Farmer

  • Monsoon revival keeps rain above average 5 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's parched rice, soybean, cotton growing areas will receive more rainfall next week as the monsoon is expected to continue its wet revival phase. Rains in the northwest India grain bowl as well as in soybean belts of western-central parts are expected speed up summer planting activities. India's farm sector...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks 3 days ago

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' 4 days ago

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop completed in Kharif season 6 days ago

    Over 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop has been completed for the current kharif season in Chhattisgarh where agriculture experts have advised farmers to cultivate short and medium duration varieties of rice. Sowing for paddy crop has been carried out on 19.34 lakh hectares of land so far against the...
  • Delhi: Farmers to sell directly in new mall July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A shopping mall -- where farmers will be allowed to directly sell their produce -- was unveiled on Wednesday in the Pusa campus region of the national capital. The 'Pusa Farmers Mall' set up by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) aims to facilitate a marketing platform to...
  • Watch: Tired of dragging his luggage around, Chinese farmer converts a suitcase into a battery-powered scooter and it's awesome July 15, 2014

    Tired of dragging your luggage through busy airports? Take a ride on your suitcase and honk your way through! A Chinese inventor has developed a battery-powered scooter with a suitcase which not only helps in transporting his belongings but also himself. Amateur inventor He Liangcai from Hunan Province has even acquired...
  • Three Maharashtra farmers ended lives on budget day July 11, 2014

    Nagpur: Three debt-ridden farmers committed suicide even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his well-received budget Thursday, a farm NGO said on Friday. The extreme step by the farmers was prompted by the failed monsoon in large parts of eastern Maharashtra, which has compelled many of them to go in for...
  • Budget 2014: Government announces to launch new TV channel for farmers July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thirsday announced a new 24-hour TV channel dedicated to agriculture sector with an outlay of Rs 100 crore for providing real-time information to farmers. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech for 2014-15 said that a sum of Rs 100 crore has been set...
  • Digvijay Singh to begin his week long hunger strike on Monday July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh will stage a seven-day hunger strike at the Guna district headquarter in Madhya Pradesh starting on Monday. He is protesting against the state government for not providing relief to natural-calamity hit farmers. In a statement, Mr Singh on Sunday said that he had submitted a...
  • No rains in the cotton belt of Gujarat yet, farmers worried July 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Even as the Met department has said that the monsoons will revive in the next 48 hours, cotton farmers in Gujarat are worried with the rains yet to set in the cotton belt of the state. By the last week of June, sowing of cotton crop should have been completed...
  • Lower Subansiri project incurring daily loss of Rs 10 crore June 23, 2014

    Itanagar: The Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal border is incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore after anti-dam activists of Assam raised safety-related issues. The 2000-MW project in the Subansiri river, the largest in the country and being executed by the NHPC, has run into rough...
  • Budget Yatra: Watch what farmers want in the new Budget June 25, 2014

    As part of our special series on upcoming annual Budget, CNN-IBN visits the villages in Haryana to know farmers' expectations from the new government. ...
  • Prasar Bharati mulling 'krishi' channel for farmers June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Doordarshan could soon launch a channel devoted exclusively to farmers and agriculture with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati actively considering such a proposal. It is learnt that consultations are already underway for the launch of a 24-hour agriculture-based channel which could leverage the expertise Doordarshan has in creating programmes for...
  • Make producing onions lucrative: Onion farmers June 18, 2014

    Lasalgaon in Maharashtra is the onion capital of India. In an interview with the onion farmers, light is shed on their grievances. They appeal to the government to ensure a good price for their crop. One quintal of onion costs them Rs 2500. They want a price which makes producing...
  • Government should fix price of the milk we sell: Haryana dairy farmers June 25, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government came to power with a huge mandate, there are high expectation of the people from the maiden Budget of the NDA government which will be tabled in July. Dairy farmers in Haryana says, "We don't get the right price for the milk we sell. When...
  • Budget Yatra: Haryana farmers urge government to give subsidy for crops June 25, 2014

