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  • Higher investment required in agri R&D: India says at G20 agriculture meet Sep 18, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Higher investment required in agri R&D: India says at G20 agriculture meet

    Addressing a session on the topic 'Research as a driving force behind sustainability', Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar shared that agricultural research has played a major role in transforming India from a net food importer to exporter.

  • Centre to increase database of farmers from 5.5 crore to 8 crore by December with help of states: Narendra Singh Tomar Sep 07, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    Centre to increase database of farmers from 5.5 crore to 8 crore by December with help of states: Narendra Singh Tomar

    In a video conference with the state chief ministers, Tomar asked state governments to create a database for the state using the federated farmer database prepared by the central government and allow linkage to the state land record database.

  • If you're concerned about farmers, allow Lok Sabha to function: Narendra Singh Tomar tells Opposition Jul 27, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    If you're concerned about farmers, allow Lok Sabha to function: Narendra Singh Tomar tells Opposition

    He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued their sloganeering on various issues, including the Pegasus snooping allegations and the new farm laws.

  • 4.2 million illegal beneficiaries received cash payment worth Rs 2,900 crore under PM-KISAN scheme Jul 22, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    4.2 million illegal beneficiaries received cash payment worth Rs 2,900 crore under PM-KISAN scheme

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha on July 20 that while most states have such ineligible beneficiaries, Assam, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh top the list.

  • Government ready to talk to farmers but not on repeal of laws: Agri minister Narendra Singh Tomar Jun 18, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Government ready to talk to farmers but not on repeal of laws: Agri minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Thousands of farmers are camping on Delhi's borders since last November, seeking withdrawal of the new agriculture laws.

  • India's foodgrain output to rise 2.66% to record 305.43 MT in 2020-21: Govt May 25, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    India's foodgrain output to rise 2.66% to record 305.43 MT in 2020-21: Govt

    Wheat production is estimated to increase to a record 108.75 million tonnes in 2020-21 from 107.86 million tonnes in the previous year, while output of coarse cereals is likely to increase to 49.66 million tonnes, from 47.75 million tonnes a year ago.

  • Govt approves 45 projects related to food processing Mar 26, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    Govt approves 45 projects related to food processing

    About 45 projects have been approved under different components of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).

  • Govt says private companies developed 38 farm markets in last 3 years Mar 09, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Govt says private companies developed 38 farm markets in last 3 years

    "Farm laws aim at promoting agriculture marketing infrastructure and supply chains for efficiently connecting farm gates to markets for the benefit of farmers by encouraging investments," Narendra Singh Tomar said in his written reply to the Lower House.

  • Govt ready to amend new agri laws, opposition playing politics at cost of agri-economy: Narendra Tomar Mar 06, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    Govt ready to amend new agri laws, opposition playing politics at cost of agri-economy: Narendra Tomar

    Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at Delhi borders for over three months, seeking a repeal of these three legislations and a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP).

  • Govt cannot implement farm laws as matter is with SC: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 25, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Govt cannot implement farm laws as matter is with SC: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Tomar also added that the government has held 12 rounds of talks with the farmers and they are ready to talk with them anytime.

  • India's foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to record 303.34 million tonnes: Govt Feb 24, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    India's foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to record 303.34 million tonnes: Govt

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attributed the rise in production to efforts of the farmers and scientists as well initiatives of the central government.

  • Govt ready to talk with farmers on 3 laws after unions' response on its offer: Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 24, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Govt ready to talk with farmers on 3 laws after unions' response on its offer: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The government and unions representing farmers, who have been camping at Delhi's border for about three months in protest against the three laws that they see will end state procurement of crops at MSP, have held 11 rounds of talks, the last being on January 22.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights | It's the duty of the government and PM Modi to listen farmers and resolve their issue: Priyanka Gandhi Feb 23, 2021 07:31 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights | It's the duty of the government and PM Modi to listen farmers and resolve their issue: Priyanka Gandhi

    Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 90th day today

  • Nitin Gadkari to launch India's first CNG tractor on Friday Feb 11, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari to launch India's first CNG tractor on Friday

    The MoRTH Ministry added that the conversion, carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions & Tomasetto Achille India, will help farmers increase their income by lowering costs and help in creating job opportunities in rural India.

