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Agriculture Minister exhorts corporate sector to add value to maize produce  May 26, 4:05 pm
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh today exhorted the corporate sector to step in and add value to the maize produce to enhance farm incomes and reap sustainable dividends for itself.
ASSOCHAM seeks govt taking bank loan repayments of rural borrowers in drought hit areas  May 17, 3:09 pm
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): As part of an immediate relief kit to the farmers and rural population suffering an oppressive drought, the government should take the load of their bank loan repayments upon itself, besides reaching food grains to the affected areas at highly subsidized rates, ASSOCHAM President, Sunil Kanoria said today.
Odisha: Milk down the drain in protest against OMFED's non-procurement  May 14, 9:09 am
Bargarh (Odisha), May.14 (ANI): The dairy farmers of Bargarh district yesterday spilled hundreds of litres of milk on the road in protest against the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (OMFED), which on Thursday had rejected over 20, 000 litres of milk procured from Bheden and Barpali area of the district.
Centre's initiatives for farmers showing positive results, says agriculture minister   May 9, 4:59 pm
Kandapur (Odisha), May 9 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that initiatives taken by the Centre for the welfare of farmers have started showing positive results.
AIADMK releases election manifesto, promises waiving of farmers' loans  May 5, 11:07 pm
Perundurai (Tamil Nadu), May. 5 (ANI): The ruling AIADMK on Thursday unveiled its election manifesto at Perundurai near Erode for the assembly polls slated to take place on May 16.
Closely monitoring drought situation in country: Centre  Apr 30, 7:20 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 30 (ANI): Saying that the country has experienced two successive years of poor rains, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday said immediately after the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) monsoon forecasts in April last, recognising the gravity of the situation, the Centre in collaboration with state governments responded rapidly with a multi-pronged approach to mitigate the effects of the drought.
Let down by govt., debt-ridden Punjab farmers find suicide an easy option  Apr 28, 6:41 pm
Amritsar, Apr. 28 (ANI): Debt-ridden farmers reeling under an agrarian crisis triggered by drought-like situation in Punjab - the land of five rivers and the food bowl of India, seem to have found solace in death.
Farmers in Lucknow hit by early onset of summers  Apr 21, 10:53 am
Lucknow, Apr.21 (ANI): With drought continuing to hit the normal lives of the people all across the nation, farmers near Uttar Pradesh's capital city are left with nothing but to weep as they just look at the sky, hoping the rains would soon arrive and bring life back into their fields.
OrderZapp ties up with Devgad Mangoes Co-operative Ltd.   Apr 19, 11:00 am
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): OrderZapp, a recently launched food-ordering app is all set to offer authentic Devgad mangoes to its users this summer season. The app has partnered with Devgad Mangoes Co-operative Ltd, a 28-year-old co-operative, encompassing 700 farmers from Devgad Taluka, to provide the same.
Maharashtra: BJP hosts mass marriage in Jalna  Apr 18, 8:59 am
Jalna (Maharashtra), Apr.18 (ANI): After receiving tremendous response for mass wedding of 577 couples belonging to drought affected suicide farmers and weaker sections conducted by the Shiv Sena under the scheme of 'Shiv sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray Kanyadan Yojana' at Parbhani and Aurangabad , the ruling BJP on Sunday conducted mass marriage of more than 500 couples in Jalna.
PM says 'e-NAM' to greatly benefit farmers  Apr 14, 10:54 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the pilot of 'e-NAM' (e-trading platform for the National Agriculture Market) here on Thursday.
Govt. leverages 10 percent of central funds to drought-hit states  Apr 13, 8:49 am
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): In a sigh of relief for the states reeling under severe drought, the Centre asked them to utilise 10 percent of the central funds lying with them for mitigating problems like natural calamity.
New Delhi: BJP Kisan morcha to organize farmers meet today  Apr 11, 11:47 am
New Delhi, Apr. 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kisan Morcha will organize a meeting of farmers in New Delhi today to highlight the NDA government's initiatives for them.
Bundelkhand farmers to receive relief amount in bank accounts within a week  Apr 10, 5:28 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 10 (ANI): Following the acute shortage of water in Bundelkhand region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed a high-level review of the drought situation where a decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh Government to disburse the relief amount directly into the bank accounts of farmers within a week.
BJP holds wrong policies of previous govt. reason for drought  Apr 7, 1:05 pm
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that it was not responsible for the water crisis looming over Maharashtra while holding the wrong polices and lacklustre attitude of the previous regime responsible for the same.
Govt. assures assistance, says don't politicise water crisis  Apr 7, 12:10 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 7 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that the Central Government would take due cognisance of the ongoing water crisis in Maharashtra and will sanction funds accordingly, adding that such issues should not be politicised.
MP: Armed personnel guard water in drought-hit Tikamgarh  Apr 7, 11:11 am
Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), April. 7 (ANI): As water crisis continues to grip various parts of the country, the administration in Madhya Pradesh's drought-hit Tikamgarh district have been forced to deploy people with guns to guard water in the Jamni River and check the farmers of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh from stealing water.
Reeling from water crunch, Latur residents leave villages  Apr 5, 7:54 pm
Latur (Maharashtra) Apr 5 (ANI): Life nowadays in the villages of Latur in Maharashtra revolves around waiting for the proverbial water tanker. The acute water crisis looming over the district has brought residents to their knees, and unable to quench their thirst, they have started migrating.
Children sent back from Anganwadi due to water crisis in Latur  Apr 5, 7:22 pm
Latur (Maharashtra) Apr. 5 (ANI): The underprivileged children of Anganwadi are facing a lot of problems in drought-hit Maharashtra's Latur district.
Railways making arrangements to transport water for drought-affected Latur  Apr 2, 8:27 am
New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): Railways will transport water to the drought-affected Latur District in Maharashtra in the summers and is keeping two goods trains ready for the purpose.
Govt. issues directives over adverse effect of white fly on cotton  Mar 28, 11:13 pm
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry on Monday issued extensive directives to the States producing cotton to check the adverse effect of white fly on the crop.
We should work to conserve water: PM Modi  Mar 27, 12:18 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday raised the issue of water conservation. With many parts of the country already facing water crisis, the Prime Minister asked everyone to conserve water.
CBI files case against three for black marketing of urea  Mar 26, 7:15 pm
Kochi (Kerala), Mar. 26 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered a case against then senior officer In charge of Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) State Office; then Field Officer Incharge (Trainee), Kerala State Cooperative Marketing Federation (Marketfed) and a Transport Contractor in Thrissur on charges of diverting urea to black market, which is a subsidised fertiliser supplied by the Central Government to farmers.
Drought forces Latur residents to leave their villages  Mar 25, 6:32 pm
Latur (Maharashtra), Mar.25 (ANI): The scarcity of water in drought-hit Latur district of Maharashtra has now forced the people to leave their villages.
PM Modi's vision will certainly empower nation: BJP  Mar 21, 10:14 am
New Delhi, Mar. 21(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu's remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted that with his vision, there is going to be empowerment for the poor people, farmers, women and the youth of this country.