Agriculture

India, Israel elevate ties to strategic partnership level, vow to combat terrorism, growing radicalisation

India, Israel elevate ties to strategic partnership level, vow to combat terrorism, growing radicalisation

India and Israel on Wednesday decided to scale up their relationship to that of a strategic partnership in the fight against terror.

Jul 06, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi ​in Israel, Day 2: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jul 06, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

India, Pakistan become full members of SCO

PM Narendra Modi said energy, education, transport, agriculture, security, development and trade would be the top drivers in India`s ties with the SCO.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath approves draft of new industrial policy

Yogi Adityanath had gone through the key points of the 'UP Industrial Investment and Employment Promotion Policy-2017' yesterday.

Jun 09, 2017, 12:50 PM IST

Private traders import 44 lakh tonnes wheat in Apr-Feb FY17

Private traders imported 44.10 lakh tonnes of wheat during the first eleven months of the last fiscal, the government said today.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar presents budget, focuses on agriculture, education

Manohar Parrikar presents budget, focuses on agriculture, education

The new BJP-led government in Goa today presented its first budget that targeted an economic growth of 11 per cent in 2017-18 and laid special focus on agriculture, social security and education.

 

Mar 24, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
Modi government initiates discussion on farm loan waiver

Modi government initiates discussion on farm loan waiver

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday initiated discussions on farm loan waiver scheme with the agriculture ministry and some states in line with the BJP's promise at the time of UP elections.

Mar 17, 2017, 21:33 PM IST
Fifth of world food lost to over-eating, wastage: Study

Fifth of world food lost to over-eating, wastage: Study

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers worldwide is lost through over-eating or wastage, according to a new study.

Feb 22, 2017, 00:57 AM IST
Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

The government has set a target to achieve a record foodgrains production of 271.98 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year on back of good monsoon after two consecutive drought years.

Feb 15, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
GST Council to discuss anti-profiteering clause at Feb 18 meet

GST Council to discuss anti-profiteering clause at Feb 18 meet

A critical anti-profiteering clause in the draft Goods and Services Tax law to ensure that the benefit of lower taxes gets shared with consumers is likely to be finalised at the 10th meeting of the all-powerful GST Council this weekend.

Feb 14, 2017, 18:35 PM IST

Role of private sector in building an efficient agricultural chain

More than 15 percent people still remained undernourished in India in 2015. 

Feb 10, 2017, 10:42 AM IST
This efficient fertiliser can revolutionise agriculture, say scientists

This efficient fertiliser can revolutionise agriculture, say scientists

The fast decomposition of urea also limits the amount of nitrogen that can get absorbed by crop roots and currently requires farmers to apply more fertiliser to boost production -- thus adding to the cost.

Feb 02, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
 Agri credit raised to record Rs 10 lakh crore in FY18

Agri credit raised to record Rs 10 lakh crore in FY18

In a major thrust to agriculture, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced a whopping Rs 1 lakh crore hike in the credit target for the next fiscal to Rs 10 lakh crore as part of the government's efforts to double farm incomes in the next five years.

Feb 01, 2017, 17:56 PM IST
Budget 2017: Experts brainstorm on jobs, farm woes at NITI Aayog

Budget 2017: Experts brainstorm on jobs, farm woes at NITI Aayog

Economists and experts brainstormed at NITI Aayog Tuesday on issues like job creation, agriculture and skill development, before briefing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on steps that could be taken in the upcoming budget.

Dec 27, 2016, 14:29 PM IST
Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

The Indian government has allowed farmers to purchase seeds with old 500 rupee banknote from state-run outlets, the finance ministry said in a statement on Monday.

 

Nov 21, 2016, 13:58 PM IST
Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

India has achieved a milestone of producing the highest number of winners in the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship Programme (MBBISP).

Nov 18, 2016, 23:23 PM IST
Onion output scales new record at 21 million tonnes in 2015-16

Onion output scales new record at 21 million tonnes in 2015-16

Country's onion output is estimated to have touched the 21 million tonne mark -- a new record -- in the crop year ended June 2016, the government said Monday.

Sep 05, 2016, 16:40 PM IST
Agriculture Ministry demands Rs 11,000 cr more to implement PMFBY this year

Agriculture Ministry demands Rs 11,000 cr more to implement PMFBY this year

The Agriculture Ministry has demanded an additional Rs 11,000 crore to settle crop insurance claims this fiscal under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

Aug 16, 2016, 16:05 PM IST
'Rural credit should be tailored to raise farm income'

'Rural credit should be tailored to raise farm income'

A Parliamentary committee on Wednesday suggested that rural credit dispensation, including crop insurance policies of the government, should be tailored in a manner that will lower the costs of farming, raise farm revenue and thereby increase income of farmers.

Aug 10, 2016, 20:20 PM IST

Agriculture in 115 Indian districts most at risk from climate change

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Aug 04, 2016, 13:59 PM IST