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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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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