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New MSP for Kharif crops

New MSP for Kharif crops: Historic or Histrionics? Govt. can't stop patting its own back for benefits it never provided

On July 4, 2018, the cabinet approved a hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, triggering an unabashed display of self congratulations and sycophancy on social media. But given how the MSP hike without any guarantee of procurement is a meaningless publicity stunt, one wonders if the move is just a means to…

टांगिया, उत्तर प्रदेश के वनग्रामों को मिला राजस्व दर्जा देश के उन 20 लाख वनगांव परिवारों के संघर्ष की कहानी, जिनकी गिनती जनगणना में भी नहीं होती

मघ्यप्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़, असम, गुजरात, तमिलनाडु, केरल, कर्नाटक आदि राज्यों को मिलाकर पूरे देश में लगभग 7000 ऐसे वनगांव मौज़ूद हैं जिनमें टांगिया वनमजदूरों के 20 लाख से भी ज़्यादा परिवार रहते हैं। टांगिया काश्तकारों को एक ऐसा व्यवसायिक जंगल उगाने की ज़िम्मेदारी दी गई जिसे बाद में काट लिया जाएगा। अब, जब ये काश्तकार प्रशासन को अनुपयोगी लग रहे हैं वो…

New MSP for Kharif crops

संसद में पेश होंगे किसान कल्याण से सम्बंधित विधेयक ऋणात्मकता और न्यूनतम समर्थन मूल्य से संबंधित विधेयक निजी सदस्य विधेयक के रूप में पेश किए जाएंगे

देशभर में ऋण तथा अन्य आर्थिक दुर्दशाओं से ग्रस्त किसानों के लिए एक अच्छी खबर है. कृषि कल्याण हेतु प्रस्तावित दो प्रमुख विधेयकों, संपूर्ण कर्ज़ा मुक्ति विधेयक 2018 एवं कृषि उपज लाभकारी मूल्य गारंटी विधेयक 2018, को अब 21 राजनीतिक दलों का समर्थन मिल गया है. यह भारत के कृषि समुदाय के अधिकारों के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण…

New MSP for Kharif crops

Big Win for Farmers’ Rights as Key Bills make it to Parliament Bills pertaining to Indebtedness and Minimum Support Price will be introduced as Private Members Bills

In a significant victory for rights of India’s agrarian community, two major bills geared towards the welfare of farmers, have received the backing of 21 political parties. These are ‘Farmers Freedom from Indebtedness Bill 2018’ and ‘Farmers’ Right to Guaranteed Remunerative Minimum Support Price for Agricultural Commodities Bill 2018′. On Wednesday, April 25, the All India Kisan…

New MSP for Kharif crops

भारत में किसानों, कृषि श्रमिकों और वन श्रमिकों के अधिकार सामुदायिक संसाधन

भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था हमेशा से देश भर में फैली नदियों के संजाल और उपजाऊ मिट्टी की प्रचुरता के कारण मुख्य रूप से कृषि प्रधान रही है. पंजाब में गेहूं के स्वर्णिम मैदानों से, गंगा और इसकी सहायक नदियों के बाढ़ के मैदानों में मक्का, बाजरा और दालों के जलोढ़ लहलहाते विशाल कृषि क्षेत्र तक, दार्जिलिंग…

Odisha Farmers’ Protest in Images

Odisha Farmers’ Protest in Images A look at how the farmer unrest is spreading across Odisha

Farmers across 22 districts in Odisha have launched a Satyagrah for their rights. First they organised a huge rally in Bhubaneshwar, then as many as 306 of them went on a hunger strike. On March 17, as their hunger strike entered the 6th day, many had to be hospitalised due to their deteriorating health. On…

मुंबई के बाद लखनऊ में किसानों का आक्रोश देश भर के किसानो में फैल रही है सरकार के खिलाफ़ नाराज़गी

