Nirmala announces Rs 65,000 crore fertilizer subsidy for farmers

Just two days prior to Diwali, Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday (12 November 2020) has announced a Rs 65,000-crore fertilizer subsidy for the farmers in India as part of her stimulus package to boost the economy.  Sitharaman said Rs 65,000 crore is being offered to ensure sufficient availability of fertilizers to the growers […]

Rural economy: Capacity building should be the focus at this time of free trade, writes MCDC officials

During the initial phases of lockdown, when farmer groups from the interior of Maharashtra visited housing societies in Mumbai and Pune for the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, overwhelmed residents greeted them with smiles and a sense of relief. With the President of India promulgating ‘The Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation)’ […]

Narendra Modi Speech Highlights: Farmers, Taxpayers Behind COVID Welfare Schemes’ Success, Says PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave credit to the farmers and taxpayers for enabling the Centre to provide free foodgrains during the COVID-19 phase to the poor and needy in the country. “If the government today is able to provide free grains to the poor and needy today then the credit goes to […]

PM Modi announces extension of free ration scheme for the poor till november end

Says Government is working on ‘one nation, one ration card’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November. In a televised address to the nation, Modi also said the government was […]

Amid Pandemic Scare, Monsoon Showers Bring Smile to Paddy Farmers in Bihar

After years of deficient rainfall and floods due to heavy rainfall last year, the timely monsoon rains have resulted in paddy sowing on a large scale across the state. Patna:While the fear of COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in the country, Dhananjay Singh and Kameshwar Rai, both marginal farmers from Bihar, have had some relief after they completed paddy sowing by […]