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Mayank Bhardwaj

India's record rice crop brings problem of plenty for farmers juggling protest

Oct 26 2021

MUNAK, India Farmers in India are gathering in the largest rice crop in history, which promises record exports, while making sure to keep up their longest-running protest, set to turn a year old next month.

Indian farmers to step up protests after eight killed in clashes

Oct 04 2021

NEW DELHI Farmers in India vowed on Monday to intensify their months-long protest against laws aimed at liberalising agriculture as tension flared a day after eight people were killed in clashes between growers and ruling party supporters.

India unveils new rice variety to cut down on use of water, labour

Sep 28 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched an array of new high-yielding crop varieties, including herbicide-tolerant rice that can be directly sown into the soil, cutting expenditure on water and farm workers.

India unveils new rice variety to cut down on use of water, labour

Sep 28 2021

NEW DELHI, Sept 28 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched an array of new high-yielding crop varieties, including herbicide-tolerant rice that can be directly sown into the soil, cutting expenditure on water and farm workers.

Indian farmers stage nationwide protests against reforms

Sep 27 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Indian farmers opposed to reforms they say threaten their livelihoods renewed their push against the changes with nationwide protests on Monday, a year after laws on the liberalisation of the sector were introduced. | Video

Indian farmers aim for nationwide protests against reforms on Monday

Sep 26 2021

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 Indian farmers opposed to reforms they say threaten their livelihoods aim to renew their push against the changes with nationwide protests on Monday, a year after laws on the liberalisation of the sector were introduced.

RPT-India's top sugar producing state raises cane price by 7.9%

Sep 26 2021

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 India's biggest sugar producing state, Uttar Pradesh, has raised the price mills must pay for the new crop by 7.9%, the top official said, announcing the first hike in the cane price in four years ahead of state assembly elections next year.

India's monsoon gathers pace in September, set for delayed retreat

Sep 23 2021

NEW DELHI India's monsoon has gathered pace in September and seasonal rains are likely to be robust throughout the month, the chief of the state-run weather office said on Thursday, reducing the water deficit after a patchy spell in July and August.

India's summer grains output seen at record 150.50 mln tonnes in 2021/22

Sep 21 2021

NEW DELHI, Sept 21 Indian farmers are expected to harvest a record 150.50 million tonnes of grains from summer-sown crops in the crop year to June 2022, the government said on Tuesday, against 149.56 million tonnes gathered in the previous year.

Explainer: How Indian farmers' protest turned into a country-wide movement

Sep 09 2021

NEW DELHI A group of influential farmer leaders ratcheted up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to roll back three new farm laws by organising a mammoth rally in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh last week.

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