Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicFarmer loans

Topic: Farmer loans

No proposal under consideration to waive farmer loans including SC & ST, govt tells Lok Sabha

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, MoS for Finance Bhagwat Karad said govt hasn't implemented any farm loan waiver scheme since 'Agriculture Debt Waiver & Debt Relief Scheme, 2008'.

All about Odisha’s new credit scheme for 7 lakh landless farmers, a ‘first’ in India

Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.

India’s woeful land records will have trouble identifying farmers eligible for Rs 500/month

Direct benefit transfer comes with certain pre-conditions, primary among them is the need for a robust method to identify beneficiaries.

BJP makes plans to reap political dividend after sowing support price seed

Party directs state units to launch ‘information blitzkrieg’ on decision, counter opposition attempts to project it as anti-farmer. New Delhi: A day after the NDA government...

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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