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Chidambaram slams Centre’s move to make crop insurance voluntary

He said more cropped area needs to be brought under crop insurance and the decision will reduce coverage putting millions of farmers at risk.
In a series of tweets, senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that making crop insurance voluntary for loanee farmers is another retrograde step.(Press Trust of India)
In a series of tweets, senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that making crop insurance voluntary for loanee farmers is another retrograde step.(Press Trust of India)
Published on Feb 20, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

BJP aims to strike a fine balance

In Manipur, therefore, the party and the umbrella of Hindu nationalist institutions that make up the Sangh Parivar, have had to shift gear to enable their candidates to compete.
Women work in a MGNREGS project in Churachandpur, a Kuki stronghold in Manipur.(Revati Laul)
Women work in a MGNREGS project in Churachandpur, a Kuki stronghold in Manipur.(Revati Laul)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 07:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Revati Laul

Kisan Credit Card norms eased to boost lending

Kisan Credit Cards were first launched in 1998 to provide ready credit support to farmers, including small farmers for cultivation, consumption and investment needs.
Kisan Credit Cards were launched in 1998 to provide ready credit support to farmers for cultivation and investment.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
Kisan Credit Cards were launched in 1998 to provide ready credit support to farmers for cultivation and investment.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2019 02:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq

Interim Budget: Farmers may get interest-free loans, premium-free insurance

The Modi government has worked out a relief package for farmers including interest-free farm loans and premium-free crop insurance ahead of its interim Budget to be tabled on February 1, informed sources say.
The Modi government has worked out a relief package for farmers including interest-free farm loans and premium-free crop insurance ahead of its interim Budget to be tabled on February 1, informed sources say.(HT Photo)
The Modi government has worked out a relief package for farmers including interest-free farm loans and premium-free crop insurance ahead of its interim Budget to be tabled on February 1, informed sources say.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 02:39 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service

Agra farmer earns Rs 490 from potato crop, sends it to PM Modi in protest

Pradeep Sharma, the farmer from Nagla Nathu village in Agra’s Baroli Aheer area, also alleged corruption in the agriculture department with regard to the crop insurance.
An Agra-based farmer, who could save a mere Rs 490 after selling 19 tonnes of his potato crop, has sent the entire amount to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by money order as a protest.(AFP)
An Agra-based farmer, who could save a mere Rs 490 after selling 19 tonnes of his potato crop, has sent the entire amount to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by money order as a protest.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 09:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent

Centre’s farm insurance scheme a hit or flop? RTI reveals sharp rise in gross premiums

Information obtained under RTI Act reveals sharp rise in gross premiums, drop in farmers enrolled in 2017-18 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
Compared to 2014-15 and 2015-16 (the immediate preceding years when two older crop insurance schemes were in force), premiums shot up nearly 348% – from about Rs 10,560 crore to about Rs 47,408 crore.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Compared to 2014-15 and 2015-16 (the immediate preceding years when two older crop insurance schemes were in force), premiums shot up nearly 348% – from about Rs 10,560 crore to about Rs 47,408 crore.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 07:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq

India’s flagship crop insurance scheme a big leap, but needs fixes

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana has achieved a better design by merging multiple insurance schemes into one, simplifying norms and cutting down premiums, the evaluation shows.
An Indian farmer watering crop of cauliflowers in his field near the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi on October 12.(AFP Photo)
An Indian farmer watering crop of cauliflowers in his field near the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi on October 12.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 09:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq

The Modi government’s inclusive policies have unified the nation

In four years, the Modi government has sought to “include” all Indians – rural, urban, differently enabled, young, old in a “new” Indian economic story
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses beneficiaries of welfare schemes of the BJP government, Jaipur, July 7. Swachh Bharat has changed our approach to civic responsibility(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses beneficiaries of welfare schemes of the BJP government, Jaipur, July 7. Swachh Bharat has changed our approach to civic responsibility(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 06:04 PM IST
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BJP misleading people, says Gehlot

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot Saturday launched a scathing attack on BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying they have failed to fulfil their promises and have created a state of indecision in the country
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot addressed the party workers in Jodhpur on Saturday.(File/PTI)
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot addressed the party workers in Jodhpur on Saturday.(File/PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By HT Correspondent

BKS demands policy changes to end farmers’ woes, threatens stir

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh on Monday demanded changes in policies to ensure fair price and adequate risk cover for crops, and create conditions in which farmers will not go for loans
Supporters of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh at a sit-in Alwar on Monday.(HT Photo)
Supporters of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh at a sit-in Alwar on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
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