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States with highest and lowest production of foodgrains in last 4 years

Agriculture and allied sectors contributed approximately 17.4 percent of India’s GVA at current prices during 2016-17.

Mar 27, 2019, 17:34 PM IST

States with highest, lowest production of coarse cereals in last 4 years

In the last four years, Karnataka topped the chart for the Highest Production Of Foodgrains - Coarse Cereals.

Mar 26, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

States with highest and lowest production of Pulses in last four years

In the last four years, Madhya Pradesh topped the chart for the highest production of Pulses.

Mar 19, 2019, 14:03 PM IST

States with highest and lowest production of wheat in last four years

In the last four years, Uttar Pradesh topped the chart for the highest production of Wheat.

Mar 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

States with highest and lowest production of rice in last four years

In the last four years, West Bengal topped the chart for the highest production of Rice.

Mar 15, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

States with highest and lowest estimates of yield of total foodgrains in last four years

In the last four years, Punjab topped the chart with highest estimates of yield (total foodgrains).

Mar 14, 2019, 10:59 AM IST

Indian economy to reach $5 trillion size by 2022: PM

The government, he said, has courage to take bold decisions.

Sep 20, 2018, 18:11 PM IST

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.

Jun 16, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

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.

Jun 16, 2015, 22:50 PM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

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.

Jun 05, 2015, 13:03 PM IST

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.

Jun 03, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

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.

May 27, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

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".

May 09, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

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 .

Apr 07, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

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.

Mar 27, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

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.

Aug 28, 2014, 18:50 PM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2014, 12:03 PM IST

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.

Jul 18, 2014, 21:28 PM IST