Farmers: News

Decades after Bt cotton, GM mustard trials get GEAC nod

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of the indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) mustard hybrid DMH-11 to the Ministry of Environment.

17 Sep 2022


Loan recovery agent crushes pregnant woman to death under tractor

A terrible incident involving a debt-ridden farmer came to light in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district on Saturday.

23 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

The government's committee on minimum support price (MSP), natural farming, and crop diversification constituted three internal sub-groups to discuss the mandated issues in its inaugural meeting on Monday.

23 Aug 2022


'Tikait do kaudi ka aadmi hai': Union minister Ajay Mishra

Union minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is imprisoned on charges of mowing down farmers, reportedly talked of "dogs barking and chasing his car," apparently referring to protesting farmers, in a contentious speech live-streamed by his followers.

22 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik recently stated that India's farmers cannot be subdued and will continue to demonstrate till their demands are met, lashing out at the government for not implementing the promised legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

24 Jul 2022


Control inflation, reduce prices but without hurting farmers: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, on Friday, called for the government to reduce inflation and lower prices, but with the interest of farmers in mind.

25 Jun 2022


Madhya Pradesh: Couple hires guards, dogs to protect Miyazaki mangoes

When Rani and Sankalp Parihar, an orchardist couple from Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur, grew two mango saplings years ago, they expected them to grow like other plants in their orchard.

22 May 2022


Heatwave shrivels mango crop for Bihar's farmers; heavy loss expected

Mango crops in Bihar have suffered huge losses due to the severe heatwave conditions in the state.

22 Apr 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab: Agricultural bank issues arrest warrants against loan defaulting farmers

Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank (PSCADB) has reportedly served arrest warrants to approximately 2,000 farmers who defaulted on their loans.

18 Apr 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC cancels bail granted to Ashish Mishra

The Supreme Court on Monday canceled the bail granted to the main accused Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

Bharat Bandh on March 28-29: These services may be hit

A joint forum of central trade unions has declared a Bharat Bandh on March 28 and 29 against the Centre's policies that affect the workers, farmers, and the public, too.

22 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

Did Modi government err in withdrawing the three farm laws?

The Supreme Court-appointed committee to study the three, now-repealed central agricultural laws was in favor of not repealing them completely.

12 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi

'Don't mess with farmers': Meghalaya Governor SP Malik to Centre

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik warned the Centre to not "mess with farmers," while speaking at an event in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Friday.

10 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

Maharashtra farmer in trouble after finding Rs. 15L in account

In August 2021, farmer Gyaneshwar Ote from Maharashtra's Aurangabad was delighted to find that Rs. 15 lakh had been deposited in his Jan Dhan bank account.

08 Feb 2022

Yogi Adityanath

SP releases manifesto for UP, promises to make farmers debt-free

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday released the party's manifesto for upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

14 Dec 2021

Uttar Pradesh

SIT calls Lakhimpur violence 'planned conspiracy'; seeks murder attempt charge

The killings of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri violence was a "planned conspiracy," an Uttar Pradesh Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) said in a court filing Tuesday.

09 Dec 2021


Farmers to end protest at Delhi borders on December 11

Farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi have decided to end the stir against the now-repealed farm laws on Saturday (December 11).

21 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Union Cabinet meet on Wednesday on farm law repeal: Reports

The Union Cabinet is likely to meet on Wednesday (November 24) to discuss the repeal of three contentious farm laws as announced by Prime Minister Modi on Friday.

21 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers' body holds meeting after government agrees to repeal laws

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body leading the farmers' protest, is meeting at the Singhu border on Sunday.

20 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers yet to withdraw tractor march despite PM Modi's announcement

Farmers' leaders on Saturday said they are yet to withdraw the proposed tractor march to the Parliament during its Winter Session.

06 Nov 2021


Haryana: Farmers attack BJP MP's car; hold party leaders hostage

Farmers' protests against three contentious farm laws had turned violent in Haryana on Friday after two senior BJP leaders were targeted by farmers in Hisar and Rohtak districts of the state.

01 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

'Government has until November 26,' Tikait's deadline for farmers' protest

In a fresh warning to the central government, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said that protests would be intensified further after November 26.

