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Rajasthan: Farmers bury themselves in pits to protest against acquisition of land

Around 21 farmers participated in the protest which reached its 14th day on Gandhi Jayanti.

03 Oct 2017 12:58 PM

111 farmers committed suicide in past one-and-a-half years: Chhattisgarh govt

Chhattisgarh revenue minister further said family disputes, excess liquor consumption, ailments were reasons behind farmer suicides.

02 Aug 2017 8:33 AM

Maharashtra loan waiver: Govt to launch mobile app to help farmers

The Maharashtra govt had earlier expanded the ambit of its loan waiver scheme to include even those farmers who had taken loans after 2008.

28 Jul 2017 10:40 AM

Delhi Police detains TN farmers as they reach capital to agitate

TN farmers have been demanding a drought relief package, farm loan waivers and setting up of Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.

16 Jul 2017 3:02 PM

Maharashtra CM seeks rise in import duty of edible oil

Fadnavis said in his letter, higher import duty will give relief to farmers and also an extra excise duty of Rs 8,000 cr to state.

14 Jul 2017 10:57 AM


Maha Loan waiver: Sena to hold 'dhol bajao' protests outside co-operative banks

State environment minister said, memoranda will be submitted to bank officials demanding display of list of beneficiaries outside banks.

07 Jul 2017 11:10 AM

Farmers' suicide issue cannot be dealt with overnight: SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal also said that for showing effective results, the government should be given adequate time.

06 Jul 2017 2:44 PM

Govt will expand waiver to farmers who took loans post 2008: Maha CM

Earlier, the loan waiver scheme covered only those farmers who had loans outstanding between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016.

06 Jul 2017 10:51 AM

Centre and state working to improve 'poor' condition of farmers: UP CM

Adityanath said the 'historic' launch of GST will benefit the poor, curb hoarding and will bring the menace of 'inspector raj' to an end.

03 Jul 2017 11:21 AM

Nomura says MSP hike this year is 'modest'

According to Nomura estimates, every 1 per cent increase in MSP raises headline CPI inflation by around 15 basis points.

27 Jun 2017 12:51 PM


Over 10 lakh farmers helped from loan waiver: Punjab CM

The Punjab CM also said the state govt has increased compensation for crop damage from Rs 8,000 per acre to Rs 12,000 per acre.

26 Jun 2017 8:48 AM

Farmers claim no upper limit, reject Maha govt's Rs 1.5 lakh cap on loan waiver

Farmer leaders, who met at the office of Communist Party of India (M) in Mumbai, demanded that the entire outstanding loan be waived.

25 Jun 2017 8:19 PM

Maharashtra to write off farm loans worth Rs 34,000 crore

A major farmers’ stir started in Madhya Pradesh that soon spread to other states, including Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana.

25 Jun 2017 1:07 AM

MLAs, ministers will give up 1 month's salary for loan waiver: Fadnavis

The Maharashtra chief minister asserted that those farmers, who have paid their loans regularly, will get 25 percent loan return benefit.

24 Jun 2017 6:37 PM

Maharashtra govt declares loan waiver of upto Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer

Named after Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj, the programme will benefit 89 lakh farmers and make 40 lakh agriculturists debt-free.

24 Jun 2017 5:33 PM


Thane farmers' clashes under control, attempt to murder case registered

Rs 30,000 crore of farm loans were waived off in Maharashtra amidst large-scale protests.

22 Jun 2017 5:08 PM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh waives off farmer loans

The loan waiver will provide relief up to Rs 2 lakh for small and marginal farmers along with Rs 2 lakh waiver for all marginal farmers.

20 Jun 2017 11:17 AM

UP farmers' body members to do yoga on streets as protest

BKU Gen Secy Malik said, the move will be taken to extend support to the farmers and invitations in this regard have already been sent.

18 Jun 2017 6:39 PM

No more scams, only needy farmers to benefit from loan waiver scheme: Fadnavis

Farmers who are financially better off and professionals and government employees also into farming will be left out of the scheme.

18 Jun 2017 3:42 PM

Farmers plan stir on Yoga Day

60 farm bodies to do ‘Shavasana’ to highlight agrarian distress.

13 Jun 2017 1:47 AM