Devesh Kumar

  • Ecology ministries object to Rainfed under farm ministry

    Ecology ministries object to Rainfed under farm ministry

    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.

    Pawar secures safe package

    Pawar secures safe package

    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.

    Welfare schemes eat up food supply

    Welfare schemes eat up food supply

    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.

    PM convenes meeting to finalise relief for farmers

    PM convenes meeting to finalise relief for farmers

    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.

    What about model Dalit villages, asks Paswan

    What about model Dalit villages, asks Paswan

    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.

    Shourie, Jaitley soothe George's nerves, for now

    Shourie, Jaitley soothe George's nerves, for now

    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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