Farmers’ lives choked by poisons in the field

Accidental pesticide poisoning cases increase proportionally with the sales of chemical fertilizers Cases of unintentional pesticide and insecticide poisoning have increased by 13 percent in Karnataka, and about six percent across the country between 2019 and 2020, shows data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report. In Karnataka, 862 cases were reported in 2019 […]

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City HOPCOMS on a slow decline

Private players, policies, eat up market share. The farmer produce procured by Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd.(HOPCOMS) has declined from 60 tonnes a day to 40 tonnes a day in the last three to four years. Jayaprakash, Marketing Head of HOPCOMS said that out of 270 outlets in the city, only 100 […]

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Monsoon to reach Kerala on time

The India Meteorological Department predicts that the monsoon will arrive in Kerala and reach other parts of the country on time. Mumbai: Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences said that India Meteorological Department’s Extended Range Forecast suggests that monsoon will arrive in Kerala on time, around  June 1. “This is an early indication. […]

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Warangal farmers face crisis due to lack of funds

Since 2016, no farmer in the Warangal district has received crop loss funds from the Telangana government.  Warangal: Farmers across Warangal district have not received crop loss funds from the Telangana government for the last four years. Around 17 lakh acres of crops were drastically damaged in 2020 due to recent rains in Telangana.  However, […]

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Traditional paddy farmers want better policies

Traditional paddy varieties being cultivated in Tamil Nadu do not have government procurement policies. Farmers who cultivate them often face losses. October 30, 2020 | Written by Shivaane Srinivasan Karur: There are no Direct Procurement Centers (DPCs), Minimum Support Price (MSP), or subsidies given for marketing traditional paddy varieties in Tamil Nadu.  As the demand […]

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E-initiative to Boost Farmers’ Trade

The state of Karnataka has brought in an e-initiative system to make agricultural trade more transparent. By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The state of Karnataka has introduced an E-initiate system known as the unified market platform (UMP) which is aimed at bringing a fair system of agricultural trading for the farmers. To use […]

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State Wakes up to Water Scarcity

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy inaugurated ‘Jalamrutha'(Water Forever, for Everyone), a new programme today at Ambedkar Bhavan in Bangalore. Mahesh, the joint director of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), exclusively in an interview with Softcopy, said, “The project is up to the Gram Panchayat level which will be implemented for two years. […]

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