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  • IFFCO, Bank of Baroda

    Unique debit card for farmers launched

    Coming to the rescue of distressed farming community, fertiliser cooperative IFFCO with Bank of Baroda launched co-branded debit card exclusively for farmers. Almost 51 farmers were distributed debit cards at a ceremony on 23 May in New Delhi. Urging the farmers to sign-up for the special card, RP Singh, Director (HR & Legal), IFFCO said: “Farmers can avail the benefit of 30 days interest-free purchases and should opt for cashless transaction mode in an increasingly digitised world.” The initiative is a step

    Business | May 25, 2017
  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Doubling farmers income possible only with states' partnership: Naidu

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of doubling farmers' income by 2022 can be realised only through partnership with state governments, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday. The Centre is working on four 'Is' -- irrigation, infrastructure, interest rate and insurance -- to boost income of Indian farmers, he said while inaugurating the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) here. As for farmers, the only way forward to significantly boost their incomes is crop diversification and value addition

    Business | May 24, 2017
  • Farmers, entrepreneurs

    'Farmers will have to turn entrepreneurs to solve problems'

    Progressive natural farming expert from Indonesia Helianti Hilman has urged that farmers should increasingly become entrepreneurs to find homegrown solutions to their problems rather than relying on the government. "When you are an entrepreneur, you think of innovations. An entrepreneurial mindset is very important for farmers because most of the time they keep complaining that they are small farmers and do not have access to finance or markets. "But if you introduce the concept of entrepreneurship among them, the

    Business | May 24, 2017
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal to hold direct dialogue with farmers on land-pooling policy

    Aiming to boost the party's outreach in rural areas, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is to hold direct dialogue with farmers in outer Delhi villages from May 25 on the new land-pooling policy. "The AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will hold a direct dialogue with the farmers of Najafgarh and Matiala areas on May 25 on land-pooling policy (LPP)," Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) Delhi convenor Gopal Rai said. He said that similar CM's dialogue with farmers will also

    Cities | May 22, 2017
  • drought

    Maharashtra farmers to begin 'strike' from June 1

    Kisan Kranti, a state-level coordination committee of different farmers' outfits, on Monday said it was firm on a state-wide farmers strike from June 1, in a bid to draw the state government's attention to their problems. “Over 200 farmers representatives gathered at Puntamba village in Ahmednagar district and decided to go ahead with the agitation,” Kisan Kranti spokesperson Dhananjay Dhorde told PTI. The farmers are going go on strike, raising a slew of demands from loan waiver to free electricity. Earlier, over 2,000

    Cities | May 22, 2017
  • PM Narendra Modi, cheat, farmers, Congress

    Modi government has cheated farmers, says Congress

    The Congress on Saturday attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre and accused it of cheating farmers and surrendering to big industrialists. Addressing a press conference here, state unit President Raj Babbar and senior leader Randeep Surjewala said that in the three years it has been in power, the BJP government has added to the miseries of the farmers. They also claimed that 14,000 farmers had committed suicide in India in 2016, which was two thousand more than the

    India | May 20, 2017
  • Farmers

    TN farmers to return to Delhi, may resume protest

    Tamil Nadu farmers, who had suspended their 41-day-long protest in the national capital last month, are set to meet some farmers' unions here on Sunday and may resume their protest. After the meet, the farmers would decide the next course of action, informed sources said on Friday. According to people close to the development, at least 15 farmers including their leader P. Ayyakannu would hold discussions with other unions which may culminate in resumption of the protest. These farmers had suspended their protest

    Cities | May 19, 2017
  • Maharashtra, farmers suicide, Shiv Sena

    Maharashtra farmers suicide: Sena demands special session

    Shiv Sena ministers on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence here and demanded a special session of the Maharashtra legislature to discuss the issues plaguing the farmers. "Farm loan waiver is the first issue that needs to be discussed. Unseasonal rains and hailstorms are also plaguing the farmers. Thus, we have urged the chief minister for a special Assembly (session) to discuss the farmers' issues. The chief minister was positive about ensuring justice for the farmers," Sena

    Cities | May 2, 2017
  • Farmer, income, Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik

    Farmers' income doubled in 10 years: Odisha CM

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the income of farmers has grown two-fold in the last 10 years and the government would continue to work to keep up the momentum in the coming years. "We have made significant progress in terms of production, productivity and income generation. Keeping the momentum, we will make further improvement in coming years," said Patnaik. Attending the state-level Akshaya Tritiya celebrations held in Pipili area of Puri district, he said the development of agriculture and

    Cities | April 29, 2017
  • Tamil Nadu farmers, farmers protests, K Palaniswami

    Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

    Farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been on protest sit-in here for the past 40 days, on Sunday announced suspension of their demonstration till May 25 after they met state Chief Minister K Palaniswami. During the meeting, Palaniswami assured the farmers of his help and said that he will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the loan waiver. The farmers have been on protest sit-in at Jantar Mantar in the capital seeking loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a

    Cities | April 23, 2017


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