BJP, INC, NOTA: Organizations make their choice

With elections approaching, various organizations put forth their demands in a series of press conferences held today. Sexual minorities demand reservation and inclusion. Farmers demand implementation of the Swaminathan report. Artisans demand socio-economic empowerment. The Madiga community demands welfare of marginalized groups. While the gender and sexual minorities (GSM) community and farmers in the state […]

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Farmer organisations demand land reform policies

Farmer organisations will conduct meetings and demonstrations across the state from May to June, to attract state government’s attention and reverse its corporate land policies. More land reform policies favouring farmers, agricultural labourers, dalits and landless. Reversal of pro-corporate land policies. Land rights for Bagair Hukum cultivators. Repeal of unjust and coercive land acquisition acts […]

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Lack of zest at Zest Fest

Due to communication barriers rural entrepreneurs were facing problems in selling their products. Khasi oranges attracted few buyers  at the Zest fest here in Bangalore today. The fest reported lack of salesbecause of less footfall.. Orange farmers  from Meghalaya ,said that the business flopped at first day but they are expecting to make good sales […]

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HOPCOMS losing out to online stores

Farmers say that their produce yields no profit at HOPCOMS. The Horticultural Producers’ Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Ltd. (HOPCOMS) are running  out of profitability as customers prefer alternative options like online grocery stores and supermarkets farmers produce. Ramakrishna, Board Secretary at HOPCOMS said that, there are 280 HOPCOMS outlets in Bangalore, out of which […]

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