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Sowing of kharif crops down by 50% so far on poor rains

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:28

Sowing of kharif crops, including rice, is down by 50 per cent at 34.56 million hectares as on today, but the government hopes planting will pick up in the coming days with widespread rains in central and north India.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'El Nino likely to impact farm production, food prices'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:47

After three years of bumper crop harvest, India's agriculture production may be impacted this year if a likely El Nino torpedoes monsoon rainfall, putting pressure on food prices, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

Dutch Ambassador briefs AgriMin on Indo-Dutch agri cooperation

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:58

Dutch Ambassador Alhponsus Stoelinga today called on Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today and briefed him about the current status of Indo- Dutch agriculture cooperation.

New crop insurance policy in the offing: Agriculture Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 19:35

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday said the Central government is working on a new crop insurance scheme to help farmers tackle flood, drought and plant diseases in a better manner.

Monsoon forecast not alarming but govt keeping watch: Mayaram

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:48

Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram on Saturday said the forecast of below normal monsoon is not "alarming" as of now but the government is keeping a watch.

India's GDP growth will not be less than 5% in 2013-14: FM

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 17:29

The minister said he was particularly happy that agriculture growth has been estimated at 4.6 percent for 2013-14.

FM satisfied with 4.9% growth, expects pick up in next fiscal

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:02

Chidambaram said he was particularly happy that agriculture growth has been estimated at 4.6 percent for 2013-14.

India's economic growth pegged at 4.9% in 2013-14

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:54

For 2013-14, the CSO has projected a growth rate of 4.6 percent in agriculture and allied sectors, up from 1.4 percent a year earlier.

Govt pegs FY14 growth rate at 4.9%

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:45

Government on Friday pegged economic growth rate for 2013-14 at 4.9 percent against 4.5 percent in 2012-13.

Govt lowers 2012-13 economic growth to 4.5% from 5%

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 19:07

However, gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2011-12 has been revised upwards to 6.7 percent from 6.2 percent.

'Develop agriculture for multilateral trade post WTO deal'

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 20:56

Applauding the firm stand on the food security issue at the WTO meeting in Bali, industry body Assocham Thursday said India must now focus on building an agri-export market and removing supply chain bottlenecks.

‘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.