Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

AMU declares entrance test dates for its UPSC coaching centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional

Lift ban on cotton export, demand Vidarbha farmers

Sunday February 27, 2011 07:46:22 PM, IANS

Nagpur: Demanding that the export ban on cotton be lifted, over 2,000 farmers and farm widows Sunday hanged the effigies of union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in this Maharashtra district.

"The farmers demanded lifting of ban on cotton exports, a bailout package for dying cotton farmers and rehabilitation of 10,000 farm widows," said Kishor Tiwari, president of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), who spearheaded the agitation at Pandharkawada village, 150 kms from Nagpur,

"Free trade and BT cotton seed has killed more 2,00,000 farmers in Indian in last the last decade. We are protesting this genocide and we have hanged the effigies of the killers," he added.

Tiwari lamented that the ban is forcing more farmer to commit suicide and feared this trend will continue till the ban is lifted

"These suicides are being triggered due to recent imposition of quantitative restriction of export of cotton and paddy. Farmers were forced to sell cotton at Rs.4,000 per quintal whereas paddy was sold at Rs.850 per quintal, much less than MSP (minimum support price) of Rs.1,050, which is also less than the production cost," he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

Recruitment drive in Aligarh Muslim University

Jamia Millia students making their mark in Bollywood

Jaipur's mother of 66 fashioning new lives

500 Indians return from Libya with horrifying tales of sufferings

Incredible India comes to Washington

Shabana's emotional reunion with Faiz's daughters

Iran to remove fuel from its first nuclear power plant

Space shuttle Discovery docks with ISS for final time

Rape-accused NCP legislator held in Mumbai

Afridi takes four wickets, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 11 runs

Shun parties opposing anti-graft law: Activists

Kuwait in celebratory mood for 50th anniversary of independence

Arab world on boil, US imposes sanctions on Libya

No single group can speak for Kashmir's people: Interlocutors

Pragya Thakur arrested in Madhya Pradesh murder case

 

 

 

Top Stories

500 Indians return from Libya with horrifying tales of sufferings

The dawn of Sunday brought more than 500 Indians here from Libya with tales of suffering and killings in the strife-torn country. Some said they had gone without food and  »

Arab world on boil, US imposes sanctions on Libya

Nine die in Iraq protests as demonstrations scald Arab world

 

Picture of the Day

Supporters cheer as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in 2011 World Cup Group A match February 26, 2011. Pakistan won the match by 11 runs.

 

  Most Read

No single group can speak for Kashmir's people: Interlocutors

Given the diverse political aspirations of Jammu and Kashmir's three regions, no single political formation - mainstream or separatist - could    »

Clairvoyance or Hope? Youth predicts end to Kashmir suffering

Iran to remove fuel from its first nuclear power plant

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said the fuel placed inside the reactor of the country's first nuclear power plant will be temporarily removed to run a number of tests, a media a media report said. Upon Russia's request   »

Major setback for Iran's first N-plant: Report

 

  News Pick

Jaipur's mother of 66 fashioning new lives

She has not given birth to them, but she proudly calls herself the mother of 66 children. Manan Chaturvedi, 35, would probably have become  »

Jamia Millia students making their mark in Bollywood

They are making films with big names and editing critically acclaimed movies. The alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia's Mass Communication Research Centre, who are going places in the film industry, give  »

Incredible India comes to Washington

Incredible India in its myriad wondrous colours is all set to make a splash in this American capital with "Maximum India", a mega festival celebrating its cultural diversity. The 20-day cultural extravaganza opening Tuesday at the   »

Kuwait in celebratory mood for 50th anniversary of independence

Homes decked in colours of its national flag, children cheering and waving, women clicking moments for memory - Kuwait was in a festive mood Saturday as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence. Several homes  »

Rape-accused NCP legislator held in Mumbai

Suspended Nationalist Congress Party legislator Dilip Wagh and his secretary Mahesh Mali, accused of raping a 22-year old woman, were  »

NCP suspends legislator over rape charge

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

 

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.