Aug 03, 2017 02:19 PM IST
According to the Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), there is a need to bring in stability in tobacco farm prices and farmers' earnings.
- Aug 01, 2017 06:28 PM IST
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (CFCL) will commission its brown-field project in Kota, Rajasthan by January 2019, Parliament was informed.
- Jul 31, 2017 01:21 PM IST
Despite plentiful rains in most parts of the country, monsoon has been patchy in some areas of Punjab and Maharashtra, prompting the two state governments to initiate steps to stop pest attacks.
- Jul 31, 2017 07:50 AM IST
"The state government is working to provide farmers electricity, water and stable market to strengthen them and bring positive changes in their life," the chief minister said after laying the foundation stone of a multi-purpose cold storage plant in Lasalgaon village in the district.
- Jul 31, 2017 07:50 AM IST
"In order to zero in on the deserving and genuine beneficiaries for the Fasal Rin Mochan Yojana (Crop Loan Redemption Scheme), the UP government is linking the Aadhaar number of the farmers with the scheme. So far, 42 per cent of the beneficiary farmers having an Aadhaar number have been linked with the scheme," UP Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi told PTI.
- Jul 30, 2017 02:11 PM IST
He said the situation in flood-affected states including Assam, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal is being fully monitored and several agencies like the Army, the IAF, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and paramilitary forces are engaged in rescue and relief operations.
- Jul 26, 2017 05:20 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the rains will increase to 98 percent of long-term average in July vs the earlier predictin of 96 percent
- Jul 26, 2017 01:03 PM IST
Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC) is given the responsibility to offer agriculture insurance schemes to those in need. It is run by the Government of India.
- Jul 24, 2017 04:03 PM IST
Despite a bumper crop in the rabi season, farmers in many states are in distress because of sharp fall in prices in both domestic and global market.
- Jul 24, 2017 01:05 PM IST
Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and NCP leader Ajit Pawar sought an explanation from the government about loan waiver announced for the cultivators.
- Jul 24, 2017 07:30 AM IST
The meeting between the panel on loan waiver and bankers assumes significance as Congress led government was facing mounting pressure to implement the debt waiver, a key poll promise.
- Jul 21, 2017 09:35 PM IST
A CAG report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, pointed out many anomalies in the implementation of schemes like National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY)
- Jul 19, 2017 10:08 PM IST
Over 15,000 "farmers and people associated with farming" have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh in the last thirteen years.
- Jul 19, 2017 08:31 PM IST
Addressing a farmers' rally at a college ground in the tribal region of Rajasthan here, he said Parliament can function at midnight to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but no discussion on farmers' issues can take place "even for a minute".
- Jul 19, 2017 03:59 PM IST
"Out of the total outstanding cane dues of Rs 25,836.46 crore for crushing season 2016-17, a payment of Rs 22,807.53 crore was made to cane growers till July 14. This is 89.84 per cent of the total dues," state Sugarcane Minister Suresh Rana said.
- Jul 19, 2017 09:00 AM IST
Besides, HUL is looking up to its trade partners to soon attain "normalcy" post GST and is working closely with them to restore it.
- Jul 18, 2017 04:05 PM IST
However, the Centre informed Parliament that there is a facility has been put in place for farmers to avail concessional debt.
- Jul 18, 2017 01:41 PM IST
"Gandhi will address a historic 'kisan' rally on Wednesday and it will be attended by a large number of farmers from across Rajasthan," she said.
- Jul 18, 2017 12:10 PM IST
The opposition raked up several issues to target the government as soon as the House met for the day and took up the Question Hour.
- Jul 17, 2017 08:35 AM IST
The Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha will be adjourned today due to the death of sitting members of both the Houses and serious proceedings are expected from Tuesday. The session is slated to conclude on August 11.
- Jul 17, 2017 07:45 AM IST
"Farmers having the annual turnover of over Rs 10 lakh are excluded from the loan waiver scheme. The reason behind such bar is that those having higher income are basically earning from non-agricultural activities as well. As they have another source of income, they will be kept out of the loan waiver bracket. We want to offer loan waiver only to those farmers who are totally dependent on agriculture for their livelihood," Fadnavis said.
- Jul 11, 2017 12:21 PM IST
Lower yields or crop failure will increase discontent among farmers that has triggered protests in the big agrarian states in recent months and forced the state governments to waive billions of dollars of farm loans.
- Jul 03, 2017 02:07 PM IST
The companies have been given three months till September to clear the unsold stocks by stamping or printing the new retail price. Last week, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on fertilisers was reduced to 5 per cent from 12 per cent in the interest of farmers.
- Jul 03, 2017 01:20 PM IST
In its April order, the High Court had asked the Tamil Nadu government to waive farm loans obtained by all farmers, instead of limiting the benefit only to those owning less than five acres of land.
- Jul 03, 2017 07:55 AM IST
The state government will open 20 'Krishi Vigyan Kendras' (agricultural research centres) and train farmers in using newer technologies, Adityanath said.