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We want to position millets as alternative to oats and quinoa ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 07/04/2017 - 21:58
KRISHNA BYRE GOWDA, Karnataka Agriculture Minister Karnataka, the first State to formulate an organic farming policy way back in 2004, has stepped up measures to spread the concept among farmers in recent years. Also, it has been working on rebuilding farmers’ interest in millets through incentives such as guaranteed buy-back and a bonus over the minimum support price.
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Bring more crops under insurance cover, Centre tells State govts ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 21:27
The Union Agriculture Ministry has written to the States, prodding them to extend insurance cover offered under the Prime Minister’s Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to a larger number of crops this year.
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Bring more crops under insurance cover, Centre tells State govts ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 21:27
The Union Agriculture Ministry has written to the States, prodding them to extend insurance cover offered under the Prime Minister’s Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to a larger number of crops this year.
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Drought in Telangana: Hopes dry up as rabi paddy crop withers ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 05:28
This phenomenon was acknowledged by Telangana Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy. “About 90 per cent of farmers went for paddy,” he told a recent review meeting. Those who grew the crop in areas with assured water sources, particularly in the recently rejuvenated tanks, are better off. Others are now ruing that they should have gone for the traditional rabi crops that could have faced the situation better.
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Fumigation at ports: Centre extends permission for agri imports till ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 22:00
The Agriculture Ministry will now work with exporting countries to zero in on alternative pest control measure that will not harm the environment and work effectively. (This article was published on March 30, 2017) Post Comment. Related. TOPICS. economy, business and finance | agriculture | Get more of your favourite news delivered to your inbox. SEND MY NEWS. Please enter your email. Thank You. Newsletter has been successfully subscribed.
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Farmers wilt under fodder, water crisis in Karnataka | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 27/03/2017 - 23:08
70% chance of El Nino effect on South-West monsoon : WRMS ‘Globally, acreage under GM crops at a new high of 185.1 m hectares’ Agriculture Ministry proposes hike in tur dal import duty to 20%
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It boils down to creating jobs | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 26/03/2017 - 05:23
Development is finally about enabling sustainable livelihoods. Rather than manufacturing or services, agriculture holds the key
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Arid land yields a bounty of succulent fruits | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 05:25
After the Bhuj earthquake, agriculture became the primary tool to help people rebuild their lives. Farmers in this region are progressive, and apart from the help got from the government, they scouted for techniques to improve their agriculture,” says Hanudha Gadhavi, Kutch field officer of the Gujarat Green Revolution Company (GGRC). Drip by drip.
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Govt considering imposing import duty on wheat: Agriculture Secy ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:39
The government is considering imposing import duty on wheat in order to protect farmers amid projections of a record output this year, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K. Pattanayak said today.
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Crop cover: WRMS to reach out to 30 lakh farmers

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 05:29
He said that WRMS is primarily engaged in providing agriculture risk management solutions, including weather information and forecast services, agriculture decision-support system services, precision farming services and crop insurance products for farmers. Its objective is to provide security against climate change using data, technology and innovation.
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Insurers deploy drones to check claims by farmers | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 14/03/2017 - 22:27
Insurers deploy drones to check claims by farmers Rahul Wadke · print · Tweet. With fraudulent claims on the rise, drones give a clearer picture of ground reality. Mumbai, March ... Skymet has 15 fixed-wing drones and has been providing agriculture survey services to insurance companies and the governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
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Agri Ministry needs more funds for interest subvention: Parliament ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 23:12
Additional budgetary support needs to be given to the Agriculture Ministry to meet its requirements under the interest subvention scheme, as there is likely to be a shortfall of up to ₹26,000 crore due to the huge backlog of dues, the Standing Committee on Agriculture has said in its report.
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India temporarily suspends import of agri-commodities from Vietnam ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 23:25
In a letter issued this week by the Agriculture Ministry to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Indian government said that "in view of the repeated interception of quarantine pests, the NPPO India is constrained to suspend the entry" of the commodities. NPPO, Vietnam has been requested not to issue phyto-sanitary certificates for these six commodities for export to India.
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If we want agriculture to survive | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 21:30
The Budget was expected to provide agriculture with a shot of intravenous adrenaline. What we got, instead, was familiar lines. The finance minister’s offer consisted in the main of agricultural credit, crop insurance and electronic trading platforms.
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Germany wants greater collaboration with India in farm technology ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 05:25
Germany has a lot to offer to India in terms of technology in agriculture and also skill creation, but ``proper and predictable’’ policy interventions are required for transferring technology.
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For climate-smart farming | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:37
Therefore, climate intelligence must form a more integral part of agriculture policy and extension services. Finally, there must be a concerted shift towards integrated, sustainable farming, with agro-forestry practices. Farmers need credit and support to manage this transition. (This article was published on February 27, 2017) Post Comment. Related. NEWS.
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Kharif crops: Farm groups petition agri price panel for remunerative ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 05:23
Kharif crops: Farm groups petition agri price panel for remunerative MSP Our Bureau · print · Tweet. DeMo blues: Farmers have demanded that CACP conduct a special study on how demonetisation has adversely impacted agriculture and want a special compensation component in Kharif 2017-18 Want change in methodology of cost computation. New Delhi, February 24: A number of ...
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Farm scientists urged to mitigate climate impact | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:29
In a bid to effectively tackle the growing threat of climate change to the country’s agriculture sector, Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand called upon farm scientists to come out with a region-specific impact assessments.
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Centre may review wheat import duty if required: Paswan | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 22:37
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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Nabard pegs credit potential at ₹179,160-cr for Karnataka

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 22:23
Nabard has projected a credit potential of ₹179,160 crore for the farm and non-farm activities under the priority sector for 2017-18 in Karnataka. The State Focus Paper (SFP) prepared by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) shows a growth of 23.82 per cent over previous
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