India Passes INR 170K Cr Covid-19 Package For Farmers, Daily Wagers

1.Farmers will get an instalment of INR 2000 under PM-KISAN scheme in April 2.Govt has increased the daily wages of workers employed under the MNREGA 3.INR 50 Lakh insurance cover for medical professionals has also been announced With small and medium businesses, agricultural units, farmers and daily workers hit hard by the nationwide lockdown in […]

Coronavirus Pandemic is Ominous News for India’s Rabi Crops and Farm-to-Food Chain

During the coronavirus crisis, income support platforms must be utilized by both the state and the Centre. Social distancing should be a norm in wheat procurement mandis. As India goes into a 21-day lockdown, the Narendra Modi government has sought to reassure an anxious public that the country has multiple times the required reserve of food grains […]

21-day lockdown: Is India prepared to meet the supply requirements of foodstuffs?

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that the Centre and state governments will take all steps to ensure the supply of “essential items” during the lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus, which has now been made nationwide and extended for a further 21-day period. The Indian Express takes stock of how prepared India is to meet the supply requirements of the most […]

After coronavirus, poultry farmers in Karnataka and Kerala hit by bird flu

Farmers in the two states have reportedly begun culling chickens, while the state governments have restricted supply of chicken across their borders After coronavirus hit consumption of chicken and eggs to a multi-year low, poultry farmers in Karnataka and Kerala are facing another problem — bird flu or, formally, the H5N1 virus. The source is migratory birds from the east. Farmers in the […]

Rain causes loss in Rabi crops of wheat, mustard

The prices of mustard and potato, the most affected commodities, are likely to increase due to damage to crops. The retail price of potato has begun firming up in some states as rains have lashed main potato sown areas in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Chandigarh: Rabi crops have faced the brunt of above normal rains this […]

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 […]

World Soil Day 2019: Current Theme, History and Key Facts

World Soil Day also highlights the growing problem due to population expansion. Therefore, it is necessary to take a step to reduce the erosion of soil, to maintain fertility so that food safety can be ensured.  Soil is made up of minerals, organic matter, and air in different proportions. It is important for life as […]