Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicFarm laws

Topic: farm laws

Agriculture needs market reforms, but with farmers at the centre, says Punjab farm panel new chief

Sukhpal Singh says repealed farm laws 'catered to corporations', plans to focus on boosting farmer income, crop diversification, favours export of surplus to neighbouring countries.

New farm flashpoint in making? Why Modi govt’s MSP panel has Punjab govt, farm bodies on edge

Experts say future recommendations by the committee could lead to rejig of procurement system in states like Punjab, which may spark conflict between the AAP-governed state & Modi govt.

Modi has actually given democracy a shot in the arm with his usual decision-making style

Indians are refusing to be silent spectators of Modi govt's disruptive policies. Agnipath protests are the latest indicator from a society that won't be muzzled.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.

Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

SC cancels bail for BJP minister’s son in Lakhimpur Kheri case, criticises HC for ‘tearing hurry’

Ajay Mishra Teni's son, Ashish, was allegedly in car that had last year mowed down 4 farmers protesting against now-repealed farm laws. He was granted bail by Allahabad HC in February.

Let farmers lease land like people rent houses – Land laws are holding India back

All states place restrictions on who can buy farmland. India’s low score on the protection of property rights harms farmers.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan praising India’s foreign policy is cause for anxiety, not satisfaction

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‘Silent majority’ of farmers support farm laws, repeal would be ‘unfair’, panel had told SC

The report was made public Monday by Anil Ghanwat, one of the members of the committee. He said 61 of 73 farm bodies that made submissions to the panel supported farm laws.

I’m making public the Supreme Court panel report on farm laws. India needs to know the truth

Some organisations created the false notion that farm laws would abolish MSP. In reality, there was a ‘silent’ majority of farmers who supported it.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.