Sunflower Feild

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Farmers Ended Protest Over Sunflower MSP

After fresh talks with the district administration, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait declared to end their protest and lifted the blockade on the NH44 in Pipli. The Deputy Commissioner of Kurukshetra, Shantanu Sharma, confirmed the updates and assured reasonable price for the sunflower crop by the government. In addition, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has promised to set up a processing unit for 20,000 tonnes of sunflower at… read-more

Wed, 14 Jun 2023 - 01:08 PM / by Taniya Thappa

Tags: Farmers, sunflower, MSP, Protests

Farmers Protest

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Dissatisfied Farmers Blocks NH44 To Delhi, Demands MSP

Hundreds of farmers started protesting against the Central Government and blocked the highway to Delhi. The protest was due to dissatisfaction over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and the relief given to them for sunflower crops. Farmers from Haryana, Punjab and other regions gathered together and raised slogans "MSP Dilao, Kisan Bachao". Notably, the protest came after Government released Rs 29.13 crore as interim 'bharpai (relief… read-more

Mon, 12 Jun 2023 - 03:01 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Farmers Protest, Indian Farmers, NH 44, MSP, Sunflower Crops

Courtesy: NDTV


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Lakhimpur Kheri Case: SKM To Stage 75-Hour Sit-In Protest Against Centre

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has announced to stage a 75-hour sit-in protest against the centre in Lakhimpur Kheri case on August 18. SKM is an umbrella group comprising of 40 farm organisations. The protesting farmers are demanding for the proper implementation of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops. The farmers protests have witnessed a huge amount of violence since it began.

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 11:22 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: SKM, Farmers, Lakhimpur Kheri, Punjab, MSP

Courtesy: ANI

Bharat Bandh

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BAMCEF Calls For Bharat Bandh On May 25 Urging For Caste-Based Census

All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) advocated for Bharat Bandh on May 25 to seek a caste-based census. The protest was organized to condemn the Centre's refusal to perform a caste-based census for the Other Backward Classes (OBC). The Federation also wants reservations in the private sector for the SC/ST/OBC populations. BAMCEF also proposed that farmers get a definite minimum support price (MSP). 

Wed, 25 May 2022 - 10:05 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Bharat Bandh, BAMCEF, OBC, Caste-based census, MSP

Courtesy: ANI

Varun Gandhi

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BJP MP Varun Gandhi To Bring 'Private Members Bill' Promising MSP

BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Varun Gandhi announced to bring 'private member bill', seeking MSP for farmers.  Considering farmers' concern over MSP, the Lok Sabha member said, "I've created and submitted to parliament what I believe to be an actionable piece of legislation. I welcome any critique of it". The new law includes provisions like 50% profit, guaranteed MSP for 22 commodities, and other benefits to farmers. 

Mon, 13 Dec 2021 - 10:45 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: MSP, Private Member Bill, Varun Gandhi, BJP MP, Indian government

Courtesy: The Siasat Daily

Farmers Leader Gurnam Singh Charuni

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Farmers Suspend 'Agitation', To Vacate Site By Dec 11

The farmers, protesting against the Central Government, announced to suspend agitation, on December 9. Farmers' Union leader Gurnam Singh Charuni addressed the media and said, "we will hold a review meeting on January 15. If government does not fulfill its promises, we could resume our agitation." The farmers announced to vacate the protest site on December 11, after it received written confirmation to discuss the Minimum Support Price (MSP)… read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 05:06 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Farmers Protest, MSP, Indian government, Delhi, Indian Farmers

Courtesy: ANI

Farmer Unions Meeting With Government.

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Farmers' Organisations Call For Meeting To Discuss MSP

At the Delhi's Singhu border, leaders of 32 farmers' organisations held a meeting to discuss the issue of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) committee and cases registered against farmers during the agitation against Farm Laws. Over 50,000 cases were registered during the agitation, reported ANI. ''Our agitation will not end as the government has not accepted our demands yet,'' said Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader. 

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 07:12 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Farmers, MSP, Union government, New Delhi, Farm Laws

Courtesy: ANI

Deepender Singh Hooda

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Congress MP Moves Business Notice, Demands MSP Discussion In Parliament Session

Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Deepender Singh Hooda, on November 30, demanded discussion over Minimum Support Price (MSP) and moved business notice in Rajya Sabha. The Congress MP also demanded discussion over legal financial aid to farmers who lost their lives during protests against Centre, demanding withdrawal of the "Three Farm Laws". Rajya Sabha is yet to respond to the notice moved by Deepender Singh Hooda. 

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 - 11:20 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Congress, MP Deepender Singh Hooda, parliament, MSP, Farmers

Courtesy: ANI

Anil Ghanwat and farmers

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"Indian Economy To face Crisis If There Is Law On MSP", Say's S.C-Appointed Committee

Anil Ghanwat, member of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on farm law, said that the Indian economy will face a crisis if a law is made for guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP) for crops. His remarks came amid demands by protesting farmers for legislation on MSP even if the centre planned to withdraw the three farm laws. "Both the centre and farmers should think of some other way to boost farm incomes", he added.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 - 09:34 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: MSP, Farm Laws, India, Farmers Protest, Supreme Court

Courtesy: ANI

Representational Image

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FCI Urges Punjab To Provide Land Records; Eyes Direct Transfer Of MSP

The Punjab office of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has asked the director of civil supplies and consumer affairs to furnish the land records of farmers. By making direct online transfer of MSP to farmers' bank accounts, the Centre has been considering to remove middlemen. However, the Arhtiya Association of Punjab have challenged this move in court. Reportedly, the Centre pays around Rs 1,400-crore commission annually to arhtiyas/agents… read-more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 03:57 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Farmer's Bill, Punjab Farmers, FCI, MSP

Courtesy: Indian Express