Articles about Farmers

Punjab: Agricultural bank issues arrest warrants against loan defaulting farmers

22 Apr 2022

India
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.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC cancels bail granted to Ashish Mishra

18 Apr 2022

India
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

27 Mar 2022

India
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.

Did Modi government err in withdrawing the three farm laws?

22 Mar 2022

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The Supreme Court-appointed committee to study the three, now-repealed central agricultural laws was in favor of not repealing them completely.

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

12 Mar 2022

Politics
'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.

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

10 Feb 2022

India
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.

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

08 Feb 2022

Politics
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.

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

14 Dec 2021

India
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.

Farmers to end protest at Delhi borders on December 11

09 Dec 2021

India
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).

Union Cabinet meet on Wednesday on farm law repeal: Reports

21 Nov 2021

India
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.

Farmers' body holds meeting after government agrees to repeal laws

21 Nov 2021

India
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.

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

20 Nov 2021

India
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.

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

06 Nov 2021

Politics
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.

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

01 Nov 2021

India
'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.

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

07 Oct 2021

Politics
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.

Singhu border protest spells trouble, losses for shopkeepers, commuters

03 Oct 2021

India
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.

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

02 Oct 2021

India
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.

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

01 Oct 2021

India
'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."

Centre plans to create unique IDs, database for farmers

20 Sep 2021

India
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

08 Sep 2021

India
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.

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

07 Sep 2021

India
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.

Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat: Farmers call for Bharat Bandh on September 27

05 Sep 2021

Politics
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.

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

18 Aug 2021

India
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.

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

13 Aug 2021

India
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.

Businessmen come together to float new party in Punjab

10 Aug 2021

Politics
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.

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

06 Aug 2021

India
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.

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

06 Aug 2021

Delhi
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.

Farmers set to protest at Jantar Mantar today, security upped

22 Jul 2021

India
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.

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

21 Jul 2021

India
'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.

Farmers protest in Haryana against sedition case amid high alert

17 Jul 2021

India
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.

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

26 Jun 2021

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

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

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

19 Jun 2021

India
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.

Army buys Jharkhand farmer's watermelon harvest after his generous offer

12 Jun 2021

India
Army buys Jharkhand farmer's watermelon harvest after his generous offer

A 25-year-old Jharkhand farmer, who had been unable to sell his produce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rewarded for his generous gesture.

Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore to farmers' accounts under PM-KISAN

14 May 2021

India
Modi releases Rs. 20,000 crore to farmers' accounts under PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eighth installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing on Friday.

Bharat Bandh: Trains hit, roads blocked in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

26 Mar 2021

India
Bharat Bandh: Trains hit, roads blocked in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

As the massive farmers' agitation at Delhi's borders enters its fourth month, the protesters have given a call for a nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh today.

Bharat Bandh on March 26: What you need to know

25 Mar 2021

India
Bharat Bandh on March 26: What you need to know

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers' unions, has called for a nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh on Friday, March 26.

Haryana Police steps-up security ahead of 'Chakka Jam' on Saturday

05 Feb 2021

India
Haryana Police steps-up security ahead of 'Chakka Jam' on Saturday

Haryana Police has stepped up security measures in view of the protesting farmer unions' call for a countrywide Chakka Jam on Saturday, an official said.

Delhi Police denies giving approval for 'metal lathis,' seeks explanation

02 Feb 2021

India
Delhi Police denies giving approval for 'metal lathis,' seeks explanation

With the farmers' protest turning violent, Delhi Police was spotted with an "upgraded protective gear" yesterday. In a viral picture, cops were seen carrying metal lances and wearing arm guards.

Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman says government committed to farmers' welfare

01 Feb 2021

India
Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman says government committed to farmers' welfare

While presenting her third Union Budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is committed to the development of farmers, while also assuring that procurement of produce at the minimum support price (MSP) will continue steadily.

Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border asked to vacate, end protest

28 Jan 2021

India
Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border asked to vacate, end protest

Farmers protesting the newly-enacted farm laws in Ghazipur at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border have been asked to vacate the roads and end their protest on Thursday.

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