Reeling under losses, farmers demand fixed prices at APMCs

Say contractors stall payment for months. By, Yukta Mudgal Farmers in Karnataka incur heavy losses as their produce is not bought for fixed prices at Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Farmers complain there is no fixed price in the APMCs due to which contractors buy their produce at lower rates, leaving them at a loss. […]

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Everything might not be coming up roses for Bengaluru’s floriculturists

Owing to high input costs and lack of access to schemes, the future for rose farmers seems bleak. If you travel to Anekal, 40 km from Bengaluru city, you begin to notice its floricultural settings. The minute you reach Chandapura or Jigani, depending on the route you take, you begin seeing flower carts selling heaps […]

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Youngsters are unlikely to work in agricultural sector

Youngsters are abandoning their own farm land due to high-cost modern farming technology and a water shortage. They are relocating to new positions and opting for other jobs. Harsha Yadav, a 19-year-old student, living in Golahalli, Bengaluru, returned home from his college.  He began reading his computer class textbook right away. He expressed his desire […]

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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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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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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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