Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena MLA gets loan waiver benefit even without seeking it

    Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis might face some embarrassment as Prakash Abitkar — an MLA of the ruling Shiv Sena — has punctured the government claim that there were no lacunae in the farm loan waiver implementation. Ambitkar revealed that he had received a message about a loan waiver benefit, amounting to Rs 25000, even though he had not applied for it. As per state government norms, Zilla Parishad members, municipal corporators, members of Assembly and

  • Bhopal: Stung by criticism, govt may withdraw Bhavantar scheme

    Bhopal: Shaken by the flak the Bhavantar scheme has drawn from different quarters in last couple of months, the state government is finding it difficult to continue. The scheme was touted as a unique solution to the problem of the farmers not getting remunerative price for their produce. Seven kharif crops were included under the scheme.

  • Bhopal: Farmers lathi-charged at CM’s Kisan Sammelan

    Bhopal: Police used lathis to drive away farmers at a Kisan Sammelan, in the presence of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in the Badarwas town of Shivpuri district on Wednesday. The lathi-charge led to a virtual stampede and the farmers started leaving the function venue. The local BJP leaders intervened when they realised that the situation was getting out of hands and persuaded the farmers to return. Some of them, however, chose

  • Bhopal: Hammals should take benefit of schemes: Rahul Jain

    Gwalior: It should be ensured that the farmers get reasonable price for their produce and it is paid into their accounts in time. It is the responsibility of the Mandi Samiti to ensure that the farmers do not face any problems in selling their produce.

  • Bhopal: Questions on Bhavantar, onion purchase deluge Vidhan Sabha

    Bhopal: Members asked several questions on Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and onion purchases on the first day of the winter session of state assembly, which began here on Monday. The questions covered the full gamut of Bhavantar scheme from registration of farmers to the payment being credited to their bank accounts. Some members wanted to know how the scheme would benefit the farmers. They also had queries on the system for determining the

  • Ujjain: Rs 135 crore deposited in bank accounts of 1.35 lakh beneficiary farmers: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Ujjain: With Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan clicking on laptop to launch ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana’ here on Wednesday, a sum of Rs 135 crore was directly transferred in the bank accounts of around 1.35 lakh farmers. About 19 lakh farmers got their names registered in the yojana and the beneficiaries who sold their agriculture produce between October 16 and October 31 were given the lump sum amount.

  • Delhi: Farmers lash out at cotton bonus in Gujarat

    New Delhi: Thousands of farmers from across the country assembled here on Monday and demanded a one-time total farm debt waiver and remunerative prices for their produce.

  • Centre draws up plans to buy stubble to save Delhi from smog

    New Delhi : The Centre is drawing up a plan to buy the crop stubble from farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to prevent them from burning it and aid in alleviating the smog problem in the capital.

  • Maharashtra: Farmers, villagers to intensify agitation against refinery in Ratnagiri

    Mumbai: Farmers and villagers on Wednesday vowed to intensify their agitation against a proposed refinery in the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra. The petroleum ministry plans to set up a refinery at Rajapur in Ratnagiri district, about 400km from Mumbai. It is to be called West Coast Refinery.

  • Maharashtra: Dhananjay Munde alleges cotton seed producer companies and ruling political parties behind deaths of farmers

    Mumbai: Leader of opposition Dhananjay Munde blamed the nexus between BT cotton seed producer companies and the ruling political parties as behind the death of 21 farmers due to inhalation of pesticides in Yavatmal district last month. He claimed that this is a big cotton seed scam and it should be probed. Munde said that he had written a letter to the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar

  • Bhopal: Farmers allege massive corruption in construction of Bhanpura canal system

    Shyamgarh (Mandsaur): Hundreds of farmers from 34 villages in Bhanpura tehsil of Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh alleged ‘massive corruption’ in the construction of Bhanpura canal system after it failed to stand even for a week after inauguration. Farmers, who were deprived of canal system since long anticipated that they will get enough water from the canal that will cater to the needs of agriculture requirement as well as other purposes after

  • Bhopal: Farmers can be paid Rs 2L in cash: CBDT

    Bhopal: Traders can pay farmers up to Rs 2 lakh in cash against the purchase of their wheat produce notwithstanding income tax rules, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has said.