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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray(ANI)

Rs 4,807 cr deposited in accounts of over 7 lakh Maharashtra farmers, says CM Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Thackeray said that 35.8 lakh farmer accounts have been uploaded on a special portal created for the implementation of the loan waiver scheme.
Devendra Fadnavis seems to believe he can blame the new government on all issues(HT FILE)
Devendra Fadnavis seems to believe he can blame the new government on all issues(HT FILE)

The need for some patience and introspection

UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Earlier, in Nashik, when reporters asked Fadnavis what issues he would be challenging the government on, he said without batting an eyelash, “farmers, loan waivers, lack of industrial growth, failure to provide jobs” – in fact all issues associated with his government barely three months ago.
Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot said on Friday that running the government and its performance was a collective responsibility and not that of a single person. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot said on Friday that running the government and its performance was a collective responsibility and not that of a single person. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

People chose party not a person: Sachin Pilot amid reports of infighting

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:29 AM IST
The state Congress president said the party spoke of loan waiver, unemployment allowance among other things in its manifesto and was working on them.
Days after the state government announced a farm loan waiver up to Rs two lakh, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that his government is planning a complete loan waiver in the coming days.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Days after the state government announced a farm loan waiver up to Rs two lakh, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that his government is planning a complete loan waiver in the coming days.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra CM assures complete farm loan waiver in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Thackeray said that Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government is contemplating of a loan waiver above Rs two lakh to work out a plan to offer relief to those farmers who are repaying their loans regularly
Newly elected Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The current government will now have to account for relief for unseasonal rain and drought, infrastructure commitments made by the previous government, along with the promises they have made.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Newly elected Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The current government will now have to account for relief for unseasonal rain and drought, infrastructure commitments made by the previous government, along with the promises they have made.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Loan waiver, Rs 10 meals: Uddhav Thackeray govt’s CMP promises could burden state treasury

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 09:12 AM IST
A senior official said a conservative estimate for a loan waiver for farmers up to July 2019 would lead to a burden of Rs 30,000 crore.
The RSLDB lends to farmers at an interest rate of 12.1 percent of which the government gives a 5% interest subvention or grant to the bank. So effectively, farmers get the loan at 7.1 percent.(Rajanish Kakade/HT File Photo)
The RSLDB lends to farmers at an interest rate of 12.1 percent of which the government gives a 5% interest subvention or grant to the bank. So effectively, farmers get the loan at 7.1 percent.(Rajanish Kakade/HT File Photo)

Post loan waiver, cooperative banks in Rajasthan unable to meet lending targets

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Urvashi Dev Rawal
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 07:17 PM IST
The Rajasthan State Cooperative Bank Ltd and Rajasthan State Land Development Bank Ltd are the main banks that give short-term and long-term loans respectively to farmers.
Ten states that have announced a series of farm loan waivers since 2014-15, equivalent to 1.4% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), are yet to complete their promised write-offs.(Waseem Andrabi / HT File)
Ten states that have announced a series of farm loan waivers since 2014-15, equivalent to 1.4% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), are yet to complete their promised write-offs.(Waseem Andrabi / HT File)

10 states yet to fulfil their farm loan waiver promise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:54 AM IST
These states have so far managed to make budgetary provisions for less than two-thirds of the total loans supposed to be waived, a review by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows.
(From left) Former Haryana minister Aftab Ahmed, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja, MLA Kiran Chaudhary releasing the party manifesto for state assembly elections on Friday.(Sanjeev Sharma/ HT Photo)
(From left) Former Haryana minister Aftab Ahmed, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja, MLA Kiran Chaudhary releasing the party manifesto for state assembly elections on Friday.(Sanjeev Sharma/ HT Photo)

75% jobs for locals, farm loan waiver in Congress Haryana poll manifesto

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 02:47 AM IST
Azad said if voted back to power, the Congress government will make a policy to implement the farm loan promises, and implementing farm loan promise will be the top priority of the Congress.
The floods and delayed rainfall this year are unlikely to help the crop.(HT image)
The floods and delayed rainfall this year are unlikely to help the crop.(HT image)

BJP confident farm crisis won’t dent prospects in Maharashtra assembly poll

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra Gangan
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 05:48 AM IST
In its 2014 assembly election manifesto, the BJP had promised to reach double digit agricultural growth.
The loans were given to the farmers by the lenders out of their allotted periphery and, thus, were declared as illegal lending.(HT Photo)
The loans were given to the farmers by the lenders out of their allotted periphery and, thus, were declared as illegal lending.(HT Photo)

13 farm schemes, loan waiver, SMART project get state nod

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:37 PM IST
The cabinet gave its nod to waive off 66.56 crore worth of loans taken by 46,735 farmers from 1,393 private money lenders.
Besides an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the victim’s next of kin, medical help to the injured and temporary shelter that has already been extended to flood-affected people, the state announced a package.(HT image)
Besides an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the victim’s next of kin, medical help to the injured and temporary shelter that has already been extended to flood-affected people, the state announced a package.(HT image)

