FARMER

  • 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...
  • CJ Awards: fight for farmers, who were declared dead in govt records February 18, 2013

    CJ Shanti Prakash fights for justice for Sonbhadra farmers who were declared dead by the government, they are still struggling to prove their living identity to the system. ...
  • Gujarat: Modi, Sonia in a war of words over farmers December 8, 2012

    War of words intensifies ahead of Gujarat polls as Chief Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her comments on the plight of farmers. Modi said that it was because of the Congress government that cotton farmers lost Rs 7,000 crore after the ban on cotton...
  • Gujarat yatra: Rajkot's cotton farmers suffer December 4, 2012

    On day 2 of our Gujrat Yatra, CNNIBN takes you to Rajkot, fast emerging as a centre for politics. The region is currently reeling in the aftermath of a failed cotton crop and drought. At stake is the politically influential Leuva Patel community, whose tallest leader was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,...
  • Sangli violence: Sharad Pawar to blame, says Anna Hazare November 13, 2012

    Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense, a day after two sugarcane farmers were killed in clashes with the police. They were part of a group of farmers led by MP Raju Shetty, who were demanding the government's intervention to increase the minimum support price of sugarcane. Backing the farmers now are activists Anna...
  • Gadkari revelation: Farmer's wife fears for his life October 18, 2012

    The wife of the Vidarbha farmer, Gajanan Gadge, named by India Against Corruption while bringing out the revelations against BJP President Nitin Gadkari, has told CNNIBN that her husband has been missing since the controversy began. She said that she is living in fear and does not know whether or...
  • Is it time for Vadra to come clean on all his business transactions? October 10, 2012

    Vadra's firm Real Earth Estates Ltd purchased over 27 acres in Mewat region and paid rates way lower than collector's fixed circle rates for the region. ...
  • Robert Vadra's mega land deals: Opposition demands probe October 10, 2012

    CNNIBN has accessed documents showing how Robert Vadra bought acres of land in the Mewat region of Haryana below the circle rate. ...
  • PM's reforms are antipeople: Nitish Kumar September 22, 2012

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for pushing through antipeople measures and claimed that the Prime Minister is more worried about salvaging his image. ...
  • Inflation is not helping us, say distraught farmers August 20, 2012

    Union Minister Beni Prasad had on Monday said that high inflation was good for farmers and therefore, the UPA was in favour of it. ...
  • Farmer's arrest unfortunate: Mamata's former aide August 13, 2012

    Mahasweta Devi, once a close aide of Mamata Banerjee, said that the West Bengal Chief Minister should be tolerant. ...