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Agriculture Ministry


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.

Government seeks views of states on crop insurance scheme

June 25, 2019 10:12 pm

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

July 26, 2015 2:34 pm

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

January 08, 2015 4:30 am

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

December 12, 2014 3:03 pm

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

Reading the expenditure leaf

January 09, 2014 9:42 pm

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

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

March 14, 2014 11:08 am

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

No onions on plate yet tears as prices double

July 23, 2013 3:13 pm

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

Basmati shift with support and lure

May 31, 2013 3:36 am

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