Apathy of previous governments forced farmers to commit suicide: Yogi Adityanath
Adityanath said the state government was aiming to open Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in all gram panchayats that will bring about a major change in the agriculture sector and help farmers in many ways.
Govt forms society to run centre-funded farmer schemes
“The Farmers’ Welfare Programmes Implementation Society will be free to hire resources...
Improvement in prices, govt sops to support sugar mills’ profitability in near term: ICRA
Further, the decline in the sugar production along...
Rainy season may start 10 days later
The onset date for India, which starts with Kerala on June 1, will remain the same but its withdrawal would now be expected 10 to 15 days than the ‘normal’ date of September 30, said M Rajeevan, secretary of the ministry of earth sciences.
NBHC comes out with its final 2019-20 kharif crop estimates, most of the crops show decline
The total oil seeds production is estimated to be 16218.06 thousand metric tonne, which is 23.78% less than the last year production of 21277 thousand metric tonne. Soybean production is expected to decline by 32.27% over last year and 12.93% over last estimate. Groundnut production is expected to decline marginally by 9.57% over last year.
Bright spot eludes solar powered agri income plan
TEDA has drawn up a plan to enlist farmers from across the state and supply them solar panels free of cost to generate power.
10,349 farmers committed suicide in 2018: NCRB
The 2018 figure is less in comparison to 2016 when 11,379 farmers committed suicide, according to the agency which is responsible for collecting and analysing crime data.
With new Maha offer, farm loan write-offs touch Rs 4.7 lakh cr in last 10 yrs
Even though agriculture NPA was only Rs 1.1 lakh crore or 12.4 per cent of the overall NPAs in FY19, if we accounted for Rs 3.14 lakh crore worth of farm loan waivers announced in the last decade, agri NPAs/burden for the exchequer/banks could be as much as staggering Rs 4.2 lakh crore and if the latest Rs 45,000-51,000 crore of write-offs announced by Maharashtra this could be at Rs 4.7 lakh crore.
Rajasthan govt releases fourth instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi scheme to farmers
Farmers are given Rs 6,000 per year in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each under the scheme aimed at providing financial support to small and marginal farmers across the country.
Ministry wants update on grain procurement
The food ministry has directed the states to regularly update data on the purchase of foodgrains and money disbursement to farmers along with their names for better transparency and record maintenance at micro level. The aim is to benefit all the farmers mainly belonging to scheduled caste or tribe.
UP government releases Rs 200 crore for cane price payment of sugar co-operatives
Uttar Pradesh government has released released an amount of Rs.200 crore for the outstanding cane price payment of 20 cooperative sugar mills of the state of year 2018-19. With this amount, the Sugar mills of the cooperative sector will pay the outstanding cane price payment of the crushing season 2018-19 to cane farmers.
300 Maharashtra farmers killed selves in November while parties jostled for power
Between October and November last year, the number of cases rose 61%, shows the latest revenue department data. The state recorded 186 farmer suicides in October. The cases rose by another 114 in November. The drought-prone belt of Marathwada recorded the highest number of 120 cases in November 2019 while Vidarbha recorded 112 cases.
Green nods waived for distilleries planning to hike ethanol production
The decision will enable sugar mills to divert more raw material towards producing ethanol this season, helping them fight sugar supply glut and provide more ethanol for blending with petrol without having to wait for green clearances, which could have taken six months to a year and, in many cases, forced units to miss the opportunity of additional ethanol output this sugar year.
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