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Solar scheme to assure Rs 1 lakh income for farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 5, 2019

The central government will launch a solar scheme for farmers that will ensure a minimum annual income of Rs 1 lakh. Power Minister R.K. Singh on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha during Question...

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India can't attain 9-10% GDP growth without revolution in farm sector: Kant

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2019

India cannot achieve 9-10 per cent GDP growth without a revolution in the farm sector, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said Monday. ...

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Over 20 million got Rs Rs 2,000 under PM-KISAN scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 7, 2019

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said the government has transferred the first instalment of Rs 2,000 under the PM-KISAN scheme to over 20 million farmers across the country. He said the...

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Need land, labour reforms to aid manufacturing: Chief economic adviser

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2019

India's next government will have to bring in land, labour and financial sector reforms to improve the productivity of the manufacturing sector and boost economic growth, India's chief economic...

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Nearly 50 per cent of India currently facing drought

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 1, 2019

Nearly 50 per cent of the country is currently facing drought with at least 16 per cent falling in the "exceptional" or "extreme" category, according to IIT Gandhinagar scientists managing India...

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Delhi Budget: Cabinet approves subsidy on electricity for farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2019

The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to give farmers a subsidy of Rs 105 per kilowatt on the fixed charge of electricity given under the agriculture connection in the national...

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Odisha to implement PM-KISAN; farmers to benefit from central and state schemes

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 22, 2019

The Odisha government has agreed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), deciding to share the first list of beneficiaries under its own farm-intervention programme for...

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Maharashtra: Farmers to apply for solar power pumps online

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2019

The state government discontinued providing solar-powered agriculture pumps to farmers via ...

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Government to announce 30% subsidy to milk farmers, co-ops in bid to go solar

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2019

The government is planning to shift the country’s entire milk sector to solar energy—from farmers onward to processors—through an upfront subsidy of 30%. A policy, in the works, will be...

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Need to protect farmers from climate change, price fluctuations, says President Kovind

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday commended the farmers for their contributions in the farming sector. He said that the farmers have proven to be remarkably adaptable and unafraid of...

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