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  • Herb plantation helps farmers earn up to Rs 3 lakh/acre Sep 14, 2018 04:14 PM IST

    Herb plantation helps farmers earn up to Rs 3 lakh/acre

    Demands for herbs and aromatic plants such as ateesh, kuth, kutki, karanja, kapikachhu, shankhapushpi have been on a rise owing to increase in consumption of ayurvedic medicines and personal care products.

  • Cabinet approves new procurement policy to ensure MSP to farmers Sep 12, 2018 02:00 PM IST

    Cabinet approves new procurement policy to ensure MSP to farmers

    A decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held here.

  • Opinion | Farmers in India don't earn much; many are terribly exploited Aug 30, 2018 10:35 AM IST

    Opinion | Farmers in India don't earn much; many are terribly exploited

    The current model adopted by the government — of being both the subsidy provider and the procurement price player — has failed to deliver good results. It has made the farmer lose incomes and even self-respect

  • Bonds ready for 26.52 farmers under govt's insurance scheme: Telangana Minister Aug 20, 2018 09:45 PM IST

    Bonds ready for 26.52 farmers under govt's insurance scheme: Telangana Minister

    Reddy held a video conference with officials on issues, including insurance scheme, impact of rains on crops, increased availability of water in the reservoirs following good rainfall and the presence of "Fall Armyworm" agricultural pest in the state, an official release said.

  • Need to boost crop yield using less resources for doubling farmers income: Niti Aayog member Aug 20, 2018 08:30 PM IST

    Need to boost crop yield using less resources for doubling farmers income: Niti Aayog member

    We should aim to get more productivity from less resource if we want to double farm income by 2022.

  • Karnataka cabinet gives nod to waiving over Rs 9,440 cr cooperative farm loans Aug 10, 2018 08:13 AM IST

    Karnataka cabinet gives nod to waiving over Rs 9,440 cr cooperative farm loans

    At cabinet meeting, approval has been given to waiving existing crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh borrowed from the cooperative sector,Kumaraswamy said.

  • 1.11 crore farmers register on e-NAM to sell produce online Aug 07, 2018 01:27 PM IST

    1.11 crore farmers register on e-NAM to sell produce online

    Singh said in the Lok Sabha that farmers wishing to join e-NAM platform need to register themselves on e-NAM portal and can sell their produce on e-NAM platform in any e-NAM mandi of their choice.

  • Integrated farming key to boost farmers income: Agriculture Minister Aug 02, 2018 03:16 PM IST

    Integrated farming key to boost farmers income: Agriculture Minister

    "Small farms (of up to 2 hectare) hold the key to ensuring food and nutritional security of India. Therefore, location specific integration is necessary," he said in the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on agriculture ministry here.

  • India gold demand to revive in H2 as government supports farmers: WGC Aug 02, 2018 09:40 AM IST

    India gold demand to revive in H2 as government supports farmers: WGC

    Higher demand from the world's second-biggest gold consumer could support global prices that are trading near their lowest in a year, although a rise in imports of the precious metal would widen India's trade deficit.

  • Insurance cos to repay with interest for failing to clear claims of farmers Jul 31, 2018 01:02 PM IST

    Insurance cos to repay with interest for failing to clear claims of farmers

    Singh said in the Lok Sabha that the central government has introduced the 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana' (PMFBY) from Kharif 2016 to address risks associated with agriculture.

  • Greater Noida building collapse: Shahberi village ghosts are back to haunt local bodies Jul 18, 2018 02:56 PM IST

    Greater Noida building collapse: Shahberi village ghosts are back to haunt local bodies

    After the Supreme Court cancelled the land acquisition of this village in 2011, many real estate projects had to be cancelled and moved to a different location

  • Madhya Pradesh govt smells opportunity for soybean farmers amid US-China tariff war Jul 16, 2018 08:22 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh govt smells opportunity for soybean farmers amid US-China tariff war

    At the meeting, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed to take the soybean produce to China which is facing a shortfall of 11.5 million tonnes following trade tension with the US.

