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More than 110 farmer outfits across the country have planned a nationwide strike from June 1 to 10 to press for their demands.

The Cooperative Department has asked the banks to go slow on the recovery of crop loans from farmers, but speed up the recovery of non-farm loans availed by them as well as other borrowers.

Bengaluru: Chief Minister H.D.

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has declared that he will be announcing his government’s plans for a farm loan waiver for the State in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

A special session of Parliament is needed to discuss the agrarian crisis, farmer leaders from the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee told President Ram Nath Kovind during a meeting on

With India emerging as a leading cotton producer in the world, and considering the large-scale adoption of Bt cotton cultivation, there is a need to understand the patterns of pesticide use by cotton farmers, especially as environmental, ecological, and health concerns surrounding pesticide use continue to be debated.

There remain misconceptions regarding farmer suicides. There is a need to set right these erroneous ideas based on scientific studies that have been conducted seeking to devise solutions to address the prevailing crisis of the peasantry in Punjab.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Manager & Others Vs Abdul Majid Babaso Momin & Others dated 02/05/2018 regarding loans for the incoming agricultural season. Supreme Court directs that farmers whose loan amount is upto Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) can receive loan for the incoming agricultural season. This order shall be subject to order/orders as may be passed in the Special Leave Petition (16087/2017) which would be listed for hearing on 28th August, 2018.

Shantaram Bhoye walked for six days to cover the 180km from Nashik to Mumbai. Hailing from Orambe village in Surgana, Nashik, Bhoye tills three acres for a living.

A plethora of problems face Southern and Northern family agricultures in the current neo-liberal era of financial capital domination worldwide, and has paved the way for the revival of peasant struggles for their social emancipation and legitimate right of access to land and food. Obviously, such struggles also concern all categories of workers and people because what is at stake is the challenge to reach food sovereignty and to build our societies at the local, national and global levels, on the principles of social justice, equality and real democracy.

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