Business  /  Published 30.12.18

Poll call in budget mix for farms

As the country stares at the general elections next year, the government plans to open up its purse strings for the farm sector with the budgetary outlay for agriculture set to go up 20-25 per cent.To...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.12.18

'Lollypop company': Modi attacks Cong on loan waiver promises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of misleading farmers on loan waiver promises.On a day's visit to the Purvanchal region, his second trip to Uttar Pradesh this month, Modi...
By PTI in Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh)

Business  /  Published 27.12.18

Trio weigh farm bailout options

The Narendra Modi government may transfer to farmers directly the difference between the minimum support price and the market price of their produce, or pay a fixed subsidy per acre. A high-level meet...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.11.19

Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi releases common minimum programme

The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance on Thursday said the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state would waive off farmers' loans and ensure 80 per cent quota in jobs to local/domicile yo...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 01.12.18

Farmer falls to death, a day after march

A farmer from Maharashtra, who had participated in the two-day farmers' march in Delhi, died early on Saturday after accidentally falling off a building in central Delhi, police said.The accident happ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.11.18

Farmers' podium becomes Opposition stage

The farmers’ march, which ended on Friday evening without yielding anything concrete for the protesting agriculturists, became a stage for Opposition leaders to band together in the capital and crit...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.03.19

Budget sop jacks up borrowing

Gross government borrowing in the first half of 2019-20 is expected to shoot up 57 per cent compared with a year ago as the Narendra Modi-government copes with higher debt pressure even as it seeks fu...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.03.19

Soft loan for ethanol

The government on Thursday announced an additional soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore for sugar mills to create ethanol capacity under a recently launched scheme. In addition, the government said a separate...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 22.01.20

Assam farmers follow safe-stubble policy

Stubble is not a threat to the environment in Assam as the farmers of the state here sell the crop-waste from their paddy fields instead of burning it.Hundreds acres of paddy fields from Dhola to Sadi...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

Agriculture market: a bitter harvest

The Centre has announced the initiation of inter-state trade in agricultural commodities through the eNAM portal. It also legislated the Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion a...
By Nilesh Jain in


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