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No achhe din for the farmer -Ashok Gulati & Ranjana Roy

mes of agri-households move in tandem with the overall agri-GDP growth. It is also important to take note of these figures in light of the Modi government’s much talked-about target of doubling Farmers’ incomes by 2022-23. Please click here to read more.

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Unmet farm challenge

lowest since the minus 1.1 per cent rate recorded way back in October-December 2004. Worse, we now have seven consecutive quarters of single-digit nominal growth rates — the target of doubling Farmers’ income in five years requires an annual increase of 14.4 per cent. Advertising The above data is reflective of a phenomenon rarely seen in India: Agricultural produce deflation. That this isn’t a one-off thing is established by co

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Slowing Economy, Rising Joblessness -Subodh Varma

of 2017-18, GVA growth was 4.6%, almost double that of the current rate. This poor growth in agriculture is being caused by low prices of produce and low wages – both issues being the ones that Farmers have been agitating about. But the Modi government thinks it can bumble its way through by doling out Rs. 2,000 to every small and marginal farmer. Please click here to read more.

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Maharashtra asks banks not to divert PM-Kisan money to Farmers' loan accounts -Radheshyam Jadhav

-The Hindu Business Line Pune: Noticing that some banks had diverted the first instalment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme to Farmers’ loan accounts, the Maharashtra government has instructed banks to return the money to Farmers. Speaking to BusinessLine, Maharashtra’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Suhas Diwase, said that banks that had diverted the PM-Kisan instalme

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Bereft of cover

ssed A BusinessLine series from perennially drought-prone Jalna and Parbhani districts in Maharashtra has brought to the fore implementation lapses in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Farmers have not been compensated for crop damage, owing to multiple factors. Chief among these is irregularities in crop cutting experiments. The CCEs are meant to be carried in the presence of officials of the State revenue and agriculture departments a

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Ensure a minimum income for all -Ram Singh

The National Democratic Alliance government has already unfolded a limited version of the UBI in the form of the Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) which promises ?6,000 per annum to Farmers who own less than 2 hectares of land. Going by media reports, the election manifesto of the Congress Party may announce an even more ambitious version of the scheme. Where it will work The UBI is neither an antidote to the vagaries of market

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Aadhaar seeding exempted for next PM-Kisan instalment too

-The Hindu Business Line The Union Cabinet has relaxed a condition that requires small and marginal Farmers to seed their Aadhaar numbers with their bank accounts for getting the second instalment of payments under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme. While clearing the scheme on February 1, the government had made it mandatory for Farmers with less than 2 hectares of land to get

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Maharashtra: Drought and low prices worry gram growers in Marathwada -Partha Sarathi Biswas

: Gram growers in the drought-hit district of Marathwada are facing reduced yield and low prices. Low demand and offloading stock by government agencies have dimmed the prices of good realisation for Farmers this year. Farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada grow gram as a major rabi crop. The crop residue also acts as dry fodder for animals in the summer. Districts of Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Akola and Buld

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PM-Kisan instalment paid, then withdrawn from accounts, complain Maharastra Farmers -Radheshyam Jadhav

officials asked me to mail their Mumbai head office. But till date I have got no answer,” Lahamage told BusinessLine. He is not the only farmer in Maharashtra with this complaint. Over 1,000 Farmers in Nanded district in Marathwada region of the State were shocked when they came to know that money deposited in their account was withdrawn. While complaints continue across the district, the Nanded district administration claimed that there was

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Cane dues in Uttar Pradesh may cross Rs 10,000 crore -Harish Damodaran

-The Indian Express The only way to prevent a further piling-up of cane arrears would be via improved sugar realisations, according to a miller. Arrears in payments to cane Farmers by sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh (UP) have almost touched Rs 8,500 crore and could cross the Rs 10,000-crore mark by March-end, just ahead of voting for the coming Lok Sabha elections. According to data compiled by the Cane Commissioner’s Office in Lucknow

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