FARMER

  • Four Telangana MLAs sent to Israel for exhibition, state says they are 'progressive farmers' 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Even as farmers in Telangana are reeling from severe damage to standing crops due to unseasonal rainfall, the Telangana government has sent four MLAs to the 19th International Agriculture Exhibition - Agritech-2015 - in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event is being organised from April 27 to 30. Ironically, the...
  • Government to introduce new insurance scheme for farmers soon 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday announced that a new insurance scheme for farmers will be introduced soon. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up the issue of compensation for farmers who have incurred heavy losses due to unseasonal rain. The issue...
  • Farmers in Modi's adopted village ask for compensation for damaged crops 6 hours 2 minutes 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...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    This Citizen Journalist Show talks not only about the harsh impact of land acquisition on the farmers but also the harassment by builders of high rise apartments in the urban areas who have failed to deliver what they promised. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @swativashishtha...
  • My Land My Right 21 hours 6 minutes ago

    Pratap Singh Rathore turns a Citizen Journalist to speak out against the forceful acquisition of land by the government for the Kishangarh Airport project and to continue the three year old battle that he and the other farmers are fighting. The injustice that they face continues as they do not...
  • Farmers Against Land Acquisition: Video Volunteer Report 21 hours 15 minutes ago

    From Ramgarh in Jharkhand to Godda in Odisha, farmers speak out against delay in compensation and the forceful acquisition of their land in the name of industrialization and development. Video volunteer community correspondents get us these reports. ...
  • Farmed land drops over 25 years in India, so does food per person Yesterday

    Cultivated land on India's farms has declined 15% over 25 years, according to government data analysed by IndiaSpend, reducing foodgrain production and portending new pressures as more land is set to be acquired for industries. While net sown area includes orchards and crops, cultivated area covers only crops. Land sown with...
  • Land Bill war: Are parties being forced to reinvent themselves? Yesterday

    Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party indulged in a slugfest on Sunday over the controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi government of being anti-farmer, BJP fumes Yesterday

    New Delhi: High political drama was witnessed in the national capital on Sunday with Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party indulging in a slugfest over the controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance and the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 11-month regime. After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, back from his nearly two-month long...
  • Rajnath Singh slams Rahul Gandhi for 'misleading' farmers Yesterday

    Chandauli(UP): Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for "misleading" peasants at the Kisan Maha rally and made an appeal to the community to not get misguided by rumours spread against NDA government's land acquisition ordinance and other policies. Addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat in his...
  • NDA'S land bill will be rejected in Rajya Sabha: Sharad Yadav Yesterday

    Jammu: Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday noted that NDA government's "controversial land acquisition bill" will be rejected by the opposition in Upper House of the Parliament. "This bill (Land acquisition bill) is anti-farmer and we would ensure that the Narendra Modi government faces a defeat on this and...
  • PM Modi projects his government as pro-poor Yesterday

    New Delhi: On a day Congress held a rally to attack him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday projected his government as pro-poor and pro-farmers and lashed out at "perverted" critics for their "congenital habit" of running down the BJP which he wanted his party to counter vigorously. ...
  • BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to apologise for insulting the most popular mandate Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a blistering counter attack by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's apology for "insulting the most popular mandate" during his speech at the Kisan rally in Ramlila Maidan. Addressing the rally on Sunday, Rahul...
  • Congress flays Centre, Rahul accuses Modi of snatching poor man's land to repay corporates 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Launching into the heat and dust of politics after coming back from his mysterious sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being anti-poor and anti-farmer. Giving enough indications that the fight against the Land Acquisition Ordinance and the...
  • Congress take on Modi government over Land Bill: As it happened 2 days ago

    After his two-month long sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead a mega farmers rally against the Land Acquisition Bill at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. The Congress has been opposing changes in the original legislation on land acquisition brought by the UPA government in 2013. Congress is protesting the dilution...
  • Preparations underway for Congress's Kisan rally, 1 lakh people expected to attend it 2 days ago

    Preparations are underway for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Kisan rally against Land Acquisition Ordinance in the national capital. Around one lakh people are expected to attend the event at Ramlila maidan. Party leaders from various states are expected to attend the rally. Farmer delegations from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan...
  • Narendra Modi to address BJP MPs on government's welfare schemes today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address a workshop of Bharatiya Janata Party MPs on how to take the government's "pro-poor" initiatives to the people and counter Congress's mounting attack on the Centre over the land bill which the opposition claims to be "anti-farmer". The one-day workshop coincides...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets farmers in Delhi 2 days ago

    After missing the crucial debates on the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi finally reached out to farmers. Rahul on Saturday met farmers from different states at his residence. ...
  • Land Bill classroom: Experts talk about points of debate and controversy 2 days ago

    Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, experts talk about the points of conflict regarding the issue. ...
  • Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab to attend Congress rally in Delhi 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will participate in Congress's farmers rally in Delhi on Sunday against the Centre's land acquisition bill. "Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will join the Kisan rally in national capital tomorrow," Punjab Congress Chief Partap Singh Bajwa said in Chandigarh on Saturday. As many as 300 buses...
  • Rahul Gandhi assured farmers to take up the issue of compensation: Congress 2 days ago

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "Rahul will go across the country, will raise the issue inside the Parliament." ...
  • Rajasthan: Given raw deal on land, say farmers 2 days ago

    While Narendra Modi government is struggling to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, farmers protesting in Rajasthan's Kishangarh called it an anti farmer legislation. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets farmers ahead of Kisan rally against Land Bill 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Making his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met with farmer groups at his residence in New Delhi. The meeting has been called to chalk out party's strategy against land acquisition bill before Parliament resumes next week. This...
  • Rahul Gandhi to meet farmers today over Land Bill after his 56-day long sabbatical 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After returning from his 56-day leave of absence, Rahul Gandhi will be meeting delegations of farmers from different states on Saturday and hear their views on the changes being brought in the UPA's land law by the Narendra Modi government. Sources said Gandhi accompanied by some senior Congress leaders...
  • Delhi government approves Rs 36 crore compensation funds for farmers 4 days ago

    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...
  • Government would protect interests of agriculture: M Venkaiah Naidu 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Dismissing the opposition's charge that the NDA government had adopted anti-farmer policies, BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the BJP-led government would not do anything that hurts the interests of agriculture. Addressing a meeting with farmers' associations in Hyderabad, he said the Land Acquisition Bill...
  • Reach out to farmers with government move on compensation: Arvind Kejriwal to AAP leaders 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked AAP leaders and MLAs to popularise the Delhi government's decision to give Rs 20,000 per acre as compensation to farmers affected by unseasonal rains as the party gears up for a rally against the Centre's land acquisition bill on April 22. Kejriwal...
  • Judge to issue warrants of attachment of Jan Shatabdi train if Railways fail to compensate farmers 5 days ago

    Shimla: Railway authorities are in a fix following orders passed by Additional District and Sessions Judge, Una, Mukesh Bansal, to issue warrants of attachment of Una-Delhi-Una Jan Shatabdi train from April 16 if Railways failed to pay compensation to two farmers of Dilwan village for acquiring their land. The orders were...
  • Rajasthan: Kishangarh farmers allege betrayal by government, protest against land acquisition 6 days ago

    While Modi government struggles to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, protesting farmers in Rajasthan's Kishangarh are anything but convinced with what they believe is an anti farmer legislation. There are voices of protest by disgruntled farmers against land acquisition. The international airport project that took off in Kishangarh...
  • Rs 5,000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh 6 days ago

    Patna: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security. "The Narendra Modi-led government has decided to give a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to farmers of 60 years of age and above," Rajnath...