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Open to talks with farmers, says minister

New Delhi, Feb. 23 -- Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday appealed to protesting farmers to resume negotiations with the central government.P10 Published by HT Digit... Read More


Farm talks: Govt offers plan to procure 3 crops; farmers march to Delhi on hold

India, Feb. 19 -- The Union government on Sunday proposed a plan to procure pulses, maize and cotton from farmers at minimum support prices (MSP), Union minister for food, commerce and consumer affair... Read More


Jal Jeevan Mission hits hurdles in Kerala: Govt

New Delhi, Feb. 6 -- The progress of the Jal Jeevan Mission, a flagship central government programme to provide every rural household in the country with a tap-water connection, has slowed in Kerala d... Read More


Jal Jeevan Mission hits hurdles in Kerala: Govt

New Delhi, Feb. 6 -- The progress of the Jal Jeevan Mission, a flagship central government programme to provide every rural household in the country with a tap-water connection, has slowed in Kerala d... Read More


Less cash for PM AASHA will not affect procurement: Officials

India, Feb. 5 -- The interim budget slashed funds for a price-support scheme for farmers called PM AASHA, which is used to buy oilseeds and pulses from farmers at federally fixed floor prices. The out... Read More


Interim Budget 2024: A little more for all labharathis? Focus on 'core of core' schemes

India, Feb. 1 -- The interim budget on Tuesday raised allocations to the government's six so-called "core of core schemes" to Rs.1.12 lakh crore for 2024-25 from revised estimates (2023-24) of Rs.1.08... Read More


Big jump in MNREGS allocation, marginal hike for other welfare plans

India, Feb. 1 -- The allocations for six "core of core schemes" were on Thursday raised to Rs.1.12 lakh crore for 2024-25 from revised estimates (2023-24) of Rs.1.08 lakh crore, an increase of 3%. Whe... Read More


Mozambique dispute disrupts pulses import, prices rise

India, Jan. 26 -- A dispute between two rival Mozambican trading firms has held up imports of pigeon peas (tur), a kind of pulse much in demand in India (and also in short supply), pushing up local pr... Read More


Jal Jeevan Mission likely to connect 3/4thof rural houses this month, reveals data

New Delhi, Jan. 26 -- New DelhiThe Union government's flagship drinking water programme, Jal Jeevan Mission, is likely to cross a key milestone this month by connecting nearly three-fourths of all rur... Read More


Dispute between 2 Mozambican firms disrupts import of pulses to India, prices surge

India, Jan. 26 -- A dispute between two rival Mozambican trading firms has held up imports of pigeon peas (tur), a kind of pulse much in demand in India (and also in short supply), pushing up local pr... Read More