  • PM Modi accuses rivals of shedding 'crocodile tears' for farmers, says they neglected projects when in power Jul 16, 2018 08:03 AM IST

    PM Modi accuses rivals of shedding 'crocodile tears' for farmers, says they neglected projects when in power

    Addressing a public meeting here after inaugurating the Bansagar canal project and laying the foundation stone of the Mirzapur medical college, he said those doing politics in the name of farmers, did not have the time to think about an effective hike in minimum support prices (MSPs).

  • PM Modi does not care about farmers, only their votes: Yogendra Yadav Jul 13, 2018 05:19 PM IST

    PM Modi does not care about farmers, only their votes: Yogendra Yadav

    Yadav labelled farmer distress an important issue for the election and said farmers now know how to hold leaders responsible

  • Congress used farmers as vote bank, betrayed them: PM Modi Jul 11, 2018 03:20 PM IST

    Congress used farmers as vote bank, betrayed them: PM Modi

    In a veiled attack on the Gandhi family, he said if the Congress had any worry, it was "only for one particular family" and how to make them comfortable.

  • Maharashtra farm crisis intensifies as banks tighten purse strings ahead of sowing season Jun 28, 2018 02:54 PM IST

    Maharashtra farm crisis intensifies as banks tighten purse strings ahead of sowing season

    The government has deposited around Rs 24,500 crore in nearly 4.8 million farmers’ bank accounts until May 31

  • Opinion | Farm loan waivers are bad for the economy, for banks - and for farmers Jun 27, 2018 06:40 PM IST

    Opinion | Farm loan waivers are bad for the economy, for banks - and for farmers

    Data now shows that this elixir of political survival is causing structural damage and needs to be stopped before it becomes irreversible.

  • Most farmers voluntarily giving land for highway project: Tamil Nadu CM Jun 24, 2018 04:46 PM IST

    Most farmers voluntarily giving land for highway project: Tamil Nadu CM

    "Four-five in 100 farmers are refusing to give their land. Majority of the farmers had voluntarily come forward and given their land for the gree corridor project, he told reporters at the airport here.

  • Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam Jun 21, 2018 03:53 PM IST

    Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

    "Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry," Oxfam International said as it released a report titled, "Ripe for Change".

  • Agriculture budget doubled to help double farm income by 2022: PM Modi Jun 20, 2018 03:30 PM IST

    Agriculture budget doubled to help double farm income by 2022: PM Modi

    Continuing his outreach programme of direct interaction with beneficiaries of his pet schemes, Modi spoke to farmers from over 600 districts via video-conferencing, highlighting the government interventions right from seeds to market that is aimed at addressing farm distress.

  • Modi addresses farmers via NaMo App HIGHLIGHTS: Farmer's income to be doubled by 2022 Jun 20, 2018 11:45 AM IST

    Modi addresses farmers via NaMo App HIGHLIGHTS: Farmer's income to be doubled by 2022

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers from across 600 districts through the Narendra Modi App.

  • Rahul Gandhi doing politics in name of farmers: BJP MP Jun 15, 2018 03:04 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi doing politics in name of farmers: BJP MP

    He claimed that BJP will get clear majority in 2019 Lok Sabha polls due to the development that it has done.

  • Over 25 lakh Maharashtra farmers waiting to get crop insurance claims worth Rs 800 crore Jun 08, 2018 01:25 PM IST

    Over 25 lakh Maharashtra farmers waiting to get crop insurance claims worth Rs 800 crore

    The claims of 20 lakh farmers were settled after CM’s direction, costing around Rs 1,500 crore, but another 25 lakh are pending

  • Centre’s bailout package: How should you trade sugar stocks now? Jun 06, 2018 05:04 PM IST

    Centre’s bailout package: How should you trade sugar stocks now?

    The government’s measures are likely to result in an increase in sugar prices and moderate the decline in profitability of mills, thus enabling timely payment to farmers. However, overall profitability outlook for the sugar sector remains weak for FY19.

  • Farmers' loan in Madhya Pradesh will be waived in 10 days if Congress comes to power: Rahul Gandhi Jun 06, 2018 03:25 PM IST

    Farmers' loan in Madhya Pradesh will be waived in 10 days if Congress comes to power: Rahul Gandhi

    "Here Kamal Nath (MP Congress President) and Jyotiraditya Scindia (the State poll campaign committee chairman) are sitting. I want to assure you that within 10-days of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh, the government will waive (farmers') loan," Rahul said.

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