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  • Comprehensive efforts needed for 4% agri growth in 12th Plan

    New Delhi: Concerned over lower farm sector growth during the 11th Plan notwithstanding bumper output, the Economic Survey 2011-12 on Thursday said comprehensive and coordinated efforts are needed to achieve 4% agricultural growth in the next Plan period. The survey suggested that pooling of land, efficient food stock management, improve

  • NABARD to support 600 more farmers' clubs in Andhra this year

    HYDERABAD: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), has announced to support 600 more farmers' clubs of the state this year. The assistance to additional 600 clubs will take the total number of clubs it helped to 2,000 during the financial year 2011-12. Mr P Mohanaiah, Chief General Manager (Andhra Pradesh), sai

  • Budget 2012: Agricultural credit target raised by Rs 1 lakh crore

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced Rs 1,00,000 crore increase in the agriculture credit target to Rs 5,75,000 for the next fiscal and raised the outlay for farm sector by about Rs 3,000 crore. "Agriculture continues to be a priority to the government. The total plan outlay for agriculture and cooperation has b

  • Budget 2012: On agriculture

    This is what Pranab Mukherjee said on Agriculture in the Budget 2012 document I now take up agriculture. Agriculture will continue to be a priority for the Government. The total plan outlay for the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation is being increased by 18 per cent from Rs 17,123 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 20,208 crore in 2012-13.

  • India's farm yield at all-time high: Manmohan Singh

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said India's farm yield has touched a new high with food production expected to exceed 250 million tonnes, "an all-time record", at the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan ending March 31.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi, t

  • India could show the way in organic farming in 30 years

    NUREMBERG (GERMANY), FEB. 15 The world's largest annual organic products event, BioFach 2012, began here with a sharp focus on India and its products. “Millions of small and marginal farmers practise organic farming by default. This is because they do farming in rain-fed areas and cannot afford modern agriculture that encompasses usi

  • Panel to finalise report on agriculture before Budget

    A Committee of Governors, constituted by President Pratibha Patil, will finalise a report on revamping the agriculture sector before the forthcoming Budget, Christy Fernandes, secretary to the President, said today. The report will help both the Finance Minister and the Planning Commission to come up with right policies and programmes fo

  • 12th Five-Year Plan to set 4% agricultural growth target

    PUNE: The twelfth five-year plan (2012-17) which is scheduled to be submitted in April 2012, will set a target of 4 per cent for agricultural growth, as announced by Mr Abhijit Sen, Member (Agriculture), Planning Commission. While addressing the third Indian Seed Congress started here today, Mr Sen said that there was around 2.5 per ce

  • National Food Security Bill to introduce during next session of Parliament

    GUWAHATI: The National Food Security Bill will be unveiled in the next session of Parliament, said Prof KV Thomas, Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister. The government has approached the state governments for their inputs by today since it is the last date, said Prof Thomas after chairing a meeting of food ministers of the north eastern

  • Indian states raise concern over National Food Security Bill

    NEW DELHI: The Indian states have displayed their unhappiness about the National Food Security Bill, mainly the cap on the number of beneficiaries which will lower their allocation of subsidised foodgrains. The Central government is getting ready to implement the suggested National Food Security Act. The need of funds, more foodgrains fo

  • Difficult to implement Food Bill without funds: Pawar

    Concerned over poor budget allocation for the farm sector, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said it might be difficult to implement the proposed Food Security Bill without adequate funds to boost agri- output, a must for increased foodgrain requirement. "My grievance is only one -- the total budgeted provision for entire agricul

  • Over Rs 6,000-crore spices exported till November

    KOCHI: India has exported about 3,51,900 tonne ofspices valued at Rs 6,209.08 crore (USD 1,332.25 million) up to November in the current fiscal.  The total export of spices during the same period of the previous year was 3,72,010 tonnes valued at Rs 4,336 crore (USD 948.68 million).  The percentage increase in the total export of Spic

  • Farming a risky operation in India: TNAU VC

    COIMBATORE: "Farming is becoming one of the most risky operations in India as it is exposed to a variety of risks including drought, floods, cyclones, pests and diseases. Due to cyclone 'Thane' which hit Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry, about 1.5 lakh hectares of rice have been lost resulting in a yield loss of around nine lakh

  • Chandigarh's mango growers worried over early flowering, expect poor yield

    CHANDIGARH: The mango growers in and around the city are worried about the early flowering of mango trees as the horticulturists state that it could lead to a weak yield this season. The inconsistent weather conditions have made the mango trees around Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali flower early this year. Moreover, the mango tree

  • Fertilizer ministry may revoke subsidy for GSFC

      New Delhi: In a move that could hit the margins of Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GSFC), the fertilizer ministry may revoke the subsidy on ammonium sulphate that the firm has been receiving since April 2010, two ministry officials said on condition of anonymity. One of the officials said the ministry believes the comp

  • Food security Bill cleared by Cabinet

    The report stated that the objective is to provide access to nutrition at affordable rates to citizens.   The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared the much-awaited draft Food Security Bill, aiming to provide legal entitlement for food to three-fourth of the country’s rural population and half

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