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  • 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

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: 44 arrested for violence at Singhu border, says Delhi Police Jan 29, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: 44 arrested for violence at Singhu border, says Delhi Police

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 65th day. Delhi's border points at Tikri and Singhu remain under heavy police deployment in the aftermath of the violence that broke out during a tractor parade by farmers in the national capital on Republic Day.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Section 144 imposed at Ghazipur border, protesters told to vacate, Rakesh Tikait says stir to continue Jan 28, 2021 07:30 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Section 144 imposed at Ghazipur border, protesters told to vacate, Rakesh Tikait says stir to continue

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 64th day. Delhi Police has issued notices to some farmer leaders over the Republic Day violence, asking why legal action should not be taken against them.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Sharad Pawar warns govt, says farmers will 'destroy' new agri laws Jan 25, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Sharad Pawar warns govt, says farmers will 'destroy' new agri laws

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 61st day. The protesting farmers will be holding a tractor rally in the national capital tomorrow

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Centre, asks 'Agriculture is a state subject under Schedule 7' Jan 22, 2021 07:03 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Centre, asks 'Agriculture is a state subject under Schedule 7'

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 58th day. The farmers' union leaders and the Centre are expected to hold the next round of talks today

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farm leaders reject govt's proposal of suspending farm laws for 1.5 years Jan 21, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Farm leaders reject govt's proposal of suspending farm laws for 1.5 years

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 57th day.

  • Budget 2021 expectations | Farm gate infrastructure development can give agriculture sector fresh fillip Jan 18, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Budget 2021 expectations | Farm gate infrastructure development can give agriculture sector fresh fillip

    The formation of 10,000 new farmer producer organisations as proposed for fiscal 2021 can cater to only seven percent of the farming population. Also, the existing FPOs lack capacity, leadership and basic infrastructure for effective market participation.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Centre, farmers' Unions meeting postponed to January 20 Jan 18, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Centre, farmers' Unions meeting postponed to January 20

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 54th day. The tenth round of talks between the Centre and the leaders of farmers' unions is expected to be held tomorrow.

  • Bill Gates is now the largest private farmland owner in the US: Report Jan 15, 2021 10:54 AM IST

    Bill Gates is now the largest private farmland owner in the US: Report

    The founder of Microsoft owns farmland in 18 US states from Washington to Florida

  • PMFBY completes 5 years: Narendra Singh Tomar says 29 crore farmers enrolled so far; urges others to take one soon Jan 13, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    PMFBY completes 5 years: Narendra Singh Tomar says 29 crore farmers enrolled so far; urges others to take one soon

    PMFBY was launched on January 13, 2016 with an aim to provide a comprehensive risk solution at the lowest uniform premium across the country for farmers.

  • All members of the Supreme Court appointed committee have supported farm laws Jan 13, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    All members of the Supreme Court appointed committee have supported farm laws

    The farmer groups have said that the committee included members who have publicly backed the farm laws and have also advocated for them.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls for more efforts to develop agriculture sector Jan 07, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls for more efforts to develop agriculture sector

    Speaking at an event organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), he said having more agro-based projects would also help in reducing migration of people from rural to urban areas.

  • Large number of farmers supporting agri laws; protesting unions must understand sentiments behind farm reforms: Narendra Singh Tomar Jan 06, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Large number of farmers supporting agri laws; protesting unions must understand sentiments behind farm reforms: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Narendra Singh Tomar also expressed confidence that the protesting unions will focus on farmers' interests and help the government reach a solution through constructive dialogue.

  • Talks between government and farmers failed again, protest against new farm bills to continue Jan 05, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    Talks between government and farmers failed again, protest against new farm bills to continue

    With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways linking the capital with the country's north. The two sides agreed to meet for more talks on January 8.

  • Firm on their demands, farmers brave cold, rains as talks with govt remain deadlocked Jan 05, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Firm on their demands, farmers brave cold, rains as talks with govt remain deadlocked

    On Monday, the seventh round of talks were held to resolve the deadlock. The unions stuck to their demand for a complete repeal of the new farm laws they find pro-corporate, while the government wanted to discuss only "problematic" clauses or other alternatives. The two sides will meet again on January 8.

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