Business  /  Published 03.06.20

Centre lifts farm trade barriers

The Union cabinet on Wednesday allowed farmers to sell their products anywhere in the country, took steps to encourage contract farming and removed several items from the Essential Commodities Act.Far...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Farmers left in the lurch: Cong

The Congress on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had decided that farmers have to be completely “self-reliant” and so had left them to “fend for themselves”.The party rejected “as a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.20

Ruins left in farms near Calcutta

Muhammad Sahid Ali’s heart was beating when he went to his farm to assess the impact of Cyclone Amphan on Thursday morning.The middle-aged farmer’s both poly houses — large covered structures in...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Bhangar

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

Business  /  Published 14.05.20

100% coverage of 'One Nation One Ration Card' by March 2021: FM

The government on Thursday announced a Rs 3.16 lakh crore package of free foodgrains for migrant workers, concessional credit to farmers and working capital loan for street vendors as part of the seco...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.04.20

Stopped by cops, farmer drowns

An elderly farmer, who swam across a river when police at one end of a bridge stopped him from going to a chemist’s to get medicines for his wife, drowned while swimming back “in fear” after see...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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

India  /  Published 21.04.20

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

North East  /  Published 20.04.20

Give relief or will die: Farmers

Farmers from lower Assam are demanding compensation before the next harvest season for the losses they have suffered because of the lockdown, failing which, they said, they would have no option but to...
By Rokibuz Zaman 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


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