Indian traders say farmer protest has caused 500 billion rupees business loss

The nearly two-month long farmers’ agitation in and around India’s national capital has caused business losses worth 500 billion rupees, dampening the post-covid economic recovery, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). The government has proposed to suspend three controversial farm laws for one-and-a-half years and try to achieve a resolution with the farmers […]

Read more

India’s agriculture sector in 2020 – from record foodgrain production to farmer protests


Indian agriculture sector achieved record foodgrain production and registered positive growth despite the coronavirus pandemic but the massive farmers’ protest at the borders of the national capital against the new farm laws overshadowed its remarkable performance last year. Notwithstanding the cold weather and pandemic concerns, the protest by thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and […]

Read more

Indian government meets farm unions amid divergent voices on protests


Indian government officials met with representatives of farmer union groups on Wednesday in a fresh attempt to resolve their objections on three key farm laws. Divergent voices have emerged over the issues with one section leaning towards a speedy resolution of the dispute while another maintaining their demand for a complete repeal of the laws.  […]

Read more

Indian government invites protesting farmers for talks today


Indian Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has invited representatives of farmer union groups for talks on Wednesday to discuss their objections over three key farm laws. The meeting is scheduled for this afternoon, according to an invitation reviewed by While a section of the farmers have said they are willing to discuss broad reforms […]

Read more

WEEKLY WRAP UP – Farmers protest continues unabated


For the first time since the pandemic began, there is now hope for a brighter future. Progress with vaccines and treatment have lifted expectations and uncertainty has receded. Thanks to unprecedented government and central bank action, global activity has rapidly recovered in many sectors, though some service activities remain impaired by physical distancing. The collapse […]

Read more

Adani Group refutes buying directly from the farmers; only manage grain silos for FCI


Adani group has denied reports that it is buying harvested crops from the farmers. The group has also rubbished any claim of fixing the price for farmers’ produce. The port-to-energy-to commodities conglomerate said it only develops and operates grain silos for Food Corporation of India (FCI). Recently, Adani’s name has been echoing during farmer protests along with Reliance […]

Read more