Jun 06, 2018 08:26 AM IST
Congress general secretary Mohan Prakash accused the government of denying a loan waiver to the farmers suffering the brunt of unremunerative prices of their produce in the absence of adequate minimum support price and waiving of loans of big industrialists.
- Jun 06, 2018 07:57 AM IST
They also blocked the Bhopal-Vidisha road, disrupting traffic for at least three hours on the busy stretch.
- Jun 05, 2018 04:08 PM IST
The main aim of the commission was to come up with a system for sustainability in farming system and make it more profitable and cost competitive in farm commodities
- Jun 04, 2018 04:10 PM IST
The Telangana government under the scheme, which was launched last month, provided input costs by giving them Rs 4,000 each for every acre for two seasons in a year through specially printed cheques. There were apprehensions that time about the availability of sufficient cash with banks.
- Jun 03, 2018 10:25 AM IST
Mandsaur Krishi Upaj Mandi, one of the biggest markets in the state, registered a massive dip in footfall.
- May 28, 2018 02:02 PM IST
The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh, an umbrella body of 110 farmers' organisations, has called for a 10-day protest from June 1 against the "anti-farmer policies" of the Central government and to put forth their demands, including remunerative price for their produce.
- May 10, 2018 07:55 PM IST
"Today, we are giving Pattadar (title holder) passbooks along with crop investment support (cheques) to 58 lakh farmers all over the state. This is a golden chapter in the history of farming in India," he said addressing a public meeting at Huzurabad in Karimnagar district.
- May 10, 2018 02:27 PM IST
This move is expected to reduce the farmers' dependence on private, informal moneylenders since there is a high risk of exploitation when borrowing from them.
- Apr 26, 2018 09:38 PM IST
These 25 aspirational districts are in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and partnership is for a period of four years, i.e. up to April 2022, ITC said in a statement.
- Apr 24, 2018 03:21 PM IST
The agriculture ministry will soon bring a proposal before the Cabinet for improving lending to small and marginal farmers based on the recommendations of the Sarangi committee.
- Apr 23, 2018 08:17 PM IST
The company said it has identified seven cooperative societies and rubber processing societies as channel partners for implementing the programme. With four months of heavy rainfall, marginal farmers in" Karnataka were unable to eke out their living tapping rubber" due to their inability to afford rain guarding materials.
- Apr 21, 2018 06:29 PM IST
The state government allotted Rs 12,000 crore in the budget for implementation of the scheme.
- Apr 19, 2018 09:56 PM IST
To a question on GST, Shah said "There are GST problems, but it is not permanent. GST Council, which meets regularly, is solving the problems. It will continue to do so," he added. Addressing problems of SMSEs and MSMEs is BJP's top priority, he said.
- Apr 16, 2018 08:15 PM IST
Nearly 50 percent of India's cultivable farm area depend on the monsoon, making it lifeline of the country's rural economy and agriculture sector that has been lagging the overall economic growth rate. The monsoon will be 97 percent of long period average (LPA), which is normal for the season, IMD Director General K G Ramesh told reporters. The error margin in the forecast is plus/minus 5 percent.
- Apr 16, 2018 05:30 PM IST
The IFAD is organising a two-day conference, starting today, in the national capital to discuss how to significantly improve the goat sector in rural areas, specifically in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha.
- Apr 09, 2018 04:18 PM IST
The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), the special purpose vehicle executing the bullet train project, had informed affected farmers regarding today's meeting by publishing a notice in newspapers yesterday.
- Apr 04, 2018 07:22 PM IST
"The government had planned to make the entire payment of Rs 780 crore at one go, but it was no feasible. We could transfer only Rs 300 crore into the bank accounts of farmers so far. The payment of remaining Rs 480 crore will take some time," a senior officer from the state marketing department told PTI.
- Apr 04, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Manisha Gupta tells us why Skymet forecast of a normal monsoon may not really be good news for Indian farmers.
- Mar 27, 2018 11:54 AM IST
While the benefits to the farming community are obvious, there are a few critical issues that need to be ironed out, or rather steamrolled through
- Mar 25, 2018 12:23 PM IST
Sadhguru, founder of the Isha Foundation which offers Yoga programmes around the world, was here to attend the commemoration of the World Water Day and the launch of the International Decade for Action – Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028 at the United Nations headquarters.
- Mar 25, 2018 11:32 AM IST
The Dalwai Committee, set up in April 2016, has already written 14 volumes identifying ways to double farmers' 2015-16 income level, in real terms, in seven years.
- Mar 25, 2018 10:03 AM IST
The chief minister was addressing a public meeting at Pakhubela in Una Assembly Constituency.
- Mar 23, 2018 05:32 PM IST
While there are constrains of land resources, the only option left with farmers is to increase the maize yield, which can be done by adopting advanced hybrids and best agronomic practices, the official said.
- Mar 23, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Government think tank Niti Aayog has come out with a draft policy after discussion with states and it will be finalised soon after further deliberations, he added.
- Mar 22, 2018 06:06 PM IST
Speaking in the Assembly, Patil said the farmers who have suffered more than 33 per cent crop loss due to these pests would get relief under the package.