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3 months after selling chana, farmers yet to get dues -Ramu Bhagwat

-The Times of India NAGPUR: As apprehended, the already distressed Vidarbha farmers are facing a severe cash crunch because of government apathy on three fronts. First, payments for tur and chana procured at MSP have been delayed. Then roll-out of loan waiver has been total mess and could not be completed a year after its announcement. Now, nationalized banks are reluctant to provide crop loans. With rains having arrived, farmers are running...

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Farmer strike fizzles out -Pheroze L Vincent

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The 10-day farmers' strike in northern and western India ended on Sunday without any clear gains for the agitators or a significant impact on prices. During the " gaon bandh" agitation, the farmers had boycotted wholesale markets and tried to sell their produce directly. They were demanding a minimum support rice that would leave them with a 50 per cent profit and the waiver of Farm Loans. The Rashtriya...

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Explained: What is the Swaminathan Commission report and what are its recommendations? The main aim of the commission was to come up with a system for sustainability in farming system and make it more profitable and cost competitive in farm commodities Farmers belonging to Madhya Pradesh began a 10-day strike on June 1 to seek better Minimum Support Price (MSP), a waiver for Farm Loans, higher compensation for damaged crops and full implementation of the MS Swaminathan report. Earlier this year, lakhs of farmers...

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Cities feel peasant strike pinch -Pheroze L Vincent

-The Telegraph New Delhi: Prices of farm produce remained high and stocks of vegetables and milk precarious in cities across northern and central India as the ongoing farmers' strike across several states entered its fourth day. The June 1-10 boycott of wholesale markets - called "Gaon Bandh" or "Kisan Avkaash" - has been called by 172 farmer organisations in eight states to demand minimum support prices at one-and-a-half times the cost of...

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Farmers are not getting a fair price -Vikas Vasudeva

-The Hindu Why the drop in rates? Garlic has been the latest casualty of the price crash in the vegetable market after poor returns of tomato and potato crops forced many farmers to abandon their produce owing to a bumper output in recent days. The miseries of financially distressed farmers seem far from over even as they continue to demand waiver of Farm Loans and remunerative prices for their produce through several...

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