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.

Sowing of Kharif Crops in Progress

NEW DELHI: (AMN) As per latest reports received from different States, sowing of kharif crops is in progress. Cotton has been sown in 20.14 lakh hectare as compared to 14.41 lakh hectare last year. It represents an increase of about 5.73 lakh hectare over the last year’s acreage.

Sonia to launch rural employment mission

TIA correspondent
NEW DELHI: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi would launch the Centre’s flagship rural self-employment programme National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) at Banswara in Rajasthan on Friday. It would allow states to formulate their

Rs. 300 Crore for Oil Palm Cultivation

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Agriculture Ministry has made a detailed work plan for implementing the special programme to increase area under oil palm by 60,000 hectares.

Sugarcane Sown in About 49 Lakh Hectare

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Sowing of Kharif Pulses Begins As per preliminary reports received from different States, sowing of kharif pulses has begun in different parts of the country.

169 Rural Tourism sites Sanctioned

NEW DELHI: Government has so far sanctioned 169 rural tourism sites in 28 states/Union Territories. The scheme of Rural tourism was started by Ministry of Tourism in 2002-03

Prez gives away Nirmal Gram Puraskar

New Delhi: The President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil felicitated  21 Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees from 21 states and one block panchayat 

RBI chief for raising farm production

BHUBANESHWAR: The RBI Governor D Subbarao has said that immediate steps should be taken to raise agriculture output substantially to combat food scarcity and consequent soaring prices in the country.



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