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During Lockdown, farmers were harvesting, making records in terms of sowing: PM

New Delhi: As the pandemic severely hits the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the rural economy of India is on a strong footing, bucking the overall economic slowdown, courtesy the ‘record’ procurement of farmers’ produce by the government.Speaking...

FAO warns India of locust attack, choppers pressed into service

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned India of major locusts attacks in the coming days, following which the government has intensified its efforts to tackle the menace. The...

Amid pandemic, direct seeding of rice helps Punjab farmers

Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) The concept of self-reliant India is growing among farmers of Punjab, one of the country''s prominent granaries, with the pruning of farm labour caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.Even the farmers are branching...

Londoners to taste royal Bihar litchi as farmers go ‘glocal’

Patna, June 10 (IANS) Famous for its sweet and succulent royal litchi, Muzaffarpur in Bihar is now on the gourmets charts in Europe. For the first time, a litchi farmer from Muzaffarpur has sold his litchi crop to a...

Centre allots Rs 4,000 cr to states under ”Per Drop More Crop”

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Central government has allocated Rs 4,000 crore as annual allotment to states for the current financial year under ''Per Drop More Crop'' component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC).The state governments have...

Agriculture sector running smoothly amid Lockdown, to be less impacted

New Delhi, Apr 29 (PTI) The government has pinned its hope on the farm sector to keep the economy running amid the COVID-19 stress, saying the agrarian industry is functioning "smoothly" and would be less impacted unlike manufacturing and...

67% wheat harvested, summer crop sowing in progress: Agri Ministry

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Wheat crop harvesting reached around 67 per cent of the total area under cultivation so far and summer crop sowing is also in progress despite a nationwide lockdown as timely intervention by the central...

”Indians avoid agriculture studies due to lack of awareness”

Bengaluru, April 7 (IANS) Many Indian students are not taking up agricultural studies due to lack of awareness, an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) official said on Monday at the first-ever Farmers'' Science Congress held at the ongoing...

Cabinet nod for formation of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave its approval for a scheme for the formation of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in five years to ensure economies of scale for farmers.The...

India and World Bank signed agreement to improve groundwater management

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): The India government and the World Bank on Monday signed a USD 450 million loan agreement to support the national programme to arrest the country's depleting groundwater levels and strengthen groundwater institutions.The World Bank-supported...

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India’s consumer price inflation rises as food prices soar

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A substantial rise in food prices lifted India’s July retail inflation to 6.93 per...

Emergency considered blackest era in Indian democracy: SC

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Holding lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court through a tweet in June, the Supreme Court on...

Ranveer Singh’s music label aims to celebrate sounds of India

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood livewire star Ranveer Singh, who has his own independent music label, says his vision is to make India listen...

‘Social distancing reduced Covid-19 infection rates by 45% in Europe’

Copenhagen, Aug 14 (IANS) A new study has revealed that social distancing during the six weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced infection rates...

SC allows registration of BS-IV vehicles purchased before Mar 31

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a big relief to thousands of people, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the registration of BS-IV vehicles,...