Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Farmer

Zero-budget natural farming should become a mass movement, says PM Modi in Varanasi

Addressing an event in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, PM Modi said people should be made aware of the benefits of zero-budget farming, which reduces the cost of agriculture.

Rakesh Tikait urges President Biden to focus on farmers’ concern during meeting with PM Modi

Tikait also appealed to Indians living in the US to raise banners saying 'No Farmer No Food' as mark of protest when Modi will go to speak at the UN General Assembly on 25 September.

Protesting farmers to observe Independence Day as ‘Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas’

Farmers are planning to mark the day with Tiranga rallies at block and tehsil levels following a call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha. However, the farmers stressed they will not enter Delhi.

PM Modi transfers Rs 19,500 cr to over 9.75 cr beneficiaries under PM-KISAN scheme

Govt has so far transferred nine installments amounting to Rs 1.57 lakh crore to farmers under the scheme. Eligible farmers get Rs 6,000 a year in three quarterly installments.

Indian farmer and soldier as ‘he’— why 21st century editors are at war with their keyboards

Grammar is not a divine monolith. If we don’t include all people when we write, even a single pronoun can snip a little girl’s dreams.

Percentage of suicides by daily-wage laborers have nearly doubled between 2014 and 2018

According to the latest NCRB data, the daily wage earners and those with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh accounted for the highest number of suicide victims.

Modi govt must treat farmers as businessmen & introduce ease of doing agri-business index

If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.

Zero-budget farming: Why Budget 2019 isn’t in sync with PM Modi’s promises to farmers

Modi wants to double farm incomes, but Budget 2019 barely mentioned the sector, leave alone announcing big-ticket reforms.

To help Indian farmers, we have to support PepsiCo in its fight for the potato

The PPVFR Act, under which PepsiCo registered its potato variant, might be imperfect but we should still condemn its violation.

How Modi govt managed to transfer funds to 2 crore farmers just 3 weeks after big promise

Modi govt is looking to deliver first instalment to all 12 crore beneficiaries by 31 March but faces a host of challenges, including non-cooperative opposition states.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.