Tag: Farmers

Give up stubborn stand, come for discussion on January 19: Narendra Singh Tomar tells farmers

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the tenth round of talks scheduled on January 19, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again urged the protesting farm leaders to give up their “stubborn” stand on the new farm laws and come for a clause by clause discussion. “Now that the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of […]

Extremely disappointed with negotiation between government and farmers: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre (Narendra Modi or government of India ) and the farmers on the new farm laws, against which several farmer organisations are staging protest at Delhi borders. “What is going on? States are rebelling against […]

Modi government-farmers meeting ends; Next round of talks likely on January 15

NEW DELHI: The eighth round of talks between the Narendra Modi government and representatives of protesting unions ended without any outcome on Friday and the next meeting is likely to take place on January 15, sources said. Sticking to their key demand of the repeal of three farm laws to end their protest, farmer leaders […]

‘Negotiations haven’t worked till now’: Supreme Court proposes panel of farmers, government

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre and others on a batch of petitions seeking removal of farmers camping at several roads near Delhi borders in protest against the three new agriculture laws. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian also […]

Gujarat anti-land grab Act comes into force, district bodies to probe cases

GNADHINAGAR: The Gujarat Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2020 came into force from Wednesday. Under the Act, which is aimed at preventing the forceful takeover of land from farmers, private landowners, government institutions, the government has formed seven- member committees at the district level to probe such cases. Under this act, which was brought in the […]

Stop playing games with farmers: Akali Dal to Modi government

NEW DELHI: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)on Wednesday asked the BJP-led Centre to stop playing games with innocent farmers and withdraw the three farm laws “immediately and unconditionally”. The SAD, which had pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance amid the consistent digs at it by the Congress after the enactment of the laws, also […]

Opposition parties in several states extend support to farmers’ Bharat Bandh call

NEW DELHI: Several opposition parties on Saturday announced support to the Bharat Bandh’ called on December 8 by farmer unions against the new agri-marketing laws and held protests in various parts of the country to express solidarity with the agitators who have stayed put on Delhi borders for 10 days. It will be an emphatic […]

Modi government drunk on power, not listening to crores of farmers: Congress

NEW DELHI: Even as a stalemate between protesting farmers and the Narendra Modi government (Centre) on their protest venue in Delhi continued, the opposition Congress on Sunday attacked the government for “being drunk on power and not listening to the voice of farmers”. “The government is drunk on power… Union Agriculture Minister and Home Minister […]

Farmers reject Modi government’s offer to shift to Burari, says its conditional

NEW DELHI: The farmers on Sunday rejected the proposal by the Narendra Modi government’s to shift all agitation to Delhi’s Burari ground and lift the blockade at the borders. The farmers said the offer of talks is conditional and they will not move to the Burari. The farmers had been instructed to stay put wherever […]

Andhra Pradesh credits Rs 510 crore to farmers as part of zero interest scheme

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy credited Rs 510 crore into the unencumbered bank accounts of 14.5 lakh eligible farmers as part of ‘YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu’ (zero interest crop loans scheme) on Tuesday. The move is aimed at reducing input cost and thereby decreasing the financial burden of farmers. […]

Coronavirus: India unveils Rs 1.70-lakh crore package for poor, farmers

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Niramla Sitharaman today announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. While addressing the press conference here today, Sitharaman said “Today’s measures are intended at reaching out to the poorest […]

Gram Sabhas to inform farmers about Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

NEW DELHI: Gram Sabhas across the country have been asked to inform the farmers about the enrolment and benefits of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojan (PMFBY) at the beginning of the Rabi Season today. The Gram Sabhas will also inform the farmers on how they can insure their crops under the Scheme. The Ministry of […]

About 1,000 farmers oppose bullet train project in Gujarat High Court

AHMEDABAD: As many as 1,000 farmers affected by the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train submitted affidavits in the Gujarat High Court Tuesday, voicing their opposition to the project. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi is hearing five petitions challenging the land acquisition process for the high speed rail […]

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