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Farmers
West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Farmers: loss of Rs 138cr

A report by the agriculture department has revealed that heavy rainfall that lashed 226 mouzas spread across three subdivisions in West Midnapore over a period of 10 days in August caused irreparable ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Ghatal

India  /  Published 16.09.20

Akalis object, govt holds back farm bill

BJP president J.P. Nadda blew hot and cold over the farm reforms bills the government has lined up for ratification in Parliament, tearing into the Congress for opposing them but exercising caution wh...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.09.20

Farm bill protest in Lok Sabha

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By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.09.20

Odisha package for farmers hit by floods

Odisha’s women and child development and mission shakti minister Tukuni Sahu on Friday said that she has tested positive for Covid-19. Sahu became the fifth minister in the state to be infected ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.20

Portal for profit: e-NAM needs redesigning

Agriculture and the allied sector employ 54.6 per cent of total workers. Yet, the estimated growth rate for 2019-2020 is 2.9 per cent. India’s agricultural markets are regulated by state legisla...
By Debarati Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Deadline to issue farm credit cards

The Bengal government has asked banks to issue 7.89 lakh kisan credit cards (KCC) by September 15 as part of its bid to stand by small and marginal farmers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stat...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.09.20

Farmer sells land to help son fulfil Isro ambition

An unlettered farmer in Murshidabad sold off 10 cottahs of his two-bigha plot last year to pay for his son’s coaching classes. Skipping the JEE (Main) exam was not an option for his son because...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Gautam Bose in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.20

Farmers near border cry crop damage in Jalpaiguri

Some farmers of South Berubari, under Jalpaiguri’s Sadar block close to the India-Bangladesh border, reached the office of the district magistrate here on Wednesday with the allegation that some...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Bank staff on strike after Trinamul row

Officials of an agricultural cooperative bank in Nadia’s Dhantala stopped working “indefinitely” after some Trinamul workers led by party’s Ranaghat-I panchayat samiti member J...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

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


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