Indian American Farmers Weathering Record Drought in California
India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jul 06, 2014
Above: Yuba City, Calif., farmer Karm Bains surveyed his peach orchards in early spring, after an extremely hot winter pushed out blooms too early. Indian...
GANDHINAGAR: In a bid to make life easy for a key NDA ally, Shiromani Akali Dal, the Modi government has decided to defreeze the land of 52 Sikh farmers in Kutch.
After Gujarat, Sikh farmers in Haryana face eviction threat
After Gujarat, Sikh farmers in Haryana are now facing eviction threat. The Congress party, which raised a hue and cry against the Narendra Modi government's decision to evict Sikh farmers from Kutch, is now on the...
In Punjab, three farmers kill selves every two days
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 26
Forced by financial crunch, an estimated 5,000 farmers and farm labourers committed suicide in the agrarian state of Punjab, popularly known as grain bowl of India, in the last...
ALLAHABAD: The suicide committed by a 45-year-old Sikh-Jat farmer of Punjab (name concealed), was not only because of the debt he owed, but also a change to semi-urban lifestyle coupled with social humiliation and psychological isolation were some of the main causes, which force him to take this...
By Jim Yardley
NOIDA, India — Bhisham Singh Yadav, father of the groom, is stressed. His rented Lexus got stuck behind a bullock cart. He has hired a truck to blast Hindi pop, but it is too big to maneuver through his village. At least his grandest gesture, evidence of his upward mobility, is...
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As Balbir Jagga drives a tractor around his farm in northwestern India, he dreams that the fields he tills will propel him to international music stardom.
Prince Charles to visit Punjab again Today to rekindle hopes of demoralized farmers
October 2, 2010 by Gurpreet Singh Mehak email@example.com
01 Oct. 2010: FATEHGARH SAHIB: When Prince Charles had last visited Bhatmajra village of this district in Punjab in March 2006, he had...
Posted on August 21, 2010 under United Sikhs
LEHRA(Sangrur): Fifty village families of District Sangrur, who had lost their crops when the swollen River Ghaggar swept over their fields last month, received cash relief from United Sikhs this week, whilst they await compensation promised by...
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Moga, July 24
Overexploitation of ground water to meet irrigation needs has in recent years created a big problem of water shortage in Punjab. Unfortunately, rain water harvesting and recharging of ground water...
Jalandhar, June 15
Acknowledging the expertise of Punjabi farmers in making the state the “food bowl of the country”, Ethiopia now wants them to replicate this success in their country. Only 43 per cent of the total land mass of the country was currently under cultivation and the African...
Punjab farmers demand special trains from Bihar and UP to bring labourers for Paddy plantation @ www.punjabnewsline.com
RAJPURA(Patiala): Facing an acute shortage of migrant labourers for paddy plantation, the peasants of Punjab Thursday demanded to run
special rains from Bihar to enable...
"A new earthquake" is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. The MPP has...
Bathinda, India (CNN) -- The northwest state of Punjab is popularly known as the breadbasket of India.
But many local farmers say that decades of using chemicals and pesticides, encouraged by the government, has caused health problems including cancer.
It's a point of view borne out by...
<table class="contentpaneopen"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" valign="top">CHANDIGARH: Punjab, considered as the food bowl of the country has witnessed a five-time increase in the debt-burden of farmers in the last decade. Farm debt has grown to approximately Rs 30,394.12 crore in 2008 from Rs...
source: INDIA Indian farmers selling wives and daughters to survive drought - Asia News#
Indian farmers selling wives and daughters to survive drought
As farm production collapses, thousands of women are sold to pay off debts. The authorities say reports are...
Chandigarh, July 31
Farmers of the state may head for Mongolia soon with the Ministry of External Affairs considering a proposal to send them to farm land in that country for six months every year.
It may also take up the issue of opening a visa office at Amritsar and has asked its Ambassador...