Debt-ridden farmers can earn big money by making asthma patients smell honeybee, or making you listen to “bee music”
06.04.18 - S Pal

THIS WAS THE most serious move the Punjab Government made to analyse reasons behind farm suicides in the state and suggest ways to ensure no farmer or agricultural labourer opts to end his life because of agrarian distress: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh proposed, and the ...

THEIR FROZEN TURBULENCE - Income freeze makes farmers’ harvest bitter
02.04.18 - Devinder Sharma

IT IS OFFICIAL. For almost a decade now, farmer’s real income stands frozen. Yes, you heard it right, frozen. A Niti Aayog paper has worked out that the real income of a cultivator has increased barely by 0.44 per cent every year over a five ...

No time to read this story?
That's ok – please do not feel guilty
15.10.17 - Kamjaat Singh

No one cares. So if you do not read this little news report all the way till the end, do not feel guilty. You are not alone. In fact, vast sections of Indian mainstream media actually ensure you do not read such a thing.
This is ...

BJP to undertake world’s biggest training programme to educate India's farmers

Plan involves unleashing 50,000 trained cadres to educate farmers about links between religion and agriculture, tell them of Modi govt's good work.
NEW DELHI, OCT 14: FINALLY, the government has woken up to the plight of the farmers. The Narendra Modi government has now come up ...

Paddy is ready for harvest, so is confrontation
10.10.17 - By Devinder Sharma

(These are excerpts from the author’s article that appeared in the Hindustan Times today. For the complete article, please see the link at the bottom of these excerpts. – Ed.)

Not to take any more risk with human health, the Supreme Court has reinstated the ban ...

Will it jolt the government into action?
Sea of farmers converges at Jantar Mantar, yards away from Parliament
18.07.17 - PT BUREAU

NEW DELHI: As mammoth waves of farmers came converging upon Jantar Mantar, the heart of India's power city of Delhi, merely a few hundred yards of Parliament, one political message was loud and clear: the Narendra Modi government can ignore the issue of farmers' plight ...

16.06.17 -

Punjab's rural sector deep in debt trap; 1/3rd of marginal farmers under BPL; 86% farmers, 80% labourers in debt 

A Special Report by PT Agriculture Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: About 86% of Punjab's farming families and slightly more than 80% of the state's agriculture labour families are under debt, ...

Bir Devinder slams expert group on farm waiver, wants one member to be removed
15.06.17 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH: Questioning the relevance and functioning of the Expert Group set up by the Amarinder Singh government to find ways and means for farm debt waiver, senior politician and former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, BirDevinder Singh today said its term of two months ...

Farmer Unrest: An Environmental View
12.06.17 - PT Editorial

With the farmers' unrest in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh grabbing headlines and prime time television's attention, it is easy to forget that we are talking of a serious environmental crisis on our hands. The townsquare, as adjudged from newspaper headlines and op-ed pages or 8pm ...

Monsoon likely to be Below Normal: Skymet
27.03.17 - team pt

India to face a below normal rainfall during the June to September south-west monsoon season, said private weather forecaster Skymet.
Rains during June to September are likely to be 95% (with an error margin of +/-5%) of the long period average (LPA) of 887 mm with ...

Opaque System, Obscure Farmers
New Institutional and Financial Arrangements required to bring the Farmers out of the present morass
28.02.17 - suresh kumar*

DESPITE their substantial contribution to the national GDP, India’s farmers, even in agriculturally advanced states, are hostage to government policies and programmes, as well to the machinations of informal players, moneylenders, aarhtias and even dealers selling fertilizers and agro-chemicals. Undoubtedly, the government is spending a ...




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