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Ministry of Agriculture


Three rabi crops see record high production in 2020-21: Centre

February 25, 2021 1:30 am

According to the government, the overall foodgrain production is estimated to reach an all-time high of 303.34 million tonnes, 1.96 per cent higher than last year.

10 economists write to Tomar, cite reasons why Centre should repeal ‘flawed’ farm laws

December 18, 2020 1:06 pm

The letter said that as economists who have engaged for long with issues of agricultural policy, they believe that the farm laws are not in the best interests of the small and marginal farmers of the country, and about which a broad section of farmer organisations have raised very critical objections.

Gujarat prepares for possible locust attack after warning from Centre

May 06, 2020 7:24 pm

The Locust Control Office has issued a warning to Gujarat government in the wake of a locust outbreak in Jaisalmer and Barmer regions of the neighbouring Rajasthan.

Sudarshan Bhagat appointed Minister of State Tribal Affairs

September 03, 2017 8:20 pm

He represents Lohardaga (Jharkhand) constituency in Lok Sabha. With his induction, there are now two junior ministers of Tribal Affairs. The other minister is Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, a sitting MP of the BJP from Dahod in Gujarat.

Out of My Mind: Losing the Plot

May 03, 2015 12:10 am

What is striking is lack of visibility about what government is doing to relieve farmer distress.

Agriculture Ministry cracks down on ‘mismanagement’ in KVKs

August 30, 2014 9:10 am

Mos Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan warned KVKs to improve their functioning or face 'consequences'.

‘Cow protection, better breeding on priority list’

May 29, 2014 12:24 am

Additionally, he announced to launch, in cooperation with other ministries, “Pradhan Man-tri Gram Sinchayee Yojana”.

‘17 districts in Gujarat declared drought-hit’

March 21, 2013 2:34 am

The Ministry of Agriculture has declared 17 districts of Gujarat as drought-affected among the 85 districts in the country.

HC rejects food panel’s claims of fool-proof pesticide checks

March 07, 2012 3:53 am

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected the claims of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that there is a well-established system to monitor presence of pesticides in fruits,vegetables and other food items in the country.

Mozambique delegation visits PAU,discusses collaboration

July 07, 2011 1:53 am

A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Mozambique visited Punjab Agricultural University on Wednesday.