farm laws

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

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

Farmers hold protests in Haryana targeting events of BJP leaders

Those protesters who were carrying black flags and raising slogans against the BJP-led government were not allowed to reach the venue in the first place.

published on : 11th July 2021

Union minister RL Kataria skips Ambala event following protest by farmers

However, the minister of state for jal shakti and social justice and empowerment attended two other public programmes where a large number of police force was deployed.

published on : 25th February 2021

Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder

He reiterated his stand that the central government should not stand on prestige on the issue and should be willing to revoke the legislations to find an effective, long-term solution to the problem.

published on : 21st February 2021

'Hum do hamare do': Rahul Gandhi tears into Modi govt on farm laws

He told Lok Sabha that it was not an agitation of the farmers only but a movement of the country and the government will have to repeal the laws.

published on : 11th February 2021

Opposition asks government to shed its 'arrogance' over farm laws

Preneet Kaur of the Congress dubbed the three Acts, which have triggered protests, as black laws and asked the government to repeal them.

published on : 9th February 2021

Farmers' stir: UN Human Rights calls for 'maximum restraint' by govt, protesters

Amid the mobile internet service ban in Delhi borders, the rights' body said that peaceful assembly & expression should be protected both offline and online.

published on : 5th February 2021

UP MLA faces boycott in his constituency villages for 'disrespecting' farmers

Banners declaring opposition to the BJP MLA have come up in Banthla, Behta and Afzalpur Nistoli villages, where locals and panchayats have made the boycott announcements in the last few days.

published on : 3rd February 2021

Barricades, internet suspension can’t dampen spirits, say farmers ahead of Saturday's 'chakka jam'

The police have erected concrete barricades, spread concertina wire and hammered long metal spikes at Singhu and other key protests sites at the borders.

published on : 3rd February 2021

Farmers' rally in Mumbai: No police nod for march to Raj Bhavan

Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra have come to participate in a rally at the Azad Maidan in south Mumbai.

published on : 25th January 2021

Government-farmers talks hit roadblock; Unions threaten to intensify agitation

The eleventh round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three central ministers began at around 1 pm, but not much headway was visible in the first few hours of the meeting.

published on : 22nd January 2021

Farmers protest hijacked by 'Ultra-Left', extremist elements: Intel inputs

According to reports, these posters first appeared on Thursday, the 15th day of the farmers’ agitation.

published on : 12th December 2020

BKU faction moves Supreme Court against agri legislations

“It has been averred that the acts are illegal and arbitrary, because, these acts would pave way for cartelisation and commercialisation of the agricultural produces and if allowed to stand,

published on : 12th December 2020

Farmers' stir: Doing most of cleaning at Singhu border, claim protesting farmers

The mobile toilets provided by the Delhi government are visibly not enough for all farmers at the site, leaving them with no option but to urinate in the open.

published on : 11th December 2020

Farmers' protest: Government says ready to discuss its proposals; Unions threaten to intensify stir

The sixth round of talks between the government and farm union leaders, which was scheduled for Wednesday morning, was cancelled.

published on : 10th December 2020
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