Tamil Nadu farmers

SKM brings farm fight to Thanjavur, asks Centre to honour its promises

Gathering in front of the old bus stand, they blocked the road and raised slogans against the Centre for failing to provide legislative backing to the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

published on : 1st August 2022

Tamil Nadu farmers welcome decision to procure Kuruvai paddy at revised rate from September 1

After the Centre's nod, Food Minister R Sakkarapani announced the new prices for the commodities, which included the MSP and the incentives by the State government.

published on : 21st July 2022

'300 acres of pastures lost to encroachment', say farmers in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur

According to revenue department records, more than 2000 acres of pasture lands, in land parcels of 20-30 acres, are owned by the Animal Husbandry department in Tiruppur.

published on : 9th July 2022

Farmers ask Centre to release funds to restore 37 Tamil Nadu dams

As work to rehabilitate dams in Tamil Nadu seems to have hit a roadblock, farmers have urged the Union government to release funds for these projects.

published on : 6th July 2022

Rs 100 to Rs 10 in 40 days, tomato becomes forbidden fruit for farmers in Madurai

The farmers, who are now distressed by the low prices, fear the situation might take a turn for the worse as experts say prices might further drop with the arrival of more stock.

published on : 4th July 2022

Pandal cultivation in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district falls due to rising cost, low yield

Most of the farmers from Thondamuthur and Perur block have left their Pandal structure without cultivating  or reduced their cultivation land.

published on : 3rd June 2022

INTERVIEW| Providing better marketing facilities among key goals: Tamil Nadu agriculture minister

MRK Panneerselvam feels that the separate annual budget for agriculture has helped farmers get a feeling that the government is serious about their issues.

published on : 10th May 2022

Farmers from Tamil Nadu's four districts board train from Ariyalur to meet Chhattisgarh CM

Led by the association's State secretary Swamimalai Vimalnathan, a total of 10 paddy and sugarcane farmers from Thanjavur, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Ariyalur districts have embarked on the journey.

published on : 20th April 2022

Tamil Nadu​ sets record, provides 1 lakh free power connections to farmers in a year: CM MK Stalin

After announcing to provide one lakh new connections to farmers, MK Stalin had launched the initiative on September 23 last year and gave sanction orders to 10 farmers on the occasion.

published on : 16th April 2022

TN farmers pin hopes on Chithirai festival after flower prices fall

The farmers have now pinned their hopes high on the upcoming Chithirai festival, which will be held after a gap of two years, and have started with the harvest.

published on : 28th March 2022

Tamil Nadu ryots praise ‘miraculous Kaleswaram’, want Stalin to build a similar project

Farmers from Madurai, Dharmapuri, Salem and other areas of Tamil Nadu visited the project in two minivans.

published on : 1st March 2022

Tamil Nadu farmers fear expressway might force them to migrate

Scarce employment opportunities, hike in crop prices and displacement of farm labourers to other districts in search of menial jobs are inexorable if the government goes ahead with the project.

published on : 25th June 2018

Protests in 2017 that saw people take to the streets and fight for their rights

India saw a lot of resistance in 2017, the public went against the government to make things go their way.

published on : 3rd January 2018