Apr 07, 2017 01:14 PM IST
Structural reforms will help farmers in the long run, not just farm loan waivers, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Finance Minister, Maharashtra, tells Moneycontrol in an interview. He says that some of the policy measures in the agriculture sector initiated by the BJP government has already started showing results.
- Apr 06, 2017 04:28 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government's focus will be on providing better education and employment facilities in the state and easing the pressure on farmers.
- Apr 06, 2017 07:45 AM IST
The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in UP yesterday announced a loan waiver of Rs 36,359 crore for over one lakh small and marginal farmers in the state.
- Apr 05, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Money spent during election time had increased spending and now with this loan waiver and other policies, the consumer sentiment will improve further and therefore spending will continue to improve, said Lalit Agarwal of V-Mart Retail.
- Apr 05, 2017 08:00 AM IST
The first cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided to float Kisan Rahat Bonds for raising Rs 36,359 crore required for waiving loans of small and marginal farmers who form 92.5 per cent of the total 2.30 lakh farmers in the state.
- Apr 04, 2017 09:30 PM IST
Waiver of farm loans of upto Rs 1 lakh. The move is likely to benefit more than 2.25 crore farmers in the state, and is likely to cost the state exchequer around Rs 30,729 crore.
- Apr 03, 2017 07:40 AM IST
"The situation in the whole country has to be taken into account by the Central government before deciding on writing off farm loans," he told reporters at the airport here.
- Mar 28, 2017 10:46 PM IST
A finance department spokesman today said Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal has already started deliberations with senior officials of his department for fulfilling this promise at the earliest.
- Mar 28, 2017 01:32 PM IST
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said changes in prices of the 22 items including pulses, onion and tomato vis-a-vis on the day of demonetisation are being monitored on a daily basis.
- Mar 28, 2017 07:38 AM IST
Currently, export of edible oils is allowed in up to 5 kg pack at minimum export price of USD 900 per tonne. The bulk export was banned way back in 2008 to curb price rise.
- Mar 26, 2017 10:00 PM IST
"This is a great victory for our farmers, for citizens of India, as now the CCI has stopped the poison makers - Monsanto and Bayer from merging in India.
- Mar 24, 2017 02:35 PM IST
Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said a total of Rs 8,77,527 crore worth of agriculture credit have been disbursed in 2015-16 and Rs 8,45,328 crore in 2014-15.
- Mar 22, 2017 01:59 PM IST
On December 8, the government had reduced customs duty on wheat to zero from 10 percent to boost domestic availability and check retail prices.
- Mar 21, 2017 02:17 PM IST
Storehouses are overflowing with commodities such as lentils and soybeans after waves of farmers answered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call last summer to ramp up local production to cut a hefty import bill, driving prices sharply lower.
- Mar 18, 2017 03:58 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis said out of the 1.36 crore farmers, 31 lakh had loan dues worth Rs 30,500 crore.
- Mar 15, 2017 02:02 PM IST
Ahead of the recently concluded assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP had promised to bring in a loan waiver scheme for farmers in the state, if its voted to power.
- Mar 09, 2017 08:36 AM IST
The digitisation of dairy co-operatives has benefited 3.2 lakh farmers across 16 states, the private sector lender said in a statement here.
- Mar 07, 2017 10:16 PM IST
Punjab National Bank has disbursed Rs 157 crore to 1,476 farmers and Self Help Groups across the country so far this fiscal, its MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian said today.
- Mar 07, 2017 10:38 AM IST
Replying to a question during the Question Hour, the minister said the state ranks fourth in the country in payment to labourers.
- Mar 07, 2017 10:02 AM IST
"The doubling of farmers' income is possible if sufficient investment is made in modernisation, diversification and high value addition in Indian agriculture," Ney said at an event here on financing for agriculture.
- Mar 06, 2017 03:47 PM IST
Draft food processing policy unveiled; policy aims to position India as the most preferred investment destination for agribusiness and food processing with focus on reducing wastage and ensuring better prices for farmers
- Mar 06, 2017 08:34 AM IST
Seeking to strike a contrast, he said the previous UPA government headed by Manmohan Singh had waived the farmers' loans amounting to over Rs 70,000 crore within 10 days of coming to power.
- Mar 02, 2017 06:00 PM IST
Addressing an election rally here, the Congress leader alleged that Modi was trying to "spread hatred". He, however, did not elaborate.
- Mar 02, 2017 05:22 PM IST
In 2013, PepsiCo had announced that it would invest Rs 33,000 crore in India by 2020, one of its single largest investments in the country, to more than double the capacity of the business here.
- Feb 22, 2017 03:24 PM IST
"In the aftermath of withdrawal of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations, economic activity has been interrupted in the segments which are cash intensive," Governor S C Jamir said while addressing the state Assembly on the opening day of its budget session.