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Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.
The govt hasn’t done away with APMCs but given farmers the ability to sell outside mandis. Arguments that the ordinance violates the Constitution are flawed.
BJP ally SAD denies supporting all-party resolution against the ordinances, CM Amarinder says they will be ‘dangerous’ for farmers’ future.
None of the new agri-marketing laws have anything to do with the coronavirus or the lockdown, but were brought in by Modi govt when Parliament was shut.
In a world living with Covid-19, it is clear that supply chains and logistics should be simple and easy to manage. And that’s what several Indian states are doing.
Until 24 May, while MP has exceeded its target and Punjab has almost completed its own, UP has just procured 37% of its target of 55 lakh metric tonnes.
According to an official, arrangements for pesticides and sprayers have been made to tackle the locusts, which may enter bordering districts by 29 May.
In a series of press conferences over the past five days, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled details of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced by PM Modi last week.
The Modi govt’s third press conference with respect to its Rs 20 lakh crore lockdown package was all about the agriculture sector.
Migrant workers, who managed to reach home after walking from cities, quarantined themselves for 14 days before setting out to find work again.