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Denied Crop Loans, Maharashtra Farmers Go Back To Moneylenders -Parth MN Mumbai: He delayed it as long as he could but when he realised that he had no other option, Pandurang Shinde, 33, swallowed his pride and asked his relatives for a loan in June. “It is not the best feeling,” he said. “But I was running out of time. I borrowed Rs 50,000--I needed that money for the cropping season starting in June.” Crop Loans are critical for the agrarian cycle...

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How BALARAM can make its plough dent on ground? -Pranab Ranjan Choudhury and Arabinda Kumar Padhee

-The Pioneer In yet another demonstration of commitment to its inclusive agriculture growth agenda, the Government of Odisha has announced the BALARAM Yojana to provide Crop Loans worth more than Rs 1,000 crore to the landless sharecroppers through joint liability groups (JLGs) in the next two years. Lauded as one of the most inclusive income support/cash transfer schemes in the country, KALIA was announced in 2019 to help the small and marginal...

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Give farmers their due credit -Ashok Gulati & Ritika Juneja

-The Indian Express All Crop Loans should be routed through Kisan Credit Cards. This will ensure that farmers do not use the loans for non-agricultural purposes. Normally, a sector’s credit off-take is a sign of its health. Higher the off-take, the better the sector’s performance. There has been a healthy off-take of ground-level credit (GLC) in agriculture and allied sectors. In the financial year (FY) 2018-19, banks disbursed Rs 12.55 trillion...

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Ethanol policy for millers -- farmers left high and dry -Raju Shetti

-The Indian Express More than 90 per cent of the cane returns are spent by farmers. as cultivation cost and for repayment of Crop Loans. So how would these farmers survive for a year or more without receiving their entire produce amount by a sugar mill? The sugar industry was unanimous in hailing the push given by the Narendra Modi government for the production of ethanol. The policy, which was unveiled...

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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...

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