Free Press Journal
  • maharashtra, crop, loan waiver, maharashtra government, croap loan waiver scheme, farmers

    Monitor schemes to see MSP succeed

    It’s that time of the election cycle again, when farmers become the focus of government solicitude. After years of acute distress and farmers’ agitations, the agricultural sector is now getting the TLC or tender loving care it deserves. Better four years late than never, minimum support prices (MSP) for kharif crops have increased sharply, but this in itself is not enough to address the issue of stagnating farm incomes.

  • Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

    Trump’s image slips while Clinton’s remains steady: Gallup

    Washington: Americans’ views of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump have drifted slightly more negative over the past month and a half, while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s image remains steady, according to a Gallup poll. Trump’s net favourable rating slipped to -33 for mid-June, from -28 in the first week of May, according to the poll released on Tuesday.