Government wants to make UP number one state in agriculture: Minister
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 8:37 PM
UP government will work to make the state a leading agriculture producer in the country, a state minister said. "Though UP has made a-record-jump from 18th place last-year to third place this year, as-per-a survey conducted by a top national magazine, I would only be satisfied when the state attains the highest position in the country," Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi said.
Farm loan waivers lead to fewer crop insurancepolicies
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:37 PM
Implementation of farm loan waivers by various state governments has led to a sharp decline in both the number of insurance policies and the farm area insured under the PMFBY. According to data gathered by FE, during kharif 2018, the number of insured loanee farmers under PMFBY was just over 2 crore, compared with 3 crore such farmers insured during kharif 2016.