Govt forms high-powered committee to transform agriculture, raise farmers' income, suggest policy measures, attract investments
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday constituted a high-powered committee of chief ministers for the transformation of agriculture and raising farmers' income. The nine-member committee, headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The committee will further suggest policy measures to boost agricultural export, raise growth in food processing and attract investments in modern market infrastructure, value chains and logistics, besides making other key suggestions.
BJP manifesto 2019 goes gung-ho on IT, promises optical fibre network for every gram panchayat, higher incentives on digital transactions
The BJP manifesto for the Lok Sabha election includes a number of proposals for information technology and e-governance.
Over 1 crore farmers across the country have registered on e-NAM, a portal to sell produce online: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh
Singh said in the Lok Sabha that farmers wishing to join e-NAM platform need to register themselves on e-NAM portal and can sell their produce on e-NAM platform in any e-NAM mandi of their choice.
Revamping agriculture: Govt scores high on intent, patchy on implementation; litmus test will be persuading states to reform
If PM Modi is really serious about doing his bit for agriculture, he and Amit Shah must push BJP governments to execute the needed agriculture reforms.
Narendra Modi says govt doubled budget for agriculture sector to Rs 2.12 lakh crore in last four years
The budget for 2018-19 fiscal has taken steps to provide farmers a price equivalent to 150 per cent of their cost of production, Modi said
Budget and Beyond: This is the Modi moment, if he gets this right, farmers will salute him, says Ashok Gulati
Agriculture needs reforms in marketing, land titling and contract law reforms, to name a few
Fact-checking Narendra Modi: 13 of prime minister’s 16 claims on govt schemes true or partly true, 3 false
Narendra Modi at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit he defended his term so far by listing out the steps he had taken towards a “systemic overhaul"
Govt ropes in ICICI Bank to enable cashless payments on e-NAM; to end traditional transaction modes for trading at mandis
ICICI Bank will enable BHIM and Unified Payments Interface on the e-NAM portal for making cashless payments
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Inside Mandsaur disturbance lies history of political doles, opium addiction
The decades-long culture of giving out doles has devastated the lives, livelihoods, and moral standards of farmers in Madhya Pradesh and other states across India. And reform will occur with a change in the narrative, which is currently focussed on politicisation rather than problem-solving.
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Instead of making glib promises, netas should free farmers of pricing shackles
If political parties of all hues are genuinely interested in the plight of farmers, they will sit down together and work out short term and long term solutions