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Tag: Farmers Strike

Resentment Brews Among Odisha Farmers Over Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After getting assurances from Odisha Minister Sushant Singh that paddy will be procured from farmers without tokens, farmers in western Odisha withdrew their protests recently. However, farmers today alleged that mandi officials are not procuring paddy without tokens. “The Minister (Sushant Singh) had said that tokens will be generated within two hours, but even […]

'Odisha Farmers Victim Of Govt's Faulty Paddy Procurement System'

Bhubaneswar: They say a political party or a government may go to any extent to hide its failure and something like that seems to have happened in Odisha where the ruling-BJD is accused of concealing its failure in paddy procurement. The token system in paddy procurement is alleged to be a faulty one allowing millers […]

Blow To Farmers! Odisha Minister's Big NO To Withdraw Tokens In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing protest by the farmers in western Odisha, Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain today blatantly said that the State government will not withdraw the token system in paddy procurement irrespective of the farmers’ agitation. ‘Ae system thila, rahichi aau rahiba’ (this system was, is and will be there) and there is no […]

Farmers launch stir over price, pension and prestige

Bhubaneswar: Demanding price, pension and prestige, thousands of farmers under the banner of Navanirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), a farmers’ outfit, have resorted to an agitation from Gajpati district. The agitating farmers congregated at the district headquarters in Paralakhemundi, staged a demonstration and later gheraoed the Collector office yesterday demanding proper price for their produces, pension […]

Farmers' outfits to start 'Kisan Jagriti Yatra'

Chandigarh: Farmers’ outfits belonging to different states today said that they will hold a nationwide ‘Kisan Jagriti Yatra’ to demand from the Centre farm debt waiver and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report. A meeting of farmers’ organistaions under the banner of ‘Rashtriya Kisan Sangh’ was held here to deliberate on the problems of the […]

Devendra Fadnavis
Fadnavis promises 'biggest' farm loan waiver in history

Mumbai:  Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promised to implement what he termed as the “biggest” farm loan waiver in the state’s history by October 31, as the state-wide farmers strike entered its sixth day on Tuesday. “We will be writing off the loans of all deserving and needy farmers. For this we shall make use […]