Agricultural

  • Uttarakhand government to spend Rs 161 crore for livelihood creation 03-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Uttarakhand government will spend Rs 161 crore for creation of livelihood opportunities and improvement of agricultural produce in the calamity hit areas of Uttarakhand to help affected people back on their feet. The amount will be spent under Integrated Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP)...
  • Let farmers decide about GM crops, not governments

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Governments must 'do' as little as possible to be considered legitimate. People must 'do', not governments. When the latter 'do' anything at all, they tread...

  • Tariq Anwar flays Speaker's decision to recognise 13 rebel RJD MLAs 02-03-2014 07:07 PM

    Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Tariq Anwar on Sunday flayed Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary for recognising 13 rebel RJD MLAs as a separate group and said the latter should have consulted constitutional experts and taken views of the individual MLAs before arriving at a...
  • LS polls: Punjab woos farmers, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh follow it 22-02-2014 05:55 PM

    Chandigarh: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, leaders across the political divide are looking to woo the farmers. Speaking at the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that there should be a separate budget along the lines of the Railway Budget for agriculture. Punjab leaders...
  • Agri credit to cross Rs 7 lakh cr;exports to surge over $ 45 bn 17-02-2014 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: Agriculture credit is likely to exceed the target of Rs 7,00,000 crore while farm exports are expected to increase to over USD 45 billion in the current fiscal, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. "We are proud of stellar performance of agriculture....Agriculture credit is likely to touch...
  • Change India: How can we transform stagnant agriculture sector 16-02-2014 04:21 PM

    In the seventh edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM', ten policy initiatives that will enable the next prime minister to transform India's stagnant agriculture sector have been highlighted. ...
  • Bihar narrows down gap with country in per capita income: Report 14-02-2014 08:08 PM

    With per capita income of Rs 30,930, Bihar has been narrowing down the gap in a big way with the national average, according to the latest economic survey presented in the state Assembly on Friday. The per capita income of Bihar in 2012-13 was Rs 30,930, the survey presented by...
  • UK floods pose threat to animal welfare, farm investment 14-02-2014 08:38 AM

    London: The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment despite continuing global growth in demand for food. Floods have destroyed cattle bedding and feed in flood-hit regions such as southwest...
  • UP Berozgaar Sangh members clash with police over wanting to meet CM 11-02-2014 07:49 AM

    A scuffle took place between police and members of an organisation of unemployed people outside the Chandra Shekhar Azad AgricultureUniversity in Kanpur, just before the arrival of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the convocation ceremony of the university. Nearly 40 members of 'Uttar Pradesh Berozgaar Sangh' led by its president...
  • State's GDP to grow at 7.05 per cent in 2013-14: Survey 08-02-2014 08:39 AM

    Chhattisgarh is expected to grow at 7.05 per cent in 2013-14 fiscal, the state economic survey tabled in the assembly on Friday said. As per the survey, the state's per capita income is likely to attain the level of Rs 56,990 in 2013-14. Chief Minister Raman Singh, who also hold...
  • Kerala budget focuses on agriculture sector and farmers 24-01-2014 03:16 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala budget for the year 2014-15 gave more prominence to farmers and the agriculture sector. The Budget presented by Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani has set aside about Rs 50 crore for an income guaranteed scheme. The scheme benefits farmers cultivating within two hectares of land in case their...
  • I-T finds irregularities in Virbhadra's agricultural income: Report 04-01-2014 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: Income Tax authorities in Himachal Pradesh have found irregularities in the agricultural income filed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. According to reports, IT authorities have allegedly stumbled upon revelations that tonnes of apples from Virbhadra Singh's orchards were transported in oil tankers and on two wheelers. National daily,...
  • Political parties urge Finance Commission to provide higher tax revenue 03-01-2014 05:19 PM

    Burying their differences, all political parties in Bihar have collectively urged the 14th Finance Commission to provide higher tax revenue to the state to tide over socio-economic backwardness on long-term basis. In a joint memorandum prepared by mainstream political parties, and academic and professional organisations, the 14th Finance Commission has...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security 07-12-2013 01:12 PM

    In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. ...
  • India has its way at WTO, demand for no cap on food subsidy accepted 07-12-2013 07:50 AM

    Bali: In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. After burning the midnight oil and...
  • Bihar sets target to procure 30 lakh tonnes paddy 04-12-2013 10:37 PM

    Bihar has set a target to procure 30 lakh tonnes of paddy this year at a minimum support price of Rs 1,310 per quintal for the ordinary produce, state Food Minister Shyam Rajak said on Wednesday. Primary agricultural credit societies (PACS) have been asked to purchase 23 lakh tonne and...
  • India will secure and protect right to food security at WTO, says Anand Sharma 29-11-2013 06:22 PM

    Ahead of next week's WTO meet in Bali, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Friday asserted that India will secure and protect its right to food security and strive for a permanent immunity from any kind of farm subsidy breach. He also said that India will remain positively engaged with the...
  • Issue NBW against official for not filing affidavit: HC 29-11-2013 05:39 PM

    Allahabad High Court has ordered issuance of non-bailable warrant against a senior Uttar Pradesh government officer and asked him to be present "in custody before this court" on December 12 for not filing a personal affidavit in compliance with an earlier order. In the order of November 27, Justice Sudhir...
  • Women enslaved in London joined a 'collective' with captors, says Police 24-11-2013 12:14 AM

    Three women enslaved in London for 30 years lived in some kind of "collective" where they were controlled by their captors - a couple now in their 60s - through brainwashing and beatings, police said on Saturday. The women were freed four weeks ago but the police only spoke about...
  • Inflation to remain at elevated level this year: RBI 28-10-2013 06:34 PM

    Wholesale price-based inflation that jumped to 6.46 per cent in September, is likely to remain around the same level in the second half of the current financial year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday. In a note released ahead of the second quarter review of monetary policy...
  • Increase water use efficiency, says Pranab Mukherjee 28-10-2013 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: India is home to 17 per cent of the global population but has only four per cent of water resource, and so it is vital to focus on water use efficiency, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Speaking at the India Water Forum in New Delhi, Mukherjee said...
  • 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...
  • P Chidambaram to meet bank chiefs on Tuesday 21-10-2013 06:27 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet chairmen and managing directors of public sector banks on Tuesday to review their performance, especially the situation of non-performing assets and credit growth. The meeting will take place at the State Bank of India (SBI) main branch office in the national capital. Chiefs of...
  • Seed scam: State vigilance bureau questions former Agriculture Minister 16-10-2013 12:56 PM

    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...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Heavy rains lash Jharkhand today 13-10-2013 12:12 PM

    Heavy rains on Sunday lashed Jharkhand following the "peripheral effect" of cyclone Phailin, now centred in neighbouring Odisha, and more rains have been forecast in the state till Monday. "The peripheral effect following Phailin that lay centred in Odisha began in Jharkhand since early morning with heavy rains lashing several...
  • Economy to see turnaround in coming quarters, asserts Montek Singh Ahluwalia 09-10-2013 03:23 PM

    India's GDP will see a turnaround in the coming quarters on account of various steps taken by the government to spur growth as well as good agricultural production, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. "Taking all these things together, I expect to see recovery in the...
  • IDFC's jaundiced Rural Development Report

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Last week (26 November), IDFC released its rural development report. Planning Commission Member Mihir Shah, who chaired the report's advisory council lauded Rural Development Minister...

  • J&K Agriculture Minister offers himself for probe 25-09-2013 05:40 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Wednesday said he would offer himself for an open, time-bound 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...
  • 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....