Chief minister Raghubar Das ,union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and others launching ground breaking with 50 companied on food processing during the "Global Agriculture and Food Summit 2018" at Mega sports complex in Ranchi(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Chief minister Raghubar Das ,union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and others launching ground breaking with 50 companied on food processing during the "Global Agriculture and Food Summit 2018" at Mega sports complex in Ranchi(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Interest-free loan, free mobile phones for Jharkhand farmers: CM Raghubar Das

The chief minister said the Jharkhand government would offer mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers of the state so that they could remain updated with the market trends.
By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 08:59 AM IST

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Thursday announced interest-free loan for one year to farmers and six-hour uninterrupted power supply to them for agriculture purpose.

“In a bid to ease farmers’ burden, our government has decided that no interest will be charged from farmers on agricultural loan for one-year. The government will pay the interest to banks,” Das said, adding that the farmers would have to repay the loan in a year.

Das was addressing the inaugural function of the two-day Global Agriculture and Food Summit in Ranchi.

The foundation stone of 50 food processing plants was also jointly laid by Das and Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on the occasion. The plants, being set up at a projected cost of Rs 271 crore, are likely to create employment for the youth and provide the farmers right cost for their products.

The chief minister said the Jharkhand government would also offer mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers of the state so that they could remain updated with the market trends.

“Distribution of mobile phones will begin in 2019 and all farmers will have it in their hands by 2021,” the CM said, adding that his government would ensure separate electricity feeders for farmers and six-hour uninterrupted power supply for agriculture purpose.

The Jharkhand government paid Rs 21 crore premium against crop insurance in 2018-19. “The government will pay the crop insurance premium in the next fiscal also,” Das said, adding that 100 farmers, including 50 women, would be sent to Israel and the Philippines to learn modern farming techniques.

The chief minister suggested the farmers to try and earn one-third of their income from agriculture, another one-third from animal husbandry and yet another one-third from horticulture.

“The farmers, who have barren fields, could embark on solar farming, which would help them increase their income. The government will procure solar energy through grid at Rs 3 per unit,” he said.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the event, Radha Mohan Singh said Jharkhand, a mineral rich state, had great agriculture potential.

“Agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery saw a remarkable growth in the state in the last four years under the leadership of Das. Jharkhand will soon become number one state in fishery,” Singh said, adding that two lakh tonne fish were produced in the state in 2018-19 compared to one lakh tonne in 2013-14.

Representatives from five partner countries —China, Israel, Mongolia, the Philippines and Tunisia — said the global forum would open the door of agriculture development in Jharkhand as well as in their countries.

Maya Kadosh, charge d’affaires, embassy of Israel, said, “We are looking for a joint venture with Jharkhand government in agriculture technology advancement.”

Over 5,000 farmers are taking part in the global summit. The farmers said it was lifetime opportunity for them to learn about new technology in agriculture sector.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met father Lalu Prasad at Ranchi hospital with brother Tej Pratap and mother Rabri Devi.(PTI Photo/Representative)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met father Lalu Prasad at Ranchi hospital with brother Tej Pratap and mother Rabri Devi.(PTI Photo/Representative)

Lalu Prasad’s condition is stable, say doctors; family visits him in Ranchi

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Lalu Prasad is serving prison terms in fodder scam cases and has been under treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi since December 2017.
Close
Two bodies have been taken out of the debris of the collapsed mine roof.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two bodies have been taken out of the debris of the collapsed mine roof.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two die in mine roof collapse in Jharkhand; rescue operation on for 2 missing

By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • Six people went to extract mica scrap from a closed mine illegally and were buried in the debris after a large chunk of mine roof caved in Jharkhand's Koderma district.
Close
Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto(Pic: Sourced)
Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto(Pic: Sourced)

Covid-19: Jharkhand minister recovers after double lung transplant in Chennai

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Only a few lung transplants on Covid-19 patients have been performed across the world and the minister’s critical condition necessitated the procedure.
Close
Marium Gudia, a sanitation worker, was the first to get Covid-19 vaccine at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand.
Marium Gudia, a sanitation worker, was the first to get Covid-19 vaccine at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand.

