Farmers’ protest | Agitating farmer unions object to Delhi Police posters at Tikri protest site

Thousands of farmers have been camping at three Delhi border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for nearly 90 days Agitating farmer union on February 23 objected to Delhi Police putting posters that allegedly warned off protesters at the Tikri border site, even as the force claimed these were not new and only informed … Read more Farmers’ protest | Agitating farmer unions object to Delhi Police posters at Tikri protest site

‘Rail Roko’ protest: Delhi Police steps up security near tracks

According to a senior police officer, additional staff has been deployed at several points near railway tracks and patrolling has also been increased The Delhi Police on February 18 tightened security in several parts of the national capital, especially near railway tracks, in view of the “rail roko” (rail blockade) called by the farmer groups … Read more ‘Rail Roko’ protest: Delhi Police steps up security near tracks

Centre has spent Rs 7.95 crore on campaign to bust myths about farm laws: Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar

NEW DELHI: The Centre has spent over Rs 7.95 crore in five months till January for a publicity campaign to bust myths about the new farm laws, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed Parliament on Friday. Out of this, the information and broadcasting ministry committed Rs 7,25,57,246 for release of advertisements between September 2020 and … Read more Centre has spent Rs 7.95 crore on campaign to bust myths about farm laws: Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar

India develops its own varieties of gerbera

They will reduce cultivation cost as there is no need to pay royalty to foreign firms Now, India has its own gerbera varieties as scientists at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) have developed six indigenous varieties of this flower, used extensively in decorations and bouquets. Though the country’s floricultural sector has made rapid … Read more India develops its own varieties of gerbera

Modi government allocated 438% more budget to agri compared to UPA: Giriraj

Panaji: Union minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday said the budgetary allocation made by the Modi government for the agriculture sector during 2014-2020 was 438 per cent more than what it was during the previous UPA rule. He also accused the Leftists and the “tukde-tukde gang” of defaming the Modi government’s achievements in the farm sector. … Read more Modi government allocated 438% more budget to agri compared to UPA: Giriraj

Farmers’ protest | Iron nails fixed on roads at Ghazipur border being ‘repositioned’: Delhi Police

Iron nails studded on roads at Ghazipur border to restrict the movement of farmers agitating against the new agri laws are being “repositioned”, a senior police officer said on February 4. Also read: Farmers’ protest | No formal talks with govt until harassment stops, detained freed: Samyukt Kisan Morcha The statement comes after videos and … Read more Farmers’ protest | Iron nails fixed on roads at Ghazipur border being ‘repositioned’: Delhi Police

Agricultural machinery fair gets under way

16,900 small and marginal farmers have joined together to form 169 farmers producers groups (FPGs) in the district in the last three years. Collector T. Anbalagan inaugurated an agricultural machinery exhibition at Agricultural College and Research Institute here on Wednesday. The Collector said 16,900 small and marginal farmers have joined together to form 169 farmers … Read more Agricultural machinery fair gets under way

Budget may set higher agri credit target at ₹19 lakh crore

The agricultural credit flow has increased consistently over the years, exceeding the target set for each fiscal. With the aim of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, the government is likely to raise farm credit target to about ₹19 lakh crore in Budget 2021-22 to be presented on February 1, according to sources. For the current … Read more Budget may set higher agri credit target at ₹19 lakh crore

View: Farm leaders and well-entrenched vested interests are battling hard for status quo

Synopsis Farm leaders and well-entrenched vested interests are battling hard for status quo. They see venerable national interest in safeguarding the mandi monopoly, the agricultural equivalent of the BSNL landline and pre-Maruti passenger cars. The Supreme Court’s stay on farm laws and formation of a committee on Tuesday should lead to a reasonable dialogue to … Read more View: Farm leaders and well-entrenched vested interests are battling hard for status quo

India’s real GDP estimated to contract by 7.7% in 2020-21

According to National Statistical Office, Agriculture is set to record positive growth while service sector will be the worst hit. India’s real GDP is estimated to contract by 7.7% in 2020-21, as compared to a growth rate of 4.2% in 2019-20. Real GVA (Gross Valued added) at basic prices is estimated at ₹123.39 lakh crore … Read more India’s real GDP estimated to contract by 7.7% in 2020-21