AGRICULTURE MINISTER

  • Amit Shah ticks off Haryana minister on farmer suicide remarks 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday disapproved of the controversial remarks of Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar who had said farmers who commit suicide were "cowards" and asked party leaders to refrain from making such comments. "I don't agree with the remarks at all. I...
  • Government assures of all help in case of poor monsoon April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with the possibility of a below-average monsoon this year, the government on Wednesday assured farmers that all necessary steps would be taken to mitigate the impact of any shortfall in rains on crops. "We are competent to handle any variation in normal monsoon....
  • Smriti Irani asks women to be Lord Krishna on BJP's chariot April 5, 2015

    Patna: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday appealed to women to play a key role in the Assembly polls due later this year like Lord Krishna did in Maharabharata. "I have no doubt that all of you (women) will play a decisive role in Bihar Assembly polls later...
  • Centre to send a team to Himachal to assess crop damage in the state April 1, 2015

    Shimla: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan held a review meeting on the extent of crop damage in the state on Tuesday evening. The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, State Cabinet Ministers and the Union Health Minister. During the meeting, the Union Agricultural Minister assured...
  • Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too. The state will receive Rs 90 crore...
  • Agriculture Minister to attend BRICS farm meet in Brazil next week March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will participate in the meeting of the BRICS' agriculture ministers to be held on March 11-13 in Brazil. The 4th meeting of the 'BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development' will be held in Brasilia in Brazil, said a statement issued by the Agriculture...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Tapas Pal apologises for his rape remark July 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. ...
  • Agriculture Minister warns of a droughtlike situation in the country July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could spell more trouble for the newlyelected Narendra Modi government, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday warned of a droughtlike situation in some parts of the country. Singh said that the deficient monsoon could lead up to one of India's worst droughts in recent years. "If...
  • Monsoon rains to improve after July 7: Agricultural Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The monsoon is expected to improve after July 7 but the government is fully prepared to tackle the situation in case of poor rainfall, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to review the monsoon situation and implementation of the...
  • Seed scam: State vigilance bureau questions former Agriculture Minister October 16, 2013

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was questioned on Tuesday by the state vigilance bureau in connection with the purchase of seeds between 2003 and 2005. "He (Bhokta) came around 11 am and was questioned regarding irregularities in the purchase of seeds, a senior official with the...
  • J&K Agriculture Minister offers himself for probe September 25, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Wednesday said he would offer himself for an open, timebound probe. The statement comes in the wake of remarks by former army chief Gen VK Singh that money was paid to ministers. Gen Singh told a news channel on Monday that money...
  • LoC killing: Bihar minister regrets remarks giving clean chit to Pak August 11, 2013

    Patna: Apparently rebuked by the JD(U) leadership, Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh on Sunday said he "regretted" his remarks giving clean chit to Pakistan for the killing of five Indian soldiers on LoC. However, at the same time, he accused the media of twisting his comments out of context. "I regret...
  • 'No misappropriation of funds in farm debt waiver scheme' March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said there was no "misappropriation" of funds under the Rs 52,000-crore farm debt waiver scheme and sought a more comprehensive audit by CAG to get a better picture. Stating that the sample size taken for auditing was "too small", Pawar said audit...
  • Strong will power helped me beat cancer: Pawar October 21, 2012

    Pune: A steely resolve to fight cancer ultimately saw NCP supremo Sharad Pawar emerging triumphant in his battle against the deadly disease, which had also caused turbulence in his political career. "I got cured of cancer because of a strong will to fight the disease. If I had given up...
  • Pipili rape: Odisha Agriculture Minister resigns January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy, who has been facing controversy in Pipili rape case, has resigned on Thursday. Maharathy has been in the line of fire for the past one week following allegations that he had harboured those accused of raping and attempting to kill a 19yearold girl...
  • Pawar not to seek reelection as MCA chief July 5, 2011

    Mumbai: ICC chief Sharad Pawar has decided not to seek reelection as the president of Mumbai Cricket Association for a sixth term, Bringing curtains down on his decadeold reign as head of MCA. At a meeting with his group of supporters held at the MCA's Recreation...
  • Blast outside minister's home near Peshawar May 8, 2011

    Islamabad: A bomb went off outside the home of a provincial minister in a suburb of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, injuring at least four persons, including policemen, officials said. The blast occurred outside the residence of KhyberPakhtunkhwa Agriculture Minister Arbab Ayub Jan, who belongs to the ruling Awami...
  • 'Grain exports to benefit from high prices' February 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, citing high global prices, called for wheat, rice and sugar exports to resume on Wednesday to take advantage of high global prices for the commodities. Pawar's call for exports came as at least 100,000 trade unionists marched through the Indian capital on Wednesday in a...
  • After sugar, milk price hike may ruin your tea January 23, 2010

    Mumbai: Just as the price of sugar was starting to come down, there is growing concern that the price of milk may not remain the same in Maharashtra. The state has already witnessed a hike in price of milk a few months back. Now, farmers want Rs 2 more for...
  • Watch: Pawar fears drought, plans next move July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Confession time for Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar. He admits that the crucial food producing Northen states are in trouble. On June 25 when agriculture secretaries of 11 affected states met to discuss the crisis, the minister was away in London, attending a cricket council ...even in...
  • Monsoon weak but Pawar busy with ICC meet June 24, 2009

    India faces an agrarian crisis because of the delayed monsoons. But Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is away in London for an International Cricket Council meeting. When CNNIBN contacted Pawar, he simply said that there was no need to panic. "I don't want to say anything from London," said Pawar when...
  • Minister 'pushes' woman| Impact June 16, 2007

    New Delhi/Patna: A poor woman, her arm in a cast, goes to a minister begging a job for her son. The minister act of kindness: pushing her away in front of a crowd. Akelo Devi, a widow, was pleading with Bihar Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh to give her son a job...