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Rain, poor crop force Govt to buy more grains

May 25, 2015 4:13 am

Higher procurement despite dip in production may help fight criticism.

Farmer commits suicide in Punjab

May 14, 2015 4:32 am

Narinderjit had five acres of land but had taken 35 acres on contract. Villagers said he lost potato crop on 34 fields during the heavy rain in February and March.

Interest subvention: FinMin may seek extra Rs15,000 cr

May 06, 2015 2:05 am

The Budget 2015-16 had allocated Rs13,000 crore to the scheme, under which banks extend short-term loans of up to Rs3 lakh to farmers at an interest rate of 7 per cent.

Farmer dies of 'shock' due to crop damage

May 02, 2015 12:44 pm

The deceased had left his harvested crop in his two bighas of land which got damaged due to untimely rain.

Everyone needs a safety net, no one likes crop insurance

April 30, 2015 5:01 am

The claims are calculated on the basis of formulae that even banks and insurance companies would admit to be flawed.

Suicide cowardly, Haryana farmers brave, won’t kill self, says Haryana minister O P Dhankar

April 30, 2015 3:23 am

The farmer’s suicide did not end the family’s stress or debt, Dhankar said.

Crop damage update: 189 lakh hectares

April 28, 2015 3:06 am

Unseasonal rainfall has caused much more damage to the crops than it was previously thought of, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.

If you want to help the farmer

April 24, 2015 12:44 am

Evidence of farm distress mounts. Government needs to broaden its policy focus.

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan misled the House about extent of crop damage: Congress

April 22, 2015 3:08 am

Radha Mohan Singh said in the Lok Sabha, the first assessment of 181 lakh hectares was reduced to 80 lakh hectares during a videoconference between the PM and the states.

Wheat crop damaged, only seeds of discord at Punjab’s mega mandi

April 21, 2015 3:07 am

With no help from Centre, the state as well as central procurement agencies have left the rain-affected produce in the mandis.