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Agri sector has to grow fastest to eradicate poverty: Arun Jaitley

Agri sector has to grow fastest to eradicate poverty: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday laid bare the priority of the government, saying agriculture will have to grow "fastest" for the country to get rid of poverty and push the overall GDP expansion.

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China to promote e-commerce

China will promote e-commerce for the farming and agriculture sector, according to an action plan released on Friday.

'Monkey menace' has reached epic proportions in India: Study

'Monkey menace' has reached epic proportions in India: Study

'Monkey menace' has reached epic proportions in India. So pronounced is the problem of monkeys, that they have even derailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans of making his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi Wi-Fi-enabled.

RBI concerned over cases against banks in Maha on farm loans

Even as Maharashtra initiates criminal proceedings against some banks for "not" meeting farm loan target, Reserve Bank Tuesday defended them saying lenders have been doing a commendable job in agriculture sector.

IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon, drought-like conditions expected

In a bad news for the country in general and the agriculture sector in particular, Monsoon rains this year will be “ deficient”, the government announced on Tuesday.

Task forces set up to eradicate poverty, develop agriculture sector

Jharkhand government today set up two task forces, both headed by Development Commissioner, in its effort to eradicate poverty and develop the agriculture sector.

Agriculture sector needs to be corrected: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said agriculture was "an important sector" of the Indian economy that requires to be "corrected".

Gujarat registered negative growth in agriculture in 2012-13: CAG

In its audit report of agriculture sector tabled in the Assembly yesterday, the CAG stated that though Gujarat did better than the national average growth rate in agriculture, it had registered negative growth during 2012-13.

BJP MP seeks Railways-like budget for agriculture sector

A BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh has urged the government to announce a separate budget for the sector on the lines of Railway Budget.

FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

Setting aside Rs 50 crore for development of indigenous cattle breeds, an equal amount was also set aside by him to start a “Blue Revolution” in inland fisheries.

‘Farm sector growth rate may triple on good monsoon’

The agriculture sector is likely to grow in the range of 5.2-5.7 percent in 2013-14, nearly three times more than the last year as good monsoon has raised the prospects of bumper harvest, a CACP discussion paper said.

‘Farm credit flow highest in South India, lowest in NE’

Credit flow in the agriculture sector is highest in South India on increased awareness about the existing schemes, but lowest in the north eastern region of the country, a study by industry body Assocham said Tuesday.

Budget 2013: Agro-based Cos happy, edible oil industry disappointed

Even as the annual budget brought cheers to Agro-based companies, the edible oil extraction industry expressed disappointed over their issue of import duty structured anomalies on crude and refined palm oil not being addressed.

Govt to promote PPP model in agriculture via flagship scheme

In a major reform to boost farm sector growth, the Centre has issued new guidelines permitting States to tie up with private firms for big projects under its flagship programme Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

Plan outlay for agriculture & cooperation increased by 18%

The agriculture sector continues to get priority in the new budget also.

FDI in retail will harm small farmers, says agri marketing body

State agriculture marketing boards on Saturday said FDI in multi-brand retail will harm farmers, particularly small and marginal peasants.

'More investment in agri required to meet needs of Food bill'

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said increasing investment in the agriculture sector is the key to sustain high level of farm output that is needed to meet the requirements under the proposed National Food Security Act.

MGNREGA luring away labour from farm fields: Study

Besides creating labour shortage in the agriculture sector, cost of farm production increased by upto 20 percent in Karnataka after implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the Centre’s flagship programme aimed at alleviating poverty,revealed a new research study.

Cong promises agri sector revival, jobs in Punjab

Congress vowed to help Punjab regain its glory as the most developed and prosperous
state in the country by rejuvenating its agriculture sector.