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An organised, robust response to stubble burning is need of the hour
India

An organised, robust response to stubble burning is need of the hour

The solutions have to be viable, decentralised and scientific but for them to be truly sustainable they have to be economically viable for the farmer and markets where they engage

Why a farmers’ agitation 2.0 begins to roll out in Delhi
India

Why a farmers’ agitation 2.0 begins to roll out in Delhi

Delhi is again seeing a farmers’ agitation 2.0. They are arriving from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and different parts of Uttar Pradesh

Explained: Why farmers are protesting in Delhi once again
India

Explained: Why farmers are protesting in Delhi once again

Farmers belonging to different parts of the country have gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi for a day-long event to reiterate their demand for minimum support price and also raise the issue of unemployment in the country. Security arrangements were beefed up in the Capital ahead of the agitation

UP: SKM will commence 75-hour sit-in in Lakhimpur Kheri to advocate unmet demands
India

UP: SKM will commence 75-hour sit-in in Lakhimpur Kheri to advocate unmet demands

The umbrella group comprising about 40 farm organisations, primarily demands the proper implementation of MSP for crops. Activists also urged the centre to stop providing alleged protection to minister and son involved in Lakhimpur Kheri violence last year

Farmer leaders from Punjab apprehensive about Centre's new committee on minimum support price
India

Farmer leaders from Punjab apprehensive about Centre's new committee on minimum support price

Farmer leaders felt the committee should have limited itself to the issue of MSP while other topics such as ways to promote natural farming and crop diversification among others could have been dealt with separately

Explained: Why Stalin wants the Centre to advance paddy procurement by a month
India

Explained: Why Stalin wants the Centre to advance paddy procurement by a month

A number of factors, including the early release of Cauvery water from Mettur dam and a promise of MSP for all Kharif crops ahead of sowing, have boosted the farmers’ confidence for a bountiful harvest in the Kharif marketing season

Govt announces MSP hike for kharif season: What it is, how it is decided and what it means for farmers
India

Govt announces MSP hike for kharif season: What it is, how it is decided and what it means for farmers

MSP is the minimum price set by the government at which farmers can expect to sell their crop. It is also the price that government agencies pay when procuring the crop

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

'Victory for us': After farm laws repeal, unions to meet on 1 Dec over future course of action
India

'Victory for us': After farm laws repeal, unions to meet on 1 Dec over future course of action

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on 19 November that the three farm legislations will be repealed

Winter Session of Parliament begins today; here's what to expect
India

Winter Session of Parliament begins today; here's what to expect

The all-party meet held on Sunday ahead of the Winter Session witnessed Opposition parties demanding discussions on issues including price rise, Pegasus snooping row and BSF jurisdiction

Head-on | How Centre's 'soft' approach encourages Rakesh Tikait to push his incendiary agenda
Politics

Head-on | How Centre's 'soft' approach encourages Rakesh Tikait to push his incendiary agenda

The attempt to weaponise the movement by politically affiliated farmers’ union leaders ahead of the 2022 UP Assembly election will continue as long as the government and the Supreme Court remain silent spectators

PM should express grief in Parliament over death of farmers during agri-law protests: Rakesh Tikait
India

PM should express grief in Parliament over death of farmers during agri-law protests: Rakesh Tikait

Tikait lashed out at the government over the MSP issue and said that the system would continue 'only on paper' despite Centre's assurance

Explained: What is MSP and how prices for Kharif crops changed in last 10 years
India

Explained: What is MSP and how prices for Kharif crops changed in last 10 years

Between 2011 and 2021, the MSPs of millets like ragi, jowar and bajra have grown the most, with that of ragi having more than tripled in the last 10 years

Centre hikes MSP for kharif crops for 2021-2022; check new prices for paddy, pules, oilseeds here
India

Centre hikes MSP for kharif crops for 2021-2022; check new prices for paddy, pules, oilseeds here

Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Cabinet has approved the MSP of 14 kharif crops and farmers would get 50 to 85 percent returns over their cost of production

Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait responds to Narendra Modi, says won't allow business over hunger, need law on MSP
India

Farmers' Protest: Rakesh Tikait responds to Narendra Modi, says won't allow business over hunger, need law on MSP

The BKU spokesperson, responding to Modi's address, said, "There will not be business over hunger in the country. If hunger goes up, price of crops will be decided accordingly. Those wanting business over hunger will be driven out of the country."

Surprising that farmers doubt Modi govt's intent, Sitharaman tells News18, says MSP has been rising since 2013-14
India

Surprising that farmers doubt Modi govt's intent, Sitharaman tells News18, says MSP has been rising since 2013-14

In an exclusive interview with Network18 group editor Rahul Joshi, Sitharaman reiterated what the government has been saying for long — that it wants farmers to come to the table and air their concerns

From MSP guarantee to pathway for 'repealing' agri laws, a look at protesting farmers' proposed agenda for talks
India

From MSP guarantee to pathway for 'repealing' agri laws, a look at protesting farmers' proposed agenda for talks

The fears regarding the eventual 'dismantling' of the MSP system constitute a major sticking point in the talks

BJP leaders hail Modi for 'setting record straight' on farm laws; Congress hits back, says farmers, not Oppn protesting
India

BJP leaders hail Modi for 'setting record straight' on farm laws; Congress hits back, says farmers, not Oppn protesting

A number of leaders from the ruling BJP as well as the Opposition parties took to Twitter to voice their opinion after Modi clarified Centre's stand on the three contentious farm laws

Narendra Modi's point-by-point rebuttal to narrative against farm laws rips lies to shreds
India

Narendra Modi's point-by-point rebuttal to narrative against farm laws rips lies to shreds

Winning hearts and minds of farmers and building trust will be a long process, but Opposition has received the prime minister's message

Farms Acts necessary for Green Revolution 2.0; transparency, income support, incentives and communication are key
Lifestyle

Farms Acts necessary for Green Revolution 2.0; transparency, income support, incentives and communication are key

India's Farm Acts are a much needed step to get us to Green Revolution 2.0, which in turn will ensure food security at an environmentally appropriate cost. But the laws need transparency, appropriate incentives, and good communication to happen right.