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'India raised market access issue for agri products with China'

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 14:38

The country has consistently raised the issue of market access and removal of bottleneck for its domestic agricultural products with China, Parliament was informed on Monday.

PM forms committee to review agri schemes for Eastern India

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 20:00

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted an apex committee, under his chairmanship, to review various schemes launched by the government to bring green revolution in Eastern states.

Indian monsoon may suffer severe failure due to global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 15:40

India, which relies heavily on the monsoon rains for its vital agriculture sector, may suffer "frequent and severe" failures in its monsoon system due to global warming in next 200 years, a new research has warned.

Rains stay away says a section @ India Inc

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 18:35

As experts spar over the deficiency level of monsoon so far, a section of India Inc has reason to celebrate that many less rain drops.

Tremendous potential for making Green Revolution successful

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 23:18

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that eastern India had a tremendous potential to make the Green Revolution successful.

Farm credit requirement to be Rs 8L cr/yr during 12th Plan

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 18:20

To achieve 4 percent annual growth in the farm sector, agri-credit of Rs 8,00,000 crore a year would be required over the next five years, according to the Planning Commission.

Foodgrains output projected to fall by 10% in Kharif: Pawar

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 15:39

However, the government expects to make up for the decline in output during the Rabi season (winter sown crop).

'Agflation' may hit animal protein and dairy industry in 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 17:31

Unlike the staple grain shortage 2008, this year's scarcity will affect feed intensive crops with serious repercussions for the animal protein and dairy industries, Rabobank said in a report.

Agri share in GDP witnessing drop

Last Updated: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 12:46

Share of agriculture in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has dropped by nearly 5 percent in the last eight years to 14 percent, due to higher growth in other sectors.

Agriculture growth slows to 2.9% in Q1

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 19:43

The fall in production of rice and oilseeds pulled down the growth in the agriculture sector to 2.9 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, even as wheat and cotton output increased.

Deficit monsoon may pose 'downside risk' to growth outlook

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 14:39

Fall in crop sowing levels due to below average monsoon could have a "downside risk" to the economic growth forecast for this fiscal, experts have said.

Country has got 90% rainfall so far: Ashwani Kumar

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 16:32

With monsoon turning active in many parts this month, Union Minister Ashwani Kumar today said rainfall received by the country during the current season so far stands at 90 percent, which is six percent short of the normal figure.