Mar 08, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government announced a scheme worth Rs 2,000 crore for strengthening Agricultural Produce Market Committees in state.
- Feb 08, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Loan waivers have damaged the credit discipline and resulted in a spike in loan defaults over the years
- Jan 12, 2020 03:31 PM IST
In FY19, farm loan NPAs jumped to 12.4 percent or at 1.1 lakh crore of the Rs 8,79,000 crore of total bad loans in the system, up from Rs 48,800 crore or 8.6 percent of the total NPAs of Rs 5,6,6,620 crore in FY16, the report by SBI Research said.
- Jan 03, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Unseasonal rains in the state have hit about one crore farmers, approximately the population of Sweden. Of these, 44 lakh farmers are from Marathwada alone.
- Dec 21, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government earlier in the day announced loan waiver of upto Rs 2 lakh for farmers in the state with cut-off date of September 30.
- Dec 21, 2019 05:00 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly here on the last day of the winter session of the legislature.
- Dec 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
In 2017, the previous BJP-Shiv Sena government had implemented a loan waiver for nearly 50 lakh farmers. The outstanding loans were worth Rs 19,000 crore.
- Jun 26, 2019 09:48 PM IST
During the campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in the state, PM Modi had targeted Congress, alleging it had failed to waive off farm loans
- Mar 13, 2019 07:38 PM IST
Important developments include Pulwama attack and Balakot air strike, Rahul Gandhi's promise of minimum income and 10% quota for upper caste EWS
- Feb 14, 2019 05:11 PM IST
Blaming the BJP government of "humiliating the farmer by giving them Rs 17 a day", he said it was the Congress that had rolled out schemes like MNREGA, Land Acquisition Act and schemes to protect the tribal community
- Feb 01, 2019 03:17 PM IST
It is a welcome move as unlike loan waivers, direct income support doesn’t adversely impact the banking system, At the same time, PM Kisan will boost rural consumption
- Jan 25, 2019 12:02 PM IST
In some cases, farmers say that names of people who have not taken loans are in the list of beneficiaries.
- Jan 02, 2019 07:42 PM IST
The additional spending could hurt the national coffers as the government has already breached the fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent of GDP
- Jan 02, 2019 09:31 AM IST
The gross non-performing assets in agricultural bank loans went up from around 5 percent of advances to the sector in March 2017 to 8.4 percent by September 2018.
- Dec 21, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Farm loan waivers represent bad economics, bad banking and promote the wrong type of social values. They end up hurting farmers
- Dec 20, 2018 12:42 PM IST
Informal sources such as moneylenders, family and friends accounted for 62 percent of indebted households among marginal farmers. Such farmers would not benefit from any scheme that restructures debt taken from banks and cooperatives."
- Dec 19, 2018 09:52 PM IST
With the ruling Congress-JD(S) MLAs also on their toes to defend the government, the scene turned chaotic. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was locked in a high pitch verbal duel with Opposition BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa during the debate on drought.
- Dec 18, 2018 04:11 PM IST
The announcement was made by BJP state president Basant Panda at a press conference here. Assembly elections in Odisha are due in 2019 along with the Lok Sabha elections.
- Dec 17, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi had earlier announced that the party would start the process of writing off farmer loans within 10 days of government formation in the state.
- Dec 15, 2018 06:13 PM IST
The Congress now faces a mammoth task of fulfilling its promise to write off loans within 20 days of forming the government. More than 70 percent of the population in these three states lives in rural areas and is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood.
- Dec 14, 2018 09:07 PM IST
In an interview with CNN-News18's Marya Shakil, newly appointed Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh talks about all the work that needs to be done in the state.
- Dec 14, 2018 03:21 PM IST
Experts feel that income support schemes may be a more effective alternative and bold steps are needed to address rural distress.
- Oct 26, 2018 06:49 PM IST
Many reports have suggested that there is growing disenchantment among farmers over the execution of the Centre's proposal to hike MSP.
- Jul 18, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Farm loan waivers touched 0.32 percent of the GDP, or 4.99 lakh crore rupees, in FY18 as against estimates of 0.27 percent
- Jun 05, 2018 01:29 PM IST
Farmers have decided to restrict supply to urban areas until their demand of farm loan waivers and minimum income schemes are met