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AGRICULTURE SECTOR NEWS

Services, agriculture raise growth estimate to 7%; poor demand, weak exports concern

January 07, 2023 8:33 am

This is slower than the 8.7 per cent GDP growth in 2021-22, but slightly higher than the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) forecast of 6.8 per cent for the current financial year.

Credit offtake rises 8 per cent in February

March 31, 2022 11:36 pm

Credit growth to industry accelerated to 6.5 per cent in February 2022 from 1.0 per cent in February 2021. Size-wise, credit to medium industries registered high growth of 71.4 per cent in February 2022 as compared to 30.6 per cent last year.

What India’s farm crisis really needs

March 24, 2021 4:41 pm

To solve India’s deep agrarian crisis, more public investment and government support are needed, not the new farm laws

A high growth plan for Indian agriculture

March 15, 2021 8:53 am

It requires a diversified approach that takes into account peculiarities and constraints of states, investment in infrastructure and linking farmer producer groups with markets.

Exempted from lockdown, agri sector set to grow at 11.7%

March 06, 2021 3:31 am

The 11.79 per cent project growth outpaces the average sectoral growth of 2.9 per cent that agriculture and allied activities sector has witnessed since 2012-13.

Crop diversification policy must address nutritional challenges, bring agriculture in sync with environmental demands

January 18, 2021 3:31 pm

An optimal agri-food policy should look at issues pertinent to not only the short run but also try to address medium to long-term challenges.

Budget 2021-22: Govt should provide additional funds, incentives for agri sector, say experts

January 12, 2021 1:54 pm

The direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme should be utilised more to support farmers instead of giving subsidies, they added.

Farmers are paying more, even under schemes meant for their benefit

September 09, 2020 9:01 am

Each of the poverty alleviation programmes seems to have a recurring theme — being funded by the poor themselves.

Centre prioritises spending towards farm sector; non-priority areas see cuts

September 04, 2020 11:00 am

Rural development spending, for instance, rose 145.4 per cent to Rs 1,02,096.5 crore in April-July 2020, from Rs 41,589.2 crore in April-July 2019.

A straw that is worth clutching at

September 05, 2019 4:05 am

Boosting farm incomes is the best way to combat the Indian economy’s woes today.

AGRICULTURE SECTOR VIDEOS

PM Modi urges farmers to join 'Kisaan Beema Yojna'

February 18, 2016 12:17 pm

Sehore (MP), Feb 18 (ANI): Addressing farmers during the ‘Kisan Kalyan Mela’ at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday highlighted his Government's initiatives for development of the agriculture sector and farmers’ welfare. Modi urged the farmers to have faith in the ‘Kisaan Beema Yojna' and said the scheme has solutions for all the problems of farmers. Modi added that he wants to integrate technology with agriculture sector, as there is a big scope for the sector to be a profit making business.

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