This Budget paid the most attention to agriculture—if the percentage of spending is the yardstick to go by.
Yogi Adityanath set to fly to Russia today for two-day visit; UP CM likely to sign MoU regarding agriculture, power sectors
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to embark on a two-day visit to Russia today.
As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.
Economic Survey 2019 presents good overview, but should not be read as precursor to Sitharaman's maiden Budget
The Economic Survey also takes a view that the NPA issue is behind us and hence banks can now lend.
Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture
While water retention is a very difficult task in hilly regions, the northeast experiences extreme flooding in the monsoons and water scarcity during many of the non-rainy months.
Water problems in South Asia are on the rise due to wasteful flood irrigation, government incentives of free electricity and market incentives. Most important for water management are agricultural reforms and accountability of urban population.
The rainfall in the basins of southern peninsula & central India has been declared “deficient" & "large deficient".
Drought in Rajasthan: Migrants live on fringes as exodus to southern, eastern regions leaves behind elderly
The Rajasthan government has fixed the minimum wage at Rs 213 per day, but migrant labourers are often exploited and paid less than half the minimum wage.
Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert
With agriculture and cattle rearing being the only means of livelihood for locals of Thar desert, persistent drought has forced residents to migrate to other regions within the state while many others continue to cope with cascading effects of drought.
Maharashtra govt approves Rs 4,089 cr for Tembhu irrigation scheme; project to benefit Satara, Solapur, Sangli districts
The Maharashtra government Thursday approved a sum of Rs 4,089 crore for the Tembhu lift irrigation scheme in Satara district; project will benefit the perennially drought-prone areas of Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts
Chhattisgarh polls: Farmers in Dhamtari, Balod districts wracked by drought, non-payment of crop insurance for 2017
Farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari and Balod districts are anticipating a repeat of the 2017 severe drought situation this year too.
Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirely
The farmers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker village agree that the government has failed the agrarian community, but big farmers are largely supportive of the BJP for their campaign of vikas (development).
After Kisan Kranti Yatra, government decides to hike MSP on six rabi crops according to farmers' demand
The proposal is set to be put forward to the Cabinet of Economic affairs later in the evening, according to News18. The move also comes before the state Assembly elections, particularly Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Kisan Kranti Yatra in Delhi: Presentations alone won't solve agrarian distress, govt must examine ground reality
The ill-conceived effort to resolve woes of farmers, who are harvesting debt every month, through official presentations is nothing more than a repetitive process irrespective of the shades of power in the Centre since independence, and the reason why farmers marched to Delhi as part of Kisan Kranti Yatra
India's water crisis: Tracing the country's history of water management and crucial, destructive shifts in policy
A report by the Niti Aayog states, ‘India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat.’
Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh: PM accuses Opposition of neglecting farmers, 'shedding crocodile tears'
Talking about the Bansagar project, Narendra Modi said that it will help lakhs of farmers by providing water for irrigation.
Tackling India's water woes: Active citizenry, govt checks on unsustainable use and river pollution needed to address crisis
Despite an abundance of rivers and lakes, India's poor water management has not allowed it to harness their potential and maintain them to meet our needs.
Changing cropping patterns could help India cut irrigation water usage by 33 percent, reduce impact of local climate shocks
Irrigation needs of wheat, a Rabi crop, have driven 69 percent of the increase in demand for water for agricultural purposes, while rice, is the most inefficient crop in nutrient production as well as water usage
Narendra Modi to launch several development projects in Madhya Pradesh today, including transport and drinking water schemes
In Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also present awards to the winners of cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2018.