The Centre’s proposal to set up the National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), an advisory body being instituted to look into ways to improve agricultural productivity in regions critically dependent on rainfall.
The agriculture ministry wanted the former to be more generous and go that extra mile in finalising the package in view of the gravity of the situation in the six districts and the political colour it had acquired.
It might seem strange, but a few of the social welfare schemes announced by the government in the past few years have added to the pressures on the foodgrains front.
The RSS is expected to take another long, hard look at the functioning of the party during a crucial meeting scheduled to begin in Mangalore next week.
Alarmed at the spurt in farmers’ suicides of late, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting of the agricultural coordination committee on Thursday to finalise the relief road map for the farming sector.
Union social justice and empowerment minister Meira Kumar’s adventurism has not gone down well with the government leadership.
Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan, who considers himself as the most prominent Dalit leader within the ruling alliance, has come out with a fresh demand - creation of model Dalit villages.
THE finance ministry has rejected the standing committee’s recommendation expanding the scope of the National Rural Employment Guarantee bill.
As the Saturday deadline for the crucial Cabinet Committee on Disinvestment meeting neared, hectic backroom activity between pro and anti-sell-off groups was witnessed on Wednesday.
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