February 16, 2020 1:39 am
The government in Budget 2020-21 raised the farm loan disbursal target by 11 per cent to Rs 15 lakh crore for the next fiscal and allocated Rs 1.6 lakh crore to implement various plans in agriculture and allied sectors amid the stated goal of doubling farmers income by 2022.
January 15, 2019 10:23 am
As there are 21.6 crore small and marginal farmers — most of whom are not in a position to repay the loan or put collateral — such a scheme is the only way to support their fund requirements, apart from ensuring market prices for their produce.
December 30, 2018 7:16 pm
"Such language doesn't suit the country's Prime Minister. In fact, the Centre should provide financial aid to the states which are giving farm loan waivers," Sharad Pawar said.
August 12, 2018 9:01 am
An internal inspection earlier this year had revealed some discrepancies in the sanction and repayment of loans, following which NABARD and RBI had directed all banks to follow the procedures without any lapses.
September 21, 2017 1:52 pm
Stating that Inamdar was an "unknown" figure but he contributed immensely to the nation through cooperatives, Modi said. "The first success mantra of cooperative is that the leader works behind the scene taking everyone along."
July 05, 2017 1:32 am
The unions questioned Captain Amarinder Singh about the forms filled during his campaigning promising that every type of loan will be waived off without any condition on income or land-holding size of the farmers.