Govt disburses ₹15,841 cr to 7.92 cr farmers under PM-KISAN during lockdown

NEW DELHI : The government has disbursed the first instalment of ₹15,841 crore to 7.92 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme, since March 24, the day lockdown was announced to curb COVID-19. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, the Centre transfers an amount of ₹6,000 per year, in three equal instalments, directly into the bank […]

Coronavirus Lockdown V: Three ways govt can help farmers, migrant workers overcome the current crisis

Three quick policy measures can be taken to ensure income and credit flows: direct procurement, direct cash transfers to farmers as well as landless labourers and interest subvention through cash transfers and in KCC mode The COVID-19 infection may have travelled deep into India’s interiors with the exodus of migrant workers. About 5,00,000-6,00,000 people walked ‘barefoot’, out of […]

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 […]

Climate change behind spike in onion price every alternate year: Study

Researchers from Institute for Social and Economic Change say price will stabilise only by March 2020 The price of onion in the country spikes every two years and this is largely triggered by a series of factors, including drought, late arrival of monsoon, floods, crop failure, and supply disruptions, according to a recent study. The […]