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Agriculture: Farmers

Farmers work in a potato field on the outskirts of Kaushambi, about 60 kilometers from Prayagraj. India's potato production increased 51 per cent to 52.5 million tons in over a decade, Indian Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said earlier this year. India is the second-largest producer of potato after China in the world.

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Farmers Gurmakh Singh and Lakhwinder show their wheat crop, flattened and damaged by strong winds and rains, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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A dog uses a pedestrian crossing as farmers block the center of the city with their tractors during a protest in Pamplona, northern Spain.

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A farmer blocks the center of the city with his tractors during a protest in Pamplona, northern Spain. Farmers across Spain are taking part in mass protests over what they say are plummeting incomes for agricultural workers.

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Some thousand of farmers converge on The Hague, Netherlands in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide.

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Farmers from Amaravathi stage 'Jala Deeksha' protest against a three project proposal at Rayapudi village in Guntur district.

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Police stop farmers arriving from various villagers to lay siege the Assembly in protest against the three-capital proposal for state of Andhra Pradesh, at Velagapudi in Guntur district.

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Police personnel detain a protestor during a farmers demonstration in Amaravati

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Farmers and villagers, holding flags, take part in a rally on the 20th day of their agitation against the proposal of three capital cities for the state of Andhra Pradesh, at Thullur in Guntur district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents an award to a farmer after he approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in the country, during his address to a gathering, at Tumakuru district. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is also seen.

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A farmer, P Sankar of Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu has built a temple for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his farm land.

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P Sankar a farmer of Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu has built a temple for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his farm land.

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Farmers hold placards as they protest against the three capital cities for the state proposed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, at Thullur village in Guntur.

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Farmers stage a protest against the destruction of crops by wild animals, in Muzaffarpur.

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Palestinians pick strawberries at a farm, in Beit Lahyia, northern Gaza Strip.

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Farmers block the Paris ring road with their tractors. French farmers are driving tractors into Paris and Lyon to protest stagnant revenues and unfair competition.

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Farmers have parked their tractors on the 'Road of June 17' in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Some thousands farmers are expected in the German capital for a protest rally against the German and European agriculture policy.

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Workers upload sacks of newly-harvested paddy at a grain market, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Agriculture scientists provide information to farmers during a double-income program, at Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University in Jabalpur.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a village on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Stubble burning at a field near Patiala.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar interacts with farmers during his visit to a village in Nashik, Maharashtra.

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Tamil farmers during a protest demanding loan waiver and compensation for crop failure, in Chennai.

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A view of crops destroyed due to heavy rainfall in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka

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An elderly farmer inspects his damaged paddy crop following monsoon showers, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Farmers raise slogans during the Kisan Panchayat held under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union on Delhi-UP border at Ghazipur, in New Delhi.

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Farmers raise slogans during the Kisan Panchayat held under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union on Delhi-UP border at Ghazipur, in New Delhi.

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Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait during Kisan Panchayat on the Delhi-UP border, in New Delhi.

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A farmer during Bharatiya Kisan Union's Kisan Panchayat at the UP Gate in Gazipur, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union supporters shout slogans during a Kisan Panchayat at the UP Gate in Gazipur, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union supporters shout slogans during a Kisan Panchayat at the UP Gate in Gazipur, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union supporters shout slogans during a Kisan Panchayat at the UP Gate in Gazipur, in New Delhi.

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Farmer leaders along with onion growers stage a Rasta Roko protest against the imposition of ban on onion export by the government, at Satana in Nashik, Maharashtra. The government on Sunday banned exports of all varieties of onion in a bid to tame the prices of the vegetable.

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Farmers block the highway during their agitation, at NH24 in Ghazipur border. Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Kisan Ghat in Delhi demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others.

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Farmers block the highway during their agitation, at NH24 in Ghazipur border. Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Kisan Ghat in Delhi demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others.

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Farmers block the highway during their agitation, at NH24 in Ghazipur border. Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Kisan Ghat in Delhi demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others.

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Farmers block the highway during their agitation, at NH24 in Ghazipur border. Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Kisan Ghat in Delhi demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others.

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Bhartiya Kisan Sangathan members march towards Delhi for completion of their demands, in Noida.

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Bhartiya Kisan Sangathan members march towards Delhi for completion of their demands, in Noida.

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Farmers block the highway during their agitation, at NH24 in Ghazipur border. Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Kisan Ghat in Delhi demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others.

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Farmers agitation causes traffic jam, at NH24 in Ghazipur.

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UP farmers under the banner Bharatiya Kisan Sangh marching to Delhi's Kisan Ghat over payment of sugarcane crop dues & full loan waiver among others, at National Highway 24, Ghazipur.

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Farmers under the banner 'Bharatiya Kisan Sangh' march from Sharanpur towards Noida.

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Farmers under the banner 'Bharatiya Kisan Sangh' march from Sharanpur towards Noida. The farmers are scheduled to march towards Delhi on Sept. 20, 2019.

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Farmers under the banner 'Bharatiya Kisan Sangh' march towards Delhi, in Ghaziabad. The farmers are scheduled to march towards Delhi on Sept. 20, 2019.

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Farmers’ ­protest in 2018

Farmers raise slogans during a protest against Center's decision to join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal, at Amritsar-Delhi Highway. India is preparing a final list of products on which it may retain import tariffs for China in the proposed RCEP agreement.

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A farmer throws seed pesticides at a paddy field near the Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Plant, in Vijayawada.

