Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicAgriculture Crisis

Topic: Agriculture Crisis

Punjab farmers accept Modi govt’s offer to talk, but cracks emerge in their unity

Seven leaders will represent farmer bodies’ conglomerate AIKSCC in Wednesday’s talks with Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal.

Farmers, districts ready for another wave of locusts coming from Iran and Pakistan in July

Locust swarms from their spring-breeding habitats in East Africa and Iran-Pakistan may travel to India by early July. Experts also say breeding will take place during monsoon.

Agri to infra, Budget 2020 takes a calculated path to revive demand, boost economic growth

The underlying assumption in the Budget’s economic strategy is that the Indian economy appears to have bottomed out and is expected to pick up in 2020-21.

Loan waivers don’t help, we need to make farmers self-reliant: RSS

In the last 12 months alone, two poll-bound states, Karnataka and Rajasthan, have announced loan waivers, as have Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

If we can afford to recapitalise banks and a bullet train, why not MSP for farmers?

This could be the first step in the right direction but it cannot solve all the farmers’ grievances,

On Camera

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Illustration: Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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