The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has adversely affected harvesting of Rabi crop in the Gangetic belt as labourers are busy digging ponds, leaving farmers high and dry.

In some places the labourers have even jacked up their rates, saying they will work in fields only if they get more than Rs 100 per day as wage.

This paper reviews existing microeconomic empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of nonland agricultural inputs in developing countries. This review focuses on four key areas: technological resources, natural resources, human resources, and social and political capital.

Patiala: Farmers are in a fix over the massive labour shortage ahead of the paddy sowing and transplantation season. They are finding it difficult to find labourers not only to work in their fields, but also as domestic help.

Shortage of migrant labourers, especially skilled, has hit the harvesting season across the state while sounding alarm bells for local farmers ahead of the tough paddy season due in a month

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DURGAPUR, 25 MARCH: The peasant wing of the Congress today joined the farmland labourers

March 21: After facing several problems due to shortage of water for raising paddy during rabi season in East Godavari, farmers are now worried over the chances of labour shortage for harvesting due to the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).

Women, it is said, hold up half the sky. Forget the sky. In India, women most often don

All is not well with the process of industrialisation in India. Industrialisation is reducing the village people of the country, who used to be highly skilled farmers, into vulnerable cheap labourers.

Amritsar: Amid drizzle, farmers of the region, under the tutelage of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC), held a protest in front of the Canal Office here today.

They were protesting against the government for imposing irrigation fee and its inability in providing irrigation water from canals to their cultivable land in the region.

While women are the mainstay of Indian farm and allied sectors, they are far from being the decision makers
Surinder Sud / New Delhi January 12, 2010, 0:14 IST