By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 06:44 AM IST
Less stringent lockdowns, better rain, uninterrupted credit flow, and functioning rural supply lines for inputs such as fertilisers, kept farmers going, although rural India saw a surge in infections, several experts said.
By HT Correspondent, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:04 PM IST
- Last year, farmers of the Seemanchal region were compelled to sell maize at throw away prices against the MSP of ₹1850 per quintal.
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Peeyush Khandelwal and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Police said the deceased was found hanging at one of the mobile toilets at the protest site and that he left behind a note written in Punjabi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Marking a shade of progress, the government on Wednesday said consensus has been reached on two issues out of four after the sixth round of talks with the protesting farmers’ unions.
Forces pressurised Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar not to implement farm sector reforms, says Union minister Tomar
New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Tomar stated that many Chief Ministers had tried to implement the same farm laws that the Narendra Modi government has formulated for agriculture sector reforms.
Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Naresh Kamath
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Sanjay Raut accused the Centre of targeting non-BJP state governments and not allowing them to function
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:05 AM IST
After a large meeting of nearly 100 farm leaders, the protesters also reiterated that they would remain at the protest sites, where thousands have gathered over 29 days, until their demand — a repeal of the laws — was met.
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Though Tomar did not elaborate, his stand signals the Modi government’s intent for a full spectrum of reforms in the country’s farm sector, despite a pushback from farmers to three farm-reform laws.
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Firms set up in the farm sectors lead the growth of new incorporations following those in manufacturing, overtaking registrations in construction, finance and ‘others’ categories, the data show.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Tomar, along with Union railway minister Piyush Goyal, said the government was open to further negotiations with the farm leaders to find a solution.
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Farm unions on Wednesday vowed to scale up protests by December 14 by blocking all highways into New Delhi and occupying toll plazas in large numbers
Hindustan Times | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Farmers must realise there are limits to procurement at support prices; the government must devise a mechanism to protect farm incomes when markets fail
Modi weakening govt procurement system to benefit businessmen friends, Rahul Gandhi tells Punjab farmers
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Vishal Rambani and Avtar Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:30 AM IST
ON DAY 2 Addressing rally in Sangrur district, says Congress will join the fight of the farmers till the illogical, black laws are scrapped
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The group accused the state government of “trying to preach, rather than listen” to their grievances.
Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Shops shut, traffic hit in Punjab cities as people stay home in response to bandh call by farmer organisations; security up across the state
Livemint, New Delhi | By Gireesh Chandra Prasad
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:31 AM IST
The production of cement and refinery products shrank more in July than in June, indicating sluggish demand.
Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 01:58 AM IST
The chief minister said the assembly was seriously concerned about apprehensions caused by the ordinances related to the farm sector.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:22 AM IST
The amendments in the farm-related laws were rolled out through promulgation of ordinances in June to help farmers following the unprecedented raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. But the Congress governments in Punjab and Haryana have raised objections to these changes
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The prime minister said his government had freed the country’s agriculture sector by abolishing archaic regulations, which will help to increase famers’ income.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Asit Ranjan Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:11 AM IST
While manufacturing and services activities dipped significantly during the pandemic, agriculture activities have remained more or less unaffected, with the government expecting record food grain production this year.
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:57 AM IST
A good monsoon is critical because 60% of the country’s farmlands don’t have access to irrigation and almost half of all Indians depend on a farm-based livelihood. And a good harvest keeps prices low and stokes demand for manufactured items, spurring factory output.
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:04 AM IST
APMC regulations require farmers to only sell to licensed middlemen in notified markets, usually in the same area where farmers reside, rather than in an open market, scuttling price discovery.
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:33 AM IST
Cabinet approves ordinances to dismantle all barriers in farm trade and guarantee assured prices for farmers. Essential Commodities Act to be read down.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Suneera Tandon
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:27 AM IST
Last month, the government had announced a ₹20-trillion package to support the economic recovery after business activity stalled for months, as India imposed a strict lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The farm sector is poised to grow at least 3% in 2020-21, despite disruption in the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, which will aid overall growth, according to state-run think-tank Niti Aayog’s assessment in April.
WATCH LIVE: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces 4th tranche of measures for Covid-hit nation
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 04:42 PM IST
All the interventions made under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Special Package have so far stuck to the theme of a self-reliant India introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 09:57 PM IST
As a result of the amendment, the stock limit on food products like edible oils, oilseeds, potato and onion will not be imposed in normal cases but only in exceptional circumstances like natural calamities, famine with a surge in prices.
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:41 AM IST
The PM suggested these reforms at a high level review meeting on the agricultural sector, which was also attended by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, home minster Amit Shah, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and senior officials.
By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 04:36 AM IST
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:54 AM IST
The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), which became operational in 2016-17, has been hobbled by long delays in paying off claims, upsetting farmers.