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  • Delhi government approves Rs 36 crore compensation funds for farmers 2 days ago

    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...
  • Uttar Pradesh's rain-hit farmers get Rs 63 as compensation for crop damage 5 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 1 week 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...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wheat output prospects in 2015 could fall by 4-5 per cent: Radha Mohan Singh April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Wheat output prospects in 2015 appeared to have been hit by unseasonal rains during the harvest season, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday. "There's some initial reports that suggest wheat output could drop by 4-5 per cent due to unseasonal rains," Singh told a conference of state...
  • 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...
  • Flood fear resurfaces as rains hit J&K again, water level in Jhelum continues to recede April 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Flood fear has resurfaced in Jammu and Kashmir as rains have hit the state again. The Met Department had predicted heavy rainfall in the valley from Wednesday till April 3. "During this period, April 1 to April 3, some places may received heavy rainfall also. We have issued a...
  • 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. ...
  • People face difficulties as Jammu-Srinagar highway gets closed March 31, 2015

    People face difficulties in their day to day activities as the Jammu-Srinagar highway gets closed down due to a flood alert in the region. Work is on by the police as they repair the road as well as guide people to not go any further as there maybe more landslides. ...
  • J&K: Water levels of Jhelum receding, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: In some respite for Jammu and Kashmir, there has been no rainfall though the night due to which the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding. Water levels at Sangam have come down from 22.5ft to 21ft and at RM Bagh, the levels have have come down from...
  • J&K will receive more rainfall but intensity will reduce, says Met department March 30, 2015

    Met department has claimed that rainfall will continue but the intensity will reduce. Floods have hit Jammu and Kashmir even before the state could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014. ...
  • Jhelum crosses danger mark in Kashmir, several areas waterlogged March 30, 2015

    Several areas in Jammu and Kashmir are waterlogged after heavy rains in the valley The state government has declared a flood alert in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Flood declared in J&K, 21 missing as house collapses in landslide in Charar-e-Sharief area March 30, 2015

    Srinagar: Even before Jammu and Kashmir could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014, the state is battling yet another deluge with the government declaring flood in the state. Adding to the devastation, twenty one people are missing after a house collapsed in a landslide in the...
  • Rain ruins mango crops, farmers fear reduced output March 30, 2015

    The recent spell of rain accompanied by hail stones has destroyed the standing crop of farmers in Amreli district in Gujarat. Farmers fear that their mango crop output might be reduced to one third in 2015. ...
  • J&K rains: 221 families shifted to safer places in Budgam March 29, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has evacuated 221 families to safer places due to heavy rains causing soil erosion and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Budgam district of the state. State Agriculture Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura told the Assembly that due to the continuous downpour various areas of...
  • Unseasonal rainfall hit crops, farmers suffer in Gulbarga March 27, 2015

    Gulbarga district of Karnataka has suffered huge losses due to unseasonal rains. Unseasonal rains have also reduced the yield of jowar and wheat crops. The market value of a special variety of wheat has come down from 100 to 20 rupees per kg. The price of jowar has also reduced...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

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    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay. ...