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Won’t support SKM’s call to block Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway during peak harvest season: Palwal farmers

Palwal: Farmers protesting in Haryana’s Palwal against central agricultural laws said they will not support Samyukt Kisan Morcha`s (SKM) call to block the Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway for 24 hours. Speaking to ANI, Palwal block committee member Raj Kumar said: “Yesterday committee held a meeting in which it was decided to not take part in the blockade. We supported all calls of ...

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Agri financing picks up pace in fourth quarter as procurement begins

Agriculture financing has picked up in the ongoing fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, as large processors, exporters and traders in paddy and groundnut have started procurement and pledge financing. Leading agri-financing companies said pledge financing for sugar too has picked up as the sector is set to witness higher production. While the farmer protest had impacted agri-financing in the November-December ...

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Farm laws are death warrants for farmers, says Arvind Kejriwal

The national Convenor of AAP said the BJP had left the Colonial government behind in tormenting the farmers. Describing the contentious farm laws as “death warrants” for farmers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made Aam Admi Party’s political ambition to cross over Yamuna into Uttar Pradesh clear at a kisan panchayat in Meerut on Sunday. Promising to control erring sugar ...

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Farmers announce series of events to further escalate protest

Protesting farmers Sunday announced a series of events from February 23-27 to further intensify their agitation against the three new agricultural laws as they accused the government of adopting “repressive” measures against them. They also said they will soon devise a strategy to keep the protest going for long. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the protests, told ...

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‘Rail Roko’ protest: Delhi Police steps up security near tracks

According to a senior police officer, additional staff has been deployed at several points near railway tracks and patrolling has also been increased The Delhi Police on February 18 tightened security in several parts of the national capital, especially near railway tracks, in view of the “rail roko” (rail blockade) called by the farmer groups protesting against the Centre’s new ...

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Farmers’ protest limited to certain area: Agri minister Tomar

Gwalior: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said the ongoing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three new farm laws is limited to a certain area, and expressed hope to break the deadlock over the issue soon. Talking to reporters in Madhya Pradesh‘s Gwalior city, Tomar also accused the opposition Congress of playing politics over the farmers’ agitation. “The ...

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