Tag: Agriculture sector

Prime Minister of India expresses concern on high import bill for edible oil, fertlisers

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Monday expressed concern over the huge edible oil and fertilisers import bill, which is putting pressure on the exchequer, saying it is time to work in mission mode to make India self-reliant and reduce import dependence. Modi said it was necessary to become ‘AatmaNirbhar’ or self-reliant […]

India, Fiji sign MoU for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors

NEW DELHI: India’s Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister  Narendra Singh Tomar and Fiji’s Minister of Agriculture, Waterways & Environment, Dr. Mahendra Reddy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors between India and Fiji in a virtual meeting held today. On this occasion, Tomar said that India […]

Recent agriculture reforms, private sector investments will boost agriculture sector: BJP MPs

NEW DELHI: The recently announced agri reforms and private sector investments will speed up the growth of the Indian Agriculture Sector” opined Dr Arvind Kumar Sharma, MP (Lok Sabha – Rohtak) and Smt Sunita Duggal, MP (Lok Sabha – Sirsa). The MPs made the remarks while addressing farmers at the “Haryana Kisan Goshthi on Development […]

‘Unprecedented’ agriculture losses due to floods in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the agriculture losses due to the recent floods in parts of western Maharashtra and Marathwada were “unprecedented” and assured expeditious financial help to the affected farmers. Addressing a meeting of farmers in Tuljapur-Paranda area of Osmanabad district in Marathwada, the former Union agriculture minister assured them […]

Nagaland government focuses on agriculture to revive economy

NEW DELHI: The Nagaland government, which is facing a financial crunch in the wake of the lockdown, has focused on strengthening the agriculture and allied sectors to revive the state’s economy, a minister said. The government will hold a meeting with the representatives of the farming community and entrepreneurs on Friday to discuss various issues […]

Narendra Modi holds a meeting to discuss ways to boost agriculture sector

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held a meeting today to deliberate on the issues and reforms required in Agriculture sector. Special emphasis was given on reforms in agriculture marketing, management of marketable surplus, access of farmers to institutional credit and freeing agriculture sector of various restrictions with appropriate backing of statute. The […]

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