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Impact on organic farming will be negative: survey | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 29/06/2017 - 05:25
The implementation of the goods and service tax (GST) may have an adverse impact on organic produce, according to exporters and industry views cited in an online survey by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA).
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Agri-economist Mahendra Dev appointed Vice-Chairman of IFPRI board ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 05:26
He was Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agriculture, and also Director of the Hyderabad-based Centre for Economic & Social Studies. Among the notable Indians who have held board positions in the IFPRI are S.R. Sen, V.S. Vyas, I.G. Patel, Dharam Kumar, Amrita Patel and Nachiket More. (This article was published on June 28, 2017) Post Comment. Related. TOPICS. people | accomplishment |
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Loan waiver alone not the panacea for Maharashtra farmers’ woes ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 05:27
“This input intensive agriculture is a big trap and the corporatisation of agriculture will lead to further crisis,” explained Desarda. LEISA model. The new solution, according to Desarda, should be Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) model. The way to overcome the agrarian crisis is organic farming based on natural organisms such as earthworms and microbial flora, he said.
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Making cities food-smart and secure | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:25
Urban agriculture can get around some of the challenges ever-burgeoning cities will face in the near future
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Kharif sowing acreage up 10% | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:25
Notwithstanding a sluggish monsoon and farmer unrest in different parts of the country, agriculture is picking up momentum, with all crops other than pulses showing an upswing in the sowing area.
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Hapless farmers and clueless policies | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 05:26
In our country, agriculture enjoys little subsidy and often, suffers negative subsidy in the form of various restrictions. The status of farmers differs across the country. For instance, in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra, inadequate rains, and lower prices have weakened farmers’capacity to repay loans. The same cannot be said to be the case in Madhya Pradesh where agriculture is a success story of recent years.
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Telangana names insurance firms for agri insurance

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 05:22
National Insurance Company, Chola MS, Agriculture Insurance Company and United India have been selected to implement crop insurance and other insurance covers offered for farm households in Telangana.
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What right does Jaitley have to deny loan waivers to farmers: BKS ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 05:22
The progress should be based on the development of agriculture and infrastructure for agriculture. If that happens, this country will prosper. (This article was published on June 19, 2017) Post Comment. Related. NEWS. Centre okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers’ protest All you wanted to know about farm loan waivers Maharashtra farmers stir still on, outfits say demands not met .
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A fundamental distortion in farm policy | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 05:24
Looking at the way the agrarian crisis has built up in different pockets, it does appear that the overall approach to agriculture is marked by reactive, rather than clear-sighted, proactive thinking.
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Cashew farmers urged to follow right tech, scientific recommendations ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 05:24
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Centre okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers’ protest ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 07/06/2017 - 22:40
Agrees with prices recommended by Agriculture Ministry ... Centre okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers’ protest Press Trust of India
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Maharashtra farmers’ strike sends vegetable, milk prices soaring ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 05:28
KKM wants farm loans of ₹1.34 lakh crore waived and free power for agriculture pumps. The leader of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) and MP, Raju Shetti, is an ally of the NDA, but has taken an anti-government stance. Shetti told BusinessLine that the strike was spreading across Maharashtra as more farmers are joining the protests.
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As chilli prices continue to fall, farmers ask for MSP of ₹75 a kg ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 05:28
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he said the association submitted memoranda to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Telangana Agriculture Minister P Srinivasa Reddy and his AP counterpart S Chandramohan Reddy. The federation demanded a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of ₹75 a kilogram and creation of cold storage facilities to help farmers store the produce for a better price.
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Maharashtra farmers go on strike | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 01/06/2017 - 17:04
“We will continue to strike until our demands of loan waiver and remunerative prices for agriculture produce are met. Instead of sending vegetables and milk to the cities, we will dispose of them in our villages,” Jadhav said. On Thursday morning, farmers in the state blocked vehicles ferrying vegetables and milk to cities and dumped their loads of produce on to the road in many places.
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Centre makes upward revision in 2016-17 horticulture output

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 30/05/2017 - 05:25
Releasing the second estimate for the 2016-17 crop year, the Agriculture Ministry pegged the overall production of horticulture crops at 295.16 mt, up from the initial estimate of 287.32 mt for the same period. In the 2015-16 crop year, the country is estimated to have harvested 286.16 mt of such crops. Among the horticulture crops, ...
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Time we taught farming in schools | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 29/05/2017 - 22:51
The crisis in agriculture can be mitigated if it is seen as a career option. This will translate into improved farming practices
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Modi govt schemes push agri-growth to 4.1%: Amit Shah

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 20:46
India’s agriculture sector grew at the highest rate in three years of 4.1 per cent in 2016-17 as the Modi government launched several schemes to boost production and ensure better returns to farmers, BJP President Amit Shah said today.
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PM’s crop insurance scheme has only helped insurer: Congress | Business ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 05:29
The Opposition on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government for alleged failures in the agriculture sector, singling out the crop insurance scheme — the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) — as one that had only created windfall gains for the insurer, and was of little help to the farmer.
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Is the Centre serious about agriculture? | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 22:06
There are just 4-5 days for the 2017 southwest monsoon to set over the Kerala coast, but the government does not appear to be in any hurry or serious about its traditional obligation towards the farm sector at this time of the year. The Agriculture Ministry’s apathy means the agri market faces
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Plugging the power deficit | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 23/05/2017 - 01:58
The Telangana movement for a separate state was fought on three issues — water, power and employment. While the K Chandrasekhara Rao Government has surprised many by catching up on the power sector, its performance on the agriculture sector remains anything but impressive.
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