Central Bank of India Launches Loan Schemes for MSMEs, Farmers

Mumbai, Apr 29 () State-run Central Bank of India on Wednesday launched various schemes to provide liquidity support to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), agriculture, and self-help group borrowers that are affected by the COVID-19-induced lockdown. For MSME borrowers that are standard, the bank is offering an emergency line of credit up to 10 […]

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 […]

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls on PM to seek withdrawal of value cut on shriveled wheat

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh urged for an immediate withdrawal of the value cut imposed by the center on farmers also allowing relaxations in specific relation to shrivelled grains and lustre loss due to unseasonal rains in the state. While notifying the PM, the chief minister expressed grief as well as shock that even […]

FSII Members Pledge INR 9 crores for COVID-19 Relief Measures

Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) along with its members have pledge now pledged donations of over Rs 9 cr towards PM Cares Fund, Chief Minister relief funds for fighting COVID19, also known as Corona virus. The donations will be used for measures like PPE, Safety measures, Food distribution and Awareness programmes. FSII has […]

[Commentary] Covid-19 and food security: Lessons for Indian Agriculture

Commentary by M.S. Swaminathan (as told to Nitya Rao) on 22 April 2020 Strong agricultural genetic diversity can strengthen food security and in turn reduce vulnerability to infections such as the current pandemic. In this commentary, eminent agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan draws on some of his early research on potato, focusing on the spread of pests and […]

PM-KISAN: One more year exemption from Aadhaar to be given to Assam, Meghalaya, J-K, Ladakh

The Centre on Wednesday extended till March 2021 the relaxation given to Assam, Meghalaya, Jammu Kashmir, and Ladakh from the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of data of beneficiaries under the PM-KISAN scheme. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Union cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan […]

Govt cuts subsidy for non-urea fertilisers, to cost ₹22,186.55 crore for FY21

The Centre on Wednesday slashed the subsidy on non-urea fertilisers, a move that would reduce the burden on the exchequer to ₹22,186.55 crore in this fiscal amid the COVID-19 outbreak. A decision in this regard was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The CCEA […]

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 […]

Rice-fish farming system in India is in urgent need of conservation and promotion

Along with reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, co-culture systems have beneficial effects on farm income and improving the livelihood of poor rural people and progressive farmer. Rapid human population growth poses many challenges, especially food shortages, malnutrition, limited means of irrigation and shrinking land resources besides deteriorating environmental quality. Sustainable intensification of agricultural production […]