RURAL AWAAZ

V-P Naidu pitches for diversifying agriculture to improve nutrition level

AMN / CHENNAI Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has pitched for diversifying food production by moving away from mono cropping of major cereals, to a system that integrates a variety of food items including small millets, pulses, fruits and vegetables. Mr Naidu was inaugurating the National Consultation on leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition at the MS … Continue reading V-P Naidu pitches for diversifying agriculture to improve nutrition level

MSP hike is step to double farmers’ income: Agri minister

AMN / NEW DELHI UNION Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said the government decision to hike Minimum Support Price, MSP for Kharif crops was a progressive step in series of reforms that have been rolled out to double farmers income by 2022. The Minister was speaking to farmers at his residence in here today … Continue reading MSP hike is step to double farmers’ income: Agri minister

Govt proposes to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras across country

  ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI The government has proposed to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 self-help groups of tribal community across the country to provide skill up-gradation and capacity building training for value addition of forest produce. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Van Dhan Scheme on 14th of April … Continue reading Govt proposes to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras across country

Agriculture should be topmost agenda Govts: VP Naidu

AMN / PUNE Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Food security is a key foundation of National Security hence Agriculture should be the topmost agenda of Union as well as state Governments. He was speaking at concluding function of National Consultation on Agriculture workshop organised by Vaikunth Mehata National Institute of Cooperative Management … Continue reading Agriculture should be topmost agenda Govts: VP Naidu

NDA govt to double farmers income by 2022: PM Modi

Says govt has increased agriculture budget in last 4 years to achieve target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated that the NDA government is working towards ensuring that the income of farmers double by 2022. Interacting with farmers from across the country via the Narendra … Continue reading NDA govt to double farmers income by 2022: PM Modi

Govt launches ‘Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan’ to help farmers

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has announced the launch of ‘Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan’ under which farmers in select villages will be given assistance and advice on ways to improve farming techniques and raise their income. An official statement in New Delhi said that the Agricultire Ministry in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s … Continue reading Govt launches ‘Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan’ to help farmers

Govt introduces farmers welfare scheme focussing production: Minister

  AMN Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh said agriculture production has risen during the NDA regime. Mr Singh said, BJP led government has also given push to policy reforms in the sector. The average foodgrain production has increased to 280 million tonnes in 2017-18 from the average production of 255 million tonnes … Continue reading Govt introduces farmers welfare scheme focussing production: Minister

Monsoon to reach Kerala by May 29

AMN Monsoon in India is expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on 29 May, country’s weather office, India Meteorological Department confirmed on Friday. The monsoon, the lifeblood of the country’s $2 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70% of rains that India needs to water farms and recharge reservoirs and aquifers. Nearly half of India’s … Continue reading Monsoon to reach Kerala by May 29

IMD forecasts normal monsoon for this year

AMN / NEW DELHI Good news to farmers who mainly depend on monsoon, the country is likely to receive normal monsoon rainfall this year. Briefing media in New Delhi about Southwest Monsoon season rainfall forecast, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr K J Ramesh said, quantitatively, the monsoon rainfall between June and September … Continue reading IMD forecasts normal monsoon for this year

Better marketing will help doubling farmers’ income: VP

 AMN Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said, the combined efforts to improve productivity, strengthen allied sectors and better market interventions like e-NAM will help doubling farmers’ income by 2022. He was interacting with Agriculture researchers of ICAR in Hyderabad today who are working in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Quoting a study by agricultural education … Continue reading Better marketing will help doubling farmers’ income: VP

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