A bitter existence for sugarcane farmers

Even though India is the second-largest exporter of sugarcane in the world, the sugar mills owe Rs. 15,683 crores to the farmers, across the nation to date.   Sugarcane farmers across the state plan to continue their agitation until the government accepts their demands, said Kurubur Shanthakumar, President of the Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers’ Association, and […]

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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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‘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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Ghazipur borders blocked, traffic distress worsens

Citizens, especially daily travelers are facing worse traffic situations due to the highways being occupied in the on-going protests.  Inter-city travelers, especially employees, are facing problems in order to reach and return from their workplaces due to a surge in city traffic since the onset of the farmers’ protest. Chaotic traffic was already an unsolved […]

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Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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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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