Pesticide poisoning on rise in Karnataka farmers

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, National Accidental Deaths and Suicides Report 2020, 943 people died due to accidental consumption of pesticides in Karnataka in 2020. Bengaluru: Bettappa, a 70-year-old farm worker at K Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu has been spraying pesticides on the farmlands for 20 years. He said that he has developed a […]

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Farmers become the torch bearers of protests in India

Farmers breeze through the cold waves of winter and set ablaze their protest. DELHI: India has become the stronghold of protests in recent years. The anti-CAA protests in 2019-2020 saw many parts of the nation coming together with masses speaking out their anger against the newly introduced Citizenship Act at that time. The Muslim community […]

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Agriculture sector raises concern over possible delay in kharif season

Industries in the agriculture sector raised concerns in a meeting with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) that any delay in sowing of Kharif crops may lead to difficulties for farmers and the quality of output may also be impacted. Vivek Kumar M The nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak has lead […]

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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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