Bihar PACS: Delayed payment a bane

PACS may not offer a credible solution to the farmers in Bihar but the Minister is never tired of issuing statements urging farmers to sell their produce to it. Recently, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi urged them to visit only Primary Agriculture Societies, media reports say. Addressing a meeting of the cooperative dept, the […]

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Telangana in Bihar’s foot-steps; sets up Election Authority

On the lines of Bihar the newly appointed independent Telangana state cooperative Election Authority will now hold all cooperative polls in the state, reports Hindu. The state government has amended the Cooperative Societies Act, 1964, to bring in major changes in the existing election procedures. The amendment means Registrars and District Collectors are the competent […]

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BISCOMAUN pastes Patna with Awasthi’s photographs

The apex marketing co-op federation of Bihar-Biscomaun has plastered the whole of Patna with the photographs of IFFCO MD Dr U S Awasthi in the face of looming urea crisis. All the major points from R Block to Dak Bunglow crossings have huge hoardings of Biscomaun depicting Awasthi as the messiah of the farmers. The […]

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Urea: Bihar goes backward in time; Biscomaun centres vandalized

It seemed as if Bihar stepped back in time when many of its towns saw a frightening clamor for urea last week. Even as SPs and DMs were busy tackling a serious situation agitated farmers were being convinced by Biscomaun Centre staff-members that urea is very much on the way. In a whatsapp message sent […]

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DCCBs of Bihar prepare for election next month

Bihar State Election Authority has issued a date for the election of the board of directors of Central Cooperative Banks in Bihar. The information will soon be shared on DCCB bank premises. According to notification, Candidates can file their nomination papers on 8 January 2018. Scrutiny and withdrawal will be done on 9th and 10th January respectively. Voting […]

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Zero Tolerance: Biscomaun rewards whistle blower

BISCOMAUN in Bihar has adopted a policy of ‘Zero Tolerance’ against graft cases related to selling of urea through the centers of the marketing federation. In a recent case a farmer Brij Mohan Singh from Kuchaiko block, Gopalganj had gone to buy urea from the nearby Biscomaun center where the employee took five rupees extra […]

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Singh asks farmers of Bihar to use “apps”

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh exhorted the farmers of Bihar to use various “apps” launched by the govt to their benefits. Singh was addressing “Kisan Goshthi Sah Prakshetra Bhraman” organized at ICAR in Patna on Wednesday. Giving a list of apps Singh said Kisan Suvidha and Pusa Krishi Apps, Crop Insurance Mobile […]

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Agri education is govt’s top priority: Singh

Addressing at Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa in Bihar on the occasion of National Agricultural Education Day Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the government has increased the budget of Agricultural Education by 47.4% this year as compared to the financial year 2013-14. The Agriculture Minister said that two years ago Government decided […]

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Bihar: When PACS rewards toppers

Primary Agriculture Credit Cooperative Societies (PACCS) named Indrawan Abdullah PACS in Thawe block of Gopalganj district in Bihar has bestowed monetary prizes on three students who topped in the Matriculation board examination this year. The prizes were presented by Mahesh Rai Chairman of Gopalganj Central Cooperative Bank and Managing Director Baban Mishra. Three boys- Tarik […]

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Bleeding farmers; blissfully ignorent Minister

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh is unabashedly self-congratulatory when it comes to tackling challenges faced by farmers in the country. Speaking recently in Haryana the Minister claimed ” the unprecedented development in agricultural production is setting an example for the world and the world is trying to learn our techniques and adopt them”. However, a […]

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