CROPS

  • Dausa farmers face sheer apathy on the part of government and worse corruption 20 hours 54 minutes ago

    Many farmers are victims of not just bad weather, what follows is sheer apathy on the part of government and worse- corruption. Crops of villagers of Dausa have been destroyed due to hail storms and unseasonal rainfall. ...
  • Farmers at Modi's adopted village complain of crop damage being underestimated Yesterday

    Jayapur: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed 70 per cent of the wheat crop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village of Jayapur in Uttar Pradesh. Farmers have complained that the crop damage is being underestimated. A farmer said, "The crop damage has affected our family tremendously. We are unable...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Isn't it time to put the spotlight back to farmers' issues? Yesterday

    Even as the politics continue over the suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh in AAP's rally in Delhi, his family is crying foul. With unseasonal rains damaging lakhs of hectares of crops, hundreds of farmers have committed suicide. ...
  • Watch: Killing fields of North India Yesterday

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The situation is no different in Harnaul, Matura, where farmers suffered huge losses due to unseasonal rains. One of the major problems is that the farmer who does not own the land will not get compensation...
  • Farmer suicide's due to crop failure on the rise Yesterday

    Unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have destroyed millions of acres of farmland, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers, and leading dozens to kill themselves. In Madhya Pradesh alone fifteen farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. ...
  • Mathura: Upset over crop damage, 3 farmers die of heart attack Yesterday

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor travelled to Harnaul in Mathura, to find that three farmers had died of a heart attack after seeing their crop land waste. No compensation will be given to them since their land has been leased. ...
  • Not politicising the issue, only expressing solidarity: Ajay Maken on farmer suicide Yesterday

    Demanding an enquiry into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, Congress President Ajay Maken said that the party was not politicising the issue but was only showing their concern. "By visiting the hospital we have only expressed our solidarity to the farmers," said Maken. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 15 farmers have committed suicide in last one month Yesterday

    In Madhya Pradesh nearly 15 farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. While, the state government insists it is not because of crop damage, one such family said that they had received no assistance from any minister even after five weeks. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's farmland in UP survives unseasonal rains, yields 200 quintals of wheat 2 days ago

    Lucknow: At a time when lakhs of acres of standing wheat crop in Uttar Pradesh has been devastated due to unseasonal rains leaving farmers in throes of an unprecedented despair, the owner of a 24-bigha (six hectares) farm at the outskirts of this state capital is neither deterred nor perturbed...
  • Punjab: Crops on 2.94 lakh hectares damaged due to unseasonal rains 2 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana were the worst hit states in the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm and have sought over Rs 10,100 crore as relief from the Centre for the affected farmers. Other affected states are Maharashtra (9.89 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (5.70), Punjab (2.94), Bihar (1.86), Gujarat (1.75),...
  • Mango cultivation worst hit due to unseasonal rainfall in Gujarat, Karnataka 2 days ago

    Unseasonal rainfall has caused havoc in Gujarat with jeera, mustard and wheat crops getting damaged. Thirty per cent damage has been caused to mango crops in Junagadh and Amreli districts. While on the other hand, five districts in North Karnataka have also faced crop damage with mango cultivation being the...
  • Farmers in Modi's adopted village ask for compensation for damaged crops 4 days ago

    Unseasonal rains and hail have damaged crop in lot of states and affected farmers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's adopted village Jayapur, who have now asked for his help. A farmer said, "70 per cent of the crops are damaged, grains cannot be consumed. We want the Prime Minister to...
  • Delhi government approves Rs 36 crore compensation funds for farmers April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday approved a Rs 36-crore compensation fund for the farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the national capital. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. According a senior official, the assessment of affected crops have been estimated...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government 'insensitive' to farmers' suffering: BJP April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for "playing" with farmers' emotions and being "insensitive" to their suffering as it sought immediate relief for those whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rainfall. The party also accused the Samajwadi Party dispensation of giving paltry...
  • Uttar Pradesh's rain-hit farmers get Rs 63 as compensation for crop damage April 13, 2015

