Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Minister inaugurates farmers-owned Harit Pradesh Milk Producer Company

New Delhi |Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Sanjeev Kumar Balyan on Sunday inaugurated Harit Pradesh Milk Producer Company (HPMPC). The dairy firm has been formed and owned by 17,000 farmers of western Uttar Pradesh of seven districts -... read..

Centre asking Telangana to impose electricity bills on farmers, will die but not do so, says KCR

Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 22, 2022 7:54:46 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday hit out at the Centre on the issue of farmers alleging that it asked the state government to impose electricity bills on farmers who are being given free electricity in the state.... read..

Punjab government earmarks Rs 450 crore incentives for farmers adopting DSR technology

Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 22, 2022 3:25:26 PM IST
In order to conserve the scarce natural resources like underground water and the environment, the Punjab government has earmarked a total sum of Rs 450 crore to provide incentives to farmers who sow Paddy in their field through the Direct Seeding of Rice ... read..

BJP accuses KCR of ignoring farmers' issues in Telangana, slams him over India tour

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 22, 2022 5:56:09 AM IST
Criticising the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's India tour, BJP MLA Etela Rajender on Saturday said he is visiting other places leaving farmers and people's issues here in the state.... read..

Government providing Rs 1.10 lakh crore in additional subsidy to protect farmers from rise in fertilizer prices: Sitharaman

New Delhi | May 22, 2022 1:57:53 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the government has protected farmers from the rise in prices of fertilizers globally and an additional amount of Rs 1.10 lakh crore is being provided besides Rs 1.05 lakh crore already sancti... read..

Chandigarh, Himachal to go without milk; dairy farmers go on strike

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Thousands of dairy farmers from across Punjab on Saturday assembled at the state-run Verka milk processing plant in Mohali near here and announced to go on strike in support of their demands comprising increase in milk procurement price.... read..

Telangana CM's daughter K Kavitha accuses Congress of 'superficial' support for farmers

Jagtial (Telangana) | May 21, 2022 10:26:01 PM IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC K Kavitha on Saturday accused the Congress party of doing "nothing" for farmers and merely standing up for them "superficially".... read..

Telangana Cong accuses KCR of double standards on addressing farmers' issues

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 21, 2022 11:56:08 AM IST
The Telangana Congress on Friday criticised Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for turning a blind eye to about 8,400 farmers' suicides in Telangana and instead of planning a Punjab visit to give compensation to the farmers who lost lives during the nati... read..

In 'Naya J-K' farmers use technology to double their income

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 20, 2022 2:54:55 PM IST
After August 5, 2019, when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate J&K's special status and divided it into two Union Territories, the government has taken many steps to double the income of farmers across the Himalayan region.... read..

TRS leader slams Revanth Reddy over his farmers' suicide statement

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 19, 2022 7:24:11 AM IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC Palle Rajeshwar Reddy slammed state Congress president Revanth Reddy over his farmers' suicide statement and called him a liar.... read..

Punjab CM meets farmers, announces June 14, 17 as new dates for sowing paddy

Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 19, 2022 1:55:23 AM IST
Conceding the demand of state farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday announced fresh schedule for staggered sowing of paddy to June 14 and June 17, restricting the number of total zones as decided earlier from four to just two.... read..

After Delhi, Punjab farmers gather on Chandigarh borders over demands

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
As the year-long protest against the Centre's farm laws at the Delhi borders ended in November last year with the revoking of the three Central farm laws, hundreds of Punjab farmers on Tuesday gathered on the outskirts of the state capital demanding compe... read..

Punjab CM to meet Amit Shah tomorrow, border security, farmers likely to be on the agenda

New Delhi | May 18, 2022 11:23:56 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday in New Delhi, according to the Chief Minister's Office.... read..

As farmers' agitation continues, Punjab CM calls protest as unwarranted, undesirable

Mohali (Punjab) | May 18, 2022 12:24:18 PM IST
As the farmers' agitation near the Chandigarh-Mohali border continued on Wednesday over various demands including a bonus on wheat, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called the protest unwarranted and undesirable.... read..

Stopped from entering Chandigarh, Punjab farmers begin protest at Chandigarh-Mohali border; CM says open for talks

Chandigarh | May 18, 2022 4:24:14 AM IST
Farmers from Punjab sat on a protest near the Chandigarh-Mohali border today after being stopped from heading to the state's capital to raise various demands, including a bonus on wheat, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.... read..

Bhagwant Mann urges farmers to join govt for checking depleting water table of Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | May 17, 2022 11:54:38 PM IST
Asserting that farmer's agitation was unwarranted and undesirable, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday asked the farm unions to stop 'mere sloganeering' and join hands with state government for checking the depleting water table in Punjab.... read..

VP Naidu calls for redoubling efforts to make agriculture profitable for farmers

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 15, 2022 4:23:50 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for "every effort by the agricultural researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and scientists to make agriculture climate-resilient, profitable and sustainable for farmers and to ensure nutritional securi... read..

