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11-point plan for farmers’ welfare announced

New Delhi: In the third tranche of Rs 20 lakh-crore package announced by the Prime Minister, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday came up with an 11-point plan for farmers’ welfare, fisheries and food processing. The third tranche of measures being announced today focuses on agriculture and allied activities, including fisheries, said the Finance Minister. […]

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Centre to take up affordable rental housing for migrants, urban poor

New Delhi: The Centre will launch a scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for migrant labour and the urban poor to build affordable rental housing facilities for them. Speaking to the media here, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that under the scheme, government-funded housing in different cities will be converted into […]

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Migrant workers, street vendors, small farmers to benefit from economic stimulus: FM

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the second tranche of the economic stimulus package will benefit migrant workers, street vendors, and small farmers. Emphasising on building a self-reliant India, she said Thursday’s initiative, which is the second tranche, focuses on migrant workers, street vendors, small traders, self-employed and small farmers. She insisted […]

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10,349 suicides in farming sector in 2018: National Crime Records Bureau

New Delhi: A total of 10,349 people involved in the farming sector, including 5,763 farmers or cultivators, committed suicide in 2018, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s report on ‘Crime in India-2018’ reveals. The annual data was released around three months after the government released the NCRB report on ‘Crime in India-2017’. As per the latest […]

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300 farmers booked for stubble burning in UP

Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh): Three hundred farmers have been booked for burning stubble in their fields in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district, despite directives from the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The cases have been registered by revenue officials in villages that include Bilsanda, Neria, Amaria, Puranpur, Seramau, Madhotanda, Jahanabad, Bisalpur and Gajraula. Angry farmers are now taking to […]

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Opposition raises farmers’ issues at all-party meeting

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament session, which begins on Monday. The meeting was called by the government to seek cooperation from the Opposition parties in smooth running of Parliament. While the government put forth its legislative agenda, the Opposition parties raised other issues, including problems related […]