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Govt to release next deposits of PM-KISAN on 25 December amid Farmers' Protest

-Livemint.com * The govt will transfer more than ₹18,000 crores to over 9 crores beneficiary farmer families on 25 December * Under the PM-KISAN, a financial support of ₹6,000 per year is provided to all registered farmers across the country in three equal installments Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the next instalment of finance benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) on 25 December via video conferencing, Prime Minister's Office said...

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Farmers' Protest can go on as long as it doesn't endanger life, property: Supreme Court -Meghna Sen

-Livemint.com * CJI Bobde, who on Wednesday said that the matter must be handed over to a committee, told that the panel must have 'independent members with knowledge of agriculture and hear both sides and give a report on what needs to be done' * He also suggested that the independent committee can have P Sainath, Bhartiya Kisan Union and others as members The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the ongoing farmers'...

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Farmers' Protests causing loss of Rs 3,500 crore everyday

-The New Indian Express The ongoing standoff between the Centre and farm bodies, if not resolved soon, may impinge on the economy, which is already struggling to get on a growth trajectory amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW DELHI: The week-long farmers’ agitation that has caused supply chain and logistics disruption in several parts of the country is resulting in a daily loss of Rs 3,000-3500 crore, according to estimates from Assocham. ​The ongoing...

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The only option: Farmers' Protest -Jaideep Hardikar

-The Telegraph HINTERLAND: Our structural problem — small and marginal rain-fed sustenance farms, over 80 per cent of India’s agriculture sector — remains unaddressed Let’s understand the chronology: before the 2014 general elections, Narendra Modi promised farmers that he would comply with the Swaminathan Commission formula to arrive at a minimum support price for farm produce: a 50 per cent profit over the production cost. Post elections, he reneged on the promise...

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Farmers' Protests: An Opportune Moment to Review the Development Model of Land Grabbing -Vasundhara Jairath

-TheWire.in Engaging with the agrarian question must necessarily mean questioning the development model that is hungry for land but spits out the people that live on it. Over the last few weeks, images of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh engaged in pitched battles against the police, and by extension the state, have caught the nation’s attention as it forced the government into unconditional talks with a broad coalition of farmers’...

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