Agriculture Ministry

Agriculture Ministry News

Government seeks views of states on crop insurance scheme

Responding to a supplementary, Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Ropala said during Question Hour that on Monday, the ministry has written to all states seeking their views on whether the scheme should be made voluntary/optional.

Farmers' suicide: Janata Parivar to launch attack on the govt

The constituents of Janata Pariwar are raking up the controversy at a time when JD(U) in alliance with Congress and RJD is locked in a tough electoral battle


Panel to inquire into functioning of KVKs

The Ministry had met KVKs in groups in August-September last year to make an assessment of their functioning.

Agricultural loans not only reason behind farmers' indebtedness: Govt

Crop failure, expenditure on health and other social ceremonies are major reasons for indebtedness, says Radha Mohan

Onion at Rs 90/kg; Pawar says rates to stay high for 2-3 weeks

Pawar asked the Chief Ministers of all states to invoke the Essential Commodities Act against hoarders.

Reading the expenditure leaf

Big spenders like agriculture ministry has spent 61 per cent of its Budget allocation by November 2013.


No onions on plate yet tears as prices double

According to the Consumer Affairs Ministry,prices of onion have more than doubled in last one year.

Basmati shift with support and lure

With farmers reluctant to look beyond paddy,diversifying Punjab plans assured price for basmati

Online RTI facility now extended to MHA,Agriculture Ministry

Centre has extended facility of e-filing of RTI applications to ministries.

Health Hazard: Find out if fruits,vegetables have toxic chemicals: HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the government to continue surprise inspections of vegetable and fruit markets in Delhi and submit a report on the presence of pesticide residue and use of toxic chemicals in two weeks.