RURAL AWAAZ

M.P. Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramkrishan Kusmaria get Award

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh was awarded with Prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award 2012 for outstanding works in Agriculture sector. Union Minister of State for Agriculture Harish Rawat awarded M.P. Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramkrishan Kusmaria at a function organised by Agriculture Today Magazine held here today. Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Production Commissioner M.M. Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary Agriculture R.K. Swain and Director Agriculture was present on the occasion.

RICE SOWN 33.55 LAKH HECTARE MORE THAN LAST YEAR

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Rice has been sown in 376.77 lakh hectare as on today (September 16). As per data received from States, It represents an increase of 33.55 lakh hectare over last year’s acreage on this date. Higher area coverage has been reported from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.  

1003 more banks opened in rural areas

TIA Correspondent
NEW DELHI: 1003 bank branches have been opened in rural areas of the country during 2010-11. These branches were opened by Scheduled Commercial Banks during 2010-11 in rural areas with population less than 10,000.

Women participation to boost farm growth

ASHOK B SHARMA / TIA
For achieving 8-10% overall GDP growth agricultural policy and schemes should be revisited to bring necessary changes for more participation of women in agriculture.

Soil health card for every farmer by 2013

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The government is planning to provide soil health card to every farmer in the country by 2013.

5 crore gets employment under MGNREG Scheme

NEW DELHI: (AMN) A total of 5.49 crore households across the country have been provided employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) during 2010-11.

Rice Sown in 154.70 Lakh Hectares

NEW DELHI (AMN) As per data received from States, rice has been sown in 154.70 lakh hectare as on today.  Higher area coverage has been reported from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.  

WB helps India for Rural Livelihoods

NEW DELHI: (AMN) India and World Bank on Monday signed a credit agreement worth Rs 4600 crore for the National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP).

Govt to regulate over-extraction of water

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Centre would soon regulate over-extraction of groundwater by farmers and industry. Over-extraction of groundwater is seriously affecting drinking water supply in rural areas of the country.

MoU for financial support to tribal artisans

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) has entered into an understanding with the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) to extend financial and marketing support to tribal artisans.

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