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Saturday, Nov 23, 2019


Jan 08, 2019 23:52
Although Tuesday’s rally was seen as his attempt to showcase his political strength ahead of the Lok Sabha election, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik maintained his distance from the Congress and other Opposition parties. read more
Jan 04, 2019 07:46
Loan waiver provides strong disincentive for those who repaid loan on time and perverse incentive for default. But the most serious effect of the waiver is potential risk of fiscal slippage . read more
Dec 10, 2018 13:31
A grower in Maharashtra recently made news when he sent all the money he received for his produce — a paltry 1,064 rupees for 750 kilos — to the prime minister’s charitable fund as a mark of protest. read more
Dec 01, 2018 00:06
Farmers’ Delhi protest: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday attacked the Congress for not implementing the Swaminathan Commission report, which recommended higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for farmers. read more
Nov 30, 2018 12:24
Farmers’ march In Delhi: The Delhi traffic Police gave real time updates on twitter and Facebook advising people to avoid places the procession was passing through. read more
Nov 30, 2018 07:52
Farmers’ march: Thousands of farmers have pitched tents in the capital to demand a session of Parliament devoted exclusively to agriculture. They also want passage of two farmer-oriented private member’s bills endorsed by 21 Opposition parties in the... read more
Nov 29, 2018 09:49
Collectively known as the Kisan Mukti Bills, ‘The farmers’ freedom from indebtedness bill’ and ‘The farmers’ right to guaranteed remunerative minimum support prices for agricultural commodities bill’ seek a one-time complete waiver of outstanding loans... read more
Nov 23, 2018 23:50
The gap between MSP and actual market prices received by farmers in the case of soyabean has been far narrower than what it has been for other commodities. Low farm-end prices are a key reason why retail food inflation shrunk 0.86% in October, its steepest... read more
Nov 15, 2018 23:45
The decision to offer a flat bonus means the state government will not implement the so-called PM-AASHA (Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan), a programme announced by the Centre on September 12 to ensure remunerative prices to farmers.  read more
Nov 09, 2018 23:59
Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has written letters to all chief ministers, offering them centrally stocked pulses at a heavy discount of Rs15 a Kg to prevailing wholesale prices (which are anyway low) in their respective states. read more
Nov 07, 2018 14:19
The government is loosening its purse strings for its politically crucial ‘PM-AASHA’ programme aimed at ensuring farmers earn higher prices. The prime minister’s office has asked for the programme to be ramped up, as arrivals of farm produce peak in... read more
Oct 20, 2018 23:50
The government has been trying to alleviate prolonged rural distress resulting from a slump in the price of farm commodities and patchy monsoon rainfall ahead of elections in five states in November and December, to be followed by Lok Sabha polls in... read more
Oct 19, 2018 10:43
Farmers fear that banks would deduct the loan instalment, leaving them with nothing. They also fear that arhtiyas would not finance them the next season, if they did not sell at lower rates. read more
Oct 03, 2018 18:32
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the decision would help farmers earn an additional income of Rs 62,635 crore. read more
Sep 27, 2018 22:32
Three schemes unveiled on Sept 12 by the Modi government to ensure farmers get federally fixed minimum support prices (MSPs) are fraught with financial and operational challenges, experts say read more