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Family members of farmers who committed suicide in recent past participate in a rally to observe 60th years of historical Food movement, in Kolkata.

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A farmer lays jute in Jalangi river for decomposition at Krishnagar in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetty and Congress MLA Satej Patil lead flood affected farmers during their 'Akrosh March' protest demanding loan waiver and compensation for their damaged crop, in Kolhapur.

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Farmers carry jute plants on bullock carts across a field at a village in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Farmers carry goods on bullock carts across a waterlogged field at a village in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Farmers spray pesticide in a paddy field at a village in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu, Chief Minister Raghubar Das flag off a 'Krishi Rath' before launching the 'Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirvaad Yojna', at Harmu ground in Ranchi

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Women carry paddy saplings to be used for plantation in a field, in Nadia district.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field at South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Farmers plant rice saplings in a paddy field during monsoon season at a village near Balurghat, in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal

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Walmart International President & CEO Judith McKenna interacts with farmers during her visit to Agra

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Sugarcane farmers waits for customers at a roadside wholesale market, in Jammu.

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Farmers plough their field as they sow soyabean at a field in Ghogaon village near Karad. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will invest widely in agriculture infrastructure and support private entrepreneurship for value addition in farm sector.

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An elderly Nepalese man falls in the mud in a paddy field while playing with another during 'Asar Pandra', or paddy plantation day in Dhading district, Nepal. Nepalese Hindus consider 'Asar Pandra' an auspicious day for planting paddy.

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Women walk along a road blocked with boulders, placed there by coca farmers, to protest against the government, in Unduavi, Bolivia. Coca growers critical of Bolivia's President Evo Morales confronted the police after soldiers threw tear gas grenades at them to clear the road.

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A farmer women sow seeds at a cotton field on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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A farmer woman sows seeds at a cotton field on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

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A farmer uses a pair of bulls to plough a cotton field as women sow seeds on the outskirts of Hyderabad. More than 60% of the country's 1.3 billion people are dependent on farming and favorable monsoon rains.

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Workers plant paddy saplings in a field near Amritsar. Punjab government permitted paddy growers to transplant their crop from June 13 instead of the earlier date of June 20, following requests by various farmers' organisations.

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Farmers take part in BJP's 'Jan Aakarosh rally' against state's Congress government, in Indore.

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A farmer plough his field through traditional farming methods with bullocks at a field on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Workers harvest wheat crop at a village on the outskirts of Jammu. Weather department has warned of fresh Western Disturbance (WD) to hit North India this week, asking farmers to cut their crops well in advance.

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A farmer waits for lifting of his wheat crop at the grain market in Bathinda.

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A farmer inspects his wheat crop damaged by strong winds and rains, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Farmers under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) stage a protest to press for their various demands, outside Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's residence, in Amritsar.

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CM Naveen Patnaik flags off the KALIA campaign vans

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Farmers move back to their native villages from the Delhi-Amritsar railway tracks after calling off their strike, at village Devi Dass Pura, about 20kms from Amritsar.

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Farmers prepare to move back to their native villages from the Delhi-Amritsar railway tracks after calling off their strike, at village Devi Dass Pura, about 20kms from Amritsar. The farmers were agitating against alleged anti-farmer policies of the Punjab govt.

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Farmers block a railway tracks during a protest organized under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the state government, at village Devi Dass Pura, 20 km from Amritsar.

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Farmers under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) block a railway track during a protest to press for their various demands, at Devidaspura in Amritsar.

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PM Modi at the launch of the PMKISAN scheme, UP

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Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha members during their Nashik to Mumbai protest march to press for their various demands, in Nashik.

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Security personnel stop Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha members during their Vidhan Sabha gherao protest to press for their various demands in Patna.

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A farmer prepares his field for asparagus in Beelitz, Germany.

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Farmers under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee raise slogans during a protest against government policies including low milk procurement rates and loan waiver, in Amritsar.

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Farmers of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana during a protest rally, in Pune.

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Farmers participate in a bull race during Sahyadri Festival at Abbalagere village in Shimoga district.

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Farmers raise slogans during a protest against Central and State government over 'Anti-Farmer Policies' outside Deputy Commissioner office, in Amritsar.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath at the launch of farmers' loan waiver scheme, in Bhopal.

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A farmer loads raw turmeric on a tractor while harvesting a field at Vadgaon village, in Karad.

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Farmers queue up outside a fertilisers shop to buy urea in Bikaner.

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Farmers protest during a rally in Mumbai.

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Farmers perform ‘Oorcha Kannupootu’ competition on a field at Pullaloor, in Kozhikode, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.

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Farmers take part in 'Kisan long march' organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha (ABKS), demanding the Maharashtra government for a complete and unconditional waiver of loans and electricity bills, in Mumbai, Sunday, March 12, 2018.

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Police use water cannons to disperse farmers protesting at Delhi-UP border during 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra' in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018.

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A farmer transports milk cans through a field

Congress party workers along with farmers burst fire-crackers as they celebrate Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's decision to waiver loans of debt-ridden farmers, at Congress party office in Bhopal.

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Farmers garland Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in a thankful gesture for his decision of waivering their loans, at State Mantralaya in Bhopal.

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Farmers garland Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in a thankful gesture for his decision of waivering their loans, at State Mantralaya in Bhopal. Kamal Nath signed his first file for loan waiver of farmers soon after assuming the office on Monday.

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Farmers on a protest march to Parliament on November 30

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Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Hassan interacts with the farmers on their return from New Delhi after participating in farmers' protests, at the Egmore Railway Station in Chennai.

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