Crores allocated but Delhi smog from stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana likely to persist this winter too
Despite subsidies offered by state government, the capital cost requirement involved in alternatives to crop burning remains high, say experts
Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP banks on Modi's appeal, but faces challenge of farm distress, quota demands
The Maharashtra Assembly election will test whether the BJP still retains the momentum that it had during the Lok Sabha battle
Onion farmers' distress: Verghese Kurien's formula of giving farmers 50% of market price of harvest can help
The government’s formula of subsidies and grants is akin to treating a farmer like a beggar who holds out his bowl for charity and alms.
'Farmers have realised only agitation, not reasoning will lead to action': MS Swaminathan extends support to march
Professor MS Swaminathan, better known as the 'Father of the Green Revolution', spoke in support of the Kisan Mukti March (farmers' freedom march) in Delhi on Friday.
Mayawati slams BJP for police action on Kisan Kranti Yatra protesters at Delhi-UP border, warns of consequences
Stressing that every section of the society has been hit by the "anti- poor and anti-farmer" policies of the BJP-led central and state governments, the BSP president said the farmers, particularly, were facing immense problems.
Kisan Kranti Yatra updates: Delhi Police justifies action against farmers, says they used 'minimum required force'
Kisan Kranti Yatra LIVE updates: The Delhi Police justified action against protesting farmers. In a statement, it said, "Despite persuasive methods requesting them to wait till outcome of talks of their leaders with the government, a section of crowd turned violent and tried to break barricades forcefully through tractor-trolleys and were also carrying lathis."
Kisan Kranti Yatra: Centre says committee to look into demands, but protesters not satisfied with assurances
The Kisan Kranti Yatra, which began from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on 23 September, was joined by farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
For NDA's move to raise MSPs of monsoon crops to matter, agriculture needs structural changes, says economic analyst
Madhura Swaminathan talked about the challenges facing Indian agriculture, including low MSPs and farm income and disagreement with Aadhaar-enabled food security in the PDS.
MSP hike: Centre's bonanza means little to farmers as govt lacks storage and funds needed to buy most of the produce
The government announces MSP for most crops to set a benchmark, but state agencies mainly buy limited quantities of staples such as rice and wheat at those prices
Venkaiah Naidu says farm loan waiver is not 'permanent solution,' says farmers should take up allied activities
Pitching for more pro-farmer policies, M Venkaiah Naidu said loan waiver is not a permanent solution and in the long-term, it would affect the agriculture sector.
India deserves gratitude for its stand on food security, says MS Swaminathan, scientist behind green revolution
Ending hunger and ensuring food security should be the basis for negotiations on agriculture at the WTO, eminent farm scientist MS Swaminathan said, as he appreciated India's strong stand on food security
Soumya Swaminathan becomes first Indian to hold deputy director general post at WHO: All you need to know
Soumya's position is also the highest post held by an Indian in the WHO.
The NDA presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, arrived in Mumbai on Saturday for a brief campaign in Maharashtra for the 17 July elections
Madhya Pradesh protests: Congress accuses BJP govts of neglecting farmers, says Modi reneged on promises
Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in Haryana of neglecting farmers, and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to fulfil his promise of remunerative crop prices
Nearly 26 farmers' associations have called for a shutdown in 45,000 villages across Rajasthan to press for their demands even after BKS called off its proposed stir
Farmers performed yoga and blocked highways between 9 am to 12 noon as a mark of protest.
In less fraught times, it may have been possible to evolve a consensus on the former Lok Sabha Speaker, Meira Kumar as next President of India
MS Swaminathan, is hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain.
Eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan on Monday visited Apollo Hospital and enquired about the health status of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment.
Government's claim of a "considerable" drop in farmers' suicides in the country did not impress the Supreme Court which on Friday said there should be no such cases at all.