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Former Tamil Nadu minister arrested in connection with official's suicide

Amid a major political row, former Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Agri Krishnamurthy has been arrested in connection with the alleged suicide of a senior engineering department official S......

Agricultural minister's silence on land bill strategic or tactical?

The fact that everyone but Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh is speaking on the issue only gives credence to the specious fears of farmers that this government is out to get them. Aditi......

32-yr-old farmer commits suicide in Bengal, toll mounts to 7

  One more potato farmer has committed suicide in West Bengal after being unable to repay his agricultural loans despite a bumper crop, taking the toll in the state to seven so far.......

89 Gujarat farmers committed suicide in last four years: Govt

Gujarat agriculture department on Wednesday said that 89 farmers committed suicide in the state in the last four years, while claiming that crop failure was not the reason behind the extreme step......

'Unpardonable sin to build a city on the banks of a river!'

'They are acquiring agricultural land almost free of cost promising an illusory rise which is worse than a chit fund scheme.' 'When I went there on a fact-finding mission, we found that one third......

Central panel for revamp of MSP calculation

The committee constituted by the Union agriculture ministry to examine the mandate of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and various aspects of fixation of minimum support price has......

Finding double-digit growth in India's GDP fog

Sustaining double-digit growth would require arresting the pace at which the productivity of agricultural land in India is diminishing, points out Andy Mukherjee. Image: Investors are......

Budget impact on agriculture? It's pretty blurry

Jaitley relied largely on strengthening or tweaking measures that have either already been taken or have already been proposed by present and past governments. Like his predecessors, Finance......

Govt raises farm credit target to Rs 8.5 lakh crore

In a bonanza for farmers, the government on Saturday raised agriculture credit target by Rs 50,000 crore (Rs 500 billion) to Rs 8.5 lakh crore (Rs 8.5 trillion) for 2015-16 fiscal and also......

Soon, farmers can insure against losses from natural disasters

Currently, the Department of Agriculture runs two crop insurance schemes, one of which is weather-based. The Centre is devising an insurance product for farmers that will guarantee to make good......
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Is moving from farms to factories the answer?

Arguably, the answer to farmers' suicides lies in boosting the agriculture sector through more irrigation facilities, provision of cheap credit and... ...

http://moneylife.in/article/farmer-suicides-is-moving-from-farms-to-factories-the-answer/41429.html
Markets end at 3-month lows

Stock markets continued their slide for the second consecutive week to end at 3-month lows on the back of worries regarding corporate earnings and... ...

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/markets/weekly-wrap-markets-end-at-3-month-lows-115042500141_1.html
- Instruction on continuing of interest subvention scheme for farmers lauded

ASSOCHAM has welcomed the recent finance ministry diktat to public sector banks to continue the interest subvention scheme for short-term loans of... ...

http://www.fnbnews.com/article/detnews.asp?articleid=37145§ionid=1
Snarls costing industries Rs 10 crore daily

AHMEDABAD: Its not just travelers who undergo the trauma of being stuck up near Sardar Bridge at Bharuch. But the blockage has become a major issue... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/Snarls-costing-industries-Rs-10-crore-daily/articleshow/47046994.cms
Raghuram Rajan

'Make in India' initiative could also be an answer to increase opportunities in and around agriculture, he added. Asserting that RBI is a... ...

http://post.jagran.com/careful-management-of-demand-vital-for-make-in-india-raghuram-rajan-1429937203

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