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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rural Distress


Financial exclusion: 40.9 per cent of small, marginal farmers not covered by banks

September 15, 2019 1:49 am

Despite so many initiatives and schemes aimed at financial inclusion, only 40.90 per cent of SMF could be covered by the scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), the report submitted by the RBI panel has said.

Allocations are key

August 08, 2019 1:10 am

Economic policy needs to finetune its focus. It needs fewer lectures on reform.

Tamil Nadu farmer ends life in front of bank over repayment of loan

August 01, 2019 8:44 pm

The farmer approached the bank on Thursday but the authorities told him that the documents can be returned only if the entire loan amount was repaid, police said.

Over 12,000 Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in 3 years: Govt

June 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Between January and March 2019, 610 farmers have committed suicide out of which 192 cases were eligible for financial assistance, the minister said.

If the rains fail

June 17, 2019 12:09 am

Low retail food inflation, ample stocks of pulses and cereals give government leeway to plan for the exigencies of a poor monsoon.

Women of Punjab

June 16, 2019 1:28 am

Our rural sisters are not aware of their own needs. They are stuck in a groove with little or no escape. Their health is often neglected, the daily chores are endless, insecurities abound and higher education is a distant dream.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections: Nationalism trumps drought in Marathwada

May 24, 2019 2:46 pm

Across these regions, where mitigation measures to tackle a grave water and fodder scarcity had barely begun during the election campaign, BJP leaders had run a campaign almost entirely on issues of national security, the Pulwama attack and the Balakot airstrike.

Gujarat: Farmers unhappy, but their vote could go either way

April 23, 2019 1:53 am

“We must do something. See, how prices of groundnut, cotton, and onion we produce have gone down,” a 45-year-old sharecropper says, adding that the market price of onions, “around Rs 250 per quintal may not even cover my transportation expense”.

PM Modi ignored Maharashtra farmer-drought issues; rally a flop: Congress

April 01, 2019 8:42 pm

"He (Modi) again gave the slogan of Hindutva. He did not touch upon issues which matter. He spoke as if opposition parties are in power," Maharashtra Congress general secretary Sachin Sawant said.

If Congress wins, rural youths will be employed to improve environment: Rahul Gandhi

March 30, 2019 9:41 pm

Rahul Gandhi has also said the Congress' soon-to-be-released manifesto will lay major thrust on jobs creation, addressing agrarian distress and strengthening the education and health sectors, besides charting a roadmap to boost economic growth.