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

India  /  Published 12.07.19

Rahul Gandhi raises farmer death in Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday spoke for the first time in the new Lok Sabha, flagging the “terrible plight” of farmers in his constituency Wayanad and accusing the Narendra Modi government of favouring...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 01.04.20

Priority to farmers: Mizoram

Mizoram agriculture minister C. Lalrinsanga on Wednesday said the state government was giving top priority to farmers and efforts are being made to resolve the inconveniences faced by them because of ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

India  /  Published 31.05.19

Sops for farmers and traders

The Narendra Modi government on Thursday announced pension plans for small and marginal farmers and small shopkeepers and said all landholding farmers would receive the Rs 6,000 annual income sup...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 11.05.19

Frustration mounts among US farmers

The year was already shaping up to be difficult for Midwestern farmers. Incomes have slipped, farm bankruptcies have increased and widespread flooding has inundated the region, killing cattle and turn...
By Mitch Smith/New York Times News Service in Chicago

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.19

PepsiCo potato lawsuit raises a deeper question

The local arm of the US-based international food giant, PepsiCo India Holdings Private Limited, had recently filed lawsuits against a few small farmers in Gujarat for violating the company’s intelle...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.05.19

Farmers warn Gujarat over any PepsiCo ‘deal’

Farmers’ rights groups have warned they would fight any efforts by the Gujarat government to persuade farmers into accepting restrictions on growing a proprietary potato called FL2027, owned by Peps...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

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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