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Farmer Protest
Opinion  /  Published 19.03.19

The crisis in rural incomes and jobs

It is evident from the recent farmers’ protests that the economic hardship in the agricultural sector has become acute. Some fresh evidence from the Labour Bureau and Central Statistics Office provi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.19

The govt should pay attention to farmers' plight

Sir — It is a matter of shame that the problems of Indian farmers are increasing day by day. Once again, thousands of farmers started a protest against the Maharashtra government for not keeping its...
By The Telegraph in

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

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What the numbers say about farmers' lives

There are occasions when one suddenly becomes aware not just of the inadequacy of economic concepts for understanding reality but even of their obfuscating role. One such occasion was the recent kisan...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.18

Kisan politics shows the way to a possible populism

The farmers’ rally in Delhi, the Kisan Mukti March, organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) happened the day after the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and jus...
By Mukul Kesavan in

India  /  Published 01.12.18

Mysterious farmer death after protest

A debt-ridden Maharashtra farmer who had arrived in Delhi with thousands of his peers for Friday’s protest was found dead on Saturday under mysterious circumstances. The blood-soaked body of Kiran S...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 05.11.18

Odisha farmers defy prohibitory order

Hundreds of farmers, under the banner of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan, on Monday defied prohibitory orders, broke police cordon and tried to enter the city to press their demands for price, prestige ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneshwar

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.18

Farms turn pastures in water rage

Hundreds of farmers in East Burdwan’s Bhatar and Mangalkote let cows into their paddy fields on Friday to protest lack of irrigation facilities.The agitation to save the kharif (monsoon) crops from ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

India  /  Published 03.10.18

Wheat price up but ‘not enough’

The Centre has increased the minimum support price for wheat, the main rabi crop, by Rs 105 to Rs 1,840 per quintal (100kg), a day after police clashed with farmers demanding a higher support price an...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.10.18

Demands not met, farmers’ protest off

The decision of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leadership to call off the farmers’ agitation in the dead of the night, within hours of digging heels in and without any fresh assurance on key demand...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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