Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicFarmers distress

Topic: Farmers distress

New Maharashtra govt outreach to curb farmer suicides requires officials to spend time at farms

For 3 months starting September, officials involved in implementing policies impacting agriculture & farmers will spend 1-to-3 days each month with farmers to understand difficulties faced by them.

‘Around 700 farmers died during agitation’: Rahul Gandhi submits list of names in Lok Sabha

During the Zero Hour, Gandhi slammed the Modi govt for its inability to maintain data on the death of farmers during the year-long agitation and demanded compensation for them.

For Yavatmal farmers, Maharashtra Covid surge also brings back 2020 livelihood nightmare

With 47,288 new cases, Maharashtra continues to be ravaged by Covid. For farmers in water-starved Yavatmal, the possibility of another lockdown only makes matters worse.

All about the 3 Modi govt ordinances Haryana farmers are protesting against

While govt stated the ordinances will help move towards a more flexible system, the farmers argued that in the garb of the ordinances, govt is trying to do away with the MSP regime.

Why Indian farmers have stayed poor & how Modi govt’s latest initiatives can change that

In episode 471 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcement amending the Essential Commodities Act and the One Nation One Market policy.

Maharashtra farmer attempts suicide in the presence of two ministers

The farmer was attending an agriculture exhibition where MoS for Home Ranjeet Patil and district Guardian Minister Madan Yerawar were also present. 

How angry farmers voted is critical to Modi’s re-election bid

With crop prices depressed & farmers protesting & even committing suicide, Modi’s ability to hold on to these crucial voters is key to his victory

These Maharashtra drought-hit farmers don’t need banks & loans. They’re funding each other

Farmers helping farmers — this is the guiding principle of a club that seeks to free farmers from the cycle of debt and penury that has dogged Vidarbha for years.

Pulwama-Balakot helps Modi in polls — issues of farmers, jobs, Rafale don’t exist anymore

Once the political temperature is back to normal, it is disadvantage BJP — unless Imran Khan gifts this election to Modi by keeping the tension alive.

At the heart of potato farmer’s Rs 490 ‘gift’ to Modi, a crisis in India’s aloo mandi

Pradeep Sharma, a UP potato farmer, scored a profit of just Rs 490 on 19 tonnes of produce.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

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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