Small farmers unable to benefit from e-markets

Lack of knowledge about technology is making farmers continue to sell in traditional markets. Despite the state and central government’s effort to help the farmers sell their crops by creating advanced digital platforms like ReMS (Rastriya e-market service) and National Agriculture Market (e- Nam), many farmers lack technological knowledge about its usage. A farmer in […]

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Domestic rose market blooms as exports wither

While the export-oriented Indian flower industry has yet to recover from the pandemic’s losses, rose farmers got a break on Valentine’s Day. After two years, rose exports have managed to dampen the spirits of Indian flower farmers, who are being compensated in terms of price by domestic markets.  Rose markets suffering from poor exports due […]

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New call center to facilitate inter-state agriculture transport

The Union Agriculture Minister has launched an All India Agri Transport Call Centre to ease the inter-state movement of perishable items amid lockdown. Srijita Sen April 17, 2020 An initiative of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Government of India, the 24/7 operating call centre is mandated to solve inter-state problems of […]

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They farm, we eat. If they die, who’ll reap?

While we happily bargain with vegetable sellers and buy at printed price from super markets, farmers in Shahapur live in extreme poverty along with debts. So much that, farmer suicide is a common issue in Shahapur’s villages. Bangalore, March 22, 2020 By Sanchari Ghatak Mehboobi, who lives in a joint family with her husband, son, […]

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For small farmers, local money lenders bring destruction in disguise.

More than one-third of farmers in India take loans from local money lenders and end up bearing the burden of paying interest rate three to four times more than what banks and co-operative societies charge. These farmers do not get the benefits of loan waivers as well. Vivek Kumar MApril 05, 2020 Ningappa, a farmer […]

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