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  • Spending on rural welfare in FY20-21 up to August highest in last 5 years - Govt data Oct 01, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Spending on rural welfare in FY20-21 up to August highest in last 5 years - Govt data

    As per the government's data, total expenditure by the agriculture ministry more than doubled year-on-year in FY 21 till August. Government spending for the ministry till August this financial year stood at Rs 61,883 crore, against Rs 38,324 crore for the same period a year ago

  • PM KISAN scam in Tamil Nadu: What is the scheme about, are all farmers eligible for aid, and other details Sep 09, 2020 06:46 PM IST

    PM KISAN scam in Tamil Nadu: What is the scheme about, are all farmers eligible for aid, and other details

    Under the PM Kisan scheme, the government provides a sum of Rs 6,000 per family per year to all landholding farmers' families, payable in three installments of Rs 2,000 every four months.

  • PM Modi to launch financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund today Aug 09, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    PM Modi to launch financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also release the sixth instalment of funds of Rs 17,000 crore to 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme.

  • Centre procures 5.03 lakh tonnes of pulses, oilseeds under PSS so far May 13, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    Centre procures 5.03 lakh tonnes of pulses, oilseeds under PSS so far

    The procurement is undertaken by nodal agencies like Nafed at minimum support price (MSP). Only fair average quality commodity is purchased under the scheme.

  • Govt disburses Rs 18,253 crore to 9.13 crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme during lockdown May 09, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Govt disburses Rs 18,253 crore to 9.13 crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme during lockdown

    Under the PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme, each farmer gets Rs 6,000 in a year in three equal installments directly in bank account.

  • Govt disburses Rs 15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN during lockdown Apr 10, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Govt disburses Rs 15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN during lockdown

    In order to give immediate relief to farmers affected by the nationwide lockdown, the government had on March 27 promised to transfer the first installment of Rs 2,000 to each of 8.69 crore beneficiaries under the scheme, in the first week of April.

  • Govt launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan Feb 24, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Govt launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan

    Launching the mobile app, Tomar said this has been developed to broaden the reach of the scheme, which is playing an important role in achieving the target of doubling farmers income by 2022.

  • Budget 2020 | Economic revival has agriculture as a good starting point Jan 21, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    Budget 2020 | Economic revival has agriculture as a good starting point

    Since the general elections, the agriculture sector has taken a back seat as the economy has itself touched new lows

  • Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from December onwards: Centre Dec 10, 2019 06:00 PM IST

    Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from December onwards: Centre

    Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing Rs 6,000 per annum in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers. The amount is directly transferred into the bank accounts of beneficiaries.

  • Odisha reduces Kalia assistance to Rs 4,000 from Rs 10,000 Dec 07, 2019 05:51 PM IST

    Odisha reduces Kalia assistance to Rs 4,000 from Rs 10,000

    The decision to reduce the Kalia assistance was taken after the Odisha government merged the Kalia scheme with the Centres Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), launched in February 2019, they said.

  • PM-KISAN scheme: Only 37 percent funds disbursed in FY20 Nov 20, 2019 02:52 PM IST

    PM-KISAN scheme: Only 37 percent funds disbursed in FY20

    Against the initial projection of 14.5 beneficiaries, only 50 percent – 7.26 crore farmers – have benefited from the scheme so far

  • Policy | Has PM-Kisan belied expectations? Oct 17, 2019 09:44 AM IST

    Policy | Has PM-Kisan belied expectations?

    The government has not shown any serious intent to undertake major reforms in agriculture sector. Till then, it seems unlikely that the central and state governments will be able to discontinue any of the direct income support schemes.

  • Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-KISAN scheme to November 30 Oct 09, 2019 02:40 PM IST

    Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-KISAN scheme to November 30

    The decision was taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Centre gives farmers direct access to PM-KISAN; move aims to circumvent state opposition: Report Sep 25, 2019 02:23 PM IST

    Centre gives farmers direct access to PM-KISAN; move aims to circumvent state opposition: Report

    The Ministry has notified states that farmers will now be allowed to directly enrol for the scheme by self-declaring landholdings

  • Centre will cover 10 crore farmers under PM-Kisan by year-end: Narendra Singh Tomar Aug 09, 2019 01:53 PM IST

    Centre will cover 10 crore farmers under PM-Kisan by year-end: Narendra Singh Tomar

    Initially, the scheme was designed to cover an estimated 12.5 crore small and marginal farmers holding land up to 2 hectares.

  • Over 2.69 lakh farmers fail to get 1st tranche under PM-KISAN Jul 19, 2019 03:55 PM IST

    Over 2.69 lakh farmers fail to get 1st tranche under PM-KISAN

    Stating that many states have rolled out the scheme, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala urged the West Bengal and Delhi governments to implement the scheme at the earliest and ensure benefits reach farmers.

  • Policy Point | The challenge of rising agri-commodity prices and a deficient monsoon Jun 13, 2019 01:04 PM IST

    Policy Point | The challenge of rising agri-commodity prices and a deficient monsoon

    The government must create a balance between keeping the consumer prices under check and ensuring remunerative prices to all farmers.

  • Budget 2019 | Why problems in the agrarian economy need long term solutions Jun 12, 2019 02:16 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Why problems in the agrarian economy need long term solutions

    Making PM-KISAN universal will solve the identification problem to an extent and make its implementation easier.

  • Budget 2019 | Expect a higher outlay for agriculture, rural sectors Jun 11, 2019 10:07 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | Expect a higher outlay for agriculture, rural sectors

    On the ground, farming operations cannot be carried out without agricultural labour. Neither PM-Kisan nor the pension scheme has anything for them.

  • PM-Kisan scheme extension likely to benefit over 8 lakh large farmers: Report Jun 04, 2019 10:25 AM IST

    PM-Kisan scheme extension likely to benefit over 8 lakh large farmers: Report

    The extension of the scheme was announced on May 31 when the two-hectare cap was removed

  • BJP Kisan Morcha hails extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers as 'historic decision' Jun 01, 2019 07:35 PM IST

    BJP Kisan Morcha hails extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers as 'historic decision'

    At a press conference held at the BJP headquarters here, president of the party's farmer wing Virendra Singh Mast said his outfit is organising district-level programmes across the county to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Policy | Why the MSP is not lifting agricultural prices May 06, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Policy | Why the MSP is not lifting agricultural prices

    Nafed and other agencies are sitting over 35 lakh tonnes of pulses procured over the last three years.

  • Cautious finance ministry takes careful steps to avoid EC ire Mar 28, 2019 10:21 AM IST

    Cautious finance ministry takes careful steps to avoid EC ire

    The government had scheduled a press conference to announce the H1 borrowing calendar for FY 20, but cancelled it at the last moment because of the model code of conduct

  • P Chidambaram terms PM Kisan scheme as 'bribe for votes' Feb 24, 2019 09:50 AM IST

    P Chidambaram terms PM Kisan scheme as 'bribe for votes'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24 will launch the Rs 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, by transferring the first instalment of Rs 2,000 each to over one crore farmers.

  • PM-KISAN to provide multiple benefits to farmers: CEA Feb 17, 2019 12:54 PM IST

    PM-KISAN to provide multiple benefits to farmers: CEA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally launch the scheme at a farmers' rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on February 24.

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