‘No side effect’: 1st to get vaccine, Jharkhand woman worker gives a thumbs up

By Bedanti Saran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • Covid 19 vaccination starts in Jharkhand with first shot to a sanitation worker in Ranchi.
Close
The principal secretary said that 1.23 lakh healthcare workers and military personnel in the state will be vaccinated in the first phase of the vaccination campaign.(HT_PRINT)
The principal secretary said that 1.23 lakh healthcare workers and military personnel in the state will be vaccinated in the first phase of the vaccination campaign.(HT_PRINT)

Covid-19 vaccine reaches all 24 districts of Jharkhand

PTI, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Covid vaccine reaches all 24 districts of Jharkhand
Close
Carcasses of 13 crows and one pigeon were found in the same area near Chandigarh-Panchkula border. ((HT photo for representation only))
Carcasses of 13 crows and one pigeon were found in the same area near Chandigarh-Panchkula border. ((HT photo for representation only))

Bird flu scare in Jharkhand after crows, mynas found dead

By Harshit Sabarwal | ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:37 PM IST
Director of the AHD Nancy Sahay said that no death of poultry birds has been reported in the state so far. Moreover, Rapid Response Teams have been formed which are monitoring the situation across the state.
Close
Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta ruled out any political differences or political ambitions over the Covid-19 vaccination issue. (ANI Photo )
Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta ruled out any political differences or political ambitions over the Covid-19 vaccination issue. (ANI Photo )

People shouldn’t be made lab rats: Jharkhand minister on Covid vaccination drive

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Jharkhand’s health minister Banna Gupta comments came a day after the central government announced that the Covid-19 vaccination drive in India will begin from January 16.
Close
File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)
File photo: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.(PTI)

After stone-pelting on carcade, Jharkhand CM diverts route to reach home

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:58 PM IST
The attack was made near Kishoreganj in the state capital in the evening while chief minister Soren was on his way back from project building.
Close
File photo: Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Bird flu: Jharkhand zoos on high alert after reports of bird deaths in different states

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Centre asked states to take all precautionary measures to prevent transmission of the disease.
Close
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jharkhand: Couple killed in front of minor son over land dispute

By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:10 PM IST
All the accused are relatives of the deceased couple and hatched a conspiracy to kill them after they got to know that the man was planning to sell a piece of land that belonged to his father-in-law
Close
Jharkhand is one of the worst left wing extremism affected states.(HT FIle Photo)
Jharkhand is one of the worst left wing extremism affected states.(HT FIle Photo)

Maoist shoots Jharkhand villager dead, gets killed with wife in revenge attack

By Vishal Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Latehar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Though the incident happened around midnight, police teams could only arrive on Saturday after they received information in the morning.
Close
File photo: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren.(Hindustan Times)
File photo: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren.(Hindustan Times)

‘Running on posters and hoardings’: BJP slams Soren govt in Jharkhand

By Bedanti Saran | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:11 PM IST
he party released a 28-page report card highlighting the alleged failure of the Soren government in Jharkhand.
Close
Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jharkhand: AJSU Party functionary found dead in forest, family alleges murder

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:31 PM IST
His brother said he had gone to Bokaro on Monday to get his father-in-law’s death certificate
Close
A cutout of Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren being installed at Morhabadi ground on the eve of the first anniversary of Soren's government in Ranchi, Monday.(PTI)
A cutout of Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren being installed at Morhabadi ground on the eve of the first anniversary of Soren's government in Ranchi, Monday.(PTI)

Jharkhand: JMM-led govt completes one year in office

By Gautam Mazumdar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Hemant Soren on Monday met top officials, including chief secretary Sukhdev Singh, to prepare an outline of key achievements of his government
Close
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren(PTI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren(PTI)

Jharkhand CM to deliver lecture on tribal rights at Harvard

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 08:32 PM IST
According to the official Twitter handle of the office of the chief minister, Soren has accepted the invitation sent to him on Friday.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP