BJP govt in Jharkhand announces Rs 2,250-crore farmers' aid; state to disburse funds under scheme from next fiscal
Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced a Rs 2,250-crore scheme to help 22.76 lakh medium and marginal farmers of the state double their income by 2022.
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.
Farmers in Punjab will burn stubble as they 'have no alternative', says president of Bharatiya Kisan Union
Despite a prohibition on the burning of the farm residue, the farmers in Punjab are set to go against the orders and continue burning stubble in 2018 as well.
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat said that he advised Hardik Patel to end his fast and adopt other means of protest to highlight the issues
Yogi Adityanath claims Uttar Pradesh govt gave farmers Rs 80,000 cr, when it actually gave 1/6th that amount
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, in a television interview, talked about his government’s performance over the last 10 months, ahead of the investors summit held on February 21 and 22, 2018.
As Maharashtra govt marks third anniversary, Congress launches statewide stir against BJP's 'unfulfilled promises'
On Tuesday, the Congress launched a state wide agitation called the Jan Aakrosh Andolan even as the BJP-led government in Maharashtra marked its third year in office.
"Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis believes that loan waivers only help banks and that most cooperative banks are controlled by the NCP and Congress," Sharad Pawar told Firstpost
Gujarat Congress promises pro-farmer policies if elected to power, blames BJP for ignoring their plight
In a bid to woo farmers ahead of the Assembly polls, Gujarat Congress on Tuesday promised to bring in several pro-farmers policies, including complete farm loan waiver.
Farmers from outside the state too have applied for the Maharashtra government's crop loan waiver scheme, a senior official said today.
The BJP's Lok Sabha member, Nana Patole, has criticised the party-led government in Maharashtra over the tardy implementation of the loan waiver scheme for farmers.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally at Banswara in Rajasthan on Wednesday
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to waive off loans of all farmers taken from co-operative banks irrespective of land holdings.
Siddaramaiah govt announces farmers' loan waiver: Sops spreading like contagion from one state to another
In Karnataka, the farmers can only watch with bemused nonchalance, as both the Congress and the BJP take credit for rescuing them from the twin blights of drought and debt trap.
The Congress said that it will move the court seeking action against officials responsible for the killing of five farmers' in police firing at Mandsaur on 6 June
Maharashtra farmers' loan waiver: Shiv Sena claims credit, says it is in power to shake chairs of lazy persons
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that the loan waiver decision was due to its constant "throttling" of the Maharashtra government and that it has opted to remain in power to shake chairs of "lazy" persons.
Virtually putting its ruling ally in Maharashtra on notice, the Shiv Sena on Friday asked the BJP to announce a "complete farm loan waiver" if it wanted to avoid a mid-term election in the state.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that the five casualties during farmers' agitation in Mandsaur occurred during police firing.
Yogi Adityanath said the burden of the Rs 35,000 crore plus loan waiver for farmers announced by the government will not be passed on to the people.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to hold first cabinet meeting today: Farmer loan waivers likely to be discussed
Over a fortnight after taking the oath, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold his first cabinet meeting on 4 April where key issues in the BJP's poll manifesto, especially farm loan waiver, are likely to be taken up.
An audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found rampant irregularities in the farm loan waiver scheme announced by the United Progressive Alliance government in 2008.