Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicFarm loan waiver

Topic: farm loan waiver

Why Modi govt’s interest-on-interest ‘Diwali gift’ is good for India’s credit culture

Waiver of interest-on-interest for all during the moratorium can minimise moral hazard. Keeping it selective would've run the risk of hurting credit culture.

Help for Covid victims’ kin, no implementation of farm laws — Congress manifesto for MP bypoll

Releasing the manifesto, former CM Kamal Nath said the BJP diverts attention from real issues by bringing up Pakistan or China. BJP says manifesto is a ‘pack of lies’.

Chouhan announces cash scheme for MP farmers, politics over Congress’ loan waivers intensifies

The new Kisan Kalyan Yojana will provide farmers Rs 4,000 on top of Centre's PM-KISAN scheme. BJP govt admits Congress’ loan waivers benefitted 26 lakh farmers.

Covid crisis has shown India’s food policy must have buffer stocks at community level too

Easing of lockdown restrictions to revive Indian economy may suggest end of Covid-19 ordeal for agriculture. But gaps in food value chains show fight is far from over.

Why farmer suicides that peaked under BJP-Sena govt couldn’t become Maharashtra poll issue

Maharashtra has reported 31,523 farmer suicides since 1 January 2001 — 44%, or 13,820 of them, took place in last 5 yrs of BJP-led government.

Beyond MSPs & loan waivers, Modi govt must make agricultural market reforms its top priority

For the vast majority of Indian farmers, the declaration of MSPs without procurement has no effect on prices.

Karnataka Congress says ‘hidden hand’ behind EC move to put farm loan waiver scheme on hold

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy says stalling the scheme will have no effect on the trust that people have in Congress-JD(S) govt.

Loan waiver a bad idea, but PM-Kisan will help farmers in real need: CEA K.V. Subramanian

Chief Economic Adviser K.V. Subramanian says Modi government has laid the foundation for sustained economic growth in the last five years.

Modi govt considering cash payments to farmers instead of subsidies

The Narendra Modi-led government is on course correction ahead of the Lok Sabha polls following the ruling BJP's loss in key state elections last year. 

Farm loan waiver only a temporary step, says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu emphasised the need to bring structural changes in the sector that accounts for 18% of India's GDP.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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