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Govt rules out farm loan waivers; will stick to fiscal targets

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ruled out any waiver of farm loan and said the Centre will adhere to fiscal targets.


Jun 20, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

Rabi crops sowing hit by both floods & drought: Agriculture Minister

Sowing of rabi crops like wheat has been affected due to both drought and floods this year and the government is taking steps to minimise the impact, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Thursday.

Dec 03, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Govt to encourage public-private partnership in food processing: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government will boost infrastructure facilities required for the agriculture and food processing sector through Public-Private Partnership.

Sep 24, 2014, 13:14 PM IST

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

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.

Jul 09, 2014, 14:47 PM IST

Govt pegs FY14 growth rate at 4.9%

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

Feb 07, 2014, 17:45 PM IST

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

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

Jan 31, 2014, 19:07 PM IST

Wheat acreage five times higher this year so far

Acreage of wheat, a major rabi (winter-sown) crop, rose by five times to 4.15 lakh hectares from 0.83 lakh hectares in the year-ago period, on account of good monsoon.

Nov 01, 2013, 20:11 PM IST

PM promises help to states for improving agri production

Flagging the challenge of raising foodgrain production PM promises help to states for improving agri production, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday promised all assistance to states for improving agricultural growth.

Sep 13, 2013, 16:09 PM IST

India produces record pulses in 2012-13; foodgrains output down

The Agriculture Ministry on Monday released the fourth advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2012-13.

Jul 22, 2013, 15:46 PM IST

Farm sector may grow by 3.4% this fiscal on normal monsoon

Agriculture and allied sectors could achieve a higher growth rate of 3.4 percent this fiscal if the country receives normal monsoon, PM's economic advisory panel chairman C Rangarajan said on Wednesday.

May 15, 2013, 14:48 PM IST

Foodgrain output revised upward by 2% to 255.36 million tonnes

The foodgrain output for 2012-13 crop year (July-June) was projected at 250.14 million tonne in the second advance estimates released in February.

May 03, 2013, 17:58 PM IST

Monsoon likely to be normal this year: Govt

The country is expected to have normal monsoon this year with overall rainfall of 98 percent, news that will bring smiles to millions of faces of farmers who depend on good rains for a bumper harvest.

Apr 26, 2013, 19:41 PM IST

India's paddy, wheat productivity lower than China

India produced 3,590 kg paddy in a hectare against 6,686 kg by China in 2011, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Tariq Anwar said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Mar 22, 2013, 16:50 PM IST

14.08 million job losses in farm sector in 5 years to FY'10

As many as 14.08 million jobs were lost in the five-year period ended in 2009-10 in the agriculture sector which engages almost 60 percent of the workforce in the country.

Mar 05, 2013, 21:18 PM IST

Foodgrain output to fall 3.5% at 250 million tonnes due to drought

Wheat output is pegged at 92.3 million tonnes in 2012-13, lower from a record 94.88 million tonnes in the previous year.

Feb 08, 2013, 13:02 PM IST

Foodgrains production to exceed 250 million tonnes this year: Pawar

The final estimate of foodgrains production for the last year has been revised upward marginally to a record 259 million tonnes, he said.

Jan 30, 2013, 16:19 PM IST

India to harvest wheat close to last year's record: Govt

Area sown under wheat has declined to 294.98 lakh hectares so far in the current rabi season, from 295.93 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.

Jan 28, 2013, 15:34 PM IST

Agriculture growth slows to 2.9% in Q1

The fall in production of rice and oilseeds pulled down the growth in the agriculture sector to 2.9 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal, even as wheat and cotton output increased.

Aug 31, 2012, 19:43 PM IST

Deficit monsoon may pose 'downside risk' to growth outlook

Fall in crop sowing levels due to below average monsoon could have a "downside risk" to the economic growth forecast for this fiscal, experts have said.

Aug 27, 2012, 14:39 PM IST

Country has got 90% rainfall so far: Ashwani Kumar

With monsoon turning active in many parts this month, Union Minister Ashwani Kumar today said rainfall received by the country during the current season so far stands at 90 percent, which is six percent short of the normal figure.

Aug 11, 2012, 16:32 PM IST