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UP Krishi Manch discusses how new-age farming can help double farmers' income by 2022
Thu, Dec 26, 2019
“Gulf Supreme Tractotsav intends to be a platform for tractor-owning farmers to demonstrate their sporting skills involving their own power as well as their tractor’s power. Gulf XHD Supreme is a brand of Tractor engine oil which promises Maximum Power to the tractor engine’s functioning. Our vision is to further increase the reach and footfall of this property and in future become a national sporting event of sorts.”
Farmers' kids win India's largest AI, Blockchain hackathon
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
The team then harnessed Blockchain-enabled smart contracts for instant and automated claim settlements to those adversely affected by crop failures and natural disasters, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Stubble to become a source of income: Union Minister
Fri, Nov 29, 2019
"In the coming two-three years, there will be no problem of stubble burning, in this direction scientists of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) are also looking for solutions," Chaudhary said.
Riding on Cloud, India set to help farmers reap gold: AWS
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
"I was ecstatic to see the level of energy and engagement in the government this time towards empowering farmers in new-age Cloud computing technologies and help local farming become a sustainable and profit-yielding enterprise," Carlson told IANS during his India visit last week.
Kisan Milan: SBI to connect with 10 lakh farmers through mega meet
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
The mega event will be held at nearly 14,000 rural and semi-urban branches across the country.
Hoshiarpur farmer sets a shining example of apple cultivation in Punjab
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Traditionally limited to states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, apple cultivation has now picked up pace in Punjab. Gurinder Singh Bajwa, a farmer from Ludhiana, is producing apples on a large scale in his farm in Chahal village in Hoshiarpur. Gurinder Singh Bajwa, farmer-turned-horticulturist, is producing apples of Anna variety, Dorsette golden variety, and pink lady, on 2 acres land at his farm in Chahal. Following in his footsteps, Colonel (Retd) RP Singh has also started cultivating apples here. Speaking to ANI, he told, "I used to work for a private firm in Srinagar and spray chemicals at apples. I thought of growing apples in Punjab but they were of high-chilling varieties. A few years ago I got to know that the Himachal Pradesh government has introduced low chilling varieties, which I later grew here."
Kerala government announces new sops for farmers including moratorium on repayment of loans
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Aiming to aid the distressed Kerala agriculture sector that faced huge losses especially in Idukki and Wayanad districts where thousands of hectares of farm land was damaged, Vijayan said: "From now on in all districts of the state barring Idukki and Wayanad, loans taken by farmers till March 2014 would get the benefit of the moratorium."
Major relief to Andhra farmers, Chandrababu Naidu announces financial assistance of Rs 4,000
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Farmers having more than five acres of land and not eligible under the Centre`s scheme will get Rs 10,000 every year, he said.
Budget 2019 expectations, predictions: Modi govt to hike agri credit target to whopping Rs 12 lakh cr?
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
"The government has been increasing the credit target for the farm sector every year. This time too, the target is likely to be increased by around 10 per cent or Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 12 lakh crore for the 2019-20 fiscal," the sources said.
Modi govt to boost farmers' income; new scheme to be launched soon? What we know so far
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Launched with the aim of accelerating agricultural prosperity and elimination of poverty, KALIA plans to cover small and marginal farmers along with landless agricultural households, vulnerable agricultural households, landless agricultural labourers and sharecroppers/actual cultivators.
This farmer bows at feet of Collector! You won't believe why; video goes viral Minister fumes
Mon, Dec 31, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Govind Singh on Sunday took a grim view of an episode in which a farmer here had to bow his head at the feet of the district collector to get an electricity connection.
Government mulls zero interest on timely crop loan repayment as new year gift
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
To provide immediate relief, one of the proposals being studied is to waive 4 per cent interest rate on farmers repaying farm loan promptly within the due date.
Unbelievable! 1 kg brinjal selling for just 20 paise, rage drives farmer to uproot crop
Tue, Dec 04, 2018
It is unbelievable, but quite true that 1 kg of brinjal is being priced at a dirt cheap 20 paise in this region, according to Hindustan newspaper.
Distressed farmers from Maharashtra knock Supreme Court's doors for relief
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
The Kisaan Putra Andolan (KPA), a movement started in Maharashtra by farmers' activist Amar Habib, filed the petition in the apex court on March 21 seeking abolition of the Constitution's Article 31B and a Schedule under it, while dubbing them as "anti-farmer".
Viral video of this farmer destroying his cauliflower crop is a must-watch
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
The incident comes a week after the much-televised Kisan long march last week, where thousands of farmers and tribals from Nashik reached Mumbai, walking 180 kilometres in six days. The sea of red flags on Mumbai's roads which culminated in a public meeting in south Mumbai, garnered eyeballs. Images of the blistered, bleeding feet of women who braved the blazing sun with broken footwear made an impact on newspaper readers and TV viewers.
Madhya Pradesh farmer gets Rs 2,000 notes without Mahatma Gandhi's image
Thu, Jan 05, 2017
A farmer in Madhya Pradesh's (MP) Sheopur district was shocked to receive Rs 2,000 currency notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a branch of a public sector bank.
RS members seek more time for farmers to payback crop loan
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
More time should be given to farmers to pay interest on their crop insurance loans in view of the government's demonetisation move, Rajya Sabha members said today.
Indian farmers fear lost crops, income after 'black money' move
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
For Indian farmer Buddha Singh, who works a small plot of land in the village of Bajna south of New Delhi, the government`s decision to abolish 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes to crush the shadow economy could hardly have come at a worse time.