Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

Hemant govt looking at Rs 100 cr farm package

The state government will roll out a farmers’ relief scheme, modalities for which are being fine-tuned, with an initial budgetary allocation of Rs 100 crore, agriculture minister Badal Patralesh has...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Ordinance passed under 'One Nation, One Agri Market'

Paving the way for 'One Nation, One Agri Market' for farmers, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to allow barrier-free trade in agriculture produce outside the notified APMC mandis.T...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 27.04.20

Mizoram distributes seeds to farmers

The Mizoram government has began distribution of free vegetable and fruit seeds to farmers during the unprecedented crisis due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in order to boost local production, an offici...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

West Bengal  /  Published 25.04.20

Woman pays price of lockdown poverty

A homemaker who had been driven by lockdown-induced penury to pick vegetables from the field of a wealthy farmer here was electrocuted early on Saturday after coming in contact with a live wire. Ushar...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Nandigram(Bengal)

India  /  Published 12.04.20

Farmer suicide tied to harvest

A middle-aged farmer committed suicide in his own agriculture field in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region on Saturday.Villagers said that Rajkaran Shukla, 52, hanged himself from a tree on his four-...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

North East  /  Published 09.04.20

Cash-crop farmers hit

Several cash crop farmers in Mizoram are facing inconvenience because of absence of market following the 21-day nationwide lockdown, state agriculture minister C. Lalrinsanga said.During a video confe...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.20

Hunt to find boy separated in lockdown

A farmer has started a cycle journey from his nondescript village in Bihar’s Araria district in search of his 12-year-old son after the boy was separated from a group of people who had gone to Chhat...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

India  /  Published 29.02.20

Farmers seeking compensation, seek euthanasia

Peasants agitating for higher compensation against their land acquired for two highway projects in Jalore district of Rajasthan have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking permission to embrace...
By PTI in Jaipur

Maharashtra  /  Published 25.02.20

Pandemonium over loan waiver; House adjourned

The Maharashtra Assembly witnessed pandemonium on Tuesday after the opposition BJP accused the state government of “not fulfilling” the assurances made to farmers, and demanded a blanket loan waiv...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.20

Let them not have cake

Panchfula Atram is 50 and a cotton grower; a widow and marginal dry-land farmer belonging to a particularly vulnerable tribal community called Kolam in central India. For her bare minimum sustenance, ...
By Jaideep Hardikar in


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