In Karnataka's Boragaon, farmers suffer losses worth lakhs in lockdown merely months after damaging floods
As the country shuts over a nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus, farmers in Karnataka's Boragaon village stare at rotting crops and losses worth lakhs already, bringing their lives to a screeching halt.
Farmers' issue limited to advertisements, billboards under Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government is only paying lip service to farmers' problem and its interest is only limited to advertisements and billboards
Members in Lok Sabha on Tuesday raised problems related to agriculture, including the delay in procurement of produce, rise in the cost of inputs, late payment of crop insurance and adversities of weather, and sought steps to increase the income of farmers.
Narendra Modi rewards Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan with nine ministers, reaches out to farmers, tribals
The five persons from Madhya Pradesh who have been named as ministers are Narendra Tomar, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Dharmendra Pradhan, Prahlad Singh Patel and Faggan Singh Kulaste.
On the fourth episode of #FirstpostConversations, Rupali Mehra talks to All India Kisan Sabha president Dr Ashok Dhawale, agricultural economist R Ramakumar, and BJP spokesperson Shweta Shalini about the undoing of India’s agricultural growth
As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states
Lok Sabha Election 2019; Andhra Pradesh edition: Sharmila Reddy of YSR Congress tells Firstpost Chandrababu Naidu is a massive failure
In this interview, Sajaya speaks to YS Sharmila Reddy, who plays a central role in the YSR Congress Party, led by YS Rajasekhar.
Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra built their exhibition Farmer is a Wrestler after having visited the homes of farmers who had committed suicide
Budget 2019 could veer towards populism; expect income tax rationalisation, higher deductions for healthcare and investment
Last year, personal income taxes were untouched and mutual fund investments were hit thanks to the return of the dreadful LTCG for equities
Budget 2019: Expect no big surprises, taxes may stay where they are as GST has put a block on most indirect taxes
By dragging the Budget announcement one month earlier to February, technically taking a call on the revised budgeted numbers makes less sense as while 10 months would have passed, information will be available for 9 months.
BJD attacks Centre over paddy MSP, says it will hold a 'mega' rally in Delhi on 8 Jan to press for its increase
The farmers' wing of the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal said party leaders, workers and farmers will participate in the procession in New Delhi.
Govt mulling zero interest on timely farm loan repayment as New Year's gift; premium on horticultural crops may be reduced
To provide immediate relief, one of the proposals being studied is to waive 4 percent interest rate on farmers repaying farm loan promptly within the due date.
Harsh Goenka says he was 'misunderstood' for his tweet on farm loan waivers; 'didn't mean to take a dig' at farmers
Harsh Goenka says he is a proud Indian and is concerned how to get an immediate and sustained solution for agrarian distress in the country
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh farm loan waivers: Politics of sops can kill an economy; fiscal indiscipline no pathway for poll wins
Farm loan waivers are not new to the Indian economy. In 2008-09, the UPA-I government announced a farm loan waiver of Rs 60,000 crore. It hit the exchequer, and not the banks, but it distorted the credit culture since it discouraged farmers from paying up their dues.
Farmers are 'liability' for Narendra Modi govt, claims Rahul Gandhi; says issue of unemployment, farmer distress must be solved
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the BJP government over the issue of jobs and farmers' dues, saying the Modi government considers farmers as a "liability". He also claimed that every institution in the country is being attacked.
Sugarcane has become a bitter crop for Maharashtra. Ethanol is just one more way by which it seeks to gain legitimacy.
Rahul Gandhi says if corporate loans can be waived, why not for farmers too; but does one wrong justify another?
On the issue of farmer distress, Rahul Gandhi’s speech was nothing but good politics and bad economics
Distressed farmers of Kisan Putra Andolan movement seek abolition of 'anti-farmer' Article 31B of Constitution
A farmers' group has taken its fight for higher remuneration to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution
Democracy In India Part 7: Country's polity vastly unaccountable to citizens despite relative success of democratic process
Recent farmer protests show that those making policies do not represent them, or those ruling democracy are far removed from the masses and their issues.
In Congress plenary session, Rahul Gandhi-led party likely to attack BJP over farmer crisis, unemployment
Ahead of polls in some states and the 2019 general elections, the Congress has decided to up the ante over issues related to agriculture, employment and poverty as it prepares to take on the ruling BJP, party sources said.