In a first, Telangana govt plans to tell farmers what to grow basis land and climatic conditions

Farmers not following the sowing recommendation will not be offered federally determined minimum support prices, as a form of disincentive. The Telangana government is considering a new recipe to boost farm incomes: dictating farmers, depending on their land and climatic conditions, what to grow, a first in the country. In a nod to Chinese-style regulations, […]

Latest Agriculture Emergency Credit Schemes: Get Instant Short Term Loans from Rs 5000 to Rs 1 Lakh with No Service Charges or Margin

Here comes the good news for the agriculture sector. Punjab National Bank (PNB) which is India’s second-largest public sector bank is giving short term loans under its Agriculture Credit schemes. PNB is offering instant loan facilities under various schemes where loans are being offered without any security or collateral. SHG Covid ‘Covid Tatkal Sahayata Rin’ […]

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala increases stake in Rallis India in Q4FY20

Data available with BSE shows that Jhunjhunwala held as much as 1,93,05,820 shares in Rallis at the end of March 2020 against 1,90,30,820 shares held at the end of December 2019. Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala added 2.75 lakh shares in agrochemicals firm Rallis India during the March quarter of FY20. His stake in Rallis India rose from […]

CSIR’s Kisan Sabha App to connect farmers to supply chain

India’s ongoing lockdown has threatened the agriculture sector as it overlaps with the time of harvest. In the present situation of COVID-19, farmers are looking for help in taking their produce to the market, as also in procuring seeds, fertilizer, etc. from the market. A robust supply chain management is urgently required to facilitate the […]

In PM’s push for farm reforms, a role for Kisan credit cards, PM-KISAN scheme

The government’s focus is on making strategic interventions in the existing marketing eco-system for the farm sector and bringing appropriate reforms in the context of rapid agricultural development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a meeting with ministers and government officials to discuss ways to boost the agriculture sector in India as the country […]

Agriculture sector to grow at 3% in 2020-21 despite Covid-19 lockdown: Modi govt

Estimated growth in the sector has been attributed to normal monsoon this year along with water availability in reservoirs, which is 40-60% higher than last year. New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus lockdown across the country that brought economic activity to a near halt, the Modi government is expecting that agriculture sector could be a silver lining […]

Farmers Alert! Know What to do if Your Name is Not in PM-Kisan List; Check Step by Step Process Here

As we know that India is currently under lockdown due to Coronavirus or Covid-19 that has created havoc across the world putting economies, business & other daily life activities at a halt. Farmers, labourers and poor people are the ones who are suffering the most because of this lockdown. Keeping this in mind the government […]

How to check PM Kisan scheme money and balance

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana also popularly called as PM-Kisan is a scheme that is meant to benefit the farmers in the country. Under the PM Kisan scheme, every farmer in the country will be given a total amount of Rs. 6,000 issued in three instalments of Rs. 2,000. PM-Kisan yojana targets to provide financial assistance […]

What is DBT Agriculture? Know How Farmers can Avail Benefit of Different Agricultural Schemes from Direct Benefit Transfer

The central and state governments have been implementing many schemes for the welfare and benefit of farmers in India. Moreover, the central government has initiated the Direct Benefit Scheme (DBT) for the farmers to give the direct benefit of all the agricultural schemes to his family.   Direct Benefit Transfer or DBT is an attempt to change the mechanism of transferring subsidies launched […]

Indian agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches an agri transport call centre

The union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, on Wednesday, launched the All India Agri Transport Call Centre. This will facilitate inter-state movement of perishables in the current situation of lockdown due to the COVID-19 threat. This round the clock Agri Transport Call Centre is an initiative of the union agriculture ministry for coordination between States […]