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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Jitheesh PM & Jipson John (

nd further foreign training, he returned to India and served in various capacities as scientist, teacher, institutional builder and administrator. MS Swaminathan chaired the National Commission on Farmers (2004–06) appointed by the Union Government in 2004. The Commission submitted five reports in 2006, outlining comprehensive measures required for the sustainability and viability of agriculture in India. A recipient of numerous awards and

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'Anti-national' thoughts -Pranab Bardhan

a the third-largest economy in the world by the end of the next decade, to make it reach the list of top 50 countries in the ranking of Ease of Doing Business, and repeats the old promise of doubling Farmers’ income by 2022. In the West, there is an old saying that “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. But what do foreigners know about the glories of Hindu nationalism? Gandhiji regarded armed nationalism a “curse

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After Farmers, fluorosis victims to contest against Modi, Rahul -KV Kurmanath

-The Hindu Business Line Hyderabad: After Farmers from Tamil Nadu, it’s the turn of fluorosis victims from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to file nominations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Twenty victims and activists from the fluorosis-hit States are going to file nominations on April 22. Thirty-four-year-old Anshula Swami, Suvarna Ramavath (24) and Veeramalla Rajitha (25), are down with fluo

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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Vishwanath Kulkarni (The Hindu Business Line)

-The Hindu Business Line Eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan, Chairman of the much discussed Farmers’ Commission whose report mooted an MSP at 50 per cent above cost, feels that income support can be given in the form of free inputs or higher procurement as well. While welcoming ‘PM-Kisan’, he says cash transfer should not become a form of patronage and that the focus should shift from loan write-offs to long-term polic

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Farm income support, a silver bullet? -Radheshyam Jadhav, Vishwanath Kulkarni, Rutam Vora, V Sajeev Kumar, KV Kurmanath, TV Jayan and A Srinivas

-The Hindu Business Line After failed efforts to placate angry Farmers, the Centre and various States have launched income-support schemes. BusinessLine reports Let’s rewind to mid-2017, when onion Farmers in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, took to the streets. The protests spread like wildfire to Madhya Pradesh. In northern Karnataka, pulses growers were up in arms against crashing prices. Minimum s

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Farmers in Maharashtra village finally get their crop-cover dues -Rajalakshmi Nirmal

-The Hindu Business Line Many ryots covered by PMFBY in Jalna district faced hardship due to a bureaucratic bungle Following a BusinessLine article dated February 18 (‘When cover for Farmers came a cropper’), settlement has been done to 146 Farmers of Jalna district in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) under the crop insurance scheme (for Kharif 2017) by the insurer, IFFCO Tokio. Here’s

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How a guerrilla campaign made history by pushing mental health into Cong, CPM's election manifestos -Tanmoy Goswami

ns. The Congress website crashed with a huge spike in traffic. Most analyses of the manifesto focused on the usual themes - the party's universal basic income scheme NYAY, and its vision for jobs and Farmers. Not many noticed a clause in a section called "Samman" ("Dignity") in the manifesto document: "Congress promises to implement the National Mental Health Policy, 2014 and the Mental Health Care Act, 2017 in letter an

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In drought-hit Marathwada, villagers depend on tankers for water, Farmers cut down fruit trees -Meena Menon Ahead of polls, despite the dire situation, there is neither work under employment guarantee scheme nor any cattle camps, fodder depots for livestock. The irony is unmistakable. In the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, which is in the grip of arguably the worst drought since 1972, what stands out is hectic road construction. En route from Jalna to Ambad, a massive machine lays out a spanking new concrete road. Meanwhile, across the road, people fill pots of water from leaks in

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Farmers in western TN demand social security -T Ramakrishnan

BATORE: KM Ramagoundar, president of the Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam and a farmer based out of Karugur, about 25 km from Krishnagiri, is a frustrated man these days. “Even the so-called big Farmers, who own five or six acres, have started going to Bengaluru, where they are working as daily-wage labourers. This only shows they are unable to sustain their basic occupation – farming,” Mr. Ramagoundar laments, adding that More »

Farmhands turn political workers in crucial season -Rajulapudi Srinivas

-The Hindu Daily wagers are taking part in rallies for Rs. 1,000 a day and a meal VIJAYAWADA (Andhra Pradesh): Farmers are running short of hands during the crucial rabi sowing season, with thousands of daily wagers opting to work in election campaigns instead. Politicians are paying the agricultural labourers ?1,000 per day for being part of an election rally, apart from a meal and snacks. The job entails being a part of the rally from start

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