Well known as the Father of Green Revolution, the Indian government awarded M S Swaminathan with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in 1967 and 1972 respectively.
In Maharashtra, Maharashtra Krishi Din is celebrated in remembrance of the Father of Green Revolution of Maharashtra – Vasantarao Naik. Celebrating this day on Naik’s birthday (that is, July 1) has its own meaning.
Punjab, which contributes 30-35 per cent wheat to the national kitty, is expecting harvest about 185 lakh tonnes and the market arrival is likely to be about 135 lakh tonnes.
The estimated production of various crops as per the First Advance Estimates for 2019-20 vis-à-vis the comparative estimates for the years 2005-06 onwards is enclosed.
The exams will conclude on February 28, 2019
New Delhi, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala on Thursday said a big relief package for the country’s farmers will soon be announced. “You will not have to wait any longer (for the package). It will be announced very soon,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the National[Read More…]
Kolkata: Farm loan waiver scheme alone would not be sufficient to alleviate farmers’ distress across states and ensuring remunerative prices for their produce should be coupled with it so that they do not get into indebtedness further, a leader of peasants’ movement in India said here on Thursday. One of[Read More…]
Bengaluru: Karnataka government has added more taluks in the drought-hit after the rain deficit hits the state second year in a row. The state is facing a major water crisis after the northeast monsoon disappointed the farmers. The government has declared 88.6% of the area as dry. 156 taluks out[Read More…]
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government may have promised to double farm incomes by 2022, but farmers in the country’s onion-growing regions are appalled at the bizarre market dynamics that keep its retail price hovering between Rs 20-30 a kilogram while they struggle to get even 10-20 per cent of[Read More…]
New Delhi: In the last moment Delhi Police has allowed the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) led Kisan Mukti March to hold the protest march on Friday morning 10 am from Ram Lila Ground to Parliament Street. Farmers, under the banner of All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee,[Read More…]
New Delhi: Noted agrarian expert P Sainath participated in the Kisan Mukti March led by All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) in New Delhi on Thursday. Speaking exclusively with Newsd P Sainath said, “The Crop Insurance Scheme (Fasal Bima Yojana) of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is a bigger[Read More…]
Singur: At least 10,000 farmers, Bargadars and agricultural workers launched a historic march towards Kolkata on Wednesday. The national highway lit up in the afternoon sun, as the farming community of Singur and south Bengal, holding aloft giant Red flags, briskly covered 10 km in just under three hours. The gritty[Read More…]
New Delhi: Kisan Mukti March which is scheduled to hold a protest march on November 30, in Delhi from Ramleela Maidan to Parliament Street is facing the prohibition order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) which allowed a maximum of 1000 people to organise protest march at Jantar Mantar area. As[Read More…]
New Delhi: All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) led Kisan Mukti March will enter national capital from five entry points. A final approval was given ahead of the scheduled ‘Padyatra ’ on November 29. Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) leader Avik Saha speaking with Newsd said, “We will[Read More…]
New Delhi: Even as over a lakh farmers representing more than 200 organisations are marching on 29th and 30th November 2018 under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) in the Kisan Mukti March, the BJP and Sangh Parivar are seeking to divert attention from the real[Read More…]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for achieving record grain procurement and directly benefiting the farmers. Modi congratulated the state administration as he inaugurated a three-day farmers’ conclave “Krishi Kumbha” in Lucknow via video conference. Compared to his predecessors the[Read More…]
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday said that the government has reoriented the farm sector by focusing on an income-centric approach that stresses on achieving high productivity, reduced cost, and a remunerative crop price to double the farmers’ income. Addressing an event here,[Read More…]