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Wednesday, December 11, 2019



Only 37% funds for PM-KISAN disbursed in 7 months

November 20, 2019 12:16 pm

With hardly five months left for the current fiscal to end, there is a possibility that a large amount of the PM-KISAN funds may remain unspent.

Agriculture trade: It’s only sugar ‘n’ spice for India’s farm shipments now

October 31, 2019 3:42 pm

Barring these two, exports of most commodities have taken a hit from global headwinds this year

Karnataka farmers, planters oppose proposed Free Trade Agreement

October 24, 2019 9:16 pm

The proposed RCEP will harm and worsen the trade deficit in the plantation commodities and make things miserable for the sector, which is already suffering on account of low prices and high cost of production, says a study by the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI).

From Xotphool to Xomidhgos, Assam teacher wins Union ministry award for his garden of indigenous flora

October 18, 2019 6:29 pm

In Lakhimpur, a retired professor is nurturing varieties of rare, indigenous plants to save them from extinction. This month the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare will honour this feat.

Pune: Sowing picks up as rain batters state

August 20, 2019 8:54 am

Maharashtra’s total sowing area as of August 9 has crossed 131.06 lakh hectares, which was almost the same last year in August.

Explained: How scanty rainfall could raise food inflation

July 30, 2019 6:58 pm

A report published by Care Ratings on 29th July states that the number of meteorological subdivisions recording “scanty or deficient” rainfall is at a five-year high, the last time this occurred being in 2014. How will this affect agriculture?

NGT asks Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh about steps to tackle crop burning this year

July 09, 2019 12:51 pm

"The concerned states may also file their respective progress reports which may include the strategies and action plan proposed to be employed to tackle the problem in the current year," the NGT said in its order.

Budget allocation to agriculture ministry raised by 78 per cent in FY'20

July 05, 2019 5:28 pm

To ensure minimum support price (MSP) in times of steep fall in rates, the government has proposed to increase the allocation by Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 3,000 crore for intervening in the market in such times under the Market Intervention Scheme and Price Support Scheme (MIS-PSS).

No cause of concern about monsoon; sowing to pick up: Government

July 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal said the sowing of kharif (summer) crops like paddy will pick up as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) estimates good rains in the coming months.

Poultry farmers seek ‘Agriculture’ status under Income Tax Act

June 27, 2019 7:17 pm

KPFBA has made a representation to the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on the need to incorporate poultry farming as ‘agriculture’, among other demands.


The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

November 29, 2018 11:22 am

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Haryana Govt. agrees to give reservation to Jats

February 21, 2016 2:13 pm

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister for State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan on Sunday told the media that reservation to the Jat community would be given in the upcoming assembly session. In the wake of the escalating pro-reservation protests by the Jat community spreading across Haryana, the Home Minister on Sunday chaired a high-level emergency meeting to discuss the further course of action. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi were among those present at the meeting held at Rajanth's residence.

Farmers should use low-cost farming technology: Agriculture Minister

January 16, 2016 5:12 am

Ahmadabad, Jan 16 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that today's farmers cannot be self reliant only by using old farm techniques. Stating that agriculture inputs are costly, he added that it was necessary that Indian farmers should use low-cost agriculture technology to get more crop yield and increase their income.