Livelihoods News

India needs to make significant investments in modernisation of agriculture as well as food processing if the country wants to double farmers’ income by 2022, German ambassador Martin Ney said on Monday. The German companies could help India immensely in transforming the agri-business in the country, he said.

“The doubling of farmers’ income is possible if sufficient investment is made in modernisation, diversification and high value addition in Indian agriculture,” Ney said at an event here on financing for agriculture.

Cipla, sole manufacturer of Lopinavir syrup, stopped production of the drug after govt. failed to clear dues

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday lauded PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move.

NEW DELHI: Stating that the migrant population makes substantial contribution to economic growth and their constitutional rights need to be secured, a government appointed panel has recommended necessary legal and policy framework to protect their interests, an official statement said on Wednesday.

Chandigarh, Feb 28 (PTI) The ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ will be launched at national level from Gurugram tomorrow to raise awareness on sanitation and cleanliness, the Haryana government said today.

Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar will attend the launch, a spokesman of Haryana Development and Panchayats Department said here.

KEONJHAR: Tomato farmers from several villages in the Mahdeijoda panchayat in Sadar block, staged a protest in front of the collector's office on Monday. Farmers hurled the tomato harvest to the ground, demanding access to cold storage facilities and compensation for losses.

New Delhi, Feb. 26: Lauding the farmers for their contribution to this year’s food grain production, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today claimed that agriculture is vital to the Indian economy’s growth. Addressing the nation in the 29th episode of his Mann Ki Baat radio programme, the Prime Minister revealed that food grain production has this year reached a new high with farmers working all year long.

NEW DELHI:  Over five crore Indians suffered from depression, a major contributor to global suicides which occurred mainly in low-and middle-income countries like India in 2015, a WHO study has said. The World Health Organisation in its new global health estimates on depression for 2015 said while over five crore Indians suffered from depression, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders.

Hyderabad: State government is set to introduce more welfare schemes in addition to the existing schemes to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore in the budget proposal for 2017-18.

The schemes are being introduced by the State Agriculture department, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Women Welfare and Child Development, Endowments, Rural Development, Social Welfare and other departments looking after minority, SC and ST welfare.

NEW DELHI, Feb 19: Two day workshop on “Appraisal Process Requisites for Project Implementing Agencies” was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission (JKSRLM) in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) Hyderabad at India Habitat Centre here under Himayat programme.