Punjab’s agricultural sector grew at 1.6 per cent during the 11th Plan against the national average of 3.41 per cent. The growth is tardy owing to near saturation in productivity.

KOLKATA, 4 JUNE: The state Cabinet will approve a proposal to pay Rs 1000 per month to the unwilling farmers and agricultural labourers of Singur at a meeting tomorrow.

India is home to one-third of the world’s malnourished children. This figure that remains stubbornly high, despite the country having the second-fastest growing economy in the world, with agriculture accounting for a significant part of that growth.

A Bill further to amend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. This Act may be called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (Amendment) Act, 2011.

Rural areas have shown a faster pace of decline as poverty levels dipped by over seven percentage points in the past five years in the country.

In an interaction with BW’s Rajeev Dubey, Professor S. Mahendra Dev argues why our inclusive growth is far from ‘inclusive’

The time has come to supplement the employment guarantee scheme with a food security strategy. And if we don’t do it now, we probably will not do so for a long time.

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre if it was willing to consider opening its purse strings to pay higher wages to agricultural labourers employed under its flagship job guarantee scheme M

Farmers who had given land for a factory of the West Bengal Pharmaceutical and Phytochemical Development Corporation nearly two decades ago demanded that the utilised plot be given to them for grow

New Delhi: Farmer suicides and the agrarian crisis have been the reason for many disruptions in Parliament, but when the time comes to discuss the issue, hardly anyone bothers to attend, as happene