North East to be developed as new 'spice destination'
To start with, the Board will come up with flagship schemes in Arunachal Pradesh, partnering with the state Horticulture Department.
Seek farmers' views in drafting budget: BJP MP Satyapal Singh
The Finance Ministry has already started the 2015-16 Budgetary exercise by seek...
Only 12% deficit in monsoon rainfall: Why is the picture of rural economy still uncertain?
While the Modi government talks up overall economi...
Budget 2014: Include pro-farmer measures, says Prakash Singh Badal to Arun Jaitley
He sought the Finance Minister's personal intervention for a slew of pro-farmer measures to be included in the union budget proposals.
Create income-generating schemes in farming sector: Arunachal Agriculture Minister
Arunachal Agriculture minister Chowna Mein has stressed the need for motivation of all stakeholders, introduction of high yielding varieties of crops.
Bigger bag of woes: Met deparment warns of 7% rain deficit, 70% chance of El Nino
India is forecast to get 93 per cent of its average rainfall this monsoon because of a 70 per cent chance of the El Nino factor by July and early August.
Agriculture experts pitch for higher farm investment, major market reforms
They also favoured a Kissan TV channel, an efficient procurement policy, priority for farm mechanisation and the linking of rivers.
Agriculture department has a roadmap for the new government
Unshackle the markets by promoting pledge finance or removing trade barriers is what the agri department is said to have pointed in a presentation to the Cabinet Secretary.
West spreading El Nino rumours: India Meteorological Department
Weather scientists from Australia to the US are seeing ominous signs of a ‘monster El Nino’ but Met dept insists there’s no cause for panic.
State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income
The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.
Farm sector growth rate may triple on good monsoon
The agriculture sector is likely to grow in the range of 5.2-5.7 per cent in 2013-14, as good monsoon has raised the prospects of bumper harvest.
Farm sector set to grow over 5%
Agricultural GDP is likely to grow by over 5% this year thanks to the most abundant rain in nearly two decades, a government thinktank has forecast.
Some good news: Farm sector likely to grow over 5%
If the prediction turns out right, it could help tame food inflation, provide a much-needed boost to rural incomes and a knock-on effect on other sectors of the economy.
'Bhoochetana' agri scheme aims to cover 21 districts in Andhra
It has benefited over 4.5 lakh farmers who have seen rise in farm incomes by 25 per cent, ICRISAT principal watersheds scientist Suhas P Wani said.
Govt can save Rs 1,000 cr in subsidy by shifting rice area to east India
It suggested focusing on cultivation of maize and soyabean in Punjab and pitched for stable trade policy for agricultural crops to ensure adequate farm income.
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