Swadeshi Jagran Manch objects to merger of public insurance firms in letter to PM, claims move will affect Central schemes
Swadeshi Jagran Manch's co-convener Ashwani Mahajan said the Centre's insurance schemes for farmers, health benefits and other purposes have been mostly distributed by these companies.
Budget 2020: Govt should announce steps to boost rural growth, infra to give more disposable income in aam aadmi's hands
Focused efforts towards increasing rural employment, skill development of rural youth, MSME growth, job creation, farmer productivity improvement and infrastructure development to be key areas of focus of Budget 2020 for the coming year
Rising cow vigilantism curbs cattle trade in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana; farmers incur losses due to menace of stray livestock
Farmers have suffered massive losses in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana because the rise of cow vigilantism has also led to a spike in the number of stray cattle that damage crops.
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.
Maharashtra grapples with acute agrarian distress: Kharif crops have dried up, farmers may opt out of rabi
Observers believe the current situation looks bleaker even than the acute drought years between 2012-15. Currently, over 350 tankers have been deployed to supply water in Maharashtra.
Kisan Kranti Yatra: After raising minimum support prices, will the Centre blink and waive farmers’ loans?
There is yet another way of providing relief to farmers, easy and popular though not necessarily the best way to address the issue – waiving off their loans.
With RBI directing banks to open more brick and mortar branches at village level, Haryana government has been way short of its target
The agriculture sector will not just watch how much money is set aside in Union Budget 2018-19, but also how it is used as BJP tries to woo disaffected farmers before upcoming polls
Budget 2018 may hike agriculture credit target to Rs 11 lakh cr as govt aims to get higher farm output
The govt has been providing interest subvention to make available short-term farm credit at an affordable rate and help boost farm output
Under the upgraded crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, launched early 2016, farmers pay very nominal premium and get full claim for the crop damage.
Demanding loan waiver, farmers in the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand staged protests after a cultivator committed suicide.
Accusing the Narendra Modi government of being insensitive towards farmers, Rajiv Shukla demanded that the Centre needs to become sympathetic towards farmers or else Congress will soon hold nationwide protests
The budget for this crucial wage employment programme MGNREGA did not receive any impressive allocation in the current budget (only Rs 500 crore) compared to the allocation for 2016-17 (RE), i.e. Rs 47,500 core.
Union Budget 2017: Modi govt ignored farmers' issues and effects of demonetisation, says Yogendra Yadav
The Swaraj Abhiyan led by Yogendra Yadav had presented a "Krishi Budget" consisting 15 demands to ease the burden of farmers, but the Union Budget 2017 met none of those demands.
Diversify farming activities, reduce agricultural risk and increase income: PM Modi's advice to farmers
Addressing farmers at the Krishi Unnati Mela, PM Modi said the task of doubling farm income may be challenging but was a worthy objective.
Govt aims to double insurance coverage under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in next few years