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Agriculture

Natural farming is solution for food security: PM Modi

)New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to farmers across India, especially 80 per cent who are small land holding farmers, to adopt natural farming and look for nature-based solutions that can provide…

Modi announces repeal of 3 farm laws, Oppn hails ‘victory of farmers’

New Delhi: A little more than a year after they were passed followed by widespread agitation by farmers declining to accept them, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the Centre has decided to…

Delhi govt moves Supreme Court over amendments to GNCTD Act

New Delhi: The Delhi government has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Centre’s amendments to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act, contending that the new changes go against representative democracy. “The…

Agriculture

Farm subsidies distort prices, degrade environment: UN

New Delhi: Global support to producers in the agricultural sector amounts to $540 billion per year, making up 15 per cent of total agricultural production value. By 2030, this is projected to soar up more…

Agriculture

Half of rural agricultural households indebted: NSS data

New Delhi: Almost half of the rural agricultural households are indebted across India with an average outstanding loan amount per agricultural household being way more than the below poverty line income for rural India, as…

2% MSP hike of wheat is a cruel joke, says Congress

New Delhi: A day after the central government hiked MSP of wheat and other agricultural produce, the Congress has said it is nothing but a cruel joke. Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said on Thursday, “Nation…

Governance

Haryana farmers block highways to protest police action

Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) Violence between police and protesting farmers in Haryana broke out on Saturday with the former trying to reach Karnal city to protest against a state-level BJP meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar…

Sports

Mizoram Will Be A Sports Powerhouse : Minister Royte

Tiny Mizoram aims to be India’s sports powerhouse and its giving industry status to sports will help this happen, says the state’s sports minister Robert Romawia Royte.Royte,54, is no ordinary politician helming the sports ministry…

Chandigarh: In a major relif for landless farmers and labourers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced waiver of Rs. 590 crore worth of loans under the farm debt for these classes. The cheques…

Agriculture

Uttar Pradesh ‘Jamun’ now exported to UK

Lucknow: A new variety of ‘jamun’ (black plum) developed by the Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture (CISH) in Lucknow is now being exported to London. Jamwant, a special variety of black plum, having more than 90…

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