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AgriMin launches 6 new user-friendly features of e-NAM platform
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Addressing the gathering in New Delhi, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the objective was to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.
Govt favours income centric agriculture policies: Radha Mohan Singh
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
The government has started developing 'climate smart agriculture' through a national-level project under which farmers are being made aware and capable of adopting climate-friendly farming techniques.
Rabi crops sowing crosses 632 lakh hactare in 2017-18
Sat, Feb 03, 2018
Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 300.70 lakh hectares
Budget focus will help govt to maintain macroeconomic stability: Bibek Debroy
Fri, Feb 02, 2018
He said the Budget has focused extensively on social sector and rural economy, and has emphasised upon the need to give a boost to overall growth by giving impetus to the rural, agriculture sector, health and education.
Fiscal slippage, LTCG, rural push main focus of Budget 2018
Thu, Feb 01, 2018
Higher than estimated expenses and lower revenue on account of lower GST collections and no spectrum auctions lead to miss fiscal deficit target
Tax incentives to promote post-harvest activities of agriculture
Thu, Feb 01, 2018
The Finance Minister said that "such tax incentive will encourage “Operation Greens” mission announced earlier and it will give a boost to Sampada Yojana."
Jaitley: Govt to spend Rs 14.34 lakh crore for Rural India in FY19
Thu, Feb 01, 2018
"Our emphasis is on generating higher income for farmers, They are also focusing on generating productive employment on farms and non-farm workers," said Jaitley.
R&D needed to sustain agricultural productivity growth, says survey
Mon, Jan 29, 2018
The compound annual growth rate of expenditure has been 4.2% over the years and in recent years expenditure has been on the higher side
Failure to record strong earnings may trigger correction in the market: Deepak Jasani
Thu, Jan 25, 2018
Jasani expects Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to allocate higher funds into infra, rural and housing in Budget 2018.
ASEAN-India vow to tackle climate change, price volatility
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
They also called for joint efforts towards managing food security and price volatility besides implementing more capacity building programmes in 2018 on empowerment of ASEAN and Indian women through cooperatives.
India economy went through challenging phases in 2017: CARE Ratings
Fri, Dec 29, 2017
For the first half of the year, growth has come in lower at 6% compared with 7.7% in H1-FY17. There was only one sector, trade, transport, hotels etc, which registered higher growth in H1-FY18 at 10.5% compared with 8.3% last year, the rating agency said.
New India to jobs, Niti Aayog has a cracker of year ahead
Wed, Dec 27, 2017
Year 2018 for the Niti Aayog, by all means, is going to be challenging -- after all, it has arguably the toughest job of giving shape to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a New India by 2022 and a sharper focus on agriculture, malnutrition, higher education and jobs.
5 lakh farmers to benefit from climate resilient agriculture in Tamil Nadu
Tue, Dec 26, 2017
The project will rehabilitate and modernize about 4,800 irrigation tanks and 477 check dams, spread across 66 sub-basins, in delivering bulk water to irrigation systems.
Agri experts ask FM Jaitley for farmers' income security in pre-budget meeting
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
It was suggested that there is need to start ‘Operation Veggies’ and focus should be given to TOP – Tomato, Onion and Potato as there is maximum volatility in their prices.
Gadkari announces Rs 6,000 crore World Bank-backed irrigation scheme
Sat, Nov 11, 2017
Gadkari announced this at the inauguration of Agrovision Exhibition here today. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who was present on the occasion, performed e-jalpoojan of Nerala Lift Irrigation Scheme and right bank canal of Gosikhurdh Irrigation project.
PAN not needed for cash sale of agri produce up to Rs 2 lakh per day
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in response to representations from stakeholders regarding applicability of provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961 to cash sale of agricultural produce by the cultivators/ agriculturists.
Nod for raising extra budgetary resources for pending irrigation projects
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Briefing reporters after a Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a large number of major and medium irrigation projects taken up under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) had been languishing mainly due to inadequate provision of funds.
India's regulator clears use of GM mustard, final approval awaited
Fri, May 12, 2017
Late last year Reuters reported that the GEAC gave its technical clearance for GM mustard, following multiple reviews of crop trial data generated over almost a decade.
Investors bet on fertiliser stocks as IMD predicts good monsoon
Wed, May 10, 2017
A Reuters report said, “India looks likely to receive higher monsoon rainfall than previously forecast as concern over the El Nino weather condition has eased, the chief of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday, raising prospects of higher farm and economic growth.”
Income Tax: Only 0.39% farmers in India eligible to pay income tax even if asked
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy cooked up a storm earlier this week when he said that agriculture in India should come under the purview of income tax. So severe are the political implications of such a move that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley immediately swung into action and denied any such thought within the government.