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Financial support to farmers from Modi government! Rs 19,444 cr sanctioned in 1st installment for MSP operations support to these states
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
This proactive step by NCDC during the COVID pandemic will give the much needed financial support to farmers.
MSP hiked for 6 Rabi crops! After two key farm bills, farmers get another gift from Modi government - Full price details
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved an increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all mandated Rabi crops.
New Farms Bills 2020: Have doubts? Want clarifications? Get all details here - No room for confusion!
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
Parliament on Sunday passed two key farms bills aimed at transforming agriculture in the country and raising farmers’ incomes.
PM Narendra Modi on Farm Bills: Watershed moment in the history of Indian agriculture!
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. They were passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Rajya Sabha passes 2 farm bills amid ruckus by opposition MPs
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
The two bills -- Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 -- were passed by Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Rs 1 lakh crore! PM Narendra Modi launches financing facility under Agri-Infra Fund - Top things to know
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
In a major development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund for agri-entrepreneurs, startups, agri-tech players and farmer groups for post-harvest management and nurturing farm assets.
Good news for farmers of this state! Government confirms to bear insurance premium
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
However, farmers who opt to cultivate alternative crops, including cotton, under the state's crop diversification scheme would not have to pay any insurance premium on such crops.
Record wheat procurement at 388.34 lakh tons
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Government procurement of wheat in the current rabi marketing season 2020-21 is 129.34 lakh tons in Madhya Pradesh, 127.11 lakh tons in Punjab, 73.98 lakh tons in Haryana, 35.13 lakh tons in Uttar Pradesh, 21.61 lakh tons in Rajasthan, 57,262 tons in Gujarat, 38,026 tons in Uttarakhand, 11,482 tons in Chandigarh, 5,081 tons in Bihar, 3,129 tons in Himachal Pradesh, 28 tons in Delhi and 11 tons in Jammu and Kashmir.
Vegetables, fodder crops hit by locust swarms in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh
Mon, Jun 01, 2020
In many places, vegetables and moong crops had been affected 50-60 per cent, fodder crops 30-40 per cent and moringa trees 50 per cent, he said and added, it had also affected local supply of green vegetables to many cities.
Delhi govt issues advisory in view of possible locust attack
Thu, May 28, 2020
The Delhi government has asked authorities concerned to spray insecticides and pesticides on standing crops, vegetation, gardens and orchards to prevent a probable attack of desert locusts in Delhi.
Government steps in to fight with swarm of locusts as several states are under threat
Thu, May 28, 2020
In Rajasthan, 21 districts, in Madhya Pradesh 18 districts, in Punjab one district and in Gujarat 2 districts have undertaken Locust control till now. For effective control of locusts beyond scheduled desert areas, temporary control camps have been established in Ajmer, Chittorgarh and Dausa in Rajasthan; Mandsaur, Ujjain and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh and Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.
Airtel group ties up with Mastercard for farmers, SMEs
Wed, May 27, 2020
The collaboration aims at building a digital platform which provides farmers with knowledge about advanced farming techniques and connection to marketplaces, while simultaneously enabling them to receive payments directly in their Airtel Payments Bank account.
WhatsApp helps Himachal farmers amid lockdown
Tue, May 26, 2020
New farmers adopting natural farming are of the view that with this method of farming, they do not need to buy anything from the market. The necessary materials used in farming are easily available at home and around the house.
177 new mandis integrated with eNAM
Tue, May 12, 2020
At present, 150 commodities, including food grains, oilseeds, fibers, vegetables and fruits, are being traded on eNAM. More than 1,005 FPOs have been registered on eNAM platform and have traded 2900 MT of agri-produce worth Rs 7.92 Crores.
PM Fasal Bima Yojana: Revamped! Modi Cabinet gives green signal - Check top benefits
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
The decision has been taken to address the existing challenges in implementation of Crop Insurance Schemes.
Investors can buy farmland in 30 days in Karnataka soon
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
Investors would soon be able to buy agricultural land directly from farmers within 30 days for setting up their industries in Karnataka, state Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Saturday.
Air pollution: 30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab
Sat, Nov 02, 2019
The cases of crop residue fire -- a major air pollutant in Delhi-NCR -- saw a 30 per cent rise in Punjab after the harvest season this year compared to last year.
DA of government employees hiked by 5%
Wed, Oct 09, 2019
The government has increased the Dearness allowance from 12% to 17%
Contract Farming: What do farmers need to know?
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
In this special segment of Zee Business, know everything about contract farming in India. Watch full video to know more.
Farmers use toxic drain water for growing vegetables in Delhi’s Mungeshpur village
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
Risking their lives, farmers in Mungeshpur village in Delhi are using toxic water coming from Mungeshpur drain, one of the longest in north-west Delhi and part of Najafgarh basin, for growing vegetables due to lack of groundwater for farming and to save money spent on buying fertilisers and urea.