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Apr 21, 2019
Devendra Fadnavis defends Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature from Bhopal, but doesn't support her comment on Hemant KarkareAmid the controversy created by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's statements on Hemant Karkare, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the party's decision to field Pragya from the crucial Bhopal constituency for the ongoing Lok Sabha election.
Apr 08, 2019
BJP manifesto: Extension of PM-Kisan Yojana to all farmers, interest-free loans will impose a heavy cost on economyIf there is one big takeaway from the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election manifesto ahead of 2019, it is that the party has promptly walked into a deadly trap of competitive populism laid by the Congress, especially after latter's populist measure of promising Rs 72,000 minimum income for 20 percent of the poor.
Mar 19, 2019
NCRB's silence on farmer suicides: RTI reply reveals why organisation has not released data since 2016The number of farmer suicides is the tip of the iceberg of an agricultural crisis, and by not making “uncomfortable” figures public under various pretexts, the government is doing a disservice to itself and to the public at large
Mar 14, 2019
In Kerala, losses due to last year's floods add to woes of farmers reeling under crashing prices and growing debtThe floods in Kerala last year were just the final blow to farmers who were already reeling under crashing prices of various crops.
Feb 20, 2019
Four-day Agri-Science Congress to discuss farming tech kicks off in Delhi todayAround 2,000 delegates from 17 countries are expected to attend the event, which ends 23 February.
Feb 05, 2019
Anna Hazare calls off fast after talk with Devendra Fadnavis; Maharashtra CM says Lokpal appointment process to begin soonHazare has also been demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations on ways to address agrarian distress, besides electoral reforms.
Jan 29, 2019
Basic income support for the poor to cost at least Rs 1.5 trillion to the nation per annum: India RatingsDomestic rating agency India Ratings Tuesday expects the interim budget to announce an income support scheme for the poor
Jan 28, 2019
Cabinet may announce relief package for farmers before interim budget; plan includes waiving premium for crop insuranceAgriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh had recently indicated that the government would announce an agriculture package before the 2019-20 budget. The NDA government will present an interim budget on 1 February.
Jan 17, 2019
BJP wants expansionary economic policy ahead of general election: Modi govt plans to keep fiscal deficit to 3.3%, say sourcesNarendra Modi's BJP government at the Centre is in favour of an expansionary economic policy and does not consider the government’s plan to keep the fiscal deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP as “sacrosanct”.
Jan 11, 2019
Farm loan waivers against economic principles, cannot effectively address agrarian distress: ADB India chiefYokoyama also advocated for direct transfer of funds to targeted beneficiaries as it would cut down leakages.