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Govt working on new agriculture insurance scheme for farmers: FM Jaitley

"Hopefully, in the near future, a viable and vibrant insurance scheme will be in place for farmers," Jaitley said.

Maharashtra to waive loans taken by farmers from money-lenders

Maharashtra government on Friday said that it had decided to waive the loans taken by farmers from private money-lenders.

If needed, Govt to bring another loan waiver for farmers: Pilot

Addressing a 'Kisan Sammelan' in this satellite city on the occasion of his late father Rajesh Pilot's 68th birth anniversary, Pilot listed the "pro-farmer and pro-people" initiatives taken by the Congress-led coalition in the past eight years.

Govt likely to consider interest subvention scheme for farmers

The Union Cabinet would take up the issue of interest subvention scheme implemented by public sector banks, cooperative banks, and Regional Rural Banks in its meeting on Thursday, sources said.

Farm loans in drought hits areas are restructured: Indian Bank

Public sector lender Indian Bank Tuesday said it has started rescheduling and restructuring of loans to the farm sector in drought-hit areas.

Karnataka enhances cap on farm loans

Close on the heels of waiving loans of farmers up to Rs 25,000, Karnataka Government on Friday enhanced the existing credit limit on farm loans from commercial banks and Regional Rural Banks from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh to help the farming community hit by severe drought.

Over 2.9 cr farmers have benefitted from loan waiver scheme

The government has so far released Rs 52,419.88 crore to the lending institutions as reimbursement under the scheme.