RURAL AWAAZ

ICAR asks farmers to follow precautions against COVID-19

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR has asked farmers and workers to follow precautions and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ICAR has issued advisory for farmers during harvesting and threshing of Rabi crops. Agriculture Ministry asked workers to follow safety measures and social distancing at each and … Continue reading ICAR asks farmers to follow precautions against COVID-19

PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana released to 8,69,79,391 beneficiaries: Minister

AMN Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today informed the Lok Sabha that financial benefit under the PM- Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana has been released to 8 Crore 69 lakh 79 thousand 391 beneficiaries in the country. The Minister also informed that under PM-KISAN Scheme, funds are not released State-wise but transferred directly into the bank … Continue reading PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana released to 8,69,79,391 beneficiaries: Minister

Unseasonal Rains destroy Crops, AIKS demands compensation for farmers

AMN / NEW DELHI The peasantry in North Indian States is facing severe loss due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm last week that ruined crops especially in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh. The farmers are facing severe losses as substantial part of the crops has been destroyed. Natural calamities have become unbearable … Continue reading Unseasonal Rains destroy Crops, AIKS demands compensation for farmers

Govt to construct 1,000 more urbanized clusters in rural areas

ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar has said government is intending to move ahead to construct 1,000 more urbanized clusters in rural areas after the success of urban Clusters scheme,. Speaking at the of 4th Anniversary Celebration function of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, SPMRM here today, Mr … Continue reading Govt to construct 1,000 more urbanized clusters in rural areas

Soil Health Card Scheme complete five years

WEB DESK The ambitious Soil Health Card Scheme is completing five years tomorrow. The scheme was launched in 2015 to assess the nutrient status of every farm holding in the country. The objectives of the scheme are to issue Soil Health Cards to farmers every two years so as to provide a basis to address … Continue reading Soil Health Card Scheme complete five years

Rabi crops sowing area increases by 36 lakh hectares

WEB DESK Rabi crops sowing area has increased by around 36 lakh hectares as on 27th of this month. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said, the total area sown under Rabi crops stands at over 571 lakh hectares as compared to 536 lakh hectare for the corresponding period of last year. The progress in … Continue reading Rabi crops sowing area increases by 36 lakh hectares

Focus should be on agro-based industries: VP

AMN/ ANAND (GUJARAT) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today said that Prime Minister has given a call for doubling farmers’ income by 2022. He said if the target is to be achieved, the focus should be on agro-based industries and other non-farm avenues for generating income. The Vice President was speaking at the 40th foundation day … Continue reading Focus should be on agro-based industries: VP

7 crore farmers benefited under PM-KISAN scheme: Govt

AMN / NEW DELHI Over seven crore farmers have been benefited under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme Under this scheme, six thousand rupees per year are being given in three instalments to the farmers. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar said, from 1st … Continue reading 7 crore farmers benefited under PM-KISAN scheme: Govt

PM Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana, a social security net for Small Farmers

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Government has launched a new Central Sector Scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY). Under this Scheme, a minimum fixed pension of Rs.3,000/- is provided to the eligible small and marginal farmers, subject to certain exclusion clauses, on attaining the age of 60 years. The scheme is launched with … Continue reading PM Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana, a social security net for Small Farmers

It is time to address concerns of small and marginal farmers: Tomar

Minister Inaugurates first-ever National Agrochemical Congress Andalib Akhter / New Delhi Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has stressed the need to address the issues related to small and marginal farmers through the generation of right knowledge and providing basic agricultural inputs to them at affordable costs. Minister said that these … Continue reading It is time to address concerns of small and marginal farmers: Tomar

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19: US death toll higher than China

US death toll - 3,415 - now larger than China The United States has become the Epicenter of Coronavirus ...

No shortage of medicines in country to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Government of India today said that there was no shortage of medicines in the co ...