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RBI Releases Urban Co operative Banks Outlook 2014 to 15

New Delhi (ABC Live):  Urban Co operative Banks Outlook 2014 to 15 : The Reserve Bank of India today released the 2nd volume of the annual publication titled ‘Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks’ Outlook 2014-15’. The publication be accessed at!13. The publication has been brought out by the Department of Co-operative Bank Supervision of the Reserve Bank of India. The publication covers the ... Read More »

UNOOSA Aims Food Security via Space-based Technologies

New Delhi (ABC Live); United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space), led by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs( UNOOSA ) has served as the focal point for inter-agency coordination and cooperation in space-related activities since 1975. At the 32nd session of UN-Space, held in Rome in 2012, representatives of participating organizations agreed to issue a ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh Legs Behind in Soil Health Card Scheme

New Delhi (ABC Live): Soil Health Card Scheme :Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh has requested Uttar Pradesh Government to speed up Soil Health Card Scheme and has urged the Chief Minister of the state to monitor the programme at highest level so that it can get deserved priority. In a letter written to Chief Minister ... Read More »

India Releases Horticultural Statistics 2015

New Delhi (ABC Live):Horticultural Statistics 2015 :In order to provide detailed information on horticulture crops, Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh released “Horticultural Statistics at a Glance – 2015” brought out by Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare first time here today. This publication presents a comprehensive picture of the Indian horticulture sector by using ... Read More »

IFAD 39 Million Loan for Rural Employment in Nepal

New Delhi (ABC Live): The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement recently with the government of Nepal that will aim to reduce poverty and improve incomes and employment opportunities for over 87,000 rural households. IFAD will provide a US$38.6 million loan to finance the Rural Enterprises and Remittances Project in Nepal. The project focuses on ... Read More »

Crop Insurance, AgriMarket Mobile Apps for Farmers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mobile Apps for Farmers :Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh launched two mobile apps for the farmers here today. Mobile app “Crop Insurance” will help the farmers not only to find out complete details about insurance cover available in their area but also to calculate the insurance premium for notified crops, coverage amount ... Read More »

India Announces New Urea Poilcy 2015

New (ABC Live):New Urea Poilcy 2015 ,The Department of Fertilizers, Government of India has taken various initiatives during the last one year. These initiatives aim at working in the direction of promoting the indigenous production of Fertilizers, and making them available to the farmers in time. New Urea Poilcy-2015: Based on the CCEA decision, the New Urea Policy-2015 (NUP-2015) has ... Read More »

PMKSY Aims End-to end irrigation Solutions

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) with the vision of providing end-to end solutions in irrigation supply chain, viz. water sources, and distribution network and farm level applications. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development ... Read More »

Govt Planning Fertilizer Subsidies Directly to Farmers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fertilizer subsidies paid during the last three years and current years (up to October 2015), year-wise, are as in table below:                                                                       ... Read More »

Sugar Mills to Get Subsidy for Timely Sugar cane Payment

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Central government has notified a scheme on 2.12.2015 to extend production subsidy @ Rs. 4.50 per quintal to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane and facilitate timely payment of cane price dues of farmers for sugar season 2015-16. Funds released under the scheme shall be directly credited into farmers’ accounts. The scheme is likely ... Read More »