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  • Budget 2019: Centre's food subsidy bill goes up by 7.5% to Rs 1,84,220 crore Jul 05, 2019 07:04 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Centre's food subsidy bill goes up by 7.5% to Rs 1,84,220 crore

    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

  • Budget 2019 | 10,000 new farmer producer organisations to be set up, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman Jul 05, 2019 11:49 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | 10,000 new farmer producer organisations to be set up, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    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.

  • Top priority: All farmers to get Rs 6,000 a year under expanded PM-Kisaan scheme May 31, 2019 02:44 PM IST

    Top priority: All farmers to get Rs 6,000 a year under expanded PM-Kisaan scheme

    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.

  • Reporter's Take | Why PepsiCo’s tussle with Gujarat farmers has become a hot potato Apr 29, 2019 03:20 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Why PepsiCo’s tussle with Gujarat farmers has become a hot potato

    Stanford Masters gets in a conversation Moneycontrol's Vaibhavi Khanwalkar to find out why the multinational corporation is suing these four farmers.

  • PM Modi, BJP treated farmers as 'liability': Rahul Gandhi Apr 29, 2019 08:15 AM IST

    PM Modi, BJP treated farmers as 'liability': Rahul Gandhi

    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.

  • Telangana farmers to file nominations from Varanasi to highlight demands Apr 26, 2019 12:20 PM IST

    Telangana farmers to file nominations from Varanasi to highlight demands

    The farmers are planning to contest as independents to press their demand for remunerative price to turmeric and constitution of a turmeric board.

  • Opinion | The idea of universal basic income for farmers Apr 10, 2019 01:15 PM IST

    Opinion | The idea of universal basic income for farmers

    The BJP’s manifesto promises to expand the reach of PM-Kisaan to all farm households.

  • Nitin Gadkari says will work hard to stop farmer suicides, create jobs for youth as his campaign ends Apr 10, 2019 08:25 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari says will work hard to stop farmer suicides, create jobs for youth as his campaign ends

    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.

  • Will focus on restoring industrial prosperity, farmers' smiles in Muzaffarnagar: Ajit Singh Apr 09, 2019 01:02 PM IST

    Will focus on restoring industrial prosperity, farmers' smiles in Muzaffarnagar: Ajit Singh

    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.

  • Commerce ministry launches blockchain-based coffee e-marketplace to help farmers get fair prices Mar 29, 2019 08:07 AM IST

    Commerce ministry launches blockchain-based coffee e-marketplace to help farmers get fair prices

    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.

  • Farmers committing suicides everyday as Modi govt not keeping promise: Rahul Gandhi Mar 15, 2019 03:21 PM IST

    Farmers committing suicides everyday as Modi govt not keeping promise: Rahul Gandhi

    "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.

  • PM-Kisan scheme: Govt so far transferred Rs 5,215 cr to about 2.6 cr farmers Mar 11, 2019 01:06 PM IST

    PM-Kisan scheme: Govt so far transferred Rs 5,215 cr to about 2.6 cr farmers

    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.

  • PM Modi giving farmers Rs 3.50 a day, but waiving Rs 3.5 lakh crore loans of industrialists: Rahul Gandhi Mar 08, 2019 04:01 PM IST

    PM Modi giving farmers Rs 3.50 a day, but waiving Rs 3.5 lakh crore loans of industrialists: Rahul Gandhi

    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.

  • Loans of 25 lakh Madhya Pradesh farmers to be waived off in 4 days: CM Kamal Nath Mar 04, 2019 03:05 PM IST

    Loans of 25 lakh Madhya Pradesh farmers to be waived off in 4 days: CM Kamal Nath

    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.

  • Farm crisis a national crisis, poll-sop won't help: Akhilesh Yadav Feb 25, 2019 08:28 AM IST

    Farm crisis a national crisis, poll-sop won't help: Akhilesh Yadav

    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.

  • Seven farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh since Congress govt came to power Feb 21, 2019 06:51 PM IST

    Seven farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh since Congress govt came to power

    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.

  • Time for people to vote out BJP govt in Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan Feb 18, 2019 08:02 AM IST

    Time for people to vote out BJP govt in Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan

    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.

  • PM Narendra Modi promised loan waiver to farmers, but wrote off bank dues of industrialist-friends: Rahul Gandhi Feb 14, 2019 12:11 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi promised loan waiver to farmers, but wrote off bank dues of industrialist-friends: Rahul Gandhi

    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.

  • All you need to know about pan-India survey to assess plight of farmers Feb 06, 2019 12:39 PM IST

    All you need to know about pan-India survey to assess plight of farmers

    The aim of the survey is to provide a comprehensive assessment of agricultural households in the country, including their income, expenditure and indebtedness

  • 'Insulting' farmers will cost Modi govt: Cong's farmers' unit chief Feb 06, 2019 08:16 AM IST

    'Insulting' farmers will cost Modi govt: Cong's farmers' unit chief

    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.

  • Stray cows add to PM Modi's farmer woes as election looms Feb 06, 2019 07:57 AM IST

    Stray cows add to PM Modi's farmer woes as election looms

    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.

  • Income support for farmers insulting and humiliating: Shatrughan Sinha Feb 04, 2019 08:04 AM IST

    Income support for farmers insulting and humiliating: Shatrughan Sinha

    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.

  • Opinion| A smartly packaged and a please-all Budget Feb 01, 2019 06:09 PM IST

    Opinion| A smartly packaged and a please-all Budget

    It will be able to augment purchasing power in the most stressed segments of the economy

  • Comment | An election budget with some disappointments Feb 01, 2019 04:29 PM IST

    Comment | An election budget with some disappointments

    It was not easy, even for the strongest government in three decades to ignore politics in an election year.

  • Budget 2019: Key announcements made for farmers, workers Feb 01, 2019 03:14 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Key announcements made for farmers, workers

    Here are the key highlights for farmers and employees from Finance Minister Piyush Goyal's Interim Budget 2019-20:

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