Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Farmers

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.

Not just farmer suicides, let’s talk about rural debt due to government policies

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Off the Cuff with Capt. Amarinder Singh

Our next ThePrint 'Off The Cuff' guest is former Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. In a conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Singh hinted...

Varun Gandhi again posts pro-farmer message, shares clip of UP man setting fire to crop

Without making a direct attack, BJP MP Varun Gandhi has been critical of Modi govt's handling of agriculture issues and has sympathised with the protesting farmers.

Why I visited deceased BJP worker’s family in Lakhimpur Kheri: Yogendra Yadav

Choosing ‘our’ victim has its advantages. There is no scope for moral confusion. But grieving families on both sides in Lakhimpur Kheri remind us it's time to forge a politics of truth.

Why farmers from Lakhimpur Kheri are unable to sell produce to govt at fair prices

Paddy, wheat farmers from Lakhimpur Kheri noted they are often forced to sell their produce to commission agents as government officials cite various excuses to avoid buying their produce.

Lakhimpur Kheri incident ‘terror attack’, part of ‘pre-planned conspiracy’, SKM alleges

Demanding arrest of MoS Ajay Mishra and his son, farmers' body SKM gave a 'rail roko' call across the country on 18 October and planned a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on 26 October.

SubscriberWrites: Indian farmers are the modern ‘holy cows’

India has had many holy cows. Some have been dethroned. Some have remained holy cows. Even now, some are being elevated to the status of being holy cows, writes BN Gururaj.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

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.