Mar 09, 2021 03:41 PM IST
"Farm laws aim at promoting agriculture marketing infrastructure and supply chains for efficiently connecting farm gates to markets for the benefit of farmers by encouraging investments," Narendra Singh Tomar said in his written reply to the Lower House.
- Feb 24, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attributed the rise in production to efforts of the farmers and scientists as well initiatives of the central government.
- Feb 24, 2021 06:17 PM IST
The government and unions representing farmers, who have been camping at Delhi's border for about three months in protest against the three laws that they see will end state procurement of crops at MSP, have held 11 rounds of talks, the last being on January 22.
- Feb 05, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Countering the opposition claim that farmers across the country are agitated over the three new laws, he said that those in just one state are being misinformed and instigated.
- Dec 23, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The minister said any agitation can be resolved only through dialogue as has been the case always in history and urged the protesting unions to fix a date and time for the next round of talks.
- Oct 16, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a record increase in area sown to kharif crops by 4.51 percent to 1,121.75 lakh hectares this year, Narendra Singh Tomar added.
- Sep 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The output of nutri/coarse cereals is estimated to decline to 32.84 MT as against 33.69 MT in the previous year.
- Sep 04, 2020 05:10 PM IST
According to the ministry's data, kharif crops have been sown in a record area of 1,095.38 lakh hectare so far this season, as against 1,030.32 lakh hectare in the year-ago.
- Aug 29, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Between Friday and June 1, farmers planted a greater acreage of every single summer crop than last year, the data showed.
- Aug 21, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The sowing area under pulses went up by 7 percent to 132.56 lakh hectare, against 124.15 lakh hectare area.
- Aug 10, 2020 07:02 PM IST
ICAR has started interacting with global agriculture research institutes on this issue and is gathering inputs about the suspicious parcels.
- Aug 06, 2020 07:46 PM IST
A total of 346 startups in the agriculture and allied sectors are being funded with a sum of Rs 36.71 crore in this phase. The fund will be released in instalments.
- Jul 17, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Sowing of kharif crops begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June, while harvesting starts from October. Rice is the main kharif crop, besides bajra, arhar, urad, moong, groundnut and soyabean.
- Jul 03, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The locust control operations were carried out in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana by locust circle offices (LCOs) starting from April 11 till July 2, the ministry said.
- Jun 11, 2020 07:00 PM IST
The ministry has sought suggestions from the various stakeholders within 45 days. The use of 27 insecticides are likely to involve risk to human being and animals, the order said.
- Jun 02, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The output of mango, the king of fruits, stood at 21.37MT during the 2018-19 crop year (July-June).
- May 29, 2020 08:58 PM IST
It may be noted that sowing of rice and other kharif crops is being undertaken amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Although farm activities are exempted from lockdown rules, the reasons are not known yet for slow area coverage under rice.
- May 27, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The government has placed an order for buying 60 spraying machines from UK-based company Micron, and two firms have been finalised for supply of drones for aerial spraying of insecticides for effective control over tall trees and inaccessible areas, it added.
- May 25, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Wheat procurement target has been set at 40.7MT for the 2020-21 marketing year. Although the wheat marketing year runs from April-March, the bulk of procurement is normally done in the first three months.
- May 15, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Record output is estimated in rice, wheat, coarse cereals, oilseeds and cotton during the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), Agriculture Ministry's data said.
- May 05, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The procurement is undertaken by nodal agencies like Nafed at minimum support price (MSP).
- Apr 22, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Although the wheat marketing year runs from April-March, the bulk of procurement is done in the first three months. State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies undertake purchase at the MSP. Wheat procurement stood at 34.13MT during the 2019-20 marketing year.
- Apr 15, 2020 09:55 PM IST
The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) saturation drive has been initiated by the ministry in collaboration with the Department of Financial Services to cover all PM-KISAN beneficiaries.
- Apr 13, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The ministry said call centre executives will forward the vehicle and consignment details along-with the help needed to concerned state government officials for resolution of the issues, it added.
- Mar 26, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The Union agriculture ministry is in constant touch with state governments in charge of agriculture marketing and APMC (Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee) or wholesale mandi boards to take proactive measures to ensure supply of essential vegetables and fruits is not hit during the lockdown period.