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Monsoon deficit comes down; good rains likely in coming days

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:25

Deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days that will help complete sowing operations, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

Hoarding to be non-bailable offence; fund to stabilise prices

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:03

Seeking to check rising prices, the government on Friday decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence and set up a price stabilisation fund to enable states to undertake market intervention.

Centre to discuss on food inflation with state food ministers today

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 08:50

In order to control food inflation, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers on Friday to discuss other possible ways to rein in prices effectively in the backdrop of poor monsoon this year.

`Monsoon to be in parts but no drought-like situation`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:01

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday disagreed with his cabinet colleague and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh over the looming drought-like situation but conceded monsoon could be weak in some parts of the country.

Monsoon to pick up next week; govt prepared for shortfall

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 22:25

Expecting the monsoon to pick up pace next week, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said the government is prepared to deal with any eventuality in case of a shortfall.

Parts of western India may witness drought due to poor rains: Agriculture Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:33

It seems tough times are ahead for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in the month of June.

Worst impact of poor monsoon likely to be in west India: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 17:26

The worst impact of a sub-normal monsoon is likely to be in western India, with possible drought-like conditions in some areas, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Tuesday.

Dutch Ambassador briefs AgriMin on Indo-Dutch agri cooperation

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:58

Dutch Ambassador Alhponsus Stoelinga today called on Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today and briefed him about the current status of Indo- Dutch agriculture cooperation.

Agriculture minister to ICRISAT: Need to take research to farmers doorsteps

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 13:08

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has exhorted the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) to take research and technology to the doorstep of farmers.

Centre planning to evolve policy for aquaculture growth

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:11

Observing that potential resources for `blue revolution` in the country should be fully exploited, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said the government is planning to evolve a policy for aquaculture growth.

New crop insurance policy in the offing: Agriculture Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 19:35

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday said the Central government is working on a new crop insurance scheme to help farmers tackle flood, drought and plant diseases in a better manner.

Centre may launch pilot scheme on organic farming

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:56

The Centre may consider pilot programmes on organic farming based on successful experiments conducted in Karnataka.