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.
- Oct 18, 2017 03:59 PM IST
Disbursal, in the first phase, will cover more than 8 lakh farmers, Fadnavis said as he listed initiatives taken by his government towards increasing investment in the agriculture sector.
- Oct 16, 2017 01:50 PM IST
To ensure that farmers get minimum support price (MSP) for their yield, the state government is launching this scheme under which, in case farmers get less price in market than the MSP then rest of the amount will be paid by the state exchequer.
- Oct 08, 2017 05:57 PM IST
"The government should not harass the farmers until the state government makes alternative arrangements for the consumption of paddy straw into the soil as per the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT)," Khaira said in a statement here.
- Sep 25, 2017 11:50 AM IST
Mohapatra cited the case of farmers in Gujarat who had shown how better crop planning and diversification have led to increased profits.
- Sep 24, 2017 07:05 PM IST
For uplift of farmers, the government should accord constitutional powers to the Kisan Ayog, RKM president Shekhar Dixit said here.
- Sep 21, 2017 02:00 PM IST
Modi also emphasised that the 'cooperative spirit' should be kept alive and strengthened. Addressing the birth centenary of Maharashtra-based cooperative leader Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar, the Prime Minister said: "It is natural for the cooperative sector to grow and shine in India. There are several sectors where the cooperative sector can help make a positive difference."
- Sep 18, 2017 03:27 PM IST
"There is ample cotton growing in northern Maharashtra and there is no value addition. We are planning to set up nine textile parks there," said Subhash Rajaram Desai, industries minister of Maharashtra.
- Sep 15, 2017 01:45 PM IST
"The chief minister has instructed that the date to receive online applications for the loan waiver scheme be extended by seven days. Farmers can now submit their applications till September 22," the official said.
- Sep 14, 2017 03:51 PM IST
The farmers, who held the demonstration outside Boisar railway station, said they will be ruined if their agricultural lands are acquired for the project.
- Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM IST
At an event organised at Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, farmers were shocked to receive loan waiver certificates with amounts as low as Rs 10. The event was attended by state Minister for Labour and Employment Exchanges, Manohar Lal (Mannu Kori).
- Sep 11, 2017 06:20 PM IST
ITC is getting into the next generation of e-Choupal and expects that its foray into fruits, vegetables and sea food will help it widening the farmer base with which it works.
- Sep 11, 2017 08:00 AM IST
Yadav's comments invited a terse reply from the ruling side with deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya saying that the SP leader seemed depressed and "should take some rest".
- Sep 08, 2017 09:47 AM IST
A state task force recommended last month that Arkansas bar sprayings after April 15, 2018, to protect plants vulnerable to the chemical, after farmers complained that soybeans and other crops were damaged when the weed killer drifted away from where it was sprayed this summer.
- Aug 31, 2017 10:34 AM IST
The decision to pull out of the NDA and the 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance) in the state was taken during a state-level executive meeting of the party here
- Aug 29, 2017 03:59 PM IST
Addressing a seminar on 'Hundred Year of Sugarcane Varieties', Singh said the government has set a target of doubling farmers' income by 2022 and is taking various steps to achieve this objective.
- Aug 24, 2017 09:00 AM IST
"India ranks second globally in agricultural production at USD 367 billion and we have potential to double farmer income and increase exports to USD 100 billion by 2022.
- Aug 21, 2017 03:19 PM IST
The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, according to a PMO statement.
- Aug 18, 2017 12:21 PM IST
Saying that farmers' suicides are still on the rise despite the announcement of the debt write-off, Patole, Lok Sabha member from Bhandara Gondia seat, said the government is "insensitive" towards the problems of the farmers.
- Aug 17, 2017 09:00 AM IST
In April this year, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had approved this flagship scheme 'Rin Mochan Yojana' to waive crop loan of small and marginal farmers subject to a ceiling of Rs 1,00,000.
- Aug 16, 2017 09:15 PM IST
An additional interest subvention of 3 percent per annum will be available to "prompt payee farmers".
- Aug 16, 2017 08:36 AM IST
Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations here after unfurling the national flag, the chief minister also announced the launch of a recruitment campaign for the government sector to fill all critical vacant posts.
- Aug 14, 2017 02:47 PM IST
At present, public investment is below national average in states like Assam, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab and Odisha.
- Aug 04, 2017 08:44 AM IST
The amount is 53 per cent higher compared to Rs 10,498.90 crore received by the ministry in the same period last year, it said in a statement.