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Farmers
Opinion  /  Published 19.09.19

Will farmers be thrown out like stateless immigrants?

A recent report by the Reserve Bank of India found that despite a plethora of schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.9 per cent of small and marginal farmers have so far been covered by the ban...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

BJP's crop insurance scheme costs more, works less

The new farm insurance scheme, introduced in 2016, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, has reportedly consumed thrice as much money as earlier schemes without either increasing the number of benefic...
By Nilesh Jain in

India  /  Published 16.05.20

Bengal unfazed at mandi changes

The Bengal government is not put off by the legislative changes proposed by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday as it has already incorporated in its APMC Act some of the changes the M...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.09.19

PM Narendra Modi to launch traders’ pension scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will spend about two hours in the capital on Thursday, is scheduled to address a gathering of over one lakh farmers at Prabhat Tara ground here, inaugurate a number o...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Odisha  /  Published 26.10.18

Tillers block roads over crop payout

Traffic to Sambalpur city on Friday was completely stalled for three hours following a road blockade by farmers at different entry points in support of their four-point charter of demands. The nationa...
By Subhas Panigrahi in Sambalpur

North East  /  Published 30.04.20

NFR comes to the rescue of farmers

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is eager to boost the agricultural economy in Assam and help farmers in distress, by increasing its services and stoppages of the Covid-19 special parcel trains, ...
By Sanjana Bordoloi in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.04.20

PDS sops, help to farmers

The Jharkhand government is contemplating measures to strengthen mechanisms to support farmers, labourers and marginalized section of the society and will provide 10kg of rice to “white card” hold...
By Vijay Deo Jha & Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 06.04.20

Atul Bora concern for farmers

Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora on Monday said he was pained by the losses faced by farmers during the lockdown and that the department was working on how to compensate this.“I will raise the i...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 04.04.20

Wolves kill 10 mithuns

The current nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic has affected mithun farming in Mizoram’s Sailulak village in Serchhip along the state’s border with Myanmar. More than 10 mithuns have b...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

India  /  Published 12.06.19

Amitabh Bachchan clears debts of 2,100 farmers from Bihar

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said that he helped to clear outstanding loans of over two thousand farmers from Bihar.The veteran actor took to his pers...
By PTI in Mumbai


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