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Angry farmers move Gujarat HC against bullet train land acquisition 22.6.2018 DNA: Money
Farmers from Surat and other districts in the state have moved the Gujarat High Court against the state government's move to acquire their land for the bullet train project. Over 3,000 farmers from 192 villages in Gujarat will be affected by the land acquisition for the ambitious project that will connect Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The court has asked the government to file its reply by Monday. The petition has challenged the government's move to acquire land on the grounds that as per the Land Acquisition Act, if land is to be acquired in more than one state for the project, the land acquisition has to be done by the centre and not the state. But in this project, the notification for land acquisition has been made by the Gujarat and Maharashtra governments. Since this is in violation of the Act, the notification should be dismissed, the petition states. It also states that as per the new rules, the farmers should be given the maximum market value of the land and that before the land is acquired, the Jantri ...
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Sowing paddy:Punjabi labourers rarely available for work in fields 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 With the beginning of the paddy season, farmers are facing labour crunch. As Punjabi labourers are rarely available to work in fields for different reasons, farmers are running after migrant labourers to hire them to sow paddy in their fields. The main reason behind Punjabi labourers not willing to work in fields is that they have taken up other occupations. Besides, the new generation of Punjabi labourers is no more interested in working in fields. Rather it prefers to do other odd jobs in cities. As a result, farmers are completely dependent on migrant labourers. The sowing has started a bit late due to government instructions to farmers not to sow paddy before June 20. As little time is left for farmers to sow paddy, they are rushing to hire migrant labourers. They are visiting railway stations and bus stands to hire migrants arriving from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for sowing paddy crop in fields. As labourers disembark from trains or buses, farmers rush in a bid ...
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‘Atma kisan bazaar’ a boon for farmers 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 ‘Atma kisan bazaar’ is proving a boon for progressive farmers and self-help groups (SHGs). Farmers are able to sell their products on this platform, which has been started by the district administration since April 8. The market is set up at the office of the district Agriculture Department from 3 pm to 7 pm every Sunday. The motive behind starting the bazaar is to provide a place to progressive farmers and registered SHGs for selling their products without the presence of middlemen under the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) programme. Since its inception, 11 bazaars have so far held where farmers have sold products within the range of Rs 5 to Rs 2,000. Farmers have also earned profits. Jaswinder Singh Khera, project director of ATMA, said farmers sold vegetables, pickle, honey, wheat flour, pulses, milk, chutney and other products and the SHGs sold various types of bags. “No rent is taken from farmers and SHGs for installing their stalls in the ...
Groundwater depletion pushes Sangrur district into dark zone 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Sangrur, June 21 With farmers reluctant to go in for direct sowing of rice (DSR), which guzzles 30 per cent less water, crisis stares Sangrur in the face, with the groundwater depleting by the day. Out of the total 2.83 lakh hectares under paddy cultivation, the DSR was done on 1,800 hectares this year. Sources said last year, the area in the district under the DSR was 600 hectares and despite efforts of the Agriculture Department and the Sangrur administration, only 1,200 hectares has increased this year. But in a majority of villages, the damage appears to have been done as the water table has gone down to around 500-600 feet deeper, while earlier it was 200 feet. “The situation is alarming. The Punjab Government must make the DSR mandatory to save the water table,” the sources said. With the growing interference of various kisan unions, Punjab farmers have developed a habit of challenging measures taken by the authorities,” said Kulwant Singh, a farmer from Dirba, who was sitting ...
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Biotechnologist couple sets example in dairy enterprise 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, June 21 Born and brought up in New Delhi, a Punjabi couple, Manpreet Singh and Amanjot Kaur, both Biotechnology professionals, has set an example in entrepreneurship. Manpreet Singh, BTech (Biotechnology) from Amity University, set up a dairy farm at Bannah village in SBS Nagar district six years ago. His wife, Amanjot, an MTech in Biotechnology, is also sharing the responsibility of the dairy farm. The couple has shown the path to educated unemployed youth to adopt self-employment ventures. Sharing his experiences, the Biotech professional said after graduation, he was in a dilemma, whether to find a job or to start his own venture. He then preferred to start his own business. “After I took the decision to start my own venture, I contacted my Chandigarh-based friend, who has been running a poultry farm. He advised me to undertake dairy farming instead of poultry farming,” said Manpreet. He added that he arranged a suitable land at Bannah village and the Dairy Development ...
