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  • Farmers agitate over MSP, loan waiver issues Oct 30, 2017 03:44 PM IST

    Farmers agitate over MSP, loan waiver issues

    They demanded hike in minimum support price (MSP) and farm loan waiver and warned of wider protests if the government remains insensitive to their demands.

  • New list of loan waiver beneficiaries sent to banks: Devendra Fadnavis Oct 27, 2017 08:20 AM IST

    New list of loan waiver beneficiaries sent to banks: Devendra Fadnavis

    "The loan waiver scheme which we have announced is the most transparent scheme ever in the country. Every farmer was registered and their bio-metric registrations were done. In just 45 days, we registered 1.05 crore farmers," Fadnavis said, speaking at a media event here.

  • Maharashtra govt releases Rs 4,000 cr in phase 1 of loan waiver scheme Oct 18, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt releases Rs 4,000 cr in phase 1 of loan waiver scheme

    Disbursal, in the first phase, will cover more than 8 lakh farmers, Fadnavis said as he listed initiatives taken by his government towards increasing investment in the agriculture sector.

  • Risky for state exchequer, but scheme ensuring MSP for farmers will be launched: Shivraj Singh Chouhan Oct 16, 2017 01:50 PM IST

    Risky for state exchequer, but scheme ensuring MSP for farmers will be launched: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    To ensure that farmers get minimum support price (MSP) for their yield, the state government is launching this scheme under which, in case farmers get less price in market than the MSP then rest of the amount will be paid by the state exchequer.

  • Govt should not penalise farmers for paddy stubble burning: AAP Oct 08, 2017 05:57 PM IST

    Govt should not penalise farmers for paddy stubble burning: AAP

    "The government should not harass the farmers until the state government makes alternative arrangements for the consumption of paddy straw into the soil as per the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT)," Khaira said in a statement here.

  • Agriculture profit can increase via planning, diversification: ICAR DG Sep 25, 2017 11:50 AM IST

    Agriculture profit can increase via planning, diversification: ICAR DG

    Mohapatra cited the case of farmers in Gujarat who had shown how better crop planning and diversification have led to increased profits.

  • UP loan waiver scheme nothing but empty talk: Rashtriya Kisan Manch Sep 24, 2017 07:05 PM IST

    UP loan waiver scheme nothing but empty talk: Rashtriya Kisan Manch

    For uplift of farmers, the government should accord constitutional powers to the Kisan Ayog, RKM president Shekhar Dixit said here.

  • Cooperatives should explore new areas to double farm income: PM Modi Sep 21, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Cooperatives should explore new areas to double farm income: PM Modi

    Modi also emphasised that the 'cooperative spirit' should be kept alive and strengthened. Addressing the birth centenary of Maharashtra-based cooperative leader Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar, the Prime Minister said: "It is natural for the cooperative sector to grow and shine in India. There are several sectors where the cooperative sector can help make a positive difference."

  • Maharashtra govt plans to set up 9 textile parks Sep 18, 2017 03:27 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt plans to set up 9 textile parks

    "There is ample cotton growing in northern Maharashtra and there is no value addition. We are planning to set up nine textile parks there," said Subhash Rajaram Desai, industries minister of Maharashtra.

  • Govt extends deadline for receiving loan waiver applications Sep 15, 2017 01:45 PM IST

    Govt extends deadline for receiving loan waiver applications

    "The chief minister has instructed that the date to receive online applications for the loan waiver scheme be extended by seven days. Farmers can now submit their applications till September 22," the official said.

  • Farmers in Palghar protest against bullet train project Sep 14, 2017 03:51 PM IST

    Farmers in Palghar protest against bullet train project

    The farmers, who held the demonstration outside Boisar railway station, said they will be ruined if their agricultural lands are acquired for the project.

  • With loans of Rs 50,000, Uttar Pradesh farmers get waivers of just Rs 10 Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM IST

    With loans of Rs 50,000, Uttar Pradesh farmers get waivers of just Rs 10

    At an event organised at Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, farmers were shocked to receive loan waiver certificates with amounts as low as Rs 10. The event was attended by state Minister for Labour and Employment Exchanges, Manohar Lal (Mannu Kori).

