FARMERS

  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis 9 hours 49 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 11 minutes ago

    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...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Why India needs to worry 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    In the wake of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall across the country, the government is taking stock of the extensive damage. ...
  • Tiger Woods falls out of the top 100 in the world 2 days ago

    Virginia Water, England: For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking. Woods, who hasn't played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6, falls to No. 104 this week. The last time he was out of the...
  • Unseasonal rainfall continues to hamper crops, government takes stock of damage 2 days ago

    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...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they taken...
  • PM Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said the step is to ensure that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive...
  • MP: Congress leaders hold overnight dharna inside state Assembly against Land Bill 1 week ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders on Tuesday held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly in Bhopal to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior leader Digvijaya Singh. The party has accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of ignoring the welfare of local farmers. Digvijaya Singh...
  • Jairam Ramesh trashes PM's defence of Land Acquisition Bill March 24, 2015

    Patna: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that amendments in 13 laws under Land Acquisition Bill were brought by NDA to provide for compensation and described the Centre as anti-farmers. "Modi is wrong by claiming that the NDA government has brought 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...
  • Modi misleading farmers, says AAP March 23, 2015

    Ghaziabad: The AAP on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating farmers by aggressively promoting takeover of their land. Addressing Aam Aadmi Party supporters at the Ghaziabad collectorate, party leader Sanjay Singh said that Modi was misleading the farmers by claiming that his government was not harming their interests. Sanjay Singh...
  • PM Modi invokes farmers' children to pitch for Land Bill March 23, 2015

    Hussainiwala (Punjab): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked the welfare of farmers' children to justify the Land Bill as he maintained that efforts are being made to "mislead" the farming community over the new measure. Pitching for the proposed new legislation that is facing stiff resistance from almost all opposition...
  • PM Modi faces opposition from farmers to land reforms March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Sunday to stave off farmer protests against his efforts to make it easier for businesses to buy land, after opposition to the bill overshadowed a burst of progress on economic reform. Tussles over land acquisition have locked up hundreds of billions of dollars...
  • Rajasthan: 2 more farmers end lives, 1 die of shock due to crop loss March 22, 2015

    Kota: Two more farmers allegedly committed suicide while another died of shock after seeing their crops destroyed in untimely rains, police said on Sunday. Premshaker Meena (20) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Saturday evening in Ladpur village of Keshoraipatan police station area of Bundi district, they said. Premshanker committed...
  • PM Modi reaches out to farmers on Land Bill, says 'will not let you down' March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism from opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his sixth edition of his radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday said that the Land Acquisition Bill is for the welfare of the farmers, their children and the villages. "All the rumours which are being spread...
  • 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. ...
  • Opposition targets Centre over Land Bill, PM Modi to reach out to farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' today March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: As opposition parties target the government over Land Bill and the plight of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attempt to reach out to the farmers in the sixth edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' programme which will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday. The address assume significance...
  • Sonia Gandhi to address farmers' rally in Delhi March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a farmers' rally in the national capital in the second week of April, a move that comes close on the heels of her visits to states taking up farmers' cause and party stepping up offensive against Modi government over the issue. The decision...
  • Rajasthan farmers in distress, unseasonal rainfall wreak havoc March 21, 2015

    Bundi: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have battered ripe crops in Rajasthan driving the farmers who've suffered multiple losses of crops, livestock and in some cases life, to a desperate situation. Manju, a resident of Raithal villahe in the Bundi district lost her husband. Her husband Kishan Lal couldn't bear the shock...
  • Sonia Gandhi demands compensation for farmers hit by unseasonal rains March 21, 2015

    Bhiwani: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said it is the responsibility of the BJP government at the Centre and in Haryana to look into the plight of "poor farmers" and demanded timely compensation for those whose crops were damaged in rains and hailstorm. "Farmers are our annadatas (the one who...
  • 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...
  • Crop damage: Sonia Gandhi meets Rajasthan farmers, promises help March 20, 2015

    Kota: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday visited Kota in Rajasthan to assess the extent of the crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall. She expressed condolences to the family of the farmers who have died and said that she hopes the government is taking adequate measures. "Everyone is asking for help,...
  • Government assures relief for farmers hit by rain, hailstorms March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday promised to take all administrative and relief measures to help farmers hit by unseasonal rain and hailstorm in North and Western India, as members across the political spectrum in Rajya Sabha sought immediate financial assistance and loan waivers for them. Acknowledging...
  • Centre has asked affected states to give details of losses to crops by unseasonal rain March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said it has asked states to provide details of the losses caused to the standing crops by the recent unseasonal rains so that relief could be provided as members demanded that the Centre should come forward to help the affected states financially. Raising the issue,...
  • 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...
  • Farmer suicides despite Modi's chai pe charcha assurance: NCP March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP on Wednesday attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at...
  • Land Bill clears Lok Sabha, braces for tough test in Rajya Sabha March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The contentious Land bill on Tuesday passed the Lok Sabha test after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government. Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party,...
  • Anna Hazare snubs Yogendra Yadav, says won't share with him during farmers' protest March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare snubbed Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav who will be joining him at his planned farmer's protest in Wardha, Maharashtra. Hazare has made it clear that Yadav will not be sharing stage with him. Hazare said, "Yogendra Yadav will be welcomed at Sevagram, but...
  • Farmers hold protest in Kurukshetra, block road March 5, 2015

    Kurukshetra: A large number of farmers associated with Bhartiya Kisan Union on Thursday held a protest and blocked the Kurukshetra-Saharanpur road in support of their various demands. The BKU farmers led by Haryana unit president Gurnam Singh, courted arrest at Pipli town, near here in support of their demands, including hike...