    Faizabad: Rain-hit farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district, reeling under severe debt due to crop loss following unseasonal rains and hailstorm, have got another shock as they are being handed paltry sums of Rs 63 and Rs 100 as compensation. A farmer from Rudauli Tehsil, Mohammad Shahid, claimed having received a...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital affected by unseasonal rains. Kejriwal claimed that this was the largest compensation offered by any state government. While addressing a rally in West...
  • Delhi CM to visit rain-hit villages, likely to announce relief April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit few rain-hit villages to estimate the damage incurred to the crops and is expected to announce relief for the farmers. "Farmers have suffered huge losses due to recent rains. Will visit a few villages n meet them to see how govt can...
  • Don't commit suicide, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda appeals to farmers April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: After three farmer committed suicide in Haryana following crop damage by unseasonal rains, former state chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday appealed to farmers to not commit suicide and demanded that the government provide immediate relief to farmers. Unseasonal rains and hailstorm have resulted in huge losses to farmers...
  • Haryana Human Rights Commission serves notice to state government after 3 farmers commit suicide April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Human Rights Commission has hauled up the Haryana government over farmer suicides due to crop damage. The panel has served a notice after three farmers committed suicide. This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced increasing the compensation to farmers whose crops have been damaged....
  • Rains hit crops: Affected farmers should be given immediate compensation, says Sharad Yadav April 8, 2015

    Reacting on the damaged crops due to unseasonal rains, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav said, "Immediate compensation should be given to the affected farmers. The compensation of last year are given this year. There should be an all party meeting called." ...
  • Modi announces compensation for rain affected farmers to be increased to 1.5 times April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced higher compensation for crop damage and eased criteria for them to avail government support. The Prime Minister said that he has also asked banks to restructure loans of affected farmers...
  • Rajasthan farmers forced to sell crops at lowered rates after FCI rejects their produce April 8, 2015

    Kota: In Rajasthan's Hadauti region, trouble is mounting for farmers dealing with crop losses due to unseasonal rains. With the Food Corporation of India rejecting their produce, farmers in Kota are being forced to sell their wheat for lowered rates in local markets. Many like Ramswaroop whose crops were destroyed...
  • Farmers committing suicide due to personal reasons not crop damage, says MP minister Kailash Vijayvargiya April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has sparked off a row by saying that farmer suicides are not linked to failed crops but personal reasons. "Nobody is committing suicide because of crop damage. Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are committing suicide because of personal problems," he said. The agrarian crisis due to...
  • Rain damaged crops: Government will take decision after stock of situation, says Gadkari April 7, 2015

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government and the Prime Minister will soon take decision after taking stock of the situation. Heavy rains and hailstorm in recent weeks have damaged crops across North India with farmers suffering heavy losses. ...
  • Sonia writes to Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, backs farmers hit by unseasonal rains April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has come out in support of farmers who have been hit hard by unseasonal rains and hailstorms which has destroyed crops in thousands of acres. Sonia wrote a letter to Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan after reports of Food Corporation of India refusing...
  • Food Corporation of India refuses to procure rain-damaged wheat, farmers in distress April 7, 2015

    Jaipur: In a double whammy for farmers, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has refused to procure wheat damaged by rain. FCI officials say they will not procure damaged wheat at minimum support price (MSP) as the crop's quality is very poor. The corporation has already rejected wheat crop from Kota...
  • UP: Over 100 farmers commit suicide as unseasonal rains destroy several hectares of crops April 3, 2015

    As PM Modi was speaking at an RBI conference in Mumbai, 1200 kms away in Ferozabad an old father was mourning the death of his 25 year old son. Bhupender singh had taken 20 acres of land on lease and a loan of 5 lakh rupees to...
  • Centre to send a team to Himachal to assess crop damage in the state April 1, 2015

    Shimla: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan held a review meeting on the extent of crop damage in the state on Tuesday evening. The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, State Cabinet Ministers and the Union Health Minister. During the meeting, the Union Agricultural Minister assured...
  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis April 1, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh five farmers have committed suicide in the past 15 days due to a poor harvest. In 4000 villages, 4 lakh hectares of wheat, rabi and mustard have been destroyed. The state government has asked the Centre for time till the 5th of April to submit a survey...