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Latest Articles in farm bills 2020

Farm Sector Reforms – Slow And Steady Can Win The Race

The farm bills might have been a precursor to government reducing its involvement in farming sector through cutting down on procurement and subsidies, leaving farmers to deal with market forces.

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Farmers' Protest: Thousands Gather At Delhi Borders As Agitation Marks 1 Yr

Some farmers celebrated the farm law protest anniversary by donating blood at a camp organised by an NGO

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Thousands Gather For Farmers Rally In Lucknow To Keep Pressure On PM Modi

Thousands gathered for the latest rally in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, where the BJP seeks to hold onto power in the state elections due early next year.

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In A Continental Country Like India, One Size Fits All Farm Laws Will Not work--Y.K Alagh

Agriculture in India has traditionally been the playground of politics. What was required-- a few clean policies that empower Indian farmers, open the scope and take the fruits of Indian farmer to the global market. Instead, it became the de-facto sector for MSP- subsidy-only-policy that harmed the sector. And the alarming fact that India’s wastage of major agricultural produce was about INR 92,651 crore in 2016, called for reforms and measures. What is then three Bills offer? A reform, finally, is opposed by a section of farmers in India. Where is agri-technology and last-mile chain of cold storage? BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha raises such issues with Y. K Alagh, a former union minster who laid down fundamentals in setting policies as the chairman of Agricultural Prices Commission.

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Supreme Court Orders Stay On New Farm Laws That Riled Growers

Chief Justice Sharad Bobde told a hearing the Supreme Court would set up a panel to hear the farmers' grievances.

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Hold Direct Talks With PM For Successful Outcome: Cong, SAD To farmers

Commenting on farmer leaders' meeting with the Centre over the laws on Wednesday, former Union minister and Akali Dal’s Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said they shouldn''t fall into the “trap” of extended meetings, “which yield nothing”.

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No Corporate Can Snatch Away Farmers' Land Till Modi Is PM: Amit Shah

Addressing a gathering in Kishangarh village in the national capital, Shah said if farmer organisations felt that any provision of the three new farm laws is against their interests, the Modi government was ready to discuss and consider the same with an open mind.

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Farmers’ Protests: The truth behind the chaos

The Agricultural Bills aim to reduce the hazards caused by middlemen, encourage trade relations between farmers and corporates and increase technology in the field of agriculture.

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Lawyer from Punjab commits suicide near farmers'' protest site

Amarjit Singh from Jalalabad in Punjab''s Fazilka district was taken to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak where doctors declared him dead on arrival

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India Needs More Than Laws To Stamp Out Farm Fires

With often only a couple of weeks gone between the rice-harvesting season and the start of wheat-sowing, farmers burn the debris to clear the field quickly for the new crop. For them, every day matters.

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ASSOCHAM Says Farmers Protest Results In A Daily Loss Of Rs 3,500 Crore

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) the apex trade association says due to the protest the Indian economy may bear a daily loss of around Rs 3,000 to 3,500 Crore.

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PM Modi To Meet Farmers From Punjab During His Visit To Kutch; Over 60,000 Protestors At Haryana Borders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with farmers in Kutch, including those from Punjab, during his visit to the border district. The farmers' protest intensified with the involvement of more than 60000 protestors at Delhi borders, reported by the Haryana Cops. The situation is unsustainable because of the involvement of more political leaders along with the farmers intensifying the movement.

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Agitating Farmers Begin Day-long Fast, To Intensify Protest Against Farm Laws

Farmer leader Baldev Singh said, "Representatives of farmer unions have started their hunger strike at Singhu Border."

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Farm Bills: All You Need To Know

There are reservations regarding each of these bills, in addition to insecurity around Minimum Support Price, the potential threat of a corporate takeover of Indian farming, hoarding, black marketing, and undermining the seed security. First of all, let us look at these bills one by one:

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Farmers Union Moves SC Against Farm Laws

BKU( Bharatiya Kisan Union) leader has moved to the SC for repealing of the farms law where six petitions are already filed against the three farm laws

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