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Union Budget 2014-15: NDA govt targets 4% growth in agriculture

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:02

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said while presenting the Union Budget 2014-15 that his government was aiming for a sustained growth rate of 4 percent in agriculture.

India's GDP growth will not be less than 5% in 2013-14: FM

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 17:29

The minister said he was particularly happy that agriculture growth has been estimated at 4.6 percent for 2013-14.

FM satisfied with 4.9% growth, expects pick up in next fiscal

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:02

Chidambaram said he was particularly happy that agriculture growth has been estimated at 4.6 percent for 2013-14.

India's economic growth pegged at 4.9% in 2013-14

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:54

For 2013-14, the CSO has projected a growth rate of 4.6 percent in agriculture and allied sectors, up from 1.4 percent a year earlier.

Agri growth more effective in poverty eradication: Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 18:14

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that according to studies, growth in agriculture is twice effective in eradicating poverty as compared to other sectors.

PMEAC pegs farm growth at 4.8% in FY'14 on good monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013, 16:22

Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan on Friday pegged agriculture growth at 4.8 percent for the current fiscal on expectation of a record foodgrains, pulses and cotton production buoyed by good rains.

Best is yet to come in agri sector: PM

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 18:39

Amid concerns over inflation in agricultural items, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday sought suggestions from economic experts for a solution as he asserted that the "best is yet to come" in the sector.

PM hits back at critics

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 16:48

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday hit back at political critics on his government's performance saying it makes for good television but presents a very distorted picture.

PMEAC pegs 3.5% farm growth in FY'14 on normal monsoon

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 15:49

Agriculture and allied sector is expected to grow at a faster rate of 3.5 percent in 2013-14 fiscal if the country receives normal monsoon this year, the Prime Minister's economic advisory panel said on Tuesday.

Agriculture growth slows to 2.9% in Q1

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 19:43

The fall in production of rice and oilseeds pulled down the growth in the agriculture sector to 2.9 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, even as wheat and cotton output increased.

RBI for robust farm insurance to achieve 4% agriculture growth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 23:19

With over two-third of India's agriculture dependent on rains, the RBI on Thursday pitched for a more robust weather insurance system and improvement in mechanism to deliver credit to small farmers to achieve 4 percent annual farm growth.

Govt to make efforts to match 4% agri growth target: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 16:31

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that government will make all efforts to match the four percent agriculture growth target in the 12th Plan period with the resources at its disposal.