As per data released by the Agriculture Ministry, wheat production will be around 965 lakh tonnes. Sowing of wheat was up by 7 per cent, pulses increased by 11 per cent and sowing of oilseeds was higher by 6 per cent compared with last year.
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A $100-million fund for investment in mid-sized, innovation-driven companies in the agriculture and food sectors will be launched here soon. Promoted by the Hyderabad-based Sathguru Managment Consultants (SMC), the fund, called Innovation in Food and Agriculture Fund (IFAF), will have four partners.
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According to official data, women make up more than a third of India's agriculture workforce, yet only about 13 per cent of farmland is owned by women. United Nations studies have indicated closing the gender gap in agriculture could lift an estimated 100 to 150 million people from 800 million globally out of the clutches of hunger.
Now it is being shared with the state agriculture department. “Such integration of data is essential for the state for various types of works,” Maharashtra Settlement Commissioner Sambhaji Kadu Patil said. Meanwhile, as the micro-level crop pattern and land ownership data is available with the settlement commissionerate, state Agriculture department has decided to access it for carrying out agricultural Census.
In the round table conducted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture last year, the expert recommendations for increasing farmer income revolved around five themes: improving farm productivity, provision of better water and management of other inputs, an integrated farming system, better price realisation and some special measures including promotion of scientific agriculture.
The Finance Minister has offered a fine blueprint of several small steps to further accelerate India’s economic growth, while sticking to the government’s commitment of waging a war against black money. The Budget has a pro-poor thrust and a clear focus on key sectors such as infrastructure
To give the rural economy a leg-up, the Union Budget has set 11 per cent higher agricultural credit target at ₹10 lakh crore for banks in FY2018 as against ₹9 lakh crore in the previous year and also announced two new funds – one for micro-irrigation and another for dairy development – under the aegis of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard).
To give the rural economy a leg-up, the Union Budget has set a 11 per cent higher agricultural credit target at Rs 10 lakh crore for banks in FY2018 as against Rs 9 lakh crore in the previous year and also announced two new funds – one for micro-irrigation and another for dairy development – under the aegis of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
Hoping to lay the foundation of a digital revolution in agriculture, the Centre allocated ₹10,000 crore to the BharatNet Project and the target of reaching nearly 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed internet. Digital Bharat “Access to internet will allow the farmers learn about the latest technologies available in the field of agriculture, which will improve farm productivity and income.
Reiterating its commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022, the Narendra Modi government continued to maintain its emphasis on the agriculture sector and announced a major hike in the Budget outlay.
In a major push to the rural, agriculture and allied sectors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hiked the allocation by 24 per cent to a record Rs 1,87,223 crore for 2017-18.
The Survey has pegged the growth in agriculture and allied sector for the current year at 4.1 per cent, up from 1.2 per cent in the previous year.
The release of the celebrated report ‘Poverty, Unemployment and Development Policy: A Case Study of Selected Issues with Special Reference to Kerala’ by the Centre for Development Studies in 1975 heralded a wider debate on the multifaceted dimensions of the “Kerala Model” of development.
After two consecutive years of weak monsoons, the near-normal monsoons in 2016 came as a big relief to agri businesses in India. Companies producing agri inputs — seeds, fertilisers and pesticides — did struggle to grow their revenues. However, low raw material and other costs helped them rake
Inaugurating the facility, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Sudarshan Bhagat said farmer-friendly technologies should be developed to attract people into fish farming. To solve the issues in the fisheries sector following the decline in the availability of fish from the sea, ...
Sowing of rabi crops so far has almost touched the normal sowing level for the entire season, which is calculated on the basis of the average of the previous five seasons, according to the latest data compiled by the Agriculture Ministry.
Fisheries and aquaculture should get the same benefits as that of agriculture. However, this is not happening despite the fact that the sector comes under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture. Ideally, there has to be a separate Ministry of Fisheries, he said. (This article was published on January 27, 2017) Post Comment. Related. TOPICS. agriculture | fishing industry | Get more of your favourite news delivered to your inbox.
Agriculture tech solutions provider RML AgTech has raised about $4 million (₹26 crore) in multiple tranches from venture capital firm IvyCap Ventures.