BJP’s Election Manifesto of 2014 and Narendra Modi’s speeches during the campaign seemed literally like a wish-list of the farmers of India.
Mandsaur, in Madhya Pradesh, which formed the epicentre of farmer’s protests that began last year, is still protesting. Six protesting farmers had died after state police opened a fire on the group. However, justice still eludes their family. To mark the anniversary of the firing angry farmers have planned a[Read More…]
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday launched the much-awaited third phase of Bihar’s Agriculture Road Map (2017-22) that will focus on increasing income of farmers among other things. The roadmap of Rs 1.54 lakh crore will also focus on ensuring sustainable development of the agriculture sector by emphasizing on organic[Read More…]
Shares of public sector undertakings (PSU) banks were trading higher by up to 4%, recovering from their intra-day lows, after the state-owned banking giant State Bank of India (SBI) cut saving bank interest rates. SBI restructured by 2.7% to Rs 307 on BSE after the bank introduced a two-tier saving bank interest rate[Read More…]
In his historic three-day visit to Israel, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his Israelian counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint press conference and held discussions on an extensive menu of issues like space technology, agriculture and water conservation on Wednesday. Earlier, the leaders had also said that the two countries[Read More…]
The loan waiver scheme implemented by the Maharashtra government will be exclusively for agriculturists whose only source of income is from farming. According to a Government Resolution (GR), dated June 14, those getting income from other jobs, even if they own farms, will be out of the ambit of the[Read More…]
In order to promote agricultural activities and turning the dry land into a fertile area, the state government is going to employ 200 clusters in 25 districts in Tamil Nadu. The initiative has been taken under the Mission on Sustainable Dryland Agriculture (MSDA) which will further improve the livelihood of[Read More…]
A meeting of the 15th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council began at the Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi, on Saturday to finalise the taxes to be levied on Six commodities, including, gold, textiles, footwear, agriculture, handloom and handicrafts. Here are the highlights: Rate for gold, gems and jewellery fixed at 3%[Read More…]