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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...

India on track to become self-sufficient in pulses production: Tomar

New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) India, the world''s largest consumer and importer of pulses, is on track to become self-sufficient in production of the protein-rich commodity and will further boost the output to meet global demand, Agriculture Minister Narendra...

Record wheat production expected, acreage over 330 lakh hectares

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Wheat production in the country is expected to touch new heights as the acreage of wheat sowing has gone beyond 330 lakh hectares this Rabi season, coupled with favourable weather conditions.The acreage of sowing...

Farmers’ Science Congress big boost for farming community’

Bengaluru, Jan 6 (IANS) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General Trilochan Mohapatra on Monday said the initiation of Farmers'' Science Congress, a part of the ongoing 107th Indian Science Congress, is a big encouragement for the farming...

Punjab heads towards record production of cotton

Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Punjab is expected to see a record production of cotton this year at 18.20 lakh bales against last year's 12.23 lakh bales, state agriculture officials said on Thursday.With this, an average production per acre crossed the...

Govt says committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Amid slow pace of economic growth, it might be a challenging task for the government to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income in the next three years, but the government says it is moving...

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BCCI is ready for ‘cloded door games’ says says fans’ safety priority

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has made it clear that under present circumstances, the...

LAC heats up as India, China take diplomatic route

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Increased tension between China and India along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has forced both the countries militaries...

ICMR revises guidelines for use of Hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued revised guidelines for use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the malaria drug,...

Indian Immunologicals working on Covid-19 vaccine

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) is developing a vaccine for coronavirus in a cross-continental collaboration.It is leading the...

BCCI is ready for ‘cloded door games’ says says fans’ safety priority

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has made it clear that under present circumstances, the country should be ready for...