close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds
Manohar Parrikar presents budget, focuses on agriculture, education

Manohar Parrikar presents budget, focuses on agriculture, education

The new BJP-led government in Goa today presented its first budget that targeted an economic growth of 11 per cent in 2017-18 and laid special focus on agriculture, social security and education.

 

Modi government initiates discussion on farm loan waiver

Modi government initiates discussion on farm loan waiver

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday initiated discussions on farm loan waiver scheme with the agriculture ministry and some states in line with the BJP's promise at the time of UP elections.

Fifth of world food lost to over-eating, wastage: Study

Fifth of world food lost to over-eating, wastage: Study

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers worldwide is lost through over-eating or wastage, according to a new study.

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

The government has set a target to achieve a record foodgrains production of 271.98 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year on back of good monsoon after two consecutive drought years.

GST Council to discuss anti-profiteering clause at Feb 18 meet

GST Council to discuss anti-profiteering clause at Feb 18 meet

A critical anti-profiteering clause in the draft Goods and Services Tax law to ensure that the benefit of lower taxes gets shared with consumers is likely to be finalised at the 10th meeting of the all-powerful GST Council this weekend.

Role of private sector in building an efficient agricultural chain

More than 15 percent people still remained undernourished in India in 2015. 

This efficient fertiliser can revolutionise agriculture, say scientists

This efficient fertiliser can revolutionise agriculture, say scientists

The fast decomposition of urea also limits the amount of nitrogen that can get absorbed by crop roots and currently requires farmers to apply more fertiliser to boost production -- thus adding to the cost.

 Agri credit raised to record Rs 10 lakh crore in FY18

Agri credit raised to record Rs 10 lakh crore in FY18

In a major thrust to agriculture, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced a whopping Rs 1 lakh crore hike in the credit target for the next fiscal to Rs 10 lakh crore as part of the government's efforts to double farm incomes in the next five years.

Budget 2017: Experts brainstorm on jobs, farm woes at NITI Aayog

Budget 2017: Experts brainstorm on jobs, farm woes at NITI Aayog

Economists and experts brainstormed at NITI Aayog Tuesday on issues like job creation, agriculture and skill development, before briefing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on steps that could be taken in the upcoming budget.

Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

The Indian government has allowed farmers to purchase seeds with old 500 rupee banknote from state-run outlets, the finance ministry said in a statement on Monday.

 

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

India has achieved a milestone of producing the highest number of winners in the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship Programme (MBBISP).

Onion output scales new record at 21 million tonnes in 2015-16

Onion output scales new record at 21 million tonnes in 2015-16

Country's onion output is estimated to have touched the 21 million tonne mark -- a new record -- in the crop year ended June 2016, the government said Monday.

Agriculture Ministry demands Rs 11,000 cr more to implement PMFBY this year

Agriculture Ministry demands Rs 11,000 cr more to implement PMFBY this year

The Agriculture Ministry has demanded an additional Rs 11,000 crore to settle crop insurance claims this fiscal under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

'Rural credit should be tailored to raise farm income'

'Rural credit should be tailored to raise farm income'

A Parliamentary committee on Wednesday suggested that rural credit dispensation, including crop insurance policies of the government, should be tailored in a manner that will lower the costs of farming, raise farm revenue and thereby increase income of farmers.

Agriculture in 115 Indian districts most at risk from climate change

Manupriya/ IndiaSpend/ IANS

As floods ravage eastern and northern India, agriculture in 115 districts across 15 states is "highly vulnerable" to climate change, according to a study published in the Indian Academy of Science journal Current Science.

Report on roadmap to double farmers' income by Sept: Govt

Report on roadmap to double farmers' income by Sept: Govt

An inter-ministerial panel, which has been mandated to recommend a roadmap to double farmers' income by 2020, will submit the report by September, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Friday.

Speed up transferring of agri tech to land from lab: Agriculture Minister

Speed up transferring of agri tech to land from lab: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday called upon farm scientists to speed up efforts to transfer technologies from the lab to the grassroots level in an effort to double farmers' income in the next five years.

22% deficit rainfall in Bihar

Contrary to the India Meteorological Department forecast Bihar has recorded a deficit of 22 per cent in rainfall so far.

Eight JMB militants charged with murder of Japanese farmer

Eight militants from Bangladesh's terror group Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been charged with the murder of a Japanese farmer who was shot dead in the country last year.

Govt bullish on farm sector growth on hopes of good monsoon

Govt bullish on farm sector growth on hopes of good monsoon

India will "definitely" see higher foodgrain output and overall growth in the agriculture sector in case the IMD prediction of a good monsoon "comes true", Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Tuesday.