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Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2

The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday. "Conditions are......

'ONLY' 152 farmer suicides this year: Sharad Pawar

Suicide by farmers due to agrarian reasons have dropped significantly to 152 in the current year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said `on Friday. A total of 14,027 farmers in the country had......

Right time to move decisively against corruption: PM

Following is the transcript of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech at the Governors' Conference at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday October 30, 2011New DelhiI am happy to address the closing......

Cabinet approves Rs 7,266-cr plan for Bundelkhand

The Union Cabinet has approved a special package worth Rs 7,266 crore for the Bundelkhand region, comprising parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The aim is to mitigate the effects of drought......

President's address to the Parliament

Following is the trascriptof President Pratibha Patil's address to the joint sittingof Parliament on Thursday.Honourable Members, I convey my good wishes to you and to all our people. On behalf of......

Asia may face food scarcity by 2050

It's official! As many as 209 districts across the country are witnessing drought or drought-like situation even as rainfall deficiency slightly improved to 27 per cent.Agriculture secretary T......

Monsoon eludes half of India

The metereological department says that the monsoons will soon revive and the country may still get normal rainfall, but nearly half of the country's 524 districts have received below normal......

Govt gearing up for poor monsoon

The government has started gearing up official machinery to meet the situation arising from the rainfall paucity in many parts of the country despite the weather office indicating possibilities of......

Expect worst drought in Asia, India may be hit

Dozens of farmers have already committed suicide in India after damage from unseasonal rains this year. Now if the summer rains are below normal, rural discontent will deepen. In 2009, the El Nino......

Farmers trim gold purchases, threatening rebound in global prices

A downturn in Indian demand could hit global gold prices. Gold demand in the world's biggest consumer India risks falling for a second straight year in 2015, as millions of Indian farmers hit by......
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Below-par monsoon could further hit rural economy

The Indian agriculture is largely dependent on the monsoon with almost 60 per cent of total net sown area under rain-fed agriculture. The rain-fed... ...

http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/monsoon-below-expectations-could-damage-rural-economy/1/219744.html
Narendra Modi faces the brunt of the vagaries of nature

Nature has been unkind to Narendra Modi in the first year of government. The deficit rainfall in 2014 and the unseasonal showers earlier this year... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/5zM0nsGNJ3EE37q8OAl7jM/Narendra-Modi-faces-the-brunt-of-the-vagaries-of-nature.html
More farmers take to oilseed, soy cultivation in Madhya...

Sullakhedi, a dusty village near Indore which is home to several soybean farmers, is eagerly awaiting the onset of monsoon to plant the oilseed,... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/indore/good-returns-more-farmers-take-to-oilseed-soy-cultivation-in-madhya-pradesh/article1-1350499.aspx
Tobacco growers in Mysuru to lease land to NGOs for anti-tobacco campaigns

Tobacco growers in Mysuru district have volunteered to lease out their land for free to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) carrying out... ...

http://www.netindia123.com/netindia/showdetails.asp?id=2600017&n_date=20150524&cat=India
The Deepening Furrows

MGNREGA and the farm loan waiver were not the benevolent acts they were made out to be. Whatever the data might say, farmers feel that one of the... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-deepening-furrows/

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