Centre’s crop insurance scheme aimed at taking away farmer’s money: Rahul Gandhi

Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on February 3 said the Centre’s crop insurance scheme is aimed at taking away farmers income to fill up pockets of big businessmen.

At his first rally in Bihar after taking over as party president, Gandhi accused the Nitish Kumar government in the state of making “empty promises” like Modi.

He promised that if the Congress is voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls a number of steps would be taken to deal with farm distress and unemployment.

Raising the slogan of “chowkidaar chor hai” (the watchman is the thief) — an allusion to Modi, Gandhi accused the NDA government at the Centre of committing irregularities in the Rafale deal.

He alleged that policies of the Modi government, including crop insurance, were “aimed at taking away hard-earned money of farmers to fill up the pockets of big businessmen”.

In contrast, he said, his party’s governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh waived farm loans within a few days of coming to power.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were also present at the rally.

Besides, alliance partners like RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, former Union minister Sharad Yadav and former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi were present.

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PoochO Carpool App Launched Ahead of Delhi’s Odd-Even Scheme

PoochO Carpool App Launched Ahead of Delhi's Odd-Even Scheme

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday launched a app called “PoochO Carpool” to give people more options for carpooling during the second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme to be implemented in the national capital from April 15 to 30.

Launching the app, Rai said it would help users find carpool options within a radius of 1-5km.

“This app will help users a lot during the odd-even scheme. Fathers going to school to pick up their children in the afternoon can opt for carpooling with the help of this app,” he said.

Rai said the app would have a chat feature that will help users communicate with the car driver without even mentioning their numbers which would ensure safety to the women users.

“PoochO Carpool” has been developed by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and Android users can download it on the Google Play store.

Under the odd-even scheme, petrol and diesel driven vehicles with odd and even registration numbers will ply on alternate dates.

The scheme is not applicable to CNG vehicles, two-wheelers, women motorists, cars carrying school children in uniform and several kinds of VIPs. Violators will attract a penalty of Rs. 2,000.

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PoochO Carpool App Launched Ahead of Delhi’s Odd-Even Scheme

PoochO Carpool App Launched Ahead of Delhi's Odd-Even Scheme

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday launched a app called “PoochO Carpool” to give people more options for carpooling during the second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme to be implemented in the national capital from April 15 to 30.

Launching the app, Rai said it would help users find carpool options within a radius of 1-5km.

“This app will help users a lot during the odd-even scheme. Fathers going to school to pick up their children in the afternoon can opt for carpooling with the help of this app,” he said.

Rai said the app would have a chat feature that will help users communicate with the car driver without even mentioning their numbers which would ensure safety to the women users.

“PoochO Carpool” has been developed by the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and Android users can download it on the Google Play store.

Under the odd-even scheme, petrol and diesel driven vehicles with odd and even registration numbers will ply on alternate dates.

The scheme is not applicable to CNG vehicles, two-wheelers, women motorists, cars carrying school children in uniform and several kinds of VIPs. Violators will attract a penalty of Rs. 2,000.

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Odd-Even Scheme: Delhi Says Action Will Be Taken Against ‘Surge Pricing’

Odd-Even Scheme: Delhi Says Action Will Be Taken Against 'Surge Pricing'

The Delhi government on Thursday said app-based taxi operators will be restrained from levying ‘peak time charges’ when the second round of the odd-even scheme will be in force.

The scheme aims at cutting down on the number of vehicles plying on the city’s roads. Taxis have been exempted under the road-rationing plan and are in demand when it is in force.

“Action will be taken if we receive complaints of app-based taxis charging exorbitant fares when the scheme is in force,” Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai warned.

“Commercial vehicles bearing yellow number plates, including CNG-run taxis, three-wheeler and four-wheeler tempos, autos and taxis will be allowed to ply under the scheme,” said a senior government official.

The official said that commercial vehicles of other states running on CNG have also been exempted from the road-rationing experiment.

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