RURAL AWAAZ

Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Union agricultural ministry is contemplating with idea to provide subsidy to fertiliser firms for setting up soil testing facilities at retail outlets. The proposal has been sent to department of fertilisers to seek views from companies and other stakeholders. In  2016-17 Budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced setting up of … Continue reading Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

Govt approves New Scheme for Rural Housing

AMN The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in the country. The Government would provide interest subsidy under the scheme. Interest subsidy would be available to every rural household who is not covered under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Grameen), PMAY(G). The … Continue reading Govt approves New Scheme for Rural Housing

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 616 Lakh Hactare

  Rabi crops have been sown in around six crore 16 lakh hectares till date which is about 35 lakh hectares more than last year. Data released by the Agriculture Ministry said, wheat has been sown in around three crore nine lakh hectare which is about 20 lakh hectare more than last year. Over one … Continue reading Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 616 Lakh Hactare

India and Israel committed to strengthen Agricultural ties

    AMN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER India Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh Wednesday met Israeli delegation led by the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister of Israel, Uri Ariel to discuss issues relating to bilateral cooperation in agriculture between India and Israel. Both sides expressed satisfaction over the progress made in cooperation … Continue reading India and Israel committed to strengthen Agricultural ties

Rabi crop sowing 6.5% higher than last year

As per reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on today stands at over 600 lakh hectares as compared to around 566 lakh hectare this time last year. The Rabi crop sowing is 6.5 pre cent higher than the last year level. Wheat has been sown in over 303 … Continue reading Rabi crop sowing 6.5% higher than last year

Sown area under Rabi crops increased

abi crops have been sown in over five crore 82 lakh hectares till date which is more than 37 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year. Data released by the Agriculture Ministry said, wheat has been sown in over two crore 92 lakh hectare which is about 21 lakh hectare more than last year. … Continue reading Sown area under Rabi crops increased

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 415 Lakh Hactare

AMN As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 2nd December, 2016 stands at 415.53 lakh hectares as compared to 382.84 lakh hectare this time in 2015. Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 173.93 lakh hectares, rice in 13.37 lakh hectares, pulses in 112.95 lakh hectares, coarse … Continue reading Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 415 Lakh Hactare

Centre making efforts to ensure adequate supply of fertilizers to farmers

Centre is making all out efforts to ensure that the fertilizers are readily made available to the farmers without any problem giving strict instructions to all the manufacturers and importers to ensure that farmers do not face any problem under any condition. Briefing reporters in New Delhi yesterday, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar said, … Continue reading Centre making efforts to ensure adequate supply of fertilizers to farmers

Govt asks banks to provide funds to farmers through co-operative banks

AMN / Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked banks to make available funds to farmers for rabi season through cooperative banks and said that the the required funds will be provided to the farmers by Cooperative banks through associated banks. Mr Jaitley told this to reporters after holding a high level meeting with RBI, NABARD, … Continue reading Govt asks banks to provide funds to farmers through co-operative banks

Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to use old Rs 500 notes

AMN / FOLLOWING PRESSURE from farmers the government on Monday decided to allow farmers across India to use old Rs 500 banknotes to buy seeds for rabi-seasonsowing. In a notice issued on Monday, the Ministry of Finance said farmers could now purchase seeds from government agencies for the current rabi crop with the banned Rs … Continue reading Demonetisation: Govt allows farmers to use old Rs 500 notes

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