NITI meet: PM Modi urges states to focus on ‘3Ts’, modernising farm sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong case for modernising agriculture, animal husbandry and food processing to help the country become self-sufficient and a global leader in the agriculture sector. The Prime Minister also asked the states to focus on promoting 3Ts — Trade, Tourism, Technology — with a view … Read more

PM wants India to become self-sufficient, global leader in farm sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong case for modernising the farm sector by using technology so that India can become self-sufficient and a global leader in the agriculture sector. Addressing the meeting of the Governing Council of the Niti Aayog, he said the rapid urbanisation can become India’s strength … Read more

Punjab CM to discuss legal guarantee to MSP, farm debt at NITI Aayog meet

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said he will raise several issues, including a legal guarantee to the minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm debt, at the NITI Aayog governing council meeting in Delhi on Sunday. Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Mann slammed his predecessors Charanjit Singh Channi and Amarinder … Read more

State Farm Lawsuit Accuses N.J. Medical Providers of $2.6M Fraud Scheme

Insurer State Farm is fighting what it says is a fraudulent medical scheme that has been exploiting New Jersey’s personal injury protection (PIP) benefits law since 2014. The insurer is seeking to recover $2.6 million in what it claims are fraudulent auto injury claims and a declaratory judgment that it need not pay any further … Read more

State Farm Settles Alabama Class Action Charging it Underpaid Claims

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Did State Farm Insurance employ a clever device to reduce its payout – sometimes to zero – on thousands of property claims in Alabama? The insurance company has denied underpaying claims and other wrongdoing, but has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by homeowners in … Read more

Retail inflation for farm, rural workers rise to 6.43 per cent and 6.76 per cent in June

Higher prices of certain food items have pushed the retail inflation for farm workers and rural labourers to 6.43 per cent and 6.76 per cent, respectively, in June. In the same month last year, the retail inflation for farm workers stood at 3.83 per cent and that for rural labourers was at 4 per cent … Read more

Eight months after rolling back farm laws, Centre sets up MSP panel

Nearly eight months after the government repealed the three controversial farm Acts, it has constituted a high-powered panel under the chairmanship of former agriculture secretary Sanjay Agarwal to make the minimum support price (MSP) mechanism more effective and transparent as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his televised address announcing … Read more

State Farm Wins Again With Better J.D. Power Scores Than GEICO

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! When Warren Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway investors that State Farm continues to dominate the large auto insurance carrier landscape during this year’s annual meeting, he was referring to scale rather than customer satisfaction scores. But State Farm wins on that front too, according to a Carrier … Read more

Centre wants to create framework for PPP in farm sector: Agriculture Secy

With a focus on securing more investments and expertise from the private players in the agriculture sector, the government is keen to create a formal comprehensive framework for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the sector, a senior government official said. Speaking at an event organised by industry body Ficci … Read more