UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The inflation-adjusted and inflation-unadjusted farm growth rates being equal corroborate the income crisis faced by farmers, who found prices of key agricultural commodities plummeting after they produced a bumper harvest.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2019 07:19 AM IST
Farm activists and environmentalists argue that Bt cotton technology affects biodiversity as well as farmers’ and consumers’ rights.
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Agrarian distress is likely to be one of the key campaign issues in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls too.
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:14 AM IST
Effectively, a handout of Rs 10,000 to each farmer in the state, the populist move comes ahead of assembly polls which are usually held along with the general election in the state.
Mandsaur (MP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 07:48 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Mod said at a rally in Mandsaur that, “The farmers would not have been ruined during the Congress’s 55-year-rule had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the country’s first prime minister.”
Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 01:24 PM IST
The problem in these sectors is rooted in a prolonged mismatch in demand and supply. If sugar mills and dairies start going bankrupt because they cannot sell sugar and milk powder, even successful institutions and mechanisms such as cooperatives for dairies and fair and remunerative prices for sugarcane are bound to lose their relevance
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 09:04 AM IST
In the past four years, milk output has grown by over 6% every year. That fact, coupled with a slump in global prices of skimmed milk powder is adding to the agrarian challenge India faces.
Press Trust of India, Rajkot (Gujarat) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 02:32 PM IST
The chief minister said the protests by farmers in Gujarat are a political stunt of the opposition only because general elections would be held next year but refrained from naming any political party.
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 11:51 PM IST
The scheme envisages payment of Rs 8,000 per acre per year to each farmer in two spells of Rs 4,000 each in Kharif and Rabi seasons.