Vegetable vendors face financial trouble

Vendors find no takers in the operating hours allotted to them resulting in surplus stock going to waste and unhappy vendors.  Vapi, Ghaziabad: With lockdown restrictions in place, the allotment of limited functioning hours for vegetable and fruit vendors has become a reason behind their low sales. Markets are overcrowded, yet vendors remain under financial stress. […]

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Black Day at the protests against the ‘black farm laws’

Six months of the protests and seven years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule has been observed as Black Day. Chandigarh: Houses in Punjab took down their farmer-supporting green and yellow flags for the first time in six months to replace them with black flags to observe May 26, 2021, as Black Day. People […]

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Delay in Kisan Nidhi payouts puts farmers in debt

Small and marginal farmers have been affected by the delay in crediting the PM Kisan Nidhi Scheme. Mumbai: Datta Karande, a farmer from Solapur, has been dependent on the Pradhan Mantri (PM) Kisan Nidhi for the last two years to continue farming. This year, his instalment was delayed by more than a month. He said, […]

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Pushing vegetable carts through the pandemic

Mysuru district administration, to avoid crowding, has asked all vegetable and fruit vendors to get push carts if they have to sell at open marketplaces. Mysuru: Tayamma has wonderfully arranged brinjals, carrots, tomatoes and capsicums on a push-cart. However, her face, tattooed with wrinkles, does not reflect the emotion involved in doing so. “It has […]

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Lockdown drives down mango demand; farmers fear losses

Drop in demand and increase in prices have left mango farmers struggling.  Ramanagara: Farmers in the district are finding it difficult to harvest mangoes that are left rotting in farms due to lockdown restrictions. Small scale farmers in Ramanagara district,the second-largest mango producer in Karnataka after Kolar district, are looking at huge losses, as restrictions […]

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Kerala: Lockdown pushes toddy tappers into a pit of despair

Around four lakh litres of toddy is dumped every day because toddy shops are closed and there are no customers. Kerala: The Covid-19 pandemic has not only affected the business of toddy shops, but also toddy tappers. Customers have reduced due to the second wave of Covid-19 induced lockdown. Toddy tappers have been given orders by the government to […]

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Vendors on the street Disobey the Corona guidelines

The Indore municipal corporation has been unable to prevent street vendors from violating the corona guideline. In Indore Madhya Pradesh, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared today that a full lockdown, termed “strict Janta Curfew,” will be enforced in the state starting from May 6 and will last until May 15.  Only from 7 a.m. to […]

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‘Protest is on, till the bills are taken back’

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are heading towards the Delhi borders on their tractors. Chandigarh: The farmers are proceeding towards the Delhi border in full force to continue with the protests against the implementation of the farm laws. “The wheat has been harvested, and the farmers are ready to go back,” said Gaurav […]

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