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Govt reconstitutes NITI Aayog; new ministers join as members, spl invitees

The vice chairman and full-time members of the apex public policy think tank remain unchanged

Govt reconstitutes NITI Aayog; new ministers join as members, spl invitees
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 11:16 PM IST

Union agri minister assures support to Bihar farmers to propel growth

Union agriculture minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday assured Bihar agriculture minister Mangal Pande of unwavering support to the state farmers and advocated for synergistic efforts between the Centre and the state to propel agricultural growth. At the meeting held at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi, Chouhan committed to reevaluating funding allocations under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) and National Food Security Mission to bolster Bihar's agricultural initiatives. He urged the submission of new proposals to further these efforts, an official statement said. During the deliberations, Chouhan emphasised the seamless supply of kharif and rabi seeds, underscoring the need for advanced planning. The talks also encompassed a comprehensive review of schemes and initiatives by the agriculture ministry. Chouhan assured that Bihar farmers would receive unwavering support at the national level, advocating for synergistic efforts between the Centre and the state to propel agricult

Union agri minister assures support to Bihar farmers to propel growth
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 9:21 PM IST

On Budget table: 100% MSP for oilseeds, pulses; Centre may tweak PM-AASHA

India's dependence on imports for meeting its domestic demand for edible oils has increased during the last few decades and roughly 60 percent of domestic consumption is met through imports

On Budget table: 100% MSP for oilseeds, pulses; Centre may tweak PM-AASHA
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 11:41 AM IST

Convince agitating farmers to open Shambhu border: Haryana min to Centre

Haryana Minister Aseem Goel has urged Union Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to convince the protesting farmers to open the Shambhu border near Ambala to alleviate the difficulties faced by the people. Goel, the Minister of State for Transport, had met Chouhan in New Delhi on Tuesday. He said the farmers began their protest at Shambhu village on the Haryana-Punjab border a few months ago, resulting in the closure of the border since then. This closure has caused difficulties for the general public, particularly for traders, in conducting their business, Goel, who is the BJP MLA from Ambala City, told Chouhan, according to an official statement issued here. The Haryana minister emphasised that the central government should engage in discussions with the protesting farmers to convince them to open the border. Opening the border will provide relief to the local residents and facilitate easier business operations for traders, he said. According to the statement, Chouhan assur

Convince agitating farmers to open Shambhu border: Haryana min to Centre
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 1:15 PM IST

New portal to expedite agri infra fund interest subsidy claims of farmers

The portal will be used by banks, the Central Project Management Unit of DA&FW, and Nabard

New portal to expedite agri infra fund interest subsidy claims of farmers
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 10:33 PM IST

Govt committed to procure pulses at MSP to boost production: Agri minister

In a bid to boost domestic production and reduce imports, the Centre has committed to procuring tur, urad, and masur at Minimum Support Prices (MSP), Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Friday. The move aims to encourage crop diversification and achieve self-sufficiency in pulse production by 2027. Chairing a virtual meeting with state agriculture ministers, Chouhan highlighted the launch of the e-Samridhi portal through cooperatives NAFED and NCCF for farmer registration. "We urge state governments to encourage more farmers to register on this portal to avail assured procurement," he said. The minister praised states for increasing pulse production by 50 per cent since 2015-16 but called for further efforts to improve yield per hectare, an official statement said. Chouhan noted that India has reduced its dependency on pulse imports from 30 per cent to 10 per cent over the last decade, achieving self-sufficiency in moong and chana. Key initiatives announced are New

Govt committed to procure pulses at MSP to boost production: Agri minister
Updated On : 21 Jun 2024 | 8:43 PM IST

After LS poll win from Vidisha, Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns as MLA

Union Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday resigned as the MLA from his traditional Budhni seat in Madhya Pradesh, days after getting elected to the Lok Sabha from Vidisha in the state. After submitting his resignation from the assembly membership to the speaker, Chouhan said he will continue to serve the people of Budhni in Sehore district from where he started his political career decades ago. In a video statement, the BJP veteran said it was a very emotional moment for him to resign from the Budhni seat, which elected him to the assembly 6 times. I am feeling very emotional today. I have resigned from the membership of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The people of Budhni reside in every breath of mine. I started my public life from Budhni and people continued to shower me with their love and affection," he noted. "Since childhood, I took part in agitations in Budhni. Thereafter, I am getting people's love and affection. Serving ...

