Celebrated “Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas” on 15 Oct

Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas celebrated to acknowledge the contribution of women farmers in various aspects of agriculture. It was decided in 2016 that 15 Oct will be celebrated as “Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas” by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas was organized through video conferencing […]

Three ordinances and a protest: Why farmers in Haryana and Punjab are angry

These protests, preceded by sit-ins across Punjab, are expected to gather steam after September 14, when Parliament convenes for the Monsoon Session. On Thursday, farmer organisations in Haryana defied prohibitory orders imposed amid the pandemic to hold a rally at the Pipli wholesale grain market near Kurukshetra. They even blocked the Delhi-Chandigarh national highway for a couple of […]

“Kisan Pakhwada” Director Agriculture inaugurates Kisan Mela at Akhnoor

Jammu: Director Agriculture Jammu, Inder Jeet today inaugurated a day long Kisan Mela cum Awareness Camp as a part of “Kisan Pakhwada” at Higher Secondary School, Akhnoor.SDM Akhnoor, Gopal Singh, BDC Chairman, Baldev Raj, local farmers and others attended the camp amid observance of all necessary preventive protocols regarding COVID-19.Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers […]

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)’ […]

YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan scheme: First instalment disbursal today

 The second component of first instalment, Rs 5,500 each, will be credited into the accounts of around 49 lakh farmers The govt has already deposited Rs 2,000 out of the total Rs 7,500 which constitutes the first instalment of the Rs 13,500 a year sop Tenant farmers belonging to SC, ST, BC and Minorities, those who cultivate […]

In a first, Telangana govt plans to tell farmers what to grow basis land and climatic conditions

Farmers not following the sowing recommendation will not be offered federally determined minimum support prices, as a form of disincentive. The Telangana government is considering a new recipe to boost farm incomes: dictating farmers, depending on their land and climatic conditions, what to grow, a first in the country. In a nod to Chinese-style regulations, […]

In PM’s push for farm reforms, a role for Kisan credit cards, PM-KISAN scheme

The government’s focus is on making strategic interventions in the existing marketing eco-system for the farm sector and bringing appropriate reforms in the context of rapid agricultural development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a meeting with ministers and government officials to discuss ways to boost the agriculture sector in India as the country […]

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 million tonnes for 2020-21 crop year

India’s foodgrains production is estimated at a record 291.95 million tonnes in the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), beating the target of 291 million tonnes. The government has set the foodgrain production target at 298.3 million tonnes for the 2020-21 crop year, up 2 per cent from the record output achieved in the current year, banking […]

Covid-19: Bank of Maharashtra launches financial support schemes

The bank is providing ‘Emergency Credit Line- Personal Loan Scheme- Covid 19’ in the form of term loan for all standard housing loan accounts Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has announced various schemes for the corporate, retail, and agriculture sector to ensure immediate financial assistance against the backdrop of Covid-19 crisis. “For corporates, BoM is providing […]

Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman announces 16-point action plan for agriculture

The lot of the farmer has improved little, with various states having cumulatively written off a whopping Rs 4.7 lakh crore of farm loans in the past one decade, which is 82 per cent of the industry-level bad loans. The government is committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and the budget aims to boost the income […]