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Is the Modi Government Truly Committed to Rural Development? -Bharat Dogra

t transfer has dominated the majority of the discussion on the Interim Budget in the context of agriculture. However, in order to properly understand the seriousness of the government to the cause of Farmers and related issues of rural development, we should also assess to what extent the budgetary commitments of the previous year have been fulfilled. In the case of the high-priority Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, for instance, the revised

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Niti Aayog working on policy to end crop residue burning -Yogima Seth Sharma

-The Economic Times Agricultural straw is mostly used as fodder for cattle or for making cardboard in areas where Farmers harvest their crop by hand. New Delhi: Government think-tank Niti Aayog will soon come out with a policy roadmap to promote alternative use of crop residue, which Farmers continue to burn in the fields despite a ban in some states to curb air pollution. The advisory body has

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Smart farming in a warm world -Feroze Varun Gandhi

-The Hindu Investment and policy reform are needed on priority to help Farmers cope with climate change Over the last decade, many of Bundelkhand’s villages have faced significant depopulation. Famous of late for farmer protests, the region, which occupies parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, has been adversely impacted by climate change. It was once blessed with over 800-900 mm rainfall annually, but over the last seven years, it

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Will PM-Kisan transform India's agriculture support ecosystem? -Sayantan Bera

mises to pay Rs. 6,000 every year to each of the 120 million farmer families in India NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre announced a scheme for Farmers in the interim budget presented on 1 February, with just a few months to go for the general elections and under immense pressure to assuage the anger of Farmers. Then finance minister Piyush Goyal calle

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PM-Kisan sop amid election won't breach code, feels govt -Vishwa Mohan

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: After rolling out the Centre’s flagship ‘assured income support’ scheme for Farmers on Sunday, the Modi government is now looking at the prospect of disbursing the second instalment of Rs 2,000 each to eligible small and marginal Farmers in April-May even as the election is on. If the government goes ahead, many of the beneficiaries may get total Rs 4

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Launching KISAN, PM Modi says states that oppose will face Farmers' curse -Avaneesh Mishra

-The Indian Express He claimed that around 12 crore Farmers would benefit from the scheme and an amount of Rs 75,000 crore would be given under this scheme every year. Gorakhpur: DESCRIBING THE Congress, SP and BSP as “maha-milawati (highly adulterated)” and accusing them of “cheating Farmers” for political gains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday launched the Pradhan Mant

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Rural tourism opens up new livelihood options for coastal communities -T Appala Naidu

from our store on Sunday exceeds ?500. Many more stores are being planned by our villagers,” they say. The stores are open round the year as the women procure it in huge quantity from the local Farmers. The Beach Photographers Association with more than 100 members had recently passed a resolution fixing ?10,000 fee for membership to earn a livelihood at the beach. However, one should belong to the local area or panchayat for membership. B

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As PM Modi's Mega Farmer Income Scheme Rolls Out, 3 Challenges Before It -Sreenivasan Jain

omises Rs. 6,000 to 12 crore small and marginal farmer households each, at a total cost of Rs. 75,000 crore. The first instalment will be delivered by the Prime Minister to approximately 1.7 crore Farmers at a mega event in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. But official data reviewed by NDTV suggests that the rejection rate of beneficiary submissions is fairly high: almost a third. So far, state governments have submitted 3.2 crore entries to the gove

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