Dairy farmers of Punjab to launch agitation against Mann govt

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The dairy farmers of Punjab on Saturday announced to launch an agitation against the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government for non-redressal of their demands. They have also announced to open up a front.... read..

Congress Chintan Shivir: Communal polarisation, farmers' issues, strengthening party to be discussed

New Delhi | May 13, 2022 6:53:24 AM IST
Congress' three-day Chintan Shivir which is all set to begin on Friday in Udaipur will emphasize on discussions over 'communal polarization', farmers' issues and strengthening the party for the upcoming elections, informed party sources.... read..

K'taka govt calls meeting on payment of Rs 2,500 cr dues to sugarcane farmers

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Karnataka government is all set to convene a meeting of sugar factory owners on Wednesday to set a deadline and issue a strict warning to them to ensure payment of nearly Rs 2,500 crore dues to sugarcane farmers.... read..

J-K: 800 bee boxes distributed among farmers in Kathua under Honey Mission Programme

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 9, 2022 6:53:39 PM IST
Around 800 bee boxes were distributed among the farmers of the border belt of Kathua and Samba districts during a brief ceremony held at Khadi Sewa Sadan in Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar.... read..

Sindh CM asks farmers to not cultivate rice amid acute water scarcity in Pakistan

Islamabad | May 9, 2022 10:25:52 AM IST
Pakistan's Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in view of the monumental shortage of water in the country, has asked the farmers to not cultivate rice.... read..

West Bengal farmers brace up for Cyclone 'Asani'

Midnapore (West Bengal) | May 8, 2022 11:55:08 PM IST
Farmers in West Bengal's East Midnapore district are bracing up for Cyclone 'Asani' as IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in West Bengal, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh.... read..

Farmers dump turmeric produce outside BJP MP Arvind's residence

Nizamabad (Telangana) | May 8, 2022 2:53:34 PM IST
Farmers dumped turmeric produce in front of BJP MP Dharmapuri Arvind's residence in Perkit village in Armoor in Nizamabad district.... read..

Congress promises loan waiver, investment support to Telangana farmers

Warangal (Telangana) |Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The opposition Congress in Telangana on Friday launched its preparations for the next year's Assembly elections with a slew of promises to farmers including Rs 2 lakh loan waiver and Rs 15,000 direct benefit per acre annually.... read..

Chintan Shivir to be held on farmers' issues, says Bhupinder Hooda after meeting BKU's Rakesh Tikait

New Delhi | May 7, 2022 8:53:18 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hood on Saturday met farmer leaders, including Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU)'s Rakesh Tikait for consultation over farmers' issues.... read..

Andhra CM directs officials to prove quality seeds, fertilizers, pesticides to farmers

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | May 6, 2022 11:54:32 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that directed the officials to give quality seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides to the farmers through Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK).... read..

Carnival Motion Pictures celebrates "Mere Desh Ki Dharti" premiere with special farmer private screenings to light up farmer lives

Business | May 6, 2022 11:23:53 AM IST
New Delhi [India] May 6 (ANI/ATK): Carnival Motion Pictures, brings to you "Mere Desh Ki Dharti", an entertainer that promises to be a beacon of hope to the Indian farmer.... read..

Wheat in surplus for entire year in India, farmers getting good prices: Centre

New Delhi | May 5, 2022 6:23:06 AM IST
India currently has more than the required quantity of wheat in stocks to sustain for a year, informed Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD).... read..

Odisha CM releases Rs 800 cr to 40 lakh farmers

Bhubaneswar |Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday released about Rs 800 crore to farmers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme.... read..

KPCC flags ex-BJP minister for 'non-payment' of dues to sugarcane farmers

Mysuru (Karnataka) |Wednesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) spokesman M. Lakshman on Tuesday urged the state government to seize the properties attached to former BJP minister Ramesh Jarkiholi at the Gokak taluk in Belagavi district over alleged non-payment of dues to su... read..

Odisha CM transfers Rs 800 crore financial assistance to 40 lakh farmers

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 4, 2022 5:24:29 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday distributed the financial assistance of Rs 800 crore directly to the bank account of 40 lakh small and marginal farmers of the state.... read..

Telangana: TRS MLC K Kavitha slams BJP MP over turmeric farmers' issue

Nizamabad (Telangana) | May 4, 2022 9:53:46 PM IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC and former Nizamabad MP K Kavitha on Wednesday attacked sitting BJP MP Arvind Dharmapuri on Wednesday over his promises made on bringing the Turmeric Board to the district.... read..

Odisha government to release Rs 804 crore in bank accounts of 40 lakh farmers

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 3, 2022 1:53:15 PM IST
Under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, the Odisha government is all set to release Rs 804 crore on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Tuesday, benefitting 40 lakh farmers of Odisha.... read..

