Farm Loans
Jharkhand  /  Published 02.12.19

Rahul promises farm loan waiver

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday promised to waive farm loans if the Opposition coalition comes to power in Jharkhand and vowed to change the state, which has a significant tribal population, ju...
By PTI and Our Bureau in Simdega

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.19

Will farmers be thrown out like stateless immigrants?

A recent report by the Reserve Bank of India found that despite a plethora of schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.9 per cent of small and marginal farmers have so far been covered by the ban...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 08.05.19

RBI warns states of fiscal slippages

Voicing concerns over populist measures, the Reserve Bank on Wednesday warned that income support schemes and farm loan waivers will lead to fiscal slippages for the states. The remarks were made duri...
By Our Bureau in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.19

Farm loans drying up would be disastrous

By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Modi predicts return, sadhus call for ouster

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emphatic prediction of a second term for himself, pledging to inaugurate the projects for which he laid the foundation stones in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.The Pr...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.19

A scheme that will make poor farmers poorer

The Bharatiya Janata Party is believed to have lost crucial state elections on account of the agrarian distress. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi, on the other hand, came out with flying colours because ...
By Nitya Nanda in

India  /  Published 21.01.19

Red flag on budget convention

Former finance ministers Yashwant Sinha and P. Chidambaram believe that any attempt by the Narendra Modi government to break with the time-honoured convention of presenting an interim budget that is d...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury and Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.12.18

Nuanced view on farm relief

Kaushik Basu, former chief economic adviser to the Government of India at the ministry of finance, was on Monday conferred with an honorary DLitt at Jadvpur University. In his address, the C. Marks Pr...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

Open season on farm loan waivers

It has turned into an open season for farm loan waivers. Less than a week after assuming office, Congress governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have announced the waiver of crop lo...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 20.12.18

Sonowal, Sarma take on Rahul over his tweet

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have hit back at Rahul Gandhi after the Congress president tweeted that his party had managed to wake up the Assam and ...
By Our Bureau in Guwahati


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