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agriculture sector

Budget 2020 seeks to perk up agriculture sector

Concepts like Kisan Rail, Kisan Udaan, Dhaanyalakshmi, 1 product 1 district set to lift rural economy.

02 Feb 2020 7:24 AM

RBI panel pitches for federal body like GST Council in farm sector

The GST Council consists of the finance ministers of Centre and all the states, decides on tax rates.

14 Sep 2019 10:42 AM

Chief ministers' panel on agri favours linking Finance Commission grants with reforms

The next meeting of the committee will be on August 16.

19 Jul 2019 9:22 AM

Economic Survey: Govt calls for new policies to improve water efficiency in farm sector

The agriculture sector had investment rate much less than half of that of services and industry sectors.

04 Jul 2019 3:23 PM

Job creation, agriculture to be in focus? RSS-affiliates convey demands to Modi govt

In the Budget 2019, Modi government will focus on making the economy more powerful.

26 Jun 2019 1:30 PM


India can't achieve 9-10 per cent GDP growth without agri-revolution: Kant

Kant also stressed on scrapping Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee and some old laws like Essential Commodites Act.

19 Mar 2019 10:56 AM

RBI raises collateral-free farm loan limit to Rs 1.6 lakh

Currently, the banks are mandated to extend collateral-free agricultural loans up to Rs 1 lakh.

07 Feb 2019 12:51 PM

Interim Budget focused on rural and agriculture sector: DBS bank

Govt revised up the FY19 fiscal deficit at -3.4 per cent of the GDP vs -3.3 per cent in the budgeted estimate.

02 Feb 2019 12:17 PM

Govt may hold back Q4 fertiliser subsidy to meet fiscal deficit goal

The subsidy payment through special banking arrangement attracts interest liability for the government.

31 Jan 2019 10:10 AM

FM may propose more loans to farmers, SMEs

The government has recently upsized the recapitalisation package by Rs 41,000 crore for public sector banks (PSBs) to Rs 1.06 lakh crore for FY2019.

25 Jan 2019 12:50 AM


Water shortage may set off next bad loan wave

According to the report, a close to 40 per cent of the gross credit exposure of Indian banks is in sectors where water risks are significant.

24 Jan 2019 1:17 AM

Strengthen agriculture by long-term structural changes: Naidu

Farming is our basic culture providing livelihood to nearly 60 per cent of our population.

12 Jan 2019 4:35 PM

Agri, manufacturing to push GDP growth to 7.2 pc in 2018-19: CSO

The growth of the manufacturing sector is expected to accelerate to 8.3 per cent this fiscal, up from 5.7 per cent in 2017-18.

08 Jan 2019 10:23 AM

Use of drones, artificial intelligence will change face of agri sector: Fadnavis

Industrial revolution with artificial intelligence is changing the face of every single business.

29 Nov 2018 2:23 PM

Agri sector needs long-term solutions, loan waiver temporary: Naidu

56 per cent people depend on agriculture, says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

16 Nov 2018 12:23 PM


Need to blend subsidy with investment to enhance agri sector growth: Jaitley

Govt year after year has taken conditional steps in order to make investments in agriculture in terms of subsidy support, price support.

18 Sep 2018 3:03 PM

Only 29 per cent farmers aware of details of PMFBY

The PMFBY, launched in 2016, is the most important tool today to insure agriculture against climate and other risks.

21 Aug 2018 8:39 AM

Agriculture sector must grow at 4 pc or higher to boost economy: Kant

Agriculture tech startups have raised over USD 800 million in the last 5 years, he added.

30 Jul 2018 7:35 PM

Govt committed to growth of agriculture sector, says Modi on MSP hike

There has been a historic increase in the MSP. Congratulations to all farmers, he tweeted in Hindi.

04 Jul 2018 5:13 PM

Agri budget to double farm income by 2022: PM Modi

PM said govt has doubled budget for agriculture to Rs 2.12 lakh crore for doubling of farm income by 2022.

20 Jun 2018 11:32 AM