Jul 05, 2019 07:04 PM IST
The rise in the food subsidy bill this year is primarily because of the sharp rise in minimum support prices (MSPs) for 14 summer-sown kharif crops
- Jul 05, 2019 11:49 AM IST
She also announced that the government would invest widely in agricultural infrastructure and support private entrepreneurships in driving value-addition to farmers' produce from the field.
- May 31, 2019 02:44 PM IST
There is also a plan to launch to a pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers, and interest free short term kisan credit card loans up to Rs 1 lakh.
- Apr 29, 2019 03:20 PM IST
Stanford Masters gets in a conversation Moneycontrol's Vaibhavi Khanwalkar to find out why the multinational corporation is suing these four farmers.
- Apr 29, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, he also shared a video of the Congress party's campaign focusing on farmers and talking about party's promises such as the 'Kisan budget', loan waiver, and appropriate prices for produce.
- Apr 26, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The farmers are planning to contest as independents to press their demand for remunerative price to turmeric and constitution of a turmeric board.
- Apr 10, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The BJP’s manifesto promises to expand the reach of PM-Kisaan to all farm households.
- Apr 10, 2019 08:25 AM IST
Addressing his last rally before the end of campaigning for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Union minister and BJP candidate from Nagpur Nitin Gadkari said he will work hard to stop farmer suicides and create more jobs for the youth. Polling for the Nagpur seat, along with six other seats in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, will be held on April 11.
- Apr 09, 2019 01:02 PM IST
The Rashtriya Lok Dal leader, who has tied up with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party to form a 'grand alliance' in Uttar Pradesh, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to demonetise high value currency destroyed the informal economy of the area.
- Mar 29, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The blockchain will also reduce the number of layers between coffee growers and buyers and help farmers double their income, the ministry said in a statement.
- Mar 15, 2019 03:21 PM IST
"Suicide of farmers is reported in the country daily as the Modi government did not keep its promises. It made tall claims about farmers' welfare. But it neither waived their loans, nor hiked the minimum support price of paddy," Gandhi said at a public meeting in Bargarh town of west Odisha.
- Mar 11, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Ahead of the general election, the Centre announced the Rs 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme under which Rs 6,000 per year would be disbursed in three instalments to around 12 crore farmers who hold cultivable land up to 2 hectares.
- Mar 08, 2019 04:01 PM IST
Coming down heavily on the prime minister, the Congress chief said the PM-KISAN scheme launched by the Centre is nothing but an attempt to make mockery of poor farmers by doling out a paltry sum of Rs 6,000 annually.
- Mar 04, 2019 03:05 PM IST
Addressing a function Sunday in Rajgarh district, over 130 kilometres from here, Nath said the farm loan waiver process would continue until all beneficiaries are covered.
- Feb 25, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister's remarks come hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.
- Feb 21, 2019 06:51 PM IST
In a written reply to a question, Minister for Farmers Welfare Sachin Yadav said seven farmers have ended life in the state since December 11, when the assembly election results were announced.
- Feb 18, 2019 08:02 AM IST
Addressing aBanjara community rally in Solapur district, around 350km from here, the former chief minister said the Fadnavis government has "failed" to solve the problems being faced by farmers.
- Feb 14, 2019 12:11 PM IST
Addressing a two-day meet of the All India Congress Seva Dal, Gandhi said every sections of the society, be it farmers, youths or small-scale traders, suffered under the Modi government and they should get justice.
- Feb 06, 2019 12:39 PM IST
The aim of the survey is to provide a comprehensive assessment of agricultural households in the country, including their income, expenditure and indebtedness
- Feb 06, 2019 08:16 AM IST
The All India Kisan Congress chairman, addressing a press conference here, said a farmer's family cannot even afford tea with the amount announced for them.
- Feb 06, 2019 07:57 AM IST
Like Yadav, many thousands of farmers stay awake to guard their farms over a cold winter or face losing their crops to the cattle - a double whammy for growers already reeling from a plunge in crop prices.
- Feb 04, 2019 08:04 AM IST
In the interim budget 2019-20, the government announced transfer of Rs 6,000 per year to 12 crore farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectare directly into their bank accounts from this year itself.
- Feb 01, 2019 06:09 PM IST
It will be able to augment purchasing power in the most stressed segments of the economy
- Feb 01, 2019 04:29 PM IST
It was not easy, even for the strongest government in three decades to ignore politics in an election year.
- Feb 01, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Here are the key highlights for farmers and employees from Finance Minister Piyush Goyal's Interim Budget 2019-20: