Centre sets up high-level committee to prepare roadmap for regularisation of land leasing in agri sector
The government is keen to top up the agricultural reforms rolled out as part of the Atma Nirbhar package that includes allowing farmers to sell their produce freely and de-regulating trade in cereals, edible oils, pulses, onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act.
Contract farming to help farmers, says industry
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ITC's e-choupal 4.0 may cover eastern states in future, increase coverage for farmers
"E-choupal 4.0 will start in certain areas to test the concept and then the idea is to roll out on a pan India basis. It is a solution integrator so that it can provide customised, contextual information and services to the farmers," ITC chairman Sanjiv Puri told reporters on Monday.
OBC quota: Raise creamy layer ceiling , don't count salary, farm income, says Parliamentary panel
Parliamentary standing on welfare of backward classes which is chaired by BJP MP Ganesh Singh in its report on 'Rationalisation of Creamy Layer in Employment for OBCs in Services and Posts under the control of Government of India' has recommended to raise the ceiling of creamy layer from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, sources in the panel said.
Farm bills: Can Modi government's reforms change the face of agriculture?
Private sector participation will enable farmers to realise better prices, access cold storage facilities and, thereby, boost value realisation, enabling them to safeguard themselves from price fluctuations.
Growth in farm income augurs well for M&M
The tractor segment could outpace all vehicle categories in sales growth for FY21.
Good monsoons, record sowing key positives for agri sector: CARE Ratings
The economy is banking on the farm sector to grow by 3.5-4% across all quarters to prop up GDP growth, the report said.
Ratings agency ICRA expects two-wheeler sales to decline 16-18 per cent in FY21
"However, despite moderation, the 2W OEMs will continue to have strong credit profiles characterised by healthy return on capital employed (ROCE) -- average ranging between 18-20 per cent -- and comfortable balance sheets with negligible debt and strong cash and liquid investments," the ratings agency said.
Farm incomes help beat EMI blues in rural India
A good harvest as well as the possibility of a faster economic recovery in rural India, much of which has remained free of Covid-19, are giving borrowers the confidence to repay.
Shaktikanta Das pushes for big farm reforms, says current incentives ineffective
Total foodgrain production in the country was estimated at a record 291.95 million tonnes in 2019-20, higher by 6.74 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 285.21 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19.
Rights issue to fund Mahindra Fin growth in next three years: MD
M&M Finance expects a robust 30% to 35% loan growth between fiscal 2021 and 2024 and this capital will come in handy during that period, Iyer said.
Revving tractor sales in hinterland mask Indian economy’s deep distress
Sales of motorcycles and tractors are near or above pre-pandemic levels, helping fuel a rally in Hero MotoCorp Ltd., India’s top motorcycle maker.
Giriraj's formula for double farm income: Get egg free with meat and milk
The animal husbandry and fisheries minister said that his department is started integrating animal husbandry with agriculture to double farmers’ income.
Rising water crisis forces Indian farmers to rethink their crops selection
Farmers love rice and wheat primarily because of stable prices and assured state purchases. These two staples, along with another thirsty crop, sugar cane, are grown in 40% of the country’s gross farmed area but consume about 80% of its irrigation water.