Governments should think beyond loan waivers, farmers need support in form of infra, power supply: VP Venkaiah Naidu
M Venkaiah Naidu suggested top priority and coordinated action by both the Centre and the states to bring in reforms.
CM denies allegations that only AIADMK cadre benefitted from the farm loan waiver
He added that the association had explained to the Chief Minister about the problems faced by farmers and urged him to take necessary steps for facilitating compensation from insurance companies.
As the Union Budget is being presented in the Lok Sabha on Monday, cashstrapped farmers in the State expect a slew of sops to ease their financial burden.
The farmers, riding tractors and trolleys, broke barricades of the UP Police and then started proceeding towards the barricades put up by the Delhi Police, a senior police officer said.
In order to generate revenue for the massive loan waiver, the State has decided to increase excise duty on both fuel and alcohol, apart from the raise in road tax.
The budget proposes a hike in power tax from 6% to 9%. Petrol prices will increase by Rs 1.14 and diesel by Rs 1.12 per litre. H D Kumaraswamy announced farm loan waivers up to Rs 2 lakh too.
Opposition to corner Fadnavis government on Nanar refinery, farm loan waiver at Maharashtra Assembly's monsoon session
The opposition Congress and NCP have been critical of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, and are planning to corner the government over it during the session, which will conclude on July 20.
Kumaraswamy appealed to the agrarian community not to be bothered over the speculations regarding farm loan waiver.
Addressing an election meeting at Kalagi town of Chincholi constituency, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Modi government failed to protect the interest of the farmers.
Front page images of the blistered, bleeding feet of women who had faced the blazing heat with broken footwear left an indelible mark on those who had no idea what rural poverty was like.
The Shiv Sena is part of the BJP-led ruling coalition, while the Congress and the Sharad Pawar-led NCP are the main opposition parties.
Jaitley told the Lok Sabha that writing off a loan was a commercial decision of banks and added that there has been no scheme of farm loan waiver by the Centre since 2014.
HDFC Bank Ltd had recorded higher provisions driven by delinquencies in its agriculture loan book over the first quarter.
The government will adopt a digital platform to transfer the money to the farmers to ensure that there would is no misuse of the money that has to be transferred to them.