Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Farmers

Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari at the BJP National convention in New Delhi

After losing 3 states, BJP seeks to re-establish pro-farmer and pro-poor credentials

On the first day of its national convention, the BJP passed resolutions on agriculture and welfare of the poor, claiming it had done better than the UPA.
Farmers in Karnataka

Modi govt to announce income support scheme for farmers before Union Budget

The Modi government could seek Parliament approval for additional expenditure to ensure an immediate implementation of the scheme.
A farmer in Sirsa, Haryana | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Heavy debts alone are not driving farmers to suicide

Instead of loan waivers, policy makers need to peel through the layers to figure out what farmers really need.
A farmer at work

Why higher MSPs don’t really help the Indian farmer in the long run

Production of pulses went up in response to the higher MSP, but mandi prices crashed.
Corn grows in a field of a farm outside of Phulambri in Maharashtra (representational image) | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Falling crop prices blow holes in Modi’s promise of higher incomes to farmers

Prices of crops such as cereals, oilseeds & pulses are hovering below govt-set levels in grain markets across the country.
A farmer in Sirsa, Haryana | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indian farmers need a new deal and not just loan waivers

Farmers’ issues have occupied centre stage after decades and compulsions of 2019 can create the political will to do something.
A farmer hand-picks cotton in a field in Sirsa, Haryana

MS Swaminathan and his co-authors are not helping Indian farmers at a moment of crisis

Swaminathan and P.C. Kesavan's latest piece trashing the use of GMOs is littered with scientific untruths and misrepresents the technology.

Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise?

The TRS enjoyed a landslide victory in Telangana state election Tuesday by winning a two-thirds majority. Many are linking the victory to TRS' Rythu B...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Modi voters know they bought an empty package. They won’t keep buying it

An unambiguous message to the BJP from the state elections: It’s time for you to go.
Pictures from protest

BJP’s anti-farmer policies led to Hindi heartland loss, says farmers body

Shekhar Dixit, president of Rashtriya Kisan Manch, said the firing incident in MP's Mandsaur where five protesting farmers were killed was a "turning point".
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...