Agri Reforms


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India is committed to procure wheat at MSP: Food Secretary
India is committed to procure wheat at MSP: Food Secretary
The Food Secretary said FCI and State agencies will be operating more than 19,000 centers across the country during ongoing Rabi season
India News Network | Fri, Apr 16

UK Minister says farmers’ issue ‘absolutely, totally’ a matter for India: Report
UK Minister says farmers’ issue ‘absolutely, totally’ a matter for India: Report
UK’s relationship with India was also about how the two were working together, UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad said
India News Network, | Sat, Mar 13

ICAR receives King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award
ICAR receives King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award
The award was announced by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on the eve of World Soil Day 2020
India News Network | Thu, Mar 11

India needs a 'Food Processing Revolution': PM Modi
India needs a 'Food Processing Revolution': PM Modi
There was a need to develop processing in every agriculture-related sector, PM Narendra Modi said
India News Network | Mon, Mar 1

NRIs of San Francisco Bay Area come out in support of India's Farm Laws
NRIs of San Francisco Bay Area come out in support of India's Farm Laws
The United States had earlier come out in support of India's new farm laws, saying it welcomes steps that would "improve the efficiency" of Indian markets
India News Network | Mon, Feb 22

Comply with Indian laws, Government tells Twitter
Comply with Indian laws, Government tells Twitter
The government drew attention to Twitter’s differential treatment in the Red Fort and Capitol Hill incidents
India News Network | Thu, Feb 11

'Working for small farmers', says PM Modi; hits out at those who have hijacked farmers' agitation
'Working for small farmers', says PM Modi; hits out at those who have hijacked farmers' agitation
There was a need to provide farmers with a level playing field, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said
India News Network | Wed, Feb 10

'Don't be on the wrong side of history': 20 ex-IFS officers back farm laws in open letter to WTO
'Don't be on the wrong side of history': 20 ex-IFS officers back farm laws in open letter to WTO
The balance between market forces and food security/farmers’ welfare is a delicate one, they said
India News Network | Fri, Feb 5

Full text of open letter to WTO by 20 IFS officers backing India's farm laws
Full text of open letter to WTO by 20 IFS officers backing India's farm laws
The developed countries led by US, EU and the Cairns Group have an opportunity to be on the right side of history here, the letter says
India News Network | Fri, Feb 5

Delhi Police begin investigations into conspiracy behind January 26 violence
Delhi Police begin investigations into conspiracy behind January 26 violence
Delhi Police has referred to a 'Toolkit Document' that indicates copycat execution of a conspiracy behind the violence during farmers' protests
India News Network | Thu, Feb 4

Agriculture in Budget 2021-22: From infrastructure to marketing and property ownership
Agriculture in Budget 2021-22: From infrastructure to marketing and property ownership
Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) will have access to the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund to augment facilities
India News Network | Mon, Feb 1

Country was saddened by insult to Tricolor on January 26: PM Modi
Country was saddened by insult to Tricolor on January 26: PM Modi
A group of protesting farmers had unfurled a religious flag at the Red Fort in what was seen as an insult to the national flag that flies there
India News Network | Sun, Jan 31

New farms laws do not affect rights available under earlier system: President Kovind
New farms laws do not affect rights available under earlier system: President Kovind
President Kovind condemned the violence and dishonour of the national flag during the farmers' protest on Republic Day
India News Network | Fri, Jan 29

IMF Chief Economist endorses government on agricultural reforms
IMF Chief Economist endorses government on agricultural reforms
The farm laws aimed at widening the market for the farmers, IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said
India News Network | Wed, Jan 27

Farm bills have potential to be a notable step forward for Agri reforms: IMF
Farm bills have potential to be a notable step forward for Agri reforms: IMF
The measures will enable farmers to directly contract with sellers and allow them to retain a greater share of the surplus, the IMF said
India News Network | Fri, Jan 15

New York Times needs to be fair; India’s farm laws aim at farmers’ betterment
New York Times needs to be fair; India’s farm laws aim at farmers’ betterment
There is a serious attempt, through these farm laws, to make agriculture an attractive option for educated youth too
Ashutosh Vashishth, India News Network | Mon, Jan 11

FEATURED

Farmers are unnecessarily worried about farm laws
Farmers are unnecessarily worried about farm laws
Newly enacted farm laws promise to change the course of farmers’ life in India
Shankar Kumar, India News Network | Wed, Dec 9

Expert Opinion: How farm protest politics is ignoring farmers’ interests
Expert Opinion: How farm protest politics is ignoring farmers’ interests
The three new farm laws are in the interest of the farmers, and repealing these will lead to farmers to lose thrice over
India News Network | Sat, Dec 5

Videos

‘Some comments on the farmers’ protest have been uneducated’: American singer-actor Mary Millben
‘Some comments on the farmers’ protest have been uneducated’: American singer-actor Mary Millben
Any statement or social media post that encourages social unrest is not good, Millben feels
India News Network Video Desk | Wed, Feb 10

How the new farm laws are actually beneficial for farmers
How the new farm laws are actually beneficial for farmers
The three Acts are revolutionary and would boost infrastructure in the agriculture sector, experts at a recent webinar said
India News Network Video Desk | Sat, Dec 12

Disinformation

No! 25,000 Shaurya Chakra awardees have not returned their medals to support farmers
No! 25,000 Shaurya Chakra awardees have not returned their medals to support farmers
A report to this effect is malicious and aimed at damaging the reputation of the country's armed forces, the central government has said
India News Network | Tue, Dec 15

Protesting farmers never treated badly; ‘Toronto Star’ fabrications exposed
Protesting farmers never treated badly; ‘Toronto Star’ fabrications exposed
The daily heaps praise on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for speaking out against the treatment of protesting farmers in India by police
Shankar Kumar, India News Network | Tue, Dec 8

Infographics

Over 700 lakh metric tonnes of paddy procured at MSP in Kharif Marketing Season so far
Over 700 lakh metric tonnes of paddy procured at MSP in Kharif Marketing Season so far
About 10.5 lakh farmers have benefitted from these procurements, according to official data till April 11
India News Network Infographics Desk | Wed, Apr 14

Record budgetary allocation for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
Record budgetary allocation for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
Since its introduction in 2016, over 20 crore farmers have applied for benefits under the the crop insurance scheme
India News Network Infographics Desk | Mon, Feb 8