts regarding electronic voting machines (EVM) and demanded that elections should be held on ballot paper.
Farmers are still unaware of the details of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) even as the government and insurers are trying to increase the penetration in the non-loanee segment, said a climate risk management firm WRMS
Marathwada farmers complain of low payout under PMPVY scheme; 30 lakh farmers yet to receive any money
Over 30 lakh farmers in drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra are yet to receive payout under Pradhan Mantri Pik Vima Yojana (PMPVY) crop insurance scheme
Govt approves MSP hike for Kharif crops: Decision draws mixed reactions from agri-experts, farm bodies
Stating 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
Revamping agriculture: Govt scores high on intent, patchy on implementation; litmus test will be persuading states to reform
If PM Modi is really serious about doing his bit for agriculture, he and Amit Shah must push BJP governments to execute the needed agriculture reforms.
If the farmer protests escalate, it will stoke inflation, apply brakes on economic growth and hamper Narendra Modi’s prime ministerial aspirations in 2019.
India's agritech startups are employing data mining and AI to improve crop yield, make farming profitable
Agritech startups are disrupting the Indian agricultural economy in unexpected ways by employing data mining and AI to help improve crop yield.
Farmers body calls Union Budget 2018 anti-farmer, pro-corporate; alleges govt manipulated input cost figures
Farmers leaders said BJP had forgot its poll promise of 1.5 times return of input cost since it had come to power in 2014.
The government should focus more on creating awareness on crop insurance with farmers through training about the benefit of the scheme at Krishi Vikas Kendra and rural NGOs