Farm laws

Farmers stage protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, demand legal guarantee for MSP

Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala criticised the Modi government for failing to fulfil the promises it has made to the farmers last year.

published on : 9th December 2022

Railways begins to withdraw farmer cases

The Ministry of Railway has issued an order to withdraw cases without any delay including those pending for hearing in courts in many states.

published on : 19th November 2022

Minimum support price system is broken, the government should now fix it

There were 21 million farmers who benefitted from MSP in 2020-21. Whereas, as per the last Census, the total number of agricultural workers in the country was 263.1 million in 2011 itself!

published on : 10th November 2022

APMC traders demand rollback of market fee

Vice president of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, also a prominent trader at the city’s APMC, told TNIE,

published on : 19th September 2022

MSP committee holds key discussions in first meeting, Samyukta Kisan Morcha skips

While announcing the repeal of three farm laws in November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to set up a committee to look into farmers' MSP issues.

published on : 22nd August 2022

'Hope to get answers in autobiography': Derek O'Brien to Venkaiah Naidu on passage of farm laws in Rajya Sabha

O'Brien talked about Naidu's glorious journey and referred to speeches made by him in 2013, including those on fuel prices and phone tapping.

published on : 8th August 2022

Punjab farmers squat on rail tracks as part of SKM's protest against Centre over MSP, Lakhimpur violence

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) general secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal said trains will be stopped from 11 am till 3 pm in Punjab.

published on : 31st July 2022

'These so-called leaders supported farm laws': SKM rejects MSP panel

The government on Monday formed a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP), eight months after it promised to set up such a panel while withdrawing the three contentious farm laws.

published on : 19th July 2022

SKM meeting Tuesday on whether to recommend names for Centre's MSP panel

The government on Monday formed a committee on Minimum Support Price (MSP), eight months after it promised to set up such a panel while withdrawing the three contentious farm laws.

published on : 19th July 2022

Congress expresses strong support to farmers for protests against government 'betrayal'

Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Sunday expressed its disappointment against the Union government and accused the Centre of completely reneging on the written promises made to the farmers.

published on : 5th July 2022

'Farmers will wage fierce battle if there is no law on MSP': Satya Pal Malik

Speaking at a Jat community programme in Jaipur, Malik said he will also join the movement once he completes his term as Meghalaya governor.

published on : 13th June 2022

Punjab farmers begin ‘Delhi-like’ stir at Chandigarh border

The farmer leaders were told to meet a governmentdelegation but they refused, thus leading to a stand-off.

published on : 18th May 2022

Made SC panel report on farm laws public to bring out truth: Farmer leader Anil Ghanwat

He said that the expert panel worked for three months to prepare a comprehensive report on three farm laws and submitted it to the Supreme Court.

published on : 23rd March 2022

‘Majority favoured junked farm laws’: Supreme Court-appointed experts committee

The committee appointed in January 2020 comprised policy experts such as Pramod Joshi, Shetkari Sangathan leader Anil Ghanwat and agriculture economist, Ashok Gulati.

published on : 22nd March 2022

Supreme Court appointed panel was against repealing three farm laws

The three-member committee had also suggested many changes in the laws, including giving freedom to states to make Minimum Support Price system legal.

published on : 21st March 2022

Delhi government gives nod to withdraw 17 cases filed during anti-farm law protests

He said that the file related to the cases was sent by Lt Governor Anil Baijal's Office to Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on January 31.

published on : 1st March 2022

SKM raises objections to govt's proposal to end protest, decision on Wednesday

"The final decision will be taken at tomorrow's meeting after they get a reply from the government," the SKM said.  

published on : 7th December 2021

Modi government owes a lot more to farmers than half-baked apology: Congress

Every member of the Narendra Modi government must offer an 'unreserved apology' to the farmers, to the people and to the nation, the opposition party said in a series of tweets.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Farmers' protest against three agri laws completes 300 days

SKM said the movement is a testimony to the will and determination of lakhs of farmers across the country that would only grow stronger.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Hike in sugarcane FRP inadequate compared to rise in petrol, diesel prices: BKU chief Naresh Tikait

He demanded that the hike in the fair and remunerative price of sugarcane should be on par with the rise in prices of petrol, diesel and other items.

published on : 26th August 2021
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