agricultural growth

Congress has mismanaged economy: BJP (Second Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government has grossly mismanaged the economy and is caught in a policy paralysis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Sunday.A day after ... Read more...

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No progress in eight years of UPA rule: BJP (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led government with "gross mismanagement of the economy", the BJP Sunday said India has witnessed no progress in eight years of UPA's ... Read more...

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Sensex slumps 110 points; IT, metal stocks down (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 110 points down Monday with IT, metal and realty stocks coming under selling pressure amid weak European ... Read more...

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UPA-II showcases strong economy (Second Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Dispelling the impression of policy paralysis, the UPA-II government Tuesday touted a healthy 7 percent growth in economy, a sharp hike in social spending ... Read more...

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We accept defeat and move on, says Congress


March 13th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Following its poor performance in the assembly polls in five states, especially Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Tuesday put up a brave face and said ... Read more...

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Record food production in 2010-11, says president


March 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Agricultural growth in 2010-11 was 6.6 percent, the highest in recent times, due to the government's continued emphasis on the sector, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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All time record in farm production: PM


February 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India's farm yield has touched a new high with food production expected to exceed 250 million tonnes, "an ... Read more...

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Modi plays development card on Godhra stage


January 20th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Godhra (Gujarat), Jan 20 (IANS) Taking his campaign for amity to Godhra that had become a byword for communal tension, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that his state ... Read more...

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Horticulture key to 7-8 percent farm growth: Official


January 19th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Faster growth of horticulture and animal husbandry is needed if India wants to achieve an agricultural growth rate in the range of seven to eight percent, ... Read more...

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Pass Right to Food Act, says Swaminathan


November 27th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 27 (IANS) M.S. Swaminathan, the mentor of India's Green Revolution, Sunday called for an early passage of the Right to Food Act, saying it would be the ... Read more...

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Badal rejects new minimum price for wheat


October 8th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday rejected the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,350 per quintal announced by the central government for wheat for 2012-13.In ... Read more...

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Modi calls Rahul’s farmer campaign ‘photo-op’


August 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nadiad (Gujarat), Aug 15 (IANS) Under attack from the Congress for acting against whistleblower police officers, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday hit back at the party and criticised ... Read more...

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Raise grain output, invest in research, says PM


July 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India needs to increase its foodgrain production, improve crop yields by increasing spending on research and improving quality of education in agricultural universities if ... Read more...

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Low farm growth, unemployment led to Left downfall: Economists


May 15th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Poor agricultural growth, rising unemployment, delayed industrialisation efforts and inadequate investment in infrastructure led to economic decline of West Bengal, which in turn caused the downfall ... Read more...

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Centre’s bonus on wheat unjustified: Badal


April 16th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday condemned the central government for announcing a bonus of just Rs.50 per quintal of wheat and demanded higher bonus ... Read more...

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Food Security: Inconceivable without agricultural growth


March 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajendra SinghLucknow, Mar 18 (ANI): The Budget season is in full swing and allocations for various sectors being hotly debated upon both by policy makers and the public at ... Read more...

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Budget focuses on farm sector: Analysts


February 28th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) In his union budget Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has given thrust to improving infrastructure, farmers' development and raising agricultural productivity, say research analysts."Overall, it is a welcome ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa to present separate agriculture budget


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will Thursday present a separate budget for agriculture - a first for the country. Yeddyurappa, who folds the finance portfolio and is ... Read more...

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India to grow 9 percent in 2011-12: PM’s advisor (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's economy is likely to grow by 9 percent in 2011-12 on the back of 10.3 percent growth in services and 9.2 percent expansion in industry sector, ... Read more...

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Economy to grow by 8.6 percent this fiscal: PM’s advisor


February 21st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's economy was likely to grow by 8.6 percent in 2010-11 on the back of robust agricultural growth, rising output in services sector and stable industrial production, ... Read more...

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Kalam all praise for Gujarat’s agriculture growth


February 11th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was here Friday all praise for the high economic growth that Gujarat has achieved in the past six years."Gujarat registered a ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee promises more rural banks


February 11th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said banking services would be rolled out in 20,000 villages which have no banks with a population of over 2,000 ... Read more...

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Economy to grow by 8.6 percent this fiscal: Pranab


February 10th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said India's economy would grow by 8.6 percent in the current fiscal on the back of robust agricultural output."Economic growth data ... Read more...

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Pakistan economy collapsing


January 31st, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): Pakistan is not only wrestling with a problem of law and order, but struggling to get its collapsing economy back on rails.The country's commercial capital, Karachi, which accounts ... Read more...

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Infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare is 2011 focus: PHD Chamber


January 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) PHD Chamber Tuesday said infrastructure, healthcare, housing and agri-business will be among the thrust areas of its activities during 2011. "PHD Chamber will focus on infrastructure, industrial ... Read more...

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Gujarat has 11 percent GDP growth rate: Modi


January 9th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday his state's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate was 11 percent, which was more than of China, while the ... Read more...

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‘Farmers should be given loans at four percent’


December 15th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A high-level working group on agriculture Wednesday recommended that agricultural loans be given at not more than four percent rate of interest and the minimum support ... Read more...

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Gujarat will power India’s development: Narendra Modi (Lead)


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi made a persuasive pitch to the global business community to consider his state for investment, saying his state's rapid growth will ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi makes strong pitch for ‘Vibrant Gujarat’


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch to the global business community to consider his state for investment at the upcoming summit in Gandhinagar, ... Read more...

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Providing access to information holds the key to alleviate rural poverty, says Ansari


October 28th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), Oct.28 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that the key to alleviate rural poverty was to ensure access to information and enable seamless communication on a wide ... Read more...

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Badal slams meagre hike in wheat support price


October 21st, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Punjab, which contributes nearly 60 percent of the country's foodgrain production, is upset with the central government for announcing a meagre Rs.20 per quintal (100 kg) hike in ... Read more...

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Good monsoon will benefit food processing sector


October 5th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A good monsoon this year will help Indian agriculture grow robustly and benefit the food processing and packaging sectors, Minister of State for Agriculture and Consumer Affairs ... Read more...

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Indian economy needs four percent farm growth: Ahluwalia


October 4th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A growing economy like India needs a four percent growth in agriculture, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said."It would require more investment in ... Read more...

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Montek sees rosier economy in the offing


September 21st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With an over 4-5 percent agriculture growth likely to pep up overall GDP growth a little higher than the projected 8.5 percent and pulling down food inflation ... Read more...

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India’s GDP grew 8.8 percent in April-June quarter: Pranab Mukherjee


August 31st, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressing confidence said the Indian economy has grown at a three-year-best, and has risen 8.8 percent in the April-June quarter ... Read more...

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