Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Farmers

‘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.

SKM forms panel for dialogue with Modi govt on MSP, ex-gratia for kin of farmers who died

Farmer leaders Balbir Singh Rajewal, Ashok Dhawle, Shiv Kumar Kakka, Gurnam Singh Chaduni and Yudhvir Singh were named the members of the committee by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha.

What did the farmers’ movement achieve? The original andolanjeevi, Gandhi, has an answer

The final victory of the farmers is that they and everyone else have discovered their political heft. It’s time to use that clout.

Low enrolment & farmers ‘unpaid’ in Punjab’s ‘Pani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ scheme, but power saved

Just 4.69% power consumers in 200 villages under the scheme subscribe to it. Farmers complain they haven’t received promised benefits this year, awareness is also patchy.

Indian farmers turn to black market for fertilisers as prices soar

India is one of the worst affected by worldwide fertilizer crisis. Crop nutrients' prices soared as tight coal & natural gas supplies forced fertilizer plants in Europe to close.

Telangana could stop producing parboiled rice: Crisis for lakhs of farmers, KCR-BJP trade blame

Central govt refused to procure parboiled rice produced in Rabi season, and Telangana has asked farmers not to cultivate rice. Experts say parties politicking over genuine problem.

MSP won’t bankrupt India. It’s complex, but so is disinvestment

Debunking six myths about the MSP for BJP and allies, free-market wallahs and ecological warriors.

Our survey shows farm laws are popular. Modi was correct in his assessment

More than 50% of CVoter’s respondents said the three farm laws were indeed beneficial. But the messaging was wrong.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.