Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicIndian farmers

Topic: Indian farmers

Farm reform bills are a beginning, not the agricultural equivalent of 1991

Govt says farmer should be free to sell to who he chooses, where he chooses, when he chooses. But fact is outcomes vary across crops & geographies, over time.

RSS affiliates join farm bill chorus, want MSP for farmers in open market too

Several farmers’ organisations have been protesting against the three agriculture bills brought by the govt, which have been termed anti-farmer by opposition as well as ally SAD.

All non-BJP parties must unite against Centre’s farmer bills in Rajya Sabha, says Kejriwal

The Delhi CM tweeted, saying all three bills will allow big firms to exploit farmers and asked non-BJP parties to ensure their members' presence in the house.

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.

New arhar crop variety is a double-income dream for Indian farmers

Pusa Arhar-16, the new variety, has produced a record yield of 19.76 quintals per hectare in trials at 21 locations across the country.

Biochar could be the solution to crop burning that Indian farmers were waiting for

Biochar, which is produced by burning organic matter without oxygen, can help tackle crop burning and air pollution.

Modi raj is the most anti-farmer regime in India’s history

There is a gigantic gap between hype and truth of the Narendra Modi regime.

Haryana farmers sorry for poor Delhi air, but say stubble burning is a compulsion

Since Haryana farmers know they are being watched by authorities, many have begun to burn paddy straw at night.

Modi’s MSP increase to have limited impact as govt buys only a third of rice, wheat output

Data shows every year only one third of total rice and wheat produced is procured by the govt, thus limiting benefits of hiked MSP.

Cash in villages signals end of struggle for this non-bank lender

Mahindra Financial, which has a presence in about 3.3 lakh villages, forecasts bad loans will continue to shrink as clients’ financial health strengthens.

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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.