Free Press Journal
  • Shiv Sena demands withdrawal of criminal cases against farmers

    Mumbai, Shiv Sena legislators in Maharashtra today wrote to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, demanding withdrawal of criminal cases registered against farmers who had launched a state-wide agitation for loan waiver in June. “The government announced a loan waiver scheme for farmers only after they protested against the administration’s inability to stop farmer suicides. They wanted their long-standing demand of loan waiver to be accepted, for which they went on strike,” said senior Sena leader

  • Mumbai: After Rs 34,000 crore loan waiver, farmers want electricity bills written off

    Mumbai: After a loan waiver of Rs. 34,000 crore, farmers have now demanded that their outstanding electricity bills worth more than Rs.19000 crore should also be written off. However, Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule promptly rejected the demand stating that there is no provision in the Electricity Act 2003 to waive off the outstanding bills.

  • Yogi Adityanath completes 100 days as UP CM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said he was satisfied with the work done by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the first 100 days. Addressing a press briefing, he ensured that his government would continue to work for all the sections of the society without discrimination.

  • Mumbai: Maharashtra farmers who regularly repay loans want more benefits

    Mumbai: A group of farmers from Puntambe village, the epicentre of the recent agrarian protests in Maharashtra, today expressed unhappiness over the loan waiver scheme announced by the state government. The farmers want more benefits for those who regularly repay their crop loans.

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    Sharad Pawar says write-off for farm loan waiver is inadequate

    Pune: Stating the farm loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra government on Saturday was “inadequate”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said his party will push for expansion of the ambit of the measure to ensure inclusion of those farmers who are left out. Pawar, however, said the NCP’s stand on the issue will be of “cooperation and coordination” with the government.

  • Farmer leaders reject Maharashtra governments loan waiver scheme

    Mumbai: The steering committee of farmer leaders on Sunday rejected the Maharashtra government’s mega loan waiver scheme, saying there should be no upper limit for the waiver. The BJP-led government had on Saturday unveiled a Rs 34,022 crore farm loan waiver scheme, under which debts of up to Rs 1.5 lakh would be written off, giving relief to some 89 lakh farmers.

  • Nasik: 4 debt-ridden farmers end lives in two days

    Nashik: Four debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in the last two days in Nashik district where one of them set up his own funeral pyre, officials said today.

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    Two farmers commit suicide in Nashik

    Nashik: Two debt-ridden farmers commit suicide as the tragic series of farmers’ suicides continue in Nashik. In the first case, farmer Appa Khanderao Jadhav (32) of Borale village in Chandwad tehsil of Nashik electrocuted himself on Wednesday by climbing an electric post touching the live wire.

  • Farmers protest in Nashik & Solapur, burn copies of GR

    Nashik: Angry farmers burned copies of the GR on loan waiver in Nashik, Ahmednagar, Solapur and Kolhapur to voice their protest while the Shetkari Samanya Samiti staged a demonstration in front of the Nashik collector’s office on Wednesday.

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    Mumbai: ‘Distribute Rs 10,000 loans to farmers or face action’ says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has warned the Board of Directors of the District Central Cooperative (DCC) banks of legal action if they reject or deny interim loans of Rs. 10,000 each to farmers. Fadnavis also took review bankers at the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) meeting at Sahyadri on Wednesday evening.

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    Punjab government announces loan waiver for ‘marginal’ farmers

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced total waiver of entire crop loans up to Rs. 2 lakh for small and marginal farmers up to 5 acres, and a flat Rs. 2 lakh relief for all other marginal farmers, irrespective of their loan amount.

  • Bhopal: ‘Across-the-board farm loan waiver not advisable’

    Bhopal: Farm loan waiver has become a major issue in the country in general and in Madhya Pradesh in particular. What has given a fillip to the demand for loan waiver in Madhya Pradesh is the decision of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to waive crop loans of up to Rs 1 lakh of small and marginal farmers – a relief the ruling BJP had promised before the February-March assembly elections in the