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FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 19:12

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’

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 16:07

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’

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 17:49

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.

FDI worth Rs 70 cr in agriculture during Apr-Jun qtr: Pawar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 19:53

India received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth Rs 70 crore in the agriculture sector during the April-June quarter of the current fiscal, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

No change in gas supply preference, urea remains top priority

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 18:50

Fearing backlash from farmers, a high-powered ministerial panel on Wednesday rejected a proposal to cut natural gas supplies to urea plants and divert that fuel to power companies.

Slowdown bottoming out, FY14 growth likely at 6.4%: PMEAC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:38

Improvement in performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors is expected to push the economic growth rate to 6.4 per cent in 2013-14 from 5 per cent in the previous fiscal, PM's economic advisory panel said on Tuesday.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 17:40

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.

Foodgrain output to fall 3.5% at 250 million tonnes due to drought

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 13:02

Wheat output is pegged at 92.3 million tonnes in 2012-13, lower from a record 94.88 million tonnes in the previous year.

Agriculture's transformation top policy priority: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 15:43

The transformation of agriculture must be top priority of public policies, including those on science and technology, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.

PM for shifting farmers to non-agri jobs to raise income

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 14:29

PM also said farmers' income and agri-land yields need to be enhanced to meet the growing foodgrains demand in the coming years, building on the success of the 11th Plan.

Drought spoils farm sector's dream run

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:41

The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time.

Indian monsoon may suffer severe failure due to global warming

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 15:40

India, which relies heavily on the monsoon rains for its vital agriculture sector, may suffer "frequent and severe" failures in its monsoon system due to global warming in next 200 years, a new research has warned.