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Apr 08, 2019
Where is the new crop of Indian farmer leaders?The crisis in Indian agriculture is unlikely to subside soon. Leaders must prepare farmers for climate change. Agitation alone can't drive farmer politics.
Apr 05, 2019
Fractured Land, Fissured BallotFarmers, whose votes aren’t driven by rural distress alone, remain divided by caste and class and have failed to turn their concerns into drivers of political behaviour
Feb 07, 2019
Rajasthan begins implementing farm loan waiver; cultivators to get relief for sums borrowed from cooperative, development banksThe Rajasthan government on Thursday started conducting camps at all the district headquarters for waiving off loans of farmers
Jan 23, 2019
60-year-old farmer commits suicide in Maharashtra’s Mukhed village due to crop failure and debt burden, say policeA 60-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Yeola apparently due to crop failure and debt burden
Jan 21, 2019
Farm support measures to increase states' fiscal deficit in election year: India Ratings reportCompetitive populism in the form of farm loan waivers and other schemes ahead of the general polls would inflate cumulative fiscal deficit of states, a report by India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has pointed out
Dec 21, 2018
Air India revival plan: Govt seeks Parliament nod for Rs 2,345 cr equity infusion for ailing MaharajaAir India has debt worth around Rs 55,000 crore.
Dec 19, 2018
'It's done': Rahul Gandhi tweets after MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan govts announce farm loan waiverThe Congress-led government in Rajasthan announced that it would bear a burden of Rs 18,000 crore in the farm loan waivers, fulfilling its promise to farmers ahead of the state Assembly polls
Dec 18, 2018
Assam government approves farm loan waiver up to Rs 600 crore taken through Kisan Credit Card, PSU banksAssam government has also sanctioned an interest relief scheme which will enable around 19 lakh farmers to take loans at zero interest from the next financial year.
Dec 03, 2018
After the March: Farmers on their way home from Delhi speak of anger, hope, and bleak futuresOn 30 November, Delhi saw one of its largest congregations of farmers with over 35,000 of them from across the country marching from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament street, protesting a wide range of issues that have plagued the agricultural community for decades.
Nov 27, 2018
Agriculture Ministry contradicts previous reports of demonetisation, admits farmers were unable to buy fertilisers, seedsOfficial sources said the earlier report on demonetisation was based on the statement of the Chairman of the National Seeds Corporation which did not take into account seed distribution by various other channels.