Farm laws were brought for benefit of farmers and withdrawn in the interest of nation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the three farm laws over which farmers agitated on the borders of Delhi for almost a year were brought by the central government for the benefit of farmers and have now been withdrawn in the interests of the country. “I have said this earlier also that farm … Read more

View: Agricultural reforms needed for India

Agriculture, the modern terminology which generalises economic activities ranging from farming to animal husbandry, had been the pillar of global economy before paving way for industrial revolution. As seen through the development of economies around the globe, development begins with people adopting agriculture, and the primary sector usually becomes the largest employer. Agriculture which started, … Read more

Rahul Gandhi drives tractor to Parliament to protest farm law

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drove a tractor to Parliament along with other party MPs and demanded that the three contentious farm laws be repealed. Gandhi along with party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa, Ravneet Singh Bittu and Deepinder Singh Hooda also carried banners and raised sloganss. “These laws are aimed at helping only two-three … Read more

Why there is an urgent need to put a stop to ongoing farm protests

The disastrous spike in Covid cases has changed many mindsets. The Election Commission was slammed for a lengthy voting schedule in the recent state elections, helping spread the disease. The Kumbh Mela at Haridwar was castigated for promoting mass contact. The IPL was suspended, and the Tokyo Olympics will probably be abandoned. The Uttarakhand government … Read more

Protest flags, slogans and marches as farmers observe ‘black day’ to mark 6 months of stir

Farmers agitating at three Delhi border points raised black flags, shouted anti-government slogans, burnt effigies and took out protest marches as they observed ‘black day‘ on Wednesday to mark the completion of six months of their stir against the three Central agri laws. A brief ruckus was also reported from the Ghazipur protest site where … Read more

Protesting farmers to block KMP-KGP expressway for 24 hours from Saturday morning

Intensifying their protest against the three farm laws, the farmers protesting at Delhi borders will block the key Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway for 24 hours starting Saturday morning. “Tomorrow, on April 10, the KMP-KGP highway will be blocked for 24 hours (from 8 am, 10th April to 8 am 11th April) as a warning to the government,” … Read more

View: Government needs to act decisively to ensure that protests do not disrupt business

India has performed admirably in increasing its global ranking in ease of doing business. But a lot of the gains from this may be neutralised by two disturbing phenomena: the ease of obstructing business, and the weakening consensus on market-friendly economic reforms.The impunity with which protests can block movement of transport in India is shocking, … Read more

New laws benefit farmers, attempt on to mislead them: Gadkari

NAGPUR: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the three new laws introduced by the Centre were good for farmers but confusion was being spread about them. Speaking to a news channel, the Nagpur Lok Sabha MP said farmers would not protest if they studied the new agri- marketing laws and understood them. “The laws … Read more

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala terms new farms laws “progressive”

NEW DELHI: Haryana deputy chief minister and a key ally of the BJP, Dushyant Chautala, has termed the new farm legislations as “progressive” and has said farmers’ crops would be procured at minimum support price (MSP), a politically potent issue that has brought farmers of Haryana and Punjab on the streets. Speaking exclusively to ET, … Read more