RURAL AWAAZ

Unseasonal rains affect estimated 182 lakh hectares of crops: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that an estimated 182 lakh hectares of crops were affected in the country due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the country. In a written reply, he told Lok Sabha that affected states include Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Mr Jaitley, however, said that surplus stocks of food grain … Continue reading Unseasonal rains affect estimated 182 lakh hectares of crops: Jaitley

Govt committed to increase rural teledensity to 100% by 2020: Prasad

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government is committed to increase rural teledensity to 100 per cent by the year 2020. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Mr Prasad said government is striving hard to provide high quality telecommunication services to all citizens. He said efforts are on … Continue reading Govt committed to increase rural teledensity to 100% by 2020: Prasad

Well-being of farmers priority for government: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the well-being of farmers is a priority for the government and their interests are non-negotiable. Mr Modi wrote letters on the Budget addressing five segments of society – farmers, senior citizens, small businessmen, workers and youth. The letters, which were posted by the Finance Ministry on its website … Continue reading Well-being of farmers priority for government: PM Modi

Punjab to electronically transfer Rs 4000 cr for farmers’ payment

Punjab will electronically transfer 4000 crore rupees in the accounts of commission agents for making further payment to farmers after procuring their produce during the ongoing procurement season. The process is beginning today. In a press release, the State Government said, the money is said to be disbursed in the next 24 hours giving much … Continue reading Punjab to electronically transfer Rs 4000 cr for farmers’ payment

Crops in 189 lakh hectare damaged by unseasonal rain: Centre

Published on: 28 Apr 2015 @ 1:47 The Centre today said that crops in 189 lakh hectare have been damaged due to the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the country. The data is based on the reports received from the affected states of which Uttar Pradesh has reported crop losses in 95 lakh hectare. … Continue reading Crops in 189 lakh hectare damaged by unseasonal rain: Centre

Over 43 lakh metric tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana

Published on: 27 Apr 2015 @ 14:18 Over 43 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has so far been purchased by government procurement agencies. An official spokesperson said in Chandigarh on Sunday that 43,61,437 metric tonnes of wheat has arrived in mandis in the state so far, out of which 43,61,322 metric tonnes of wheat has … Continue reading Over 43 lakh metric tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana

PM calls for strengthening Panchayati Raj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged panchayat members to work with a five-year vision with concrete development plans to bring positive changes in the villages. Addressing National Panchayati Raj Day function in New Delhi today, Mr Modi hailed the contribution of women in the functioning of Panchayats across the country and called for ending the … Continue reading PM calls for strengthening Panchayati Raj

Gadkari for organic farming to bail out distressed farmers

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mr. Nitin Gadkari has called for adoption of organic farming techniques and combining allied and processing activities with the traditional farming with a view to bail out the distressed farmers who have had to face a series of natural calamities this year. He was speaking at the … Continue reading Gadkari for organic farming to bail out distressed farmers

Untimely rain in UP, AP & Telengana causes widespread damage to standing crop

Unseasonal rain has caused damage to lives and standing crops in Uttar Pardesh, Andhra Pardesh and Telangana. In Uttar Pradesh, rain lashed most parts of the state for several hours for the second consecutive day yesterday. Hamirpur, Kanpur Dehat, Jaunpur, Amethi, Sultanpur, Lucknow and Farrukhabad among other districts witnessed mild to heavy rainfall which has … Continue reading Untimely rain in UP, AP & Telengana causes widespread damage to standing crop

Wheat production to decline by 4-5%: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that country’s wheat production is likely to decline by 4-5 per cent in the current crop year from the initial estimates of 95.76 million tonnes due to unseasonal rains. Speaking at a national conference on Agriculture for kharif campaign in New Delhi today, Mr Singh said, according to … Continue reading Wheat production to decline by 4-5%: Agriculture Minister

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