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  • WB govt aims to procure 52 lakh MT of paddy by September Feb 20, 2017 10:02 AM IST

    WB govt aims to procure 52 lakh MT of paddy by September

    Earlier farmers were able to sell 90 quintal of paddy in a year but as per the new decision there will be no limit on the sale of paddy by farmers, the official said.

  • Develop agri-model to double farmers' income: Min tells ICAR Feb 14, 2017 07:46 PM IST

    Develop agri-model to double farmers' income: Min tells ICAR

    Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today asked over 100 ICAR institutes to develop economically feasible models to help farmers double their income.

  • Farmers hit as tur dal shops remain shut in Maharashtra Feb 13, 2017 12:50 PM IST

    Farmers hit as tur dal shops remain shut in Maharashtra

    Tur dal yards remain shut down across market yards in Maharashtra, despite the fact that minimum support price (MSP) of the lentil continued to fall steadily.

  • PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav over alliance Feb 10, 2017 02:16 PM IST

    PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav over alliance

    Addressing a rally a day before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls for the first phase, Modi accused the Akhilesh government of abusing power to stifle the opposition and vowed to take action if the BJP takes power in the state.

  • Farmers are facing 'burey din': Rahul Gandhi Feb 08, 2017 04:30 PM IST

    Farmers are facing 'burey din': Rahul Gandhi

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his promise of "achche din" had come true only for industrialists as the country's farmers were facing with "burey din".

  • IFFCO partners BoB to issue co-branded debit card for farmers Feb 08, 2017 02:10 PM IST

    IFFCO partners BoB to issue co-branded debit card for farmers

    IFFCO and Bank of Baroda yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard. The pact was signed by Yogendra Kumar, General Manager (Marketing), IFFCO and GB Panda, General Manager (government relationships), Bank of Baroda.

  • Bank of Baroda,IFFCO come together, launch co-branded debit card Feb 08, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Bank of Baroda,IFFCO come together, launch co-branded debit card

    BoB is promoting cashless transactions and as such, intends to have arrangement with IFFCO for issuance of co-branded cards to the farmers, a joint statement said.

  • No state has approached us for procurement of tomatoes: Centre Feb 07, 2017 03:48 PM IST

    No state has approached us for procurement of tomatoes: Centre

    "Government is aware that there has been an increase in production of tomato in the current year because of which prices at few centres are low," Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh informed the Lok Sabha.

  • SAFL sets target to disburse Rs 300 cr loan to farmers in FY18 Feb 03, 2017 07:18 PM IST

    SAFL sets target to disburse Rs 300 cr loan to farmers in FY18

    Private sector NBFC Sustainable Agro Commercial Finance Limited (SAFL) has set the target to provide loan worth Rs 300 crore to farmers in financial year 2017-18.

  • Tobacco farmers disappointed by hike in excise on cigarettes Feb 03, 2017 01:54 PM IST

    Tobacco farmers disappointed by hike in excise on cigarettes

    The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a body representing farmers across states, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat, said the increase in excise duty on cigarettes will lead to further drop in earnings of domestic tobacco growers.

  • Budget 2017: India is open for biz, says Piyush Goyal to investors Feb 02, 2017 10:30 PM IST

    Budget 2017: India is open for biz, says Piyush Goyal to investors

    India is open for business and now the ball is in your court, said Piyush Goyal, while talking to people about the Union Budget that was presented yesterday. He said that it depends on the entrepreneurs whether they are willing to take the first mover advantage.

  • Govt needs to reduce risk, increase reward for farmers: Pro Feb 02, 2017 04:51 PM IST

    Govt needs to reduce risk, increase reward for farmers: Pro

    The government in its Budget has given attention to rural and farm reforms, which was needed, said Siraj A Chaudhry, CMD of the Cargill India.

  • Hailstorm-hit farmers to get Rs 25,000 assistance from MP govt Jan 30, 2017 12:54 PM IST

    Hailstorm-hit farmers to get Rs 25,000 assistance from MP govt

    "An amount of Rs 25,000 as financial assistance for the marriage of their daughters would be given to the farmers who suffered fifty percent crop loss. The government would also facilitate the farmers to get loans next year," Chouhan said while meeting the hailstorm affected farmers at Bamore village in the state's Morena district yesterday.

  • Nabard to raise Rs 20k cr for on-lending to co-op banks Jan 24, 2017 05:08 PM IST

    Nabard to raise Rs 20k cr for on-lending to co-op banks

    Cabinet today permitted Nabard to raise about Rs 20,000 crore from the market for on-lending to cooperative banks at 4.5 percent interest with an aim to provide cheaper crop loans to farmers.

  • Govt waives Rs 660.50 cr interest on crop loans for Nov-Dec Jan 24, 2017 02:52 PM IST

    Govt waives Rs 660.50 cr interest on crop loans for Nov-Dec

    A decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to help farmers who faced hardships because of scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from November 8 mid-night.

  • Budget 2017: FM Arun Jaitley likely to include sops for agriculture sector Jan 23, 2017 01:32 PM IST

    Budget 2017: FM Arun Jaitley likely to include sops for agriculture sector

    The measures may include continuing with a scheme to give concessional loans to farmers, incentives for states to computerize primary agricultural credit societies (PACSs) and higher allocations to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the official told Mint, requesting anonymity.

  • Kwality partners Bank of Baroda for Rs 4k cr loan to farmers Jan 20, 2017 06:00 PM IST

    Kwality partners Bank of Baroda for Rs 4k cr loan to farmers

    Dairy firm Kwality Ltd today said it has signed an agreement with Bank of Baroda for providing Rs 4,000 crore loans to the former's one lakh farmers from whom the company procures milk.

  • India set for slowest growth as demonetisation dents economy Jan 18, 2017 09:30 AM IST

    India set for slowest growth as demonetisation dents economy

    The country's Central Statistics Office amended the way India counted its gross domestic product (GDP) numbers in January 2015, amending the base year to 2011-2012 from 2004-2005.

  • Insecticides inks pact with ICAR-IARI to train farmers Jan 17, 2017 03:54 PM IST

    Insecticides inks pact with ICAR-IARI to train farmers

    The company has "signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through IIL Foundation with ICAR-IARI (the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi), the government's apex agriculture research body, to train farmers and inculcate the best farming practices among the farming community."

  • Govt prioritising projects in farmer suicide regions: Minister Jan 13, 2017 12:28 PM IST

    Govt prioritising projects in farmer suicide regions: Minister

    Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of of the BJP state executive here yesterday, the minister said the government has decided to take up projects in these regions on priority and finish them so as to provide relief to farmers.

  • Budget 2017 may tweak AIF tax norms to attract inflows Jan 11, 2017 09:13 PM IST

    Budget 2017 may tweak AIF tax norms to attract inflows

    Some of the proposals may draw upon the recommendations that a Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) panel on Alternative Investment Funds(AIFs) headed by Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy had made last year.

  • Budget 2017: FM seen upping tax-free threshold, 80C exemption limit Jan 11, 2017 09:13 PM IST

    Budget 2017: FM seen upping tax-free threshold, 80C exemption limit

    The government is working on the assumption that in times of cash crunch, the best way to achieve higher spending is by raising disposable income through tax breaks.

  • Budget 2017 likely to outline GST details, rollout date Jan 11, 2017 09:10 PM IST

    Budget 2017 likely to outline GST details, rollout date

    With the original deadline of April rolling out the new indirect tax system looks missed for now, Finance minister Arun Jaitley is widely expected to announce GST's implementation schedule in the upcoming budget 2017-18.

  • Post Budget merger, what will FM have in store for Railways? Jan 11, 2017 08:59 PM IST

    Post Budget merger, what will FM have in store for Railways?

    The proximate reason for the abandoning the 92-year-old practice of a separate railway budget from 2017-18 may have been hastened by the state-transportation giant's delicate balance sheet.

  • Here's how Budget 2017 may be a booster shot for startups Jan 11, 2017 08:47 PM IST

    Here's how Budget 2017 may be a booster shot for startups

    Budget 2017 may contain some good news for start-ups. Finance minister Arun Jaitley may announce a string of initiatives to support the country's start-ups, including widening of the tax-free regime to five years from three years and faster procedural clearances.

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