FARMER LOANS

  • HC seeks reply from Centre, UP over farmers' suicide in Bundelkhand November 30, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court has asked the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government to file affidavits "indicating the extent to which benefits have been distributed" under various schemes to "alleviate the distress of farmers" in the impoverished Bundelkhand region. Hearing a PIL on farmers' suicide in Bundelkhand, a Division Bench comprising...
  • Gujarat draws up action plan after farmer suicide July 17, 2012

    Amreli: Gujarat is facing a droughtlike crisis and making things worse, there's been a farmer suicide in Amreli. Refusing to accept the Agriculture Minister's assurance that there's no spectre of drought, the Narendra Modi government has now drawn up a contingency plan for 75 talukas. After a brief spell of rain,...
  • Bonanza for farmers, to get loans at 4 per cent February 28, 2011

    New Delhi: In a bonanza to the farming community, the government on Monday announced loans at interest rate of four per cent three per cent less than market rate for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1...
  • SBI announces loan waiver, 25 lakh farmers to benefit June 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The countries biggest bank State Bank of India announced loan waivers amounting to Rs 7000 crore on Monday. As the deadline for implementing the governments Rs 71,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme expires on Monday, the SBI says that its waiver will benefit 25 lakh farmers. The bank has...
  • The Left is poor man's enemy No.1: Chidambaram March 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram, one of the key players in the Left's troika of capitalism, has taken another swipe at the Red camp. Justifying the UPA's economic reforms, Chidambaram indirectly accused the Left of power without responsibility saying some 60 members of Parliament criticised everything being done by Prime...
  • Farmer loan waiver: Who will bear the brunt? March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: On the day when Finance Minister P Chidambaram unveiled his seventh budget and his fifth for the UPA government he left everybody stunned with a Rs 60,000 crores waiver of loans for small and marginal farmers. This has left open two huge questions where is the...