TN: Broiler chicken farmers cut production as feed prices soar

Chennai |Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
With the price of poultry feeds like soya extract and maize seed touching high rates, the broiler chicken farmers of western Tamil Nadu have cut down the production, affecting the supply of chicken to several districts of the state.... read..

Punjab to provide Rs 1,500 aid to farmers opting for direct seeding of rice

Sangrur (Punjab) | May 3, 2022 10:23:29 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide Rs 1,500 per acre as financial assistance to farmers opting for the direct seeding of rice (DSR) technique in the coming paddy season.... read..

Pakistan: Farmers decry urea crisis after gas supply to fertilizer units worsens

Islamabad | May 2, 2022 11:23:45 AM IST
Farmers of Pakistan fear that the urea crisis would be severe this year because of the reduction in the gas supply that has been diverted to help overcome the electricity shortage in the country.... read..

A year after IDEA moved, it's still not clear who owns farmers' data

New Delhi |Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Little more than a year ago, IDEA -- India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture -- was moved by the government had given its thrust on digitalisation spanning all sectors, majorly on agriculture with increasing farmers' income but there is no clarity about wh... read..

Punjab announces Rs 1,500 per acre assistance to farmers for direct seeding of paddy cultivation

Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 30, 2022 11:53:37 PM IST
Punjab Government on Saturday announced assistance of Rs 1,500 per acre of land to farmers for the direct seeding of paddy.... read..

Maha: Amid high-voltage drama, Mumbai Police arrest 'farmer couple' Rana (Roundup)

Mumbai |Sunday, 2022 3:15:15 AM IST
Capping off two days of high-voltage political drama, the Mumbai Police on Saturday evening arrested Independent Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her husband Badnera MLA Ravi Rana, soon after they suo-moto dropped their plans to storm Maharashtra Chief Minist... read..

K'taka CM recalls state's tradition of all-party unity over issues of farmers, land, water

Bagalkot (Karnataka) | April 22, 2022 11:22:47 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said that the state has the tradition of working "unitedly" over the issues of farmers, land and water cutting across the party barriers.... read..

Ergos aims to clock Rs 1,800-2,000 crore revenue by next year on its tech platform, to connect half a million farmers

Business | April 21, 2022 7:53:12 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 21 (ANI/NewsVoir): Bangalore-based leading digital aggregator in Agritech space, Ergos The Grain Bank, aims to further expand the footprint to 650 locations with revenue growth of upto Rs 1,800-2,000 crores by 2023-24.... read..

India's wheat stock significantly higher than strategic requirements, exports to 'boost' farmers' income

New Delhi | April 21, 2022 6:53:18 PM IST
India's stock of wheat is significantly higher than the strategic and operational requirements, and the prices in the country remain stable despite the global surge caused by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, government sources said.... read..

PM Modi to visit Banas Dairy; lauds it for empowering farmers, women

New Delhi | April 19, 2022 10:25:19 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that he would be visiting Banas Dairy situated in Gujarat and expressed his pride in the dairy stating it is a hub for empowering local communities, especially farmers and women.... read..

108.90 lakh paddy farmers benefited with procurement at MSP, 5.86 lakh for wheat

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
A quantity of 69.24 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of wheat has been procured upto April 17, with MSP value of Rs 13,951.41 crore, benefitting 5.86 lakh farmers, officials said on Monday... read..

Punjab CM asks farmers to go for direct seeding of rice technology

Chandigarh |Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
In a bid to effectively check the fast depleting water table, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday exhorted the farmers to go for direct seeding of rice (DSR) technology in a big way during the current Kharif season.... read..

Punjab: Sangrur SSP to contribute part of his salary to education of farmers' daughters

Sangrur (Punjab) | April 18, 2022 9:22:46 AM IST
A Punjab police official from the Sangrur district has decided to contribute a part of his salary to the education of the daughters of farmers who die by suicide due to financial constraints.... read..

J-K: Border farmer sets example by establishing spices processing unit

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 18, 2022 10:23:34 AM IST
A progressive farmer of the border area has set an example in value addition in agriculture production after switching over to the processing of spices.... read..

After SC cancels Ashish Mishra's bail, BKU's Rakesh Tikait hopes farmers will get justice

Muzaffarnagar/Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | April 18, 2022 3:24:29 PM IST
Hailing the Supreme Court's ruling to cancel the bail granted to Ashish Mishra, an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said that he has faith in the judiciary and hoped that farmers will... read..

J-K: 26-day-long Blossom festival organized for horticulture farmers concludes in Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 17, 2022 10:23:46 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government organized a blossom festival in Srinagar for the promotion of the horticulture sector and to make growers and young entrepreneurs aware of the new and latest technologies which they can adopt to develop their orchards and ... read..

Bhagwant Mann calls upon farmers to go for eco-friendly, economically viable DSR technology

Chandigarh (Punjab) | April 17, 2022 11:54:12 PM IST
In a bid to effectively check the fast depleting water table, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday exhorted the farmers to go for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) technology in a big way during the current Kharif Season.... read..
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