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Should I repay loan or commit suicide? says Chhattisgarh farmer after receiving Rs 81 for crop damage

Should I repay loan or commit suicide? says Chhattisgarh farmer after receiving Rs 81 for crop damage

A farmer hailing from Surguja area in Chhattisgarh is peeved with the administration for issuing him a cheque of Rs 81 for crop loss.

Rabi Crops Get Affected Due To Uncertain Rain | Ground Zero Report

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PM to meet banks, insurance companies on crop insurance

PM to meet banks, insurance companies on crop insurance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet top officials of all banks and insurance companies this week in Mumbai to discuss the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana.

Centre to give farmers power, seeds subsidy in case rains fail

The government on Friday announced it will offer subsidy on diesel, power and seeds to farmers in case of deficient monsoon affecting crops.

West Bengal govt providing relief to farmers: Minister

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose Monday said the state government has started the process of providing relief to farmers affected due to crop losses.

Bihar govt announces compensation for kin of farmers

The Bihar government Monday said that a compensation of Rs 4 lakh with additional Rs 1 lakh will be given to the kin of farmers who committed suicide in the state over issues like crops loss or failure to repay debt.

No money paid by Centre to UP for farmers: Shivpal

 No money was paid by Union government to provide relief to farmers who had suffered from crop loss due to recent rains and hailstorms in Uttar Pradesh, state cabinet Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday said.

Two dead, crops damaged as rains continue in Tamil Nadu

Two persons have died and crops have been damaged in Cauvery delta areas of Tamil Nadu due to incessant rains hitting several parts of the state for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday.

Akhilesh, Amit Shah in blame game over farmers' relief in UP

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and BJP chief Amit Shah were on Friday locked in a blame game over doling out relief for farmers suffering crop losses in the state.

Issue of women farmers' plight raised in Rajya Sabha

 A BJP member in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday raised the issue of plight of women farmers and demanded setting up of an Agro Commission for them to determine their wages along with a separate agro women bank for them.

Haryana farmers not keeping luster loss crop for consumption

 With untimely rains and hailstorm causing widespread damage to wheat crop, growers in Haryana are not keeping luster loss crop for their own consumption and bringing the same to mandis for sale, which is leading to more than expected arrivals in ongoing procurement season.

Wheat procurement falls to 21.73 mn tonne despite eased norms

The government has kept wheat procurement target of 30 MT for the current year, as against the actual procurement of 28 MT in the last year.

Rajnath assures farmers full compensation to crop damage

 Seeking to reassure farmers, government today said it will buy even the inferior quality wheat at support price and also give compensation to those whose crop has been affected upto to two hectres.

Give compensation to farmers as announced: NDMC to Delhi CM

 NDMC has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for immediate release of compensation of Rs 50,000 per hectare for farmers of Delhi who have suffered losses due to crop damage caused by unseasonal rains.

Centre to reimburse 6 states amount of value-cut for wheat

After easing the quality norms for wheat procurement in six states including Punjab and Haryana, the Centre today decided to reimburse to them the amount of value-cut it imposed on the purchase of wheat affected by unseasonal rains.

Wheat procurement may miss 30-mn tonnes target this year: Govt

Government's wheat procurement this year may fall short of the initial target of 30 million tonnes (MT) due to crop damage following a recent spell of unseasonal rains and hailstorms.

Two farmers commit suicide in Rajasthan

Two farmers allegedly committed suicide in Ajmer and Bharatpur districts in Rajasthan purportedly due to loss to their crops, police said on Monday.

Haryana Additional Chief Secretary assesses crop damage

In order to assess crop damage due to the recent untimely rain in Haryana and decide compensation to farmers, the Additional Chief Secretary visited different districts of the state on Friday.

Another farmer commits suicide in Rajasthan due to crop damage

Amid the rising uproar caused by the suicide of a Rajasthan farmer at an AAP rally on Wednesday, another farmer on Friday committed suicide by hanging himself from tree here in Khairabad area, police said here.

Farmer suicide at AAP rally: Everyone to blame

Let's blame not just the AAP for Wednesday's farmer suicide but also the Delhi Police, the crowd at the rally, the Narendra Modi government, the Congress, the media and last but not the least, the System!