FARMERS

  • Ground report: Unseasonal rains, hailstorms destroy crops across the country Yesterday

    Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed thousands of acres of crops across the country driving farmers to commit suicide. The shock of severe crop damage is too much to bear for the farmers in Jhajjar and Rohtak. ...
  • UP farmers donate blood for Nepal earthquake victims 2 days ago

    Barabanki: Despite facing severe hardships after crop loss due to unseasonal rains, about 175 farmers in the district have donated blood for those affected in quake-hit Nepal. "During a blood donation camp at the district hospital on May 1 and 2, over 300 farmers had come to give their blood and...
  • Incurred huge losses due to unseasonal rainfall, say Maharashtra farmers 2 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have led to farmers committing suicide from Jalna in Maharashtra. "We had to incur huge losses due to the unseasonal rainfall. 70%-80% of the crops have been damaged," said a farmer. ...
  • After fighting for farmers, Rahul Gandhi battles for middle class 3 days ago

    Rahul Gandhi on Saturday wooed the middle class by meeting organisations representing home-buyers to discuss concerns about a new real estate bill proposed by the NDA government. Congress has called the bill as anti-consumers. ...
  • Uttarakhand government announces Rs 25 crore additional relief for farmers 3 days ago

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand government has announced an additional relief amount of Rs 25 crore for the farmers who suffered crop losses due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the state. The decision to provide a relief amount of Rs 25 crore apart from the pre-existing funds to the farmers was taken at...
  • Haryana government releases cheques of Rs 28 crore for farmers 4 days ago

    Faridabad: Haryana government on Friday released cheques for a total of Rs 28 crores for rain-hit farmers here whose crops were damaged in the unseasonal rains in the state. Speaking on the occasion, Krishan Pal Gurjar, Member of Parliament Social Justice and Empowerment, quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying, "The country...
  • Delhi farmers to get Rs 20,000 per acre for crop losses of 70 per cent or more 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Farmers who have suffered crop losses of 70 per cent or more in the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms in Delhi will get compensation to the tune of Rs 20,000 per acre while those with less damage will be entitled to Rs 14,000 per acre. This was decided at...
  • In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries for farmers and Modi government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year. High water levels should also help ease the pain for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...
  • Rahul Gandhi lauds workers on May Day 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who has been raising farmers' issues voiceferously, in Friday paid tribute to the working class on May Day, saying their hard work and sweat have contributed to building of the nation. "Today we pay tribute to the millions of workers whose hard work, sweat...
  • Maharashtra turns 55 today, plight of farm widows remains a blot on state's record 4 days ago

    As Maharashtra celebrates 55 years of statehood today, the plight of the thousands of farm widows remains a blot on the state's record. Travelling through the suicide belt of Vidarbha, it was found that many like 31-year-old farm widow Aparna Malikar have decided to join the system to fight the...
  • Farmer Gajendra's death during AAP rally may have been an accident: Delhi Police 5 days ago

    The Delhi Police on Thursday said that Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh's death during an Aam Aadmi Party rally at Jantar Mantar last week may have been an accident and not a suicide. ...
  • This is 'sooj-boojh ki sarkar', says Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Days after Rahul Gandhi's 'suit-boot ki sarkar' barb, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday described the Narendra Modi dispensation as 'soojh-boojh ki sarkar' and took a dig at the Congress Vice President for his "disappearance for a jaunt". ...
  • NDA only offering lip service, not doing enough for farmers: Kamal Nath 5 days ago

    Senior Congress MP Kamal Nath hit out at the National Democratic Alliance government for not doing enough for the farmers. "The NDA government has nothing substantial to offer to farmers. The government only offers lip service and knows nothing else." ...
  • Insurance companies denying us our due: Farmers to Rahul Gandhi on padyatra 5 days ago

    Dhamangaon: Setting out on a padyatra on Thursday to meet farmers in the Vidarbha region of the state, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was told by several of them that insurance companies were engaging in fraud and that the requisite compensation was not paid to them for crop loss. Rahul on...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi woos farmers, begins his 15 km padyatra against Land Bill in Amravati 5 days ago

