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‘R&D investments into seed sector under threat’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 05:25
What are the current challenges the agriculture sector is facing? The profitability of farmers is not increasing and selling prices are not encouraging. Farmers have not been getting good advice. When prices of pulses were going up, they went for pulses. But due to imports and high production, prices crashed.
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NCDEX in pact with ICICI, SBI for repository services

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 06:45
NCDEX, the country’s largest agriculture commodity futures exchange, has joined hands
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Horticulture woes | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 05:27
When raids on top onion traders in the Nashik-Lasalgaon belt in Maharashtra last week brought down wholesale prices by about 30 per cent from ₹1,400 a quintal to ₹900 a quintal, it only served as a larger reminder that vested interests in agriculture marketing were as firmly entrenched as ever
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Agri Business, Agriculture, Farming, Agri Commodities, Weather, Monsoon ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 18/09/2017 - 22:04
Latest news on agri business, agriculture, farming, agri commodities, monsoon, agri technology, agri research, agri companies, cultivation, rice, wheat, sugar, coffee, pulses, vegetable prices.
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Demand for farm-loan waivers spreads | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 07:03
The State has total agriculture advances worth ₹81,228 crore (as on December 2016), of which ₹56,047 crore is as crop loan. Total gross NPA for the agriculture sector stood at₹6,336 crore or 7.8 per cent of total farm advances. Farmers in Madhya Pradesh, the heartland of soybean, said growers in the State have witnessed massive losses in recent years, with soybean prices plunging by almost half, from ₹3,800-4,000 per 100 kg in April 2013 to around ₹2,600.
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Sowing of kharif crops down by 8-lakh hectares | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 05:25
The area covered by kharif crops has come down by nearly 8-lakh hectares (ha) to 1049.42-lakh ha compared to the previous year, according to the sowing data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday. Among the crops that witnessed subdued sowing till this week were arhar, soybean and groundnut
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Paddy cultivation area down | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 22:02
The area under paddy cultivation is down by half-a-million hectares, compared to the previous kharif season, according to data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.
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After Sikkim, organic farming to get a push in other Hill States

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 05:28
As a part of the government’s push, States adjoining the Himalayan range will be encouraged to go completely organic Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, informed that the government is increasingly focusing on organic farming to boost production of
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Policy for agricultural exports soon: Suresh Prabhu

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:34
The Commerce and Industry Ministry will soon bring in a policy framework for facilitating access to global markets for the Indian agriculture produce, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. Prabhu, who took charge as Commerce and Industry Minister yesterday, said that his ministry will work on
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Policies that will help farmers strike it rich | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 05:23
Collective farming and bargaining: The bane of Indian agriculture has been our fragmented land holdings. As the per capita land holding is low, it is very difficult to secure benefits of mechanisation – as well as aggregation. The mandi system of India, in spite of its pitfalls, has done a tremendous job of aggregating and consolidating farm produce.
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New faces in the Agriculture Ministry | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 03/09/2017 - 17:57
The Narendra Modi government today inducted a technology-savvy farmer Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as a new junior agriculture minister and moved Krishna Raj to this important ministry, apparently aiming at strengthening the farm sector. Shekhawat and Raj will replace SS Ahluwalia and Sudharshan Bhagat
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Inter-ministerial talks to firm up strategy for WTO meet

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 01/09/2017 - 05:28
Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, DEA, IT give inputs to the negotiating team
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Export push will help realise goal of doubling farm income | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 22:11
The government should increase agricultural exports to achieve the stated objective of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, according to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Environment and Agriculture and Tata Strategic Management Group. Globally, India ranks second in agricultural production
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Agri Ministry wants tax exemption for FPOs | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:16
The Agriculture Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry seeking income-tax exemption for farmer produce organisations (FPOs), particularly for those that are registered as farmer producer companies (FPO) under the Companies Act. “These FPOs were brought in to negotiate the problems that are
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Govt earmarks 30% of funds in agri schemes for women | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 05:23
At least 30 per cent of the fund allocated in the budget for agri schemes is being earmarked for women as part of efforts to bring them into mainstream agriculture, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. The ministry is trying to ensure that women become part of the mainstream agriculture and
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Crop damages lift soya | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 28/08/2017 - 05:25
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Kharif sowing continues to be subdued | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 05:29
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Seven point development plan urges farmers to utilise online trading to ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 05:23
The development plan urges farmers to utilise the e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) scheme launched by the Centre for trading their farmed crops with a better price. As many as 455 trading centres have been interlinked with this scheme to make this as a unified national market for agricultural commodities. To increase farmers’ income, ...
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Telangana CM chosen for agriculture leadership award

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 05:29
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017, according to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office. A Committee headed by agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan has recommended the CM’s name. The award will be presented on
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