Maharashtra Farmers

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Maharashtra Farmers Launches Agitation Over Sugarcane Cultivation Issue

Maharashtra's Puntamba village farmers staged a protest against the MVA Government, over issues related to sugarcane and other crops. Starting on June 2, the agitation will be carried out near the gram panchayat office in Putamba village of Ahmednagar district and will continue till June 5.  Notably, the farmers had 16 demands for sugarcane cultivation and other crops. Due to the damaged sugarcane crops, many suffered losses, committing… read-more

Wed, 01 Jun 2022 - 09:33 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Maharashtra(95, ) Farmers, protest, Sugarcane Cultivation, crops

Punjab Farmers

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Farmers Hold Govt Officials Hostage, Demand Crop Damage Relief Fund

Disappointed farmers protested outside Tahsildar's office in Lambi, and held officials hostage, on March 28. The farmers were demanding relief for cotton crops, which were damaged due to pink bollworm. Although the magistrate and officials assured farmers to organize a meeting with higher officials, they held Tahsildars and Patwaris hostage. The hostages were released by police late at night. In addition, an FIR has been registered against… read-more

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 - 03:02 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Hostage, Punjab, Tehsildars, Farmers, crops


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Bihar Farmer Grows World's Costliest Veggie; Fetches Rs 1 Lakh/Kg

Bihar’s Aurangabad native Amresh Singh is cultivating the world's costliest crop 'Hop Shoots' that fetches him around Rs 1 lakh/kilogram. The 38-year-old bought the saplings from Varanasi's Indian Vegetable Research Institute and will deliver the product on special orders. Interestingly fetching whopping price, the crop is considered naturally beneficial against Tuberculosis, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Touted as a game-changer for… read-more

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 09:27 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Hop shoots, Cultivation, crops, Bihar, aurangabad

Courtesy: NDTV Food

To Increase Red Rice Cultivation Himachal Government Sets Up 4,000 Hectares Of Land

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Himachal Govt To Raise Sowing Area Of Nutritious Red Rice

The Himachal Pradesh government has planned to cultivate the nearly extinct ‘red rice’ over 4,000-hectare land. With this, the government aims to produce nearly 40,000 quintals of nutritious rice annually. The step was initiated as the sowing area of red rice continuously declined due to farmers shift towards cash crops and high-yielding varieties. However, Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar said, “With growing health consciousness, and… read-more

Sun, 13 Dec 2020 - 02:51 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: crops, red rice, Himachal Pradesh, Nutritious crop, Agriculture, Virender Kanwar

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Crops Washes Away in AP due to the rupture in water tank

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Water Tank Ruptures in Andhra Pradesh, Washes Away Crops

Standing paddy fields and chili crops got washed away in the Penchikalapadu village of Andhra Pradesh, after a water tank ruptured September 26. According to Srinu, a farmer, the same incident took place last month as well, resulting in huge losses. “It is the fault of the engineers who did not rebuild the bund properly after last incident. We request the government to compensate us for our losses," Srinu said.

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 - 01:36 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Indian Farmers, crops, MONSOON, Andhra Pradesh

Courtesy: Business World

Farmer working in farm

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Farmers Heartened by Record Kharif harvest, Recouping Global Food Prices

Agriculture Ministry on September 4 reported Kharif acreage reaching new record of 1,095 lakh hectare. Ministry cited 8.4% above-par monsoon and timely pre-positioning of crops as the major reasons. Coupled with the recovery in global food prices reported by FAO's price index, presumably, farmers may overcome the distress. Reportedly, the World Food trade subsided due to the lockdowns imposed in most countries to limit the coronavirus spread… read-more

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 11:17 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Ministry of Agriculture, Indian Farmers, crops, environment

Courtesy: Financial Express