A normal monsoon will not only aid agriculture growth but also have a positive impact on the overall rural economy, crucial for the BJP govt as it faces key state elections and general polls in 201

Lack of synergy between various endorsing agencies is stifling growth, say experts

The low sum insured as compared to the scale of finance in Rajasthan said to be the culprit

Farmers will get short-term debt at 4% interest; govt to bear Rs 20,339-cr expenditure

Centre to operationalise Rs 5,000 crore fund for micro irrigation in NABARD

Maharashtra tops with 81.7% in NITI Aayog's new index; Puducherry, Delhi, J&K at the bottom of the list

Rural development ministry to also seek more funds over and above Rs 38,500 crore allocated in 2016-17 Budget for such works

With 40 per cent of the country under the impact of consecutive failed monsoons, water rationing could become a norm in many parts of the country in the coming summer, they warned.

The chairman of Railway Board, secretary in the Department of Expenditure, Secretary DIPP & Foreign Secretary will be part of the committee

NPF-2007 was formed after the recommendations of a National Commission on Farmers, headed by eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan