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The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have undertaken a number of measures to provide jobs to the labourers. (HT Photo)

‘No option left’: Labourers from Bundelkhand on the move again for jobs

Hindustan Times, Sagar | By Anupam Pateriya
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The migration is reported to have increased post-Diwali.
Traders at the APMC Onion Potato Market in Navi Mumbai on Friday.
Traders at the APMC Onion Potato Market in Navi Mumbai on Friday.

As onion prices soar, govt sets stock limit for traders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Rains in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana have disrupted harvests and damaged crops, trimming supplies to markets.
For repairing roads, NHAI regional officers of have been granted permission to spend up to ₹10 crore.(HT Photo)
For repairing roads, NHAI regional officers of have been granted permission to spend up to ₹10 crore.(HT Photo)

Question hour: Land acquisition for Pathankot-Mandi four lane initiated, says Jai Ram

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The CM said the width of the road will be 30 to 40 metres and a revised detailed project report (DPR) is being prepared.
The suspended retailers charged that they get the fertilizer at a high price from wholesalers. So, they give it at a high price to farmers. (Getty images)
The suspended retailers charged that they get the fertilizer at a high price from wholesalers. So, they give it at a high price to farmers. (Getty images)

Jharkhand farmers allege fertilizer price hike, govt suspends 500 dealers

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 07:11 AM IST
The state agriculture department said the situation was created by dealers to raise profit.
Before Covid-19 struck: Farmers and visitors at Punjab Agricultural University’s kisan mela last year.(HT file photo)
Before Covid-19 struck: Farmers and visitors at Punjab Agricultural University’s kisan mela last year.(HT file photo)

PAU to hold virtual kisan mela for Rabi season

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:39 PM IST
The university, which had earlier cancelled the mela for Kharif crops in March, will reach out to farmers through mobile applications, webinars and YouTube videos
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Green tribunal refrains from asking Punjab to run Bathinda power plant with biomass fuel

Hindustan Times/Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi, Bathinda
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 05:58 PM IST
NGT disposes of petition by GNDTP retired deputy chief engineer, goes by report submitted by Punjab Pollution Control Board
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This was the first meeting of Union Cabinet after Central Government entered into its second year in office.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This was the first meeting of Union Cabinet after Central Government entered into its second year in office.(ANI)

Summer crop prices hiked 50-80% for farmers in big Cabinet decision

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 07:14 PM IST
The announcement came as the June-to-September monsoon for 2020, predicted by the India Meteorological Bureau to be normal, made its onset over Kerala, its first port of call in the Indian mainland, on June 1, as predicted.
The world has come to a standstill with no immediate signs of resumption of any kind of entertainment programmes.(Unsplash)
The world has come to a standstill with no immediate signs of resumption of any kind of entertainment programmes.(Unsplash)

Folk artistes say they are struggling to survive coronavirus lockdown, seek govt help

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a double whammy for the already-struggling folk musicians, who say it has wreaked havoc on their livelihood by forcing them to sit idle in their homes and the future looks gloomy too.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is set to announce new dates for the onset and withdrawal of the south-west monsoon this year.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is set to announce new dates for the onset and withdrawal of the south-west monsoon this year.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

IMD to announce new dates for exit, onset of monsoon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 03:43 AM IST
The monsoon rains are critical because nearly half the population depends on a farm-based income and 60% of the country’s net sown area does not have any form of irrigation.
Sonia Gandhi hit out at the central government for not fulfilling its promise of giving a 50% return on their input costs to famers(PTI)
Sonia Gandhi hit out at the central government for not fulfilling its promise of giving a 50% return on their input costs to famers(PTI)

BJP govt misleading farmers, says Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 10:14 AM IST
In a statement, Gandhi hit out at the central government for not fulfilling its promise of giving a 50% return on their input costs to farmers and urged the government to follow “rajdharma” and protect farmers’ interests.
Farmer Mohan Narvade at his farmland.(Laxman Narnale/HT)
Farmer Mohan Narvade at his farmland.(Laxman Narnale/HT)

Dry spell leaves Beed farmers in a lurch

PIMPALNER/VADAVANI | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Several farmers in the region have decided to focus on the upcoming rabi season crops (which comes after the monsoon), rather than invest more money in the kharif crop.
In two blocks of Bharatpur district, at least 500,000 guava trees have increased the income of farmers manifold.(HT Photo)
In two blocks of Bharatpur district, at least 500,000 guava trees have increased the income of farmers manifold.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan farmers cash in on Kala Badshah variety of guava

