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Govt giving priority to agriculture: Venkaiah Naidu

AMN Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu today said, the government was giving priority to agriculture in the country. Inaugurating the Gram Rajasthan Agri-tech Meet in Kota, Mr Naidu stressed on the use of technology, research, storage and better management in the agriculture activities to enhance the income of farmers. He said, the … Continue reading Govt giving priority to agriculture: Venkaiah Naidu

Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the onset of the monsoon in Kerala on 30th of this month but there is a possibility that it may hit Kerala a day before that. With chances of continuation of the El Nino effect, a phenomena associated with warming of Pacific waters, the IMD has predicted a … Continue reading Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

GM crop regulator approves commercial use of GM mustard

AMN India’s GM crop regulator has recommended the commercial use of genetically modified mustard in a submission to the Environment Ministry amid opposition by anti-GM groups. In its submission, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, GEAC, the nodal regulator for Genetically Modified GM) crop, has given a positive recommendation, with certain conditions. With its green signal, … Continue reading GM crop regulator approves commercial use of GM mustard

India to achieve record foodgrain production in 2016-17

Our Correspondent India is poised to achieve a record foodgrain production of 273.38 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year. The current year’s foodgrain production is significantly higher by 21.81 million tonnes than last year. Agriculture Ministry today came out with the third advance estimates of production of major crops revising upwards the output figures for … Continue reading India to achieve record foodgrain production in 2016-17

Maharashtra plans to supply free seeds, pesticides to farmers

AMN The Maharashtra government is planning to supply seeds, fertilisers and pesticides free of cost to small and marginal farmers to keep the production costs minimal and to reduce their losses. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil gave this information while talking to the reporters today in Mumbai. He said that the idea is to keep … Continue reading Maharashtra plans to supply free seeds, pesticides to farmers

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

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[caption id="attachment_30524" align="alignleft" width="482"] The death toll from Saturday's deadly 7.9 magnit ...