Farmer

  • Farmers form co-operative committee for milk production, dairy business Yesterday

    Farmers and livestock-men of Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Dantewada district have formed a cooperative committee to take up a project for milk production and dairy business. "In retaliation to the so-called 'red revolution' of naxalites, farmers and stockmen of the tribal district have introduced a unique model 'Kshirsagar Project', which will enhance the...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens self-immolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Farmers stage protest over non-payment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting non-payment of cane price arrears, Bhartiya Kisan Union members today locked the main gates of all industrial units of Modi Group, including Modi Sugar Mill, in Modi Nagar. Led by Rakesh Tikait, the national general secretary of BKU, thousands of farmers from nearby villages shut the entry gates of the...
  • Govt should provide immediate relief to flood-hit people: Cong August 7, 2014

    In the wake of heavy downpour in Chhattisgarh during the past week, state Congress has demanded the state government to take immediate steps to provide relief measures to affected people. The government should conduct a survey of the flood-affected regions immediately, and provide compensation to the people there after assessment of...
  • Government announces diesel, seed subsidy in drought-hit areas August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With rainfall deficit still prevalent in most parts of the country, government on Thursday announced a diesel subsidy for irrigation in states where rainfall shortage is more than 50 per cent to protect the standing kharif crops. Besides diesel subsidy, the government has raised the...
  • Uttarakhand govt to launch farmers pension scheme on Aug 15 August 7, 2014

    A pension scheme wherein farmers above the age of 60 years will get a monthly pension of Rs 800 will be launched by the Uttarakhand government on this Independence Day. The scheme has been initiated to encourage people, especially in the hilly areas, to take up farming, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar...
  • India won't compromise on farmers' interests at WTO: Jaitley August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday asked its MPs to convey to the public the stand taken by the NDA government to protect the interests of farmers at WTO even as it assured that the interests of the farming community would not be compromised at any cost. Giving details of the World...
  • Farmers' body to launch three-day hunger strike from next month August 4, 2014

    National Council of All India Kisan Sabha will hold a three-day hunger strike from September on a charter of its demands including pension and implementation of National Commission on farmers. Addressing a press conference, General Secretary of AIKS, Atul Kumar Anjaan on Monday said AIKS members and leaders would hold sit-ins,...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Confident that India will see great progress in agriculture sector: Modi July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that break through in agricultural research must translate into benefits for Indian farmers. Addressing the 86th Indian Council of Agriculture Research Foundation Day and Awards Ceremony, he said that he was confident that India will see great progress in the agriculture...
  • Telangana: Poor rains, heavy debts push 25 farmers to commit suicide in Medak July 29, 2014

    Medak: The government has claimed that it has got no SOS from any state over drought-like conditions. However, the situation is quite dire in Telangana's Medak district where 25 farmers have committed suicide in the past two months. Poor rainfall and heavy debts have pushed farmers to the edge. Fifty-five-year-old...
  • Partial drought-like situation in Bihar, admits government July 25, 2014

    Observing that a partial drought-like situation has gripped Bihar, the state government on Friday said a slew of measures have been taken to tackle the calamity, including provisioning for Rs 776 crore to provide diesel subsidy to farmers for irrigation. "We are of the view that a partial drought-like situation has...
  • 13 family members get life sentence for farmer's murder July 25, 2014

    A local court has awarded life imprisonment to 13 persons, including four women, of a family for killing a tribal farmer in their village over a land dispute last year. District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla convicted and sentenced Ratiram Raut (50), Sadhuram (50), Asharam (54), Subhash (59), Mahesh Ram...
  • Monsoon revival keeps rain above average July 25, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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' July 20, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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...