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  • Rajasthan: Kishangarh farmers allege betrayal by government, protest against land acquisition 3 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...
  • 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." ...
  • Government orders relaxation of quality norms for procurement of wheat April 7, 2015

    The government on Tuesday asked Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to test samples of wheat jointly with FCI immediately on its arrival so that appropriate relaxation in quality norms can be considered for the procurement. The development came after CNN-IBN had reported how FCI 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...
  • 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...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Why India needs to worry March 30, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Rains hit crops: Farmers hope for help from PM Modi March 22, 2015

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday, farmers from different states, who lost their standing crops due to unseasonal heavy rains, are hoping to stand by them. ...
  • Have protection for farmers like crop insurance system: Agriculture expert March 21, 2015

    Agriculture expert MS Swaminathan said that it had rather been a sad year for the farmers. "Towards harvest time we have this unfortunate event of unseasonal rains and hailstorms which do more damage. We don't have enough protection for farmers like a crop insurance system which can insulate them from...
  • Sonia Gandhi led protest march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the protest march against the Land Bill from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Fourteen parties unitedly undertook the march terming the Bill anti-farmer. She said, "Secular forces in Parliament are determined to defeat PM's communal agenda. I request the President to intervene to protect the rights...
  • The ordinance should be revoked immediately: Anna Hazare February 22, 2015

    Activist Anna Hazare will be holding a protest in Delhi this week. "When the law was made, why was such an ordinance passed which would cause problems for the farmers? It should be revoked and the 2013 law should be amended for the benefits of the farmers," said Anna Hazare. ...
  • How an independent Scotland will impact the farmers September 18, 2014

    Farmers in rural Scotland will be heavily impacted either way the votes goes. As CNN's Nic Robertson reports, their livelihoods are also on the line. Watch the video for more. ...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • Budget Yatra: Watch what farmers want in the new Budget June 23, 2014

    As part of our special series on upcoming annual Budget, CNNIBN visits the villages in Haryana to know farmers' expectations from the new government. ...
  • Farmers' expectations from annual Budget June 20, 2014

    CNNIBN's Budget Yatra has reached the grape capital of Maharashta a state that accounts for 80 percent of the country's production. ...
  • 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 17, 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 16, 2014

    With less than a month left for the Modi government to present its maiden Budget, CNNIBN 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...
  • 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. CNNIBN asks MS Swaminathan Research Foundation Chairman MS Swaminathan as of what measure the central government should take to manage monsoon deficit. ...
  • Congress has not taken any action to address farmers' suicide: Modi April 7, 2014

    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." ...
  • Open Mike: Does any politician really care about the Indian farmer? March 13, 2014

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Does India really care for its farmers? March 11, 2014

    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;...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security December 7, 2013

    In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. ...
  • Alwar: Cartelisation of local vendors reason behind high onion prices October 24, 2013

    Onion crisis has also brought tears in the eyes of Alwar residents in Rajasthan. It is believed that cartelisation of the local vendors and the illadvise given by them to the farmers to limit the supply is the reason behind the spiralling onion prices. ...
  • Onion prices continue to pinch common man October 23, 2013

    Rising onion prices continue to pinch common man. People are saying there is no end to onion cries as prices are increasing every day. On Tuesday onion prices was Rs 80 per/kg and on Wednesday the prices rised to Rs 110 per/kg. Meanwhile, everyone is desperately waiting for the production...
  • Hike in onion prices throws household budgets out of balance October 23, 2013

    Another hike in prices of onions has hit the people badly and it was very much evident as most of them have said that they have stopped buying it. The steep spurt in onion prices have thrown household budgets out of balance and the government has failed to give any...
  • There should no complain on rising onion prices, says Sharad Pawar September 17, 2013

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said there should be no complaints about price rise in onion as it means more money for farmers. He said, "There is a lot of talk about the rise in onion prices however when prices fall no one shows any concern for the farmers. When farmers...
  • Land Acquisition Bill will help farmers, says Kamal Nath August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said the Land Acquisition Bill will benefit the farmers as they will get appropriate compensation. "We must recognise that the new Land Acquisition Bill replaces a bill which was 120-years-old and gives adequate compensation to the farmers," said Nath. ...
  • Congress is a party that betrays everyone, says Mulayam Singh Yadav March 27, 2013

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has again raised the picth for a third front. Speaking at a rally in Etawah he said, "Congress is an opportunist. Whenever elections are around the congress, they first waiver off loans but after coming to power they cheat the poor farmers. Congress is...
  • BJP calls for 'in-depth' inquiry in farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report March 5, 2013

    The main Opposition BJP called for an inquiry into the farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report highlighting government's lapses and irregularities in implementing the scheme. "There are things rotting somewhere and that is why we want an in-depth inquiry because without that you won't be able to prove the...