    With less than a month left for the Modi government to present its maiden Budget, CNN-IBN travels through the countryside to speak to people across different social strata and understand their expectations from this year's Budget. Farmers in Haryana expect the government to give subsidies and fix rates for their...
  • Take results of agriculture-based researches to cultivators: Akhilesh Yadav June 15, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday stressed on taking the results of agriculture-based research works to the cultivators, saying the real goal of such works would be achieved only when it will benefit farmers. "The goal of research works would be achieved only when it benefits the farmers," the...
  • India stares at weak monsoon: What should the government do? June 13, 2014

    With India staring at a below normal monsoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Union Cabinet has sprung into action. CNN-IBN asks MS Swaminathan Research Foundation Chairman MS Swaminathan as of what measure the central government should take to manage monsoon deficit. ...
  • Centre braces up for poor monsoon, chalks out plans to tackle poor rainfall June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With India staring at a below normal monsoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Union Cabinet has sprung into action. Modi on Friday met Union Agriculture Minister Radha Rammohan Singh and in a meeting that stretched well over 2.5 hours to discuss the possible scenarios, sources tell CNN-IBN that...
  • Maharashtra government announces 50 pc waiver in power dues for farmers June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving respite to farmers who are unable to pay off heavy electricity dues, government on Friday announced to give 50 per cent waiver to those who will pay half the amount of total dues. "Farmers who have paid, or will pay, half the amount of their total power dues...
  • Telangana: CM Chandrasekhar Rao swears by quota and waives loans of farmers June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Friday defended his government's proposal to provide up to 12 per cent reservation each in education and jobs to tribals and minorities. He also announced a waiver of loans availed by farmers. Replying to a debate in the Telangana Assembly here...
  • Kerala rubber farmers in crisis June 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerela Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said that steps would be taken to help rubber farmers who are reeling under crisis due to sharp fall in the price of natural rubber. He was replying to a calling attention motion moved by government Chief Whip, P C George in the...
  • Will break vicious cycle of high inflation-interest rate, says Jaitley June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Committing to break the vicious cycle of high inflation and high interest rate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday made a case for putting in place strict measures and special courts to stop hoarding and black marketing, in addition to reviewing the commodity laws. "Long inflationary trends have adversely...
  • Uttarakhand government approves pension scheme for farmers June 6, 2014

    Ahead of the Gairsain Assembly session, Uttarakhand Cabinet on Thursday approved two popular schemes including a pension scheme for farmers and a scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state. Both the decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Harish Rawat in Almora on Thursday,...
  • Rain revives litchi crop in Bihar, raises hopes of farmers June 5, 2014

    Widespread rain in the past few days in Bihar has saved the litchi crop from withering, reviving hopes of a normal supply of the succulent fruit to the rest of the country. Bihar contributes 255 metric tonnes, or 45 per cent, to the national output of around 575 metric tonnes of...
  • Government procures 72 lakh MT of wheat from 10 lakh farmers May 28, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh government has procured 72 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat on support price from 10 lakh farmers in the state. "Madhya Pradesh is second in the country in wheat procurement on support price after Punjab. This year about 117 lakh MT wheat has been procured in Punjab, while...
  • Government gives Rs 401.1 crore relief package for hailstorm-hit farmers May 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government has granted a financial relief of Rs 401.10 crore to farmers whose crops were destroyed due to hailstorm in February this year. The assistance was approved as per the demand from 2,669 villages of 22 districts, according to Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Kunjilal Meena. He said affected villages...
  • Farmer suicides a major poll issue in Bundelkhand despite Rs 3500 crore relief package April 28, 2014

    A former chief minister and a Union minister are in the fray in the Lok Sabha battle for Jhansi, regarded as the gateway to the Bundelkhand region where rising cases of farmers' suicides is a major poll issue despite a Rs 3,500 crore relief package for the area. The part of...
  • Farmers fear crop damage as rains, dust storm hit UP April 18, 2014

    A change in weather with intermittent showers since early Friday morning has set farmers worrying in this region as they are yet to finish harvesting wheat crop. "The bundles of harvested wheat lying open in the fields could get damaged. In areas where the crop is still to be harvested the...
  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers April 9, 2014

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesday from Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers in Jhunjhunu. The nine-member delegation will study organic farming in villages of Jhunjhunu district for a few days. The visit is coordinated by Morarka foundation, an organisation which promotes organic farming. ...