Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicFarmers income

Topic: Farmers income

Why Punjab farmers who bet big on moong this summer reaped a harvest of discontent

MSP for moong became ceiling price as private traders were unwilling to offer more, claim growers. Another factor was low procurement of produce at MSP by Punjab government.

Next generation of Indians should be encouraged to take up farming, says RSS general secretary

RSS functionary Dattatreya Hosabale also said that farmers should be entitled to guaranteed income and that food grains must remain affordable.

Budget 2022 shows agriculture under change. Gone are talks about doubling farmers’ income

The changes in budgetary allocations of key schemes will likely affect the Indian agriculture sector. Budget 2022 should lay the foundation for PM Modi's ‘Amrit Kaal’.

Meghalaya farmer is now richer than Punjab’s

An average Indian farmer household now earns most of the income working as labourer and from other non-farm activities.

NSS survey on farmers is a mid-term report card of Modi’s promise, with ‘fail’ written over it

The NSS survey conceals more than it reveals. It gives the impression that there is at least some progress. But that is misleading.

Modi govt official finally let it slip — doubling farmers’ income by 2022 was always a mirage

In the five years since it was announced, what has the Modi govt’s Doubling of Farmers’ Income plan achieved? Air-time, TRPs, and votes for the BJP.

FCI’s conflicting roles are reason why it fails to benefit India’s poorest farmers

The FCI’s price support for farmers is one of the largest welfare programmes in India. But it is largely ineffective in reaching those who need it most.

Find ‘progressive farmers’, honour them — Yogi govt scheme to help raise farm income

As part of Mission Kisan Kalyan, launched Wednesday, UP plans to pick 100 ‘progressive’ farmers from each district who have improved income using innovating techniques.

Farmers in Sirsa have a message for Modi govt — Get ready for a winter of discontent

From a young girl breaking her gullak to fund the morcha to youth with engineering degrees joining the protest, it’s a different farmers’ movement against Modi govt’s farm laws.

Farm reform bills are a beginning, not the agricultural equivalent of 1991

Govt says farmer should be free to sell to who he chooses, where he chooses, when he chooses. But fact is outcomes vary across crops & geographies, over time.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.