Farmers Strike News
The call for Bharat Bandh was given by All India Kisan Federation president Prem Singh Bhangu after the fifth round of talks between farmers' leaders and the Centre failed. The sixth round of talks is slated to occur on 9 December
Punjab farmers to lift rail blockade from Monday, but threaten to return if concerns not addressed in 15 days
Protests at toll plazas, outside railway stations, shopping malls and residences of BJP leaders will continue, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) said
Protesting farmers lift blockade from Delhi-Amritsar railway tracks after court directs Punjab govt to look into demands
Farmers squatting on the Amritsar-Delhi rail tracks called off their agitation following the intervention of the high court, which asked the state government to look into their demands
Farmers protest Narendra Modi's 'non-committal' stand on farm loan waivers, to go on strike on 8 and 9 January
AIKS called for 'Gramin Bharat Bandh' on 8 and 9 January, which has been supported by the Bhumi Adhikar Sabha, an outfit demanding land for poor farmers for agricultural purposes.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar calls farmers' 10-day protest 'issue-less'; says organisers only hurting rural income
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday mocked the 10-day farmers' protest that has been launched across seven states in the country by calling it "issue-less".
Government needs to ensure price support for farmers in case of glut, outside of MSP
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Hardik Patel says government shouldn't compel farmers to become Naxals
Mandsaur: Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel said the government shouldn't "compel farmers to become Naxals".
Marathwada Diary: Farmers' distress goes beyond weather patterns, to intensify protests if demands not met by 25 July
Why did the farmers’ strike break out now and not during years of drought in Marathwada? Agriculture experts point out that the timing proves how agrarian distress is much more than weather patterns – it is rooted in policies that result in water mismanagement and rising input costs, amid an absence of fair credit systems or support prices.
Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Complete debt of 36 lakh cultivators will be written off, says Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis Sunday said around 36 lakh farmers in the state, covered under the recently announced farm loan waiver scheme, will have their entire debt waived
Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Less than 15 lakh farmers will benefit from scheme, claims Congress
The Maharashtra Congress Saturday claimed that less than 15 lakh farmers will get the benefit of the farm loan waiver scheme announced by the state government
Faced with financial constraints after announcing the "biggest ever" farmers' loan waiver in the country, the Maharashtra government has decided to open a separate bank account to receive donations for the scheme from people
Assuring an early notification to implement the recent budget decision, Amarinder Singh said the farmers whose loans have been waived in Punjab stood immediately exempt from repayment of their debts
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday urged bank officials to not issue any notice or take action against farmers benefiting from the crop loan waiver scheme.
A 55-year-old tribal farmer allegedly committed suicide in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district reportedly because of debt burden, officials said on Friday.
A fortnight after five farmers were killed in police firing in Mandsaur district, three senior officers, including the then collector Swatantra Kumar Singh and SP OP Tripathi, were suspended on Wednesday "for failing to maintain law and order".
The Congress on Tuesday termed Punjab's farm loan waiver as a "historic step" and accused the Modi government of running away from its responsibility towards the debt-ridden farmers, demanding that it replicate the step taken by its state government.
Three farmers allegedly ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh in the past 24 hours due to distress over debts, taking the suicide toll in the state since 8 June to 15.
Arvind Kejriwal said that the BJP has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court, stating that it won't implement the Swaminathan Committee report, which promises 50 percent profit to farmers
More than 100 people were booked by the police on Friday for allegedly blocking national highway at various places during farmers protest in Haryana.
Farmers' strike: Protesters block national highways, plan to perform 'shavasana' on International Yoga Day
Indian farmers have now resorted to blocking national highways to further shed light on their cause.