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  • Modi govt 'anti-poor', doing injustice to farmers: Congress Jun 06, 2018 08:26 AM IST

    Modi govt 'anti-poor', doing injustice to farmers: Congress

    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.

  • Farmers dump milk, vegetables on road; block traffic in Madhya Pradesh Jun 06, 2018 07:57 AM IST

    Farmers dump milk, vegetables on road; block traffic in Madhya Pradesh

    They also blocked the Bhopal-Vidisha road, disrupting traffic for at least three hours on the busy stretch.

  • Explained: What is the Swaminathan Commission report and what are its recommendations? Jun 05, 2018 04:08 PM IST

    Explained: What is the Swaminathan Commission report and what are its recommendations?

    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

  • Rs 5400 cr supplied to Telangana banks for farmers' scheme:RBI Jun 04, 2018 04:10 PM IST

    Rs 5400 cr supplied to Telangana banks for farmers' scheme:RBI

    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.

  • Farmers' stir: Madhya Pradesh largely peaceful on 2nd day Jun 03, 2018 10:25 AM IST

    Farmers' stir: Madhya Pradesh largely peaceful on 2nd day

    Mandsaur Krishi Upaj Mandi, one of the biggest markets in the state, registered a massive dip in footfall.

  • Madhya Pradesh govt mulls new scheme to provide relief to farmers May 28, 2018 02:02 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh govt mulls new scheme to provide relief to farmers

    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.

  • Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao launches investment support scheme for farmers May 10, 2018 07:55 PM IST

    Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao launches investment support scheme for farmers

    "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.

  • Government eases credit norms for small and marginal farmers May 10, 2018 02:27 PM IST

    Government eases credit norms for small and marginal farmers

    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.

  • ITC ties up with NITI Aayog to train 2 lakh farmers to increase income Apr 26, 2018 09:38 PM IST

    ITC ties up with NITI Aayog to train 2 lakh farmers to increase income

    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.

  • Govt meets Rs 10 lakh cr credit disbursal target for FY18 Apr 24, 2018 03:21 PM IST

    Govt meets Rs 10 lakh cr credit disbursal target for FY18

    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.

  • MRF to provide rain guarding materials to marginal farmers Apr 23, 2018 08:17 PM IST

    MRF to provide rain guarding materials to marginal farmers

    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.

  • Rs 12,000 crore farmers' financial assistance scheme from May 10 Apr 21, 2018 06:29 PM IST

    Rs 12,000 crore farmers' financial assistance scheme from May 10

    The state government allotted Rs 12,000 crore in the budget for implementation of the scheme.

  • Amit Shah throws gauntlet at Rahul Gandhi on corporate loan waiver Apr 19, 2018 09:56 PM IST

    Amit Shah throws gauntlet at Rahul Gandhi on corporate loan waiver

    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.

  • IMD predicts normal monsoon; Govt expects boost to farm output Apr 16, 2018 08:15 PM IST

    IMD predicts normal monsoon; Govt expects boost to farm output

    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.

  • Raising goats can help India in doubling farmers income: IFAD Apr 16, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    Raising goats can help India in doubling farmers income: IFAD

    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.

  • Gujarat farmers protest against bullet train land acquisition process Apr 09, 2018 04:18 PM IST

    Gujarat farmers protest against bullet train land acquisition process

    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.

  • Maharashtra government yet to pay Rs 480 crore to tur daal farmers Apr 04, 2018 07:22 PM IST

    Maharashtra government yet to pay Rs 480 crore to tur daal farmers

    "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.

  • Commodities@Moneycontrol: Why Skymet forecast of a normal monsoon may not enthuse farmers Apr 04, 2018 05:04 PM IST

    Commodities@Moneycontrol: Why Skymet forecast of a normal monsoon may not enthuse farmers

    Manisha Gupta tells us why Skymet forecast of a normal monsoon may not really be good news for Indian farmers.

  • Comment - Why Modi’s MSP promise to farmers is tough to fulfill Mar 27, 2018 11:54 AM IST

    Comment - Why Modi’s MSP promise to farmers is tough to fulfill

    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

  • Need to make farming lucrative in India: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Mar 25, 2018 12:23 PM IST

    Need to make farming lucrative in India: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

    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.

  • Panel on doubling farmers' income to submit final report next month Mar 25, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Panel on doubling farmers' income to submit final report next month

    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.

  • New schemes in Himachal Pradesh Budget to help farmers double income: Jai Ram Thakur Mar 25, 2018 10:03 AM IST

    New schemes in Himachal Pradesh Budget to help farmers double income: Jai Ram Thakur

    The chief minister was addressing a public meeting at Pakhubela in Una Assembly Constituency.

  • Need to double maize yield to boost farmers' income: Radha Mohan Singh Mar 23, 2018 05:32 PM IST

    Need to double maize yield to boost farmers' income: Radha Mohan Singh

    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.

  • Policy ensuring MSP 50% higher than production cost to come soon Mar 23, 2018 03:55 PM IST

    Policy ensuring MSP 50% higher than production cost to come soon

    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.

  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 3,373 crore from Centre for relief to farmers Mar 22, 2018 06:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra to seek Rs 3,373 crore from Centre for relief to farmers

    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.

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