Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Farmers

Rain chokes Haryana’s basmati belt, farmers agitate to sell crop directly to rice mill owners

Farmers struggle to store early basmati harvest as mandis are closed due to strike by arhtiyas. Unless properly stored, grains begin sprouting leading to losses for farmers.

Delhi farmer who flew workers home during 2020 migrant crisis, found hanging in Shiv temple

The deceased has been identified as Pappan Singh of Tigipur village. The 55-year-old farmer got popular after he paid employees' flight tickets from Delhi to Patna during the Covid lockdown.

How to stop farmers from growing ganja? Telangana govt solution: Stop cash assistance

Official says govt contemplating making it mandatory for farmers to disclose what they’re growing to become beneficiaries under the popular Rythu Bandhu scheme, which is a brainchild of KCR.

New farm flashpoint in making? Why Modi govt’s MSP panel has Punjab govt, farm bodies on edge

Experts say future recommendations by the committee could lead to rejig of procurement system in states like Punjab, which may spark conflict between the AAP-governed state & Modi govt.

Congress slams wheat export ban, bats for MSP at Chintan Shivir

The Congress party’s agricultural panel at Udaipur's Chintan Shivir as well as former Union Minister P Chidambaram, criticised the Modi government's move ban wheat exports

In Andhra, an uninhabited hill pits tribal women against local administration & mining firm

Andhra farmers allege that land they have been cultivating for decades has been given to a mining company on lease. Authorities say the tribals were never assigned the land.

Let farmers lease land like people rent houses – Land laws are holding India back

All states place restrictions on who can buy farmland. India’s low score on the protection of property rights harms farmers.

From Lakhimpur to Punjab, farmers’ protests did impact elections. Believe data not half-truths

In this test match, farm organisations were neither bowlers, nor batsmen. They prepared the wicket, no doubt.

Congress, BJP, AAP all promise farm loan waivers. But here’s its real cost on states

Between 1987 and 2019, political parties lost elections only four out of 21 times following a promise of farm loan waiver. But it’s a vicious cycle.

MSP is not easy maths. Government delay in making it legal understandable

The Modi government said last year that it will set up a committee to decide on MSP. Its delay reveals how complex the decision is.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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.