Activism in Bangalore

The scenario in Bangalore when it comes to different genres of activism. Bangalore, Sept. 18, 2018: Bangalore’s stage in activism being evolving in various ways, there are different forms of activism that take place depending on the issue that it revolves around. Protests taking place on different issues like the fundamental rights, agriculture, women empowerment, […]

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GST compounds farmers’ woes as cost of machinery rises

Bangalore, Oct 12, 2017: The 12 per cent GST on farm machinery has hit manufacturers and farmers in Bangalore. Before the GST, almost all farm equipment’s including threshers, drip irrigation systems, laser levelers, harrow, and cultivator power sprayer were taxed under Value Added Tax system at the rate of 5 per cent. Drip and sprinkler irrigation […]

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No soil health cards, farmers get no support

With one year left in the Soil Health Card scheme, the scheme is far from its cumulative target. Bangalore, 24 January 2018: The inadequacy of soil testing facilities in the country is the main reason for a slow progress in the distribution of Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Lok Sabha Standing Committee Report showed. The […]

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For sugarcane farmers, fixing FRP is not enough

Sugar factory owners do not pay us our dues, farmers allege Bangalore, January 24, 2017: This sankaranti consumers went home with large quantities of sugarcane, with prices sugar cane sticks (jholley) dropping by half. Sugarcane farmers, on the other hand, are still waiting to be paid by sugar factory owners. “The factory owners charge according […]

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