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Farm loan

RBI raises collateral-free farm loan limit to Rs 1.6 lakh

Currently, the banks are mandated to extend collateral-free agricultural loans up to Rs 1 lakh.

07 Feb 2019 12:51 PM

Generalised farm loan waiver impacts credit culture: RBI Governor

Earlier this year, the coalition government in Karnataka also announced a farm loan waiver.

07 Jan 2019 4:01 PM

Govt mulls zero interest on timely crop loan repayment as new year gift

The government has set a target to provide Rs 11 lakh crore credit to farmers in the current fiscal.

28 Dec 2018 3:08 PM

Farm loan waivers to touch USD 40 bn by 2019 elections: report

Farm loan waivers really amount to about 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product.

06 Jul 2018 1:52 PM

Farm loan waiver to benefit not more than 50 lakh

The total amount that would be deposited into farmers’ accounts will be less than Rs 20,000 crore.

11 Apr 2018 2:33 AM


Only Rs 5,141 crore of farm loan waiver amount disbursed

It also claimed that 40 lakh more farmers will get their loan waiver amount in next eight-nine days.

06 Dec 2017 2:10 AM

State will probe farm loan a/c ‘discrepancy’

Number of farm loan accounts stated by banks reduce by 13 lakh.

11 Oct 2017 2:53 AM

Will make state famers a debt-free community: Maha govt

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announces that homeless would be provided houses by 2019.

15 Aug 2017 5:15 PM

Bombay HC says no to PIL on farm loan

Plea challenged a GR that said Rs 10K loan will be given only to needy.

21 Jul 2017 2:21 AM

3 more farmers end lives in MP, 20 suicides in fortnight

Madhya Pradesh recently witnessed farmers' stir over loan waiver, farm produce prices and other demands.

22 Jun 2017 8:47 PM


Farm loan waivers may lead to fiscal slippages: report

Domestic brokerage firm said around Rs 1.6 trillion of farm loans could come up for waiver.

16 Jun 2017 1:21 PM

Maharashtra disbursed Rs 8,332 crore crop loan

Loans have been given for period starting June 1 till June 12 for current Kharif season.

16 Jun 2017 9:44 AM

Farm loan waivers risk fiscal slippages, inflation: RBI

About 1.07 crore farmers with less than five acres of land would be eligible for it.

07 Jun 2017 4:17 PM

Farm loan write-offs may hurt India's economy

India's total public sector debt, as a share of gross domestic product, stands at around 66 per cent.

19 Apr 2017 12:39 PM

Farm loan waivers upset credit discipline: SBI Chairman

Arundhati Bhattacharya said bank has not received any proposal to waive off farm loans in Uttar Pradesh.

15 Mar 2017 2:23 PM


Farm loan interest period extended by 60 days: Centre

Under the interest subvention scheme, farmers get the short-term crop loan of up to Rs 3 lakh for 1 year at an interest rate of 7 per cent.

20 Dec 2016 4:27 PM