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Kharif crop sown on 1,115.29 lakh hectares: Agri Ministry

Kharif crop sown on 1,115.29 lakh hectares: Agri Ministry

🕔07:54, 25.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 25 Towards the fag end of the monsoon season, kharif crops have been sown on 1115.29 lakh hectares (Ha) as on Friday with area coverage increasing by 43.61 lakh Ha against the normal of the corresponding week (1071.68

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Odisha CM distributes Rs 743 cr to farmers under KALIA scheme

Odisha CM distributes Rs 743 cr to farmers under KALIA scheme

🕔10:56, 12.Sep 2021

Bhubaneswar, Sep 12  On the occasion of Nuakhai festival, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Saturday distributed Rs 742.58 crore to farmers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. An amount of Rs 2,000 has

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UP to set up drip irrigation to help farmers

UP to set up drip irrigation to help farmers

🕔10:40, 6.Sep 2021

Lucknow, Sep 6 The Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Development Department is going to set up drip irrigation plants in 30,000 hectares of sugarcane cultivation area to save water and help farmers. This will be done using subsurface drip irrigation technology to

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33.40 lakh Ha increase in kharif sowing area over normal

33.40 lakh Ha increase in kharif sowing area over normal

🕔06:44, 23.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 23  Kharif crops have been sown over 1,043.87 lakh hectares, as on August 20, according to official data, as against 1,010.48 lakh ha, the normal of the corresponding week, or the average of last five years. Compared

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Yogi to launch mega irrigation projects to benefit 40L farmers

Yogi to launch mega irrigation projects to benefit 40L farmers

🕔19:11, 12.Jun 2021

Lucknow, June 12  The UP government has decided to irrigate 16.49 lakh hectares of additional land from the irrigation projects till next year so that agriculture does not suffer due to lack of water. About 40.56 lakh farmers are likely

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RBI allows farmers enhanced loan on produce pledges

RBI allows farmers enhanced loan on produce pledges

🕔17:25, 7.Apr 2021

Mumbai, April 7  With a view to encourage farm credit, the RBI on Wednesday decided to enhance the loan limit for individual farmers. Individual farmers will now be eligible for an enhanced loan amount of Rs 75 lakh from banks

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Govt, farmers agree on 2 out of 4 key issues; next meeting on Jan 4

Govt, farmers agree on 2 out of 4 key issues; next meeting on Jan 4

🕔07:55, 31.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 31  In a development that has been termed “positive”, the sixth round of meeting between the protesting farmers and the Central government ended after over five hours with the Centre saying that the two sides had reached

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Yogi to create game-changing body for farmers

Yogi to create game-changing body for farmers

🕔18:16, 3.Sep 2020

Lucknow, Sep 3  The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to create a new body, dedicated to the farmers. The new body will assist enterprising farmer producer organisations (FPOs) in investing in projects for post-harvest infrastructure management

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Over 1cr Kisan credit cards with 1L cr limit sanctioned

Over 1cr Kisan credit cards with 1L cr limit sanctioned

🕔13:55, 20.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 20  In an effort to buffer the agricultural sector from the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has initiated a special saturation drive to provide concessional credit to farmers through Kisan Credit Card (KCC). As on

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UP govt orders relocation of farmers in Jewar airport project

UP govt orders relocation of farmers in Jewar airport project

🕔11:22, 13.Jul 2020

Lucknow, July 13  The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has issued a notification for acquisition of over 48 hectares of land to relocate around 3,600 people affected by the Jewar International airport project. The move is an attempt to

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Record wheat procurement at 388.34 lakh tons

Record wheat procurement at 388.34 lakh tons

🕔17:14, 30.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 30  The ongoing corona pandemic crisis notwithstanding, government agencies have procured a record 388.34 lakh tons of wheat from farmers till Monday, which is nearly seven lakh tons more than in the corresponding period last year. This

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Farmers paid within 3 days of procurement: NAFED chief

Farmers paid within 3 days of procurement: NAFED chief

🕔16:32, 21.May 2020

New Delhi, May 21 The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has been engaged in procuring the rabi crops, pulses and oilseeds quite effectively even during the lockdown. NAFED Managing Director Sanjeev Kumar Chadha told IANS that despite

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Cabinet nod for making PM crop insurance scheme voluntary

Cabinet nod for making PM crop insurance scheme voluntary

🕔07:05, 20.Feb 2020

New Delhi, Feb 20  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved to make the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) voluntary for farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. Addressing the media here, Tomar said that the decision was taken in

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Cabinet approves soft loan to sugar mills to pay farmers’ dues

Cabinet approves soft loan to sugar mills to pay farmers’ dues

🕔07:19, 1.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 01  To facilitate payment of dues of sugar cane farmers for the current sugar season, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the proposal to provide soft loans to the extent of about Rs

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Claims of Rs 9,628 cr paid under PM crop insurance scheme

Claims of Rs 9,628 cr paid under PM crop insurance scheme

🕔09:52, 25.Jul 2018

By Prakash Bhargava New Delhi, July 25  Farmers have been paid claims of Rs 9,628 crore for kharif season 2017 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Parliament was told on Tuesday. “During Kharif 2017, out of total estimated claims

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Agri-app to answer farmers’ queries through live scientist

Agri-app to answer farmers’ queries through live scientist

🕔11:25, 21.Apr 2018

New Delhi, April 21  Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a ‘chatbot’ and this does not work, by a live scientist. ‘Aham’ was built by a six-student

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Promote secondary agriculture, composting, bee-keeping, says panel on doubling income

Promote secondary agriculture, composting, bee-keeping, says panel on doubling income

🕔13:04, 12.Mar 2018

New Delhi, March 12 Secondary agriculture is an important and independent activity and a division needs to be created in all the three departments of the agriculture ministry to promote it, says the Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) Committee. In the 9th

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Cash withdrawal norms eased for farmers, agri-traders, weddings

Cash withdrawal norms eased for farmers, agri-traders, weddings

🕔13:03, 17.Nov 2016

New Delhi, Nov 17  The government on Thursday announced a set of seven decisions pertaining to demonetisation, mainly aimed at smooth sowing season ahead, including permission to farmers to withdraw up to Rs 25,000 per week and registered agri-traders Rs

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Farmers will not be taxed: Modi

Farmers will not be taxed: Modi

🕔10:26, 14.Nov 2016

Pune, Nov 14  In the wake of the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rejected apprehensions that farmers depositing money in banks will be subjected to tax.Addressing the ‘International Conference and

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Rahul to visit Telangana on May 11-12 to meet farmers

Rahul to visit Telangana on May 11-12 to meet farmers

🕔10:34, 6.May 2015

Hyderabad, May 6  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit Telangana on May 11-12 to meet the farmers of the state. He will arrive in Hyderabad on May 11 and after a night halt, will leave for Adilabad district for

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