India  /  Published 25.07.20

50,000 fake recipients in Odisha farm scheme

More than 50,000 people have been identified as fake beneficiaries of Naveen Patnaik’s flagship Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme for farmers. These ineli...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

Open season on farm loan waivers

It has turned into an open season for farm loan waivers. Less than a week after assuming office, Congress governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have announced the waiver of crop lo...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 18.12.18

PM, write off either loan or sleep: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be allowed to sleep unless he waived farm loans across the country, the open dare coming a day after his party offered the...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.18

Bengal farmers to get cash to farm, for death

The Mamata Banerjee government has announced two new schemes for farmers — one to give Rs 5,000 per an acre annually and another to grant Rs 2 lakh to the family of a cultivator or a farm labourer i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.10.19

Maharashtra farmer hangs self wearing BJP poll t-shirt

In an incident that may affect the Devendra Fadnavis government, a farmer allegedly committed suicide on Sunday morning in Maharashtra's Buldhana district while wearing a BJP promotional t-shirt.Incid...
By PTI in Jalgaon

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

India  /  Published 09.10.18

WeToo: Women in farming seek gender parity

A band of bold women is outing alleged predators in newsrooms in the country while another group of women is hitting the streets to bar their gender from the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.In the middle ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.04.20

Economy listless on first day

Confusion ruled on the first day that factories and farms across the country were supposed to stagger back to life after a month-long lockdown.An air of sullen silence reigned over most of India Inc w...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.10.18

Farmers' repeated knocks on government door

Blisters that could make India choke on its coffeeMumbai, March 13: The blistered foot rattled India's financial capital so badly that it had to sit up and engage with those it had been taking for gra...
By Our Bureau in

North East  /  Published 04.04.20

Livestock farmers hit by shortage of feed

Livestock and poultry farmers of Assam are facing scarcity of feed during the lockdown to combat coronavirus as mills and retail stores are closed and transportation, except of essential items, is bar...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati


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