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Eliminating open defecation in India needs Human rights lens: UN expert

AMN /NEW DELHI Visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation has said that “Unprecedented commitment towards eliminating open defecation in India needs a human rights lens.” “Everywhere I went, I saw the logo of the Clean India Mission – Gandhi’s glasses. In its third year of implementation, now … Continue reading Eliminating open defecation in India needs Human rights lens: UN expert

Govt to bring 50,000 hectare under organic farming in NE region: Radha Mohan

AMN / New Delhi Government is planning to bring 50,000-hectare area under organic farming in the northeast region and till now, 45,863 hectares have been brought under organic farming, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. Inaugurating Organic World Congress 2017 at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, Mr Singh said … Continue reading Govt to bring 50,000 hectare under organic farming in NE region: Radha Mohan

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1041 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 8th September 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 1041.17 lakh hectare as compared to 1049.87 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 371.46 lakh ha, pulses in 139.17 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 183.43 lakh ha, sugarcane … Continue reading Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1041 Lakh Hectare Area

ICAR to undertake major research works on agriculture with World Bank fund

AMN The Indian Council for Agricultural Research ICAR will be undertaking major research works on agriculture with the World Bank fund of Rs 1100 crore this year. Deputy Director General of the national apex agricultural research body Narendra Singh Rathore said at a convocation function at the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in … Continue reading ICAR to undertake major research works on agriculture with World Bank fund

India unlikely to become Open Defecation Free by 2019: CSE Study

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi India’s goal of becoming Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 is unlikely to be achieved if one goes by a latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which says that four states – Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – are the main impediment s in … Continue reading India unlikely to become Open Defecation Free by 2019: CSE Study

Cabinet approves “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana”

New Delhi /AMN The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme – SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) ” for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance … Continue reading Cabinet approves “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana”

How incomes of Odisha’s women mango cultivators increased four times

MANGO REPUBLIC By UNDP INDIA 32-year-old Puse Minyaka lives in a tiny tribal village in the Koraput district of Odisha, situated on the east coast of India. A mango farmer, she has been tilling her small farm for over a decade. She is the only earning member of her family, making just enough to raise … Continue reading How incomes of Odisha’s women mango cultivators increased four times

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 943 Lakh Hectare Area

  The total sown area as on 11th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 943.45 lakh hectare as compared to 936.95 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 320.29 lakh ha, pulses in 127.48 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 167.50 lakh ha, … Continue reading Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 943 Lakh Hectare Area

Govt launches portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi

The government launched a portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) which will provide a platform to sell agricultural produce. e-RaKAM is a first of its kind initiative that leverages technology to connect farmers of the smallest villages to the biggest markets of the world through internet. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and … Continue reading Govt launches portal e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi

Kharif crops sowing crosses 685 lakh hectare area

    AMN / NEW DELHI Kharif crops have been sown in 685.31 lakh hectare till date as against 673.41 lakh hectare last year. It is nearly 12 lakh hectare more than last year figure. Crop sowing data released by the Agriculture Ministry, reveals that the rice has been sown in over 177 lakh hectare … Continue reading Kharif crops sowing crosses 685 lakh hectare area

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

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