Clarifying its action of destroying standing crops for canal works after strong opposition from political parties and local farmers, NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) claimed that it had informed the landowners in advance not to commence new crop at Melvalayamadevi in Cuddalore. It stated that the permanent diversion of Paravanar must be completed before the onset of monsoon to avoid flooding… Continue reading "Warned farmers in advance, land takeover to avert flooding: NLC"
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Governor RN Ravi on Friday said 10,000 farmer producers’ organisations (FPOs) will be formed by the Central government to improve the socio-economic status of farmers in the nation. Addressing an interactive meeting on ‘Empowering the FPO’s towards excellence as part of International Millets Conference at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore, Ravi said the FPO’s is the only platform… Continue reading "Central government to form 10,000 farmer producers’ organisations: Governor"
Responding to a statement of leader of opposition and former chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who urged the government to continue free electricity connection for farmers throughout the day, State Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji said that measures have been taken to provide free electricity to farmers for 18 hours a day immediately. Pointing out a government order issued on… Continue reading "Farmers to soon get three-phase power for 18 hours a day: Senthil Balaji"
Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday said that the state’s farmers, who have lost their crops during the sudden unexpected rains, will receive their compensation within a week. Talking to media persons at Tiruvarur, he said that the crop loss data has been collected and was under processing. Stalin said that the government has taken measures so that… Continue reading "Farmers will receive compensation for crops within a week: Stalin"
Farmer unions will take out marches to Raj Bhavans across the country on Saturday to mark two years since they launched their agitation against the now-repealed three farm laws. The farmer leaders have alleged that the Union government had no intention of fulfilling their promises and that there was a need of a bigger agitation. The marches will also register… Continue reading "Farmers to march to Raj Bhavans across country"
Farmers urged Chief Minister MK Stalin to announce the kuruvai special package and crop loan from all banks during his visit to the Cauvery Delta region for inspection of the ongoing desilt works on Monday. As many as 683 desilt works to a distance of 4,965 km at an estimated cost of Rs 80 crore has been underway in the… Continue reading "Farmers urge Stalin to announce kuruvai special package"
A video, apparently of an SUV running over slogan-shouting farmers marching in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, has surfaced on social media and has even been shared by Varun Gandhi, an MP of the ruling BJP. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the incident on Sunday. The video, being shared widely on social media, is yet to be verified… Continue reading "Video of farmers run over by SUV in Uttar Pradesh goes viral"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached out to the farming community, saying that the Centre is working to empower small farmers. Addressing a function after laying the foundation stone of a state university named after “Jat king” and freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh in Aligarh, Modi said the Centre had paid Rs 1 lakh crore directly to small farmers… Continue reading "PM Modi reaches out to farmers"
The government is ready to talk with the agitating farmers on “options other than the farm bills”, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday. Farmers have been agitating on Delhi borders against the three new farm laws since November last year. “The Central government has always talked in the interest of farmers’ welfare, and it is ready to… Continue reading "Union government ready to talk with farmers except for farm bills: Tomar"