Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: NABARD to provide loan of Rs 1,53,106 crore

    Bhopal: The NABARD will provide loans worth Rs 1,53,106 crore to the farmers of MP in the next financial year and this amount is 14 percent higher compared to last financial year, said agriculture production commissioner P C Meena while addressing mediapersons here on Thursday.

  • Maharashtra government seeks Centre’s help to assist hailstorm-hit farmers

    Mumbai: The state government demanded Rs. 200 crore from the Centre to aid farmers affected by hailstorm and unseasonal rain. According to Vijay Kumar, principal secretary of Agriculture department, farmers will also get compensation from insurance companies and hence there will be less burden over state exchequer.

  • Bhopal: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan promises better relief for hailstorm damages

    Bhopal: The bonus of Rs 200 per quintal will be given to farmers who had sold wheat and rice in 2017, said chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing state level farmers’ convention held at Jamboree Maidan here on Monday. The relief measures he announced for farmers are being seen as an exercise to appease cultivators in assembly election year.

  • Bhopal: FM promises moon, farmers refuse to buy it

    Bhopal: It seems that the finance minister Arun Jaitley has failed to please the farmers here even when main focus of his budget remained rural economy and agriculture.

  • Farm crisis: Staring us in the face

    RESEARCH and development aimed at producing drought-resistant crop varieties is another direction recommended by agricultural scientists. But so far, it’s all pie in the sky.

  • Focus on agriculture, farm income in budget?

    THE steep fall in farm sector growth this year not only highlights the disconnect between policies and ground reality, but also calls for short term and long-term measures as a response to the distress.

  • Modi hugs only privileged people: Rahul Gandhi

     New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraces only privileged people and not farmers, labourers or jawans. Gandhi’s remarks came after Modi defended his trademark hugging of world leaders, saying he was unaware of laid down protocols as he is a common man. “He claims he is a common man, but embraces only the privileged. Modiji… it’s important that farmers, labourers and jawans are also hugged,”

  • Maharashtra government to launch weather advisory system for farmers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is all set to introduce a system to issue daily district-wise weather advisory to farmers across the state. “The system has a capacity to generate weather alerts for every ten minutes, if required. The state is taking a step forward to explore the possibility of issuing weather advisory for farmers to minimise their crop losses due to adverse weather conditions,” Agriculture Commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh told PTI.

  • Maharashtra: NCP in its ‘Hallabol Yatra’ attacks state government over farmers issues

    Mumbai: The NCP on Wednesday accused the Devendra Fadnavis government of lacking the will to help farmers who have been bearing the brunt of natural calamities for the last many years. Addressing a gathering in Bhoom village in Osmanabad district on the occasion of the launch of the second phase of the NCP’s “Hallabol (attack) Yatra”, senior leader Ajit Pawar referred to the last year’s unprecedented strike by farmers for various demands

  • Maharashtra: Rate of onion reaches Rs 2800 to Rs 4000 per quintal, famers now have reason to smile

    Mumbai: For the first time after a gap of two years, onion produce farmers from rain-fed areas of Nasik district are feeling ‘achche din’ as the rate of onion has reached to Rs 2800 to Rs 4000 per quintal. The increase in price has benefited to the farmers who according to primary inputs have bagged around Rs. 125 crore during past four months.

  • NCP blames state government for escalation of cost of irrigation projects

    Nagpur: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has sought an explanation from the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over Revised Administrative Approval (RAA) worth Rs. 40, 000 crore to 307 irrigation projects across the state. Nawab Malik, party spokesperson blamed RAA was given to benefit select contractors associated with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Maharashtra: Debt-ridden farmer jumps before train

    Nashik: A 37-year-old debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train near Lahavit station in the district, railway police said on Tuesday.

  • 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