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  • Maharashtra Budget 2021: Govt announces interest-free farm loans up to Rs 3 lakh, 33% rebate on power bills Mar 08, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Maharashtra Budget 2021: Govt announces interest-free farm loans up to Rs 3 lakh, 33% rebate on power bills

    The Maha Vikas Aghadi government announced a scheme worth Rs 2,000 crore for strengthening Agricultural Produce Market Committees in state.

  • Tamil Nadu govt announces Rs 12,110 crore farm loan waiver Feb 05, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt announces Rs 12,110 crore farm loan waiver

    Making the announcement in the state assembly, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the scheme would come into immediate effect and the required financial allocation would be made by his government.

  • Kisan credit card: What is it and how can one apply for it? May 14, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    Kisan credit card: What is it and how can one apply for it?

    The form to avail the scheme will be available on the KCC section of commercial bank websites in English and Hindi, which will require basic information such as crop being sown and land record.

  • More farm loans will be waived once state's fiscal condition improves, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Mar 16, 2019 08:35 PM IST

    More farm loans will be waived once state's fiscal condition improves, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    He attacked the Akalis for criticising his government's farm debt waiver scheme, accusing them of "failing" to do anything for the farmers themselves.

  • Budget 2019: Restructured farm loans affected by natural calamity to attract interest subvention of 5% Feb 01, 2019 12:02 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Restructured farm loans affected by natural calamity to attract interest subvention of 5%

    Farm loans, generally, attract an interest rate of 9 percent. The government, however, provides an interest subvention to make available short-term farm credit at an affordable rate and help boost farm output

  • Farm loan waiver in Congress-ruled states a 'farce, conspiracy to grab votes': BJP Jan 24, 2019 09:19 PM IST

    Farm loan waiver in Congress-ruled states a 'farce, conspiracy to grab votes': BJP

    Addressing a press conference, Union minister Manoj Sinha said loan waiver promised by Gandhi is a "fraud" and a conspiracy to garner votes.

  • Opinion | Will 2019 bring good luck for Indian farmers? Dec 20, 2018 01:51 PM IST

    Opinion | Will 2019 bring good luck for Indian farmers?

    If the new government elected in 2019 talks less and acts more, Indian farmers will benefit

  • Farm loan waiver not on Gujarat govt's mind, hints Deputy CM Dec 19, 2018 09:05 PM IST

    Farm loan waiver not on Gujarat govt's mind, hints Deputy CM

    He made the remarks in the wake of the newly-formed Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh announcing farm loan waivers, fulfilling a promise made by the party ahead of the Assembly polls.

  • Govt may skip large farm loan waiver ahead of '19 polls: Report Dec 17, 2018 05:22 PM IST

    Govt may skip large farm loan waiver ahead of '19 polls: Report

    The agricultural distress is impacting 200 million workers and can cause political churn and policy experimentation, leading to uncertainties in times of the ongoing economic slowdown, the foreign brokerage said in a report.

  • Farm loan waivers worst solution for rural crisis: SBI Research Dec 13, 2018 04:03 PM IST

    Farm loan waivers worst solution for rural crisis: SBI Research

    Instead, they suggest that income support schemes may be a more effective alternative and bold steps are needed to address rural distress, days after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) loss in three key state elections where farmers have been hit by low prices and higher input cost.

  • Farm loan waivers, not real income growth, driving rural revival: Report Jul 15, 2018 02:48 PM IST

    Farm loan waivers, not real income growth, driving rural revival: Report

    Noting that rural demand has been on the rise in recent months, the report says the upward trend is visible from the sale of big ticket items like tractors and the latest corporate earnings of consumer goods companies.

  • Maharashtra extends farm loan waiver scheme deadline to June 15 Jun 07, 2018 08:22 AM IST

    Maharashtra extends farm loan waiver scheme deadline to June 15

    According to sources in Cooperation department, at least 1.5 lakh more farmers could be benefitted due to the new deadline.

  • 5.4 lakh taxpayers added since demonetisation: Arvind Subramanian Aug 11, 2017 07:51 PM IST

    5.4 lakh taxpayers added since demonetisation: Arvind Subramanian

    The CEA also warned against farm loan waivers; its impact on the economy would be deflationary rather than inflationary

  • Will work towards helping farmers: Maharashtra FM Jul 05, 2017 01:34 PM IST

    Will work towards helping farmers: Maharashtra FM

    The Maharashtra government has announced farm loan waivers to the tune of over Rs 34,000 crore. To understand the implications of the same, CNBC-TV18's Yash Jain caught up with the finance minister of Maharashtra, Sudhir Mungantiwar.

  • Credit demand spurred post demonetisation, says Satin Credit Jun 13, 2017 01:08 PM IST

    Credit demand spurred post demonetisation, says Satin Credit

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, HP Singh, Founder & MD of Satin Creditcare Network spoke about the longer term impact of farm loan waivers and the latest happenings in the company.

  • Farm loan waivers to be 2% of GDP by 2019 polls: BofAML Jun 05, 2017 03:43 PM IST

    Farm loan waivers to be 2% of GDP by 2019 polls: BofAML

    This covers bank loans to farmers with up to 5 acres of land. The report said the Ministry of Finance will have to fund farm loan waivers by UDAY-type bonds to limit market impact. On Saturday, the Maharashtra government waived loans of Rs 300 billion/0.2 per cent of GDP owed by farmers with up to 5 acres of land by October.

  • Farm loan waiver may spike tractor loan delinquencies: Fitch Apr 18, 2017 03:19 PM IST

    Farm loan waiver may spike tractor loan delinquencies: Fitch

    A report by rating agency Fitch today said loan write offs work as an incentive to skip loan repayments.

  • See REITs as new instrument of investment; rate cut likely in 3-6 mths: Keki Mistry Apr 07, 2017 10:54 AM IST

    See REITs as new instrument of investment; rate cut likely in 3-6 mths: Keki Mistry

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Keki Mistry, VC & CEO of HDFC gave his take on the monetary policy.

  • Possibility of another farm loan waiver scheme unlikely Mar 06, 2013 10:25 PM IST

    Possibility of another farm loan waiver scheme unlikely

    The UPA's flagship scheme that returned them to power in 2009 is under the scanner. The CAG report on the farm loan waiver scheme has found major discrepancies. Apart from a finance ministry inquiry, the repeat of the scheme is perhaps unlikely, reports CNBC-TV18.

  • Yeddyurappa seeks separate union agri budget Feb 04, 2012 08:36 PM IST

    Yeddyurappa seeks separate union agri budget

    Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today urged the UPA Government to present a separate agriculture budget.

  • Farm loan to exceed target, touch Rs 5.20 lakh cr: Nabard Sep 26, 2011 04:37 PM IST

    Farm loan to exceed target, touch Rs 5.20 lakh cr: Nabard

    Farm loan disbursal is expected to exceed the target of Rs 4.75 lakh crore and touch Rs 5.20 lakh crore in 2011-12 on the back of good monsoon, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development said today.

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