Modi releases 8th installment to farmers under PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released the eighth installment of over Rs 20,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video-conferencing. Continue Reading

No compensation for farmers’ families who died during protests

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar replied in the negative when asked in the Lok Sabha if the government proposes to give compensation to the families of farmers who have died during the ongoing agitation against new farm laws. Continue Reading

Deadlock finally broken, Farmers-govt reach consensus on two issues

The government and farm unions reached some common ground on Wednesday to resolve protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning, but the two sides remained deadlocked over the main contentious issues of the repeal of three farm laws and a legal guarantee for MSP. Continue Reading

Delhi deadlock: Hopes rest on Saturday’s talks with farmers

After yet another round of talks with the farmer unions fell through, the government will consider all the conflicting issues, before the next discussion on Saturday. Continue Reading

Editorial: Unclipping their wings

Paving the way for ‘One Nation, One Agri Market’ for farmers, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to allow barrier-free trade in agriculture produce outside the notified APMC mandis. Continue Reading

Farmer suicides increased after UPA’s loan waiver: Union Minister

Suicides by farmers increased after a loan waiver of Rs 70,000 crore was announced by the previous UPA government in 2008, Union Minister Parshottam Rupala said today. Continue Reading

Kharif sowing hit by deficit rains

Area sown under kharif crops was down by 27 per cent at 234.33 lakh hectare amid deficient monsoon rainfall last month, according to the latest government data. However, the sowing operation is expected to pick-up in the coming days as the Indian Metereological Department (IMD) has projected good rains in July and August. Continue Reading