    Amravati: In an attempt to reach out to farmers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amravati district in Vidarbha region which has...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi reaches out to farmers, to begin 15-km padyatra against Land Bill today 6 days ago

    Amravati: Seven years after his first big public statement on farmers' rights in Vidarbha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra, on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amarvati district...
  • Akshay Kumar talks about the condition of farmers in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On Wednesday Akshay Kumar came for the promotion of his upcoming film 'Gabbar' but before promoting his film he discussed about the problems and the mindset of the farmers as he was also deeply touched by the attempt of Gajendra Singh, a farmer who committed suicide during AAP...
  • Are all parties guilty of politicising crop loss and farmer issues? 6 days ago

    On a day when our politicians continued personal attacks in the name of farmers 4 farmers died in UP, one suicide in Shamli, 3 died of cardiac arrest in Muzaffarnagar. "Are the farmers of India being used, is their plight being exploited for political gain?" asked senior BJP leader Sudhanshu...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • AAP under attack over Gajendra Singh's death 6 days ago

    Delhi Police have blamed the mob at AAP's Kisan rally for inciting farmer Gajendra Singh to commit suicide. In the report submitted to the Union Home Ministry, police have also blamed AAP leaders for making provocative speeches during the rally. ...
  • Parliamentary panel wants government to fix remunerative price for crops 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has asked the government to take urgent steps for fixing remunerative price for 24 crops and suggested a 50 per cent profit margin over the cost of production. "Since agriculture is becoming unremunerative, particularly for small and marginal farmers due to a variety of reasons, the...
  • Harsimrat Kaur attacks Rahul Gandhi on farmer issue 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On Wednesday Harsimrat Kaur attacked Rahul Gandhi on the conditions of farmers in Amethi as Rahul Gandhi spoke against the Punjab Government in the Parliament. Defending Rahul, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he had only spoken about his experience in Parliament and did not have to go...
  • Rahul was vacationing when farmers were hit by rains, says Harsimrat Kaur 6 days ago

    Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying he's indulging in drama. Taking a dig at Rahul, Harsimrat said, "Where was Rahul when farmers were hit by rains? Rahul was vacationing when farmers were hit by rains. Rahul is indulging in drama." ...
  • Only meant to say farmers are fighters not cowards, clarifies Haryana minister 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Under fire for making an insensitive comment on farmers suicide, Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar was forced to clarify his remarks. Claiming that he was quoted out of context, he has said that he never meant what he said. "All that I meant was that people of Haryana are...
  • India raises sugar import tax: raw sugar to attract import tax 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India has raised the import tax on sugar to 40 percent from 25 percent to help prop up falling local prices and protect local farmers who have not been paid by money-losing mills, the government said in a statement said on Wednesday. India also slapped the tax on imports...
  • Rahul takes a dig at Modi's foreign trips, says PM is in India now, should meet farmers 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government for not helping poor and farmers in their hour of distress. In his recent attack on the government, Rahul took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. Rahul said, "The...
  • Farmer hangs self over crop loss, 3 die of cardiac arrest in Uttar Pradesh 6 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: Unable to repay a loan, a 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his residence in Alem town of Shamli district here, police said on Wednesday. Anandpal committed suicide last night by hanging himself from ceiling of his house as he was unable to repay...
  • Rahul Gandhi questions Prime Minister's 'Make in India' 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 'Make in India' campaign, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked the central government to help farmers and labourers whom he termed as the real force behind making India. In a brief interaction with media here before he took a flight...
  • Centre reaches out to farmers, relaxes compensation norms, lowers moisture content benchmark: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to reach out to the farmers, the government relaxed compensation norms for farmers and lowered moisture content benchmark in the grains, said sources on Wednesday. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting on the agrarian crisis in the country due to unseasonal rains and...
  • Live: Rahul Gandhi raises issue of farmers' distress, says government not helping them 6 days ago

    12:44 PM: Senior Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge says, "The Food Processing Minister was present and he should have spoken. Rahul Gandhi did not make a personal allegation against Punjab government. What is their right to make such allegations?" 12:24 PM: Paswan also thanks PM Modi for taking swift action for the...