MOHAN SINGH

  • Government assures of all help in case of poor monsoon 4 days ago

    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....
  • Government to introduce new insurance scheme for farmers soon 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday announced that a new insurance scheme for farmers will be introduced soon. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up the issue of compensation for farmers who have incurred heavy losses due to unseasonal rain. The issue...
  • Wheat output prospects in 2015 could fall by 4-5 per cent: Radha Mohan Singh April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Wheat output prospects in 2015 appeared to have been hit by unseasonal rains during the harvest season, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday. "There's some initial reports that suggest wheat output could drop by 4-5 per cent due to unseasonal rains," Singh told a conference of state...
  • 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 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...
  • Mango exports may jump up to 50 pc next fiscal, says Agriculture Minister January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: India's mango exports are expected to rise by 40-50 per cent next fiscal following lifting of ban on import by the European Union, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday. "The lifting of ban by the European Union will boost mango exports. The country's overall exports are...
  • Wish to turn Jharkhand central point of East: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: Touting the Hemant Soren-led government as the worst ever regime in Jharkhand, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished to turn the state as 'central point' of eastern India. "Neither any previous government nor any government future would ever be like the one...
  • Compare NDA and UPA stance on black money, says Radha Mohan Singh November 4, 2014

    Patna: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday mentioned comparative efforts of Narendra Modi government and UPA rule on black money issue and appealed to political parties to speak with "gravity" after seriously pondering over the matter. "Black money issue has today become an important issue in the country. Leaders...
  • India to support Israeli firms to set up dairy firms on PPP September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said that it will extend all cooperation to Israeli companies keen to work in the dairy sector here under the publicprivatepartnership mode. This issue was discussed at a meeting between the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Israeli ambassador HE Daniel Carmon, an official statement...
  • Modi has recharged India with a new hope: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh September 4, 2014

    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh concedes that droughts and floods will impact production in the kharif season but is confident that the government is prepared to face all eventualities. "States which have a rainfall deficiency of more than 50 per cent for 15 consecutive days can give subsidy on...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • Jharkhand: Another central minister shown black flags by JMM August 25, 2014

    Ranchi: Continuing their vow to protest any central minister's visit to Jharkhand, JMM activists showed black flags at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Birsa Munda Chowk in Ranchi on Monday. Singh, who is visiting the state in connection with an official function, was shown black flags by JMM activists...
  • Centre rules out droughtlike conditions, says no SOS from states July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst speculations of scanty rainfall across the country, the Centre has ruled out any possibility of a droughtlike situation. With the MeT department predicting good rainfall in the days to come, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday assured that the state governments have adequate funds to handle...
  • Government discusses contingency plan to tackle possible drought July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With the spectre of drought looming in several states, Lok Sabha on Tuesday discussed up a contingency plan for districts that could be the worst affected. Delay in onset of monsoon and its slow progress have led to late sowing of paddy, pulses, oilseeds and cotton, but the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 1, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • PM meets Finance, Agriculture, Food Ministers to discuss inflation June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to discuss inflation. Sources say the agenda is to prepare the contingency plans in case of a monsoon deficit. The monsoon's progress has weakened,...
  • Centre plans to turn eastern states into organic farming hub June 16, 2014

    The central government is planning to turn India's eastern states into an organic farminghub, union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in Patna on Monday. "Our priority is to develop Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and eastern Uttar Pradesh into an organic farming hub for development of the region and to provide...
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be launched: Radha Mohan Singh June 14, 2014

    To boost agricultural yield, the Union Agriculture Ministry is going to launch 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana' in the country. "The motive of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana will be to take irrigation water to each and every agricultural field in the country. Farm productivity could not be increased until water...
  • Will enact bill for setting up central university at Motihari: Sushil Modi May 29, 2014

    The NDA government will soon enact a legislation for setting up a Central university at Motihari in Bihar, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said. Modi has spoken to HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh who have assured him that the Bill on setting up the Central...
  • Fiveterm BJP MP Radha Mohan Singh finally gets his reward May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An unsung worker of Jan Sangh and BJP all his life, veteran leader Radha Mohan Singh finally got his reward for his years of toil when he found a berth in the Narendra Modi government. Singh (64) started his career from Motihari in Bihar as an ABVP Nagar...
  • 92-year-old ex-Foreign Secy and Padma Bhushan awardee Jagat Singh Mehta dies March 7, 2014

    Former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta died following age-related ailments. 92-year-old Mehta was ailing for sometime and passed away at his residence on Thursday. He served as foreign secretary between 1976 and 1979.  Born in 1922 to Mohan Singh Mehta, a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1947, Mehta...
  • BJP to focus on Bahuguna govt's handling of calamity in LS polls August 26, 2013

    Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand will make Bahuguna government's alleged slipshod handling of the situation arising out of the June calamity in the state its main poll plank in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. A political resolution to this effect was passed by the party at a meeting of the executive committee...
  • HP: Modi attacks Congress, calls PM 'maun' Mohan Singh October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is on an offensive. In Himachal Pradesh to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, Modi took a dig at the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling him 'Maun' (which means silence) Mohan Singh, in an...
  • SP pledged support to UPAI, not UPAII: Mohan Singh September 17, 2012

    Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh has said that the party will review the situation and decide about its support to UPAII. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks the ability to run India: SP September 12, 2012

    Kolkata: The Samajwadi Party has directly attacked Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi saying he was unfit to lead the country. "Rahul Gandhi lacks the ability to run the country. He has not been able to rise up to the challenge," Samajwadi Party General Secretary Mohan Singh said. When asked about the...
  • Coalgate: 'It is Cong politics to have PM replaced' August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh on Tuesday made the controversial remark that the Congress could well be indulging in politics over coal blocks allocations to have Prime Minister Manmohan Singh replaced by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. Speaking to mediapersons, Singh said, "BJP wants to create a vaccum at...
  • CBI didn't handle the Maya DA case well: SP July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party on Friday expressed disappointment on the Supreme Court order of quashing the CBI probe against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in the disproportionate assets case. Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh said that the CBI did not handle the case effectively. "The CBI was a bit...
  • SP against any attempt to destabilise govt: Mohan Singh June 15, 2012

    Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh said that the party will never support NDA's Presidential candidate. ...
  • We are ready for talks with the UPA on President: SP June 14, 2012

    Samajwadi Party MP Mohan Singh says that Mamata Banerjee and Mulayam Singh can be persuaded to do a rethink on Pranab Mukherjee's name for the President's post. ...