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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.

Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance

Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said 11.61 lakh farmers across the state will get Rs 1,776 crore in crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015.

Demonetisation: Key steps taken by the Centre to ease cash crunch

Demonetisation: Key steps taken by the Centre to ease cash crunch

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New Delhi:  Following the cancellation of legal tender character of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, a number of measures have been announced by the Centre, taking into consideration the requirements of various sections of society.

Farmers allowed to buy crop seeds with old Rs 500 notes

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Make funds available to farmers through cooperative institutions: Arun Jailey to banks

Make funds available to farmers through cooperative institutions: Arun Jailey to banks

Government on Monday asked banks to provide resources to cooperative institutions with which they are associated to meet cash requirements of the farm sector during the ongoing rabi season.

Demonetisation: Farmers can buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes, announces government

The government on Monday allowed farmers to purchase seeds with the demonetised bank notes of Rs 500 value.

Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

The Indian government has allowed farmers to purchase seeds with old 500 rupee banknote from state-run outlets, the finance ministry said in a statement on Monday.

 

Demonetisation: Exchange of defunct notes reduced to Rs 2,000 from today

Demonetisation: Exchange of defunct notes reduced to Rs 2,000 from today

With effect from today individuals can exchange invalid 500 and 1,000 rupee notes totalling Rs 2,000, as against Rs 4,500 earlier, only once till December 30.

Big relief over cash withdrawal to farmers and marriages

Big relief over cash withdrawal to farmers and marriages. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Exchange limit reduced to Rs 2,000; withdrawal for weddings hiked to Rs 2.5L, farmers to Rs 25K per week

Exchange limit reduced to Rs 2,000; withdrawal for weddings hiked to Rs 2.5L, farmers to Rs 25K per week

With effect from Friday individuals can exchange invalid 500 and 1,000 rupee notes totalling Rs 2,000, as against Rs 4,500 earlier, only once till December 30.

Punjab Assembly Elections: Congress to launch mass contact campaign in state from October 12

Punjab Assembly Elections: Congress to launch mass contact campaign in state from October 12

The Punjab Congress on Sunday announced a mass contact programme in the agrarian state with particular emphasis on farmers. The state elects its new legislative assembly in early 2017.

Shoe thrown at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during 'Kisan Yatra' in UP's Sitapur

Shoe thrown at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during 'Kisan Yatra' in UP's Sitapur

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday faced ire from a local during a road show.