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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.
Budget 2019 makes potentially game-changing announcements for farmers
Sat, Jul 06, 2019
In the Union Budget presented yesterday, Nirmala Sitharaman made some big-bang announcements for rural India, including zero-budget farming. It considered 'zero budget' because the costs of raising the main crop are offset by the income that farmers earn from intercrops. Under this method, chemical fertilizers and pesticides make way for locally available cow dung and cow urine, jaggery, and pulse flour. It's currently in practice in Andhra.
Budget 2019 expectations: Here's what can really help agriculture sector
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Agriculture sector makes up a major part of Indian economy, and hence every development for revival would be keenly watched.
From farmers, government employees to workers, CM Jagan Reddy takes key decisions in first Andhra Cabinet meeting
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Huge hike in the salary of various categories of workers, 27 per cent interim relief to the government employees and implementation of cash assistance scheme for farmers were some of the major decisions taken at the first meeting of the new Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Monday.
Rythu Bharosa scheme: Farmers in Andhra Pradesh to get Rs 12,500 each from October 15
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
Farmers in Andhra Pradesh will get annual financial support of Rs 12,500 each as the new YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government in the state has decided to implement the "Rythu Bharosa" scheme from October.
Farmers stage protest against private coconut shell ash making company in Coimbatore
Tue, Jun 04, 2019
Farmers staged silent protest holding coconut shell around their necks. They protested against a private coconut shell ash making company situated at Chettipalayam village outskirts of Coimbatore on Monday. Farmers alleged that it creates air pollution and dust pollution in and around farmlands in that area. They also alleged that this coconut shell ash making company exports shell ash to the United States and other countries. Farmers demanded the district administration’s inspection in this regard and also urged them to close the factory immediately.
Hike farmer income support, raise peak tax threshold: Ficci
Mon, May 27, 2019
This is a matter of serious concern and if not addressed urgently, the repercussions would be long-term." For addressing agrarian distress and reviving the rural economy, the chamber has sought an extension and hike in the Interim Budget 2019-20`s Direct Income Support (DIS) of Rs 6,000 annually to small and marginal farmers.
Farmers set to plant more land with soybean crops as prices rally
Tue, May 21, 2019
Local soybean prices have risen nearly 14 percent to 3,716 rupees ($53.31) per 100 kg since the start of the 2018 crop year on Oct. 1, boosted after India raised the duty on importing soyoil, palm oil and other cooking oils.
Congress dumps "Proof" of loan waiver outside Shivraj Singh Chouhan's house
Tue, May 07, 2019
Senior Congress leader Suresh Pachouri today dumped bundles of documents at the residence of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as "proof" that his party has waived off loans of 21 lakh farmers after coming to power in the state in December last year.
PM Narendra Modi trying to create differences between SP and BSP, says Mayawati
Sun, May 05, 2019
Mayawati said the Modi government had made every attempt to create differences between SP and BSP. Watch full video to know more.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in an Exclusive Conversation With Zee Business
Sun, May 05, 2019
Akhilesh Yadav In An Exclusive Live Conversation With Zee Media correspondent Vishal Pandey. Watch the full video to know more.
How this Agritech startup is helping farmers in India
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Fasal, an artificial intelligence based internet of things (IoT) startup works towards the betterment of the farmers
Shrimp business to bring revival for these farmers - You should buy this stock to get rich ahead
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
ICICI Securities believe with improving demand from the US and lower shrimp production in India, shrimp prices stabilised at lower levels in Oct’18-Jan’19.
DeHaat: This startup gives agriculture services, financial aid; caters to 52,000 farmers
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
DeHaat is a startup that aims to offer end to end agricultural services to Indian farmers.
PM Kisan Scheme: Rs 2000 released to about 5 lakh Telangana farmers, says Minister
Sat, Mar 09, 2019
Claiming that the Centre had successfully managed to turnaround the "slowing economy" and put it on the fast track growth, he said the journey of the last 5 years has been exhilarating as well as encouraging for the country.
Karnataka CM meets Modi; seeks early release of Rs 2,064 cr drought relief for rabi season
Sat, Mar 09, 2019
The state government has submitted a memorandum seeking Rs 2,064.30 crore drought relief fund for the ongoing rabi season as crop loss is estimated to be Rs 11,384.7 crore. The state has declared drought in 156 out of 176 talukas.
Modi’s Last Cabinet Meeting to take place tomorrow
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
The Last Union Cabinet Meeting is scheduled to be held at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg tomorrow. The Modi Government may take a few last minute steps to impress the people ahead of the 2019 general elections. Watch full video to know more.
After PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Modi government unveils KUSUM masterstroke; check benefits
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
The KUSUM scheme will not only increase the income of the farmers but also has direct employment potential.
Hema Malini urges farmers to use new agricultural techniques
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
"Defer traditional agriculture and take advice of scientists for good cropping," the MP from Mathura said after inaugurating a "Kisan Mela" followed by "Kisan Goshthi" (seminar) in remote Pentha village of the district on Wednesday.