The Haryana Government on Wednesday approved a comprehensive Agriculture Policy aimed at attaining inclusive growth exceeding four per cent in agriculture.

The Haryana Government on Wednesday approved a comprehensive agriculture policy aimed at attaining inclusive growth exceeding four per cent in the farm sector, but deferred the agenda item on conce

Parts of M.P., Rajasthan hit by rain, hailstorm

The Centre will provide an assistance of Rs. 352 crore to farmers for replanting horticulture crops that were hit by untimely rain and hailstorm earlier this month in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

The state government officials said that Gujarat in the overall horticulture production, which was ranked at eighth positions in the country in 2011-12, has jumped to the fifth spot.

The Centre will provide ₹352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka

Union minister Jairam Ramesh said the Seemandhra region would get funding to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore for overall development of the region as compensation for it losing revenue from Hyderabad.

Soil mulching being adopted for raising horticultural crops on 50 hectares in Tirunelveli district

Plasticulture, a new technology of soil mulching with polythene sheet that conserves soil and water, is being adopted for horticultural crops for the first time in the district, which has started experiencing adverse effects of monsoon failure for the fifth year in succession.

Mountains are early and important indicators of climate change wwhic depict far-reaching consequences on our ecosystem, agriculture and livelihood of the farmers. The Himalayan mountain ecosystem is also facing serious challenges posed by climate change due to increasing aridity, warmer winter season, and variability in receiving and variability in receiving precipitation and snow.

Proposing no fresh taxes in a populist budget for 2014-15, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Thursday declared the State’s agriculture and horticulture sectors fully tax-free for the next financial year.

“Most of the agriculture and horticulture related items were already tax-free. Yet we used to charge a toll tax of Rs. 65 per quintal on entry on all fertilisers followed by Valued Added Tax at the rate of 5 per cent of the price.

This report is a compilation of best practices on convergence of MGNREGA with other schemes from fourteen states across the country - Andhra Pradesh, A& N Islands, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Odisha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, andRajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.