February 27, 2021 11:57 am
Following the government’s answer, the BJP staged a walkout from the House, expressing dissatisfaction over the reply.
February 23, 2021 2:56 pm
On Friday night, farmers Jagtar Singh Bajwa (70), who had remained sarpanch of his village and was currently numberdar (second headman), and his son, Kirpal Singh Bajwa (40), died by suicide.
January 08, 2021 7:48 am
While doctors have been present at the protest sites, the NGO United Sikhs decided to offer counselling services alarmed by the suicide cases, and worried that there may be a spurt as the long stay in the open and in the cold.
January 24, 2020 11:04 am
As of now, the government does have a calender for release of data sets such as national accounts, Index of Industrial Production and inflation. But there are no specific timeline for release of labour force statistics and consumption expenditure surveys.
September 17, 2019 4:52 am
The state government has waived loans worth Rs 5,256 crore of 8.68 lakh farmers and farm labourers in two- and-a-half years.
July 27, 2019 10:19 am
India was a pioneer in data collection some 70 years ago. It should be recalled that GDP data in the first 30- odd years was based on the consumption data collected by the NSSO. Poverty rates, and policies, were based on NSSO data.
July 10, 2019 7:04 am
Replying to a question on whether the SC had suggested that the government bring out a national policy to control farmers suicides, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the court order stated an issue like this could not be dealt with overnight.
January 26, 2019 3:31 pm
At the moment, loans taken from cooperative societies and banks are being waived for both small and marginal farmers. Loan of nationalised and commercial banks will be taken up after completing the process of the cooperative banks.
December 11, 2018 6:18 pm
"Unfortunately we developed a traditional middle man system that is quite inefficient," the chairman of Godrej Group said while speaking at an agri-conclave focusing on 'Shaping the Future of Indian Agriculture'.
May 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Govt denies link between prices and suicides, cites procurement under MIA.