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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.

Monsoon rains about a third below average in past week

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 19:40

India`s monsoon rains were 31 percent below average for the week ended June 25, weather office data showed on Thursday, the third straight week of poor rains after a delayed onset.

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.

Crop calendars for West Bengal farmers

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:56

Farmers in West Bengal now have a comprehensive guide for cultivation in the form of a `Crop Calendar` - a 15-page booklet that gives them information regarding cropping practices.

Himachal Govt lays stress on trout farming in higher reaches

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 23:13

With a view to boost production of exotic rainbow trout fish in ice cold waters of Himachal Pradesh, the state government is promoting fish farms in high altitude and tribal areas.

Prasar Bharati mulling `krishi` channel for farmers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 09:47

Doordarshan could soon launch a channel devoted exclusively to farmers and agriculture with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati actively considering such a proposal.