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Number crunching helps Farmers manage water -Manu Moudgil

ng, especially for crops, is gaining currency across the country thanks to experiences of villages like Kumbharwadi which continue to squander off their hydrological resources to meet market demands. Farmers in semi-arid Punjab are growing paddy that has depleted groundwater tables while their counterparts in north Karnataka irrigate arecanut plantations by sinking multiple borewells which fail regularly. Paddy is more suitable for high rainfall plain

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Civil society networks urge political parties to go beyond election rhetoric

quo; Swaraj India is one among the 30-odd civil society networks and people’s movements that are spearheading a campaign to bring ‘real issues’ — such as education, health, Farmers’ issues and jobs — back into electoral focus. Launched on Saturday, which was Shaheed Divas or Martyrs’ Day, the ‘Desh Mera, Vote Mera, Mudda Mera’ campaign held events in approximately 300 locations across the countr

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ECI stalls Karnataka farm loan waiver scheme till the end of election process -Sharath S Srivatsa

ommission of India after the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha election came into force. The Commission indicated to the government to stop the transfer of money towards the loan accounts of Farmers recently, after the State government sought its opinion on the issue, sources in the Cooperative Department told The Hindu. The Commission had told the State government to postpone payments till the end of the election process, the sources said

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Rajasthan alleges Centre's discriminatory attitude towards Farmers

-The Hindu Jaipur: The Congress government in Rajasthan has accused the Centre of adopting a “discriminatory attitude” towards the State’s Farmers, reflected in the lower targets set for procurement of mustard and gram on minimum support prices in comparison with the national average. A ceiling of 25-quintal purchase on a day has been set for the Farmers. State Cooperative Minis

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'PM-KISAN scheme: Non-BJP ruled States have not certified single beneficiary'

-PTI New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday regretted that non-BJP ruled States, including West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, have not certified even a single Farmer for transfer of the first instalment of Rs.2,000 under the PM-KISAN scheme. In the interim Budget 2019-20, the Central government had announced the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme under which Rs.6,000 per year will be given in three instalments to 12

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Campaign to move focus away from nationalism to 'real issues'

sion for the country? It went beyond national security,” said Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav. “One month ago, it felt like Modi could do nothing right, with questions arising on Farmers, jobs, the economy…But just when substantive and inconvenient issues had begun to surface, the government response to the Pulwama attack and the fact that the Opposition was caught on the wrong foot has changed the narrative,” he adde

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PM Kisan is fine, but raise investment to make farming sustainable -Ashok Gulati & Ritika Juneja

now whether PM-Kisan is just for one year or is likely to continue for the next few years. If it is just for one year, it is more a bait for votes than a genuine step towards improving incentives for Farmers in a more predictable and structured manner. Similar moves towards DIS for Farmers have been made by a number of states, especially Telangana (Rythu Bandhu scheme), Odisha (KALIA scheme), West Bengal

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