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BNU to provide free education to children of farmers who committed suicide 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Bengaluru North University (BNU) has decided to provide free education to children of farmers who have committed suicide as well as children of sold
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Agri dept. sets higher kharif targets 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The approach, however, is realistic when it comes to normal area
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‘Release White Paper on rice production’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Stalin accuses govt. of tweaking figures
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Venkaiah says loan waiver not a permanent solution 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Multipronged strategy needed to make agriculture viable: Vice-President
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Vasundhara Raje’s poll gift to Rajputs & Jats 22.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday was accorded a warm welcome by the Rajput and jat communities in Jodhpur where she attened a community event. The interesting aspect of the reception was that Raje and Minister of State for agriculture and farmers welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat appeared besides her on stage for the first time since his name was lobbed for the post of now-vacant state BJP president.  Raje said that people of BJS colony have always supported her and the party. The reception was aimed at sending a message that the Rajput community is with the BJP. As an honour, Raje was presented a sword and a chundri (traditional outfit) by the Rajput community members. She also inaugurated and laid foundation stone for a number of projects. Raje first inaugurated an overbridge at Saran Nagar named after Tejaji, a local deity, revered by the Jat community, and laid the foundation stone of a bridge in Rajput-dominant locality, proposed to be named after Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. Addressing a ...
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Yoga essential for creating healthy nation: Venkaiah Naidu 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Claiming that farmers who take up allied activities such as poultry and dairy along with traditional farming, do not commit suicide.
Punjab readies e-mandi for basmati, kinnow sale 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 The Punjab government plans to link 18 more mandis with the electronic trading portal ahead of the harvest season that would provide better bargaining power to basmati farmers and kinnow growers. “While 16 mandis are set to join the electronic-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform, detailed project reports for two others are under consideration,” a senior official of the Punjab Mandi Board said. Mandis at Bhikhi, Bhucho, Budhlada, Faridkot, Ferozepur City, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, Kharar, Kotakapura, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Nawanshahar, Raman, Sardulgarh, Tarn Taran, Khanna and Amloh would soon join the e-NAM platform, he said. Prior to the portal, farmers were forced to sell their produce, especially non-MSP harvests, in their local markets at a price dictated by middlemen. The state government had already operationalised 19 mandis in March this year. As of now, Punjab has permitted sale of seven commodities — basmati, maize, potato, kinnow, cotton, peas ...
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‘Do not get carried away by BJP’s announcements’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
Roundtable faults Central government’s stand on Kadapa steel plant project
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Pawan Kalyan tears into TDP, YSR Congress Party 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
Questions their ‘silence’ on burning issues
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Govt. to probe claims of irregularities in e-way 22.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Medha Patkar has written to CM about Samruddhi Corridor
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Naveen Patnaik seeks policy on farm loan waiver 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Bid to check poll promises being made by political parties
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Cauvery basin farmers to get water for paddy, sugarcane 21.6.2018 Hindu: National
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday that he has instructed the Irrigation Department to release water to the canals of the Cauvery basin
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Centre should share burden of loan waiver, says Revanna 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Public Works Minister seeks help from State BJP MPs
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Extend Rythu Bandhu benefit to all farmers 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
AIKMS demands scheme for podu, assigned lands
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Modi Govt cheats, insults farmers; Mandsaur firing report a conspiracy: Cong 21.6.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to double farmers’ income by 2022, a good price for the harvest and low cost, Congress spokesperson Pramod Tiwari on Thursday asked if anybody in the Petroleum Ministry has told him the price of diesel. Talking to mediapersons here, he said as the diesel price […]
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