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'PM-KISAN scheme: Non-BJP ruled States have not certified single beneficiary'

tted that non-BJP ruled States, including West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, have not certified even a single farmer for transfer of the first instalment of Rs.2,000 under the PM-KISAN scheme. In the Interim Budget 2019-20, the Central government had announced the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme under which Rs.6,000 per year will be given in three instalments to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land up to two

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Prof. Guy Standing, economist at the School Of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, interviewed by Sayantan Bera (Livemint.com)

scheme right, he says New Delhi: Income support is the big economic idea of the season. While the ruling BJP government announced a limited money transfer scheme targeted at farmers in the recent Interim Budget, the Congress has proposed to solve the country’s chronic poverty with a minimum income guarantee for every Indian. Some consider these pre-election proposals to be too ambitious. But, Guy Standing,71, an economist at the School Of

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MGNREGA Workers Not Paid for Months, FIRs to be Lodged Against PM Modi - Tarique Anwar

d nearly nothing to create new work in the peak period of January to March 2019. The government of India should immediately release Rs 25,000 crore to fund MGNREGA works till June 2019, when the next Interim Budget will be passed after the general elections,” said Kamayani, one of the NSM conveners, putting forth their demands while talking to Newsclick over phone. She said a letter has also been sent to the Union Minister Rural Development f

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Is the Modi Government Truly Committed to Rural Development? -Bharat Dogra

culture, sanitation and housing have brought the government's seriousness to the cause of rural welfare under suspicion. Direct benefit transfer has dominated the majority of the discussion on the Interim Budget in the context of agriculture. However, in order to properly understand the seriousness of the government to the cause of farmers and related issues of rural development, we should also assess to what extent the budgetary commitments of the

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Will PM-Kisan transform India's agriculture support ecosystem? -Sayantan Bera

. 6,000 every year to each of the 120 million farmer families in India NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre announced a scheme for farmers in the Interim Budget presented on 1 February, with just a few months to go for the general elections and under immense pressure to assuage the anger of farmers. Then finance minister Piyush Goyal called it “historic" and said the income transfer sche

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Modi Pays Tribute to Sanitation Workers After Five Years of Ignoring Them -Rejimon K

karamcharis? As the prime minister, does he really care for them? Unfortunately, government documents and budget data reveal he doesn’t much. Declining budget allocation In the 2019-20 Interim Budget, the Modi government allotted just Rs 39.87 crore for five national commissions, including the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the National Commission for Backward Classes, as agai

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Unkind cut in pension scheme: nothing for dependants -Basant Kumar Mohanty

should not eat up that contribution in case of death of both parents,” Dreze said. Subscribers to the scheme have been promised a pension of Rs 3,000 a month after they turn 60. Although the Interim Budget said individuals aged between 18 and 29 and earning below Rs 15,000 a month would be eligible, the notification puts the cut-off age at 40. Depending on the age, the monthly contribution will go up. A subscriber aged 18 needs to contribu

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A drop in an ocean of debt: how farmers have benefited from Rythu Bandhu -Priscilla Jebaraj

s now a week since he was discharged, and he has spent his first day in the fields again. “I still feel dizzy,” he says. Five days before Kumaraswamy’s suicide attempt, the Union Interim Budget had announced the launch of a new scheme meant to provide income support for small farmers like him: the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, or PM-KISAN scheme. It promises ?6,000 per year to all families who own less than two hectares &mdas

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PM Fasal Bima Yojana is suffering from low coverage since the last 2 years

The budgetary allocation for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) as a proportion of total budgetary expenditure has been reduced marginally during the Interim Budget 2019-20. It may have happened because the coverage of gross cropped area under the scheme could not keep pace with the target that was set during the last two years. The Status of Implementation of Budget Announcements 2017-18, which was presented during the Union Budget 2018

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Gujarat Interim Budget: Irrigation schemes in tribal belt to defuse crisis

ay a new water pipeline project, costing Rs 185 crore, which will help in irrigating 4,500 acres in Dahod district that were not covered under the Kadana-Dahod pipeline.   Gandhinagar: In its Interim Budget for the current financial year, the BJP government on Tuesday announced a slew of schemes and sops for tribal communities especially to improve irrigation facilities in the southern belt of Gujarat. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel

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