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Till date, the power department was installing infrastructure or arranging the task through department contractors.(HT File)

Need agri power connection? Install power infrastructure on your own: Govt to farmers

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Barmer | By Manoj Ahuja & Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 10:50 PM IST
While chief minister Vasundhara Raje had announced two lakh power connections for the agriculture sector in this year’s budget, a circular issued by the state government has put the onus of installing power infrastructure on farmers
Farmers wait for mangoes to be auctioned at the Gaddiannaram fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad.(AFP File Photo)
Farmers wait for mangoes to be auctioned at the Gaddiannaram fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad.(AFP File Photo)

Four years of Modi govt: ‘Problem of plenty’, agriculture slowdown challenges for NDA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 08:49 AM IST
The Narendra Modi-led government announced a series of measures to help the agriculture sector, including a Budget announcement to ensure minimum support price and a price-deficiency payment mechanism.
To experiment with technology, the NITI Aayog will start a pilot project on “precision agriculture” using AI in 10 districts.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
To experiment with technology, the NITI Aayog will start a pilot project on “precision agriculture” using AI in 10 districts.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Govt aims to harness big data, AI in agriculture sector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:23 PM IST
This month, the NITI Aayog signed an agreement with software firm IBM to develop a model for crop-yield predictions using AI so that farmers can be provided real-time advisories in these states.
Marginal farmers are those owning up to 1 hectare of land, while small farmers are those owning between 1 and 2 hectares.(Reuters file photo)
Marginal farmers are those owning up to 1 hectare of land, while small farmers are those owning between 1 and 2 hectares.(Reuters file photo)

Easier credit norms for small and marginal farmers

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 11:35 PM IST
Government’s decision is aimed to cut dependence of small and marginal farmers on usurious informal private lenders.
As per the state government records, 70 per cent of the Rajasthan population is dependent on agriculture.(HT FILE PHOTO)
As per the state government records, 70 per cent of the Rajasthan population is dependent on agriculture.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Farmers get 5-7 hours power daily, second lowest in India

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 09:57 PM IST
55% of cultivable land in state is dependant on rainfall.
As per the PSERC tariff order pronounced on April 19, different generation houses supplied 53,021 million units (MUs) to the Punjab State Transmission Corporation limited (PSTCL) in 2016-17. It pumped 51,696 MUs into the PSPCL network, after making T&D losses of 2.5% (1,325 MUs).(HT File)
As per the PSERC tariff order pronounced on April 19, different generation houses supplied 53,021 million units (MUs) to the Punjab State Transmission Corporation limited (PSTCL) in 2016-17. It pumped 51,696 MUs into the PSPCL network, after making T&D losses of 2.5% (1,325 MUs).(HT File)

Free agri power burden: PSPCL projecting higher transmission and distribution losses

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 09:30 AM IST
Eyebrows are also being raised on the power utility availing extra subsidy for nearly 2,000 million units worth Rs 1,000 crore every year from 2010-17, that has cost around Rs 7,000 crore to the state exchequer, since.
Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh (L) welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Krishi Unnati Mela 2018, at Pusa, in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh (L) welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Krishi Unnati Mela 2018, at Pusa, in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Agriculture minister asks farmers getting into politics to help implement schemes

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said allocation for agriculture sector has been higher at Rs 2.11 lakh crore in four years of Modi government, when compared to Rs 1.25 lakh crore of the last regime.
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