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Was misquoted on loan waiver statement, says Venkaiah Naidu

Was misquoted on loan waiver statement, says Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who drew flak for his `loan waiver has become a fashion now` statement, on Thursday defended his stance.

Maharashtra urges employees to donate day's salary for farmers' cause

The government is in the process of laying down the criteria to determine the beneficiaries of the loan waiver. 

Farmers perform 'shavasana' in Uttar Pradesh to protest govt policies

Farmers under the banner of the Bhartiya Kisan Union performed 'shavasana' on the Lucknow-Barabanki Highway.

Farmers to perform yoga on highways on International Yoga Day

The decision was announced during a `Kisan Panchayat` held by BKU at Jantar Mantar here, in which thousands of farmers from various parts of the country participated. 

Political might overshadows farmers' plight - Watch video

Politics overshadows farmers' concern

Maharashtra govt announces loan waiver for small, marginal farmers in view of hardships

Maharashtra govt announces loan waiver for small, marginal farmers in view of hardships

The decision comes a day after the Devendra Fadnavis-led government set up a six-member team of ministers to look into the farmers' demands.

Devendra Fadnavis forms ministerial panel to address farmers' issues

The committee will invite farmers` leaders for discussions on their demands and seek suggestions, which will be submitted in a report to the government.

Narendra Modi only interested in waiving loans of rich: Rahul Gandhi

Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan were responsible for the deaths of farmers in Mandsaur said Rahul Gandhi. 

Demonetisation pushed debt ridden farmers into ruin: Shiv Sena

Demonetisation pushed debt ridden farmers into ruin: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday hit out at the Centre for pushing debt-ridden farmers into greater despair and allowing their farms to fall into ruin by brandishing the "knife of demonetisation".

Farmers in western MP launch agitation, stop supplies

Protesters stopped vehicles carrying fruits, vegetables and food grains and emptied milk containers on roads.

Sebi plans scheme for awareness on commodities derivatives

Markets regulators Sebi on Wednesday said it has formulated a scheme to spread awareness about commodities derivatives among farmers, manufacturers and cooperative groups.

Private traders import 44 lakh tonnes wheat in Apr-Feb FY17

Private traders imported 44.10 lakh tonnes of wheat during the first eleven months of the last fiscal, the government said today.

Centre rules out farm loan waivers to states

Centre rules out farm loan waivers to states

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out farm loan waivers by the Centre but said states can utilise their own resources in this regard.

 

Govt going in "wrong direction" to check farmers' suicide: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today expressed grave concern over farmers' suicide due to indebtedness and crop failure and said it felt the government was going in a "wrong direction" in tackling the real problem.

Why are farmers committing suicide? SC seeks response from Centre, states, RBI

Why are farmers committing suicide? SC seeks response from Centre, states, RBI

The bench noted that it is a "sensitive matter" of larger public interest involving farmers throughout the country.

RBI's New Year gift to farmers: Extends crop loan repayment by 60 days

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Big relief for farmers: RBI gives additional 60 days to repay crop loans

Big relief for farmers: RBI gives additional 60 days to repay crop loans

In a major relief to farmers, they will now have 60 more days to repay their crop loans due for November-December as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday gave them an additional time to repay.

 Note ban: Petrol, diesel to be cheaper in e-payment; Rs 10 lakh insurance for online railway tickets booking, says FM Jaitley

Note ban: Petrol, diesel to be cheaper in e-payment; Rs 10 lakh insurance for online railway tickets booking, says FM Jaitley

In the wake of the demonetisation move taken by the government and to promote cashless transaction, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a list of sops for digitals users such as Rs 10 lakh insurance for railway tickets books online.

No plan to impose tax on farmers: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that there was no plan to impose tax on farmers for their produce or on women for their jewellery.

NABARD sanctioned 21000 crores to co-orporative banks

NABARD sanctioned 21000 crores to co-orporative banks. Watch the full segment for more details.