Agriculture Ministry: News

20 Feb 2024


Centre extends onion export ban till March 31: Here's why 

The Indian government has extended the onion export ban until March 31, 2024, to ensure domestic availability and stabilize prices.

23 Aug 2022


Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

The government's committee on minimum support price (MSP), natural farming, and crop diversification constituted three internal sub-groups to discuss the mandated issues in its inaugural meeting on Monday.

20 Sep 2021


Centre plans to create unique IDs, database for farmers

The central government is reportedly planning to create unique IDs and a database for farmers to help them "seamlessly" avail all farm-related services under various government schemes.

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said farmer unions will not be attending the first meeting with the panel formed by Supreme Court to end the deadlock persisting between them and the Centre.

04 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

28 Dec 2020


Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited Farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

09 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released Rs. 17,100 crore to the bank accounts of nearly 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme.

18 Oct 2019


Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

16 May 2019


Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

13 Feb 2019


Rose export by India touches Rs. 30cr this Valentine's day

Even if they might not know what Valentine's Day is, Indian farmers have reason to celebrate this February 14.

05 Oct 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Rs. 100cr reward for Andhra Pradesh farmers, but with conditions

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu yesterday said farmers from the state would be rewarded with Rs. 100cr if they win Nobel Prize in natural farming.

11 Jul 2018


For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

For the last two decades, farming in India hasn't been profitable, a study conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and research firm ICRIER concluded.

25 Mar 2018


BJP sets early deadlines for central schemes before 2019-LS elections

To reap electoral benefits in 2019 parliamentary elections, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has set early deadlines for implementing key central schemes.

04 Feb 2018


Budget 2018: Rs. 50cr to assign cows Aadhaar-like unique IDs

The Budget 2018 has been hailed for its emphasis on agriculture and related sectors. Of the many schemes approved, a mission to assign unique Aadhaar-like IDs to cows was allotted Rs. 50cr.

01 Feb 2018


#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

In its last full-fledged budget before the LS elections, as expected, the BJP-led NDA government has gone all out to woo farmers.

01 Jun 2017


Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

With the intention of encouraging youngsters to boost dairy industry as an enterprise, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are going to promote cow shelters, fisheries as well as vaccination of pets.

11 May 2017


India's foodgrain output forecast to hit a record in 2016-17

With robust production of wheat, rice, and pulses, India's foodgrain output would increase by 8.7% to a record-high 273.38 million ton in the 2016-17 crop year, according to the government's third advanced estimate.