Agrarian Crisis

New ordinances will create uneven playing field, fear farmers

The amendments to the Essential Commodities Act have removed commodities like paddy, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potato from the list of essential commodities. 

published on : 6th June 2020

Harish Rao asks farmers to take up vegetable cultivation

Finance Minister T Harish Rao suggested farmers to go for vegetable cultivation as the profit margin is much higher when compared to other crops such as paddy and cotton.

published on : 5th May 2020

Paddy farmers agitated over delay in procurement

They alleged that officials of IKP centres and rice mill owners were looting them.

published on : 5th May 2020

Agrarian crisis dominates, set to influence 2019 general elections

Amid protests, the government increased the Minimum Support Price for certain agriculture commodities.

published on : 19th December 2018