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Small reshuffle in West Bengal government

West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee government on Wednesday carried out a small reshuffle, replacing Agriculture Minister Purnendu Basu with Asish Banerjee.

Sep 07, 2017, 00:25 AM IST

Govt non-committal on granting nationwide farm loan waiver

The government on Friday remained non-committal on whether to follow the erstwhile UPA dispensation's decision to grant a farm loan waiver across the country, after the Congress made the demand in Rajya Sabha.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

India to support implementation of past commitments at G20

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said India was for the early implementation of past commitments made at the G20 agriculture ministers` meetings.

Jan 22, 2017, 21:09 PM IST
Speed up transferring of agri tech to land from lab: Agriculture Minister

Speed up transferring of agri tech to land from lab: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday called upon farm scientists to speed up efforts to transfer technologies from the lab to the grassroots level in an effort to double farmers' income in the next five years.

Jul 16, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

Ahluwalia says will focus on farmers' welfare

 The government will work towards farmers' welfare and make Indian agriculture globally competitive, new Minister of State for Agriculture, S S Ahluwalia on Wednesday said.

Jul 06, 2016, 19:25 PM IST
Govt won't allow Monsanto exploit farmers; will continue to regulate cotton prices: Agriculture Minister

Govt won't allow Monsanto exploit farmers; will continue to regulate cotton prices: Agriculture Minister

India will not allow seed companies such as Monsanto to exploit farmers and will keep regulating seed prices, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told reporters on Monday.

Apr 11, 2016, 13:03 PM IST

Farmer suicide: Jaitley defends Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, cites UPA replies

 As a controversy brewed over a list of reasons given by his colleague Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for suicide by farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday dug out written replies in Parliament during the previous UPA regime, listing out 'love affair' as one of the several reasons for suicides.

Jul 25, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

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Jul 24, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

Farmers will give strong response to pro-rich BJP: Congress

Congress leader Meem Afzal on Friday criticized Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for his remark that the suicide of farmer was partly due to `failed love affairs` and said that the farming community would soon give a befitting reply to the ruling dispensation at the Centre.

Jul 24, 2015, 20:31 PM IST
Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

 Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will represent India at the 39th session of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which will be held in Rome, Italy

Jun 07, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

Govt well prepared to tackle poor monsoon: Agriculture Minister

India will be fully prepared to tackle the effects of a poor monsoon, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told Zee Media in an interview interview.

Jun 04, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Agriculture Minister clarifies government stand on GM crops

The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

May 27, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

West Bengal govt providing relief to farmers: Minister

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose Monday said the state government has started the process of providing relief to farmers affected due to crop losses.

May 25, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Farmers furious as Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse says no solution to farmland suicides

A farmers` advocacy group from Vidarbha on Saturday locked horns with Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse over his remarks that the government has no solution to stop farmland suicides.

May 09, 2015, 21:15 PM IST

Nagaland CM calls on Union Agriculture Minister

 Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and discussed about setting up of a veterinary college and other infrastructure facilities in the state.

Mar 27, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Rabi crop output may fall marginally: Minister

Rabi sowing starts from October, while harvesting begins from March.

Dec 30, 2014, 19:17 PM IST

Guj minister Babu Bokhiria acquitted in illegal limestone mining case

Rajkot: In a major relief for Gujarat Agriculture minister Babu Bokhiria, the Porbandar Sessions Court Monday overturned his conviction by a lower court in 2013, and acquitted him in a case pertaining to illegal mining of limestone worth Rs 54 crore.

Nov 17, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

Ministries told to expedite budgetary process: Agriculture Minister

We have been told in our Department to start the process now so that funds for crucial schemes are released within 15 days after the Budget is passed in February," he said.

Nov 01, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

Haryana Minister Dhankar condemns Hindu Mahasabha diktat

Haryana's Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar on Wednesday criticized the diktat issued by the Hindu Mahasabha in the state, saying it has no relevance, and there is no need to give the group any importance.

Oct 29, 2014, 14:45 PM IST