18:48 pm Suriname: President Ram Nath Kovind receives ceremonial welcome at Presidential Palace in Paramaribo, meets President of Suriname, Dési Bouterse. He is the first President of India to visit Suriname
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday criticised the Modi government over several farmer-related issues including “defrauding” farmers by giving them a false promise of paying 50 per cent extra for their crop above the minimum mandated by the government.
Increasing the yield of agricultural produce and using water effectively are the need of the hour for farmers in Madhya Pradesh (as is the case for the rest of the country). Despite the increase in production, improvement of yields has not been up to the mark. However, drip irrigation will be vital here, said Narendra Dhandre, DGM, Netafim. While speaking to Pankaj Joshi and R N Bhaskar, Dhandre
Mumbai: A farmers’ group has taken its fight for higher remuneration and other issues to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution which it claims is against cultivators. The Kisaan Putra Andolan (KPA), a movement started in Maharashtra by farmers’ activist Amar Habib, filed the petition in the apex court on March 21 seeking abolition of the Constitution’s Article 31B and a Schedule under it, while
Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has asked the BMC to identify 24 spots across the city where weekly markets could be set up, where farmers could directly sell their produce to consumers. These markets could serve as dedicated markets, providing direct platforms for the state’s farmers to sell their supplies.
Indore: Kisan Kranti Sena national president Hardik Patel on Sunday said that no elections will be held in the country if Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister again in 2019. He said that Modi will make a rule like in China where the President has made his tenure for indefinite period.
Indore: Days after Congress president held a farmers’ convention at Mandusar, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya during ‘Kisan Yatra’ taken out in the city attacked Rahul Gandhi saying that he is man who eats pizzas and talks about farmers.
Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi’s announcement in MP on Wednesday has made the loan waiver a big issue not only for the state polls but also for the Lok Sabha polls. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of waiving off farmers’ loan, if Congress comes to power, has shot up the political temperature in MP. Rahul’s announcement may be totally political in nature but it has put the state government in troubled waters.
Bhopal: “On the instructions of state government the administration have prevented me from entering Mandsaur to meet the members of the deceased farmer’s family, on Wednesday,” alleged Patidar leader Hardik Patel while addressing the public meeting in Panagar of Jabalpur district, on Thursday.
Bhopal: Amidst the claims that the ten days state-wide farmers’ agitation hardly had any effect on the society IG Intelligence Makrand Deouskar informed that in last six days no formal agitation was reported and importantly no violent incident reported around the state.
Bhopal: BJP had a field day as it got enough fodder to take a jibe at the ongoing in the kisan rally of Congress. The Congressmens’ blunder in putting up Kamal Naths’ poster at the kisan rally which shows him in a suit seem to be substantiation the charge leveled by the BJP.
New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 7,000-crore bailout package and set the minimum selling price for sugar at Rs 29 per kg to support the struggling sector, a Union Minister said. The industry is, however, not completely happy.
The state of Madhya Pradesh has made rapid progress in the agricultural sector. Apart from farmers, players like ITC have also managed to reap the benefit from this progress. On the sidelines of ‘Madhya Pradesh’s glorious agri revolution’ conference, Rajnikant Rai, CEO, ITC Agri Business Division, ITC Ltd spoke to Pankaj Joshi and R N Bhaskar. Excerpts:
Indore: The vegetables’ supply to mandis reduced on the fourth day of farmers’ agitation on Monday. About 20 percent of total vegetables required in a day reached market. Though the arrival of vegetables was less, there was no increase in their prices. The milk supply remained unaffected.
Bhopal: The tribal welfare is being accorded top priority by Government of India , government of MP and policy makers, said minister for state cooperative Vishvas Sarang, while inaugurating the two day Mango festival in Bhopal on Monday. NABARD, MP Regional office is organizing a ‘Mango Festival’ on 4th and 5th June in Bittan Market to provide a marketing platform and better price to the farmers for their organic products.
Ujjain: Farmers arrived at the mandi under strict security in small numbers, on the first day of the ‘Gaon bandh’ farmers agitation on Friday. The administration has been fully geared up to tackle any untoward incident during the 10-day agitation.
New Delhi: Thousands of farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on Friday started a 10-day nationwide strike demanding waiver of loans, right price for their crops and implementation of recommendations of Swaminathan Commission.
Indore: The district administration on Thursday said milk, fruits and vegetables will remain available in enough quantity during the 10-day strike called by farmers from June 1. “Citizens will not be allowed to face any kind of problem,” collector Nishant Warwade said and added that action will be taken against those who will try to disturb peace, law and order. Adequate security arrangements will be made in the district.
Bhopal: The PHQ have identified the ‘hotspots’ in the state where the farmers’ agitation may go aggressive. Police are keeping strict vigil on sugarcane farmers who are brewing resentment against government over various farm issues. Even the onion and garlic producing farmers may go violent during the agitation.
Bengaluru: In another shocker, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he was at the mercy of Rahul Gandhi and not the people of the State. Addressing irate farmers on the issue of loan waiver here, he said he was helpless as it was Rahul Gandhi who made him sit on the CM’s chair and not the people of Karnataka. Had the people of Karnataka given him a clear majority,