Dec 12, 2018 04:25 PM IST
At the same time, Congress leaders are also aware that they have to first put their own house in order before facing the BJP in polls.
- Dec 05, 2018 01:50 PM IST
The Indian crop season is classified into two main periods -- kharif (July–October) and rabi (October-March).a, who assumed the additional charge of the ministry mid-last month following the demise of his ministerial colleague Ananth Kumar, was briefing reporters about the availability of fertiliser stock for the rabi season.
- Dec 05, 2018 09:02 AM IST
It had undertaken various interventions to boost the production of pulses and oilseeds during the last four and a half years to achieve self-sufficiency in the country, a release from the ministry said.
- Dec 03, 2018 11:46 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to double the income of farmers of India over the next five years, said Western Sydney University (WSU) Vice Chancellor Barney Glover.
- Nov 30, 2018 07:35 PM IST
The national conference leader joined several leaders from the opposition parties at Jantar Mantar in the national capital where thousands of farmers from across the country have gathered to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.
- Nov 30, 2018 07:20 PM IST
Backing the farmers' protest in Delhi, he said that the Central and State governments must pay attention to pricing, procurement and public distribution to address farmers' woes.
- Nov 30, 2018 04:56 PM IST
The AAP supremo joined several leaders from the opposition parties at Jantar Mantar here where thousands of farmers from across the country have gathered to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.
- Nov 30, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Addressing a gathering of protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar, he said no one will be able to silence the voice of farmers and youth.
- Nov 30, 2018 03:31 PM IST
Addressing a rally of nearly 3,500 farmers, gathered from across the country in the national capital, Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar alleged the government from the "very beginning has been adopting pro-corporate policies and not a single major initiative for farmers has been launched by it".
- Nov 29, 2018 06:04 PM IST
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- Nov 29, 2018 11:52 AM IST
- Nov 29, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Farmers, from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other states, will march on four different routes in the national capital, starting at three major railway stations — Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin and Bijwasan — and at Sabzi Mandi, their leaders said.
- Nov 27, 2018 05:20 PM IST
Jaitley said they had made this promise both in Karnataka and Punjab, but reduced the waiving of loans to a "make-believe formality", when they found that they cannot do it in Punjab.
- Nov 25, 2018 12:10 PM IST
A cultural programme 'Ek Sham Kisan Ke Naam' dedicated to farmers would be held at the Ramlila ground on the first day of the congregation, where prominent singers and poets would perform
- Nov 24, 2018 07:28 AM IST
He said close to Rs 21,000 crore were distributed to farmers under the loan waiver scheme, while another 27,000 crore were given under various direct benefit transfer schemes
- Nov 23, 2018 08:20 PM IST
The CPI(M)'s in-charge for Rajasthan, Mollah, also claimed that since the BJP came to power in these states, there has been "agricultural distress".
- Nov 23, 2018 07:47 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference here that it hurts when a person holding the prime minister's post lies.
- Nov 23, 2018 03:35 PM IST
Dharampal Singh, the president of Kisan Sabha's Uttar Pradesh unit, said it was impossible for the state and the central government to fulfill their pre-poll commitments to farmers "simply because funds have dried up... they have been diverted to non farmer segments within the agriculture sector."
- Nov 21, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, he cited a media report that claimed the agriculture ministry has admitted that demonetisation has hit the farmers hard.
- Nov 02, 2018 02:25 PM IST
"The present government has for the first time ushered in a paradigm shift in the approach, from growth of production to increase in farmers' income," Mishra said while addressing the 78th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics Thursday.
- Oct 24, 2018 02:02 PM IST
At a rally here on Tuesday, Thackeray wondered if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would declare drought only after consulting the "panchang" (astrological daily calendar).
- Oct 18, 2018 04:32 PM IST
The prime minister was sympathetic to the problem of farmers, said Singh, who is pressing for Rs 100 per quintal compensation to farmers to check stubble burning.
- Oct 17, 2018 01:55 PM IST
After a bumper crop, sugar stockpiles in the country, the world's second-largest producer of the sweetener, have more than doubled since last year. With another record crop expected in the current growing season, India is subsidising sugar exports, threatening to glut the market even as prices fell to the lowest in 10 years on September 27.
- Oct 05, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Kumaraswamy said misinformation was being spread in the state that there is a deadline to avail of the benefit, "causing panic among farmers".
- Oct 03, 2018 11:50 AM IST
The Delhi Police removed the barricades around 12.30 am to allow the farmers, who were stopped Tuesday at UP Gate on the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border during the Kisan Kranti Yatra, to enter the city, a senior police official said.