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Helping Uttarakhand Farmers Scale New Heights

Sep 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

How Tata Trusts, through its implementation organisation Himmotthan, supports Uttarkhand farmers in establishing better market linkages

Excited By Praises From PM Modi And CM Adityanath, UP Farmer Grows Dragon Fruits In Barabanki

Sep 18, 2021 Bharat Singh

The BJP government in Gujarat had named Dragon fruit as 'Kamalam' in January this year. The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to give a grant of ₹ 30,000 per acre to the farmers cultivating dragon fruit.


Domestic Tractor Sales in Aug 2021 Down 17%

‘This year’s August sales is not strictly comparable with last year corresponding due to the pent-up demand then, following nationwide lockdowns’

Are Iranian Apples Coming Via Afghanistan Killing The Indian Fruit?

Sep 01, 2021 Prakash Thakur

Duty free apples from Iran have been coming to India via Afghanistan under the India - Afghanistan Free Trade Agreement for last two years. In spite of numerous petitions and representations made by the farmers of Himachal and J&K to the government of India these Iranian apples have not stopped coming. Will the Indian fruit survive the odds?


Tikait Calls Apple Prices Crash A Corporate Loot, Threatens To Hold Delhi-Like Protest In Himachal

The BKU leader's statement in Shimla has evoked a strong reaction from the state government.

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23 August, 2021

Rajasthan Tehsildar Appeals To Women To Voluntarily Give Up Their Rights From Parental Agri Land

Tabeenah Anjum

The Tehsildar wrote a letter titled, 'make Raksha Bandhan memorable, get sisters to voluntarily give up their rights'.


19 August, 2021

Marginal Rise In Retail Inflation For Farm, Rural Workers In July, Highest In Punjab

Outlook Web Desk

The steepest fall in the CPI numbers for agricultural and rural labourers was experienced by Tamil Nadu


09 August, 2021

PM Releases 9th Instalment Of PM-KISAN

Outlook Web Bureau

More than Rs. 19,500 crores transferred directly into the accounts of over 9.75 crores beneficiary farmer families


07 August, 2021

PM To Release Next Instalment Of PM KISAN On August 9

Outlook Web Bureau

This will enable the transfer of an amount of more than Rs. 19,500 crores to more than 9.75 crores beneficiary farmer families


24 July, 2021

This Himachal Bank Will Conserve Indigenous Organic Seeds

Ashwani Sharma

As the state celebrates its Golden Jubilee year, the government has proposed a Rs.550-lakh programme to conserve indigenous seeds varieties


23 July, 2021

Organic Farming For Sustainable Agriculture And Food Systems In India

Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi

Use of sustainable farming practices has rejuvenated soil fertility, increased water retention and has led to growing of healthy foods


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22 July, 2021

Farmer Protests: Leaders To Enact Mock Parliament In Delhi Amid Monsoon Session

Jayanta Bhattacharya

The movement is again at a peak, say farmer leaders amid the Monsoon Session of Parliament which convened on July 19 and is scheduled to conclude on August 13.


13 July, 2021

PM Kisan 9th Instalment: About Account Status, Beneficiary List

Outlook Web Bureau

Income support is provided in three equal instalments to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding of up to 2 hectares


06 July, 2021

Ornamental Fishery: Could Farmers Reap Gold?

Tarun Shridhar

Platinum Arowana, a freshwater ornamental fish, holds the record for selling at US$ 4,00,000. Yes, four lakh dollars for just one small animal!


04 July, 2021

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Announces Fresh Protests, Parliament March Over Farm Laws

Jayanta Bhattacharya

They will also serve a ‘warning’ to opposition leaders on July 17.


04 July, 2021

This Minimum Price Does Not Offer Enough Support, Protest Farmer Unions

Outlook Web Bureau

Most of them claim that while the amount is less, even the number of beneficiaries is too little compared to the number of farmers in the country


01 July, 2021

Centre Ready To Talk To Protesting Farmers On Any Proposal Barring Repeal Of Laws: Agri Min

Outlook Web Bureau

The minister’s statement comes a day after BJP workers and anti-farm law protesters clashed in Ghazipur


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27 June, 2021

BJP Kisan Morcha Leaders Appeal To Villagers To Counter Farmer Protests

Jayanta Bhattacharya

The Kisan Morcha has termed the exercise as an effort in spreading awareness and awakening people


Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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