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Implementing GST to benefit food processing industry: Pawar

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 15:45

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the processed food industry is facing problems due to the existing tax regime and hoped the implementation of the proposed GST would benefit the sector.

Onion price touches Rs100/kg; to remain high for 2-3 weeks

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 17:17

Refusing to ban export of onion, the Centre asked state governments to invoke Essential Commodities Act to crackdown on hoarders.

Kharif foodgrain output may surpass last year's level: Pawar

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:15

India's foodgrain production is projected to increase marginally in the kharif (summer) season this year to 129.32 million tonnes after more than half the country received normal monsoon rains.

Cong seeks to play down charges against Sharad Paw

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 20:13

Congress appeared to play down the charges against Sharad Pawar and his family of allegedly being involved in illegal land acquisitions in Lavasa, India`s first planned hill city project in Maharashtra.

Sharad Pawar denies any wrongdoing in Lavasa project

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 17:55

Sharad Pawar sought to dismiss charges that he and his family were involved in illegal land acquisitions in Lavasa.

Pawar-led team to visit 4 drought-affected states from today

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 11:23

The Agriculture Minister will first visit Maharashtra on Wednesday and later Karnataka on Thursday. He will hold meetings in Gujarat and Rajasthan on Friday, the official said.

Deficient rains may lead to serious situation: Pawar

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 19:13

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar expressed concern over deficient rains and said that the country may face serious situation if it does not rain in the next two months.

All-time high 252 million ton food grain production in 2011-12

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 15:46

India will have a all-time high foodgrain production of over 252 million tons in 2011-12 with a record output of wheat, rice and cotton, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday.

Cotton output doubles after use of Bt seed: Pawar

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 13:12

Cotton production in the country has more than doubled to 340 lakh bales after use of Bt-cotton seeds, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

Centre spending Rs 40,000 cr for MGNREGA programmes

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 00:31

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday indirectly blamed state governments for failing to implement Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) programmes efficiently.

Nearly half the farmer households in debts: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 14:31

Nearly half the farm households in the country are facing debt burden, according to a government report.

Govt may table bill to replace cane ordinance next week

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 15:53

The government hopes to table the bill to replace the sugarcane ordinance on prices in Parliament next week, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.