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EGoM could take up crop loan intr rate cut proposal tomorrow

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 20:04

Besides, it would also discuss about a special package for protective irrigation to save orchard crops.

FY'13 GDP growth to be at 5.6% despite better rains: BofA-ML

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 16:37

According to a research report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, despite better rains the growth forecast for this fiscal is likely to be around 5.6 percent.

More rainfall in Sept, to help rice crop: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 13:55

Rainfall next month is expected to be better as monsoon is unlikely to be influenced by El Nino weather pattern, helping rice and other kharif crop, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said Wednesday.

Country has got 90% rainfall so far: Ashwani Kumar

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 17:21

Union Minister Ashwani Kumar said rainfall received by the country during the current season so far stands at 90 per cent, which is six per cent short of the normal figure.

Monsoon to be deficient this year: IMD

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 21:16

The crucial south-west monsoon rains will be deficient this year, the weather office announced Thursday, the first indications of a drought-like situation after three years.

EGoM on drought likely to decide on relief measures Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012, 20:17

An Empowered Group of Ministers on drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, is scheduled to meet on Tuesday for deciding on relief measures to tackle drought-like situation in some states that has led to fodder and water scarcity.

CII urges govt to delist perishables from APMC list

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 18:43

As the chances of another drought loom large, the industry body CII has called up on the government to immediately delist perishables from the APMC list and give farmers the freedom to sell perishable produce directly by uniformly implementing the APMC Act across the states.

Deficient monsoon to put pressure on growth: CII

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 17:10

Indian economy is grappling with high inflation rates emanating largely from surging food prices. A normal monsoon would have provided the much needed relief by easing the domestic supply-side pressures.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 23:07

The government Friday said monsoon deficiency is at 21 percent so far and expressed concern about the slow pace of sowing of coarse cereals.

Monsoon stops in tracks, no advance for 3-4 days

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 17:40

India`s monsoon has stopped and may not advance further for 4 days,weather office said as it reported 26 per cent deficient rainfall this season.

Monsoon to gain strength, heavy rains this week

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 13:22

Monsoon rains are likely to hit the Western region and the peninsular plateau in the coming week.

Will El Nino hit monsoon in second half of 2012?

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 12:21

El Nino and ENSO Neutral conditions have equal likelihood to hit during July, August and September thus raising hope for the agriculture sector.