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Agriculture

Farmers protest on anniversary of Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Chandigarh: Farmers under the aegis of Kisan Mazdur Sangarash Committee (KMSC) held protest and rail roko prorgramme at 17 different places in Punjab on Monday to mark the anniversary of Lakhimpur Kheri incident. It may…

Reduction in rice & pulses sown area a problem to be monitored: Bank of Baroda

Chennai: The reduction in rice and pulses sown area during the Kharif sowing season can be problematic, said the Bank of Baroda in a research report. “Sown area of Kharif crops is marginally lower compared with…

1.71 lakh farmers grow chemical-free crops in Himachal

Shimla: A total of 1.71 lakh farmers in Himachal Pradesh are growing chemical-free crops, a statement said on Sunday. An online portal for certification of 50,000 farmers doing natural farming will also be developed, it…

Drought looms over paddy-growing UP, Bihar, Bengal

New Delhi: Over the past 12 weeks, record-breaking rainfall in India has caused unprecedented flooding in several parts, while eastern states have been reporting deficits by a big margin. The result: Bihar, West Bengal and east…

Centre approves provision of pulses to states at discounted rates

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday approved the disposal of chana (pulses) to states at discounted rates, for usage in various welfare schemes. This provision would be done through the stock of pulses procured under Price…

Kharif crop sown area down by 2.5%: Report

Chennai: The overall sown area of Kharif crops in the week ended August 18 has declined by 2.5 per cent as compared to last year, according to a Bank of Baroda report. “Overall sown area of…

Arts & Literature

Book on RSS by Dalit writer stirs controversy in K’taka

Bengaluru: A book on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by prominent Dalit writer and activist Devanur Mahadeva in Karnataka has stirred a controversy. Right-wingers are calling it a propaganda against the RSS. The sale of…

Agriculture

SC panel had suggested repeal of farm laws, says farmers faced loss of $40 bn per annum

New Delhi: The three member committee appointed by the Supreme Court had suggested repeal of the three farm laws and said the farmers had faced a loss of $40 billion per year due to the…

Rajasthan to present separate agriculture budget

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will be present a separate Agriculture budget in the state Assembly on February 23, officials said here on Monday. This is for the first time that a separate agriculture…

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