BJP, Congress squabble over the poor and farmers

The farmers issue has become the central point of argument between BJP Govt and opposition.

Maharashtra govt sets up task force on agriculture development

The Maharashtra government has set up a task force on agriculture development and poverty alleviation to address the issues.

Govt would protect interests of agriculture: Venkaiah

Dismissing the opposition's charge that the NDA government had adopted anti-farmer policies, BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the BJP-led government would not do anything that hurts the interests of agriculture.

Replace obsolete system for fixing crop prices: Badal

Describing the current system of fixing crop prices as "obsolete", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Centre should set up an expert committee to ensure remunerative prices to farmers and bail them out of the current crisis.

UP famers in for a cruel joke as they get Rs 75, 100 as relief for damaged crops

Faizabad disrtrict administration has issued compensation cheques to farmers for sums as petty as Rs 75, 100, 250.

NCP finds fault with debt-free scheme for Maharashtra farmers

 Armed with numbers provided by the Co-operation Department, Opposition NCP on Wednesday picked holes in a Maharashtra Government scheme aimed at freeing farmers from clutches of private moneylenders and claimed the amount allocated for it far exceeds the actual debt amount.

Won't let inflation to rise due to unseasonal rains: Radha Mohan Singh

Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh while talking to Zee News said that he won't let the unseasonal rains let inflation to rise. He also said that all possible help will be provided to the states suffering from the menace of untimely rains.

Food prices to shoot up sharply because of unseasonal rains

Food prices are expected to shoot up sharply because of untimely rains.

Farmers commit suicide as unseasonal rains destroy crops

The damage caused to the standing wheat and fruit crop by unseasonal rains in the past four to six weeks has started to hit home, with farmers in these states saying that they will not be able to recover from the loss any time soon.

Unseasonal rains take a toll on wheat, fruit crops; farmers take a hit
Unseasonal rains take a toll on wheat, fruit crops; farmers take a hit

The damage caused to the standing wheat and fruit crop by unseasonal rains in the past four to six weeks has started to hit home, with farmers in these states saying that they will not be able to recover from the loss any time soon.

Imparting skills to women in administration, agriculture will raise GDP: NCW

Imparting training to women in planning and administration as also provision of technical skills to women engaged in agriculture will help increase country's GDP, Lalitha Kumaramangalam, chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), underlined on Wednesday.

Anna Hazare writes to PM Narendra Modi, asks him not to amend 2013 Land Bill
Anna Hazare writes to PM Narendra Modi, asks him not to amend 2013 Land Bill

Social activist Anna Hazare has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him not to amend the provisions of the existing Land Acquisition Act.

Agricultural waste may power future cars

 Agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, can be used to create environment friendly biofuel to power cars, scientists say.

Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics
Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics

 Climate change will have a "considerable" impact on the dynamics of the river Ganga, affecting a major portion of north India which is directly dependent on it for its agriculture and industrial needs, a recent study said.

DNA: The disturbing case of shrinking farmer population in India

Recent reports and figures reveal a shrinking farmer population in India, which is primarily an agriculture-based country.

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Land bill aimed at welfare of farmers: Modi on 'Mann ki Baat'

Defending his government's stand on Land Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the farmers on his popular radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday and said that the Bill ensures welfare of farmers and villages.

What farmers want PM Modi to know ahead of 'Mann Ki Baat'?

What farmers want PM Modi to know ahead of 'Mann Ki Baat'!

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Untimely rain, hailstorm destroy acres of farmland in Maharashtra

Unseasonal rains and hailstorm has damaged acres of farmland in Maharashtra.