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Modi govt to announce Rs 4,000 per acre direct transfer, crop loan at 0% in two-fold farm relief; to cost Centre Rs 2.3 lakh crore

DBT scheme draft requires states to share burden 70:30, but states are in no mood to bear the burden.

 
 
This initiative now comprises about 6,100 installations covering over 35,000 villages and serving over 4 million farmers.
The analysis of five years All India figures reveals that only in 30-53 per cent of cases, the Timely Reporting Scheme (TRS) is completed in time.
A draft 'Punjab State Farmers' Policy', put out for stakeholder consultations by PSFC identifies over a dozen key areas where government attention is necessary.
The act lays special emphasis on protecting the interests of the farmers, considering them as weaker of the two parties entering into a contract.
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