Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers
Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time
'Joint decision of alliance': NCP, Congress irked over hoardings crediting only Shiv Sena for Maharashtra govt's move to waive farmer loans
The NCP and Congress have expressed displeasure over some hoardings carrying images only of Shiv Sena leaders to highlight the Maharashtra government's move to waive farm loans, saying it is a joint decision of the alliance and not one party alone
Maharashtra polls: In Wardha, farmers deadlocked by no loan waivers and no scope for fresh crop loans
Until recently, farmers in Wardha could avail of a crop loan without having to run from pillar to post
As NPA resolution crawls, banks stare at spike in credit cost in range of 1.9% to 4.6% in second half of current fiscal
In its earlier assessment, India Rating had estimated the system-wide credit cost floor at 1.9% and capped it at 4.4% for the second half of FY19 and whole of FY20
Why collateral-free loans up to Rs 50 lakh is a high-risk idea to implement in slowdown-hit Indian economy
If the government has made up it’s mind to give away large collateral-free loans o entrepreneurs, it should also work out a mechanism to make sure this money is spent well for the stated purpose
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwater
While the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
Firstpost Editor's Picks: AAP's incoherent strategy, CJI harassment allegations, Shah Rukh Khan's break; today's must-read stories
AAP's incoherent strategy may cost it dearly in the Lok Sabha polls, CJI sexual harassment allegations, Shah Rukh Khan's break before his next film; today's must-read stories
BJP takes contrasting path to growth, poverty alleviation, pits top-down aspirations against Congress' bottom-up handouts
If you look beyond the slogans and an impressive rain of data by Narendra Modi's colleagues at the launch of the BJP manifesto, the real deal is that there is a more-of-the-same flavour in Modi's to-do list
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
8 trains cancelled, 24 diverted as farmers block Amritsar-Delhi line; loan waiver, payment of sugarcane crop among key demands
Eight trains were cancelled and 24 were diverted on Tuesday as farmers continued their protest on the Amritsar-Delhi rail track in Jandiala in Amritsar
'Govt luring farmers with peanuts': Union Budget allocation gets lukewarm response from agrarian sector
Several farmers said after Finance Minister Piyush Goyal finished presenting this government’s last budget that it had not swayed them to vote for Narendra Modi’s BJP.
Budget 2019: Basic income for farmers to boost rural consumption, higher credit to help agriculture sector, say experts
The government decision to allocate Rs 75,000 crore to 12 crore farmers for a minimum assured income of Rs 6,000 per year in the interim budget will boost the rural consumption and positive for agriculture and allied sectors
Union Budget 2019: Giving farmers Rs 17 a day is an 'insult to everything they stand and work for', says Rahul Gandhi
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, while announcing the Interim Budget said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year, which amounts to Rs 16.44 daily, in three instalments under a central government scheme.
Maharashtra Gramin Bank and Bajaj Allianz officials dupe debt-ridden farmers, promise crop loan only on purchase of insurance policy
Yogesh Shelke, former employee of Bajaj Allianz and a resident of Beed in Marathwada, blew the whistle on the nexus between Bajaj Allianz and Maharashtra Gramin Bank. They had a tie up, which meant the bank could sell Bajaj Allianz policies to its customers.
Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia solely entrusted to bring Congress govt in Uttar Pradesh, says Rahul Gandhi
Speaking in Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency, on Thursday, Congress president Rahui Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a spate of issues including the Rafale deal, demonetisation, the ongoing CBI row and promises of "acche din".
Rajasthan government panel recommends waiving all loans of farmers who committed suicide from 2014 to 2018
The decision was taken at the first meeting of the Rajasthan inter-department committee chaired by Urban Development Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Saturday.
Inflation in 2018: Data shows price rise within comfort zone, but farmers hit due to low prices for agri produce
The latest data puts retail inflation for November at the year's lowest level of 2.33%, mainly due to low prices of food articles, coupled with deflation in some agricultural products—which is a good news for consumers as well as the government and the RBI.
Govt mulling zero interest on timely farm loan repayment as New Year's gift; premium on horticultural crops may be reduced
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.
Gujarat power bill waiver beginning of downward spiral towards bankruptcy; India needs to curb frenzy of freebies
Gujarat's move to announce a power bill waiver of Rs 650 crore shows that it doesn't matter if it's the taxpayers who will suffer the burden. The actual tax-paying public is too small to matter when the general elections are around the corner.
Nath took oath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in the presence of several UPA leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, at the Jamboree Maidan in Bhopal.