Feb 02, 2018 08:20 AM IST
"The government says farmers' income will be doubled by 2022. But it's not possible until the agricultural growth is 12 per cent. Until we achieve that ... It is just a hollow assurance," Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad quoted Singh as saying after a meeting of opposition parties here.
- Jan 29, 2018 08:36 AM IST
Large swaths of the farming community — who make up the bulk of India's population — are growing disillusioned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, as reflected by December's Gujarat state election.
- Jan 25, 2018 02:24 PM IST
So severe and visible was the distress in agriculture sector, which is the source of livelihood for 60% Indians, that it became a rallying point in almost every state election fought last year.
- Jan 25, 2018 08:07 AM IST
The government is also set to launch a "Sweet Revolution" to boost bee farming as part of the broader strategy to improve income from non-traditional agricultural sources.
- Jan 17, 2018 12:42 PM IST
India, the world's second-biggest sugar producer, requires the processors to pay cane farmers within two weeks of harvest. The mills agreed in May to pay the farmers 11 percent more for their cane for the 2017/18 marketing year, which started on Oct. 1.
- Jan 09, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Addressing the Kisaan Sankalp Sammelan at Gandhi Maidan in the Chhattisgarh capital, farmer leaders said cultivators are distressed all over the country due to poor agriculture policies and sought to fulfill promises by the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh.
- Jan 01, 2018 01:57 PM IST
"Telangana - the only state in the country to achieve this distinction in power sector to end the despair of farmers," the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government said today in newspaper advertisements about the previously announced plans.
- Dec 27, 2017 08:49 AM IST
The MP also said that farmers should get 50 per cent higher MSP on crops as a statutory right.
- Dec 21, 2017 03:56 PM IST
The workshop will start tomorrow with an ICAR-NAARM release stating that the aim was to obtain farmers' views and experiences on the subject.
- Dec 21, 2017 08:45 AM IST
Speaking in the Assembly, Fadnavis said, "The banks made mistakes in the account numbers and names of account holders. It leads to confusion as names of a Shiv Sena MLA and a former NCP MP were listed as beneficiaries."
- Dec 16, 2017 01:35 PM IST
Observing that India has a huge population dependent on agriculture for livelihood, he said, "therefore, increase in the purchasing power of this group is extremely important for us because growth of larger economy depends on economic potential and power of this group itself."
- Dec 11, 2017 08:10 AM IST
Presenting the 'Yerarignar' Award (Icon of farm research) to eminent agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan here, Naidu said agriculture universities and scientists should focus on enhancing farm production and diversification in farming.
- Dec 08, 2017 09:00 AM IST
"Around 77 lakh online applications were received out of which action has been taken on 69 lakh applications after resolving the lacunae. The government has, uptil now, approved Rs 19,537 crore for 41 lakh farmers accounts," a statement issued by the Chief Minister's office said.
- Dec 07, 2017 11:09 AM IST
Asking his 9th question in the series, he asked, “Neither loan waiver, nor remunerative price for produce, neither received crop insurance benefit, nor were tubewells installed.”
- Dec 05, 2017 04:10 PM IST
Agriculture provides employment to 48.9 per cent of the total work force in India although their contribution to the GDP is less than 20 per cent.
- Nov 30, 2017 01:48 PM IST
The funding is aimed at providing financial support to ASI for implementation of Farmer Market Readiness Project in Andhra Pradesh, the foundation said in a statement.
- Nov 24, 2017 08:49 AM IST
The Gandhian leader also urged the farmers to launch a "do-or-die" stir for their rights on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi's agitation against the British.
- Nov 16, 2017 04:44 PM IST
The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday said in Assembly that 1,000 officers from the agriculture department will be sent to Israel to get training in various farming techniques that can be replicated in the state.
- Nov 14, 2017 02:33 PM IST
"Integrated farming, with animal husbandry, poultry, fisheries as its extra tool, need to be made part of the government policy," said Jitendra Chauhan, advisor, Union agriculture ministry.
- Nov 14, 2017 12:55 PM IST
The opposition is baying for the government’s blood over demonetisation and GST. The first is done and over with. But its effects are not yet over. The second has been modified to assuage large sections of the population.
- Nov 09, 2017 02:20 PM IST
The banks have not yet submitted lists of nearly two lakh farmers who could benefit from the scheme, an official from the state cooperation department said today.
- Nov 02, 2017 04:15 PM IST
A seven-point strategy including 'Per drop more crop' approach is being followed to achieve the goal, he said at the meeting of a Parliamentary Consultative Committee.
- Nov 01, 2017 02:35 PM IST
Restoration of the pre-2004 pension scheme, regularisation of contract employees after two years, enhanced daily wages, social security pension and appointment of anti- corruption grievances commissioner were the other promises made in the manifesto.
- Oct 30, 2017 03:44 PM IST
They demanded hike in minimum support price (MSP) and farm loan waiver and warned of wider protests if the government remains insensitive to their demands.
- Oct 27, 2017 08:20 AM IST
"The loan waiver scheme which we have announced is the most transparent scheme ever in the country. Every farmer was registered and their bio-metric registrations were done. In just 45 days, we registered 1.05 crore farmers," Fadnavis said, speaking at a media event here.