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Agri-Infra Fund: PM Modi launches Rs 1 lakh crore financing facility

Modi also released the sixth installment of Rs 17,100 crore to more than 8.55 crore farmer beneficiaries under the PM-KISAN scheme

09 Aug 2020 12:48 PM

Tamil Nadu farmer builds Modi shrine, pics go viral

The 50-year-old farmer Sankar inaugurated the temple last week at his farm. He performs “aarti” every day.

26 Dec 2019 6:02 AM

Hyderabad man borrows Rs 20,000 from wife for Dubai raffle, wins USD 4 million

Rikkala left the UAE 45 days ago at the end of his failed effort to find a job in Dubai.

04 Aug 2019 1:09 PM

Farmer regains voice after 3 years

Mr Pawar’s wife Sonu expressed gratitude towards the doctors for restoring her husband’s voice.

19 Jul 2019 7:34 AM

55-year old farmer commits suicide in Kerala’s Wayanad district

Chulugode Angittan, a native of Marakkadavu near Pulpally village was going through a period of financial distress lately.

10 Jul 2019 8:23 PM


Bombay HC seeks government’s reply on farmer plea

Mr Ugle said that Mr More is one of the many litigants whose proceedings are pending before the Authority.

01 Apr 2019 2:24 AM

Budget proposals positive for tractor, two-wheeler segments: Experts

The impact of the interim Budget 2019-20 is positive for both tractor and two-wheeler segments: ICRA VP Anupama Arora.

03 Feb 2019 6:42 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 takes direct benefit transfer route to farm votes

As part of immediate relief measure, the government will offer Rs 3,000-4,000 per acre to each farmer for every season.

04 Jan 2019 10:31 AM

Loan waivers are good politics, not economics

For agriculture to be viable, the farmer must get a minimum support price that is close to the market price.

21 Dec 2018 12:05 AM


Rural demand to pick up on MSP hikes, farm loan waivers: report

As per the report, rising farm loan waivers will also push up rural income as general elections approach.

21 Sep 2018 3:54 PM

Rural demand, farm income set to grow: RBI

Farm sector accounts for about 14 pc of India’s $2.6 trillion economy and employs more than half of the country’s 1.3 bn people.

02 Aug 2018 9:12 AM

Kumaraswamy increases rate of tax on petrol and diesel

Kumaraswamy recalled his assurance to waive all types of crop loans of farmers taken for agricultural activities.

05 Jul 2018 1:06 PM

Debt-ridden farmer kills self in Madhya Pradesh

This was the fourth farmer suicide death case reported in MP in last ten days.

03 Jun 2018 6:53 AM

Yavatmal suicide incident shameful for govt: Patil

Villagers have performed Bhopale’s last rites wearing a black badge, which is a symbol of protest against the government.

14 May 2018 12:33 AM


UP farmer tied to tree, shot at over monetary dispute

The 45-yr-old farmer was shifted to hospital in serious condition.

07 May 2018 5:32 PM

Shocking: Killer artist ate farmer before using his blood, ashes to create painting

Records say deceased hired cannibal to kill victim, eat part of body and make paintings with his blood and ashes.

07 Apr 2018 3:40 PM

Sunny Leone 'warding off evil eyes' from crops in rural Andhra Pradesh

A farmer in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district has been using a poster of Sunny Leone in a red bikini to ward off evil eyes.

14 Feb 2018 5:22 PM

Retired Scottish lorry driver grows colossal 5-foot cabbage, 50 times larger than usual

72-year-old Bryan Calder grew the massive cabbage in his Forfar allotment saying it required no special treatment, fertiliser or pampering.

12 Sep 2017 2:45 PM

Additional Rs 6,399 billion investment needed to double farmers' income

Required rate of increase in investment on private account is estimated at 7.86 per cent per annum.

14 Aug 2017 3:08 PM