India  /  Published 14.11.20

Odisha cabinet nod for farm ordinance

The state song of Odisha “Bande Utkal Janani” will now be a part of the school curriculum in the Classes IX and X. A notification to this effect was issued on Friday. The poem was penned ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.20

Guardians of the environment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has observed that supporting pastoralist systems would contribute directly to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals: elimination o...
By Aastha Maggu in

Business  /  Published 11.11.20

Nabard to invest in MFIs

Nabard is planning to finance micro finance institutions (MFIs) to cater to the capital requirement of the last mile lenders. The development finance institute earlier had a Rs 200-crore fund called ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.11.20

MSP soon for vegetables

The state agriculture department is working on a plan to fix minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables, similar to paddy, agriculture minister Badal Patralekh said on Sunday, adding that the move was...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.11.20

Jharkhand marigold a hit in Bengal

A small-time farmer of East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, who once grew paddy and vegetables to make ends meet, now has around four to five farming workers toiling for him on his farm. His yields are now much...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 02.11.20

Rural banks get Rs 670cr prop

The Union government has provided Rs 670 crore to regional rural banks (RRBs) considering their importance in agriculture finance during these difficult times. Of the 43 RRBs, about one-third, especi...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.20

Farm bills: India’s fields are on fire

At a time when I see euphoria among mainstream economists over the new set of agricultural reforms, media reports say that the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices has observed that only 12 pe...
By Devinder Sharma in

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.09.20

BAU professor to address NITI Aayog

Through BAU’s BPD Society, hundreds of farmers are practising Amrit Krishi in Ranchi, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, East Singhbhum and Khunti districts. “The society has developed natural farming ba...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 25.09.20

Trade unions to join farmer protests

Officials in the labour ministry said the rule-making process would be fast-tracked with regard to the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code and Industrial Relations Code after their...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.09.20

Cong: Modi busy with fitness

The Congress on Thursday lent its voice to the agitating farmers by accusing the government of giving licence to the corporates for profiteering in agriculture trade and also exposed the inconsistenci...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


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