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Will the PM Kisan Scheme Impress India's Farmers? -Varun Kumar Das

the rationale The income support estimate of Rs 6,000 per farm household appears to be an arbitrary construct. It could be speculated that this income support is to bridge the poverty gap of small Farmers. However, according to the Rangarajan report on poverty, for a family of five in a rural area, the poverty line is reflected by a monthly consumption expenditure of Rs 4,860. This implies that this annual income support falls short of covering

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Want to help Farmers, remove middlemen? Scrap the law governing agri markets -Ila Patnaik and Shubho Roy

lem as the old ones. We should repeal APMC laws and not replace them. Although India’s Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee legislation was enacted with the noble intention of increasing Farmers’ income, it has had the opposite effect over the years. It has restrained farm income. The failure arises from the basic structure of the legislation, which creates the incentives for middlemen to collude against the farmer. History Th

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Farmers defined as those having patta for cultivable land -B Chandrashekhar

have a benevolent attitude towards tenants Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao defined in the Assembly on Saturday that only those having cultivable patta landholding are recognised as Farmers as matter of government policy and it’s they who will get the benefit of any government scheme aimed at the farming community. “It’s not our (government) policy to harass the Farmers More »

A drop in an ocean of debt: how Farmers have benefited from Rythu Bandhu -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu The first transfer of money under the PM-KISAN scheme is scheduled for Sunday. Priscilla Jebaraj reports from villages in Warangal, Telangana on how Farmers have benefited from Rythu Bandhu, the income support scheme seen as the inspiration behind PM-KISAN Early one morning in the second week of February this year, A. Kumaraswamy, 30, set out from his home in Devanoor village in Telangana’s Warangal district and walked towards

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Food security of Farmers essential to check suicides -S Harpal Singh

farmer’s distress can be handled if he does not have to worry about his next meal’ If you ask Chate Gnaneshwar — from Emaikunta in Indervelli mandal of Adilabad district or other Farmers who cultivate foodgrains for self-consumption like him — of a solution to control farmer suicides, he is most likely to point out towards ensuring food security for the poor agriculture community. “The distress brought upon by the fail

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As Odisha Farmers go on strike path, Yogi blames Naveen Patnaik -Subhashish Mohanty

-The Telegraph Peasants' body is demanding right price for agriculture produce, pension and prestige for Farmers Bhubaneswar: The day Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan, the state’s largest peasants’ body, gave the call for a 12-hour Odisha bandh on Thursday demanding right price for agriculture produce, pension and prestige for Farmers, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath lashed out

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Maharashtra Farmers protest: 7,500 Farmers reach Nashik, march to Mumbai from today - Zeeshan Shaikh

n Express The march is set to end on February 27 at the state Legislative Assembly in Mumbai, when the Budget Session would be in progress. Nashik: Tribals, landless agriculturalists and small Farmers converged in Nashik on Wednesday for their second “long march” to Mumbai since March last year. In small contingents, they arrived from places like Peint, Trimbakeshwar, Kalwan, Palghar and adjoining areas, getting off their dust-co

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The employment test -Pulapre Balakrishnan

ven before. Moreover, after repeatedly expressing a commitment to fiscal consolidation, the government did not hesitate to swerve from the path of rectitude to finance an income support programme for Farmers in an election year. Silence on jobs But of greater significance is the fact that neither he nor the Prime Minister has had anything to say about employment. In this the BJP is not unique. Employment does not usually figure in the public dis

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PM Fasal Bima Yojana is suffering from low coverage since the last 2 years

m 30 percent of gross cropped area in 2016-17 to 40 percent in 2017-18, and further to 50 percent in the year 2018-19. Yet when a reply by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare dated 7th August, 2018 to an unstarred question (question no. 3398) in the Lok Sabha is consulted, it is learned that the proportion of gross sown area covered under various crop insurance schemes was 29.0 percent in 2016-17, which fell t

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