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  • Tax breaks for middle class, boost for farm income: 10 takeaways from Budget 2019 Feb 01, 2019 02:50 PM IST

    Tax breaks for middle class, boost for farm income: 10 takeaways from Budget 2019

    A populist budget on the face of it raises more questions than answers

  • Budget 2019: Farm package to boost rural spending, benefit FMCG industry Feb 01, 2019 02:35 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Farm package to boost rural spending, benefit FMCG industry

    The FMCG and retail industry has given a thumbs up to the budget as it will bring in more money in the hands of the consumers and have terms the budgetas a consumption-oriented budget

  • Budget 2019 | Piyush Goyal announces annual income support scheme of Rs 6,000 to allay farmer woes Feb 01, 2019 01:37 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Piyush Goyal announces annual income support scheme of Rs 6,000 to allay farmer woes

    The scheme will benefit 12 crore farmer families and will cost the public exchequer Rs 75,000 crore

  • Budget 2019 | Modi govt may announce Rs 12,000 annual cash transfer to small, marginal farmers Jan 31, 2019 12:19 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Modi govt may announce Rs 12,000 annual cash transfer to small, marginal farmers

    There are almost 12 crore small and marginal farmer households in India, which brings the cost of this scheme to Rs 1.44 lakh crore or 0.76 percent of the projected GDP for FY19

  • BJP stages demonstrations against Congress govt's failure to implement farm loan waiver in Rajasthan Jan 28, 2019 05:29 PM IST

    BJP stages demonstrations against Congress govt's failure to implement farm loan waiver in Rajasthan

    "The Congress promised loan waiver for farmers within 10 days of government formation but nothing has happened on the ground. The party had also promised Rs 3,500 monthly allowance to unemployed youths and youths too are disappointed," BJP MLA Anita Bhadel told reporters in Ajmer.

  • Govt may announce package to farmers soon: Minister Jan 24, 2019 05:59 PM IST

    Govt may announce package to farmers soon: Minister

    The minister, however, did not clarify whether the relief package would be part of the upcoming Budget on February 1 or it will be announced before that.

  • Unconditional cash transfer to farmer better option: SBI Report Jan 22, 2019 08:18 PM IST

    Unconditional cash transfer to farmer better option: SBI Report

    At present, it may not be feasible to initiate Rythu Bandhu Scheme on national level as land data in several states, including Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu are yet to be digitised, the SBI said in its 'Ecowrap' report.

  • Big govt announcement for farmers soon: BJP farmers' wing chief Jan 18, 2019 04:36 PM IST

    Big govt announcement for farmers soon: BJP farmers' wing chief

    Addressing a press conference, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) farmers' wing president Virendra Singh Mast said the government had taken a number of "historic" decisions for rural development and the agriculture sector.

  • After Monsanto patent ruling, Indian farmers hope for next-gen GM seeds Jan 11, 2019 10:40 AM IST

    After Monsanto patent ruling, Indian farmers hope for next-gen GM seeds

    India approved Monsanto's GM cotton seed trait in 2002 and an upgraded variety in 2006, helping transform the country into the world's top producer and second-largest exporter of the fibre.

  • Farmers showed PM Narendra Modi their strength in recent state polls: Rahul Gandhi Jan 09, 2019 03:12 PM IST

    Farmers showed PM Narendra Modi their strength in recent state polls: Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a farmers' rally in Jaipur — the first after Congress formed the government in Rajasthan, he also promised to waive farm loans in every state if the Congress is voted to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Here's why trade unions have called for a nationwide strike on January 8-9 Jan 07, 2019 05:33 PM IST

    Here's why trade unions have called for a nationwide strike on January 8-9

    Also expected to participate in the 48-hour-long strike are employees of Railways, banks, electricity departments and workers of the unorganised sector including auto, taxi drivers and street vendors

  • PM Narendra Modi used Gurdaspur rally to criticise Congress, instead of announcing schemes for farmers: Sunil Jakhar Jan 04, 2019 08:15 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi used Gurdaspur rally to criticise Congress, instead of announcing schemes for farmers: Sunil Jakhar

    During the Gurdaspur rally, Modi announced "nothing" for the state's people, particularly farmers. He used the platform to express his "mounting frustration" by targeting the Congress, he said.

