Centre invites Punjab farmers’ unions for 2nd round of discussions on differences over new agriculture laws
The 3 December meeting comes after farmers’ leaders laid a condition for a ministerial meeting while calling off their 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab
Punjab must give assurance about safety of rail property, personnel before services resume, says Piyush Goyal
The ongoing farmers' protest against three farm laws has affected the supply of coal, fertilisers, etc, to the state while blocking goods to nearby states like Jammu and Kashmir
Congress mulls using Article 254(2) to bypass farm laws: All you need to know about the rarely-used provision
Article 254 (2) of the Constitution essentially allows a state law to prevail over a conflicting Central law in some circumstances
The government said that "in view of early arrival" of paddy in the states' markets, the procurement is being started earlier than usual 1 October timeline
Protesting farmers fear dismantling of MSP system, creation of large monopolies: Agri expert Ajay Vir Jakhar
Jakhar said that the bills will result in a trickle-down model, which will only benefit large companies, not farmers or small traders
Opponents of the Agriculture Bills see them as an attempt to dilute the public procurement system and say they could lead to exploitation of farmers by private companies
Several political parties, including NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal, have dubbed the three farm sector bills as 'anti-farmers'. SAD has also quit the Union Cabinet protesting against the bills
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.
Removing of GST on agri-inputs, revamping crop insurance scheme, considering land lease rental for fixing MSP and banning futures trade in agri-commodities are among the suggestions made by farm experts during their pre-Budget meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Govt hikes minimum support price of wheat by Rs 85 per quintal and pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal
The government on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 85 to Rs 1,925 a quintal and for pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal, official sources said
Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance
In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine appears to have succeeded, to a large extent, in getting its message across to the people in Latur, one of the few remaining Congress strongholds in the state.
Despite environmental benefits, experts doubt efficacy of zero budget natural farming, call for nation-wide scientific studies
Even if Zero Budget Natural Farming as proposed in the Economic Survey and the Union Budget 20198 is adopted nationally, challenges associated with modern agricultural farming like knowledge gap, availability of native seed banks, cold chain facilities, MSP, and marketing issues remain unresolved
Economic Survey 2018-19: Country moves to more stable and low level of inflation in last five fiscals
The country's inflation rate has moved to a more stable and low level in the last five fiscals, and controlling price surge remains a key policy focus area of the government, the Economic Survey for 2018-19 said on Thursday
The government has raised the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, a key kharif crop, by 3.7 percent to Rs 1,815 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesda
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Next govt should abolish minimum support price in 3 years, cut corporate tax by 5%: Economist Surjit Bhalla
The former Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member also said India is unlikely to fall in the middle-income trap
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwater
While the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
Pepisco drops case against Gujarat potato farmers: Lessons to be learnt by MNC in failed fight with domestic producers
Pepsico has been forced to come down on its knees after the threat of a boycott of its products in India gained traction
In mineral-rich Chhattisgarh, factory employees and farmers are uniting to fight Centre's 'anti-worker' policies
In Chhattisgarh, where voting has concluded for all the 11 Lok Sabha seats, political parties weren't the only ones reaching out to the electorate. Trade unions did their own outreach.
50 turmeric farmers from Telangana arrive in Varanasi to file nominations, contest against Narendra Modi
A group of 50 turmeric farmers from Telangana's Nizamabad arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to file their nomination as independent candidates to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.