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Ministry of Agriculture


Find out reasons for falling farmer income, take corrective steps: House panel to Govt

March 25, 2022 2:47 am

The committee has also expressed displeasure over the surrender of funds -- Rs 67929.10 crore -- by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare (DAF&W) during the last three years.

India's foodgrains production has been rising since 2017. The challenge now is to transfer benefits to farmers

February 21, 2022 9:40 am

The ironic — and troublesome — aspect of India’s sustained increase in farm production in the past 5-6 years has been the concurrent rise in farmers’ distress as the terms of trade have worsened.

Foodgrain production likely to hit record high for 2021-22: govt

February 17, 2022 8:08 am

The estimated foodgrains production for agricultural year 2021-22 (July-June) is 1.71 per cent higher than 310.74 million tonnes recorded in 2020-21 and the target set for the current year, show the estimates.

Food grain production estimated to reach new high of 150 million tonnes in 2021-22: Centre

September 22, 2021 7:39 am

However, kharif oilseed production is estimated at 2.33 million, which is lower than its target of 26 million tonnes and last year’s production of 24.03 million tonnes.

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'.