Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim to double farmers' income by 2022 would be achieved before the targeted year, BJP president Amit Shah asserted today,dismissing the Opposition's claim that it was merely a political statement.
Narendra Modi on Monday accused previous central governments and those ruling the states of not taking any concrete decision on hiking minimum support prices (MSP) despite demands from farmers.
The green-shoots of demand growth seen in some rural pockets is driven by farm loan waivers and not likely due to real increases in rural incomes and wages, indicative that the economy is still some time away from a full-blown rural revival, says a report.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the previous governments headed by opposition parties, accusing them of neglecting the people and not completing development projects on time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmers rally tomorrow at Midnapore town in West Bengal focusing on the Centre's recent decision to increase the MSP of Kharif crops.
Mamata Banerjee today urged a group of chief ministers, set up by the Centre, to consider the need to waive institutional loans of farmers and the formation of adequate budgetary provision for it by the union government.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "unprecedented" hike in the MSP of kharif crops, saying it will lead to a gain of Rs 4,500 crore for Punjab.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress, alleging that it had betrayed the peasantry and used them as vote bank to further the interests of "one particular family".
India's foodgrain output could exceed last year's record of 279.51 MT buoyed by favourable monsoon, higher MSP and likely increase in crop productivity, an official said.
Area sown to rice, the main kharif crop, has remained lower by 15 per cent at 67.25 lakh hectare (ha) so far in the 2018-19 season due to uneven distribution of rainfall.