Karnataka budget 2018: CM Kumaraswamy likely to announce loan waiver package

The new Karnataka budget will focus on farm loan waivers, which has been an important part of the JD(S) campaign. The proposed write-off will be in addition to a similar waiver the previous Congress government declared in June for over 22-lakh farmers who borrowed crop loans up to Rs 50,000 each from the cooperative banks. Jul 5, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Centre hikes new season common rice purchase price

India is set to announce a hefty increase in the minimum price it promises to pay for key crops later on Wednesday, sources said, as the government looks to woo the country's 260 million farmers ahead of elections due early next year. Jul 4, 2018