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After tickling waiver buds, Yogi Adityanath's iron fist on Farm Loans -Piyush Srivastava

-The Telegraph Familiar election-time promise of waivers had prompted many not to clear their dues in the hope that the relief would cover them Lucknow: Some 170 Bundelkhand farmers face the threat of auctioning of their properties and possible arrest over unpaid cooperative bank loans, under a rare move by the Uttar Pradesh government that the farmers said would destroy families. Conversations with farmers and officials suggest the familiar election-time promise of waivers...

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Tackling farm distress is high priority

-The New Indian Express Narendra Modi’s overwhelming win has pushed the burning issues around agrarian distress on the back burner; but once the victory euphoria dies down, these will be pushing for recognition again. A crash in prices of farm produce and the demand for remunerative prices, and waiver of back-breaking loans are some of the issues staring the new government in the face. The interim budget recognised the distress by...

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A bitter harvest: farmers reap what politicians sow -Jayaraj Sivan

-The Times of India Farmer unrest in Tamil Nadu is a much-debated subject on the eve of the Lok Sabha polls. However, the widespread agrarian distress has been in the making for decades as successive governments have had little understanding of the sector’s problems. Now that elections are here, farmers, who are an influential group in most of the constituencies, are again the focus of political campaigners. “Both the Congress and the...

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In Rajasthan, 10 lakh farmers identified for loans in next crop cycle -Mohammed Iqbal

-The Hindu The Farm Loans will be disbursed in two stages during the next crop cycle of kharif season from April 1 to August 31 and rabi season from September 1 to March 31 Jaipur: The Congress government in Rajasthan has identified a whopping 10 lakh farmers for grant of loans through cooperative banks during the next crop cycle, amid allegations by the Opposition BJP that its "populist measure" of farm-loan waiver...

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Farm Loans Across Country Will Be Waived If Congress Comes To Power At Centre: Rahul Gandhi

-Outlook "The Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have waived farmers' loans as promised," he said, adding, "If a Congress-led government comes to power in Delhi, Farm Loans will be waived across the country." Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday said his party would waive Farm Loans and give a big push to the food processing industry if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections Alleging that the Centre's crop insurance...

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