Uniform yardstick needed for farm credit

‘Scale of finance’, a measure of loans permissible per acre per crop, varies across districts, causing confusion. It must be harmonised The Modi government had rolled out an innovative loan scheme for farmers engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries in February 2019. The scheme was to provide short-term loans for activities such as dairy farming, […]

Karnataka government extends deadline to repay farm loan dues

If farmers who have overdues and interests above Rs 1 lakh in cooperative banks, repayment of the same before July 31, 2019 will make them eligible for farm loan waiver up to Rs 1 lakh. BENGALURU: With the farm loan waiver costing much lower than initial estimates and banks seeking an extension for repayment of interests […]

5 MSME schemes for reviving traditional industries and rural entrepreneurship

India has a rich history of rural entrepreneurship in traditional industries such as coir, khadi, bamboo, cane, and more. Government bodies such as the MSME Ministry have been running various schemes to support and grow these industries. These schemes range from providing collateral-free credit and access to incubation centres to better equipment and employment opportunities […]

Telangana to spend Rs 32,000 crore on farm loan waiver

HIGHLIGHTS Telangana is set to spend Rs 32,000 crore on farm loan waiver this season — the highest-ever amount to be incurred on this count by any state in the country Though Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have given much higher estimated costs on loan waiver, their actual allocation has always been less, whereas Telangana’s […]

Krishi Kiosk launched

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Om Prakash Dhankar on Friday launched Krishi Kiosk at Panchkula near here to start Digital Kisan Suvidha for facilitating the farmers. Through this Kiosk, the farmers will not only be able to get information about the schemes of the Department, but the formalities related to claims  to Pradhan Mantri […]

Submit applications to get subsidy on farm machinery by June 30

Ludhiana: To ensure that farmers do not pollute the environment by burning the paddy straw, the agriculture and farmers’ welfare department, Punjab, has started a scheme where subsidy will be given to farmers on farm machinery used for managing paddy straw.While providing information, Dr Baldev Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Ludhiana, said like last year, […]

Submit applications to get subsidy on farm machinery by June 30

Ludhiana: To ensure that farmers do not pollute the environment by burning the paddy straw, the agriculture and farmers’ welfare department, Punjab, has started a scheme where subsidy will be given to farmers on farm machinery used for managing paddy straw.While providing information, Dr Baldev Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Ludhiana, said like last year, […]

Double farm incomes by investments, not subsidies

WTO scrutiny will prevent a big hike in farm subsidies by govt, but fixing markets is a far more efficient solution anyway. If anyone thought the government could double farmers’ income by 2022—a Narendra Modi promise—by a sharp hike in farm subsidies or in PM Kisan-type income transfer schemes, they just need to look at the global […]

Centre plans to invest ₹25 lakh crore to boost agricultural productivity: Ram Nath Kovind

Full attendance: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and others on their way to the central hall of Parliament for the joint sitting.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said that a committee of Chief […]

Odisha allocates additional Rs 3,234 crore for Kalia scheme

Odisha government has allocated an additional Rs 3,234 crore for covering more farmers under the Kalia scheme during 2019-20, officials said on Friday. Under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme, farmers get Rs 5,000 financial assistance per crop. A farm household is entitled to get Rs 10,000 per year for two […]