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PM-KISAN: In UP last stretch, BJP finds some support among Farmers -Lalmani Verma

-The Hindu Business Line Launched in February after the BJP’s defeat in three states in the Hindi heartland, the Prime Minister’s ambitious scheme for Farmers may help the party in its fight against the SP-BSP gathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh. Ballia, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Phulpur: Last month, Raj Narayan Rajbhar, a resident of Saimalpur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur Lok Sabha constituency, had Rs 2,000 credited to his bank a

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Points of law in the PepsiCo-potato case -Biswajit Dhar

-The Hindu Business Line India’s Protection of Plant Varieties Act spells out rights of Farmers vis-a-vis breeders, which resulted in a pushback for PepsiCo The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act (PPVFRA), which introduced intellectual property protection in Indian agriculture, faced its biggest test in its implementation phase of nearly a decade and a half, when Peps

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Potato wars

e Hindu Business Line PepsiCo’s case against Gujarat’s potato growers was a patently weak one Right at the outset, it was apparent that PepsiCo never had a strong legal case against Farmers growing its registered potato variety without entering into a contract. After pressure from Farmers’ groups, PepsiCo has decided to withdraw cases against about 10 More »

Polling over, Maharashtra govt scraps subsidy for milk producers

-The Tribune Mumbai: Within days of polling for the Lok Sabha elections coming to an end in Maharashtra, the state government has quietly let a subsidy scheme for dairy Farmers lapse. Under a scheme announced in July last year following protests by dairy Farmers across the state, the Maharashtra Government announced a subsidy of Rs 5 per litre. Under a plan brokered by the central government, dairie

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Hard Look: Hot Potato -Sohini Ghosh

-The Indian Express Amid the ongoing controversy that erupted with PepsiCo India’s lawsuits against 11 Farmers for growing its patented potato variety, The Indian Express meets the affected Farmers to find the genesis of the problem . Among the 11 Farmers of Gujarat who have been slapped lawsuits by PepsiCo India for “illegally” growing

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How a rural distress helpline in Telangana is preventing farmer suicides -Priyanka Richi

-TheNewsMinute.com Set up in 2017, Kisan Mitra provides counselling to distressed Farmers and acts as a bridge between them and the government. “It was during the 2018 floods that we got a call from a farmer in Adilabad. The caller didn’t need any help for himself but said that his neighbour has been sitting in a corner of his field since morning with a bottle of pesticide in his hand. The depressed farmer had lost his entire crop

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PepsiCo withdraws cases against two big Farmers -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu It had sued them for Rs. 20 lakh PepsiCo has applied to withdraw its cases against two brothers who are major potato Farmers and traders in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat. This is the first concrete move taken by the company to back down from its cases against at least nine potato Farmers who grew its protected variety used to make Lays chips. PepsiCo’s lawyer filed the a

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Scientists fear widespread contamination of Bt Brinjal - Jayashree Nandi

e’s brinjal crop tested to determine whether it is GM-free at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), which will share the test results with the Haryana government next week. Farmers in Haryana and experts fear widespread contamination of genetically modified (GM) brinjal or eggplant in the state with the farmer accused of cultivating Bt brinjal in Fatehabad district in the northeastern part of the state, adjoining Punjab, adm

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Under PM Kisan Scheme, Why is Money Credited Into Some Farmers' Accounts Quickly Deducted? -Dheeraj Mishra

-TheWire.in Documents obtained through RTI requests shed more light on complaints by Farmers that money deposited under the PM Kisan scheme was immediately debited by the banks. New Delhi: A right to information (RTI) query filed by The Wire has revealed that crores of rupees credited into Farmers’ accounts under the Modi government’s ambitious PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme we

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