Centre announces higher MSPs for six crops: A look at how minimum support prices are calculated, and what makes them important
The government's emphasis on MSPs is not surprising, as support prices have often been the focus of protests by farmers
Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers
Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time
Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery
One of the most critical challenges that the current coronavirus pandemic has underscored is India's ability of the food sector to effectively cope with crisis situations.
Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.
Govt pegs 7% rise in onion output to 24.45 million tonnes this year; sees production fall in major fruits
The government on Monday projected the country's overall onion production to increase by seven per cent to 24.45 million tonnes in the current 2019-20 crop year, which may bring relief to consumers from high prices seen in the last few months
Grape farmers in Pingalwade hit with crores worth of damage due to unseasonal rains, look to new Maharashtra govt for relief
Unseasonal rains continued to lash the state of Maharashtra from October onwards, just when the farmers start harvesting their crops. They have destroyed crops on 94 lakh hectares of farmland, devastating Kharif crops and horticulture alike. The losses to farmers are pegged in thousands of crores of rupees.
Centre to grant Rs 600 crore as interim relief to Maharashtra farmers whose Kharif crops were affected due to heavy October rains
Responding to queries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala said crops have been affected due to rains not only in Maharashtra but in many other states as well
Excess rain during 2019 monsoon damaged 32 lakh hectares of agricultural land in 12 states, says Skymet report
Skymet, a weather forecast company, arrived at the figures using the Geographic Information System and ground-level data from field workers.
In Maharashtra's Vidarbha, voters choose livelihood over nationalism and Article 370, elect activist over 10-year MLA
Amravati falls in the agrarian region of Vidarbha, where the BJP has suffered the biggest setback.
The deficit in southwest monsoon has narrowed and the sowing of summer (Kharif) crops is progressing well across the country, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday
Rains lash Punjab and Haryana; Chandigarh receives 48 mm of rainfall, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls
Rains lashed Chandigarh and a few places of Punjab and Haryana Tuesday, bringing respite to residents from hot and humid weather conditions
Some of the states in East and North East India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam should be prepared for heavy to extremely heavy rainy spells this week.
Govt mulling zero interest on timely farm loan repayment as New Year's gift; premium on horticultural crops may be reduced
To provide immediate relief, one of the proposals being studied is to waive 4 percent interest rate on farmers repaying farm loan promptly within the due date.
India will not be able to narrow fiscal deficit to targeted 3.3% for 2018-19 due to revenue shortfall: Fitch
Fiscal deficit, a key factor determining the macroeconomic health, will come at 3.5 percent of GDP for FY19
Karnataka has estimated Rs 16,662 crore as damage to the Kharif agriculture and horticultural crops this year and has sought a relief of Rs 2,434 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)
Kisan Kranti Yatra: After raising minimum support prices, will the Centre blink and waive farmers’ loans?
There is yet another way of providing relief to farmers, easy and popular though not necessarily the best way to address the issue – waiving off their loans.
India's 2018 monsoon rainfall below average and forecast: Fifth straight year weather office overestimated rains
Rainfall in India’s annual monsoon season was below average and less than forecast, with key crop-growing northern states among areas that received less rain than needed, weather office said on Sunday.
Three days into retreat of monsoon, India left with driest September in 17 years; unexpected heavy rain damaged crores worth of kharif crops
The dry spell, and now the heavy rainfall, raised concerns over the production of kharif, or summer-sown crops, especially in north and central India
Kerala floods hit paddy, banana, spices in 45,000 hectare of farmland, says Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak
Paddy has been affected in 20,000 hectare and even banana plantations has been hit badly. Spices like cardamom have been affected in 2,000 hectares