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As BJP, Congress spar over loan waiver, farmers weigh their vote options in MP

In response to Chouhan’s taunt, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government, which claims to have waived loans of more than 21 lakh farmers, recently sent paper bundles with lists of beneficiaries to the former chief minister’s residence.

Defaulting Punjab farmers face jail as banks file criminal cases

All the farmers who faced criminal action for defaulting on loans say they were made to sign on blank cheques.


Farm-loan waivers to hit states fiscal deficit targets: report

India Ratings expects the states' revenue account on aggregate to clock a deficit of 0.5 percent of GDP in FY20 due to a higher growth in revenue spends than revenue receipt.

Kamal Nath lists priorities: agriculture, jobs, women’s safety

In its poll manifesto, the Congress had promised to waive farm loans, with Rahul Gandhi asserting that the chief minister will be removed if the promise is not fulfilled in the first 10 days.

Farm income not improving, loan waiver regressive, says Nitish Kumar

"Woman prisoners or prisoners above 60 years of age may be given the priority. lf suitable changes are required in the law, it may be considered," Nitish Kumar said, stressing that India has a tradition of amnesty on special occasions.

Inadequate loan waiver, sliding prices: Why Maharashtra farmers are protesting again

Vegetables and fruits were stopped from reaching the urban centres while dairies complained of dip in collection as farmers refused to supply milk.


Ex-RBI governor warned against loan waiver promises by parties, reveals Arun Jaitley

"While addressing a conference organised by NABARD and SIDBI, the former Governor in question had also said that loan waivers and subsidies "distort the credit discipline," Arun Jaitley said.

Congress to fight BJP with a positive campaign in Rajasthan, says Sachin Pilot

“We will present the people with blueprint of a model of alternative governance which will be holistic and inclusive, will care for the young and old, create jobs and have a vision to take the state forward,” former union minister Sachin Pilot said.

Govt making 'mazboor' banks 'mazboot', says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Under the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, he said cases have been instituted in the National Company Law Tribunal for time-bound recovery from 12 largest defaulters.

Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan demands probe into fake beneficiaries of loan waiver

State cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh earlier said the haste in implementing loan waiver disbursal and some farmers and their family members having same Aadhar card numbers led to many farmers getting more than prescribed limit of Rs 1.5 lakh.

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The Agrarian Unrest 2: Why loan waivers are not a fix and the appeal of Swaminathan formula

As farmers from across the country storm the national capital, a look at why loan waivers are not the answer. We also look at what is the Swaminathan formula and why it appeals to the farmers. Harish Damodaran explains.

On Day 2, protesting farmers march towards Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

Thousands of farmers and tribals began a march from different parts of Maharashtra to culminate at Azad Maidan and ask for some of their long-pending demands to be met.