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COVID-19 pandemic: Farmers debt-ridden as banks turn cautious amid rising bad loans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been instructing banks to increase lending, but bankers say they are choosing to be cautious


CM Thackeray said that the government will focus on farmers and working class as it tries to transform Maharashtra into a welfare state

The organisation had carried out an online campaign - with around 2 lakh signatories - to totally ban the use of glyphosate since 2019

The state government has now notified the scheme from kharif 2020 to rabi 2022-23

The Mandi board will pay the entire premium for the insurance cover of all the farmers who will get cashless treatment facility up to Rs 5 lakh per annum