Trump wants 'movement' from China to avoid Dec. 15 tariffs: US Agriculture Secretary
"I don't think the president wants to implement these new tariffs," said Perdue.
Ready for high-level panel to monitor long term irrigation fund use: FM
The long term irrigation fund was instituted under NABARD in 2016-17 ...
Agriculture crisis one of country’s biggest problems: Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari said the government was focussed on diversification of agri...
Highways ministry urges RBI to exempt FASTags from KYC norm
Currently, vehicle owners need to give details of the vehicle, including its registration proof, and also relevant documents for individual identity and address to acquire FASTags.
Budget-making team of Finance Ministry short of two key officials
The budget for 2020-21 to be presented on February 1 is keenly awaited for the expected second wave of structural reforms for pulling out the economy from its over six-year low growth. In addition to expenditure secretary, the position of joint secretary, one of the key officials in the entire Budget-making process, is also vacant for almost three months.
15th Finance Commission to incentivise states for adopting agricultural reforms
The commission, on Thursday, submitted its report for financial year 2020-21 to the President for further necessary action. The recommendations will be effective from next financial year.
Odisha reduces Kalia assistance to Rs 4,000 from Rs 10,000
The decision to reduce the Kalia assistance was taken after the Odisha government merged the Kalia scheme with the Centres Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), launched in February 2019, officials said.
Grow sweet corn not maize, J&K govt advises farmers
Kashmir’s Agriculture department has also approached University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology in Srinagar, asking them to submit a report on types of sweet corn varieties that could be grown in Kashmir. For now, the department imports sweet corn seed variety from Holland.
WASME's SME excellence awards on December 17
The 23rd edition of WASME Excellence Awards aims to enable SMEs to be more competitive, environment friendly, socially responsive, culturally sensitive and ethical in their business practices by integrating SME development agendas with the Sustainable Development Agenda propounded by the United Nations, added WASME.
Bid to spur consumption: Save less, spend more is new social security mantra
New Bill gives employees option to reduce their PF contribution, resulting in higher take-home pay.
DGH launches single window clearance system
The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has launched a single window clearance system that connects upstream companies to different arms of the government, allows electronic filing of most applications.
What will food look like in the year 2099? India wants to know now
India, the world’s second most populous nation, has already been grappling with the impact of climate change. This year’s monsoon, which typically waters more than half of the country’s total farmland, caused floods and poor rains at the same time.
Centre pushes for eNAM in states without APMCs
Nirmala Sitharaman recently asked states to scrap APMCs and join eNAM to help farmers get better price realisation of their produce. APMC is a marketing board meant to moderate prices and prevent big traders from exploiting farmers. Officials said business transactions are growing and more than 150 commodities are being traded on the electronic platform.
BoG mulling slashing fees for medical courses
In a number of states, including Delhi and Maharashtra, MBBS students are charged Rs 25 lakh annually.
Centre to come out with permanent solution to stubble burning: MoS Agriculture
"A meeting was chaired by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) secretary. A committee has been formed to formulate a new scheme" for a long-term permanent solution to stubble buring by farmers, he said. The MoS said that the new committee will come out with a new scheme within one or two months.
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