Jun 28, 2017 08:40 AM IST
Adityanath, addressing bank officials at a special state-level bankers committee meet, said the crop-loan waiver scheme will be successful only when the state government is able to ensure that relief reaches the bank accounts of every small and marginal farmer.
- Jun 25, 2017 07:48 PM IST
Khattar said the BJP government in the state was pursuing farmer-centric policies and has set a target to double the income of tillers by 2022.
- Jun 21, 2017 09:58 PM IST
The treatment of UDAY in state budgets is different for separate states. The states that have large amount of debt have made provision in multiple years (like Haryana, Rajasthan), while the states with less amount of debt (like in case of Jharkhand) have made provision in a single year.
- Jun 21, 2017 07:30 AM IST
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said despite the financial stress faced by it, the state had shown the way and "we expect the prime minister to follow suit and not to look at farmers as merely a vote bank".
- Jun 20, 2017 02:33 PM IST
"There is no such proposal. We have got FRBM Act and fiscal deficit target, we intend adhering to it," he said here. In Union Budget 2017-18, the fiscal deficit has been pegged at 3.2 per cent, lower than 3.5 per cent in the last financial year.
- Jun 20, 2017 11:57 AM IST
Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4 percent to 1,550 rupees ($24.03) per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8 percent to 4,320 rupees per 100 kg.
- Jun 20, 2017 10:02 AM IST
"The new rates will come into effect from June 21. But there will be no change in the milk rates for the retail customers," Jankar said in a press conference here.
- Jun 17, 2017 02:07 PM IST
This seven point-strategy, unveiled by the Prime Minister last year, include measures to step up irrigation, provide better quality seeds and prevent post-harvest losses.
- Jun 14, 2017 10:11 PM IST
While this is seen as a temporary relief for the farm crisis, experts believe farmers will be better off with lower input costs and an ensured safety net on their output produce.
- Jun 14, 2017 09:35 AM IST
Terming the announcement of a complete loan waiver as a victory of farmers' unity, he said, "Our demand is very clear. We want their loans to be written off completely," he said.
- Jun 12, 2017 07:35 AM IST
Against the backdrop of strident protests by cultivators in various parts of the state, the Devendra Fadnavis government decided in principle to waive farmers' loans with certain stipulations.
- Jun 10, 2017 04:00 PM IST
Opposition leaders have held a series of meetings to develop a strategy on intensifying their agitation
- Jun 08, 2017 12:40 PM IST
Speaking to reporters here, Naidu also dismissed the Congress' demand that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan step down from his post in view of the deaths of five protesting farmers in police firing.
- Jun 08, 2017 11:49 AM IST
The minister's remarks assume significance as the authorities had been claiming that the police had not fired during protests at Pipliamandi in Mandsaur district in which five farmers were killed two days ago.
- Jun 07, 2017 11:05 PM IST
While the protesting farmers have been demanding a complete loan waiver, state's Women and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis said the government is contemplating a formula wherein it may waive interest on crop loans.
- Jun 07, 2017 02:26 PM IST
The outburst of discontent in India's heartland farming states of Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Maharashtra poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has promised to double farmers' incomes over the next five years.
- Jun 07, 2017 08:30 AM IST
"At a time when farmers in Maharashtra and other parts are agitating for loan waiver and remunerative prices to agri produce, our PM isn't saying anything on the issue," Raja told PTI.
- Jun 04, 2017 03:21 PM IST
Keeping agricultural improvement in mind, the government is granting free fodder to milch animals and fertiliser at subsidised prices, he said at a function at nearby Gobichettipalayam yesterday to distribute welfare measures worth Rs 28 lakh to the public.
- Jun 02, 2017 06:15 PM IST
"I extend my support to farmers' agitation and the cause behind it. It is better if they resort to a peaceful way of protest," social activist Anna Hazare said.
- Jun 02, 2017 05:34 PM IST
On May 30, Modi had taken some time out of his hectic schedule of bilateral talks and meetings in Berlin to meet actor Priyanka Chopra.
- May 31, 2017 08:15 AM IST
MyWell App helps farmers and villagers to know the real-time status of the groundwater-level depth.
- May 25, 2017 07:45 AM IST
"Fadnavis should take the responsibility of solving problems of farmers as his government is going to complete three years," Sule told reporters here.
- May 25, 2017 07:45 AM IST
The Urban Development, Housing Urban Poverty Alleviation & Information and Broadcasting Minister was speaking at the inaugural session of the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) in Kota.
- May 17, 2017 03:33 PM IST
It is also planning to promote Bt cotton variety developed by the government research body ICAR and expects increased area coverage and better output on hopes of good southwest monsoon that has already hit Kerala in advance.
- May 10, 2017 02:26 PM IST
"This year farmers received higher prices, so they are going to raise the area under cotton. We are expecting around a 15 percent increase," said Mekala Chockalingam, chairman of the state-runÂ Cotton Corporation of IndiaÂ (CCI), the biggest cotton buyer in the country.