Free Press Journal
  • NABARD offering jobs with salary of Rs 2.5 lakh per month, click here for details

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has invited candidates to fill up three vacancies. The vacancies are for one post of Senior Project Advisor and two posts for Communication professionals. The candidates can apply for the same by September 12, 2018, which is the last date to apply for the vacancies.

  • Rural incomes worse than previously imagined

    The latest Nabard survey on All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey 2016-17 — — points to a bigger farm crisis than had been imagined earlier.

  • Kerala floods: CM urges for Special Assembly Session on relief work

    Trivandrum (Kerala): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that his government has decided to convene a Special Assembly Session on August 30 to discuss relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction of Kerala after floods. Vijayan said a letter will be sent shortly to the Governor urging him to convene a Special Assembly Session next week. The Chief Minister also asserted that the Kerala cabinet has decided to submit a comprehensive plan to


    Amit Shah demonetisation row! No unusual deposits in bank with BJP president as director: Nabard

    New Delhi: Amid reports of high number of demonetised currency being deposited in Ahmedabad DCCB, regulator Nabard today said the deposits were in line with size of the bank and all KYC norms were adhered to. Nabard saw nothing unusual in the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes (worth Rs 746 crore) deposited or exchanged during November 10-14, 2016, and said that only 1.6 lakh out of 17 lakh account holders

  • Bhopal: Mango festival result of NABARD’s wadi scheme for tribals

    Bhopal: The tribal welfare is being accorded top priority by Government of India , government of MP and policy makers, said minister for state cooperative Vishvas Sarang, while inaugurating the two day Mango festival in Bhopal on Monday. NABARD, MP Regional office is organizing a ‘Mango Festival’ on 4th and 5th June in Bittan Market to provide a marketing platform and better price to the farmers for their organic products.

  • Madhya Pradesh Agri-Revolution: Taste of things to come…

    With an aim to peep into the future of agriculture in the state, the second panel discussion ‘Future directions for Madhya Pradesh’ was held. This dialogue had panelists like (in alphabetical order) Bharat Char, Lead Biotechnology, Mahyco Ltd; Suhas Joshi, Head-Sustainability, Bayer group, South Asia; Amitabh Mohan, DGM, Nabard; and Amit Vatsyayan, Partner, EY. The panellists reached a consensus that state would need to create opportunities that

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing ‘MP’s glorious agri-revolution’ conference organised by the Free Press Group and in collaboration with MP agriculture department at Hotel Marriott in Indore on Sunday. Present on the dais (from left) are Free Press Group Managing Director JK Karnani, Indore Mayor Malini Gaud and NABARD CGM SK Bansal.

    FPJ Special! Shivraj Singh Chouhan, experts discuss Madhya Pradesh’s Agri-Revolution

    The Free Press Journal and in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh’s agriculture department organised a conference on MP’s glorious agri-revolution at Indore on Sunday evening. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the chief guest at the event.

    Indore Mayor Malini Gaud, NABARD CGM S K Bansal, Suhas Joshi (Head-Sustainability, Bayer group), Amit Vatsyayan, Partner at E&Y, Bharat Char (Head R&D at Mahyco), Amitabh Mohan (DGM, NABARD), Rajnikant Rai (CEO, ITC-Agri Business), Narendra Dhandre

  • NABARD’s long-term loan segment saw 17 per cent growth

    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) saw a 17 per cent growth in long term refinance due to the stress on boosting the long-term loan segment through refinance. The balance sheet of the institution stands at Rs 4, 06,473 crore.

  • 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.

  • Budget 2018: A green budget for a resurgent rural India

    This visionary and reform-oriented Green Budget for 2018-19 was expected to be a populist budget in view of the looming elections in 2019. While the middle-class may feel let down as their personal income taxes have not been considerably reduced, the farmer and his family has reason to cheer. His crops will have an MSP which is 150 per cent of the market. This move alone will energise the farmer to improve

  • ‘Former RBI head warned against loan waiver promises by parties’

    New Delhi : An ex-Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had pointed to the risks in the practice of political parties promising loan waivers during poll campaigns to the Election Commission, Parliament was informed on Friday.

  • Creating facilities to double farmers income: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government has been creating “instrumentalities” like providing agricultural inputs at lower cost and making cheap credit available to farmers so as to double their income.

  • Nabard says loan waivers a bad idea

    Mumbai : The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) on Tuesday described farm loan waivers as a “moral hazard” and said such facilities should be targeted only to the needy.

  • Bhopal: Nabard projects over Rs 1 lakh crore disbursement for state

    BHOPAL: Nabard has projected a disbursement of Rs 1, 34,438 crore under priority sector by banks for the state for 2017-18. In the State Credit Seminar by Nabard on Tuesday at Hotel Palash, the State Focus Paper (SFP) was released by Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare minister Gaurishankar Bisen and ACS PC Meena.

  • 11 pc fund hike for key Water Resources Ministry

    NEW DELHI: The budgetary allocation for the Union Water Resources Ministry has been increased by 11 per cent to Rs 6887.00 crore from Rs 6201.21 crore for the on-going fiscal. The rise translates to Rs 685.79 crore.

  • Farmers get interest waiver due to Demonetisation

    New Delhi : Citing disruption of economy of farmers due to the demonetisation, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday granted the interest waiver for two months of November and December to those availing short-term crop loans from the cooperative banks, and further extended the interest subvention to the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) on additional refinance to the cooperative banks.

  • Government waives Rs 660.50 cr interest on crop loans for Nov-Dec

    New Delhi: In relief to farmers who reeled under cash crunch on account of demonetisation, the government today decided to waive Rs 660.50 crore interest on short-term crop loan for November-December 2016 and grant Rs 400 crore to Nabard to bear refinancing cost of co-operative banks.