Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Farmers to march from Mandsaur to Champaran

    Bhopal: Various farmers’ organisations of the country have decided to take out a Kisan Yatra from Mandsaur, where six farmers were killed in police firing on June 6, to Champaran in Bihar.

  • Bhopal: Discussion on plight of farmers

    Bhopal: A voluntary organisation ‘Hum Sab’ organised a dialogue and discussion session in Gandhi Bhawan on Tuesday. The theme of the session was focused on the condition of farmers who are not only facing government’s apathy but are also dying because of inattention to their plight. Different groups participating in the session shared their views over the issues which are responsible for making farmers commit suicide.

  • Ujjain: Injured in firing, farmer still awaits dole promised by govt

    Pipliya Mandi/Malhargarh: With family members of farmers killed or injured in the Mandsaur firing incident getting compensation from government as well as different political parties, one of the farmers from Pipliya Mandi who was injured in the incident on June 6 is still awaiting financial help. According to information, Dashrath Dhangar of Jalodiya village was injured after a bullet pierced his right elbow.

  • Sharad Pawar says write-off for farm loan waiver is inadequate

    Pune: Stating the farm loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra government on Saturday was “inadequate”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said his party will push for expansion of the ambit of the measure to ensure inclusion of those farmers who are left out. Pawar, however, said the NCP’s stand on the issue will be of “cooperation and coordination” with the government.

  • Mumbai: ‘Distribute Rs 10,000 loans to farmers or face action’ says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has warned the Board of Directors of the District Central Cooperative (DCC) banks of legal action if they reject or deny interim loans of Rs. 10,000 each to farmers. Fadnavis also took review bankers at the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) meeting at Sahyadri on Wednesday evening.

  • District administration issues directives to officers on onion procurement

    Ujjain: With onion procurement going on in full swing all across Madhya Pradesh, in order to rein middlemen involvement in the business, district administration instructed procurement officers not to accept onion from a person if he brings his crop in a truck or in Eichers.

  • Bhopal: NTPC goes back on its promise, farmers resent

    Narsingpur: Even as farmers’ agitation is raging all over the state, resentment is brewing among the farmers of Dongargarh and six other villages in the district. Fertile land of hundreds of farmers was acquired for the plant but in violation of the agreement made with them, the management has not provided jobs to one member each of the families and neither have they are being paid the annual bonus due to them.

  • Only needy farmers to benefit from loan waiver: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will ensure with the help of a digital platform that only needy farmers benefit from its loan waiver scheme, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said. Fadnavis said his dispensation took the decision in view of “the big scam” which occurred in Maharashtra after the then UPA government at the Centre wrote off debts in 2008, which, he said, deprived distressed peasants of the benefits intended for them.

  • Indore: Farmers stir meets tragic end, no future plan in sight

    Indore: The much-hyped call of blocking highways given by Rashtriya Kisan Majdoor Sangh to press for various demands of farmers emerged to be a complete flop show, as no farmers or sangh members came out on streets to enforce the blockade on Friday. With this, the sangh’s 16-day long agitation ended without any future plan of action instore.

  • Ujjain: CM tries to convince farmers with farmer-friendly announcements

    Ujjain: Chief Minister Shivrajsingh Chouhan pacified farmers on Thursday and assured that the state government would purchase onions from farmers at any cost. He made these farmer friendly announcement during his visit to Unhel and Khachrod. Duplicate copies of ‘khasara’B-1 will be sent to residences of farmers from August 15, he added. The CM once again reiterated his promise to bear the fees for higher education of poor students who secured 75 percent

  • Bhopal: RSS, BJP help only big businessmen not farmers, says Digvijay

    Bhopal: The RSS propaganda of ‘Hinduism is in danger’ and the Muslims will outnumber Hindus in the country is nothing but a bogey. The population of Muslims will never be more than 18 per cent of the country’s population because of the spread of education, Muslims are increasingly opting for small families. The RSS propaganda of ‘Hinduism is in danger’ and the Muslims will outnumber Hindus in the country is nothing

  • Bhopal: Collector promises tough action against seed sellers

    Morena: Collector Vinod Sharma has warned the seed sellers that the time of sowing of Kharif crops is close at hand and if any seller is found selling non-standard or poor quality seeds, tough action would be taken against him.

  • Bhopal: Farmers allege irregularities in pulses procurement, block roads

    Narsinghpur: Farmers alleged irregularities in procurement of pulses including masoor, arhar and gram on MPS at the Jawahar Krishi Upaj Mandi in the Gadarwara town of the district. On Wednesday, the ‘Annadatas’ lined up their tractor-trolleys on the streets of the town from Cheepa tri-section to Mahendra Tractors showroom and on the bypass road blocking traffic from the morning till noon.

  • Bhopal: Markfed will supply onions to dists facing shortage

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation Limited (Markfed) has initiated the process of transporting onions in districts facing scarcity of it. The onions have been purchased on the support price by the Markfed. So far 1,30,111.45 quintal of onion has been purchased at Rs 8 per kg and arrangements are being made to supply around 53275 quintal of the produce in districts such as Katni, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Narsinghpur, Morena, Bhind, Datia,

  • Bhopal: For farmer’s sake, Congmen fight for space on dais

    Bhopal: The leaders were seen struggling hard to find a space behind Jyotiraditya Scindia, even before Scindia could be seated on the ‘satyagrah’ dais. All prominent leaders, including MP Vivek Tankha, Kantilal Bhuria, PCC president Arun Yadav, former Union minister Suresh Pachouri, DCC presidents PC Sharma and Avnish Bhargava and many others were sitting on the dais and those did not got space to sit they prefer to stand. Altogether around 100 Congressmen were

  • Bhopal: Mandis remain deserted, bandh against GST today

    Bhopal: Agricultural mandis all over the state remained closed on Wednesday to protest chief minister Shivraj Singh’s announcement that criminal cases would be registered against traders purchasing farm produce at below-MSP prices.

  • Poor response from farmers along Samruddhi Corridor for smart city

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s dream project, the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi corridor, and building new 24 smart cities along it, has to overcome hurdles as after opposition to land acquisition for the corridor, farmers have opposed the smart cities. Of 24 proposed Navnagars (smart cities) along 710 km corridor, only six got consent from farmers.

  • Indore: Mandi traders call off strike

    Indore: Following a dialogue with CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, traders of grain mandi called off their strike on Wednesday night. As per earlier announcement, they had given call of mandi bandh till June 30. Gopal Das Agrawal, president, MP Anaj-Dalhan-Tilhan Vyapari Mahasangh met the CM in Bhopal on early Wednesday. The CM assured them that issue of cash payments to farmers would be taken up with the Centre and no FIR would