  • Targetting 10 million farmers in e-choupal network by 2022: ITC Sep 11, 2017 06:20 PM IST

    Targetting 10 million farmers in e-choupal network by 2022: ITC

    ITC is getting into the next generation of e-Choupal and expects that its foray into fruits, vegetables and sea food will help it widening the farmer base with which it works.

  • Akhilesh Yadav raises questions over UP govt's loan waiver Sep 11, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav raises questions over UP govt's loan waiver

    Yadav's comments invited a terse reply from the ruling side with deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya saying that the SP leader seemed depressed and "should take some rest".

  • Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage Sep 08, 2017 09:47 AM IST

    Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage

    A state task force recommended last month that Arkansas bar sprayings after April 15, 2018, to protect plants vulnerable to the chemical, after farmers complained that soybeans and other crops were damaged when the weed killer drifted away from where it was sprayed this summer.

  • Raju Shetti's SSS snaps ties with NDA over farmers' issues Aug 31, 2017 10:34 AM IST

    Raju Shetti's SSS snaps ties with NDA over farmers' issues

    The decision to pull out of the NDA and the 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance) in the state was taken during a state-level executive meeting of the party here

  • Intercropping can boost sugarcane farmers' income: Agriculture Minister Aug 29, 2017 03:59 PM IST

    Intercropping can boost sugarcane farmers' income: Agriculture Minister

    Addressing a seminar on 'Hundred Year of Sugarcane Varieties', Singh said the government has set a target of doubling farmers' income by 2022 and is taking various steps to achieve this objective.

  • Agriculture exports may grow to $100 bn by 2022: Experts Aug 24, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Agriculture exports may grow to $100 bn by 2022: Experts

    "India ranks second globally in agricultural production at USD 367 billion and we have potential to double farmer income and increase exports to USD 100 billion by 2022.

  • Over 90 lakh farmers benefited from crop insurance scheme: PM Modi Aug 21, 2017 03:19 PM IST

    Over 90 lakh farmers benefited from crop insurance scheme: PM Modi

    The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, according to a PMO statement.

  • BJP MP flays Maharashtra govt over loan waiver scheme for farmers Aug 18, 2017 12:21 PM IST

    BJP MP flays Maharashtra govt over loan waiver scheme for farmers

    Saying that farmers' suicides are still on the rise despite the announcement of the debt write-off, Patole, Lok Sabha member from Bhandara Gondia seat, said the government is "insensitive" towards the problems of the farmers.

  • UP govt to launch agri loan waiver scheme today Aug 17, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    UP govt to launch agri loan waiver scheme today

    In April this year, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had approved this flagship scheme 'Rin Mochan Yojana' to waive crop loan of small and marginal farmers subject to a ceiling of Rs 1,00,000.

  • Farmers to get crop loans at subsidised 7%, Aadhaar link must Aug 16, 2017 09:15 PM IST

    Farmers to get crop loans at subsidised 7%, Aadhaar link must

    An additional interest subvention of 3 percent per annum will be available to "prompt payee farmers".

  • Will implement farm debt waiver scheme soon: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Aug 16, 2017 08:36 AM IST

    Will implement farm debt waiver scheme soon: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations here after unfurling the national flag, the chief minister also announced the launch of a recruitment campaign for the government sector to fill all critical vacant posts.

  • Additional Rs 6,399 bn investment needed to double farmers' income: Report Aug 14, 2017 02:47 PM IST

    Additional Rs 6,399 bn investment needed to double farmers' income: Report

    At present, public investment is below national average in states like Assam, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab and Odisha.

  • Agriculture Ministry receives Rs 16,094 cr in Q1 to run various schemes Aug 04, 2017 08:44 AM IST

    Agriculture Ministry receives Rs 16,094 cr in Q1 to run various schemes

    The amount is 53 per cent higher compared to Rs 10,498.90 crore received by the ministry in the same period last year, it said in a statement.

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