Centre may hike agri credit target to Rs 18 lakh cr

With a view to give a boost to the agriculture sector, the government is likely to raise farm credit target to about Rs 18 lakh crore in the Budget 2022-23 to be presented on February 1, according to sources. Continue Reading

India records rise in export of agricultural, processed food products

In a major boost to export prospects of agricultural produce, India registered a significant surge in export of agricultural and processed food products in April-October period of current Financial Year, 2021-22, in comparison to the corresponding seven month period of last fiscal, 2020-21. Continue Reading

‘Economy most likely to contract 7.7% in 2020-21’

Indian economy is estimated to contract 7.7 per cent in 2020-21 compared to 4.2 per cent growth in the previous fiscal, mainly on account of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Editorial: Agri, agree

Agriculture is not just a profession, but is also a service like medicine and military. Without food, there is nothing. However, farmers not getting due recognition is a long pending grievance. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu tops Good Governance Index

In a big shot in the arm to the State government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Tamilnadu has topped the Good Governance Index launched by the Centre. Continue Reading

Modi launches Atal Bhujal Scheme for better management of groundwater

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Atal Bhujal Scheme for better management of groundwater, stressing on the need to use technology which helps prevent wastage of water in various spheres, including agriculture. Continue Reading

Three Chennaiites teach agriculture to youngsters at Farm Shiksha

The lack of knowledge is reflected in the career choices that children make. To bridge the gap, three Chennaiites – Ramkumar, Aditya Ramkumar and Ashwin – have come up with ‘Farm Shiksha’, an initiative that teaches the totality of farming. Continue Reading