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Over 90 Lakh Farmers Benefited From Crop Insurance Scheme, PM Modi Told

Over 90 lakh farmers have benefited from the crop insurance scheme during the Kharif season last year and the Rabi season in 2016-17 said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Latest technology including smart phones, remote sensing, ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh Government To Launch Agriculture Loan Waiver Scheme Today

State Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi said that Uttar Pradesh government will launch its flagship ‘Krishi Rin Mochan Yojna’ (crop loan waiver scheme) in the state capital on Thursday.  In April this year, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had approved this flagship scheme ‘Krishi Rin Mochan Yojna’ to waive crop loan of small and marginal farmers subject to a ceiling ... Read More »

In 24 hours, 3 farmer suicides in Mansa

Three farmers have ended their life in three different villages in Mansa in last 24 hours due to distress over debts.  The victims were identified as Hapreet Singh (30), Gurpiar Singh (27) and Narinder Pal Singh (48). Harpreet consumed poison and died on Sunday. He was rushed to nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival. Harpreet’s cotton field was ... Read More »

Maharashtra govt to set up 25,000 centres to facilitate farm loan waiver

The state has decided to set up 25,000 centres to facilitate the Rs 34,000-crore loan waiver disbursement to 89 lakh farmers across Maharashtra.  An adequate budgetary provisions for the loan waiver will be made in the Monsoon Session of the state legislature commencing Monday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday. Every farmer seeking the loan waiver will have to fill ... Read More »

Delhi Mall Refuses Entry To Children Of Farmers Who Committed Suicide, Asks Them To Get ‘Special Permission’

A South Delhi mall on Wednesday refused entry to a group of children from Maharashtra, whose parents have committed suicide due to farm distress said Yogendra Yadav. Yogendra Yadav, said that a manager with DLF Place, Saket told them that the children would require “special permission” to enter its premises. The mall authorities have, however, rejected the charge. An executive of the ... Read More »

A dozen farmers have ended life in Punjab since loan waiver announcement on June 19’

Even after Maharashtra government has announced loan waiver for farmers, around 42 farmers have ended their lives in the last two weeks from June 19- June 27. Farmers who committed suicides has debt ranging from Rs.3 to 15 lakhs from both institutional and non institutional creditors. Buta Singh (44) of Joga village who committed suicide by consuming pesticide in his ... Read More »

CM Shivraj Chouhan to sit on fast till ‘Peace is restored ‘

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will begin fast from Saturday for peace and possible talks with farmers demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce. Chouhan made the announcement at a hurriedly called and brief press conference on Friday, after five farmers were killed in Mandsaur. The agitation spreads to several districts putting the BJP under pressure. “From ... Read More »

After Rahul Gandhi’s arrest showdown AAP team heads for Mandsaur

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was arrested by the MP police on Thursday.He said he wasn’t given a reason for being arrested. He wanted to visit the district to meet the families of the five farmers killed by police firing on Tuesday.But he was stopped and held at a guest house.  After his release he met some of the farmers ... Read More »

Maharashtra Farmers Call-Off Strike After Meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra farmers decided to call-off their strike today after holding a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who promised to take a series of measures to meet their demands Devendra Fadnavis invited Farmers from Puntambe village for discussion last night. After four hours meeting “The strike is withdrawn and there should not be any violent protests against the state anymore,” ... Read More »

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