Indian agriculture is a confusing paradox. On the one hand, it is the largest contributor to workforce and employment and, on the other, lags way behind competition on GDP contribution.
The Centre is working to provide agriculture loans to farmers in a timely manner, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. NABARD is creating groups of farmers and agriculture producers to provide them cheap loans from banks and till March-end, 2,424 producer groups were set up, he said.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have signed an agreement here on Wednesday. SAARC’s Agriculture Centre (SAC) and ICRISAT would work on building a network to accelerate the use of
After two rain-deficit years, bountiful showers this year have brightened the prospects of strong farm sector growth. This is likely to add a percentage point to the growth in GDP. “Agriculture growth will be at 6 per cent this year,” NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand told BusinessLine here
We expect the normal sowing area to be reached by the end of the month," an official in the Agriculture Ministry told BusinessLine. Since monsoons arrived more than a week late this June, sowing is expected to continue in the beginning of September as well, the official added. While sowing of rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseed has increased this year compared to last kharif, ...
The project will be supervised by the agriculture scientists and progressive farmers. In November when the castor seed crop will be ready, SEA plans to organise “Kisan Mela” to showcase the benefit of innovations to achieve higher yield. On success of this project, next year all the districts of Gujarat and Rajasthan will be covered under this project. (This article was published on August 18, 2016) Post Comment.
The draft guidelines were issued by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare in May 2016. The petition opposing the guidelines was signed by over 325,000 farmers representing the demands from farmers of 23 States of the country. Farmer leaders of RKPA met DS Misra, Deputy Commissioner (QC), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Ramesh Chand, Member-Agriculture, NITI Aayog.
The Centre is planning to develop kiosks for farmers at railway stations to facilitate e-auctions of agriculture products, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, said here at the 9th International Summit on Food Processing, Agribusiness and Dairy.
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With Punjab as the backdrop, the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices had made a pitch last year for comprehensive, all-India crop insurance coverage, covering 50 per cent of farmers in two or three years, from the barely 20 per cent at present. The PMFBY has slashed kharif premiums to 2 per cent of the sum insured for kharif crops, ...
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Mangaluru, Aug 3 Karnataka Bank Ltd has earmarked ₹6,120 crore for agriculture sector during the current financial year, according to P Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank.
Our participation in the programme displays our soft power,” said Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak, addressing the media on the sidelines of the launch. Pattanayak said that India had moved from being a food-deficit country in the 1960s to a food surplus economy and many African countries and some developing countries of Asia looked at it for inspiration and transfer of technology.
India will provide specialised agricultural training jointly with the US to seventeen countries in Africa and Asia to help reduce malnutrition rates and improve food and nutritional security. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Agriculture Ministry in India launched the
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has said that agriculture has failed to give subsistence to farmers, who constitute over 55 per cent of the population.
Agriculture Ministry expects record harvest this year ... With the monsoon covering the entire country this week, sowing of kharif crops till July 15, at 559.76 lakh hectares (lh), surpassed last year’s acreage of 548.38 lh as farmers planted more rice, pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds and sugarcane.
While the Agriculture Ministry has estimated wheat output at 94 million tonnes (mt), the trade estimates the crop to be lower at around 84 mt on a decline in acreage and unfavourable climatic conditions impacting the output. Also, a decline in procurement by government agencies, which at 23 mt is much lower than the targeted 30 mt, points to a lower crop output.
Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu presented a Rs. 1,13,049 crore budget for 2015-16. While the non-Plan expenditure is Rs. 78,637 crore, the Plan outlay has b