Tag: Farm Loan Waiver

Niranjan Patnaik on BJD picnic
Naveen & Co.'s picnic to Delhi in name of farmers’ convention costs Rs 52 lakh: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating that the anti-farmer policies of the Biju Janata Dal have destroyed the agri-sector of Odisha, Odisha Congress president castigated the mega farmers’ convention being organised by the BJD in New Delhi terming it as a big farce. He further called the party’s Delhi visit a picnic which costs Rs 52 lakh. The response […]

Congress in doldrums
BJP, BJD insensitive towards issue of farmers & employment: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Amid race of political parties for the upcoming general elections gaining momentum, yet again the Congress launched scathing attacks on the Centre and State Government over not waiving farm loan and employment crisis in Odisha. Addressing a presser at Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik stated that the Naveen Patnaik-led government should […]

Op-Ed: NITI Aayog is right: Farm loan waiver is indeed a ‘palliative’

It is competitive populism at its worst. After the newly elected Congress governments in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh announced waiver of farm loans, every political party is now jumping on to the waiver bandwagon. At the national level, the Modi government, which had resisted all pressures to write off agricultural […]

Will consider all aspects of farm loan waiver: Odisha Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha Congress has promised to waive off farm loans in five hours if voted to power, the State government mentioned that it is not competing with other States in waiving farm loans, rather considering all aspects before moving ahead in this regard. Congress alleged that the BJD has planned […]

Farm loan waiver just palliative, not solution: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: On Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s demand for loan waivers for farmers, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said farm loan waivers are just a palliative and not a long-term solution for the farming community. However, he said short-term measures might be required in some states that are facing real farm distress. […]

Opposition turns heat on Odisha govt over farm loan waiver

Bhubaneswar: A day after the ruling-BJD announced to hold agitation in Delhi next month demanding hike in minimum support price (MSP) for paddy, the Opposition political parties today turned the heat on State government with the BJP and Congress announcing to waive off farm loans if they come to power in Odisha during the 2019 […]

Congress promises farm loan waiver in Odisha if voted to power

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by its performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan, Odisha unit of the Congress party today promised farm loan waiver for the farmers in the State if they are voted to power. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today convened the first meeting of its manifesto committee at […]

Farm loan waiver in Odisha becomes election carrot

Bhubaneswar: With 2019 elections round the corner, political parties here are leaving no stones unturned to woo the voters with Odisha Congress and BJP recently announcing waiver of farm loans if voted to power. This announcement of the Opposition has put the ruling-BJD in a dilemma as any decision in this regard will have a […]

BJP targeting me despite sharing Centre’s view on farm loan waiver: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture minister Damodar Rout today said that he is being targeted by the Odisha BJP even though he is of the same opinion as Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, who has understood the reality that farm loans cannot be waived. “It is a welcome decision as the Union minister has understood the […]

Farm loan waiver: BJP Farmers’ Cell to launch signature campaign from July 1

Bhubaneswar: As Maharashtra government declared farm loan waiver today, BJP Krushak Morcha of Odisha unit has decided to launch a signature campaign across 36,000 booths in the State from July 1 to 15 to put forth its demand for waiving crop loan and providing loan at zero percent interest to the farmers. Informing about the […]

Maharashtra govt announces mega farm loan waiver scheme

Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government today announced a major farm loan waiver scheme that will see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off. The scheme, announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a press meet here, involves Rs 34,000 crore of relief. Named after Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj, the […]

Fight for Farmers: BJD cries hoarse on MSP, BJP rants about loan waiver

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD and the BJP, on Friday, took to the streets taking up various famer issues, including hike in paddy MSP and farm loan waiver. Protesting the hike of Rs 80 in paddy minimum support price (MSP) by the Centre, BJD party activists staged a demonstration and held a protest meeting in front […]

BJP Kishan Morcha
BJP stages demonstration, demands farm loan waiver

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP today staged demonstration at Master Canteen Square here demanding farm loan waiver and interest free loans to farmers. Alleging Odisha government of being blind to farmers’ issues in the State, BJP said that the ruling government’s apathy has made the life of the farmers in the State miserable. “If the BJD government […]

Naveen Patnaik
Minister's remark on farm loan "incorrect" : Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said his senior minister Damodar Rout was “incorrect” on the farm loan waiver issue. “I do not think that (minister’s statement) is correct,” Patnaik said when the reporters sought his view on Rout’s reported statement in the media. The government, he said, was seriously considering the farm loan […]