Farmer suicide: Jaitley defends Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, cites UPA replies

 As a controversy brewed over a list of reasons given by his colleague Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for suicide by farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday dug out written replies in Parliament during the previous UPA regime, listing out 'love affair' as one of the several reasons for suicides.

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Farmers will give strong response to pro-rich BJP: Congress

Congress leader Meem Afzal on Friday criticized Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for his remark that the suicide of farmer was partly due to `failed love affairs` and said that the farming community would soon give a befitting reply to the ruling dispensation at the Centre.

Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

 Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will represent India at the 39th session of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which will be held in Rome, Italy

Govt well prepared to tackle poor monsoon: Agriculture Minister

India will be fully prepared to tackle the effects of a poor monsoon, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told Zee Media in an interview interview.

Agriculture Minister clarifies government stand on GM crops

The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

West Bengal govt providing relief to farmers: Minister

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose Monday said the state government has started the process of providing relief to farmers affected due to crop losses.

Farmers furious as Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse says no solution to farmland suicides

A farmers` advocacy group from Vidarbha on Saturday locked horns with Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse over his remarks that the government has no solution to stop farmland suicides.

Nagaland CM calls on Union Agriculture Minister

 Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and discussed about setting up of a veterinary college and other infrastructure facilities in the state.

Rabi crop output may fall marginally: Minister

Rabi sowing starts from October, while harvesting begins from March.

Guj minister Babu Bokhiria acquitted in illegal limestone mining case

Rajkot: In a major relief for Gujarat Agriculture minister Babu Bokhiria, the Porbandar Sessions Court Monday overturned his conviction by a lower court in 2013, and acquitted him in a case pertaining to illegal mining of limestone worth Rs 54 crore.

Ministries told to expedite budgetary process: Agriculture Minister

We have been told in our Department to start the process now so that funds for crucial schemes are released within 15 days after the Budget is passed in February," he said.

Haryana Minister Dhankar condemns Hindu Mahasabha diktat

Haryana's Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar on Wednesday criticized the diktat issued by the Hindu Mahasabha in the state, saying it has no relevance, and there is no need to give the group any importance.

Narendra Modi attacks Sharad Pawar, says NCP chief has no qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Narendra Modi attacks Sharad Pawar, says NCP chief has no qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he has done nothing for the people of Maharashtra as Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister and has none of the qualities of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.

'Govt will not allow onion prices to rise in festival season'

Amid fears of spike in onion prices during the upcoming festive season, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday said the government will take all measures to ensure prices of onion do not touch the Rs 80-100 per kg level again.

Dutch Ambassador briefs AgriMin on Indo-Dutch agri cooperation

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

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.

Govt mulls diesel subsidy for irrigation if monsoon is poor

During the drought years in 2009 and 2012, the previous United Progressive Alliance government had announced a 50 percent diesel subsidy for farmers in rainfall deficit areas.

After quitting SP, UP minister`s son attacks Mulayam Singh Yadav

Attacking Samajwadi Party chief, UP Agriculture Minister Anand Singh`s son Kirtivardhan, who joined BJP alleged that he had to give bribe to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2004 though he was a party MP.