May 25, 2015 4:13 am
Higher procurement despite dip in production may help fight criticism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 30, 2015 3:23 am
The farmer’s suicide did not end the family’s stress or debt, Dhankar said.
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.
April 24, 2015 12:44 am
Evidence of farm distress mounts. Government needs to broaden its policy focus.
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.
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.