Farmer

  • Proud moment: Saudi agriculturists to take lessons from Jhunjhunu farmers 09-04-2014 11:02 PM

    A delegation of agriculturists arrived in Jhunjhunu on Wednesdayfrom Saudi Arabia to study practise of organic farming adopted by local farmers inJhunjhunu. 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...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • Congress has not taken any action to address farmers' suicide: Modi 07-04-2014 06:47 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the Congress of doing scarce little for farmers who are committing suicide. Addressing a rally in Jayal, Rajasthan Modi said, "Congress has not taken any action to address farmer suicide." ...
  • Modi takes on Congress in Maharashtra over farmer suicides 04-04-2014 01:59 PM

    Chandrapur: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took his Lok Sabha campaign to Maharashtra today where he attacked the Congress over a number of issues including the increasing cases of farmer suicides in the state. "Farmers are committing suicide but Congress is not bothered. We need to increase productivity among...
  • Anna launches 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmers to Parliament 01-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Expressing disenchantment with party-based politics, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday launched a 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmer representatives to Parliament by 2024. Stating the first struggle took 90 years from 1857 to 1947 to get Independence, he said, "Now, the second goal of establishing real democracy and...
  • LS polls: Modi slams Sharad Pawar for farmers' suicides in Amravati 30-03-2014 04:20 PM

    Targeting Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar in the farmers' suicide belt of Amravati, Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Agriculture Minister has time to talk on cricket but has been "unable to save" farmers. He said Pawar has done little to save the farmers in the belt, which has seen a...
  • I have not come here to only contest elections, but to reside here: Raj Babbar 30-03-2014 08:47 AM

    Congress candidate from GhaziabadRaj Babbar on Saturday said he would not leave Ghaziabad afterwinning elections unlike other MPs. "People ask me if I would come to Ghaziabad after winning elections. I want to tell you that like other MPs, I will notleave Ghaziabad. I have not come here to only...
  • Modi mocks Congress slogan, says party advocates 'Mar Jawan, Mar Kisan’ 29-03-2014 02:18 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said 2014 is the year of "Lotus (the party's symbol) and Modi". He was addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat town. Modi spoke of India's first freedom struggle against the British colonialism in 1857. "People then fought for 'swaraj' (self-rule)...
  • Modi government counters Kejriwal's claims on Gujarat farmers 26-03-2014 10:19 AM

    Ahmedabad: The battle between Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is intensifying by the day. The Modi government in Gujarat has rebutted Kejriwal's allegations against the state's land acquisition policy. The Gujarat government has said that its...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides 20-03-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, on Thursday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for making false promises. "The One Rank One Pension was a long standing demand of serving as well as retired officers. Numerous letters were written to the Prime Minister, the...
  • Narendra Modi to interact with UP farmers on 'chai-pe-charcha' 20-03-2014 03:11 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will hold 'chai-par-charcha' discussions across 281 places in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday evening, said party leaders adding that Modi will interact with farmers and discuss their issues. Modi will also discuss through video-conferencing policies which the party proposes to enforce if voted to power....
  • Maharashtra: Farmer suicides can hit Congress's poll prospects 20-03-2014 10:58 AM

    Mumbai: After the natural calamity in Maharashtra - unseasonal rainfall leading to massive crop damage - , came the the human tragedy. Twenty eight farmers have committed suicide in the state in less than a month. Manohar Patil, a resident of Jalgaon district, was one of them. He committed suicide...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide 19-03-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Two farmers reportedly committed suicide in the Beed and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday. The suicides came on a day when Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, downplayed the issue of crop damage - the prime reason behind the suicides. "Entire India is not...
  • Government will provide maximum relief to hailstorm-hit farmers: Prithviraj Chavan 19-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday assured that his government is committed to provide relief to hailstorm-hit farmers in the state and appealed to them not to take any "untoward decision" that could harm them. Chavan's statement comes in the wake of reports that several farmers have committed suicide...
  • Maharashtra: Two farmers commit suicide after hailstorm destroys crops 17-03-2014 04:40 PM

    Jalgaon: Two farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district on Saturday after their standing crops were destroyed due to the unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in the state earlier this month. While one farmer committed suicide along with his wife by jumping into a well, another farmer hanged himself to death....
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan's announcement of loan recovery stay is hollow: Congress 13-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Congress MP and former Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjansingh Varma on Thursday alleged Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had not fulfilled the promise to stop the recovery of loans taken by hailstorm-hit farmers and waive the interest. Dubbing the BJP government in the state "anti-farmer", Varma said while the deadline for...
  • Open Mike: Does any politician really care about the Indian farmer? 13-03-2014 11:17 PM

    Unseasonal rains have caused widespread damage of crops in Haryana. In a special series, 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits farmers in Haryana's Jind and assesses their views about the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • CM demands Rs 5700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers 13-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and sought a Rs 5,700 crore package for farmers in the state who suffered loss to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm. During the meeting, Chouhan apprised Shinde that houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads,...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days 12-03-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage 12-03-2014 08:25 AM

    Damoh: Two farmers have committed suicide in Damoh district of madhya Pradesh after they incurred severe loss to their crops by the unseasonal rain. So far, six farmers have tried to end their life in the district after the loss. Till now, crops worth 13,000 crores have been destroyed in...
  • Farming not a preferred profession for 76 per cent rural youth: survey 12-03-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: While the farmers grapple with mounting loses due to the unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight, a survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies has found that 76 per cent of India's youth from rural areas does not want to take up...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 30 per cent farmers to vote for BJP, 17 per cent prefer Congress in LS polls: survey 11-03-2014 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: With the crucial Lok Sabha elections just a month away, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo farmers as their support will play a very pivotal role in the polls. As all political parties claim that their focus is on farmer-centric politics, Lokniti-CSDS finds out the...
  • Unseasonal rains spell doom for Maharashtra farmers, drive them to commit suicide 11-03-2014 10:20 PM

    Mumbai: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight has destroyed crops across lakhs of hectares of land in Maharashtra and left behind hapless farmers wading through ruined crops and facing huge losses. "Everything is gone, I had taken so much care of my crops but nothing is left," said...
  • Does India really care for its farmers? 11-03-2014 10:12 PM

    A nationwide Lokniti-CSDS survey has revealed the state of the Indian farmer. The 70 per cent of India lives in the countryside and yet, less than one per cent of news tracks the Indian farmer. The survey comes at a time when Indian farmer faces another crisis by freak weather;...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops 11-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought...
  • UPA government has no respect for federal structure: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 11-03-2014 08:20 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday accused the UPA Government of not respecting the federal structure and discriminating against the BJP-ruled state in providing relief to the farmers affected by recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm. He said the the Congress-led Government at the Centre has no regard...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall damages crops; 2 farmers allegedly commit suicide 09-03-2014 08:23 AM

    Mumbai: After Madhya Pradesh, it seems it is Maharashtra's turn to bear the brunt of hailstorms and unseasonal rainfall leading to widespread crop damage. So far, eight people have lost their lives and price rise is feared due to the crop damage. Officials said that standing crops in at least...
  • By calling for state-wide bandh, BJP violated model code of conduct: Congress 07-03-2014 08:55 AM

    The opposition Congress accused the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh of violating the model code of conduct by organising statewide shut down. State Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja said in Indore on Thursday that BJP leaders organised vehicle processions, demonstrations, road blockades and rallies during the strike, thus violating the model...
  • Let farmers decide about GM crops, not governments

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Governments must 'do' as little as possible to be considered legitimate. People must 'do', not governments. When the latter 'do' anything at all, they tread...