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Southern states had a higher proportion of indebted farm households in 2019, shows NSO survey

The Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households and Land and Livestock Holdings of Households in Rural India (NSS 77th Round), which was released recently, informs one about farm households' income in the crop year 2018-19 and indebtedness in 2019 (as on the date of survey), among other things. Prior to the recent report, Land and Livestock Holding Surveys (LHS) and Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of Agricultural Households used to be...

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During pandemic, only 20 per cent of farmers under PM-KISAN had access to formal credit -Ashlin Mathew

-National Herald Of 10.5 crore farmers covered under PM-KISAN, only 2.18 crore farmers received Kisan Credit Card. This means most small, marginal and landless farmers continued to struggle throughout the pandemic During the period of severe economic crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic, only 20 per cent of farmers under PM- Kisan have had access to formal credit. Of the 10.5 crore farmers covered under PM-KISAN, only 2.18 crore farmers have been issued...

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COVID-19 Rapidly Spreading In Rural Areas: PM Narendra Modi

-PTI/ NDTV.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people take precautions against the coronavirus and warned against its spread in rural areas. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly spreading in rural areas, as he urged citizens to take precautions, wear masks and maintain social distance to check spread disease that has claimed at least 2.6 lakh lives. The government, he said, is working on "war footing"...

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Mamata writes to Modi asking him to keep his promise of giving farmers Rs 18,000

-The New Indian Express She also said in the letter that no fund has been received by either the state government or the farmers. KOLKATA: Mounting pressure on the BJP-led central government for the second consecutive day on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shot a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminding him of his assurance made during election campaigns on releasing arrears of Rs 18,000 to farmers under the...

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PM-KISAN first installment late; Covid blamed -Harikishan Sharma and Parthasarathi Biswas

-The Indian Express The first installment is due between April 1 and July 31. Last year, most beneficiaries received the money in their bank accounts between March 24 and April 20. This year, as April ends, no farm households has received any money. Pune: Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, the wait of over 9 crore farmer families for the first installment of their PM-KISAN payout for the financial year 2021-22, is...

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