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1.5% interest rebate on short-term farm loans gets Cabinet approval

The interest subvention will be provided to public and private sector banks, regional rural banks, small finance banks, cooperative banks and computerized primary agriculture credit societies for the financial year 2022-23 to 2024-25.

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Updated on Aug 18, 2022 06:34 AM IST

At 6.80%, unemployment rate in India lowest in 6 months: Report

The unemployment rate in India dropped to a six month low on account of a boost in the agriculture sector due to steady monsoon rains.

Farmers busy sowing paddy in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Farmers busy sowing paddy in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 10:03 PM IST
By | Written by Nisha Anand | Edited by Aryan Prakash

A climate shield for India’s small farmers

Water evaporation and shortage apart, such long days of intense heat change how crops grow, their ability to absorb nutrients. In some cases, they burn off the plant itself.

Farmers at a paddy field. (Image for representational purpose)
Farmers at a paddy field. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 06:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India has sufficient fertiliser stock for summer sowing: Mandaviya

Demand for fertilisers is expected to be high this year due to the forecast of a robust monsoon, which waters 60% of the country’s cultivated area.

India has sufficient fertilizer stocks to meet demand from millions of farmers ahead of the crucial summer cropping season, chemicals and fertilizers minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. (PTI file)
India has sufficient fertilizer stocks to meet demand from millions of farmers ahead of the crucial summer cropping season, chemicals and fertilizers minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. (PTI file)
Published on Jun 07, 2022 12:08 AM IST

Palestinian farmers sound alarm over foot-and-mouth outbreak

Palestinian farmers blamed the Palestine authority for halting a vaccinations programme that had proven essential in protecting livestock against an endemic disease.

The Palestinian ministry has officially confirmed around 2,000 animal deaths as a result of the FMD strain this year.(REUTERS)
The Palestinian ministry has officially confirmed around 2,000 animal deaths as a result of the FMD strain this year.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 11:42 AM IST
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