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Ministry of Agriculture

ICAR leaves 2500-plus seats vacant in agriculture universities despite candidates

The ICAR conducts the All India Entrance Exam for Agriculture (AIEEA) for undergraduate and Postgraduate courses for about 80 government institutes or those deemed by it as such across India every year. 

Feb 04, 2019, 10:00 AM IST

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, MoS Ministry of Agriculture - Profile

Here is the profile of Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, MoS Ministry of Agriculture.

Sep 03, 2017, 22:18 PM IST

Aim to double farmers' income by 2022 to tackle suicides: Govt to SC

The matter was listed before a bench of justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta.

Aug 28, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

Over 90 lakh farmers benefited from crop insurance scheme: PM told

The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, according to a PMO statement.

Aug 21, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

Farm subvention scheme on crop loans to continue at 7%

The Reserve Bank on Thursday said farmers will continue to get short-term crop loan of up to Rs 3 lakh at subsidised interest rate of 7 per cent and the rate could go down to 4 per cent if they repay promptly in 2017-18.

May 25, 2017, 21:12 PM IST

No immediate respite in high pulses prices seen despite onset of imports

High pulses prices are expected to continue in the days to come as slow imports are not able to keep up with the demand in the festival season.

Oct 09, 2015, 15:46 PM IST