Gujarat wages war against locusts

About 6,000 hectares affected before State ‘pushes’ the locusts out Farmers in Gujarat can heave a sigh of relief after the State administration successfully eliminated a large chunk of locusts and forced the remaining lot to leave Gujarat borders from the North. “Since last night, we have not found locusts at any place in Banaskantha […]

Khattar launches Atal Canteen in Karnal; labourers, farmers to get food for Rs 10

The canteens are named after former PM late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, but the government failed to launch it on his birthday on December 25 Karnal Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the state’s first Atal Kisan-Mazdoor canteens at the Karnal grain market on Sunday. At this canteen, farmers and labourers coming to the mandi will […]

Breaking News Latest Updates Highlights of December 23

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: At Jagran English, we ensure you receive all the latest news across all beats taking place in India or across the globe. Here we provide you a brief coverage across all genres, including politics, business, India, world, sports and entertainment. Today, we will have a key focus on the Jharkhand […]

December wheat stocks hit 7-year high on poor offtake; may pose storage challenge

Wheat stocks in the central pool at the beginning of December stood at 351 lakh tonnes, a seven-year high, on muted demand for the grain sold by the Food Corporation of India due to its high price. These stocks could add to the storage worries of the government in the days ahead as farmers are […]

PAU: Progressive farmers, time to apply for awards

The progressive farmers of Punjab will be honoured during the PAU Kisan Mela in March 2020 for their excellenc…Read MoreThe directorate of extension education of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana has invited applications from the farmers of the state for the ‘Innovative Farmer Awards 2020’. The progressive farmers of Punjab will be honoured during the PAU Kisan […]

Uttar Pradesh govt aims to support 75 MW farmland solar plants in 2019-20

Under KUSUM scheme, the state government will help farmers in setting up an aggregate 75 MW capacity of grid-connected solar plants—in capacities of up to 2 MW—on their barren or cultivable land. The state of Uttar Pradesh has so far distributed 25,511 solar pumps for irrigation. Under  Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) rural solar […]

In-Depth | When onion made India cry: How onion price rise affects politics, business and the common man

The price of onion has been hovering above Rs 100 per kilogram for over a month leaving the entire nation wailing. Skyrocketed prices of this key kitchen staple has not only left households teary-eyed but traders, wholesalers, and farmers have also been equally affected as people are beginning to cut back using the costly bulb. […]

Onion retail price tracker: Thursday, December 12

The arrival of domestic produce and imported stock has cooled down onion prices, though the maximum retail price as recorded on the Department of Consumer Affairs website is unchanged at ₹160/kg on Thursday The retail price of the bulb has moderated at many centres, but remains elevated at some The fresh arrival of domestic produce and […]

Skill Development in Agriculture Sector

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a Public Private Partnership organization. The NSDC has facilitated creation of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) that are industry led bodies to ensure addressing skill requirements of various sectors. The scheme promotes skilling […]

Nadendla Manohar seeks support from farmers for Pawan Kalyan’s one-day hunger strike on December 12

Jana Sena senior leader Nadendla Manohar urged the people to support solidarity with the Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan’s one-day fast in Kakinada on December 12 seeking a solution to the problems faced by farmers in the state. He said in a statement that Jana Sena leaders, activists and sympathizers should come to Kakinada to […]