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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.

SHOCKING! Minister says ghosts forcing farmers to commit suicide in MP

SHOCKING! Minister says ghosts forcing farmers to commit suicide in MP

In shocking remarks, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has blamed 'ghosts' for farmer suicides.

WHAT! Govt blames 'ghosts' for farmers' suicides in Madhya Pradesh

Some of the 418 farmers who committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's home district Sehore in the last three years took the extreme step because they were "possessed by ghosts", according to the state government.

Govt taking measures to control prices of pulses

Govt taking measures to control prices of pulses

With pulses still ruling as high as Rs 200 per kg, the government said it is taking several measures to boost domestic output and imports, besides taking action against hoarders to control rates. 

First drought, now water: Rains wash away farmers' hopes in Bundelkhand

First drought, now water: Rains wash away farmers' hopes in Bundelkhand

The rains which were expected to be a godsend for the drought-prone Bundelkhand now threaten to be a calamity, according to the farmers.

Good news for farmers! Cabinet approves extension of 3% interest subvention on crop loans

Good news for farmers! Cabinet approves extension of 3% interest subvention on crop loans

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to extend a three percent interest subvention scheme to banks for the current fiscal to ensure farmers get short-term crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh at seven percent interest.

Our key mandate in India is to reduce rural poverty: Rasha Omar, IFAD

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia

Rasha Omar, Country Programme Manager for India, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that the UN agricultural arm is focused on rain fed areas in India.

Narendra Modi government is anti-farmer, says Swaraj Abhiyan convener  Yogendra Yadav

Narendra Modi government is anti-farmer, says Swaraj Abhiyan convener Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj Abhiyan convener Yogendra Yadav on Thursday termed the Narendra Modi government "anti-farmer".

Two years of Modi govt: Hope has replaced hopelessness under NDA rule, says PM

Two years of Modi govt: Hope has replaced hopelessness under NDA rule, says PM

The BJP-led NDA government completed two years in office on Thursday.

Now, a mobile app 'riceXpert' to help farmers

Now, a mobile app 'riceXpert' to help farmers

Taking technology closer to farmers, the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) has developed a mobile app known as 'riceXpert' that will provide information related to farm practices.

DNA: Analysis of the pitiful conditions of deprived, impoverished farmers - Part II

The what is reality in India for farmers and agriculture is unbelievable. The average monthly income of farmers in India is Rs.6426. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Land reforms fail, 5% of India’s farmers control 32% land

Sumit Chaturvedi/IANS

Why it is difficult to reverse more than half-a-century of land-reform failures?

Unbelievable! A farmer in drought-hit Bundelkhand recycles water he bathes with – See pics

Unbelievable! A farmer in drought-hit Bundelkhand recycles water he bathes with – See pics

In yet another heart-wrenching story, a farmer in  Bundelkhand's drought-hit-Tikamgarh village, recycles water he bathes with to wash clothes.

Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part V

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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part IV

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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part III

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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part II

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Online Mandi a gift to farmers | Part I

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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Online Mandi a gift to farmers

Watch this special segment and get to know 'how will E Mandi change the fate of farmers?
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UP still awaiting Centre's relief for farmers: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the state is still awaiting the relief promised by the Centre for drought and hailstorm-affected farmers.