Farmer Distress
India  /  Published 18.01.19

Funds for rural jobs scheme run out

The rural job guarantee scheme has run out of funds for this financial year, with activists fearing the implementing agencies will now hesitate to take up new projects, thereby denying paid work to th...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.12.18

Won't let Modi sleep until all farms loans waived: Rahul

Addressing India's distressed farmers directly from Parliament, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday vowed not to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until all farms loans have been waived.In...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.19

Bitter harvest of achchhe din in Maharashtra's food bowl

Khand Jopale, 45, sold 28 quintals of onion he had brought to the vegetable mandi in Pimpalgaon, about 30km north of Nashik city.The farmer from Singde village under Dindori taluka of Nashik district ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in Pimpalgaon (Maharashtra)

India  /  Published 11.04.19

Lok Sabha elections: 91 seats go to polls in 1st phase

Voting began on Thursday morning in the first phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls in which five Union ministers are key contestants. The Bharatiya Janata Party will look to defend 32 of the 91 se...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Mamata releases TMC list for 42 West Bengal seats

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the list of TMC candidates for all 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state, dropping 10 sitting MPs.The Trinamul chief attacked the Bharatiya Janata ...
By PTI in Calcutta


India  /  Published 03.02.19

Opposition blueprint on farm, employment crises

The Opposition parties are preparing a blueprint to solve the agrarian and job crises that will be circulated among voters before the 2019 parliamentary elections.Sources said Congress president Rahul...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.19

Will the Budget really benefit farmers?

Everyone expected the Narendra Modi government to do something big — or at least promise something big — before the general elections. Everyone also sensed that it would be something to do with fa...
By Jayati Ghosh in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.18

Thorns sprout in Bengal paddy drive

A paddy challenge has sprouted for Bengal’s farmers with market rates dipping and sales to the state government at the minimum support price running into hurdles.Sources said the price for a quintal...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

Is the promise of piped water a pipe dream?

Those who do not learn from tragedy are condemned to repeat it. Nearly 43.4 per cent of India is now drought-struck, according to the drought early warning system. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and ...
By The Editorial Board in


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