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Low prices: Farmers dump vegetables
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Low prices: Farmers dump vegetables

Mysuru: Disheartened by the sudden falling prices for their crops, hundreds of irate farmers staged a protest this morning in front of Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) office at APMC premises in Bandipalya here. They threw truckloads of vegetables including tomatoes, cucumber, cauliflower and brinjal on the road to register their protest. They even distributed…

Farmers use PM Modi, Amit Shah cut-outs as scarecrows
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Farmers use PM Modi, Amit Shah cut-outs as scarecrows

Chikkamagalur:  Two months after the Karnataka Assembly elections, Chikkamagalur farmers have found an innovative way of using politicians’ cardboard cut-outs that were used during campaigns. Cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and other leaders that were used extensively during the election campaigns are now being used to chase away crows in Lakkavalli Hobli…

Making a difference in farmers’ lives: Retired Forest Officer shows the way…
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Making a difference in farmers’ lives: Retired Forest Officer shows the way…

By N. Niranjan Nikam Plant, nourish and flourish’ is the mantra of this 80-year-old former Forest and Environment Secretary A.C. Lakshmana. The multi-pronged and highly beneficial project to the State that he advocates especially in the wake of farmers’ loan burden, increasing poverty and suicides is very important to overcome these tragic conditions. Speaking to…

Mysuru farmers supply vegetables directly to Kerala consumers
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Mysuru farmers supply vegetables directly to Kerala consumers

By Pavan Murthy Though there are many government policies preventing middlemen from exploiting farmers, they have remained in paper without making any difference in local markets. They continue to fleece farmers and pocket most of the profits while farmers return almost empty handed though they toil year-round in their fields. A silent revolution is happening…

Release of Kabini water to TN: Farmers block Mysuru- N’gud Highway
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Release of Kabini water to TN: Farmers block Mysuru- N’gud Highway

Nanjangud: Over 400 farmers staged a rasta roko this morning on Mysuru-Nanjangud Highway at Basavapura blocking the vehicular movement towards Mysuru and Tamil Nadu. The protestors, who arrived at around 11 am, staged a dharna and shouted slogans against Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and Irrigation Department officials accusing them of releasing Kabini water to Tamil Nadu. The…

TN Bandh in support of farmers, hits normal life
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TN Bandh in support of farmers, hits normal life

Chennai: A day-long strike, led by Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), began in Tamil Nadu today in support of drought-hit farmers, partially hitting normal life across the State. Farmers from the State, who were on protest in New Delhi for 41 days, reached Chennai this morning and participated in the State-wide bandh. Police have taken…

Notice for loan recovery from Bank
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Notice for loan recovery from Bank

Irked farmers stage semi-nude protest Condemning the action of Bank officials serving notices to farmers to repay loans taken when the State is reeling under drought, farmers under the aegis of State Sugarcane Growers Association staged a protest in front of State Bank of India (Lead Bank) branch in T.K. Layout here yesterday. The farmers…

Echo of farmer’s death: Prohibitory orders clamped in Gundlupet
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Echo of farmer’s death: Prohibitory orders clamped in Gundlupet

Anticipating law and order problem following the death of a farmer from Gundlupet yesterday, the Gundlupet By-poll Returning Officer (RO) Nalin Atul has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr.PC across the constituency from 6 am this morning till 6 pm tomorrow evening. Nagesh (30), a farmer from Kaggalada Hundi in the taluk, was picked…

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