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Agriculture sector News
Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns from Modi cabinet in protest against agriculture bills
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the Modi cabinet on Thursday protesting against the bills related to agriculture. The Shiromani Akali Dal tried to reclaim its declining mass base among the farmers of Punjab by relinquishing the post of Union Minister.
3 announcements for farmers, plus or minus?
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Watch today in this special segment of Zee Business, 3 announcements for farmers, plus or minus?
Agriculture Sector: Government's focus on innovation
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
In Agriculture Sector, Government's focus on innovation. Watch this video to know how...
Zee Business wins award for best coverage in Agriculture sector
Sat, Mar 02, 2019
Zee Business was awarded by FISS for best coverage in Agriculture sector. Watch full video to know more.
Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayda: Govt to focus on farmers demand in this budget
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
The Indian government is planning to focus on farmers demand in this year's budget. Watch the video to know more.
Breaking News: Commodity trading time reduced for 1 hour
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
Zee Business had started a campaign against reducing the time for commodity trading and NCDEX has reduced 1 hour in the trading commodity. Watch video to know more:
Decision to increase trading time may change soon : Sources
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
This segment of Zee Business brings to you latest updates. Decision to increase trading time may change soon, says sources. Watch this video to know more.
Will there be a revision in commodity trading time?
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
Some traders and representatives in the agriculture sector have protested vehemently against SEBI’s move to extend trading time. Will there be a revision in commodity trading time? Watch this video to know more.
Traders protest revision in commodity trading time
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
Some traders and representatives in the agriculture sector have protested vehemently against SEBI’s move to extend trading time.
GDP growth outlook: Morgan Stanley has this to say about Indian economy
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
GDP grew by 6.3% in July-September quarter of the fiscal, up from 5.7% in the first quarter
China seeks to rejuvenate countryside with 2018 rural policy
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
China aims to modernise its sprawling farm sector to make it more efficient and better able to supply changing tastes in its wealthier populatio
Will rural economy get a priority in Union Budget 2018?
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
The government should focus on irrigation, remunerative pricing for farmers, incentivising fishing and aquaculture, rural incomes and developing a mechanism, according to ICICI Bank.
GDP growth not justifiable unless benefits reach farmers: FM
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Ahead of the Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the agriculture sector is the top priority for the government because the country's economic growth is not "justifiable and equitable" unless the benefits are "clear and evident" in the farm sector.
Government hopeful of higher GVA in agriculture sector in 2017-18
Mon, Jan 08, 2018
Following release of the Advance Estimate (AEs) of GDP and GVA for the economy for 2017-18, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers` Welfare on Sunday said that the agriculture sector is estimated to register a higher GVA in the next financial year.
30% agriculture budget to be spent on women farmers
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
"There will be at least 30 per cent of the budget allocation for women beneficiaries in all ongoing schemes, programmes and development activities," he said in his address at the National Consultation of Women Farmers, organised by the National Commission for Women, UN Women and Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch, a forum for women farmers` rights.
How to help ease farmers' distress without a loan waiver?
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Analysts expect that key problems of agriculture sector is low productivity, "leakages” in the value chain, and inefficiencies in factors of production. Reforms in those areas are much needed than a farm loan waiver.
Farm loan waiver could reach Rs 2.6 lakh crore by 2019, report claims
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Demand for farm loan waiver has increased in many states. It is expected that all states will write- off about $40 billion (Rs 2.6 lakh crore) of farm loans in the run up to 2019 general elections following the ruling BJP's UP and Maharashtra governments' waivers.
Impact of Monsoon on Agriculture sector
Mon, May 15, 2017
Impact of Monsoon on Agriculture sector. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.
Monsoon seen normal this year, IMD says; bonds cut losses
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Last year, in April IMD had forecasted above normal monsoon this year, of 106% of the long period average with a model error of 5%.
Is farm loan waiver in Uttar Pradesh the right thing to do?
Fri, Apr 07, 2017
Fulfilling the promise, Chief Minister Adityanath has announced farm loan waiver of Rs 36,359 crore to 2.5 crore small and marginal farmers having loans of up to Rs 1 lakh.