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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced an Rs. 2,250-crore scheme to aid 22.76 lakh medium and marginal farmers of the state double their income by 2022. The state government will give Rs. 5,000 per acre to 22.76 lakh medium and marginal farmers from the next financial year, Mr. Das stated at a press …

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday drove out at the Congress and the BJP for pressing his government to write off farm loans in the state. While labeling a media gathering in Bhubaneswar, Mr. Patnaik dubbed the BJP as a party that “talks more and does less” and stated that the Congress was “responsible …

In the wake of BJP’s loss in three big states which many attributed to growing farm distress, the party-led Maharashtra government is considering a host of measures like ex-gratia grant and transport subsidy for onion growers to provide them relief against sliding prices. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has to go a rural drubbing in …

Among criticism that the intensifying agrarian crisis has played a significant role in the BJP’s electoral defeat in three key states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday aimed the Opposition Congress for paying “lip service to farmers but ignoring their well-being” while stating that the BJP is the only party that “understands agricultural matters, stands …

India’s growth has been “very solid” over the past four years, IMF’s Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld on Sunday stated, praising the fundamental economic reforms like the GST and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code carried out by the government. Maurice Obstfeld, 66, — who is set to retire this month-end — will be succeeded by Gita …

The Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the ED raids against Robert Vadra’s associates, stating PM Modi dispensation was using “high-handed tactics” to threaten people as it was in a “state of panic of the highest degree” sensing defeat in polls. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi at a press conference held at …

A week after farmers from different regions of the country staged an agitation in Delhi raising several demands, comprising a loan waiver, BJP KisanMorcha’s national president and Bhadohi MP Virendra Singh Mast Thursday said that a loan waiver was not a final solution for the farming community. Mast also accused the opposition parties of misguiding …

Farmer Gets Rs. 1,064 For 750 kg Of Onion, Sends Money To PM In Protest

An onion-grower from Maharashtra who had to sell his produce for few over Rs. 1 per kg has sent his earnings to the Prime Minister to mark his protest. Sanjay Sathe, the resident of Niphad tehsil in Nashik district, was among the handful of ‘progressive farmers’ chosen by the Union agriculture ministry for an interaction …

NPA crisis not due to farm loan waiver,

The non-performing assets (NPA) crisis in the country is not because of loan waivers to farmers, stated BJP Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi on Friday as he backed the UPA government’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme. Labeling students at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), where he also launched his …

G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Group of 20 or G20 Summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires on Thursday. The Prime Minister is on a five-day meeting to the nation to attend the summit on Friday and Saturday. In their …

Farmers’ protest in Delhi

As mandatory as they are, the two bills are the first step. They are not a comprehensive closure of the agrarian problem. You cannot resolve the agrarian problem if you do not engage with the rights and entitlements of those who do the greatest amount of work in agriculture, which is Mahila Kisan. There was …

Dharmendra Pradhan to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Odisha Senior BJP leader

Senior party leader and Union minister Jual Oram Tuesday stated that Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Odisha. He was talking to reporters here after former Odisha-cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined the saffron party in the presence of party president Amit Shah in Delhi Tuesday. …