Modi govt to give Rs 15,000 crore to farmers under PM KISAN scheme

This will help farmers support their living during the nationwide lockdown, due to which farmers are not able to sell their produce. The government so far has distributed around Rs 54,000 crore benefiting 87.1 million farmers over four equal instalments, starting from December 2019. NEW DELHI: The Modi government at the Centre is set to […]

Modi govt to give Rs 15,000 crore to farmers under PM KISAN scheme

he Modi government at the Centre is set to transfer around Rs 15,000 crore to close to 75 million farmers from April 1 under the PM KISAN scheme, which gives farmers cash benefit of Rs 2000 in three equal instalments. This will help farmers support their living during the nationwide lockdown, due to which farmers […]

Govt approves expenditure of Rs 1,061 cr to reimburse losses on cotton sale under MSP

The Centre on Saturday approved an additional expenditure of Rs 748.08 crore for Cotton Corporation of India and Maharashtra State Co-operative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation towards reimbursement of losses on sale of cotton procured under MSP operations during cotton years 2014-15 and 2015-16. It also approved an expenditure of Rs 312.93 crore for reimbursing the […]

Maharashtra budget allocates ₹7,000 cr for farm loan waiver scheme

MUMBAI : The first budget of Maharashtra‘s MVA government, presented in the assembly on Friday, has made a provision of ₹7,000 crore for the ambitious Mahatma Jyotirao Phule farm loan waiver scheme, the total outlay for which is ₹22,000 crore. The outlay for the scheme, which aims to write off crop loans up to ₹2 lakh pending as on September […]

PM-Kusum Scheme on Solar Agricultural Pumps and Renewable Energy

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surakshaevam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme for sustainable development of agriculture in India. Note that PM-KUSUM is prominently led by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). This scheme provides a reliable, renewable and sustainable source of irrigation to farmers using solar agriculture pumps. The scheme has three components which include: Decentralized Grid Connected […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]