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India’s horticultural crops output reach a record level of 283 million tonne in 2014 – 15 thus surpassing the foodgrains output for the third consecutive years.

Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 31: India’s horticultural crops mostly consisting of mostly fruits and vegetables production has reached a record level of 283 million tonne in 2014 – 15 thus surpassing the foodgrains output for the third consecutive years. This has been achieved notwithstanding deficient rainfall last year and[…]

FCI to raise Rs 30,000 crore short term loan an as outstanding food subsidy payment rise sharply

Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 28: In view of rising food subsidy arrears, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has raised Rs 30,000 crore as a short-term loan from consortium of banks including SBI and PNB to meet working capital requirements. The corporation, a key agency for procurement and distribution of[…]

More than Rs 21,000 crore allotted for boosting agricultural production in 2013-14

More than Rs 21,000 crore allotted for boosting agricultural production in 2013-14 Our bureau New Delhi, Feb 7: An amount of Rs 21,609 crore has been allocated to different plan schemes aimed at boosting agricultural production in the year 2013-14. Out of this an amount of Rs.16,627 crore has been[…]

More than 24.65 lakh Indian farmers benefit from crop insurance in 2012-13

More than 24.65 lakh Indian farmers Benefit from crop insurance in 2012-13 Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 7: Under crop insurance schemes in 2012-13, more than 24 lakh farmers were benefited. Maharashtra has highest number of more than 13 lakh farmers followed by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka with 6.9 lakh[…]

India’s number of agricultural workers increases by 29 million in a decade

Number of Agricultural Workers increases by 29 million in a decade Our bureau New Delhi, Feb 7: As per Census conducted by Registrar General of India, the total number of agricultural workers in the country comprising cultivators and agricultural labourers increased from 234.1 million (127.3 million cultivators and 106.8 million[…]