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Govt`s loan waiver scheme praised by all, says Andhra DyCM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:47

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinna Rajappa on Wednesday said the government`s loan waiver scheme for farm sector and women self-help groups has been appreciated by people in the state.

Rajasthan govt announces Rs 155.50 cr grant to farmers for ponds, tanks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 03:42

Rajasthan government today announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management.

Genetic blueprint of wheat unlocked to boost production

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:46

Here is some good news for farmers as researchers have cracked genetic blueprint of wheat.

614 Gujarat farmers committed suicide in 10 yrs, alleges Congress

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:11

Congress MLA from Jamnagar, Raghavji Patel on Friday alleged that as many as 614 farmers committed suicide during the last ten years in Gujarat on account of government apathy.

Jagan Mohan Reddy sets one month `deadline` to waive off loans to farmers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 20:42

YSR Congress president Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday set a one-month "deadline" for the TDP government to fulfil its poll promise of loan waiver schemes.

Union Budget 2014: Govt announces to launch new TV channel for farmers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 13:39

The government Thursday announced a new 24-hour TV channel dedicated to agriculture sector with an outlay of Rs 100 crore for providing real-time information to farmers.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Govt, farmers waste funds about Rs 8,500 cr on urea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:01

The survey has is batting for bringing urea under NBS and direct subsidy payments to farmers for balanced use of fertilisers.

Digvijay Singh begins fast on issues of farmers, MPPEB scam

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:12

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday began a seven-day fast near the Collectorate here to protest the non-payment of compensation to farmers for crop damage and for demanding a CBI probe in the MPPEB scam.

`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.

YSRCP wants AP govt to waive farm loans

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:10

As Andhra Pradesh is reeling under the effects of deficient rain, the YSR Congress Party today urged the Chandrababu Naidu-led government to act on its poll promise of waiving all agriculture loans for the benefit of farmers.

Relief fund may be used to tackle drought-like situation: CM

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 00:22

Funds from the Chief Minister`s Relief Fund may be utilised for emergency measures to tackle the drought-like situation due to the scanty rainfall in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here today.

Govt bracing up to deal with poor monsoon rains: Hooda

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 23:41

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the government was bracing up to deal with possibility of delayed and weak monsoon rains this year in the state.