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SC Appointed 3-Member Panel Submits Report On Controversial Farm Bills

As per reports, the three-member committee appointed by Supreme Court to assess controversial farm laws has submitted its report in a sealed envelope on March 19. The committee consulted with 85 farmer organisations to derive solutions. However, one of the committee members and agricultural economist Anil Ghanvat refused to comment on details by stating it as a "confidential process". Appointed on January 11, the committee also included Ashok… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 06:17 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Supreme Court, Farmers, India, Farmers Protest, Committee, Anil Ghanvat

Courtesy: Mint


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Book 'In Kanuno Me Kala Kya' Opens Commentary About New Farm Laws

A book named 'In Kanuno me Kala Kya' has been released by farm union 'Samyukt  Kisan Morcha'. Written by Punjab and Haryana High Court senior advocate Joginder Singh Toor, the book emphasizes the implications of the recently passed farm laws. Besides shedding light on its bad effects, the book gives a detailed commentary on the farmer's situation. Meanwhile, the book has been sent to the Prime Minister and Agricultural Minister. 

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 05:21 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Farmers, Farmer's Bill, farmer protest, India

Courtesy: Millennium Post

Farmers spraying pesticide at field

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64% Of Global Arable Land At Pesticide Pollution Risk; Asia Worst Sufferer

A study published in Nature Geoscience has revealed that around 64% of the world’s total arable land is exposed to pesticide pollution. The report, assessing 168 countries, stated that one-third of the areas surveyed are at high risk of pollution caused by 92 chemicals used in pesticides. Including 'food bowl' countries, Asia accounts for largest polluted lands, especially from China, Japan, Malaysia and Philippines. Alarmingly, 34% of the… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 03:27 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: environment, Agriculture, World, Farmers, Pollution

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Sugarcane leopard

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Bijnor Cane Farmers Fear Leopards As Man-Animal Conflicts Rise

Leopards that hide in the sugarcane fields of Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor have become a concern for the farmers. Reportedly, the leopards that prevented crop-destroying animals are now causing man-animal conflicts that rose to nine deaths in the last two years.  Moreover, the farmers have asked officials to relocate the leopards as the sightings have increased up to 20%. Meanwhile, the forest department said that they are not sure about relocating… read-more

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Leopards, Farmers, Bijnor, Wildlife , Human-animal conflict, SugarCane farmers

Courtesy: Times now news

Pucca House

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Police Asks Farmers To Stop Building Pucca Houses At Protest Sites

The Haryana Police have asked the protesting farmers to stop constructing pucca (permanent) houses at the protest sites. An official from Haryana Police stated, "We have not taken any action against the structures that have been already built. We will do so if we get orders." Recently, the officials spotted two brick-and-cement structures with thatched roofs built at the Tikri and Singhu border that were built by the farmers in view… read-more

Sun, 14 Mar 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Tikri Border, Singhu Border, Farmers, Delhi, Farmers' Protest

farmers on track

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Punjab: KMSC Halts Railway Track Blockade In Amritsar After 169 Days

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee on March 11 halted its rail track blockade in Amritsar against the Centre's farm laws after 169 days. Blocking the tracks near Amritsar's Jandiala, KMSC had reportedly affected around 60% of the state’s railway traffic. The committee cited the approaching harvest season as a reason to suspend the blockade and expressed commitment to join the farmers at Delhi border and even resume the blockade if not… read-more

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 01:30 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Farmers, Farm Laws, Amritsar, Punjab

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Tamilnadu: Rs 12,110 Cr Worth Farm Loans Waived Ahead Of Polls

Poll-bound Tamilnadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government on February 5 decided to relieve state farmers by suspending co-operative bank loans worth Rs 12,110 crore. Reportedly, the farm loan waiver will benefit almost 16.3 lakh farmers who were affected by the Cyclones Nigar, Burevi and the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, CM K Palaniswami guaranteed immediate execution of the scheme after mustering the financial… read-more

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 05:40 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: AIADMK, CM K Palaniswami, farm loans, Farmers, Covid-19, Cyclone Burevi, cyclone Nigar

Courtesy: LiveMint

Hop Shoots

Photo: Amar Ujala

Bihar Man Cultivates World's Most Costliest Crop 'Hop Shoots'

Amresh Singh, a farmer from Karamdih village of Bihar’s Aurangabad, is going places by cultivating the world’s most expensive crop, ‘hop-shoots’ (humulus-lupulus). While one kilogram of the uncommon vegetable costs Rs 1 lakh, it has potential to boost farmers’ earnings tenfold. Reportedly, the fruit, flower, and stem of the crop can also be used to produce beverages alongside antibiotics remedying Tuberculosis. Moreover, the humulones and… read-more

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 11:41 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Bihar, Hop shoots, Farmers, Cancer, Tuberculosis

Punjab Mail

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Train With Farmers Skips Delhi; Officials Cite Operational Constraints

In an unusual development, Punjab Mail bearing 1000 protesting farmers had been diverted from its conventional route on February 1. Veering from Rohtak, the Ferozpur-Mumbai train traversed through Rewari in Haryana and continued westwards to reach its concluding destination. Allegedly, the redirection was to circumvent the farmers from arriving at the protest sites in Delhi. However, dousing speculations, the railway officials cited “… read-more

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 04:07 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Protests, Farmers, punjab mail, RAILWAYS, Delhi

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Protesting Farmers To Observe Sadbhavna Diwas, Day-Long Fast On Jan 30

The protesting farmers will observe 'Sadbhavna Diwas' and stage fast for the whole day on Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary on January 30. Appealing people across the country to fast and support, the farmer leaders will sit on fast from 9AM to 5PM. They also criticized the BJP over its attempt to destroy the ‘peaceful’ protests. Earlier, the farmers’ strength swelled up at various protest sites after the government increased police forces on… read-more

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 12:35 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Farmers, Protests, New Farm laws, Sadhavna Diwas, Mahatma Gandhi Death Anniversary, Fasting, BJP

Courtesy: The Tribune