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As coronavirus outbreak exposes faultlines in long supply chains, are locally self-sufficient economies the way forward?
Opinion

As coronavirus outbreak exposes faultlines in long supply chains, are locally self-sufficient economies the way forward?

A lot of food in India was and largely still is produced by small and marginal farmers. The lives of such farmers tended to be hard even at the best of times. The coronavirus crisis and its economic impact probably won’t leave them untouched. A shift to local may help at least some of them.

Google Doodle dedicated to all grocery workers ensuring essential goods are available during the pandemic
World

Google Doodle dedicated to all grocery workers ensuring essential goods are available during the pandemic

This week is is dedicated to the teaching community and workers in the food industry that is ensuring goods are available to people.

Pre-monsoon sowing of kharif crops begins, paddy acreage up 27%; govt to hold national video conference on 16 April
Business

Pre-monsoon sowing of kharif crops begins, paddy acreage up 27%; govt to hold national video conference on 16 April

Total area planted under all kharif crops has increased to 48.76 lakh hectare so far this season as against 37.12 lakh hectare in same period last year.

Govt disburses Rs 15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN scheme during lockdown
Business

Govt disburses Rs 15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN scheme during lockdown

The government has disbursed the first instalment of Rs 15,841 crore to 7.92 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme, since 24 March, the day lockdown was announced to curb COVID-19

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian farmers feed strawberries, broccoli to cattle as lockdown hits transport
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian farmers feed strawberries, broccoli to cattle as lockdown hits transport

Maharashtra:</strong> As hundreds of millions of Indians remain locked down to stem the spread of coronavirus, some of its cattle are getting treated to strawberries and broccoli that farmers are struggling to transport and sell in cities amid the three-week lockdown

Maharashtra Budget 2020: Uddhav Thackeray-led govt announces farm sops, hikes VAT on petrol, diesel
Business

Maharashtra Budget 2020: Uddhav Thackeray-led govt announces farm sops, hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

In its maiden budget, the Maha vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra on Friday announced sops for farmers, proposed to increase VAT on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre and reduced electricity duty for industries

Over 14,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra between October 2014 and August 2019, govt tells Legislative Council
India

Over 14,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra between October 2014 and August 2019, govt tells Legislative Council

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra recently announced a loan waiver scheme for farmers.

Govt to allow onion export from 15 March as kitchen staple's price stabilises; decision to boost farmers' income: Piyush Goyal
Business

Govt to allow onion export from 15 March as kitchen staple's price stabilises; decision to boost farmers' income: Piyush Goyal

The government last week decided to lift nearly six-month-old ban on onion export as prices are likely to fall sharply due to bumper rabi crop.

P Chidambaram slams Centre's move to make crop insurance voluntary; says there can be nothing more anti-farmer
Business

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

Farmers’ stir in Noida enters 10th day as meetings with officials remain inconclusive; demands include compensation for land acquired by authorities
India

Farmers’ stir in Noida enters 10th day as meetings with officials remain inconclusive; demands include compensation for land acquired by authorities

Scores of young men held a shirtless protest on Wednesday as part of an ongoing farmers' agitation against the Noida Authority

Budget 2020: Govt must give priority to agriculture, empower farm sector to revive economy; don't hand out doles and sops
Business

Budget 2020: Govt must give priority to agriculture, empower farm sector to revive economy; don't hand out doles and sops

In Budget 2020, it is fervently hoped that the government will focus on genuinely empowering the farm sector.

'Uttam' changes to Best, 'Sutar' to Carpenter as PM-Kisan Yojana beneficiaries' names in Maharashtra's Sangli get lost in translation
India

'Uttam' changes to Best, 'Sutar' to Carpenter as PM-Kisan Yojana beneficiaries' names in Maharashtra's Sangli get lost in translation

Several farmers in Sangli district of western Maharashtra had to face hardships after their names got translated into English while enrolling for the PM-Kisan Yojana.

Union Budget 2020-21 to be presented on 1 February; stock exchanges to remain open despite being a Saturday
Business

Union Budget 2020-21 to be presented on 1 February; stock exchanges to remain open despite being a Saturday

This will be the first full-year budget of the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government after returning to power in 2019

Gujarat Congress accuses state govt of ‘multi-crore’ crop insurance scam, say farmers in Junagadh paid 80-90% less than entitled amount
India

Gujarat Congress accuses state govt of ‘multi-crore’ crop insurance scam, say farmers in Junagadh paid 80-90% less than entitled amount

Opposition Congress on Tuesday alleged a "multi-crore crop insurance scam" under the watch of the BJP government in Gujarat, a charge denied by the ruling party.

13 farmers booked for stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli; case registered in Thanabhawan, Jhinjhana
India

13 farmers booked for stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli; case registered in Thanabhawan, Jhinjhana

District Magistrate Rakhilesh Singh said nine farmers in Jhinjhana police station area and four in Thanabhawan police station area

Centre disburses Rs 36,000 cr to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Business

Centre disburses Rs 36,000 cr to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

Since PM-KISAN is an ongoing scheme and beneficiaries are added continuously, it is not possible to give an estimate of the expenditure till 2022, the minister said.

Karnataka Assembly bypolls: BS Yediyurappa says BJP will win all 15 constituencies, promises pro-farmer budget in February
Politics

Karnataka Assembly bypolls: BS Yediyurappa says BJP will win all 15 constituencies, promises pro-farmer budget in February

Among 15 Karnataka constituencies going to the bypolls, 12 were held by Congress and three by JD(S), whose coalition government collapsed due to rebellion by the disqualified MLAs.

In Jharkhand poll rallies, BJP's Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC, Congress' Rahul Gandhi promises farm loan waiver
Politics

In Jharkhand poll rallies, BJP's Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC, Congress' Rahul Gandhi promises farm loan waiver

At poll rallies in Jharkhand, Amit Shah set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting 'each and every' infiltrator will be identified and expelled before the next general election

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari says Maharashtra govt concerned over unemployment, to enact law providing 80% reservation for locals
India

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari says Maharashtra govt concerned over unemployment, to enact law providing 80% reservation for locals

BS Koshyari on Sunday said the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is concerned over unemployment and it will enact a law to ensure 80 percent reservation in private sector jobs for the "sons of the soil".