Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Cabinet on Wednesay approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, according to sources.

India is agriculturally dominated country, says PM Modi

India is agriculturally dominated country, says PM Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering in Jharkhand.

AP targets 18.2% GSDP in 2015-16: Naidu

Andhra Pradesh government targets to achieve 18.2 per cent Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the current fiscal by focusing on agriculture and allied sectors, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday said.

RSS affiliates oppose changes in Land Bill

RSS affiliates BMS, BKS and Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Monday vehemently opposed amendments to the Land Bill before a parliamentary panel, asserting that land of farmers should not be acquired without their consent.

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 yrs
North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 yrs

North Korea said on Tuesday it has been hit by the worst drought in a century, compounding chronic food shortages in the reclusive country where almost one third of children under five are stunted due to malnourishment.

Ganjam ZP urges for increase in MSP of paddy

Ganjam Zilla Parishad (ZP) in Odisha has asked the government to take steps for increase of minimum support price (MSP) for paddy.

Radha Mohan Singh discusses agricultural cooperation with Netherlands counterpart

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and his Netherlands counterpart Sharon Dijksma on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the pace of cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors between the two countries.

DNA: When will India's dependency on rain end?

DNA: India is an agrarian country, and even after numerous technological innovations, its dependency on rain continues.

Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon
Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon

In a bad news for the country in general and the agriculture sector in particular, Monsoon rains this year will be “ deficient”, the government announced on Tuesday.

NDA govt deaf to farmers' agony: Congress

Accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of being "anti-farmer", the Congress on Friday said that it follows a NAMO policy - No Agriculture, Mal-governance Only.

Anti-farmer steps would jeopardise India's food security: Congress

 Congress on Friday alleged that the "anti-farmer" policies of the Narendra Modi-led Central government were responsible for the "grave" agrarian crisis in the country.

Govt says taking steps to tackle below-normal monsoon

 Fearing a hit on farm output from below-normal monsoon, the Centre on Thursday said it is taking all measures to tackle any situation arising out of possibility of poor rains and has also asked states to be prepared in this regard.

Fourfold increase in energy use in Asia-Pacific: UNEP

A four-fold increase in energy use in the Asia-Pacific region has been noted in the last 40 years, mainly due to rapid urbanisation in China, a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Tuesday.

For Modi's year-old government, storm brewing in rural India
For Modi's year-old government, storm brewing in rural India

Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.

Rahul Gandhi's padyatra in Telangana: As it happened
Rahul Gandhi's padyatra in Telangana: As it happened

As Rahul Gandhi kicked off his padyatra in Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti and the BJP slammed alleged attempts to politicise the farmers' issue and turn his visit into a "grand celebration."

Arunachal chief secretary stresses on making agriculture lucrative

 Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi on Saturday stressed on making agriculture glamorous, dignified and popular in the state.

BJP, Congress squabble over the poor and farmers

The farmers issue has become the central point of argument between BJP Govt and opposition.

Maharashtra govt sets up task force on agriculture development

The Maharashtra government has set up a task force on agriculture development and poverty alleviation to address the issues.

Govt would protect interests of agriculture: Venkaiah

Dismissing the opposition's charge that the NDA government had adopted anti-farmer policies, BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the BJP-led government would not do anything that hurts the interests of agriculture.