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Workers, Farmers Come Together for ‘Save India Day’, Protest Centre’s Policies -Kabir Agarwal Protestors day recent government policies benefit the corporate sector to the detriment of workers and farmers. New Delhi: Most Indian states saw groups of workers and farmers take to the streets on Sunday to protest against government policies which they claim benefit the corporate sector to the detriment of workers and farmers. Their ire was directed at three recently introduced ordinances in the Agriculture sector, the decision by some states to suspend...

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AIKSCC holds protests against agri Ordinances

-The Hindu Business Line Hyderabad: Hundreds of activists of AIKSCC (All-India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee) have participated in several protest meets in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Sunday. They held demonstrations to protests against three recent Agricultural Ordinances and Electricity Amendment Bill, saying the moves will cause harm to the primary sector. Demonstrations were held in 400 villages in Andhra Pradesh and 250 villages in Telangana. The AIKSCC demanded that the Union Government withdraw...

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Pesticide offtake edges up even as more farmers shun agrochemicals -Vishwanath Kulkarni and V Sajeev Kumar

-The Hindu Business Line AP, Kerala, Punjab, TN, Rajasthan, M.P. and Chhattisgarh see a dip in consumption After witnessing a slump in 2018-19, pesticide consumption registered a marginal growth in 2019-20. However, more States are reporting a decline in usage of agrochemicals on rising awareness of the harmful effects among both producers and consumers. States such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Kerala reported a decline in usage of technical...

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The majority cannot afford a balanced diet -Madhura Swaminathan

-The Hindu Even millions who are above the poverty line do not have access to healthy or nutritious food in India New analysis from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that hundreds of millions of people in India above the international poverty line of $1.90 purchasing power parity (PPP) per person per day cannot afford a healthy or nutritious diet. This analysis confirms the fact that the problem of poor nutrition...

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Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance: A strong EC Act is still needed - Parikshit Goyal

-Down to Earth The ordinance does not expressly define ‘extraordinary circumstances’: Such legislative ambiguity makes one question the entire exercise of introducing this particular provision As the Union government announced massive reforms as part of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package, attention went to three Agriculture sector ordinances related to farmers’ trade, contract farming and amendments in the Essential Commodities Act. While each of the three ordinances have far-reaching implications from legal...

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