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One small detail buried in India’s full-year gross domestic product (GDP) estimates for 2018-19, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Monday, summarises the country’s entire agrarian crisis: the farm growth rate, after being adjusted for inflation is the same as the farm growth not adjusted for inflation. Both stand at 3.8%.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

GDP data shows farmers’ incomes haven’t grown, but expenses rising

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
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.
A Monsanto logo is pictured in the company headquarters in Morges, Switzerland, May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo(REUTERS)
A Monsanto logo is pictured in the company headquarters in Morges, Switzerland, May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo(REUTERS)

Monsanto patent victory on GM cotton seeds can aggravate agrarian crisis

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.
The government is likely to move to a “risk-pooling system” of insurance, under which the government will get a deciding role on virtually everything, from fixing premiums to payouts..(AFP Photo)
The government is likely to move to a “risk-pooling system” of insurance, under which the government will get a deciding role on virtually everything, from fixing premiums to payouts..(AFP Photo)

Modi govt close to finalising new farm insurance scheme

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
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.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the 'Odisha Investors' meet, in Chennai on September 26.(AP File Photo)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the 'Odisha Investors' meet, in Chennai on September 26.(AP File Photo)

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 10,000 cr assistance package for farmers

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally ahead of state assembly elections, in Chhatarpur on November 24.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally ahead of state assembly elections, in Chhatarpur on November 24.(PTI Photo)

Had Sardar Patel been country’s first PM, farmers would not have been ruined, says Narendra Modi

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.”
Sugar mills, which are supposed to pay farmers, blame the non-payment on unsold sugar stocks and fall in sugar prices(HT Photo)
Sugar mills, which are supposed to pay farmers, blame the non-payment on unsold sugar stocks and fall in sugar prices(HT Photo)

Don’t blame farmers for being unreasonable

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
Activists of the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association spill milk on road against the declining milk purchase prices at Parliament street in New Delhi on July 31, 2018. A slump in global prices of skimmed milk powder has hit India’s exports, resulting in a surplus domestic stockpile, especially in the liquid milk sector.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Activists of the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association spill milk on road against the declining milk purchase prices at Parliament street in New Delhi on July 31, 2018. A slump in global prices of skimmed milk powder has hit India’s exports, resulting in a surplus domestic stockpile, especially in the liquid milk sector.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

Too much milk is hurting India’s already distressed dairy industry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
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.
Chief minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Chief minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar.(PTI File Photo)

Farmers’ protests in Gujarat a political stunt of opposition, says CM Vijay Rupani

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.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched the Rythu Bandhu scheme on May 10.(File Photo)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched the Rythu Bandhu scheme on May 10.(File Photo)

Rythu Bandhu scheme to be a ‘game changer’ in Telangana politics

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.
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