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 […]

Daily Onion Price Index – December 7, 2019

Onion prices continued to rise in many cities across the country, though the maximum recorded by government agencies on Saturday remained unchanged at Rs 165 a kilo. In Wayanad and Thiruvanthapuram, onion prices climbed Rs 5-10 a kilo from the Friday’s level. Onions continued to be most affordable in Jhansi, but prices of the bulb […]

Farmers didn’t gain from rise in onion prices

The onino price rise has left citizens teary-eyed as the onion prices in wholesale markets have touched Rs 100 per Kg and the prices are expected to soar till February. Retail price of onions nearing Rs 100 per kilogram in some states. (Photo: PTI) The onino price rise has left citizens teary-eyed as the onion […]

Returning funds treachery of Maharashtra: Sena on Ananthkumar Hegde’s claims

Amid the flutter caused by BJP leader Pankaja Munde after she removed her party’s name from her Twitter bio, Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Monday said she was not leaving the party. “The BJP leaders are in touch with Pankaja Munde. She is introspecting after her defeat but it does not mean she is […]

Odisha Minister calls farmers to know procurement of paddy

Telephone numbers of farmers from Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi, and Malkangiri districts were selected randomly. BHUBANESWAR: Minister for Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Rajendra Pratap Swain on Saturday called farmers of several western Odisha districts over the telephone to enquire about paddy purchased from them at mandis and whether payment was made to them on […]

Farmers taste success with vanilla beans

Vanilla farming seems to have brought a flavour of success to a handful of farmers in Kerala at a time when prices of other plantation crops are moving southward. Because of lower production, prices of dry vanilla beans is hovering between ₹22,000 and ₹30,000 a kg, depending on quality. “It cannot be said that prices are declining, […]

India to produce record cotton crop for 2019-20, predicts USDA

Cites good monsoon coupled with higher MSP making fibre crop preferred over others India is set to retain its numero uno position in cotton cultivation globally. The latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate for the marketing year 2019-20 has projected India’s cotton crop at 305 lakh US bales (each of 217.7 kg), which works out […]

Govt Extends Aadhaar Seeding Date for PM-Kisan Plan till November 30

Under the PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing annually Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers. NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday extended the Aadhaar seeding date till November 30 to avail Rs 6,000 benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme to help farmers buy farm inputs ahead of rabi sowing […]

Agri Loan Moratorium Extended Till December 31

Thiruvananthapuram: The moratorium on rescheduled agricultural loans has been extended until December 31. The decision came in a meeting of bank representatives called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday. A total of 1.31 lakh customers have rescheduled small and medium loans for home, agriculture and education. However, the new deadline will apply only […]

Community Farming in Goa Emerges as a Tool Against Land Conversion

Many villagers in Goa have banded together to revive rice cultivation through collective mechanized sowing and transplanting. The success in several villages has now become a catalyst for others, particularly for those who want to resist real estate development. The acreage under paddy cultivation has fallen significantly over the years in Goa. The fallow fields […]