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Punjab's Bhagawant Mann meets protesting farmers, announces new dates for sowing paddy
India

Punjab's Bhagawant Mann meets protesting farmers, announces new dates for sowing paddy

According to an official release, it was earlier decided to undertake paddy cultivation in a staggered manner by dividing the entire state into four zones with date of transplantation in order to save the fast-depleting groundwater

Heavy police deployment at Chandigarh-Mohali border as farmers plan indefinite protest in capital
India

Heavy police deployment at Chandigarh-Mohali border as farmers plan indefinite protest in capital

Police have put up barricades, tippers and rolled out water cannons to prevent protesting farmers from entering Chandigarh

Restriction on agricultural exports are an 'indirect tax' on farmers, says Bharat Krishak Samaj
India

Restriction on agricultural exports are an 'indirect tax' on farmers, says Bharat Krishak Samaj

India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of measures to control rising domestic prices, according to an official notification

Farmers in Europe stir up biogas to free itself from Russian energy
World

Farmers in Europe stir up biogas to free itself from Russian energy

The European Biogas Association says the European Union could quickly scale up the production of bio-methane, which is pumped into natural gas networks

BJP targets AAP govt in Punjab over farmers' suicide, power cuts
India

BJP targets AAP govt in Punjab over farmers' suicide, power cuts

BJP also hit out at the state government for its alleged use of force on farmers seeking compensation for their damaged crops

Faith in judiciary increased: Kin of farmers killed in Lakhimpur after Supreme Court cancels accused's bail
India

Faith in judiciary increased: Kin of farmers killed in Lakhimpur after Supreme Court cancels accused's bail

The Supreme Court had on 18 April cancelled the bail granted to Ashish Mishra by the Allahabad High Court and asked him to surrender in a week

Government to organise week-long nationwide campaign for farmers from 25 April
India

Government to organise week-long nationwide campaign for farmers from 25 April

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar would be launching a nationwide workshop on crop insurance organised by the common service centre

Samyukt Kisan Morcha to observe 'MSP Guarantee Week' from 11 to 17 April
India

Samyukt Kisan Morcha to observe 'MSP Guarantee Week' from 11 to 17 April

During the week, farmer unions will hold dharnas, demonstrations and seminars across the country, the SKM said in a statement on Sunday

Interview | People beat forces trying to use farmers as crutches against BJP in polls: Narendra Singh Tomar
India

Interview | People beat forces trying to use farmers as crutches against BJP in polls: Narendra Singh Tomar

The union agriculture minister said that the withdrawal of the laws despite their being vital to the government’s vision to uplift the lives of the farmers was a tough decision.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Were confident of winning with full majority, says Ajay Mishra Teni
India

Uttar Pradesh elections: Were confident of winning with full majority, says Ajay Mishra Teni

Ajay Mishra Teni was at the centre of controversy after his son Ashish Mishra Teni's convoy ploughed into the protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in October last year

UP Assembly Elections 2022: Why BJP sees 55 seats in Phase 2 of UP polls as a tough task
Politics

UP Assembly Elections 2022: Why BJP sees 55 seats in Phase 2 of UP polls as a tough task

Of the 55 seats, the BJP had won 38 in 2017 while the Samajwadi Party bagged 15. The areas going to polls in this phase have a sizeable Muslim population and also considered strongholds of the Akhilesh Yadav-led party

Anna Hazare set for hunger strike on Maharashtra’s wine policy: Uncorking new proposal, why people are angry
India

Anna Hazare set for hunger strike on Maharashtra’s wine policy: Uncorking new proposal, why people are angry

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state has decided to allow the sale of wine at supermarkets and walk-in stores with an area over 1,000 square feet

Rakesh Tikait slams Centre, says farmers would observe 'Betrayal Day' tomorrow
Politics

Rakesh Tikait slams Centre, says farmers would observe 'Betrayal Day' tomorrow

National spokesperson of the farmers' union claimed the over-a-year-long protest at Delhi's borders was withdrawn on the basis of a letter of promises but those remain unfulfilled

Kisan Diwas 2021: Date, history and significance of National Farmers' Day
India

Kisan Diwas 2021: Date, history and significance of National Farmers' Day

This year, the Kisan Diwas comes at a time of the year when farmers celebrate the withdrawal of the three contentious farm reform laws by the government

Punjab: Farmers continue to block railway tracks; movement of 156 trains affected
India

Punjab: Farmers continue to block railway tracks; movement of 156 trains affected

Farmers have launched the agitation demanding a complete loan waiver, compensation to the families of those who died during the year-long anti-farm laws stir and withdrawal of the criminal cases slapped against them

PM at National Conclave: Narendra Modi bats for natural farming, says right time to take big steps
India

PM at National Conclave: Narendra Modi bats for natural farming, says right time to take big steps

Addressing the National Conclave on Natural Farming being held in Gujarat via video conference, Modi said this is the right time to take big steps before the issues related to farming become severe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers, scientists on natural farming today
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers, scientists on natural farming today

Over 5,000 farmers will be present at the summit, in addition to the farmers connecting live through ICAR, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and ATMA network in states

Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for 2021-26; scheme to benefit 22L farmers
India

Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for 2021-26; scheme to benefit 22L farmers

According to the statement by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, it approved support of Rs.37,454 crore to States and Rs 20,434.56 crore of debt servicing for loans availed by the government for irrigation development during PMKSY 2016-21

Farmers at Singhu border dismantle a makeshift town after ending 15-month protest, to leave site tomorrow
India

Farmers at Singhu border dismantle a makeshift town after ending 15-month protest, to leave site tomorrow

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, which spearheaded the farmers' agitation, had on Thursday announced the suspension of the protest that began over a year ago to seek the repeal of the Centre's farm laws

What is zero budget farming and why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is batting for it
India

What is zero budget farming and why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is batting for it

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced that the Centre will form a committee, comprising of representatives from the Centre, state governments, farmers, scientists and economists to look into the issues of zero budget farming, minimum support price