#Farmers

New Delhi: The ‘Kisan Kranti Padyatra’, which has been organized by farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union, turned violent after the protesting farmers broke barricades to forcefully enter Delhi. Police use water cannons and teargas shells to disperse protesters at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi Border. Several farmers have faced injuries and few of them …

New Delhi: All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Friday launched the first of its proposed three-part agitation at Parliament Street here, with hundreds of farmers marching and raising slogans against the minimum support price (MSP) offered by the government for their crops. Farmers from several regions of the country marched from Mandi House to …

Malout (Punjab): Farmers owing allegiance to various organisations held a protest and showed black flags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday to address a rally. Punjab Police and security agencies stopped the protesting farmers at a distance from the venue and some were detained. Tight security arrangements were made as Modi arrived in …

Bengaluru: Karnataka on Thursday waived farm loans totalling Rs 34,000 crore, giving relief to distressed farmers across the state. “I propose to waive farm loans totalling Rs 34,000 crore, with Rs 2 lakh per farmer family,” Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced in the Assembly while presenting his maiden state budget for fiscal 2018-19. “All crop …

New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday flayed Narendra Modi government’s ‘historic’ decision to provide Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers 1.5 times their cost of production, saying it is just a ‘political lollypop’ as the amount is no way near the fair value. “The MSP announced today (Wednesday) for different crops does not satisfy ‘cost …

Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Sunday decided to provide insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to farmers in the state. The state cabinet, in a meeting presided by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, approved the scheme of life insurance to farmers through Life Insurance Corporation of India. The government will pay premium amount of Rs 2,271 …

Amethi: The enraged farmers here on Tuesday burnt effigy of newly elected Congress National President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to return their lands which were occupied by Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust. The farmers of Gauriganj, whose lands were occupied to establish Samrat cycle factory here, also raised slogans ‘Rahul Gandhi murdabad’ and ‘Rahul Gandhi sharm …

New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday said the state was not in a position to waive farmers’ loans but plans to instead provide soft loans to them. “We cannot afford to waive farmers loans in the state,” Rawat told reporters here while addressing a press conference to highlight the work of his …