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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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PM-KISAN is not reaching all farmer households as intended -Bornali Bhandari, Santanu Pramanik and Sonalde Desai

-The Indian Express Given this uncertainty over the reach of PM-KISAN and its targeting, the relevance of the scheme needs to be carefully evaluated during this period. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is the first universal basic income-type of scheme targeted towards landed Farmers. It was introduced in December 2018 to manage agricultural stress. Initially, the scheme was targeted at small and medium landed Farmers, but with the declining growth...

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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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Low on cash, Farmers shift to barter system to ensure kids’ education -Santosh Singh

-The Indian Express Bihar has about 75,000 government schools with about three crore students. Nayagaon (Begusarai): Nishu Kumari, a Class IX student at a government-run school, is studying with her brother Nirbhay, a Class VII student and cousin Arpit, a Class I student. Their grandfather Bhagirath Singh is keeping a watch on them as the three have to finish their homework before private tutor Subodh Singh arrives. Nishu’s father Shivjyoti Kumar, a farmer,...

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