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Telangana CM lists out measures to strengthen agriculture sector

Telangana CM lists out measures to strengthen agriculture sector

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday listed out various measures, including formation of farmers' associations to strengthen the agriculture sector in the state.


Repair rural household economy to sustain growth: SBI chief

Repair rural household economy to sustain growth: SBI chief

Calling for focussing on farm sector growth to sustain higher overall growth, the State Bank of India on Friday said revival in credit demand will stay low until the balance sheets of the rural households are repaired.

Fadnavis-led delegation to meet PM over loan waiver issue for farmers

A delegation headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will today be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand relief for debt-ridden farmers and loan waiver issue.

Budget 2017: Govt may hike agri-credit target to Rs 10 lakh crore

The farm credit target is likely to be raised by a whopping Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 10 lakh crore in Budget 2017-18 in order to increase credit flow in the agriculture sector.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.