Farmer suicides increased after UPA’s loan waiver: Union Minister

Suicides by farmers increased after a loan waiver of Rs 70,000 crore was announced by the previous UPA government in 2008, Union Minister Parshottam Rupala said today. Continue Reading

Kharif sowing hit by deficit rains

Area sown under kharif crops was down by 27 per cent at 234.33 lakh hectare amid deficient monsoon rainfall last month, according to the latest government data. However, the sowing operation is expected to pick-up in the coming days as the Indian Metereological Department (IMD) has projected good rains in July and August. Continue Reading