Kerala To Directly Purchase From North Indian Farmers With MSP
Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:33 AM
As India has been witnessing distressed farmers' protest in different states, Kerala's Left government has made a loud political point by announcing purchase of agricultural produce like onions, potatoes from North Indian farmers with a Minimum Support Price. Central government and state government have to act to save farmers. And Kerala government is saying yes to this, Thomas Isaac said.
Niti Member says farm loan waivers benefit only a section of farmers
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:31 PM
Amid growing demands for farm loan waivers, Niti Aayog Member and agriculture policy expert Ramesh Chand said he is not in favour of debt waivers as this help only a-small-fraction of farmers. The country recently witnessed agitations by farmers in key farm states in support of their demands ranging from farm loan waiver to clearing of dues by sugar mills and higher-prices for crops.
Punjab farmers plan July 11 rally against state govt
Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:00 AM
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address a Kisan Kalyan rally to Malot town of Punjab on July 11 to claim credit for recently enhanced Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 23 Kharif season crops including paddy, farmers in Punjab under several farm outfits are planning a massive agitation against the government soon after.