1 year ago
Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts

New Delhi, June 28 - With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall. Drought management, they say, assumes significance in view of changing weather patterns. We are not prepared to handle the effects of climate change on agriculture. ...

3 years ago
Treat farmer suicides as murders, demands Vidarbha outfit

Nagpur, Dec 29 - Treat suicides of Vidarbha cotton farmers as murder cases, farmers and farm widows demanded Wednesday as they took out a 5,000-strong rally in Pandharkawada town of Yavatmal district of eastern Maharashtra to protest their exclusion from the recent Rs.1,600-crore aid packages. 'Cotton farmers have submitted the memorandum to the local talsildar and have demanded that all ca...

7 years ago
Relief package only on paper, Vidarbha farmers tell PM

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A farmers' organisation from Maharashtra has alerted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the relief package he had promised during his visit of the state earlier this month was yet to be implemented. In a letter to the prime minister, the Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti, a farmers' organisation working for farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, noted that the 'so-cal...

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