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By Suresh Foujdar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation, a non government organisation (NGO), has introduced farmers here to guava cultivation in 1997 by providing them saplings from Lucknow and Prayagraj, two Uttar Pradesh town famous for this fruit.
Jharkhand aims to sow paddy on 18 lakh hectares of land this kharif. However, scientists say it is a tough task due to delayed and deficit monsoon.(HT Photo)
Jharkhand aims to sow paddy on 18 lakh hectares of land this kharif. However, scientists say it is a tough task due to delayed and deficit monsoon.(HT Photo)

Drought fear looms large in Jharkhand as 14 districts face 40% rainfall deficit

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Of the 11 districts in Jharkhand where sowing has started, five districts have recorded less than one percentage sowing till July 15, according to district-wise kharif coverage data of the state agriculture department.
The roads along the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani route experienced traffic blocks due to overflowing of water and logging.(HT Photo)
The roads along the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani route experienced traffic blocks due to overflowing of water and logging.(HT Photo)

Mahabaleshwar has highest rainfall in state on Saturday

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The recorded rainfall at Mahabaleshwar was 102mm followed by Satara (38mm) and Nashik (22mm) on Saturday. Pune recorded 12mm of rainfall on Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.
A report available with the agriculture department shows that of the total 75 districts, 51 districts have received only scanty rainfall that is below 40% of the normal, while seven districts are still waiting for the rains to hit them.(Representative image)
A report available with the agriculture department shows that of the total 75 districts, 51 districts have received only scanty rainfall that is below 40% of the normal, while seven districts are still waiting for the rains to hit them.(Representative image)

Only good monsoon can now come to UP’s rescue

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 03:50 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh, as per the current situation, faces a big rainfall deficit that could hamper the sowing of kharif crops, especially paddy, unless the monsoon turns out to be very good.
IMD’s forecast probability showed that there is a moderate chance of a “below normal” monsoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
IMD’s forecast probability showed that there is a moderate chance of a “below normal” monsoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)

IMD says monsoon to be ‘near-normal’ amid weak El Nino

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Monsoon rainfall between June and September is likely to be 96% of the Long Period Average (LPA) received during the monsoon months in the 1951-2000 period.
Gorakhpur: BJP National President Amit Shah addresses the 'Kisan Rally', in Gorakhpur.(PTI)
Gorakhpur: BJP National President Amit Shah addresses the 'Kisan Rally', in Gorakhpur.(PTI)

Amit Shah targets Rahul on loan waiver, says promise not kept

Lucknow/Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2019 11:52 PM IST
He claimed that only Rs 1,800 crore of Rs 48,000 crore loans were waived in Karnataka despite Gandhi’s promise. He said all BJP-ruled states had waived more loans, and that Uttar Pradesh topped the list with a Rs 55,000 crore waiver.
(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times ) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(HT File photo)
(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times ) PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(HT File photo)

Bhavantar scheme to be done away with: MinisterEx-CM threatens to take to street

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Upset over the government’s decision ex-chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has threatened to take to street in protest if the government does away with the scheme in a bid to avoid offering incentives to farmers
The main cause for farmers’ discontent is low level of farm income. Farmers have been seeking higher prices to address this.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The main cause for farmers’ discontent is low level of farm income. Farmers have been seeking higher prices to address this.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Farm loan waivers can derail India’s growth story

By Ramesh Chand
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Loan waiver provides strong disincentive for those who repaid loan on time and perverse incentive for default. But the most serious effect of the waiver is potential risk of fiscal slippage .
Kharif crop has suffered losses due to less rainfall recorded in several parts of the state, and timely relief measure, fodder depot for livestock animals and additional funds for cow shelters can help address the problem, the Centre was informed.(AP/Picture for representation)
Kharif crop has suffered losses due to less rainfall recorded in several parts of the state, and timely relief measure, fodder depot for livestock animals and additional funds for cow shelters can help address the problem, the Centre was informed.(AP/Picture for representation)

Rajasthan seeks Rs 2,819 crore assistance from Centre for nine drought-affected districts

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2018 08:32 PM IST
The Rajasthan government on Wednesday sought an assistance of Rs 2,819.58 crore from the inter-ministerial Centre’s team to tackle problems in drought affected areas in nine districts of the state, namely, Barmer, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Hanumangarh, Pali, Churu and Nagaur.
Farmers march towards Azad Maidan from Lalbaug area, demanding better drought compensation and transfer of forest rights to tribals, Mumbai, Thursday, Nov 22(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Farmers march towards Azad Maidan from Lalbaug area, demanding better drought compensation and transfer of forest rights to tribals, Mumbai, Thursday, Nov 22(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

