Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Agriculture Ministry


Delhi Confidential: Why New Year’s Eve is going to be busy for Agriculture Ministry officials

December 29, 2022 7:03 am

New Year’s Eve is going to be hectic for some senior officials of the Agriculture Ministry. They will be busy preparing for the Chief Secretary's Conference, to be held in the national capital on January 6. The conference, likely to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be held at Pusa Complex.

Delhi Confidential: BSP MP Malook Nagar reaches out to the people in a unique way

November 12, 2022 7:57 am

Malook Nagar has written an open letter to the people of his constituency, seeking their suggestions to raise issues in Lok Sabha during the ensuing winter session of Parliament.

Domestic prices of rice may continue to increase: Food Ministry

September 23, 2022 7:12 am

The Food Ministry’s statement came on a day when the all-India daily average retail and wholesale prices of rice, wheat, wheat flour recorded 9-20 per cent rise than the prices a year ago.

Kharif rice production to drop by 6%: Agriculture Ministry

September 22, 2022 7:16 am

The kharif rice production estimates are lower than the target of 112mt set for the current season and 105.21mt figure of 2020-21

CBI recovers Rs 1.86 crore in cash from agriculture ministry official held in bribery case

July 16, 2022 7:27 pm

CBI has arrested Padam Singh, Plant Protection Officer of the ministry posted at Visakhapatnam, along with Athi Bulli Reddiya alias Murali, regional manager, Exim Logistics Private Limited, in a bribery case of Rs 6,000, the agency said in a statement.

Monsoon revives: Kharif crop area rises, but rice, arhar remain concern

July 16, 2022 6:45 am

According to the Union Agriculture Ministry’s latest data, farmers have planted a total area of 592.11 lakh hectares (lh) so far in this kharif season from June. This is more than the 591.30 lh covered during the corresponding period of 2021

Simply Put | Fasal Bima: who's in, out and why

July 15, 2022 9:44 am

Andhra Pradesh has rejoined the crop insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana after having opted out in 2019-20. Which other states remain out, and what are their issues with the scheme?

Govt revises wheat production estimate downwards to 105 mn tonnes for 2021-22 crop year

May 04, 2022 6:31 pm

Addressing a press conference, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said the agriculture ministry has revised the wheat production estimate downwards to 105 million tonnes for the 2021-22 crop year from 111.3 million tonnes earlier.

Agriculture policy should target India’s actual farming population

April 19, 2021 12:17 pm

Most government welfare schemes are aimed at poverty alleviation and uplifting those at the bottom of the pyramid. But there’s no policy for those in the “middle” and in danger of slipping to the bottom.

Rabi sowing begins; wheat acreage at 97.27 lakh hectare so far: Agriculture ministry

November 20, 2020 5:56 pm

According to the sowing data released by the ministry, wheat has been sown in 97.27 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season of 2020-21 as against 96.77 lakh hectare in the year-ago period.