Agriculture Ministry

  • Onion prices to shoot up due to strike in wholesale markets 17-06-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: After inflation hit a five-month high at 6.01 per cent, the onion prices are threatening to shoot up in view of a strike in major wholesale markets including Lasalgaon. The Agriculture Ministry has stepped in to control the situation. Agriculture Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that officials have been...
  • Agriculture Ministry closely monitoring rising price of food items 17-06-2014 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Agriculture Ministry is monitoring rising onion prices and other commodities. According to ministry officials, they are in touch with the Finance Ministry. A senior official said, "We are in constant touch with the Finance Ministry and will soon come with some measures to check rising prices....
  • Twitter buzz: Funniest reactions to onion price hike 25-10-2013 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Even though Food Minister KV Thomas has assured that the onion prices will be controlled in the next 10 days, people are in no mood to take his opinion seriously. That's why social networks continue to be flooded with jokes, caustic remarks and scathing comments against the soaring...
  • People cut down onion consumption as it hits Rs 80 per kg 17-09-2013 10:47 PM

    The humble onion is again making the headlines as it touched Rs 80 per kilogram on Tuesday. The rates are likely to remain same for the next two weeks. ...
  • News 360: Onion prices skyrocket, reach Rs 80 per kg 17-09-2013 09:06 PM

    The humble onion is again making the headlines as it touched Rs 80 per kilogram on Tuesday. The rates are likely to remain same for the next few days. The Agriculture Ministry has blamed rains and hoarding by the traders for the short supply and the spike in Onion prices....
  • Agriculture Ministry blames rains, hoarding for high onion prices 17-09-2013 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: The humble onion is again making the headlines as it touched Rs 80 per kilogram on Tuesday. The rates are likely to remain same for the next few days. The Agriculture Ministry has blamed rains and hoarding by the traders for the short supply and the spike in...
  • Delhi HC asks Government to take steps to bring down onion prices 29-08-2013 06:59 PM

    The Delhi High Courton Thursday directed the central government to take steps to ensure that onion prices fall so that common people do not suffer. Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) alleging inaction by the government in controlling onion prices....
  • Pawar resumes office after NCP-Congress truce 26-07-2012 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly a week after skipping work over problems with the Congress, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar resumed office on Thursday, a day after NCP-Congress announced a truce. The NCP's tiff with the Congress came to an end on Wednesday with both parties agreeing to set up coordination centres. Pawar...
  • Manmohan forced to take over Pawar's role 25-07-2012 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: At a time when drought is looming large over the country and food inflation is going up, it seems Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has gone missing, forcing the Prime Minister's Office to virtually take over the ministry. Pawar, who turned vocal with his ire over "lack of coordination"...
  • Pawar prepares contingency plan to tackle drought 03-07-2012 12:03 PM

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar met officials on Tuesday morning to take stock of the situation. ...
  • Drought fears: Agriculture Ministry prepares contingency plan 03-07-2012 09:18 AM

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is expected to hold a high-level meeting on Tuesday to take stock of the drought-like situation in many states. ...
  • Agri Min pitches for crop loan at 3% in Budget 2012 13-02-2012 04:12 PM

    In its Budget wish-list, the Agriculture Ministry has demanded lowering of interest rate on crop loans to 3% for those farmers who pay in time, from the existing 4%. According to sources, the ministry has suggested an additional one per cent interest subvention (subsidy) on short-term crop loans of up...
  • Delhi: onion prices drop, subsidised sale to end 31-01-2011 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: With a sharp fall in onion prices in the retail market to Rs 30 per kg, the government on Monday decided to end the subsidised sale of the kitchen staple from Tuesday in the national capital, but it would continue to monitor the situation to prevent the recurrence...
  • Onion farmers in Nashik face hard times 21-12-2010 11:42 PM

    Nashik: While onion prices spiral, the onion farmer seems to be struggling with crop loss and even lower yields. In Nashik, the country's onion growing centre, anger and desperation loom large. Subhash Khotwal is an onion farmer in Nashik whose major part of the onion yield turned out be rotten....
  • Asked PM to relieve me of food portfolio: Pawar 17-12-2010 07:29 PM

    Pune: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who until recently drew flak for hike in prices of essential commodities, on Friday said he had proposed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to relieve him of the food portfolio which was vetoed by him. "I had told the Prime Minister to relieve me of...
  • SC raps Pawar, says give rotting grain to poor 31-08-2010 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and criticised his statements that rotting food grain cannot be distributed to the poor free of cost. "Free of cost distribution of food grain was a part of the order. Tell your Minister that distribution...
  • Sharad Pawar faces criticism for rising food prices 10-10-2009 03:20 PM

    Pawar's party NCP is having a tough time wooing voters in Maharashtra. ...