Agriculture

Opinion: Budget 2018 was more than just about elections, it may lead to long-term growth

We may be looking at the Budget from the wrong angle.

Feb 03, 2018, 11:48 AM IST

Budget 2018 implies enough had been done for corporate India

There were sufficient hints in recent months and so nobody can claim surprise over the Union Budget 2018-19 offerings. The Gujarat Assembly election result had demonstrated that rural voters were upset with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP had fared less well than it had expected in village local body elections in some states. 

Feb 01, 2018, 19:40 PM IST

Arun Jaitley talked of a 'paradigm shift' in India's agriculture. Can Union Budget 2018 make it happen?

Though Jaitley made his government's goal clear, there was little clarity on how to get there.

Feb 01, 2018, 19:25 PM IST
Challenges before Modi government in Jaitley's Union Budget 2018

Challenges before Modi government in Jaitley's Union Budget 2018

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is slated to present Union Budget 2018 on Thursday.

Jan 31, 2018, 22:37 PM IST

Republic Day Edit | Sowing an idea for agriculture

Making tools and technology available to farmers is a long-term solution to their problems, not steroid injections of 'higher prices'.

Jan 26, 2018, 19:37 PM IST
Agriculture top priority, GDP gains must reach farmers: Arun Jaitley

Agriculture top priority, GDP gains must reach farmers: Arun Jaitley

The agriculture sector is a foremost priority for the government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.

Jan 14, 2018, 18:58 PM IST
Cabinet allows export of all varieties of pulses

Cabinet allows export of all varieties of pulses

Opening of export of all types of pulses will help the farmer to dispose off their products at remunerative prices and also encourage them to expand the area of sowing.

Nov 16, 2017, 17:08 PM IST
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