Govt’s stringent commitment to low inflation hurting farm sector, says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee said disinvestment is not long-term solution for bridging fiscal deficit.
Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance
In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine appears to have succeeded, to a large extent, in getting its message across to the people in Latur, one of the few remaining Congress strongholds in the state.
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Union Budget 2019: Will Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman be able to salvage the agriculture sector?
With 50 percent of the population dependent on agricultural incomes—fully or partly—farm distress has the potential to pull down consumption,
In Haryana's rice bowl, taxes and unfriendly state policies blamed for closure of paddy processing mills
The Kaithal Rice Mill Association blames the Haryana government's policies for the losses that most of the 225 rice mills in Kaithal incur.
Farm loan waivers kill credit culture, need to focus on agri distress resolution: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
Loan waivers cover only those farmers who have taken loans from the formal system, Raghuram Rajan said
Drought in Rajasthan: Barmer farmers unimpressed by tall claims of Centre’s crop insurance scheme as rains play truant
The district of Barmer, on the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan, has been drought-hit almost continuously for the past ten years.
Lok Sabha polls 2019: Mamata Banerjee releases TMC list for all 42 West Bengal seats, attacks BJP over attempts to 'bribe voters'
The TMC, Mamata Banerjee said, will also contest some seats in Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and the Andamans.
Punjab's debt-ridden farmers continue to take their own lives as Congress' loan waiver has little effect
For his part, the Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh trained his guns at the Centre
Congress farm loan waivers Part IV: Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are committing suicide despite scheme; here's why
At least three farmers have ended their lives since the announcement of loan waiver scheme by the Kamal Nath government
Congress farm loan waivers Part III: Rajasthan cultivators demand inquiry into 'scam' in cooperative banks
Following reports of loan scams across cooperative banks in Dungarpur district of Rajasthan, farmers from several villages in Bharatpur and Dholpur districts approached the authorities
Congress farm loan waivers Part II: Cultivators shocked to find names on beneficiaries list as MP ministers allege fraud by bank staff
The lists took farmers by surprise and opened a Pandora's Box all over Madhya Pradesh.
Congress farm loan waivers Part I: MP farmers seethe over flawed implementation of scheme, banks' dubious calculations
Dubious calculations by cooperative banks and societies have led to inflated outstanding farm loan amounts for many in Madhya Pradesh.
Farm distress: Govt mulls waiving interest on timely crop loan repayment as new year gift for farmers
To provide immediate relief, one of the proposals being studied is to waive 4 percent interest rate on farmers repaying farm loan promptly within the due date.
BJP President Amit Shah had met Modi earlier to discuss the farmers' issues.
Rural distress: Loan waiver is no panacea; govt should dilute monopoly of APMCs for marketing of agricultural produce
Statutorily imposed marketing rigidities in agricultural commodities and other farm produce erect another impediment in the growth of rural sectors
In Maharashtra, while farm distress forces farmers to kill themselves, their widows lead forsaken lives
It is not only the widows who suffer, but even their children also go through various hardships.
Maharashtra insecticide poisoning deaths: State govt submits proposal to Centre, seeks banning of five toxic substances
The Maharashtra government has submitted a proposal to the Centre to ban four insecticides. Over 60 farmers had died last year due to insecticide poisoning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains steadfastly opposed to farm loan waivers, even though he has allowed BJP state governments to give them if they so desire.
Generous allocations to farmers and the agriculture sector can only be possible when the government is able to raise more resources.