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Tamil Farmers' strike over, but agrarian crisis looms large

-Hindustan Times On Sunday, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami met the Farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and assured them that their demands would be met in a month’s time. But by convincing the protesting Farmers to suspend their agitation, Mr Palaniswami has not addressed the problem — he has only managed to avert what could have soon become a political crisis f

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Crop loan recovery rates see sharp decline in Maharashtra -Abhiram Ghadyalpatil Farmers are already refusing to repay loans in Maharashtra, expecting a waiver in the works on the lines of that in Uttar Pradesh Mumbai: Would you bother to repay a loan if it was going to be written off anyway? Probably not. There’s no farm loan waiver in Maharashtra yet, but Farmers are already refusing to repay loans as they expect a waiver in the works, officials in the s

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Waiving loans doesn't end the distress -Rajalakshmi Nirmal

ne The solution lies in better prices for produce, generating non-farm income, and reducing costs of farming After the Yogi Adityanath government waived farm loans of about ?36,000 crore for UP Farmers, pressure has mounted on other States to follow suit. But contrary to common belief, debt waivers aside from possibly guaranteeing electoral victory, do little to alleviate the plight of Farmers. Neithe

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Ministry comes up with model APMC Act to integrate agri markets

rsquo;s dream of doubling farm income by 2022,” said Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at a press conference on Monday. Addressing State Agriculture Ministers at a meeting on increasing Farmers’ welfare on Monday, Singh said that so far, traditional markets had done well, but it was imperative for the mandis to adopt new marketing strategies to address the demands for marketing of increased and diversified agricultural marketable s

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Bets on India's normal monsoon seen at risk on El Nino outlook -Pratik Parija

rs half of total farmland, there are concerns this year’s prediction could disappoint. The outlook sits at the bottom of the department’s normal range, which it defines as 96% to 104%. Farmers, analysts and traders are assessing the likely impacts from an El Nino that’s expected to develop in coming months and risks bringing drier conditions. Drought may prompt Indian consumers to boost imports of commodities including wheat, cook

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Cotton turns 'white gold' after highest productivity in Punjab -Parshant Krar

-The Economic Times Chandigarh: Cotton, often termed by Farmers as 'white gold' for bringing higher remuneration, is set to regain lost ground in Punjab where the area under the crop is expected to rise by more than 50 per cent after it fell to ever lowest 2.56 lakh hectares in the last year. The revival of the fibre crop is buttressed by highest productivity of 756 lint kg per hectare in kharif season 2016-17 compared to lowest ever 197 lint kg

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Cry for Pehlu & all dairy Farmers

e platform leaders of various parties, like the Janata Dal United, NCP, CPI and the CPM-L. All of them were one in pointing out that while cow politics was being fuelled to polarise society, dairy Farmers did not belong to any particular religion and that people of all faiths were being affected by the crackdown on cattle trade. Khan was among five persons attacked by so-called gau-rakshaks (cow protectors) in Alwar, Rajasthan, while they were t

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Do Farmers disturb credit culture more than industry? -Prabhakar Kulkarni

o increasing cost of borrowing for others.” Agrowon responded in an editorial:  “The chief of  the State Bank of India Arundhati Bhattacharya has made a statement against the Farmers’ loan waiver saying that Farmers’ should not be given loan waiver because that disturbs the credit discipline. Following this the Governor of Reserve Bank of India Urjit Patel has also oppos

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Anaj Bank Frees Dalits From Fear of Hunger in Bihar -Mohd Imran Khan

t government managed rice banks in several areas of Patna district in Bihar. A few years ago, Parbhawati Devi, Bichiya Devi and Meena Devi were landless farm laborers, fully at the mercy of landed Farmers for their survival. But things have changed since then. Today, hundreds of women in dozens of villages in Patna district of Bihar, mostly from the marginalised Mahadalit community, have turned to community farming for self-reliant livelihoods, rid

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Tamil Nadu's Farmers are the most distress-ridden in India -Roshan Kishore

chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of farm loan waiver has given credence to similar demands from across the country. Those making these demands include political parties, protesting Farmers and even the judiciary. An earlier Plainfacts column had pointed out how farm loan waivers can be counter-productive in the long run, a fact which is often overlooked while seeking temporary relief, which loan waivers bring. This larger point, how

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