Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicPunjab farmers

Topic: Punjab farmers

Lesson from year-long protest: No govt, not even Modi-led BJP, can afford to annoy farmers

From the siege of Red Fort to ‘toolkits’, pizza langar to foot massage – the farmers’ year-long protest was like no other in India.

‘Punjabis don’t forget easily’ — farmers in Punjab cheer repeal but no props for Modi

Two major reasons why farmers’ anger hasn’t subsided are Lakhimpur Kheri incident and alleged deaths of more than 700 farmers during year-long protests against Modi govt's laws.

Cash sops, machine subsidies & more — why nothing has helped stop stubble burning in Punjab

From cash incentives to biomass power plants, governments have been spending crores to contain farm fires, but have had limited success.

Meghalaya farmer is now richer than Punjab’s

An average Indian farmer household now earns most of the income working as labourer and from other non-farm activities.

Punjab farmers hoist black flags to mark 6 months of protest against farm laws

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also raised a black flag at his house in Muktsar district and urged the Central govt to accept the demand of protesting farmers.

Why Punjab migrant farm labourers don’t want to leave despite Covid surge & lockdown fears

The 2020 lockdown and ensuing migrant exodus triggered much upheaval in Punjab as it came in the run-up to rabi marketing season and ahead of paddy sowing.

Give us a choice, say farmers & agents as Punjab rolls out direct payment for wheat procurement

Punjab implements direct transfer of payments for farmers on day one of rabi procurement season. Farmers worry it will hurt working relationship with agents, make getting loans harder.

Why 3 new FCI foodgrain procurement orders have triggered anger in Punjab

The 3 orders include one calling for direct payment to farmers, bypassing arhatiyas, and another that requires tillers to prove they have authority to cultivate a certain plot to claim money.

Protesting farmers break police barricades in Punjab, force BJP to cancel meeting

Farmers, led by activists of the Kirti Kisan Union, accused BJP of 'spoiling the atmosphere' by organising meetings despite the ongoing agitation against the Centre's new farm laws.

Viral video claiming Punjab farmers rot MSP grains for breweries is from 2018

In the 58-second video, which has gone viral on WhatsApp and Twitter, a man can be seen pouring water on sacks of foodgrains. The video is from 2018.

On Camera

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Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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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