Agriculture

  • For first time in Budget, agriculture, farmers got priority: Radha Mohan September 2, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government completed 100 days in office, each ministry is giving its report card. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan said for the first time in Budget, agriculture and farmers got priority. He said, "Two important schemes - Pradham Mantri Irrigation Plan and Soil Health Cards to be given...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security December 7, 2013

    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. ...
  • People cut down onion consumption as it hits Rs 80 per kg September 17, 2013

    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 September 17, 2013

    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. ...
  • Should onion exports be banned? August 13, 2013

    In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. ...
  • Onion prices reaches Rs 70 per kg, double in August alone August 13, 2013

    In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. It's selling between Rs 70 and Rs 80 rupees per kg. ...
  • Economic growth expected to slow down further: Experts November 30, 2012

    There are more concerns on the economic front as quarter 2 GDP dipped to 5.3 per cent from 5.5 per cent in the first quarter. ...
  • Drought situation worrying, says Sharad Pawar July 29, 2012

    Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar has raised an alarm over possible drought this year. "Low rainfall has led to drought problem in several regions of the country. I am hoping and praying that there will be adequate rain in August and September which will provide relief. But as of now...
  • Weak monsoon: Is the govt ready to stem the rural distress? July 17, 2012

    Agriculture Ministry is ready with its contingency plan which focuses on supply of alternative seeds. ...
  • Late monsoon may affect pulses, not paddy: Sharad Pawar July 6, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that the monsoon situation was worrisome as far as the pulses were concerned. ...
  • The Last Word: How serious is the monsoon situation? July 3, 2012

    In the wake of the weak monsoon, what steps should the government be considering? ...
  • Pawar prepares contingency plan to tackle drought July 3, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar met officials on Tuesday morning to take stock of the situation. ...
  • Drought fears: Agriculture Ministry prepares contingency plan July 3, 2012

    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. ...
  • GDP growth dives to 5.3 pc for the fourth quarter May 31, 2012

    For the year, growth dropped to a three year low - 6.5 per cent against a robust 7.8 percent last year. ...
  • More public sector investment needed in agriculture sector: Left March 16, 2012

    Left leader D Raja on Friday said that the government will have to step up investment in agriculture sector and social sector. ...
  • 'Increase agriculture productivity to control inflation' November 4, 2011

    CNN-IBN is putting forth 3 solutions and its probable impact to control inflation. ...
  • Face The Budget: Challenge of agriculture February 24, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, 'How India will tackle the problem of agriculture'. ...
  • Budget 2011: Nisha Agrawal's suggestions February 18, 2011

    Ahead of Budget 2011, Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, suggests ways to tackle inflation. ...
  • 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...
  • Focus Agriculture: TERI on ensuring food security December 5, 2009

    Officials at TERI meet to discuss ensuring agricultural sustainability through agri-innovation. ...
  • Ajit Singh thanks UPA for looking out for farmers November 20, 2009

    New Delhi: After it was cleared that like earlier, sugar mill owners would continue to bear State Advisory Price, in an interview with CNN-IBN RLD President Ajit Singh thanked the UPA Government for agreeing to review the ordinance and paying heed to the demands of the farmers. ...
  • Sharad Pawar faces criticism for rising food prices October 10, 2009

    Pawar's party NCP is having a tough time wooing voters in Maharashtra. ...
  • Watch: Pawar fears drought, plans next move July 11, 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...
  • Watch: Winners of Marathan Awards 2008 November 11, 2008

    Marathan awards recognises the companies that have used innovative ways to get down to the ground root levels. This year 264 companies from eight countries competed for the award. ...
  • National Wipes: Big news from across India March 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Army bade farewell to Lieutenant Colonel M S Kadam who died in an encounter with militants in Baramulla district. The ambit of the loan waiver announced by the UPA Government could be widened. The Administrative Reforms Commission does not want prime agriculture land to be given for...