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Bihar sets aside Rs 300 crore for power line for farmers

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 11:20

Agriculture is the backbone of Bihar`s economy, employing 81 percent of the workforce and generating nearly 42 percent of the state`s domestic product.

Modi flays diesel price hike, seeks subsidy for Bihar farmers

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 19:43

Flaying the incremental hike in diesel prices by the Centre, Deputy Chief Minister Sushilkumar Modi on Saturday demanded a separate subsidy for Bihar farmers in view of their overwhelming dependence on the fuel for farming.

Sushilkumar Modi flays diesel price hike, seeks subsidy for Bihar farmers

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 19:39

Flaying the incremental hike in diesel prices by the Centre, Deputy Chief Minister Sushilkumar Modi demanded a separate subsidy for Bihar farmers.

Farmers` cheques bounce in Bihar

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 14:21

Ashok Pandey, a farmer in Bihar, is worried after a Rs 143,000 cheque given by a state agency for his paddy crop bounced twice last one month.

Nitish congratulates farmers for world record

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 18:05

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday congratulated two farmers of his native Nalanda district for producing a world-record potato of 729 quintal per hectare.

Bihar farmers can kill nilgai

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 22:33

A farmer could kill a nilgai straying in his field, but only after obtaining permission from either the district magistrate or the SDO.

CPI(M) accuses Bihar of ignoring farmers

Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2012, 18:21

The CPI(M) on Friday said the Nitish Kumar government has failed to keep promises made to farmers and labourers.

All agri policies will be farmer-centric: Nitish

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 15:34

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said all policies to be evolved in the field of agriculture would be farmer-centric to promote production, quality and income.

Monsoon brings hope for Bihar`s drought-hit farmer

Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011, 10:29

According to the state agriculture department, Bihar received 682.6 mm of rainfall in 2010 and 871.3 mm in 2009.

‘All help to farmers adopting organic farming’

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 15:01

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said his government would provide all-possible help to farmers for adopting "organic farming".

Bihar farmers to get crop loans at lower rate

Last Updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 21:41

Farmers in Bihar would now get crop loans at an interest rate of four per cent, three per cent less than what they paid, Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Finance Minister S K Modi said today.

Subsidy of Rs 1000 per acre for farmers in Bihar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 18:14

Bihar government on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 88.41 crore for providing subsidy of Rs 1000 per acre to farmers for promoting production of "onion and potato" in the Rabi season.