CROPS

  • Delhi government approves Rs 36 crore compensation funds for farmers Yesterday

    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...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government 'insensitive' to farmers' suffering: BJP 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for "playing" with farmers' emotions and being "insensitive" to their suffering as it sought immediate relief for those whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rainfall. The party also accused the Samajwadi Party dispensation of giving paltry...
  • Uttar Pradesh's rain-hit farmers get Rs 63 as compensation for crop damage 4 days ago

    Faizabad: Rain-hit farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district, reeling under severe debt due to crop loss following unseasonal rains and hailstorm, have got another shock as they are being handed paltry sums of Rs 63 and Rs 100 as compensation. A farmer from Rudauli Tehsil, Mohammad Shahid, claimed having received a...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital affected by unseasonal rains. Kejriwal claimed that this was the largest compensation offered by any state government. While addressing a rally in West...
  • Delhi CM to visit rain-hit villages, likely to announce relief 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit few rain-hit villages to estimate the damage incurred to the crops and is expected to announce relief for the farmers. "Farmers have suffered huge losses due to recent rains. Will visit a few villages n meet them to see how govt can...
  • Don't commit suicide, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda appeals to farmers April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: After three farmer committed suicide in Haryana following crop damage by unseasonal rains, former state chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday appealed to farmers to not commit suicide and demanded that the government provide immediate relief to farmers. Unseasonal rains and hailstorm have resulted in huge losses to farmers...
  • Haryana Human Rights Commission serves notice to state government after 3 farmers commit suicide April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Human Rights Commission has hauled up the Haryana government over farmer suicides due to crop damage. The panel has served a notice after three farmers committed suicide. This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced increasing the compensation to farmers whose crops have been damaged....
  • 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." ...
  • Modi announces compensation for rain affected farmers to be increased to 1.5 times April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced higher compensation for crop damage and eased criteria for them to avail government support. The Prime Minister said that he has also asked banks to restructure loans of affected farmers...
  • Rajasthan farmers forced to sell crops at lowered rates after FCI rejects their produce April 8, 2015

    Kota: In Rajasthan's Hadauti region, trouble is mounting for farmers dealing with crop losses due to unseasonal rains. With the Food Corporation of India rejecting their produce, farmers in Kota are being forced to sell their wheat for lowered rates in local markets. Many like Ramswaroop whose crops were destroyed...
  • Farmers committing suicide due to personal reasons not crop damage, says MP minister Kailash Vijayvargiya April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has sparked off a row by saying that farmer suicides are not linked to failed crops but personal reasons. "Nobody is committing suicide because of crop damage. Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are committing suicide because of personal problems," he said. The agrarian crisis due to...
  • Rain damaged crops: Government will take decision after stock of situation, says Gadkari April 7, 2015

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government and the Prime Minister will soon take decision after taking stock of the situation. Heavy rains and hailstorm in recent weeks have damaged crops across North India with farmers suffering heavy losses. ...
  • Sonia writes to Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, backs farmers hit by unseasonal rains April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has come out in support of farmers who have been hit hard by unseasonal rains and hailstorms which has destroyed crops in thousands of acres. Sonia wrote a letter to Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan after reports of Food Corporation of India refusing...
  • Food Corporation of India refuses to procure rain-damaged wheat, farmers in distress April 7, 2015

    Jaipur: In a double whammy for farmers, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has refused to procure wheat damaged by rain. FCI officials say they will not procure damaged wheat at minimum support price (MSP) as the crop's quality is very poor. The corporation has already 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...
  • Centre to send a team to Himachal to assess crop damage in the state April 1, 2015

    Shimla: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan held a review meeting on the extent of crop damage in the state on Tuesday evening. The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, State Cabinet Ministers and the Union Health Minister. During the meeting, the Union Agricultural Minister assured...
  • 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 leave crops of mangoes, wheat, tobacco destroyed in Bihar April 1, 2015

    Patna: The unseasonal rains have caused havoc across the country especially for farmers in Bihar where large range of crops have been destroyed. From crops of mangoes, wheat to tobacco everything has been devastated. Dina Patel's last and futile attempt to save his tobacco crop was to dry them out in...
  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help March 31, 2015

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister March 31, 2015

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Unseasonal rainfall continues to damage crops March 30, 2015

    In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. ...
  • Unseasonal rainfall continues to hamper crops, government takes stock of damage March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted an aerial survey of the damaged areas in the Gwalior district...
  • Centre to raise compensation limit for crop damage: Arun Jaitley March 29, 2015

    Bundi: The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "The Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the loss to the farmers.... The government would raise the compensation limit to help the...
  • Haryana: Farmers in Rewari wait for government's help as crops worth lakhs destroyed March 24, 2015

    Rewari: Unseasonal rains across India have led to the extensive damage of crops with Rewari district in Haryana being one of the worst hit. The standing crop in thousands of hectares of land has been destroyed and not just the magnitude of the loss but also pending loans is the...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices March 23, 2015

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets farmers hit by unseasonal rains, seeks timely compensation for loss March 21, 2015

    Bhiwani: Standing in support of the farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent unseasonal rains in north India, Congress President Sonia Gandhi appealed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana to provide timely compensation to those in need. "Farmers give us food. If they are suffering it...
  • 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...
  • Have enough surplus food, won't face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall, says Arun Jaitley March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: 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. Reacting to the situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 20, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...