Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

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

CCEA aaproves hike in paddy MSP by Rs 50 per quintal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1,410 per quintal for this year.

UP farmer hangs self over delay in relief for crop loss

A 25-year-old farmer died in Faridpur Khas village in Baniyather area after he allegedly committed suicide over a delay in getting monetary relief for his damaged crops, a district official said on Tuesday.

Haryana farmers not keeping luster loss crop for consumption

 With untimely rains and hailstorm causing widespread damage to wheat crop, growers in Haryana are not keeping luster loss crop for their own consumption and bringing the same to mandis for sale, which is leading to more than expected arrivals in ongoing procurement season.

Nitin Gadkari advises farmers to stop relying on God or government

Advising farmers to stop relying on God or government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said they need take charge of their own lives to improve the lot.

BBV: Is Govt's 'concern' enough for grieving farmers?

There has been an upward trend in cases of farmers suicide across the country after unseasonal rain damaged hectares of crops since mid-February this year.

Centre ready to relax quality norms for wheat procurement

The Centre on Tuesday said it is ready to relax quality norms for procurement of wheat from farmers in view of crops being affected by the unseasonal rains and hailstorms in various parts of the country.

Hema Malini demands Rs 10 lakh for kin of deceased farmers

 BJP leader and local MP Hema Malini today demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation for kin of farmers who have lost their lives due to recent untimely rains and hailstorms in the state.

Punjab bans wheat harvesting at night, morning

 The Punjab government on Monday announced a ban on harvesting of the wheat (Rabi) crop with combine harvesters from evening to morning, a senior officer said here.

Govt reviewing norms to hike compensation for crop damage: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said government is reviewing the norms to raise the compensation limit to farmers in case of drought or heavy rains damaging the crops.

Breach in Nikki Tawi river poses danger to crops in Jammu

A breach in the Nikki Tawi River due to incessant rains in the state has posed danger to a large portion of crops in Suchetgarh area of Jammu, an official said here on Thursday.

Rains hit crops, farmers tensed

Farmers across the country are tensed after unseasonal rain has damaged the crops. As there is no proper crop insurance, which can insulate them from these kinds of calamitites, it has been seen as a sad year for farmers.

Winds, rain damage more crops in Punjab, Haryana

 As if the fury of recent rains in February and earlier March was not enough, rainfall and high velocity winds have damaged more standing crops in various parts of Punjab and Haryana in the past 24 hours, officials said here on Monday.

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Farmers commit suicide after rains devastate crops in UP

From Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to parts of Maharashtra, the unseasonal showers over the weekend have dashed the hopes of thousands or farmers forcing some of them to take their own lives.

Unseasonal rain damages crops across the country

The untimely rain over the past fortnight has played havoc on standing crops in the country.

Unseasonal rain damages standing crops

Unseasonal rain in the month of March damages standing crops.

Maharashtra Council adjourned twice as Opposition seeks debate on untimely rains

Maharashtra Legislative Council was adjourned twice on Tuesday following ruckus by the Opposition members who demanded an adjournment motion to discuss the issue of unseasonal rains that have affected the crops and farmers in the state.

Muzaffarnagar: Crops washed away as water in Yamuna overflows

The overflowing water discharged from Hathni Kund barrage today raised the level of Yamuna in Kairana area, damaging crops on the river bank here in Shamli district.

Four killed due to rains; Rabi crop loss to be assessed: Raj Govt

Four persons were killed in rain, hailstorm and lightening related mishaps in the state besides heavy damage incurred on Rabi crops in the last three days, Rajasthan government said.