Rituraj Tiwari

  • Two more states opt out of PM crop insurance scheme

    Two more states opt out of PM crop insurance scheme

    Under the new insurance scheme, the provision that caps the central subsidy in the premium rates to 30% for unirrigated areas and 25% for irrigated areas has also discouraged states.

    Government steps up measures to control locust

    Government steps up measures to control locust

    The union government is coordinating with states governments to restrict locust attacks. 89 fire brigades for pesticide spray, 120 survey vehicles, 47 control vehicles with spray equipments and 810 tractor mounted sprayers have been deployed for effective locust control, as per requirement during different days.

    Sowing up by 35%, RBI sees silver lining in agriculture

    Sowing up by 35%, RBI sees silver lining in agriculture

    Addressing the media on Friday RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said, "There is a ray of hope from the normal monsoon. Kharif sowing is at a high. These developments would improve farm income and encourage trade.”

    Locusts from Pakistan threaten standing crops on 2 lakh hectare

    Locusts from Pakistan threaten standing crops on 2 lakh hectare

    Locust swarms from Pakistan have entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh threatening major damage to standing cotton crops and vegetables over more than 200,000 hectare. These states have sought immediate help from the Centre.

    Cabinet approves allocation of free food grains to migrants

    Cabinet approves allocation of free food grains to migrants

    The government is likely to spend Rs 3109.52 crore towards this initiative which includes food subsidy of about Rs.2,982.27 crore, intra-state transportation and handling charges and dealer’s margin of about 127.25 crore.

    Government plans to ban 27 pesticides

    Government plans to ban 27 pesticides

    “We have released the draft gazette notification for banning these pesticides. Companies may give their objections and representations within 45 days from May 14 before the final notification is issued after review of their objections,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified.

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