  • BJP govt has given Rs 50,000-cr aid to Maharashtra farmers: Devendra Fadnavis Jan 04, 2019 08:15 AM IST

    BJP govt has given Rs 50,000-cr aid to Maharashtra farmers: Devendra Fadnavis

    Fadnavis said his government is working for the poor and common people and a slew of welfare schemes have been implemented for them in the state.

  • Telangana govt's pro-farmer schemes have inspired other states: KT Rama Rao Jan 04, 2019 08:10 AM IST

    Telangana govt's pro-farmer schemes have inspired other states: KT Rama Rao

    Rythu Bandhu is a thought that originated in our Chief Minister's mind. We can proudly say that the scheme has inspired all states across the country, he said at a party workers' meeting in his Assembly constituency of Sircilla.

  • PM Modi mulls cash handout for farmers ahead of Lok Sabha polls: Report Jan 01, 2019 02:07 PM IST

    PM Modi mulls cash handout for farmers ahead of Lok Sabha polls: Report

    Farmers form a key voter bloc that could influence election results

  • Congress misleading farmers on loan waiver: PM Narendra Modi Dec 27, 2018 03:13 PM IST

    Congress misleading farmers on loan waiver: PM Narendra Modi

    Addressing a rally here to celebrate one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, Modi also stressed on the one, one pension scheme implemented by the Centre.

  • Quick Take | End farm loan waivers; club farmer support schemes into basic income scheme Dec 26, 2018 08:54 AM IST

    Quick Take | End farm loan waivers; club farmer support schemes into basic income scheme

    It’s well-known that farm loan waivers are nothing more than vote winning gimmicks and end up hurting the interests of farmers over the long term

  • Congress duping farmers: Prakash Javadekar Dec 24, 2018 04:46 PM IST

    Congress duping farmers: Prakash Javadekar

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the Congress had promised waiver of all farm debt in the five states of Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan but has now turned back on its promise.

  • Crop damage: NCP slams govt's Rs 11 cr compensation to farmers Dec 20, 2018 02:50 PM IST

    Crop damage: NCP slams govt's Rs 11 cr compensation to farmers

    NCP chief national spokesperson Nawab Malik said the compensation declared underscored the government's engagement in 'jumlebazi' (rhetoric), and termed the BJP-led dispensation as "anti-farmer".

  • Decision to waive off farm loans step towards fulfilling Congress' commitment to farmers: Sachin Pilot Dec 20, 2018 10:56 AM IST

    Decision to waive off farm loans step towards fulfilling Congress' commitment to farmers: Sachin Pilot

    Two days after being sworn in, the Congress government in Rajasthan Wednesday waived short-term crop loans from cooperative banks and loans of up to Rs 2 lakh taken by farmers from other banks.

  • Rajasthan govt waives farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh Dec 19, 2018 08:50 PM IST

    Rajasthan govt waives farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh

    The Congress which won the recent assembly elections had promised in its manifesto to waive farm loans.

  • Loan waiver not a solution to farm distress: Niti Aayog Dec 19, 2018 04:55 PM IST

    Loan waiver not a solution to farm distress: Niti Aayog

    Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been pressing the government on the issue, saying he will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until a loan waiver is given to all farmers.

  • Assam approves Rs 600 cr farm loan waiver Dec 18, 2018 04:50 PM IST

    Assam approves Rs 600 cr farm loan waiver

    As per the scheme, the government will write off 25 per cent loan of farmers up to a maximum of Rs 25,000 of all farm debts, Assam Government spokesperson and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said.

  • BJP promises farm loan waiver in Odisha if party comes to power Dec 18, 2018 04:11 PM IST

    BJP promises farm loan waiver in Odisha if party comes to power

    The announcement was made by BJP state president Basant Panda at a press conference here. Assembly elections in Odisha are due in 2019 along with the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Will give up quota demand if youth get jobs, farmers get best price for produce: Hardik Patel Dec 17, 2018 08:43 PM IST

    Will give up quota demand if youth get jobs, farmers get best price for produce: Hardik Patel

    Stating that youngsters in the country were facing unemployment while farmers were committing suicide, he urged the government to address the woes of these two sections.

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