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Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old currency notes


New Delhi, Nov 21: Good news for farmers as today the government has allowed farmers to buy seeds with old currency notes from any state or central government outlets and agri universities ahead of the Rabi harvesting season. Farmers can purchase seeds from the centres, units or outlets belonging to the central or state governments, public sector undertakings, national or ...

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To increase the price benefits to the farmers, it is necessary that the farmers are provided timely market information and developing software applications:Jaitley


New Delhi, Nov 19: The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that in order to ensure future increases in agriculture output and double the farmers’ income by 2022, focus should be on higher agriculture productivity especially in view of the limitation on expanding crop area,. The Finance Minister said it is possible by leveraging technology-especially for high yielding and ...

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PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat: Want to bring 50 per cent farmers under crop insurance


New Delhi, Jan 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he plans to bring 50 percent farmers under the farmers loan in the next couple of years. Addressing the nation through ‘Maan ki Baat’, the monthly public broadcast, he said, “The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was not devised to get us applauded but to help the farmers ...

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Farmer’s daughter commits suicide, urges bank to not bother her father for money


Mumbai, Oct 26 : With no money left with her parents to pay for her bus ride pass to school, a Class 11 student in Maharashtra’s Latur has committed suicide, leaving a suicide note for a bank and private money lenders to not bother her father, reports said. On Oct 14, the 16-year-old girl went to her father’s dried up ...

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Prime Minister calls upon farmers to raise level of pulses production in the country


New Delhi, June 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon farmers to raise the level of pulses production in the country to help make India self-sufficient in pulses. Invoking former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s call “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan,” Narendra Modi asked every farmer to try and grow pulses on a part of his land. He also mentioned steps ...

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Arun Jaitley meets farmers’ delegation on Land Bill


New Delhi, May 28:Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday met a farmers’ delegation representing different stakeholders and organisations from across the country. The delegation was led by Naresh Sirohi. The representatives from different organisations gave their views on the Land Bill to Jaitley. The Minister assured the delegation that their suggestions would be looked into suitably and that their ...

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Sonia in Rae Bareli to distribute cheques to Janata Express victims, farmers

Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, May 28 : Congress president, Sonia Gandhi reached her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli here on Thursday to attend a string of party programmes, including distribution of cheques to the families of Janata Express accident victims and distressed farmers. Sonia  will be joined by her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who is already here on a two-day visit, ...

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PM visits world, not homes of distressed farmers: Rahul


Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, May 18 : Launching a counter offensive against the ruling BJP which had attacked him for not visiting Amethi for long, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while visiting his parliamentary constituency. “The PM travels the world, but has not visited the home of even one farmer who committed suicide,” Gandhi ...

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over farmers’ suicide in Parliament


New Delhi, Apr 29 :Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday raised the issue of farmers’ plight and suicide in Lok Sabha attacking the Narendra Modi government and using the reference of BJP’s Haryana minister who said farmers committing suicide are cowards. “I want to bring their pain before you here. They are crying, they are in pain and your minister ...

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Farmers committing suicide are cowards: Haryana minister

Chandigarh, Apr 29 : Amid opposition attack on the BJP-led government in centre over the issue of farmers’ suicide, a minister in Haryana in the state’s BJP government said farmers committing suicide are “cowards” who are running away from their responsibility and the government should not support them. “In our law suicide is a crime. Such a person is actually ...

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