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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Agriculture ministry

Nov 06, 2019 21:54
On the issue of stubble burning, the Prime Minister directed Agriculture Ministry to give priority to the farmers of the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana in distribution of equipment to prevent such occurrences, a statement from the Prime... read more
Aug 17, 2019 07:13
Although several changes to better implement the scheme have already been made since its launch in 2016, delayed payouts, verification of claims, and disputes continue to be big hurdles. read more
Jun 18, 2019 04:47
Millions of farmers wait for the rains to begin sowing of summer crops, such as rice, sugar, cotton, coarse cereals, and oilseeds. Half of India’s farm output depends on summer crops. read more
Jun 02, 2019 00:59
After Fundkar’s death on May 31, 2018, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had kept the agriculture ministry to himself for the first few months read more
May 18, 2019 13:31
African swine fever -- a disease that kills nearly all the pigs it infects -- has been spreading through Asia from China and Mongolia to Vietnam and Cambodia. read more
Feb 22, 2019 14:19
The cash-transfer scheme for small and marginal farmers ahead of a general elections, India’s first, is a major populist step by the Modi government to offset a challenging spell of rural crisis brought on by unprofitable sales of farm commodities. read more
Jan 27, 2019 19:16
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh had recently indicated that the government would announce an agriculture package before the 2019-20 Budget, to be presented on February 1. read more
Jan 17, 2019 07:17
Budget (or interim budget) preparations are underway in the North Block office of the finance ministry even as speculation is rife that the government may go beyond the conventional vote-on-account presented in election years. read more
Dec 25, 2018 06:58
A smaller winter crop could affect other sectors of the economy since steady rural output and incomes are necessary to prop up demand for manufactured goods. read more
Nov 07, 2018 14:19
The government is loosening its purse strings for its politically crucial ‘PM-AASHA’ programme aimed at ensuring farmers earn higher prices. The prime minister’s office has asked for the programme to be ramped up, as arrivals of farm produce peak in... read more
Nov 02, 2018 01:22
The Maharashtra government on Thursday added 250 revenue circles across 7,500 villages to its list of areas hit by drought read more
Nov 01, 2018 00:54
Drought severe in 112 tehsils; 151 of 358 tehsils hit, says state read more
Oct 24, 2018 16:44
Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Bhisham Singh said the gang had created a fake website “” to advertise jobs in the Union agriculture ministry read more
May 05, 2018 23:06
For a transparent estimation of crop losses, the agriculture ministry has developed an android app and harnessed satellite technologies, such as remote sensing. read more
Apr 29, 2018 23:44
Government plans to look into changing the current policy of using export restrictions on food items to prevent domestic inflation, which is leading to losses. read more