Feb 28, 2011 01:01 PM IST
Spending on, critical rural, infrastructure, and social security, schemes – eg, NREGA, Bharat Nirman have been been increased by Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 58,000 crore given the government’s commitment towards inclusive growth.
- Feb 28, 2011 12:38 PM IST
In a bonanza to the farming community, the government today announced loans at interest rate of four per cent -- three per cent less than market rate -- for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1 lakh crore.
- Feb 04, 2011 09:05 AM IST
India's efforts to calm inflation by allowing easier imports and restricting exports of key foodstuffs are disappointing farmers who are keen to exploit global high prices and say structural reforms are the way ahead.
- Jan 22, 2011 11:55 AM IST
An increasing number of farmers will try to claim a share of France's renewable energy sector to help cope with farm price volatility and counter environmental criticism that has tarnished their rural image.
- Jan 03, 2011 08:11 AM IST
Opium prices have almost doubled after a blight halved production in 2010, Afghan officials said on Sunday, raising fears more farmers would turn to the illicit crop in the absence of profitable alternatives.