Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra govt says farmers whose crop loan exceed Rs 2 lakh ineligible for loan waiver scheme
Farmers whose crop loan, taken between April 2015 and March 2019, is more than Rs two lakh, will not be eligible for the loan waiver scheme announced by the Uddhav Thackeray-led 'Maha Vikas Aghadi' government in Maharashtra last week
Uddhav Thackeray promises full farm loan waiver in Maharashtra; statement comes day after cabinet approves concession up to Rs 2 lakh
Thackeray's announcement of full loan waiver came only a day after the Shiv Sena-led government formally announced a farm loan waiver upto Rs two lakh.
Maha Vikas Aghadi’s Common Minimum Programme resembles UPA-era socialist budgets; makes all the right noises but implementation key
The recently-announced Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi reads like a hurriedly rewritten socialist budget that used to be common during the UPA years.
Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, in Common Minimum Programme for Maharashtra, vows to uphold secular values and promises farm loan waiver
The common minimum programme for the Maharashtra government also states that an immediate farm loan waiver will be granted.
Sharad Pawar writes to Narendra Modi over Maharashtra farm crisis: NCP chief demands 'unconditional' loan waiver
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who is currently locked in a stalemate with the Shiv Sena and Congress over government formation in Maharashtra, on Wednesday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue of farmers in Maharashtra.
In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA
Amravati falls in the agrarian region of Vidarbha, where the BJP has suffered the biggest setback.
Ahead of Maharashtra poll results, state revenue minister Sanjay Rathod says farm loan waiver was counter-productive, blames nationalised banks
Shiv Sena leader and Minister Of State for Revenue Sanjay Rathod spoke about the manner in which farm loan waiver were imposed by the Maharashtra government, and its consequences. Rathod conceded that the implementation could have been better, and it might hamper the ruling alliance in the Assembly elections.
Maharashtra election: Yavatmal farmer's widow, who contested LS polls, says more cultivators being pushed into moneylenders' web
Vaishali Yede gained a measure of fame for having delivered a heart-wrenching speech at the Marathi Literary Festival.
With agricultural finances stalled, Nanded banks say Fadnavis-led Maharashtra govt worsened credit crisis with shoddy farm loan waiver plan
The virtual non-delivery of farm loan waiver, and the repercussions that followed, will play a crucial role when Maharashtra goes to polls on 21 October, believes former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and a prominent Congress leader from Nanded, Ashok Chavan.
Jyotiraditya Scindia unlikely to quit Congress for BJP; verbal volleys against Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh aimed at regaining lost ground
Jyotiraditya Scindia lost the Lok Sabha poll at a time when beleaguered Congress party had just made a stellar comeback in Madhya Pradesh politics, after staying out of power for 15 years.
Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into arms of high-interest money lenders
If a farmer borrows Rs 1 lakh from a sahucar, he is likely to be charged anywhere between Rs 36,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh an interest each year. In Latur, targeted crop loan disbursement was almost Rs 1,900 crore for the Kharif season. The disbursement, however, is 55 percent; In Marathwada, the number stands at 31 percent.
Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt
People in Vidarbha and Marathwada seem to have a positive view of the Narendra Modi govt at Centre, but offer mixed opinions on the BJP-led state government
Only 39% of crop loan disbursement target met in poll-bound Aurangabad; farmers seek private lenders as banks, political parties play blame game
In May 2019, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis okayed a 4.24 lakh crore annual credit plan, which included Rs 87,000-crore credit plan for agriculture. He urged the banks to give maximum loans to farmers by being sensitive in order to achieve the target.
Maharashtra expands ambit of farm loan waiver scheme to cover more farmers who have loans for various agricultural activities
With Assembly elections round the corner, Maharashtra government on Monday expanded the ambit of its farm loan waiver scheme to cover more farmers who have taken loans for various agricultural activities
Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan lashes out at Kamal Nath govt, Rahul Gandhi on farm loan waiver
Former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday parodied Rahul Gandhi at a rally here and alleged that the Congress leader did not fulfil his promise to waive farm loans in Madhya Pradesh
Punjab floods: Captain Amarinder Singh writes to Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1000-crore relief package for state
In wake of the flood situation in the state, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1000 crore special relief package to address the losses.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday urged the Maharashtra government to waive loans of farmers who hail from flood-affected areas in the state.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams Yogi Adityanath govt over farmers suicides in Uttar Pradesh, questions efficacy of loan waiver scheme
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over issues being faced by farmers and questioned the efficacy of farm and loan waiver schemes.
Whereas the family members claimed debt was behind Netram's suicide, Marudhara Gramin Bank manager Jagroop Singh denied the same, saying, "We haven't sent any bank notice to Netram in past few months; he is our regular customer, why would we bother our regular customers by sending a notice? His account currently holds Rs 3 lakh approximately."
Congress, NCP leaders stage protests in Maharashtra legislature premises over agrarian crisis, seek complete loan waiver
Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra staged a protest alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver.