Continuing his outreach programme of direct interaction with beneficiaries of his pet schemes, Modi spoke to farmers from over 600 districts via video-conferencing, highlighting the government interventions right from seeds to market that is aimed at addressing farm distress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers from across 600 districts through the Narendra Modi App.
He claimed that BJP will get clear majority in 2019 Lok Sabha polls due to the development that it has done.
The claims of 20 lakh farmers were settled after CM’s direction, costing around Rs 1,500 crore, but another 25 lakh are pending
The government’s measures are likely to result in an increase in sugar prices and moderate the decline in profitability of mills, thus enabling timely payment to farmers. However, overall profitability outlook for the sugar sector remains weak for FY19.
"Here Kamal Nath (MP Congress President) and Jyotiraditya Scindia (the State poll campaign committee chairman) are sitting. I want to assure you that within 10-days of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh, the government will waive (farmers') loan," Rahul said.
Congress general secretary Mohan Prakash accused the government of denying a loan waiver to the farmers suffering the brunt of unremunerative prices of their produce in the absence of adequate minimum support price and waiving of loans of big industrialists.
They also blocked the Bhopal-Vidisha road, disrupting traffic for at least three hours on the busy stretch.
The main aim of the commission was to come up with a system for sustainability in farming system and make it more profitable and cost competitive in farm commodities
The Telangana government under the scheme, which was launched last month, provided input costs by giving them Rs 4,000 each for every acre for two seasons in a year through specially printed cheques. There were apprehensions that time about the availability of sufficient cash with banks.
Mandsaur Krishi Upaj Mandi, one of the biggest markets in the state, registered a massive dip in footfall.
The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh, an umbrella body of 110 farmers' organisations, has called for a 10-day protest from June 1 against the "anti-farmer policies" of the Central government and to put forth their demands, including remunerative price for their produce.
"Today, we are giving Pattadar (title holder) passbooks along with crop investment support (cheques) to 58 lakh farmers all over the state. This is a golden chapter in the history of farming in India," he said addressing a public meeting at Huzurabad in Karimnagar district.
This move is expected to reduce the farmers' dependence on private, informal moneylenders since there is a high risk of exploitation when borrowing from them.
These 25 aspirational districts are in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and partnership is for a period of four years, i.e. up to April 2022, ITC said in a statement.
The agriculture ministry will soon bring a proposal before the Cabinet for improving lending to small and marginal farmers based on the recommendations of the Sarangi committee.
The company said it has identified seven cooperative societies and rubber processing societies as channel partners for implementing the programme. With four months of heavy rainfall, marginal farmers in" Karnataka were unable to eke out their living tapping rubber" due to their inability to afford rain guarding materials.
The state government allotted Rs 12,000 crore in the budget for implementation of the scheme.
To a question on GST, Shah said "There are GST problems, but it is not permanent. GST Council, which meets regularly, is solving the problems. It will continue to do so," he added. Addressing problems of SMSEs and MSMEs is BJP's top priority, he said.
Nearly 50 percent of India's cultivable farm area depend on the monsoon, making it lifeline of the country's rural economy and agriculture sector that has been lagging the overall economic growth rate. The monsoon will be 97 percent of long period average (LPA), which is normal for the season, IMD Director General K G Ramesh told reporters. The error margin in the forecast is plus/minus 5 percent.
The IFAD is organising a two-day conference, starting today, in the national capital to discuss how to significantly improve the goat sector in rural areas, specifically in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha.
The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), the special purpose vehicle executing the bullet train project, had informed affected farmers regarding today's meeting by publishing a notice in newspapers yesterday.
"The government had planned to make the entire payment of Rs 780 crore at one go, but it was no feasible. We could transfer only Rs 300 crore into the bank accounts of farmers so far. The payment of remaining Rs 480 crore will take some time," a senior officer from the state marketing department told PTI.
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While the benefits to the farming community are obvious, there are a few critical issues that need to be ironed out, or rather steamrolled through