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Under farm scheme, Odisha spent Rs 170 crore on over 3 Lakh ineligible beneficiaries

f Rs 5,000 each for kharif and rabi seasons). The households were also eligible to receive an accident cover of Rs 2 lakh and life insurance cover of the same amount. Apart from small and marginal Farmers, sharecroppers and landless agricultural labourers were also eligible to benefit under the scheme. What was not permissible was that the same household receives two counts of the assistance. However, now the Odisha government has found that it

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Will our Farmers be thrown out like stateless immigrants?

-The Telegraph More than half of the country's small and marginal Farmers continue to be left out of the ambit of formal finance A recent report by the Reserve Bank of India found that despite a plethora of schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.9 per cent of small and marginal Farmers have so far been covered by the banking system. Small and marginal Far

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The multitudes dispossessed by the 'Gujarat model' -Aseem Shrivastava & Aryaman Jain

ter pressure on account of the dam, the sea water has ingressed several km inland, rendering vast fertile lands saline. With some 10,000 hectares of agricultural land having been destroyed, the Farmers of the area are devastated. Just in Bharuch, a fishing community of around 30,000 has lost its livelihood. The estuary’s once-thriving population of the coveted Hilsa fish is in danger due to the ingress. In response, the Gujarat governm

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Finance Ministry wants 2 'PM Kisan' instalments paid by month-end -Shishir Sinha

-The Hindu Business Line The Finance Ministry has asked the Agriculture Ministry to complete the payout of two instalments of Rs.4,000 to Farmers under the PM Kisan scheme by September 30. This is to boost rural demand in the coming festival season. PM Kisan or Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is an income support scheme. It provides Rs.6,000 in three equal instalments annually. Initially, the coverage was limited to small and marginal More »

Not a single Uttar Pradesh Farmer has got PM-Kisan 3rd tranche, Finance Ministry concerned -P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Harish Damodaran

-The Indian Express Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Telangana are the top three states, having disbursed the third instalment to almost 16.35 lakh, 13.99 lakh and 11.03 lakh Farmers, respectively. Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for one out of every four Farmers in the country, has not yet paid the third instalment under PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) to a single More »

Rate cut alone can't arrest slump, boost rural demand: SBI report

h MGNREGA and PM-Kisan,” the report said. The PM-Kisan portal shows the number of beneficiaries under the scheme is only 6.89 crore against the target of 14.6 crore due to slow validation in Farmer data. This has to be speeded up to boost rural demand, the report said. Data from the MGNREGA website show that against total release from the Centre of Rs 45,903 crore (till September 13), total spend is around 73% only or Rs 33,420 crore. P

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The right to choose -Ashok Gulati

-The Indian Express Government could give fertiliser subsidy directly to Farmers and let them decide if they want to practise zero budget natural farming or use chemical-fertilisers. The Narendra Modi government completed 100 days of its second term (Modi 2.0) last week. On this occasion, most cabinet ministers spoke of the achievements of their ministries. The headlines in newspapers were, however, about the abrogation of Article 370, or the

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RBI panel questions efficacy of populists schemes for Farmers, in favour of more structural changes -Atmadip Ray

-The Economic Times The group is also in favour of revising the sub-target for small and marginal Farmers to 10% from the existing 8% of adjusted net bank credit with a roadmap of two years. KOLKATA: A Reserve Bank of India working group on agricultural credit has questioned the efficacy of populist measures such as debt waiver and interest subsidy on crop loans, while suggesting a slew of structural changes to boost farm loan delivery uniform

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Financial exclusion: 40.9 per cent of small, marginal Farmers not covered by banks -George Mathew

India’s Internal Working Group (IWG) to review agricultural credit — headed by Deputy Governor MK Jain — has raised several concerns on the farm front as lakhs of small and marginal Farmers (SMF) are yet to be covered by the banking system. Despite so many initiatives and schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.90 per cent of SMF could be covered by the scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), the report submitted by the RBI panel

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Govt deal no lifesaver for Kashmir apple-growers, could leave them poorer -Azaan Javaid Centre's procurement deal through NAFED offers Kashmir apple Farmers a lower rate than last year, while also changing the definitions of different categories Srinagar: The Centre’s decision to procure Kashmir’s apple produce to prevent distress sales amid tensions in the Valley will put Farmers at a disadvantage over conventional sales, ThePrint has learnt.   With mi

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