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Farmers’ Issues and Agrarian Crisis in Punjab

Winds From Punjab: Existential States for Farmers & Government Are High

The central government may, by hook or crook, ride out the current Punjab-based farmers’ agitation. But the underlying logic of the situation can sow the seeds of a long-term crisis. The existential stakes in this agitation for both the farmers and the government are high; but the possibility of a good faith material resolution of the problem is low. This has the makings of a perfect storm.

A Day Before Farmers’ Delhi Chalo, Punjab’s Subedari Nizam Declares Night Curfew

Punjab's Subedari Nizam (state government) has announced to impose night curfew in the state citing rising cases of corona virus. As per media reports the government has also declared those not wearing masks in public will be charged with fine of rupees one thousand.

How Present Farmers’ Struggle is Different From Previous Agitations? & Why We Need For Punjab Centric Agrarian Model?

A discussion was organized at Teachers Home, Bathinda on 19 November 2020. The top of this discussion was "Punjab Centric Agrarian Model". Speaking during this event farmers' leader S. Megh Raj Singh Bhai Mandhir Singh explained that how present farmers' struggle was different from previous farmers' agitations and why there was a need for Punjab centric agrarian model.

Need & Possibilities of Punjab Centric Agrarian Model & Role of Social Structure: Bhai Mandhir Singh

Under "Waris Punjab De" campaign by Shambhu Morcha, a discussion was organised at Teachers Home, Bathinda on 19 November 2020. The top of this discussion was "Punjab Centric Agrarian Model".

Delhi Pushing Punjab to the Wall: Dal Khalsa

Participating in the farmers’ stir against contentious farm laws on November 5, the Dal Khalsa warned the Narendra Modi Government for pushing Punjab to the wall.

Know the Changes in Crop Cycle That Affected Punjab – Explained by Jujhar Singh

Punjab’s farmers have been protesting against new agricultural laws enacted by the Government of India (GoI). Other sections of the Punjabi society, especially the youths, have also come forward in support of farmers.

Farmers’ Unions Decide to Talk to GoI But Protests to Continue for Now

Thirty farmers' unions, active in Punjab, have decided to hold talks with the Government of India over new controversial agriculture laws enacted by the BJP government.

Struggle Should Be For Right To Price Determination, Direct International Trade and Right over Natural Resources: A Joint Statement

More than thirty activists, opinionists, professionals, farmers have issued a joint statement on Farmers' struggle putting forward a viewpoint that instead of merely reacting on issues, the conditions which create these issues must be addressed.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s Resignation: Face-Saving by Badals

Caught in a complex situation Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has attempted to save its face on agriculture ordinances issue by tendering resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Cabinet. SAD (B), a political ally of BJP, was given cabinet berth in BJP led Union government.

Farmers’ Protest Hit Supplies of Vegetables, Milk; Police use Force in Bathinda, 1 Injured, 4 Held

On the call of All India Kisan Mahasangh, an umbrella body of 110 farmers’ organisations across Indian subcontinent, protesting farmers are blocking the supply of farm products such as grains, vegetables and milk across India to attract government’s attention towards the rampant agrarian crisis and farmer distress.

Punjab Cabinet Okay’s Conditional Loan Waiver From SC/BC Finance Corporation

The Punjab government  is all set for conditional loan waive off, up to Rs. 50000 each, taken from the Punjab Scheduled Castes Land Development and Finance Corporation (PSCLDFC)

Punjab Reduced To ‘Begger’ As NITI Ayog Snubs Punjab For Asking For Funds

For ages Punjab has been known for its 'riches' and 'prosperity', the state has always been on the forefront to help or donate the needy

Dr Gian Singh Speaking On ‘Punjab’s Agrarian Crises’ Its Solution

Sath' a Panjab University based students group on 6th February, 2018 organised a special seminar on on ‘Punjab Agrarian Crisis’ at Panjab University Chandigarh.

‘Sath’ Organizes Special Discussion On Punjab Agrarian Crisis, At Panjab University

Sath' on Tuesday organized a special discussion on ‘Punjab Agrarian Crisis’ at Panjab University Chandigarh where a lecture was held about the declining

Sath to Host Special Lecture on ‘Punjab Agrarian Crisis’ at Panjab University

A discussion group named 'Sath' is going to hold a special discussion on prevailing 'Punjab Agrarian Crises' on 6th February 2018 (Tuesday) at Panjab University.

Farmers Resist Pb Govt’s Move To Install Meters On Tubewells

The state farmers on Thursday opposed the Cabinet's decision to install power meters on tubewells on the pretext of a pilot project, even as their five-day protest

16,606 Farm Suicides in 15 years in Punjab; 87% Deaths Owing to Debt: Report

Punjab saw 16,606 farm suicides during 2000-2015, reveals data compiled by three universities — worrisome indeed, especially at a time when debt-trapped farmers are at the brink.

SYP To Hold Conference On 24th Dec, Will Discuss Agrarian, Education & Economic Problems

Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) which is the youth wing of the 'pro-freedom' Sikh group Dal Khalsa  will hold Youth Conference on December 24 at Sri Hargobindpur

Punjab Govt Cabinet Approves Increase In Sugarcane SAP Upto Rs 10/ Quintal

After Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal last week came down heavily upon the state government for being partial towards Punjab's sugar mill

State Promoting Industrialist’s Interest At Farmer’s Cost: BKU

In order to promote and forward the interests of the industrialists the Congress government of Punjab lead by Amarinder Singh has refused to

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