The south-west monsoon is critical to the kharif crop season as over half of India's farmland lacks assured irrigation New Delhi: The delayed arrival of the monsoon in some states and lower-than-normal rains in others has led to lower sowing of ... Livemint.com, 1 day ago
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India needs to grow more of all varieties of pulses but access to better technology and irrigation are major hurdles New Delhi: Driven by consecutive years of drought and soaring prices, the Indian government this week sent two high-level ...Livemint.com, 2 days ago
Delays in payment and indifferent implementation, among other reasons, have blunted the programme's effectiveness Procedural lapses have marred the implementation of the state-funded job guarantee programme aimed at alleviating rural distress in ...Livemint.com, 5 days ago
So far, an area of 8.4 million hectares has been sown, nearly 11% lower when compared to 9.4 million hectares sown by this time last year New Delhi: A slower-than-normal progress of the south-west monsoon has impacted sowing of rain-fed kharif ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago Kharif sowing begins with onset of monsoon Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago Micro-irrigation lags far behind potential, shows study Livemint.com, 1 month ago
So far not a single state has universalized the public distribution system in drought-hit areas New Delhi: It has been more than a month that the Supreme Court gave a series of orders to provide relief to the drought affected but state governments ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago Ensure food security for all in drought-hit areas: Supreme Court Livemint.com, 1 month ago Frame national drought policy: Supreme Court Livemint.com, 1 month ago Rs7,329 crore released for MGNREGS for 2016-17, govt tells Supreme Court Livemint.com, 2 months ago
At present, the government procures about 1.5 lakh tonnes of pulses, and this will be enhanced to eight lakh tonnes New Delhi: In a significant decision to tame rising pulse prices, the Centre has decided to raise buffer stocks by over five times.Livemint.com, 1 week ago Centre urge states to impose stock limits on pulses, sugar Livemint.com, 1 month ago Taking steps to tame pulse prices: Food minister Livemint.com, 1 month ago
More than 400 people reach the Sarai Kale Khan flyover every day, driven from their villages in Bundelkhand by two back-to-back droughts New Delhi: Dasarath Ahirwar is hopeful he will find work. Earlier this week, he joined dozens of other migrants ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago
Production of wheat in Madhya Pradesh more than doubled, from 8.4 million tonnes in 2009-10 to 17.1 million tonnes in 2014-15 New Delhi: Is public irrigation a bottomless pit in Indian agriculture? Between 1991 and 2007, the country invested over ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago
Swaraj Abhiyan's co-founder Yogendra Yadav on the drought situation in India New Delhi: Back from a tour of drought-affected parts of the country, Yogendra Yadav, political scientist and co-founder of non-profit Swaraj Abhiyan, speaks on state ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago Narendra Modi reviews drought situation in Gujarat Livemint.com, 1 month ago Narendra Modi meets CMs of Rajasthan, Jharkhand to review drought situation Livemint.com, 1 month ago
Rains forecast to be well-distributed across India, bringing relief to the agrarian economy reeling under distress New Delhi: India will receive an above-normal monsoon this year, ending the run of two back-to-back poor ones. The rains, expected to ...Livemint.com, 3 weeks ago
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