Feb 01, 2019 02:50 PM IST
A populist budget on the face of it raises more questions than answers
- Feb 01, 2019 02:35 PM IST
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
- Feb 01, 2019 01:37 PM IST
The scheme will benefit 12 crore farmer families and will cost the public exchequer Rs 75,000 crore
- Jan 31, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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
- Jan 28, 2019 05:29 PM IST
"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.
- Jan 24, 2019 05:59 PM IST
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.
- Jan 22, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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.
- Jan 18, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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.
- Jan 11, 2019 10:40 AM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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.
- Jan 07, 2019 05:33 PM IST
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
- Jan 04, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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.
- Jan 04, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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.
- Jan 04, 2019 08:10 AM IST
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.
- Jan 01, 2019 02:07 PM IST
Farmers form a key voter bloc that could influence election results
- Dec 27, 2018 03:13 PM IST
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.
- Dec 26, 2018 08:54 AM IST
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
- Dec 24, 2018 04:46 PM IST
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.
- Dec 20, 2018 02:50 PM IST
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".
- Dec 20, 2018 10:56 AM IST
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.
- Dec 19, 2018 08:50 PM IST
The Congress which won the recent assembly elections had promised in its manifesto to waive farm loans.
- Dec 19, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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.
- Dec 18, 2018 04:50 PM IST
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.
- Dec 18, 2018 04:11 PM IST
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.
- Dec 17, 2018 08:43 PM IST
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.