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Not satisfied by Maharashtra CM's assurances, Farmers to go ahead with march

-The Indian Express The Farmers would go ahead with the march from Nashik to Mumbai as planned on February 20. They will reach Mumbai on February 27 during the Budget Session of the state legislature. The Budget Session is slated to begin on February 25. Mumbai: Even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tried to allay the concerns of Farmers in a two-hour meeting on Sunday, the All India Kisan Sabha

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Maharashtra Farmers set for Long March, again -TV Jayan

-The Hindu Business Line Not satisfied with CM Fadnavis’ promises, ryots to renew protest, walk from Nashik to Mumbai starting tomorrow Over one lakh Farmers across Maharashtra would march from Nashik to Mumbai from Wednesday in a repeat of their much-talked-about ‘Long March’ last year as the talks between farmer leaders and state government officials remained inconclusive on Sunday. The More »

Missing: The woman farmer -Sakshi Rai

-Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) Land rights structurally escape women. This is a fundamental issue in understanding why women’s work as Farmers is largely invisible. However, the large-scale migration of men towards pursuing other non-farm employment opportunities due to the worsening agrarian crisis has pushed more women into this sector. Work is not homogenous and neither are women or their work. Perceiving work th

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Kerala's farm labourers are paying for excessive pesticide use with their health -- and lives -TA Ameerudheen

thout wearing protective gear. Manufactured by the United Phosphorous Company, Viraat is a concoction of cypermethrine and quinalphos pesticides. The Kerala Agriculture University’s advisory to Farmers cultivating commercial crops recommends using it on cotton and brinjal, but not rice. But Unnikrishnan and Sanil decided to spray Viraat in their rice field after detecting the presence of Ila Churutti Puzhu, a pest that eats paddy leaves. This

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Policy bias against rainfed agriculture -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Three out of five Farmers in India grow their crops using rainwater, instead of irrigation. However, per hectare government investment into their lands may be 20 times lower, government procurement of their crops is a fraction of major irrigated land crops, and many of the government’s flagship agriculture schemes are not tailored to benefit them. A new rainfed agriculture atlas released this week not only maps the agro biodiv

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Farm subsidy to loan waivers: A race to compensate Farmers for their losses -Ashok Gulati

-Financial Express With elections approaching, every party is swearing by Farmers and trying to woo them for their votes. The Modi government has already announced a package of Rs 75,000 crore for about 12.6 crore small and marginal Farmers. While in absolute terms it looks sizeable, when it is divided by the number of farm families to be covered, it is miniscule—just `6,000 per family per year,

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G Srinivasan, Director of National Insurance Academy (NIA), Pune, interviewed by Radheshyam Jadhav (The Hindu Business Line)

culture is extremely vulnerable to climate changes and is largely dependent on the monsoon. Drought, unseasonal rains, cyclone, floods, hailstorms and climate extremes have brought huge losses to the Farmers. Crop insurance is clearly a reasonable solution to the losses arising out of these events. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana provides monetary compensation to losses arising out of climate risks and also due to pests and diseases. * What st

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PM-KISAN to provide multiple benefits to Farmers: CEA

-PTI The average income of Farmers in FY16 was about Rs. 30,000 and, hence, Rs. 6,000 would be 20 per cent Farm income support scheme PM-KISAN will provide multiple benefits to Farmers, including improving their credit worthiness, said Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) was announced in the Interim Budget 2019-20, under which Rs. 6,000

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When cover for Farmers came a cropper -Rajalakshmi Nirmal

-The Hindu Business Line How 140 Farmers in Maharashtra’s Jalna district have been left high and dry Farmers of Jalna district in Aurangabad Division of Maharashra, who planted pomegranate, mango and sweet lime in the 2017 kharif season and lost their crop because of a drought are in a state of despair. Despite coughing up premiums for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), they have no

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Defaulting Punjab Farmers face jail as banks file criminal cases -Anju Agnihotri Chaba

-The Indian Express All the Farmers who faced criminal action for defaulting on loans say they were made to sign on blank cheques. “If you write about our plight, will the government stop banks from sending us to jail?,” asks Ujagar Singh. The 60-year-old from Jhumba village in Bathinda district is among scores of Punjab Farmers who have been convicted or are facing trial in criminal

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