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Agriculture: Farmers

Saffron Blooms In J&K's Rajouri District As Cultivation Trial Bears Fruit

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Saffron cultivation has long been restricted to a limited geographical area in J&K, mainly Pampore, followed by Budgam, Srinagar and Kishtwar districts.

As Up Bananas Catch PM’s Eye, Farmer Seeks To Treat Him To It

Jan 01, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Attracted by the size of bananas on the stall, Modi observed that they appear to be quite big. "Sir, this is a branded banana. It is called 'naveen kelaa”. Please give me a chance, please call me, I will bring the banana for you,” an effusive Dharm Chand gushed.


Farmers lift blockades on rail tracks in Punjab

Farmers under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) had started their 'rail roko' stir on December 20 at various places, affecting the movement of several trains and causing inconvenience to passengers.

22 Farm Bodies In Punjab Announce Political Front, To Contest State Polls

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Talking to reporters here, farmer leader Harmeet Singh Kadian said the Samyukt Samaj Morcha has been set up for fighting the Punjab polls due early next year.


Rakesh Tikait Says Bigger Issue Of MSP Persists, Questions Govt's Intention

“The bigger issue of MSP persists in the country. It will be a great relief if the MSP is granted.”

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12 December, 2021

BJP MP Varun Gandhi Submits Private Members' Bill For Legal Guarantee Of MSP

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Gandhi has submitted the bill in Parliament but it is yet to be introduced. MPs can pilot private members' bill in their personal capacity irrespective of their party affiliations.


10 December, 2021

Mixed Emotions For Volunteers As Farmers Prepare To Vacate Protest Site At Delhi Border

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The farmers are preparing to go home after more than a year of protest at Delhi borders during which they endured harsh Delhi winter, scorching summer, police pushback, the rampaging coronavirus pandemic and the persistent complaint that their agitation inconvenienced thousands of commuters daily.


06 December, 2021

Salt- Tolerant Paddy Production Helps Over 4 Lakh Farmers In Bengal To Beat Cyclone Woes

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The state government had introduced the ‘Krishak Bandhu’ (friends of farmers) scheme in January 2019 to provide financial assistance to all farmers for agricultural purposes and to provide social security to the farm families in the event of the untimely death of a cultivator.


06 December, 2021

Communal Agenda Of Sangh Failed In Kerala Due To Strong Left Movement: Vijayan

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"We have witnessed the class struggle. That's how our society grew. Recently, a survey result came out that Kerala has the highest minimum wages in the rural area. That was also a result of the Left struggle. The Sangh Parivar is trying to discard all such advancements," Vijayan said.


03 December, 2021

Samyukta Kisan Morcha: Centre Must Fulfil Pending Demands Of Farmers

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The SKM also said that the President of India has given his assent to the farm laws repeal bill passed by both Houses of Parliament and a gazette notification has been issued to give effect to the repeal.


01 December, 2021

Kangana Ranaut Files FIR, Alleging Threats In Connection With Her Posts On Farmer Protests

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Ranaut, who has been harshly critical of the farmers' movement and at times inflammatory, issued a lengthy message in Hindi on Instagram.


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29 November, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Government To Include More Farmers Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

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The week-long drive will be carried out by the Uttar Pradesh government in coordination with the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare and financial institutions, including commercial banks and regional rural banks.


29 November, 2021

Tewari Gives Notice For Lok Sabha Adjournment Motion Over Farmers Issue

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During the course of the agitation, many farmers lost their lives to the harsh weather, alleged use of force by the state and violent attacks on farmers' lives notably the incident that happened in Lakhimpur Kheri where farmers were allegedly run over by fast moving vehicles.


28 November, 2021

Priyanka Takes Jibe At PM Modi Over Not Waiving Off Farmers’ Debt

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Targeting PM Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi said: "Do you know the cost of the aircraft used by him? It is Rs 8,000 crore. He comes here to give a speech but your income is not raised’.


27 November, 2021

Khattar Meets Modi, Tells Him Farm Laws Repeal Announcement Has Sent Out A Good Message

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Interacting with reporters in Delhi after the meeting, the chief minister said that he expressed his gratitude to the prime minister for recently appreciating the welfare schemes launched by the Haryana Government.


24 November, 2021

Centre Must Start Talks With Farmers Over Pending Issues, Bring MSP Law, Says Nawab Malik

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“Unless a law to bring MSP is not passed, demands of the farmers will remain unfulfilled. At least 700 people have lost their lives due to wrong policies,” Malik said.


24 November, 2021

Amaravati Farmers To Continue Protests

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For nearly two years, the farmers, women and other sections of people in Amaravati have been continuing their protest. They say Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government's move to dump Amaravati as the only capital and develop Visakhapatnam and Kurnool as administrative and judicial capitals dashed their hopes of a bright future after giving away 33,000 acres of land.


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24 November, 2021

Union Minister Of Chemicals And Fertilizer Assures 'There Is No Shortage Of Fertilizer Across Country'

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Mandaviya expressed gratitude towards the states for collaborative efforts during the past few months to tide over the enhanced demand from farmers for DAP.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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