Insider Take By D.Narain, Simon Wiebusch Bayer CropScience Limited | Economy Under Lockdown | Agriculture
Agriculture industry veterans D.Narain, Senior Bayer Representative, SouthAsia and Managing Director, Bayer CropScience Limited and Simon Wiebusch, COO Bayer CropScience Division of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka highlight challenges faced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers
Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time
Farmer in Nagpur district hangs himself over mounting debt; deceased's father had also ended life five months earlier
Pramod Jane's suicide comes over five months after his 85-year-old father Gopal killed himself by setting ablaze a crop heap and jumping into it
Govt removes export incentives for onion to discourage outbound shipments as prices rise in domestic market
The government has removed incentives for export of fresh and chilled onions, a move aimed at discouraging outbound shipments of the kitchen staple due to rising prices in the domestic market
Rajasthan begins implementing farm loan waiver; cultivators to get relief for sums borrowed from cooperative, development banks
The Rajasthan government on Thursday started conducting camps at all the district headquarters for waiving off loans of farmers
60-year-old farmer commits suicide in Maharashtra’s Mukhed village due to crop failure and debt burden, say police
A 60-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Yeola apparently due to crop failure and debt burden
Competitive populism in the form of farm loan waivers and other schemes ahead of the general polls would inflate cumulative fiscal deficit of states, a report by India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has pointed out
Air India revival plan: Govt seeks Parliament nod for Rs 2,345 cr equity infusion for ailing Maharaja
Air India has debt worth around Rs 55,000 crore.
'It's done': Rahul Gandhi tweets after MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan govts announce farm loan waiver
The Congress-led government in Rajasthan announced that it would bear a burden of Rs 18,000 crore in the farm loan waivers, fulfilling its promise to farmers ahead of the state Assembly polls
Assam government approves farm loan waiver up to Rs 600 crore taken through Kisan Credit Card, PSU banks
Assam government has also sanctioned an interest relief scheme which will enable around 19 lakh farmers to take loans at zero interest from the next financial year.
On 30 November, Delhi saw one of its largest congregations of farmers with over 35,000 of them from across the country marching from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament street, protesting a wide range of issues that have plagued the agricultural community for decades.
Agriculture Ministry contradicts previous reports of demonetisation, admits farmers were unable to buy fertilisers, seeds
Official sources said the earlier report on demonetisation was based on the statement of the Chairman of the National Seeds Corporation which did not take into account seed distribution by various other channels.
Gujarat farmer attempts suicide in front of Vijay Rupani; man had been protesting encroachment near his land
Mashribhai Dodiya consumed pesticide as soon as Rupani started addressing the public at the village where he earlier inaugurated a new marketing yard.
Kisan Kranti Yatra updates: Delhi Police justifies action against farmers, says they used 'minimum required force'
Kisan Kranti Yatra LIVE updates: The Delhi Police justified action against protesting farmers. In a statement, it said, "Despite persuasive methods requesting them to wait till outcome of talks of their leaders with the government, a section of crowd turned violent and tried to break barricades forcefully through tractor-trolleys and were also carrying lathis."
Kisan Kranti Yatra: Centre says committee to look into demands, but protesters not satisfied with assurances
The Kisan Kranti Yatra, which began from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on 23 September, was joined by farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Maharashtra farmer consumes poison in attempt to commit suicide after bank in Aurangabad denies crop loan; condition critical
A farmer tried to commit suicide inside the premises of a bank in Aurangabad on Saturday after he was allegedly denied a crop loan, police said.
"This pressurised piped irrigation project is to be designed in such a way that every farmer will be able to attach their micro irrigation systems at a later stage to the outlets provided at every one-hectare level. This will ensure “Har Khet Ko Pani," the company said.
Monsoon rains, vital for Asia’s third largest economy, hit Kerala at the end of May, a few days earlier than normal, brightening the outlook for agricultural and economic output