Maharashtra government to waive farmers’ loans, rebuild homes, relocate people

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 04:47 AM IST
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis chaired the first meeting of the cabinet sub-committee appointed to review the rehabilitation of flood-affected families from Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara, districts in the Konkan, Nashik and other parts of the state.
Kumaraswamy revealed Wednesday that he signed this last order on Tuesday, hours before witnessing his government fall in the state Assembly by 6 votes after 4-day long confidence motion proceedings.(Photo: AFP)
Kumaraswamy revealed Wednesday that he signed this last order on Tuesday, hours before witnessing his government fall in the state Assembly by 6 votes after 4-day long confidence motion proceedings.(Photo: AFP)

Before trust vote loss, Kumaraswamy signed one last order to keep his promise

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:39 PM IST
Kumaraswamy was asked by the Governor Vajubhai Vala to continue as a caretaker chief minister till a new government was sworn-in, he was also barred from taking any major policy decisions, like the loan waiver for the landless-labourers.
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party MP from Nagaur Hanuman Beniwal, a farmer leader, on Monday, demanded that a criminal case should be registered against the Congress for making fake promises of loan waivers in their manifesto due to which farmers are committing suicide.(Representative image)
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party MP from Nagaur Hanuman Beniwal, a farmer leader, on Monday, demanded that a criminal case should be registered against the Congress for making fake promises of loan waivers in their manifesto due to which farmers are committing suicide.(Representative image)

Beniwal demands case against Cong after farmer suicide

Bhubaneswar | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:02 AM IST
He also demanded booking the entire Congress committee which drafted the party manifesto announcing a complete farm waiver on charges of duping innocent farmers of the state.
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot asked the Centre to approve proposals for several drinking water projects and for the timely release of funds for the centrally sponsored schemes on Saturday(HT)
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot asked the Centre to approve proposals for several drinking water projects and for the timely release of funds for the centrally sponsored schemes on Saturday(HT)

Rajasthan CM Gehlot seeks Centre support for farm loan waiver

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 09:50 AM IST
CM requests union finance minister for 15.6cr for loan waiver; says PMJAY criteria should not be based on 2011 census
Jagan Reddy, after winning the polls, cancelled several of the projects Naidu government sanctioned before April 1, 2019.(PTI)
Jagan Reddy, after winning the polls, cancelled several of the projects Naidu government sanctioned before April 1, 2019.(PTI)

Chandrababu Naidu wants Jagan Reddy to pay farmers money promised by his government

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 10:17 PM IST
Among all the other challenges, he will also have to deal with the wily former chief minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is already attempting to set the agenda for his government, while sitting in the opposition benches.
On the back of a sweeping mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the saffron alliance was here to stay and the allies would return to power comfortably, winning more seats than in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
On the back of a sweeping mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the saffron alliance was here to stay and the allies would return to power comfortably, winning more seats than in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘Grand Alliance to stay, will win more seats in Maha than 2014’: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:20 AM IST
The allies had contested the 2014 polls separately and won 185 seats (BJP had won 122, Sena had won 63).
Nearly wiped out from the Lok Sabha, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday began its two-day brainstorming politburo meeting to seek answers of its recent debacle in the 2019 national elections.(PTI)
Nearly wiped out from the Lok Sabha, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday began its two-day brainstorming politburo meeting to seek answers of its recent debacle in the 2019 national elections.(PTI)

CPI(M) politburo meet to review Lok Sabha debacle begins

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The party will discuss, among other things, why its mass movements are not resulting into votes. The CPI(M) in the recent years had organised the biggest farmers’ movement, the Long March, in Maharashtra.
About 10,000 farmers in Barmer district alone have been deprived of the loan waiver due to a verification of the Aadhaar details.(PTI/File Photo)
About 10,000 farmers in Barmer district alone have been deprived of the loan waiver due to a verification of the Aadhaar details.(PTI/File Photo)

Aadhaar rule hits 10k Barmer farmers seeking loan waiver

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 05:44 PM IST
After coming to power in the state, the Congress government organised loan waiver camps in the districts. However, the government made the verification of Aadhaar details mandatory for the waiver.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi during campaign trail.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi during campaign trail.

