36% respondents fear that due to the open market, the central government would decrease procurement at MSP, while 33% fear the MSP system would be eliminated by the new agri laws.
Farmers, farmers’ organisations, agriculture entrepreneurs, CEOs of agro companies and experts in organic agriculture spoke at Gaon Connection’s Gaon Cafe.
While the Centre continues to assure farmers that it will stand by the minimum support price of Rs 1,888 per quintal, farmers are being compelled to sell their paddy at Rs 1,200 a quintal or less.
After 65 years, the Act governing the storage and supply of essential commodities, including potato, onion, oil and pulses, has been amended. The Centre claims it will benefit both farmer and customer.
Three people have been arrested and a case registered against 75 villagers, including 35 women, in Jhinjholi gram panchayat. The women say they are being unfairly harrassed.
In a first of its kind survey, Gaon Connection delves into the depths of the agony suffered by rural India, especially its farmers, during the lockdown.
India may have succeeded in keeping many social evils and exploitative practices at bay, but moneylenders in rural India looting the poor is not one of them.
Following outrage over the viral video showing MP Police thrashing Dalit farmers, government acted against Guna collector and SP. But, will there be action against the real culprit?
At least 100 districts in 10 states of the country are under locust attacks at present. These are expected to get worse in the coming few months and may pose a threat to the nation’s food security.
A 14-year-old girl, in a remote Indian village Gaon Connection spoke to, offered a perspective on how millions of people in Indian villages are suffering the COVID19 lockdown.