Agriculture Sector

  • Confident that India will see great progress in agriculture sector: Modi 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that break through in agricultural research must translate into benefits for Indian farmers. Addressing the 86th Indian Council of Agriculture Research Foundation Day and Awards Ceremony, he said that he was confident that India will see great progress in the agriculture...
  • Change India: How can we transform stagnant agriculture sector February 16, 2014

    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. ...
  • AP government constitutes GoM on agriculture sector June 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Friday constituted an 11-member Group of Ministers to provide policy direction to the agriculture sector for the 12th Plan. The GoM will also monitor and review the performance of the agriculture sector during the 12th Plan period. Minister for Agriculture will be chairman of the...
  • HSBC, Morgan Stanley cut India's FY14 GDP forecasts March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Morgan Stanley and HSBC each cut their India's economic growth forecasts for 2013/14 to 6.0 per cent from 6.2 per cent to reflect lower-than-expected growth in the October-December quarter. HSBC says it expects 50 basis points of additional rate cuts in the calendar year 2013, and "a slightly more...
  • Punjab farmers unhappy with Union Budget 2012 March 16, 2012

    Chandigarh: Punjab farmers on Friday gave thumbs down to the Union Budget 2012-13 for failing in announcing any special package to reinvigorate the state s farm sector. "No package is announced for Punjab’s agricultural sector which has been the food bowl of the country for decades to rejuvenate the farm sector...
  • Bonanza for farmers, to get loans at 4 per cent February 28, 2011

    New Delhi: In a bonanza to the farming community, the government on Monday announced loans at interest rate of four per cent -- three per cent less than market rate -- for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1...
  • Budget 2011: concessions and incentives expected February 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The salaried class and the farmers can expect some goodies from the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Keeping an eye on assembly elections in five states, in Budget 2011-12, Mukherjee is likely to give tax concessions to the salaried class and offer incentives to farmers to give relief from...
  • Agriculture finally gets the attention December 10, 2006

    New Delhi: The adage 'as you sow, so shall you reap' may have lost meaning in the crisis-ridden farm sector with its share in the economy declining to less than a quarter, but the Centre now appears focused to revitalise the sector that supports 60 per cent of the country's...