While 2014 and 2015 were both deficit monsoon years, India is expected to witness above-normal rains in 2016 New Delhi: Driven by hopes of a good monsoon, the Centre has set an ambitious target of producing a record 270.1 million tonnes (mt) of ... Livemint.com, 3 days ago
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The Centre approves policy to encourage domestic production of capital goods to boost the Make in India campaign New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy to encourage domestic production of capital goods to support the ...Livemint.com, 4 days ago
order for Bt cotton technology will be withdrawn and placed as a draft for public consultation New Delhi: Barely days after it issued an order laying down rules for licensing of genetically modified (GM) seed technology, the Centre on Monday ...Livemint.com, 6 days ago Karnataka HC stays govt order on Bt cotton seed royalty fees Livemint.com, 2 months ago
Many Baiga have already been evicted from their forest homes, and now face lives of poverty in resettlement camps Survival Several tribal villages in central India face annihilation as they are being forced to leave their ancestral land in ...Survival, 6 days ago
The study says that only 7.73 million hectares in India, compared to a potential 69.5 million hectares, were covered under micro-irrigation by March 2015 New Delhi: Farming uses over 90% of India's fresh water, but despite the potential savings ...Livemint.com, 6 days ago
A look at the past three budgets shows that the government took note of the crisis only in 2016 On 24 April 2014, about a month before Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) formed a new government at the centre, the India ...Livemint.com, 6 days ago
A special package of stories by staffers, expert columns and an opinion poll On 26 May, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will complete two years in office. It has been an eventful period of policy change and fierce ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago
Centre also asks state governments to exempt pulses from VAT, other taxes to combat rising food inflation New Delhi: In a bid to check rising food prices, the centre has urged state governments to exempt pulses from VAT and other local taxes that ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago
The GM seed technology provider cannot charge a royalty that exceeds 10% of the maximum sale price of the seeds New Delhi: The Indian government has capped royalty fees payable to Monsanto Co. and other providers of genetically modified (GM) seed ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago
States have also been asked to take up a drive for building farm ponds, adopt micro-irrigation practices and diversify towards less water-intensive crops New Delhi: Every drought-hit state will prepare a weekly action plan to deal with drinking ...Livemint.com, 1 week ago
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