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Farm laws: Here’s what some TN farmers say

Poor prospects in upcoming state polls may have driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal farm laws. Here's what a cross-section of farmers in the state say about the decision. “This is a victory for farmers who protested on a sustained basis. If we struggle for just demands with...

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Farmers markets are a good idea. Need more, better ones

Farmers’ Market is a popular concept in Europe in which the farmers who produce food could directly market to the consumers. The objective of the farmers’ market is that the farmer who produces food should be able to fix the price of their produce. It eliminates middlemen interference and...

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Traditional rice is good. So why only a few consume them?

The number of farmers growing traditional rice varieties is increasing every year. Mappillai Samba, Karuppu Kavuni are favourites. The traditional rice farmers are spread over several districts including Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Madurai and Thanjavur. The greatest challenge is...

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Farmer speaks out against free, subsidised rice

‘Arasiyal’ is the Tamil word for politics and some elders used to say that it originated from ‘arisi’, the Tamil word for rice. Yes, it is true and it is obvious that this tiny foodgrain has even overturned many governments. It is no exaggeration to say that the Dravidian parties came to power...

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