Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Farmers

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.

SubscriberWrites: India’s rural development model needs to evolve as occupations in villages change

In rural India, majority of workers are getting absorbed in low wage and unproductive non-farm works as agriculture is no longer a viable livelihood option, writes Prem Kumar.

Haryana’s deficit payment scheme still a work in progress, I learnt in my mandi visits

Farmers, farm leaders, economists and policy makers would do well to study this scheme carefully as it shows a possible path to the future.

Has crop insurance helped Indian farmers? Many don’t get payments on time

The cropped area under insurance was 26 per cent in 2018-19. Despite strong government push and unseasonal heavy rains, farmers have reason to be hesitant.

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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.


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.