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  Related stories: ICAR concerned over crop holiday in AP http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2315808.ece Novel protest by farmers in crop holiday area http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2316840.ece ‘Crop holiday’ adds to NREGS targets http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2314741.ece Go for short-term crops, official tells farmers http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2315014.ece AP farmers turn the the rice story around http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/46903 AP farmers turn the the rice story around http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/46903 Farmers firm on crop holiday http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2317676.ece

Meaning of a ‘crop holiday’ this kharif

Farmers over three lakh acres may not grow crops this kharif to protest against negative incomes. Yet, policymakers are unmoved. Issues related to farmers do not generally get the same kind of attention as news related to food inflation. Take for example, the ‘crop holiday’ announced by farmers in Andhra Pradesh for this kharif season. Don’t think that this phenomenon will be confined to Andhra Pradesh. Those leading the ‘crop holiday’ campaign have begun to talk to their peers in Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, asking them to go on a partial crop holiday as a mark of protest against net negative incomes. These farmers belong neither to the rain-fed […]

Paddyy farmers in AP plan to grow capsicum

HYDERABAD, JUNE 29: Farmers by and large never sit idle, even when they are protesting. Thousands of farmers in East and West Godavari, Krishna districts, who have declared a crop holiday to an extent of two lakh acres this kharif, are not the ones to waste time. While making their protest heard in the State capital, farmers are seriously contemplating life beyond, not just this kharif, but also paddy. “It is time to reduce dependence and pressure on paddy,” Mr Trinadha Rao, a farmer in the water-rich East Godavari district, told Business Line. With paddy yielding no encouraging returns, farmers have begun to look at alternative crops that could give […]

AP farmers declare crop holiday this kharif

HTTP://WWW.THEHINDUBUSINESSLINE.COM/INDUSTRY-AND-ECONOMY/AGRI-BIZ/ARTICLE2062981.ECE K. V. KURMANATH Mr N. Subba Rao, 73, of Achanta in West Godavari district was among the few farmers in the South who received a kit of IR-8 paddy seeds in 1967 for one acre. He grew 40 bags that kharif, becoming a poster boy for the proponents of Green Revolution that had just begun in the country. The acreage grew to 2,000 acres in the following season, repeating the kharif performance. This made Achanta a tourist spot for Parliament members and agriculture scientists, including those from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The then Food and Agriculture Minister, Mr C. Subramaniam, who spearheaded Green Revolution from the Government […]

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