ECONOMY

Agriculture

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 ...
  


INDEBTEDNESS SURVEY REVEALS TICKING-BOMB SITUATION
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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