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Monsoon rain covers most parts of cane, cotton, soybean fields in India

Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in wes...

18 Jul 2019

Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India, the country's weather office said on Tuesday.Monsoon rain covers most parts of cane, cotton, soybean fields in India Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India, the country's weather office said on Tuesday.

  • Natural farming not only solution to chemicals in food: NITI Aayog member

    NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand on Tuesday said public perception of growing harmful effects of chemicals in food cannot be addressed by organic farming or zero budget farming alone. Chand said the plant protection industry should play an active role in assuring consumers that all chemicals aren’t harmful and must educate farmers to adopt good farm practices and stop excessive use of chemicals.

    17 Jul 2019

  • Government plans to tweak PMFBY; to make crop insurance voluntary to all farmers

    NEW DELHI: Making crop insurance voluntary to all farmers, removal of high premium crops, giving flexibility to states to provide customised add on products -- are some of the key changes the Centre is planning to make to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), a senior government official said Monday

    16 Jul 2019

  • Government to study water use in agriculture as water crisis looms

    NEW DELHI: With water stress increasing in many parts of the country, the agriculture ministry and NITI Aayog are planning to carry out an extensive study on agricultural use of water which, in future, will help farmers opt for cultivation based on water consumption levels.

    16 Jul 2019

  • Opportunity knocks for Indian agriculture

    Since the mid-1990s, India has raised GDP per capita by more than 5% per year, cut the incidence of poverty in half, and significantly decreased undernourishment. India is one of the fastest growing G20 economies, largely reflecting an ambitious reform agenda launched in 2014. India has emerged as a major exporter of several agricultural commodities, and has also been diversifying production towards high value pulses, fruits, vegetables, and livestock products.

    15 Jul 2019

  • In water-stressed India, farmers may be asked to irrigate less

    India should provide incentives to farmers to adopt efficient water use to avert a looming crisis, according to the Economic Survey presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in parliament. The South Asian nation should introduce improved irrigationNSE 1.47 % methods, use technologies and change cropping patterns to reduce the use of ground water, of which 89% is extracted for irrigation purposes, the survey said on Thursday.

    05 Jul 2019

  • Why India needs to act swiftly on pragmatic plans to fix its agrarian crisis

    Despite the annual Budget outlay increasing by about 144% since India’s first Budget in Nov 1947 to the interim Budget in February earlier this year, the status of the Indian farmer hasn’t improved considerably. The most ambitious strategic and action plan of the NITI Aayog is yet to be delivered at the grassroots level. Also, food adequacy and nutritional security at the farm household level in various parts of the country are cause for concern for planners.

    04 Jul 2019

  • Maharashtra govt under fire for graft in agriculture sector

    As per CAG’s report for the year ended March 2018, the seed which was not notified for the state was distributed to the farmers, resulting in lesser yields. Amidst dismal performance of agriculture, the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) has castigated the state government for pitfalls in distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers for the period 2013-18. Even though several cases of misappropriation of money collected as farmers’ contribution by officials from beneficiaries were r

    03 Jul 2019

  • Agriculture backbone, cooperative movement soul of India: Tomar

    NEW DELHI: Minister of agriculture and farmers’ welfare, GoI, Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday asserted that while agriculture was the backbone of India, the cooperative movement is the soul of India. Tomar said this while jointly addressing a curtain raiser event along with minister of commerce & industry and railways, Piyush Goyal to announce the India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) which will be held in New Delhi in October 2019.

    03 Jul 2019

  • Agriculture sector seeks ease of doing farming

    Want the Budget to extend farmers' income transfer scheme; go for structural re-haul with better logistic, transportation and marketing system; strengthen farmers' financial withholding capacity with farms loans based on warehouse collateral

    02 Jul 2019

  • Govt sets up high-powered committee to look into agrarian issues

    As per the offer, the committee would also examine various provisions of Essential Commodity Act (ECA), 1955 and suggest changes in the ECA to attract private investments in agricultural marketing and infrastructure. Government has set up a high-powered committee of chief ministers to deliberate and suggests ways to transform agriculture and raising of farmers' income following a directive from PM Narendra Modi at the governing council meeting of NITI Aayog last month.

    02 Jul 2019

  • Government to give status of farmers to landless beekeepers

    The committee was set up to identify ways of advancing beekeeping in India that can help in improving agricultural productivity, enhancing employment generation.

    28 Jun 2019

  • West Bengal launches free crop insurance scheme for farmers

    The crop insurance scheme would be free of cost for the farmers since the government will pay the full premium.

    28 Jun 2019


    India is witnessing the IoT revolution and is being deployed across various verticals including agriculture. With the advancement in technology at hand, the opportunities for IoT to revolutionise the agricultural sector is magnanimous. According to IoT India Congress 2018, Indian IoT market is expected to grow from $3 billion to $9 billion by 2020 across sectors such as telecom, health, vehicles, homes, entire cities and manufacturing floors and computers. The pace of India’s digital revolution

    13 Jun 2019

  • Pre-Budget meet: Farm sector seeks more investments, India Inc wants tax sops

    Kicking off the Budget consultations with agriculture experts and India Inc, as she prepares for her maiden Budget to be presented on July 5, Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said that concerns of the farm sector are high on priority list of the government

    12 Jun 2019

  • Policy Point | How market reforms can tackle agrarian distress

    Agricultural market reforms have been stuck in the middle for 15 years as it is a state subject. There is no doubt that the agrarian sector is in the grip of distress in general, and in some parts, even a crisis, due to various domestic and global factors. Many short-term relief and reform measures are being attempted to deal with this situation in the last couple of years at the Union and state level, ranging from loan waivers to direct cash payments across many states, besides the focus on do

    10 Jun 2019

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25 Aug 2017

Radha Mohan Singh
Union Agriculture Minister

Name : Radha Mohan Singh

Designation : Union Agriculture Minister

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Name : Dr NC Patel

Designation : Vice Chancellor, Anand Agricultural University

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19 Jan 2016

Crop insurance scheme brings cheers

In view of the growing volatility in the agriculture sector caused by vagaries of nature as well as market fluctuations, it is heartening to see the new Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

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