‘Congress has 56-inch heart, waived off farm loans’: Rahul Gandhi

Ujjain | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 06:52 PM IST
Talking to media persons, Shivraj Singh Chouhan had alleged that farmers were being betrayed in the name of a loan waiver.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Chouhan(PTI file photo)
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Chouhan(PTI file photo)

21 lakh crop loans waived, Congress tells Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 10:50 PM IST
Congress workers, led by senior party functionary Suresh Pachauri, took a mini-van carrying loan waiver certificates to Chouhan’s residence.
Lok Sabha elections 2019-Delivery on NYAY within a year of coming to power: Rahul Gandhi(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha elections 2019-Delivery on NYAY within a year of coming to power: Rahul Gandhi(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha elections 2019-Delivery on NYAY within a year of coming to power: Rahul Gandhi

Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Rahul was addressing a rally in Simdega, seeking votes for the Congress candidate from Khunti Lok Sabha constituency, Kalicharan Munda.
Farmers aren’t being able to earn enough to live off the soil.(HT File Photo)
Farmers aren’t being able to earn enough to live off the soil.(HT File Photo)
The Shelke family owns about 1.45 hectares of land. They grow pomegranate, interspersed with crop cycles of onion, wheat and corn.(HT Photo)
The Shelke family owns about 1.45 hectares of land. They grow pomegranate, interspersed with crop cycles of onion, wheat and corn.(HT Photo)

Poll buzz drowns out issues? Nashik farmer ends life over Rs 75K

Hindustan Times, Nashik | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 05:18 AM IST
Shelke is survived by his 35-year-old widow, Jayashree, and two sons – Pranav, 18, and Tejesh, 14. According to the family, a large portion of Shelke’s loan amount was used to purchase water for consecutive crops, in final attempts to save each crop cycle from the heat.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal(HT File)
Harsimrat Kaur Badal(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Youth will take Congress, CM to task for reneging on promises, says Harsimrat

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The Bathinda MP said the figures were an eye-opener for everyone and now the CM should explain why he had backstabbed the youth.
In the last few years, gross NPAs of banks as a percentage of total loans have increased from nearly 2 per cent of total loans in 2008 to nearly 10 per cent in 2017.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
In the last few years, gross NPAs of banks as a percentage of total loans have increased from nearly 2 per cent of total loans in 2008 to nearly 10 per cent in 2017.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Free power, loan waivers can’t be long-term solutions to farmers’ woes: Vice President

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 07:36 PM IST
Main opposition party Congress has promised minimum income guarantee scheme or Nyay to 20 per cent poorest of the country.
Releasing the BJP manifesto at a city hotel, BJP national president Amit Shah said if voted to power in Odisha, the first job of the BJP government would be to free farmers and sharecroppers from the clutches of moneylenders and from their debt burden by providing interest-free crop loans to all sharecroppers, small and marginal farmers of Odisha.
Releasing the BJP manifesto at a city hotel, BJP national president Amit Shah said if voted to power in Odisha, the first job of the BJP government would be to free farmers and sharecroppers from the clutches of moneylenders and from their debt burden by providing interest-free crop loans to all sharecroppers, small and marginal farmers of Odisha.

BJP and Congress release their manifesto for Odisha Assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 06:38 PM IST
For the youth, the BJP manifesto promises an opportunity for self-employment through a revolving fund of Rs 3000 crore which will facilitate loans of up to Rs 3 lakh at 1 per cent interest rate.
The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections saying that it has “enough to address everyone’s concerns” in the country .(HT Photo)
The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections saying that it has “enough to address everyone’s concerns” in the country .(HT Photo)

Top promises in Congress manifesto for Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 10:30 AM IST
Congress Election Manifesto 2019: From a separate budget for the farmers to minimum income guarantee scheme, here is an account of what the Congress has promised in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.
In the run-up to the 2018 assembly elections in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Congress had assured farm loan waiver, within 10 days of coming to power.(HT File Photo)
In the run-up to the 2018 assembly elections in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Congress had assured farm loan waiver, within 10 days of coming to power.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Shivraj Singh Chouhan attacks Congress on loan waiver promise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 12:18 AM IST
Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, lakhs of farmers in MP recently received a state government message telling them that the loan waiver exercise was put on hold as the model code of conduct came into effect.
Addressing a press conference here, PDA leaders Sukhpal Khaira and Simarjeet Singh Bains said the PDA gives an alternative to different sections of society in Punjab.(HT File)
Addressing a press conference here, PDA leaders Sukhpal Khaira and Simarjeet Singh Bains said the PDA gives an alternative to different sections of society in Punjab.(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Farmers, drugs figure in Punjab Democratic Alliance’s common minimum programme

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 11:22 PM IST
The alliance has also pledged support to demand for complete loan waiver to farmers and agricultural workers, and implementation of the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.
Shatrughan Sinha was recently denied his traditional Patna Sahib seat by the BJP.(HT File Photo)
Shatrughan Sinha was recently denied his traditional Patna Sahib seat by the BJP.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Masterstroke by master of situation’: Shatrughan Sinha on Rahul Gandhi’s income plan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 11:31 AM IST
Shatrughan Sinha has been widely expected to walk out of the party to align with the joint opposition camp led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar
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