Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Topic: Farmers

Farmers cite lack of options as stubble burning turns air toxic in northern India

By Sunil Kataria and Tanvi Mehta KHAMANON, India (Reuters) - Smoke billows out of the fields in India's Punjab state as several thousand acres of crop stubble are set on fire, wrapping surrounding

This village in Jalandhar is 100% stubble burning free & setting an example for all of Punjab

Bajra has been free of farm fires for over five years now. Sarpanch says farmers are given tractor or machinery they need to clear fields without burning stubble.

This govt mission is changing lives of 1.74 crore women through climate-resilient agriculture

Three-fourths of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women because men move to cities. Yet, there was little attention to uplifting them and their finances.

Rain chokes Haryana’s basmati belt, farmers agitate to sell crop directly to rice mill owners

Farmers struggle to store early basmati harvest as mandis are closed due to strike by arhtiyas. Unless properly stored, grains begin sprouting leading to losses for farmers.

Delhi farmer who flew workers home during 2020 migrant crisis, found hanging in Shiv temple

The deceased has been identified as Pappan Singh of Tigipur village. The 55-year-old farmer got popular after he paid employees' flight tickets from Delhi to Patna during the Covid lockdown.

How to stop farmers from growing ganja? Telangana govt solution: Stop cash assistance

Official says govt contemplating making it mandatory for farmers to disclose what they’re growing to become beneficiaries under the popular Rythu Bandhu scheme, which is a brainchild of KCR.

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.

Congress slams wheat export ban, bats for MSP at Chintan Shivir

The Congress party’s agricultural panel at Udaipur's Chintan Shivir as well as former Union Minister P Chidambaram, criticised the Modi government's move ban wheat exports

In Andhra, an uninhabited hill pits tribal women against local administration & mining firm

Andhra farmers allege that land they have been cultivating for decades has been given to a mining company on lease. Authorities say the tribals were never assigned the land.

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.

On Camera


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...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit:

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.