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Scheme to boost grain storage capacity cleared

The scheme’s overall goal will be to augment grain storage capacity of the country from a current 145 million tonne to 215 million tonnes

A warehousing network linked to the negotiable warehouse receipt system will allow farmers to use stored commodities as collateral for loans (File photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 12:22 AM IST

FY23 GDP growth hits 7.2% after a strong Q4

GDP numbers exceeded the government’s own projections and was the result of a better-than-expected performance in the last quarter of the fiscal

Labourers at a construction site in Mumbai. (AFP)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

GDP exceeds expectations

The growth numbers are just what RBI needs to hold rates next week; ahead of the 2024 polls, the BJP couldn’t have asked for more

For the BJP government, 7.2% is the last full-year growth number with which it will go to the 2024 national elections and it couldn’t have asked for more.(Representative image)
Published on May 31, 2023 09:49 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

52% of cultivated land has access to irrigation for first time: Niti Aayog

In 2022-23, of the 141 million hectares of gross sown area in the country, nearly 73 million hectares, or 52%, had irrigation access.

The increase in irrigation cover, especially in dryland agricultural zones of states, such as Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, will help mitigate the increasing impacts of drier summers and patchy monsoons that are partly linked to the climate crisis, analysts say. (File photo for representation)
Updated on May 29, 2023 06:26 AM IST

IMD predicts ‘normal’ monsoon, asks farmers to plan sowing based on forecasts

Overall, monsoon rainfall is expected to be normal over the country at 96% of LPA, with an error margin of +/-5%, IMD said on Friday.

In its May-end update of the critical southwest monsoon, IMD said monsoon rainfall is expected to be below normal.(PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2023 03:16 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi
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