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New crop insurance scheme to be unveiled this year: Radha Mohan Singh

New crop insurance scheme to be unveiled this year: Radha Mohan Singh

The government will launch a new crop insurance scheme with a clause guaranteeing minimum income to cultivators in case of a natural calamity, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said.

Centre pitches for affordable premium under crop insurance

Centre pitches for affordable premium under crop insurance

The Centre is examining the issue of rising premiums under the existing crop insurance programme, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday.

Modi seeks quick boost to irrigation as drought looms

This year, the rains are forecast to be 88 percent of the long-term average, which could drastically crimp farm output.

Govt to give farmers power, seeds subsidy in case rains fail

The government on Friday announced it will offer subsidy on diesel, power and seeds to farmers in case of deficient monsoon affecting crops.

Govt to give subsidy on power, diesel, seeds in case of deficient monsoon

Due to poor monsoon, agriculture growth stood at 0.2 percent in fiscal year 2014-15.

Govt ready with steps to tackle deficient monsoon: Agriculture Minister

Due to poor monsoon, agriculture growth stood at 0.2 percent in the 2014-15 fiscal.

Agriculture Minister clarifies government stand on GM crops

The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

FM admits to 'agrarian crisis', offers more support to farmers

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday hinted at more sops for the troubled farmers, saying the unseasonal rains in March have resulted in an "agrarian crisis".

Wheat production likely to decline by 4-5%: Agri Minister

India's wheat production is likely to decline by 4-5 percent in the current crop year from the initial estimates of 95.76 million tonnes due to unseasonal rains, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday .

Agriculture credit not reaching small farmers: Assocham

Agriculture credit is not reaching small farm holders in India, resulting in high level of indebtedness, Assocham said on Friday.

Indian monsoon rains 22% below average in past week

The monsoon is also the main determining factor for consumer spending in rural areas where around two-thirds of India`s population of 1.2 billion live.

Need to equip farmers with better farming technology: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the farmer has made a big contribution towards the development of the country.

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

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.

New crop insurance policy in the offing: Agriculture Minister

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.

'Develop agriculture for multilateral trade post WTO deal'

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.

Agri growth more effective in poverty eradication: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that according to studies, growth in agriculture is twice effective in eradicating poverty as compared to other sectors.

Agriculture's share in GDP declines to 13.7% in 2012-13

The share of agriculture and allied sectors in India's GDP has declined to 13.7 percent in 2012-13 due to shift from traditional agrarian economy to industry and service sectors, Parliament was informed Friday.

Rural India goes high on labour flow

Despite registering a decline of 3.6% in India’s agricultural labour force, rural India has registered a 12% increase.

Low storage space for India’s growing harvest!

The deficit in storage has grave implications on the administration of the Food Security Act.

India seeks cut in trade distorting agri subsidies by US, EU

Seeking to promote export of farm produce, developing nations including India are pressing for reduction of trade distorting agriculture subsidies by the US and the EU, Parliament was informed Monday.