  • Farmers' protest limited to certain area: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 07, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Farmers' protest limited to certain area: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    Talking to reporters in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior city, Tomar also accused the opposition Congress of playing politics over the farmers' agitation.

  • Govt's offer to amend farm laws doesn't mean shortcomings in legislations: Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 05, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Govt's offer to amend farm laws doesn't mean shortcomings in legislations: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Countering the opposition claim that farmers across the country are agitated over the three new laws, he said that those in just one state are being misinformed and instigated.

  • Farmers' Protest: Centre offers to suspend farm laws implementation for up to 1.5 years ; next meeting on January 22 Jan 20, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest: Centre offers to suspend farm laws implementation for up to 1.5 years ; next meeting on January 22

    In the tenth round of talks, while farmer union leaders remained firm on their demand of repealing the three laws, the government offered to stay the implementation of laws. The farmers will discuss the proposal and take a call.

  • PMFBY completes 5 years: Narendra Singh Tomar says 29 crore farmers enrolled so far; urges others to take one soon Jan 13, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    PMFBY completes 5 years: Narendra Singh Tomar says 29 crore farmers enrolled so far; urges others to take one soon

    PMFBY was launched on January 13, 2016 with an aim to provide a comprehensive risk solution at the lowest uniform premium across the country for farmers.

  • Farmers' Protest : Stalemate continues as Centre rules out repeal of agri-reform laws; next meeting on January 15 Jan 08, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest : Stalemate continues as Centre rules out repeal of agri-reform laws; next meeting on January 15

    During the meeting that began at 2:45 pm at Vigyan Bhawan, farmers carried placards reading, ‘either we will die or win’ and 'repeal farm laws, we will return home’.

  • Farmers' Protest: 8th round of talks today, farmers threaten to intensify stir if laws not repealed Jan 08, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest: 8th round of talks today, farmers threaten to intensify stir if laws not repealed

    In the seventh round of talks between the farmers’ unions and the government so far, two of the four demands have been met with. The farmers, however, insist that the protest would continue unless the agri-reform laws are repealed.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights: Govt ready to consider any proposal apart form repeal of three farm laws, says Narendra Tomar Jan 07, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: Govt ready to consider any proposal apart form repeal of three farm laws, says Narendra Tomar

    Farmers' Protest Highlights: The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' agitation has entered the 43rd day. Sanyuta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farmers' unions, has called a tractor rally against agri reform laws.

  • Large number of farmers supporting agri laws; protesting unions must understand sentiments behind farm reforms: Narendra Singh Tomar Jan 06, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Large number of farmers supporting agri laws; protesting unions must understand sentiments behind farm reforms: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Narendra Singh Tomar also expressed confidence that the protesting unions will focus on farmers' interests and help the government reach a solution through constructive dialogue.

  • Farmers' Protest | Another round of talks today: Farmers threaten to intensify stir Jan 04, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Another round of talks today: Farmers threaten to intensify stir

    The Samyukt Kisan Union, the umbrella body of farmers’ unions protesting on Delhi borders has threatened that the farmers will lead a tractor parade into Delhi, and across country, on January 26, if the remaining two demands are not met.

  • Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4 Dec 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4

    There was, however, no agreement on the two other key demands - chalking out modalities of repealing the three legislation and giving a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

  • Farmers' Protest | Talks resume today, unions adamant on four specific demands Dec 30, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest | Talks resume today, unions adamant on four specific demands

    So far, five rounds of formal talks between the Centre and farmers’ leaders have remained inconclusive. The last round was held on December 5 while the sixth round of talks scheduled for December 9 was called off a day after an informal meeting of Shah with some union leaders failed to reach any breakthrough.

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