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  • PM Modi attends event to mark birth centenary of Laxmanrao Inamdar

    PM Modi attends event to mark birth centenary of Laxmanrao Inamdar

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended a Sahkar Sammelan in New Delhi on the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of Shri Laxmanrao Inamdar. Addressing the gathering, the PM Modi said that our country is a “Bahuratna Vasundhara” where many......

    September 21, 2017
  • Agriculture is in a crisis and farmers will not remain silent: former ICAR chief

    Agriculture is in a crisis and farmers will not remain silent: former ICAR chief

    The central and state governments should pump in about Rs 50,000 crore ($7.5 billion) to transform half a million or one million hectares of fallow land into farmland and create the right atmosphere for private investment to rid the country......

    September 20, 2017
  • Amarinder fudging data on farmer suicides: AAP

    Amarinder fudging data on farmer suicides: AAP

    Punjab's Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his government of fudging figures on the growing number of suicides by debt-ridden farmers in the state. Questioning farmer suicide data disclosed by the Chief......

    September 19, 2017
  • Farmers should be encouraged to diversify: Radha Mohan Singh

    Farmers should be encouraged to diversify: Radha Mohan Singh

     Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said farmers should be encouraged to diversify so as to increase their income. "In an effort to boost the agriculture sector, the government has set an ambitious goal to double farmers' income by......

    September 15, 2017
  • Riteish makes eco-friendly Ganesha idol, dedicates to farmers

    Riteish makes eco-friendly Ganesha idol, dedicates to farmers

    Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh has self-created an eco-friendly Ganesha idol and dedicated it to Indian farmers. On Sunday, Riteish tweeted a video in which he is seen creating the idol using clay. "Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in America. Made an idol, I......

    August 28, 2017
  • 'India should adopt GM technology to boost agricultural production'

    'India should adopt GM technology to boost agricultural production'

    Crop productivity in India is low compared to its neighbours as it has not kept pace with world-class innovative technologies, said a US official, seeking adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops to ensure more production and profitability to farmers. "It......

    August 22, 2017
  • 'Scam-hit farmers won't have problem getting loans'

    'Scam-hit farmers won't have problem getting loans'

    The farmers in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, in whose names a sugar mill fraudulently borrowed money from banks, would still be eligible for fresh loans, the state government assured today. Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar made the statement in......

    August 11, 2017
  • Moneylenders still rule India's rural economy

    Moneylenders still rule India's rural economy

    While the government is set to forgive billions of dollars of loans of Indian farmers, the truly distressed among them will have no respite from misery. They owe money to moneylenders whereas the government waiver applies only to formal credit.......

    August 1, 2017
  • Govt working on 3-point agenda to strengthen farmers: Fadnavis

    Govt working on 3-point agenda to strengthen farmers: Fadnavis

    The Maharashtra government is working on a three-point agenda that includes providing uninterrupted power, water and stable market to strengthen farmers in the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday. "The state government is working to provide farmers electricity,......

    July 30, 2017
  • Waive the loan~I

    Waive the loan~I

    The country has recently revived the bank-loan waiver scheme, reinforcing yet again their political flavour and the prospect of dividend at the hustings. Yet the question remains ever so relevant ~ Who eventually benefits from such crippling waivers? The Agriculture......

    July 27, 2017
  • Finally, Maharashtra farmers get promised aid

    Finally, Maharashtra farmers get promised aid

    Public sector banks in Maharashtra have finally started disbursing the emergency aid of Rs.10,000 - promised by the state government on June 11 - for the eligible nine million farmers, a top official said on Thursday. "The work has begun......

    July 27, 2017
  • UP, 6 other states slow in issuing soil health cards: Singh

    UP, 6 other states slow in issuing soil health cards: Singh

    Seven states, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Bihar, are lagging behind in issuing soil health cards to farmers and have been asked to expedite the process, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday. Against the target of......

    July 27, 2017
  • Living on edge

    Living on edge

    It is so unfortunate that farming that is life-giving has now become life-taking. ~ Dr MS Swaminathan, the architect of India’s Green Revolution The Indian economy is basically agrarian, and despite economic development and industrialisation, agriculture will continue to be......

    July 25, 2017