Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicFarm loan waiver

Topic: farm loan waiver

Congress, BJP, AAP all promise farm loan waivers. But here’s its real cost on states

Between 1987 and 2019, political parties lost elections only four out of 21 times following a promise of farm loan waiver. But it’s a vicious cycle.

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. 

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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