नासिक से मुंबई long march ऐतिहासिक रैली के बाद, देश के कोने कोने में किसान आक्रोश फैल रहा है. लखनऊ के विशाल किसान प्रतिरोध रैली मे AIKS के नेताओं ने और किसानों ने सरकार को चेतावनी दी है कि उनकी मांगे मानी जायें वरना आन्दोलन नहीं रुकेगा.   Related: आत्महत्या नहीं संघर्ष करेंगे

Odisha farmers begin Satyagraha

Odisha farmers begin Satyagraha in every district demanding of Pension, MSP hike Over 300 farmers on indefinite hunger strike, 'sit-in' protests outside all District Collectorates

((This story was originally published on March 14 and updated on March 16, 2018)) Farmers in Odisha have launched a Satyagrah for their rights across 22 districts in the state. They are holding ‘sit-in’ protests outside each District Collectorate office. Soon after the long march of farmers in Maharashtra, Odisha peasants and farmers had staged a massive…

‘आत्महत्या नहीं संघर्ष करेंगे’: किसान प्रतिरोध का नया नारा उत्तर प्रदेश में किसानों की विशाल रैली का आयोजन

उत्तर प्रदेश किसान सभा के बैनर तले १५ मार्च को लखनऊ के लक्ष्मण मेला मैदान में विशाल ‘किसान प्रतिरोध रैली’ का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें राज्य के कोने-कोने से आये हजारों किसानों ने ‘आत्महत्या नहीं संघर्ष करेंगे’ की हुंकार भरी। किसानों ने संकल्प लिया कि वे गांव-गांव, तहसीलों, जिला मुख्यालयों और विधान सभा तक चरणबद्व…

Rights of Farmers, Agricultural Labourers and Forest Workers in India Community Resource

India has always been a predominantly agrarian economy give the abundance of rivers and fertile soil across the country. From the golden fields of wheat in Punjab, to maize, millet and pulses thriving in the alluvial rich vast agricultural expanse of the flood plains of the Ganga and its tributaries, to the lush paddy fields…

Kisan Long March ends with Fresh Promises to Farmers Protest called off as government agrees to look into all demands

In a possible relief to farmers and Adivasis from across Maharashtra who had gathered in Mumbai demanding basic rights, the Maharashtra Government has agreed to look into and address their basic demands. Over 30,000 farmers and Adivasis started the Kisan Long March from Nashik on March 6 and covered a distance of nearly 200 kilometers before reaching…

The Kisan Long March enters Mumbai Will their voices be heard?

The All India Kisan Sabha led Kisan Long March entered Mumbai on Sunday. They have walked around 200kms from Nashik to get here. On the second last day of the march, the Farmers decided to walk all day and night so that their protest would not disrupt traffic on Monday morning.

When Farmers burn the Midnight Oil The Kisan Long March changed its schedule to not cause inconvenience to students appearing for exams

Thousands of Farmers and Adivasis walked all night to ensure they reached their destination Azad Maidan early in the morning, just so that students appearing for their Tenth Standard Board SSC Exams would not get inconvenienced due to traffic jams. The farmers who started the Kisan Long March from Nashik on Saturday, reached Thane on…

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Kisan Long March in Images How farmers and Adivasis from across Maharashtra are gathering in Mumbai to demand their rights

Over the weekend, nearly 30,000 farmers and Adivasis from across Mumbai have gathered in Mumbai. Their objective is to peacefully meet at Azad Maidan and place their demands before the Maharashtra Government. Here are a few images of the over 200 kms long Kisan Long March that began in Nashik on March 6 and culminated…

Farmers’ Income may fall by 25 percent due to Climate change: Economic Survey 2018 Absence of policy measures and lack of irrigation to be blamed

The Economic Survey 2018 was released on January 29, 2018 at the beginning of the Budget Session of the Parliament and things are not looking up for the Indian farmer. While, the survey paints a picture of increase in growth rate, it does not gloss over the shortcomings of many sectors, especially agriculture. In a…

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