Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicMaharashtra farmers

Topic: Maharashtra farmers

Maharashtra farmers are asserting their freedom by celebrating HTBt cotton crop harvest 

‘Skill India', 'Make in India' and 'Ease of doing business' have nothing to offer farmers. Every aspect of agriculture in India is tied up in regulations.

Damp Diwali for Maharashtra farmers as post-monsoon showers destroy crops

Farmers of Aurangabad district, who struggled with alarmingly low rainfall this year, also lost a major part of their crop due to insect infestation last year.

Cows may rescue India from sugar glut with Maharashtra’s farmers selling it as fodder

Months of dry weather has caused a shortage of fodder, boosting prices and prompting Maharashtra farmers to sell sugarcane as cattle feed.

What’s the fuss over the new variety of GM cotton that farmers are batting for

Farmers planted the illegal HTBt cotton in Maharashtra last month, saying they wanted ‘independence’. Here’s all you need to know about the controversy.

Maharashtra farmers find support in BJP MP for movement against GM crop ban

Ramdas Tadas, BJP MP from Wardha who has raised the issue in Lok Sabha, said farmers should have the right to choose what to sow in their fields.

More Maharashtra farmers demand GM seeds: Is Indian policy dictated by politics or science?

Maharashtra farmers’ protest movement in favour of GM seeds has now spread to 11 districts.

Maharashtra farmer destroys plantation in despair after earning 20 paise a kg for brinjal crop

The distraught farmer uprooted all brinjal plants from his field and threw them away.

Why the 26% rise in crop loan disbursement in Maharashtra isn’t great news

Despite an overall rise, fresh crop loans disbursed in Vidarbha and Marathwada, two regions battling the deepest agrarian crisis, are still tepid.

These Indian farmers are using Whatsapp and Facebook to demand GM seeds technology

The Shetkari Sanghatana is circulating posts and organising conferences where farmers share knowledge of GM crops even as the state cracks down on use of unapproved variants of GM cotton.

Challenge for Maharashtra collectors: Fulfil promises to farmers, get good appraisals

To keep its word to ‘kisan long march’ farmers, the Devendra Fadnavis govt has made settling claims under Forest Rights Act part of collectors’ KRAs.

On Camera

YourTurn

TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

Fed’s hawkish pivot sends sovereign yields soaring to highs across Asia, Australia, NZ

With growing expectations that the Fed stance will spur rapid tightening from central banks all over, yields rose across regions including in Asia.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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