Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicAgriculture sector

Topic: Agriculture sector

Protests against farm laws rooted in govt’s ‘communication failure’, say agri experts

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, three agricultural experts, Siraj Hussain, Ashok Gulati & Mekhala Krishnamurthy, weigh in on the contentious farm laws and the farmers’ protests.

Farmers adopt advanced tech, raise productivity when they have mobile phones: Study

Researchers looked at data from two programmes launched by the Indian government in mid-2000s to find a positive impact from increased access to information.

From debt to unemployment, Punjab’s entire economy needs reform, not just agriculture

The bread basket of India, Punjab was the richest state in the country for decades before it began falling behind several states.

Improve farm inputs, equip panchayats to verify buyers and make new farm laws work

In my project to evolve the PURA policy with former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, we travelled and met farmers from across India. Four points emerged.

About half of farm produce sold outside APMCs anyway. But Modi govt wants one-size-fits-all

The Modi govt claims the three new laws are re-creating the 1991 moment for agriculture. But those reforms were premised on decentralisation and deregulation.

Langar, ration, tractors and cards — how farmers are ready for long haul at Singhu border

Protesting the contentious agriculture laws, farmers have come prepared, with at least 2 months worth of ration, blankets to fight Delhi’s winter and even cards to pass time.

Punjab assembly passes bills negating Centre’s farm laws, now awaits President’s assent

The Punjab farm bills look to negate the Centre's laws and ensure minimum support price (MSP) for farmers. They also give powers to the state to impose stock limits.

‘Was told I’m speaking language of Pakistanis’ — Punjab BJP general secy quits over farm laws

Punjab BJP general secretary Malwinder Singh Kang resigned, saying he opposed the three farm laws but 'there is no space for any difference of opinion' in the party.

Why MNREGA wages are so low

Currently, the MNREGA wage rates of at least 17 of the 21 major states are even lower than the state minimum wage for agriculture.

Not all farmers are against Modi’s new farm laws, this group in Maharashtra is celebrating

Farmers associated with Shetkari Sanghatana, founded by economist Sharad Joshi in 1978, believe the laws are a step closer to their demand — freedom of access to markets.

On Camera

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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