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The Deepening Furrows
Indian Express

The Deepening Furrows

MGNREGA and the farm loan waiver were not the benevolent acts they were made out to be. Whatever the data might say, farmers feel that one of the main reasons for farming becoming non-remunerative is increasing labour costs, pushed up by MGNREGA. ... Indian Express, 18 hours ago

MP Lokayukta launches probe into power subsidy scam

BHOPAL/JABALPUR: Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta initiated probe on Saturday into a complaint alleging Rs 2000-crore subsidy scam against (MPEPDC) duping hundreds of farmers across 20 districts in their limits. According to complaint lodged by Bharat ...
 Times of India1 week ago

Small farmers struggle for survival in Punjab

Patiala/Sangrur/New Delhi: A farmer selling his farm equipment is a telltale sign of distress. But Maghar Singh doesn't regret doing it. Six years ago, he sold his tractor, harvester and other equipment, and rented out his 8 acres (3.2 hectares) of ...
 Livemint.com1 week ago

Rural stress affects farmers even in prosperous states

According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data, nearly 64 per cent of all farmer suicides in the country in 2013 took place in the four states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, raising the question: why is rural stress ...
 Smart Investor2 weeks ago
Al Jazeera

Indian minister: Farmers committing suicide are cowards

Haryana state minister Om Prakash Dhankar criticised over remarks made in wake of a number of recent suicides in India. An Indian state minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has been criticised for saying that farmers who commit ...
 Al Jazeera3 weeks ago Are Farmers Going to Be Modi's Biggest …  Yahoo! India1 month ago
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Indian Express

If you do not hear the farmer

Combination of world commodity trends and poor internal policies could unite farmers, be the nemesis of the Centre. Duringthe election campaign, the BJP had promised a 50 per cent profit margin on minimum support prices to farmers. But over the ...
 Indian Express1 month ago

Seeds of discontent in govt over paddy support price

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre seems to be in a dilemma over what should be the increase in minimum support price (MSP) for paddy for the 2015-16 crop season (July-June). A section within the Narendra Modi-led ...
 Business Standard India1 month ago
Rediff.com

Guarantee income, don't give out doles, please: Farmers

Experts point to the need for a shift from culture of relief packages; weather and price insurance needed for farmers At Rajiv Kumar Palania’s living room in Bharna village of Hapur district, Uttar Pradesh, farmers are debating whether or not the government has failed to address the crisis resulting from unseasonal rains, non-payment for the sugar cane crop and a fall in commodity prices. “Where is (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi, who had promised 1.5 times the crop cost to farmers ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Income guarantee, not doles, the answer

At Rajiv Kumar Palania's living room in Bharna village of Hapur district, Uttar Pradesh, farmers are debating whether or not the government has failed to address the crisis resulting from unseasonal rains, non-payment for the sugar cane crop and a ...
 Business Standard India2 months ago

Agriculture credit has many shades of grey

In Budget FY16, the finance minister provided R8.5 lakh crore for agriculture credit—much more than the year before. In a survey, on being asked what this amount meant, farmers said it meant the new loans to be given to farmers this year. It ...
 Financial Express2 months ago
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