Point of no agri-returns Part 2: Every year, farmers lose Rs 63,000 crore for not being able to sell their produce
That explains why agrarian riots have increased by over 600 per cent in the last three years
Low food inflation is bad news for farmers
Prices of some vegetables plummeted by 60 per cent between July 2016 and April 2017, further aggravating agrarian crisis
Future of Indian agriculture and small farmers: Role of policy, regulation and farmer agency
The distress among small farmers in India is market-driven to a large extent in both ways — too much protection (minimum support price) or …
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Opposition unites on agrarian crisis, Centre yet to reply to farmers' demands
Farmer organisations have urged the Centre to pass two pass bills to free farmers from indebtedness and guarantee price for their produce
Why are Indian farmers protesting?
Farmers all over India are protesting against the government to get fair prices for their agricultural produce. Down To Earth explains the …
Another set of distressed farmers protest, but does govt get a hint?
One more farmer protest in the national capital makes headlines, but it may have just added to the long list of such outcries
Boom in farm produce not reason enough to celebrate
Farmers are in distress owing to low farm prices, poor logistics for transport and government-assured purchases
Centre again revisits minimum support prices of key minor forest produce
Latest guidelines have fixed MSPs that favour traders rather than the forest gatherers
Six farmers shot dead during protest in Madhya Pradesh
Farmers across Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are demanding loan waiver and also higher prices for their produce like onion and pulses
Much to farmers' dismay, Centre slashes prices of non-timber forest products
Modi government’s attempt at rationalising prices of forest products is likely to hit Adivasi farmers the most
A record production of pulses is in the offing. But neither farmers nor consumers stand to benefit because the government is withdrawing …
What do Indian farmers want? Voices from across the country
Kisan Ekta organised its third Convention of Farmers’ Organization in Mashobra, Shimla. Farmer leaders from across the country came …
Growth in agriculture is not remunerative to Indian farmers
Exceptional growth in agriculture and acreage in kharif season precipitate a crisis like never before for farmers
भारतीय किसान, 'चक्रव्यूह' में फंसा अभिमन्यु
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Maharashtra penalises traders for buying below MSP
Traders in designated state markets to attract 1-year jail term or fine up to Rs 50,000 or both if they buy farm commodity below the announced …
New MSP: Govt fails to meet Swaminathan standards, yet again
While the Modi cabinet claims that land rent is included, calculations suggest otherwise
Odisha planning to scrap minimum support price for minor forest produce
Lack of profitability is one of the reasons cited for the proposal to do away with the scheme
India’s food subsidy programme, future of farmers hang in the balance
At the upcoming WTO meet, India has to negotiate a better deal to ease restrictions on giving food subsidies
Double whammy for Bengal potato farmers: Costly seeds but low MSP
A section of farmers said that an unknown disease has made potatoes unfit for consumption, adding to losses
Can farm income be doubled by next year
Agricultural sector will require an annual growth rate of 10.4% to achieve the target. But for the last few years, this rate has …
क्यों जरूरी है किसानों के लिए सरकार का सहारा?
दुनियाभर के किसान आखिर क्यों ज्यादा से ज्यादा सरकारी मदद की मांग कर रहे हैं
No surrender: Farmer unions refuse Centre’s proposal to ‘hold’ farm laws
Farmer unions say they will stop at nothing short of a repeal of laws; talks on tractor rally inconclusive
Eighth round of talks between farmers, Centre ends in deadlock
Both sides refused to stand back from their positions; next meeting on January 15