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  • Will Assam MFI package help Bandhan Bank’s stock? Jun 23, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Will Assam MFI package help Bandhan Bank’s stock?

    As per the proposed package, the Assam government will take on the liability of up to Rs 8,500 crore for certain categories of MFI borrowers in the state

  • The worst may not yet be over for Bandhan Bank even after weak Q4 show May 10, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    The worst may not yet be over for Bandhan Bank even after weak Q4 show

    Given the asset quality issues in the key states and the uncertainty induced by the second wave, Bandhan's valuation multiple is unlikely to jump to its previous level

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls | Ahead of elections, K Palaniswami waives loans taken by poor, SHGs Feb 26, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls | Ahead of elections, K Palaniswami waives loans taken by poor, SHGs

    CM K Palaniswami announced in the state assembly the waiving of loans taken by pledging ornaments by the poor and farm labourers and women self help groups from cooperative societies and cooperative banks.

  • Bandhan Bank — Should investors still bet on it? Jan 22, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    Bandhan Bank — Should investors still bet on it?

    Third-quarter results lay bare micro lender Bandhan's vulnerability to political events

  • Here’s how Assam’s microfinance bill will impact Bandhan Bank Jan 05, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    Here’s how Assam’s microfinance bill will impact Bandhan Bank

    Out of the Rs 12,367-crore micro loans in Assam, more than 50 percent is by Bandhan Bank

  • Write-offs are distinct from waivers. They are not a sign of crony capitalism. Jan 04, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Write-offs are distinct from waivers. They are not a sign of crony capitalism.

    There is no debt forgiveness in loan write-offs. It is an accounting practice followed by banks

  • Maharashtra BJP protests against govt in state over farm loan waiver Feb 25, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra BJP protests against govt in state over farm loan waiver

    Speaking to reporters outside the Legislature building here, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Devendra Fadnavis said the protests will continue till the cultivators get justice.

  • Why BJP didn't grant full farm loan waiver when in power? asks Shiv Sena Dec 23, 2019 10:42 AM IST

    Why BJP didn't grant full farm loan waiver when in power? asks Shiv Sena

    In a veiled attack on the BJP-led central government, the Shiv Sena, in its party mouthpiece 'Saamana', noted that the Thackeray government took the decision of farm loan waiver at a time when the country is "burning" over the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

  • Maharashtra govt to discuss crop loan waiver with allies: Ajit Pawar Dec 19, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Maharashtra govt to discuss crop loan waiver with allies: Ajit Pawar

    Unseasonal showers in October and November damaged crops over 93 lakh hectares, and the state needs to provide some financial assistance to farmers, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday, before the commencement of the winter session of the state legislature.

  • Budget 2019 | Why problems in the agrarian economy need long term solutions Jun 12, 2019 02:16 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Why problems in the agrarian economy need long term solutions

    Making PM-KISAN universal will solve the identification problem to an extent and make its implementation easier.

  • Political Economy | The politics of distributive economics May 01, 2019 10:19 AM IST

    Political Economy | The politics of distributive economics

    There is a sharp conflict between increasing the size of the economic pie and ensuring a fair division.

  • Budget 2019: Govt announces PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi, farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year Feb 01, 2019 11:35 AM IST

    Budget 2019: Govt announces PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi, farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year

    As part of the package, which includes an income support scheme, will transfer a sum of Rs 6,000 per year to farmers who own upto 2 hectares of land.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India is not creating enough jobs: Former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan Dec 14, 2018 03:33 PM IST

    India is not creating enough jobs: Former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan

    Although the country's economy witnessed an average growth of almost 7 percent over the last 25 years, Rajan said that the growth has not benefited all sectors or people

  • Agri loan waiver should not form part of poll promises: Raghuram Rajan Dec 14, 2018 01:30 PM IST

    Agri loan waiver should not form part of poll promises: Raghuram Rajan

    In every state election during the last five years, loan waiver promise made by one political party or other. The recently concluded assembly election in five states, agriculture loan waiver and increasing minimum support price (MSP) of cereals was again part of manifesto of some of the political parties.

  • We stand united with farmers in ensuring their good future: Rahul Gandhi Nov 30, 2018 04:23 PM IST

    We stand united with farmers in ensuring their good future: Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a gathering of protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar, he said no one will be able to silence the voice of farmers and youth.

  • Opinion | Election-induced spending stimulus could be key to sustaining GDP growth Aug 31, 2018 07:54 PM IST

    Opinion | Election-induced spending stimulus could be key to sustaining GDP growth

    Soaring oil prices and a sliding rupee could apply brakes on the economy. That said, don’t rule out a bump up in public spending in the coming months which can potentially sustain the momentum

  • Opinion | Farm loan waivers are bad for the economy, for banks - and for farmers Jun 27, 2018 06:40 PM IST

    Opinion | Farm loan waivers are bad for the economy, for banks - and for farmers

    Data now shows that this elixir of political survival is causing structural damage and needs to be stopped before it becomes irreversible.

  • Amit Shah throws gauntlet at Rahul Gandhi on corporate loan waiver Apr 19, 2018 09:56 PM IST

    Amit Shah throws gauntlet at Rahul Gandhi on corporate loan waiver

    To a question on GST, Shah said "There are GST problems, but it is not permanent. GST Council, which meets regularly, is solving the problems. It will continue to do so," he added. Addressing problems of SMSEs and MSMEs is BJP's top priority, he said.

  • Decoding why Maharashtra farmers are going to moneylenders despite loan waivers Mar 14, 2018 04:33 PM IST

    Decoding why Maharashtra farmers are going to moneylenders despite loan waivers

    The total crop loans granted by banks in Maharashtra in the current fiscal (April-Feb 2017-18) has reduced by almost 40 percent from the previous fiscal (2016-17).

  • Short-term solutions like MSP, farm loan waiver will not put an end to farmers' income woes Mar 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST

    Short-term solutions like MSP, farm loan waiver will not put an end to farmers' income woes

    Maharashtra has a lopsided allocation of resources that favors certain crops and orphans others, which further aggravates the issue of farmers' incomes.

  • Question marks over minuscule amounts as UP begins first phase of loan waivers Sep 13, 2017 10:19 AM IST

    Question marks over minuscule amounts as UP begins first phase of loan waivers

    Livemint looked at data which shows that the loan amounts waived are as low as as Rs 1-100 per farmer for 4,814 farmers.

  • Akhilesh Yadav raises questions over UP govt's loan waiver Sep 11, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav raises questions over UP govt's loan waiver

    Yadav's comments invited a terse reply from the ruling side with deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya saying that the SP leader seemed depressed and "should take some rest".

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