After LS poll win from Vidisha, Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns as MLA
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 10:22 PM IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan bats for effective implementation of govt schemes

During review meetings, the minister also highlighted issues such as eligibility criteria for pension schemes and irregularities in the formation of DISHA committees

Shivraj Singh Chouhan bats for effective implementation of govt schemes
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 11:41 PM IST
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 10:14 PM IST

Ex-MP CM Shivraj in Bhopal today, his 1st visit after becoming Union min

Shivraj Singh Chouhan had assumed charge of Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new Cabinet on June 11

Ex-MP CM Shivraj in Bhopal today, his 1st visit after becoming Union min
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 6:53 AM IST

Shivraj plans to hold meet with states to review Lakhpati Didi scheme

Additionally, Chouhan will focus on connecting all rural habitations with all-weather roads, a goal that has seen significant progress under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

Shivraj plans to hold meet with states to review Lakhpati Didi scheme
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 10:48 PM IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan chalks out 100-day plan to revive agriculture sector

Union Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday discussed a 100-day action plan with senior officials, which is aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector and mitigating distress among farmers. During the meeting, attended by Ministers of State for Agriculture Ramnath Thakur and Bhagirath Choudhary, Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja, and other top officers, Chouhan stressed the need to ensure quality inputs reach farmers to boost farm production and productivity across the country. The action plan aims to not only achieve self-sufficiency in agricultural products but also enhance the quality of exports from the sector, an official statement said. The minister underlined the importance of providing farmers with access to high-quality seeds, fertilizers, and other essential inputs to increase crop yields and improve their economic condition, it said. With the agriculture sector reeling from the impact of erratic monsoons, pest attacks, and fluctuating market prices,

Shivraj Singh Chouhan chalks out 100-day plan to revive agriculture sector
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 8:53 PM IST

India lives in its villages, rural development priority: Shivraj Chouhan

India lives in its villages and rural development remains a priority for the Narendra Modi led government, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday as he took charge of the Rural Development ministry. The 'Lakhpati Didi' scheme aimed at enabling women to earn Rs 1 lakh per annum is among the key focuses of the government, Chouhan, who has been chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for four terms, said. "The prime minister has another dream we want to fulfil, that is the dream to have 'Lakhpati Didis'... women empowerment is a mission of our government," the veteran BJP leader said. "Many programmes are being implemented and work is being done through self help groups. There are one crore 'Lakhpati Didis'... we have to take this number to three crore," he said. Referring to the Union cabinet's decision to construct three crore more houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, he told reporters, "India lives in its villages. Rural development is a priority of our prime minister. Many program

India lives in its villages, rural development priority: Shivraj Chouhan
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 10:08 PM IST

Low agri growth, rural discontent to keep Shivraj Singh Chouhan occupied

On Monday, the 65-year-old Shivraj Singh Chouhan was given the charge of the rural development ministry and the agriculture ministry

Low agri growth, rural discontent to keep Shivraj Singh Chouhan occupied
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 12:26 AM IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan makes national debut as agriculture minister

In a significant political move, senior BJP leader and four-time former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made his national debut as the Union Agriculture and Rural Development Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new Cabinet. The 65-year-old leader, popularly known as "mama" (maternal uncle) and "paon-paon wale bhaiya" (foot soldier), took oath as part of the Prime Minister's Council of Ministers on Sunday, marking a significant milestone in his over three-decade-long political career. With his extensive experience in governance and deep connect with the rural populace, Chouhan's appointment as the Union Agriculture Minister is expected to bring fresh impetus to the government's efforts in addressing the challenges faced by the agriculture sector and the farming community. Chouhan, who assiduously cultivated a 'son of the soil' image and identified himself with the socio-economic concerns of farmers, villagers, women, and children in Madhya Pradesh, .

Shivraj Singh Chouhan makes national debut as agriculture minister
Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 8:26 PM IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Suresh Gopi: Meet the ministers in Modi govt 3.0

He defeated Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party's Kilari Venkata Rosaiah by 344,695 votes from Guntur

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Suresh Gopi: Meet the ministers in Modi govt 3.0
Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 12:53 AM IST

Four-time MP CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan enters Union cabinet for 1st time

Proving wrong his detractors' claim of being sidelined after denial of CM's post for fifth time last year, BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan won Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha Lok Sabha seat for the sixth time by a record margin of 8.21 lakh votes. The former four-time MP chief minister, popularly known as "mama" (maternal uncle) and "paon-paon wale bhaiya" (foot soldier), assiduously worked on his 'soil of the soil' image and identified himself with the socio-economic concerns of farmers, villagers, women and children in the state. During his more than 18-year-tenure as the CM, barring 15 months of Congress rule (in 2018), Chouhan transformed himself from being a shy, simple and vulnerable politician to a wily leader with a mass appeal and unparallel hard work. Having the image of a soft-spoken man coupled with simplicity, the 65-year-old leader led the BJP's campaign in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in the state, presenting himself as one among the people, promising further development and n

Four-time MP CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan enters Union cabinet for 1st time
Updated On : 09 Jun 2024 | 7:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Which candidates won by the biggest margins?

Five candidates, including four from the BJP and one from Congress, broke all previous records for the highest victory margin in a Lok Sabha election

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Which candidates won by the biggest margins?
Updated On : 05 Jun 2024 | 10:24 AM IST

LS polls highlights: 3rd phase sees about 61.43% voter turnout; highest in Assam, lowest in Maha, UP

Home minister Amit Shah and Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan are in fray

LS polls highlights: 3rd phase sees about 61.43% voter turnout; highest in Assam, lowest in Maha, UP
Updated On : 07 May 2024 | 8:52 PM IST

LS polls: Congress is totally out of the race, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chouhan talks about low voter turnout and new Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav's administration

LS polls: Congress is totally out of the race, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 12:25 AM IST