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Jan 20, 2018
Amarinder Singh says Punjab can't extend debt waiver to more farmers, cites fund crunch, lack of support from CentreThe Punjab government on Saturday said it cannot extend the debt waiver scheme to all farmers or waive more than Rs 2 lakh due to lack of support from the Centre coupled with bad finances inherited from the Akali dispensation.
Aug 01, 2017
Foodgrain output up 5-fold in 60 years, but behind this rosy picture lies India’s farm distressThough it is the largest producer of pulses in the world, India’s pulses crop yield (659 kg/ha) was the lowest among BRICS countries in 2014
Jun 27, 2017
Madhya Pradesh farmers' unrest: Five commit suicide over financial problems since SundayFive farmers committed suicide in different parts of Madhya Pradesh reportedly due to debt and other problems since Sunday evening, taking the total number of such farmer deaths to 27 in over a fortnight.
Jun 22, 2017
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh bashes Opposition for 'twisting' farm loan waiver issueAmarinder Singh lashed out at the opposition for "twisting" the farm debt waiver issue and said the Rs 1,500 crore proposed in the budget was initial money provided to leverage more sum to be given for the debt waiver scheme in instalments
Jun 12, 2017
Punjab likely to announce some 'relief' for farmers in upcoming budgetFacing mounting pressure to honour poll promise of farm debt waiver, the Punjab government is likely to provide some relief for distressed farmers in the upcoming budget.
May 30, 2017
Waiting for loan waiver, Punjab farmers stop repaying banks; 30% accounts turn 'irregular'At present, the total agricultural debt in Punjab is pegged at Rs 85,000 crore, of which total loan to farmers including marginal and small growers was Rs 72,700 crore.
May 23, 2017
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh assures farmers of early debt waiverCM urged Punjab's debt-ridden farmers not to commit suicide and assured of steps to help the farming community
Apr 26, 2015
Wrong remedies: MSP hikes, debt waivers have done little to ease farm distressThe increase in MSP by this government has admittedly been muted and there is sound economic logic behind it, but sound economic logic does not get traction when emotions are running high. Apart from loan waivers and unthinking MSP increases having a negative impact on the economy, do they really work on the ground in terms of alleviating stress?
Dec 28, 2014
Debt waiver schemes have not benefited farmers, says Raghuram RajanArray
Aug 26, 2014
Don't waive off farm debt: RBI gov Raghuram Rajan warns statesRajan was addressing the chief secretaries from 15 states and finance secretaries of 27 states and nine Union Territories