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  • 2021 South West Monsoon to be normal at 98% of LPA: Met Dept Apr 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    2021 South West Monsoon to be normal at 98% of LPA: Met Dept

    This will be the first normal monsoon in three years after two above-average monsoon rainfall in the last two years, which is welcome news for an economy dented by a second 'wave' of COVID-19 cases and reduced activity due to localised curfews and lockdowns.

  • Economy better equipped to deal with second Covid-19 wave, says Finance Ministry Apr 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    Economy better equipped to deal with second Covid-19 wave, says Finance Ministry

    "As the vaccination drive continuously upscales in India and guided by the learnings of India’s successful management of pandemic during its first wave, India is now well armed to combat any downside risk posed by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases," the Department of Economic Affairs said in its economic report for March.

  • Vulnerable — we were, we are: Farmers say as agri law protest continues Apr 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Vulnerable — we were, we are: Farmers say as agri law protest continues

    While farmers are now fretting over the new legislation, their occupation has been fraught with tension over generations. They have always been exposed to exploitation due to rampant corruption at mandis and by middlemen.

  • India likely to have 'close to normal' monsoon this year: Report Mar 26, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    India likely to have 'close to normal' monsoon this year: Report

    Short monsoon can lead to water shortage across the country, low crop output and higher imports.

  • Time for food-processing revolution in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Mar 01, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Time for food-processing revolution in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Speaking at a webinar on the Budget’s agriculture-related announcements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the private sector should increase its participation in areas such as agriculture research and development, storage and processing, as well as soil testing.

  • 8 takeaways from Q3 GDP data as economy snaps out of recession Feb 26, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    8 takeaways from Q3 GDP data as economy snaps out of recession

    India exited the recession in the third quarter. However, growth was slower-than-expected and for the whole fiscal year, GDP is now expected to shrink 8 percent versus an earlier estimate of 7.7 percent.

  • Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise Feb 26, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise

    The Agriculture Ministry attributed the increased food grain production to good monsoons last year.

  • Economy returns to growth in Q3 after two quarters of contraction Feb 26, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Economy returns to growth in Q3 after two quarters of contraction

    Growing 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter of FY21, India's GDP managed to marginally overcome record level contractions that had gripped it over the previous two quarters. But going forward, uncertainties in private consumption and slow growth in manufacturing, key services sectors pushed down FY21's official forecast to an 8 percent contraction.

  • Agriculture is the only business that belongs to "Bharat Mata": Rahul Gandhi Feb 22, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Agriculture is the only business that belongs to "Bharat Mata": Rahul Gandhi

    "The entire world can see the difficulties faced by Indian farmers. But the government in Delhi is unable to understand the pain of the farmers," Gandhi said addressing a meeting organised after the six kilometre tractor rally between Thrikkaipatta to Muttil in this hill district.

  • Agriculture Ministry allowed to use drones for crop data collection in 100 districts Feb 20, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Agriculture Ministry allowed to use drones for crop data collection in 100 districts

    Listing 19 conditions, the statement said that action may be initiated against user agencies in case of violation of any condition.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights | Solution possible if PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari hold direct talks, says Sharad Pawar Feb 06, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights | Solution possible if PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari hold direct talks, says Sharad Pawar

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Farmer unions held a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 where they blocked national and state highways between 12 pm and 3 pm to protest the internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment allegedly meted out to them by authorities, and other issues.

  • Union Budget 2021: Farm credit target up, allocation to central agri schemes down Feb 01, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Farm credit target up, allocation to central agri schemes down

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised the farm credit target for the financial year 2021-22 to Rs 16.5 lakh crore, in an effort to raise the farmer income.

  • New farm reform laws will undercut MSP procurement, Mandi system: Sharad Pawar Jan 31, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    New farm reform laws will undercut MSP procurement, Mandi system: Sharad Pawar

    As farmers' protest at Delhi borders against the contentious farm reform laws continues unabated, former union minister Sharad Pawar said in a series of tweets that the MSP mechanism should be strengthened further.

  • Economic Survey 2021: Agriculture sector the silver lining during COVID-19, may grow 3.4% this crop year Jan 29, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021: Agriculture sector the silver lining during COVID-19, may grow 3.4% this crop year

    The farm laws are “a remedy and not malady” for farmers from various restrictions they faced in marketing their produce, the survey has said.

  • Budget 2021 could focus on sustainable development in agriculture Jan 29, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    Budget 2021 could focus on sustainable development in agriculture

    India is a food surplus economy, but is not able to efficiently market frequent surpluses in global markets, nor in deficient areas domestically. The Budget could address this gap

  • Budget 2021 | Finance Commission may recommend PLIs for states to boost agricultural exports: Report Jan 29, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Finance Commission may recommend PLIs for states to boost agricultural exports: Report

    The recommendation would likely be a part of its final report to be tabled in Parliament during the Budget session today

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