RURAL AWAAZ

7 crore 32 lakh farmer families receive two instalments of under PMKSNY

AMN / NEW DELHI Over seven crore 32 lakh farmer families across the country have received the first and second instalments of 2 thousand rupees each under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana amounting to 14 thousand 646 crore rupees. An official source said Uttar Pradesh with over two crores twenty lakh farmer families … Continue reading 7 crore 32 lakh farmer families receive two instalments of under PMKSNY

No proposal to cut fertilizers subsidies: Govt

BY SUDHIR KUMAR / NEW DELHI The Government has said that there is no proposal to cut fertilizer subsidies. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanand Gowda said, over two lakh twelve thousand crore rupees have been paid subsiding by the government during last three years. Urea is … Continue reading No proposal to cut fertilizers subsidies: Govt

Agri-Business Incubation Centre started in Chhattisgarh

WEB DESK An Agri-Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre is set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur. The Agri-Business Incubation Centre is set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme- RAFTAAR. The objective of the scheme is to make farming a remunerative economic activity … Continue reading Agri-Business Incubation Centre started in Chhattisgarh

Empty Rhetoric for Farmers, Agri Workers in Budget: Kisan Sabha

It is a Budget for Promotion of Corporate Profiteering at the Expense of Farmers By Correspondent / New Delhi “The Budget has nothing concrete for farmers and is merely empty rhetoric. It does not address the issue remunerative prices for farmers’ produce or suggest any steps to free them from indebtedness. Rather, the Government adds … Continue reading Empty Rhetoric for Farmers, Agri Workers in Budget: Kisan Sabha

Budget (2019-20): Allocation for agriculture, farmers’ welfare increased by over 78%

AMN / NEW DELHI The Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today focused on the government’s 10-point vision for the next decade to take India to newer heights. Ms Sitharaman told the Lok Sabha that the government will invest widely in agricultural infrastructure and support private entrepreneurship in driving value addition to farmers … Continue reading Budget (2019-20): Allocation for agriculture, farmers’ welfare increased by over 78%

Rural sanitation coverage jumped to 99% from 38% in 2014

The government has said that under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), nine crore 62 lakh individual household toilets have been constructed so far. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria said, the sanitation coverage in the rural areas of the country has increased to more than 99 … Continue reading Rural sanitation coverage jumped to 99% from 38% in 2014

MSP announced by Govt on Kharif only add salt to the injury of farmers: Kisan Sabha

Says NDA Government Betrays Farmers Yet Again AIKS calls upon all its units to expose the farce enacted by the Narendra Modi-led BJP and rise up in protests. AMN / NEW DELHI All India Kisan Sabha has termed Government announcement of increase in the Minimum Support Prices for the Kharif Marketing Season 2019-20 as nothing … Continue reading MSP announced by Govt on Kharif only add salt to the injury of farmers: Kisan Sabha

Maha CM Fadnavis to lead CMS’panel on agriculture reforms

ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI Centre has constituted a high powered committee of Chief Ministers of several states for the transformation of Agriculture in the country. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be the convenor of the committee, while the chief ministers of Karnataka, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been … Continue reading Maha CM Fadnavis to lead CMS’panel on agriculture reforms

Govt is committed to provide security to farmers: Tomar

  A AKHTER / NEW DELHI Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha last Friday said that government was committed to providing security to farmers. He said that Government has conducted several studies to measure and quantify the adverse effects of climate change on agriculture. Extensive field … Continue reading Govt is committed to provide security to farmers: Tomar

Tomar discusses farmers’ issue with Agriculture Ministers of all States

  By Sudhir Kumar / New Delhi Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today chaired a meeting with Agriculture Ministers of all States and Union Territories via video conference. According to an official release said, the implementation of three key schemes of government namely Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-Kisan), Pension Scheme … Continue reading Tomar discusses farmers’ issue with Agriculture Ministers of all States

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...