Farmer’s future

Farmer’s future

An average so-called agricultural household earned a total monthly income of Rs 10,218 during 2018-19 (July-June), of which net receipts from crop production (Rs 3,798) and farming of animals (Rs 1,582) together contributed hardly 53 per cent. The single-largest income source was actually wages/salary, at Rs 4,063. The average farmer, in other words, was more […]

Modi Reiterates Need For Agri Reforms, Indicating Rollback of New Laws Unlikely

Modi Reiterates Need For Agri Reforms, Indicating Rollback of New Laws Unlikely

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated the importance of agricultural reforms to better the income of farmers and pitched for setting up more farmer producer organisations (FPOs) across the country to help small and marginal farmers aggregate the produce with the help of better access to technology, input, finance and market. “We have […]

India’s farm crisis is of the middle peasant, not the chhota kisan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended his government’s agricultural reform laws by invoking Chaudhary Charan Singh and pointing to the “dayaniya sthiti (sorry plight)” of marginal farmers. These below-one-hectare cultivators accounted for 51 per cent of India’s total operational holdings in 1970-71, a share that crossed 68 per cent in the last 2015-16 Agriculture Census. […]

PM Narendra Modi appeals to farmers to end agitation against farm laws

UP farmers export 30 tonnes of green chillies, tomatoes to B'desh, Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a fervent appeal to protesters to end their agitation against the new farm laws even as he questioned opposition parties for their sudden “U-turn” on the agriculture reforms. The Prime Minister also hit out at those behind the protests, saying a new “breed” […]

Indian protests against agriculture reforms attract new supporters

Indian protests against agriculture reforms attract new supporters

People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers’ protest against farm laws at Bhainswal in Shamli district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India on February 5, 2021 Reuters The protests have drawn increasing international scrutiny, with celebrities including Rihanna and Greta Thunberg announcing their support for […]

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Indian farmers and their leaders spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, directing their fury toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. Farmer leaders said the hunger strike, which coincides with the death anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, would reaffirm the peaceful […]

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Farmers shout slogans as they continue to demonstrate blocking a highway to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on December 14, 2020 AFP Modi has sought to allay concerns, telling farmers they will gain new rights and opportunities Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger […]

Indian farmers intensify protests as deadlock over new laws continue

Indian farmers intensify protests as deadlock over new laws continue

Farmers participate in a demonstration against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on December 13, 2020 AFP Six rounds of talks between Indian government, farmer union leaders have failed to resolve the challenge Tens of thousands of Indian farmers on Sunday intensified their protests against three new agricultural […]

Why are Indian farmers protesting?

Why are Indian farmers protesting?

File photo: Farmers shout slogans at a protest site during a nationwide strike against the newly passed farm bills on a foggy morning, at Singhu border near Delhi on December 8, 2020 Reuters More than 300,000 farmers have killed themselves since the 1990s As an army of resolute Indian farmers keeps up its blockade of […]