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User: phemk23 Topic: Indian Agriculture
Category: Western India Agriculture
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Farm incomes in India did not rise despite the growth in agriculture sector amid lockdown 30.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The government’s promise to double farmer incomes by 2022 is an unrealistic target, say experts.
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Anna to launch agitation in support of farmers in Jan 29.12.2020 Rediff: News
In his letter dated December 28, issued from his native village Ralegan Siddhi of Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, he said, that he has decided to again sit protest in Delhi from next month.
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Amid farmers' stir, PM flags off 100th 'Kisan Rail' 28.12.2020 Rediff: News
During his address after flagging off the train via video-conferencing, Modi said his government's policies are clear and intentions transparent in reforming the agriculture sector.
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Butterfly parks help in increasing awareness – but not in conservation 28.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Butterflies are losing habitat despite the parks set by Indian cities.
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Farm laws: Anna Hazare threatens to go on hunger strike for farmers, says will be his ‘last protest’ 28.12.2020 Scroll.in
The government is just giving empty promises, the social activist said.
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Anna threatens to launch 'last protest' for farmers 28.12.2020 Rediff: News
"The government is just giving empty promises due to which I do not have any trust left (in the government)... Let's see, what action the Centre takes on my demands. They have sought time for a month, so I have given them time till January-end. If my demands are not met, I will resume my huger strike protest. This would be my last protest," the 83-year-old said.
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New agri laws will provide freedom to farmers: Fadnavis 25.12.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Defending the three new agriculture laws brought by the Centre, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said these "revolutionary" legislations were aimed at providing freedom to farmers to sell their produce wherever they want. The former Maharashtra chief minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always stood behind the country's farmers and would continue to do so in future.
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New farm laws: Farmers protest in Mumbai; minister detained in Nagpur 23.12.2020 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
The protest against the new farm laws reached Mumbai on Tuesday with agriculturists from Nandurbar, Western Maharashtra, Aurangabad and Amravati assembling near the Collector’s office. Led by Swabhimaani Shetkari Sanghatna leader Raju Shetti, Peasants and Workers’ Party leader Jayant Patil and Pratibha Shinde from Lok Sangharsh Morcha, the protesters tried to march toward the Reliance office in BKC, but were barricaded by the police.
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Farm laws: Thousands of farmers leave Maharashtra to join protests in Delhi, to reach on Thursday 22.12.2020 Scroll.in
Leaders of the Kisan Sabha are leading the farmers’ protest from Maharashtra.
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In photos: Squirrel’s brush with leopard and other picks from Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 19.12.2020 Scroll.in
The first prize went to photographer Pratik Uday Pradhan for capturing a crane fly on a thin twig in Matheran, a hill station near Mumbai.
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Farm laws: Protest enters 23rd day, PM Modi to address farmers from Madhya Pradesh 18.12.2020 Scroll.in
Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Naresh Tikait asked the government to call an all-party meeting to resolve the standoff with the farmers.
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Although men too lost jobs, the pandemic affected Indian women in the workforce harder 16.12.2020 Scroll.in
Eight months after the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, 13% fewer women than a year ago were employed or looking for jobs, compared to 2% fewer men, data shows.
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Bombay HC stays transfer of Kanjurmarg land for Mumbai metro car shed, orders status quo on project 16.12.2020 Scroll.in
The Uddhav Thackeray government had decided to shift the metro car shed to Kanjurmarg, after declaring 800 acre of land in Aarey as reserve forest.
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At a time of acute farmer distress, Karnataka's bovine slaughter bill will make lives even worse 16.12.2020 Scroll.in
The diary industry will be crippled.
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In Goa’s Margao, a book club thriving on physical meetings has shown how to switch to the virtual 16.12.2020 Scroll.in
Everything has changed with the pandemic, and yet nothing has, in many senses, with the Margao Book Club.
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PM Modi takes stroll in 'white desert', attends cultural event 15.12.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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Farm law protests: PM Modi supports new legislations, accuses Opposition of misleading farmers 15.12.2020 Scroll.in
He added that the Opposition parties and several farmer bodies had wanted similar reforms in the farm sector for years.
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Oppn misleading farmers on agri laws: PM Modi 15.12.2020 Rediff: News
Opposition parties, when they were in power, were in favour of these farm sector reforms, but did not take any decision back then, Modi said.
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Gujarat: PM Modi lays foundation stones for energy park, milk plant 15.12.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
PM Modi on Tuesday laid foundation stones of a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant in his home state Gujarat. Harnessing its vast coastline, Gujarat is taking a significant step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water with the upcoming desalination plant at Mandvi in Kutch district.
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Call for Ramsar Site status to Son Beel 15.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Call for Ramsar Site status to Son Beel
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