Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicFarmers

Topic: 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.

If you want to defend India’s republic, don’t just focus on Modi-baiting

We, who wish to reclaim the republic, must begin the new year by realising the power of positive politics.

Lesson from 2021 is that TV news sees a lot ‘ulta’ — Covid, Bengal election, farmers’ protest

In 2021, we watched events through a distorted lens on TV news channels. Like living in the Truman Show.

How to climate-proof Indian agriculture through innovation – from fertiliser to farmer networks

Small-scale farmers have been spending about 35% of their overheads on synthetic fertilisers, which can place them at greater financial risk from climatic shocks.

Farmer leader Gurnam Chaduni launches party ‘to purify politics’ & contest in Punjab polls

Chaduni, a member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, said his party — Sanyukt Sangharsh Party — will try to contest all 117 assembly seats in the state.

‘Leaving part of me behind’ — Farmers begin to vacate Delhi borders as year-long protest ends

The agitating farmers from Punjab, Haryana & UP, who were camping at various Delhi borders for more than a year, began their journey back home Saturday.

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?

Case against farmers, poor documentation — why PepsiCo India lost Lay’s variety potato rights

PPVFRA has revoked a plant variety protection certificate granted to PepsiCo India for the FC5 potato, a special variety that was grown exclusively for Lay’s chips.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.