The tone of our conversation about addressing farmer loans needs to change

By Varun Gandhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:56 AM IST
We must re-tailor our mechanisms for dealing with agricultural distress. In post-independent India, farm loan waivers have been a regularly used policy instrument.
Farmers from Madhya Pradesh rest at Parliament Street after a protest against the state government earlier in the day, in New Delhi on October 29.(PTI Photo)
Farmers from Madhya Pradesh rest at Parliament Street after a protest against the state government earlier in the day, in New Delhi on October 29.(PTI Photo)

In Madhya Pradesh’s opium hub, farm distress trumps all

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 12:00 AM IST
A farmer, Lokesh Carpenter (48) of Barkhedapanth in Mandsaur says the price farmers used to get earlier was much higher.
Rabi crops or rabi harvest are agricultural crops that are sown in winter and harvested in the spring in South Asian countries.(HT PHOTO)
Rabi crops or rabi harvest are agricultural crops that are sown in winter and harvested in the spring in South Asian countries.(HT PHOTO)

Pune to experience fodder crisis as rabi crop hit

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 04:25 PM IST
Officials from agricultural department said that the pace of sowing has slowed down throughout the state
A farmer ploughs his rice field after heavy rainfall in Mathura June 18, 2008.(REUTERS File Photo)
A farmer ploughs his rice field after heavy rainfall in Mathura June 18, 2008.(REUTERS File Photo)

Heavy rains damage soyabean, urad crop in Hadauti in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Kota | By Aabshar H Quazi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 06:18 AM IST
Incessant rains have been a major cause of concern for farmers, who fear destruction of the maturing kharif crops after two days of heavy rainfall in the Hadauti region
Floods in Kerala have damaged paddy, banana, spices and other crops in 45,000 hectare of farmland, agriculture secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Floods in Kerala have damaged paddy, banana, spices and other crops in 45,000 hectare of farmland, agriculture secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said on Monday.(AFP Photo)

Kerala floods damage 45,000 ha of farm fields; Paddy, banana, spices among worst hit

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:11 PM IST
Kerala government has been asked to submit a detailed proposal seeking central funds to provide relief to the growers, agriculture secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said.
The rainfall has been below 40% of the normal in 31 of the 75 districts. The Met department defines this as scanty rainfall.(HT File Photo)
The rainfall has been below 40% of the normal in 31 of the 75 districts. The Met department defines this as scanty rainfall.(HT File Photo)

Drought-like situation in half of UP hits paddy sowing

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2018 02:51 PM IST
Half of Uttar Pradesh, including the semi-arid Bundelkhand region, faces a drought-like situation due to a monsoon deficit, which is hitting paddy plantation and posing a threat to the timely sowing of other kharif crops too.
Since June 1 Rajasthan has received 135.57mm rainfall against the normal rainfall of 121.26mm.(HT File)
Since June 1 Rajasthan has received 135.57mm rainfall against the normal rainfall of 121.26mm.(HT File)

After good rains, sowing begins in Rajasthan; govt targets Kharif crops in 161 lakh hectare area

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 09:12 PM IST
Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini said this year the government targets sowing of Kharif crops in 161.38 lakh hectare area
The Union cabinet had announced higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for 14 crops, setting each of these at a minimum of 1.5 times the cost of cultivation.(Praful Gangurde/HT File Photo)
The Union cabinet had announced higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for 14 crops, setting each of these at a minimum of 1.5 times the cost of cultivation.(Praful Gangurde/HT File Photo)

Farmers call hike in MSPs for crops ‘inadequate, insignificant’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Most of the farmers said the MSPs should have been calculated on the so-called C2 costs, a comprehensive measure that includes imputed rent on owned land and interests on capital.
Commuters make their way across a street during heavy rain, in Ahmedabad on July 2.(PTI Photo)
Commuters make their way across a street during heavy rain, in Ahmedabad on July 2.(PTI Photo)

Monsoon deficit may get worse, cautions Met dept

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The poor showing in June, sparked fears that if July rains don’t make up for the deficit India could be grappling with a below normal monsoon this year.
Labourers ready for transplantation in a paddy field at Phoos Mandi village near Bathinda.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Labourers ready for transplantation in a paddy field at Phoos Mandi village near Bathinda.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Paddy farmers will get uninterrupted electricity supply: Punjab power minister

Chandigarh | By HTC and PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 10:16 AM IST
The minister says PSPCL is prepared to ensure 8-hour power supply to farmers in view of paddy sowing.
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