07 Oct 2021


BJP MP's car hits protesting farmers in Haryana; 1 injured

Even as tensions from the Lakhimpur Kheri incident refuse to simmer down, farmers in Haryana alleged a car belonging to BJP MP Nayab Saini hit farmers protesting in Ambala.

03 Oct 2021

Farmers Protest

Singhu border protest spells trouble, losses for shopkeepers, commuters

Farmers have been sitting at Delhi's Singhu border for over 10 months, blocking the highway, protesting against the government's agricultural laws.

02 Oct 2021


Farmers protest at Haryana CM Khattar's house; water cannons used

More than 1,000 Farmers protesting against the central government's three controversial farm laws gathered outside Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's house in Karnal on Saturday morning.

01 Oct 2021


'You have strangulated entire city': Supreme Court slams farmers' body

The Supreme Court today criticized a farmers' group protesting against the central government's three new agricultural laws, saying they have "strangulated the entire city (Delhi) and blocked highways."

20 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Centre plans to create unique IDs, database for farmers

The central government is reportedly planning to create unique IDs and a database for farmers to help them "seamlessly" avail all farm-related services under various government schemes.

Farm laws: Committee member says report 100% in farmers' favor

Hopeful of an early resolution to the long-running farmers' protests on the national capital borders, a key member of the Supreme Court-appointed panel on contentious agri-laws on Wednesday said the report submitted by the committee is "cent percent" in favor of farmers and the Supreme Court must take up the matter without any delay.

07 Sep 2021


Karnal Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers march toward mini-secretariat as talks fail

Talks between 11 farmer leaders and the Karnal administration remained inconclusive on Tuesday, farmer leaders said.

05 Sep 2021

Farmers Protest

Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat: Farmers call for Bharat Bandh on September 27

At the "Kisan Mahapanchayat" in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, protesting farmers resolved to intensify their protest against the Centre's controversial farm laws.

18 Aug 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Farmers' leader threatens to move court against IMD's 'wrong' predictions

A farmers' Union leader in Madhya Pradesh's Malwa region has threatened to move court against what he claimed as IMD's "wrong" predictions leading to crop losses for cultivators in recent times.

13 Aug 2021

Farmers Protest

Farmers to celebrate I-Day as 'Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas'

Farmers protesting against the three contentious agriculture laws will celebrate India's 75th Independence Day as Kisan Mazdoor Azaadi Sangram Diwas.

10 Aug 2021


Businessmen come together to float new party in Punjab

An industrialists' body in Ludhiana has launched a new political party and named Bharatiya Kisan Union (Chaduni) Chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni as the outfit's chief ministerial face for the 2022 Punjab assembly elections.

06 Aug 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Parliament adjourned; Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned early for the day amid constant sloganeering by Opposition parties, a trend that has continued for the past two weeks.

06 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

Man dupes 64 farmers of crop proceeds worth Rs. 3.5cr

Delhi Police's Economic Offenses Wing has arrested a man for allegedly duping over 60 farmers by persuading them to retain the proceeds of their sold crops with him on the pretext of giving them higher returns, officials said on Friday.

22 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Farmers set to protest at Jantar Mantar today, security upped

Hundreds of Farmers will protest at Delhi's iconic Jantar Mantar today against the central government's three new agricultural laws.

21 Jul 2021

Jantar Mantar

'Kisan Parliament': Farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar from tomorrow

Farmer unions have said their representatives will go to the Jantar Mantar in Delhi daily to protest against the new farm laws, starting tomorrow, July 22.

17 Jul 2021


Farmers protest in Haryana against sedition case amid high alert

Hundreds of farmers knocked down police barricades during their protest in Haryana's Sirsa district this afternoon against a sedition case and arrests made in connection to that.

26 Jun 2021


Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

The Farmers' protest in India, which began last November, today completes seven months.

19 Jun 2021


Haryana: 42-year-old dies near farmers' protest site, family alleges murder

A 42-year-old man from Jhajjar district in Haryana died due to burn injuries he had sustained earlier this week near the farmers' protest site at Tikri border.

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