Rabi season: Govt aims 60% of wheat area under climate resilient varieties

Faced with a heatwave in 2021, the government encouraged farmers in 2022 to go for heat-tolerant wheat varieties in 47 per cent of the total wheat acreage of 30 million hectares. Ahead of rabi sowing from next month, the Centre on Tuesday said it targets to bring 60 per cent of the total wheat area […]

Centre working to develop agri sector in NE: Narendra Singh Tomar

Synopsis “Giving importance to agriculture in bringing about development and security of livelihood in the northeast, farming activities are being strengthened through agricultural education and research,” Tomar said. The minister said the Centre is working to ensure that the country’s agricultural sector remains strong to be able to meet all challenges to make sure that […]

India will steer celebration of International Millet Year 2023, says Prime Minister Modi

Synopsis The Prime Minister’s message was conveyed at the opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets (IYM) – 2023 organised by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy, according to an official statement. India will steer the celebration of International Millet Year 2023 and organise campaigns to promote the […]

Govt says number of beneficiaries under PM-KISAN has crossed 10 crore

Synopsis The definition of family for the scheme is husband, wife and minor children. The state government or the UT administration concerned identifies the farmer families which are eligible for support as per the scheme guidelines. Certain categories of higher economic status are excluded from the scheme. The ministry described the ambitious scheme as one […]