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Maharashtra farmers launch agitation | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:27
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'Merger of Tea Board with other commodity boards would help lift ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:27
The Agriculture Ministry is doing good for crops such as sugar cane, paddy and wheat. Maybe it will ensure that tea growers get fertilizers at the farm rate and not at the industrial rate,” he said. With talks of merger and reorganisation doing rounds, it would be a “grave mistake” to look at Tea Board as a “saviour” of the industry in future, he said.
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Farmers’ development scheme gets a three-year extension

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:27
In a bid to incentivise States to increase allocations for agriculture and allied sectors the, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) for three years — 2017-18 to 2019-20 —renaming it as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
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Horticulture woes | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 08:13
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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Plastic bottles upcycled for urban farming purposes

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 06:01
In Yaoundé, a youth-oriented urban agriculture project is sprouting out of used plastic bottles
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Karnataka woos agri start-ups | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 22:11
Karntaka has asked agriculture start-ups across the country to look at the State that
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Rabi MSP hike not enoughto cover costs, say farmers

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 05:29
“The Government has substantially increased MSP for rabi agricultural crops,” announced Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Twitter. For gram or chana, the main rabi pulses crop, the hike in MSP was ₹400 per quintal at ₹4,400 or 10 per cent per cent over previous year. Similarly, for safflower the MSP increase is ₹400 at ₹4,100 per quintal or 10.8 per cent over last year.
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Kharif crops in good condition; not hit by rains: Pattanayak

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 13:30
The harvest-ready kharif crops of this year are in good condition and have not been affected by recent heavy rains in some parts of the country, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said today. The minor losses due to rains in the isolated pockets was factored in during the first projection
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The viability crisis in Indian agriculture | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 05:23
The dilution of government intervention in the form of minimum support prices, procurement and public distribution is undermining agricultural production in the country
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agro bing hindubusinessline - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 19:09
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Niti Aayog working with states for agri market reforms

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 19:18
Even integration of mandis with the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) is picking up. The Niti Aayog has also proposed scrapping of the Essential Commodities Act that is destabilising prices rather than keeping them stable, he added. “These are the first set of reforms which we are working with states to adopt as the world is moving ahead fast.
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Farm growth may slip to over 3% in FY'18

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:19
The country’s agriculture and allied growth is likely to be over 3 per cent in the ong
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Soil Health Card Scheme ‘progressing well’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 05:29
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A four-point agenda for farm revival | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 02/10/2017 - 05:27
To make agriculture a viable business, the Government must focus on enablers rather than handouts. Here’s a roadmap
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Karnataka farm price panel wants areca board set up | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 05:24
The Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission has stressed on the need for the establishm
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‘Agri-profit can increase via planning, diversification’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 05:28
Farmers should diversify, go in for crop planning and shift to newer and better produce to maximise profit in agriculture, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General (DG) Trilochan Mohapatra has said.
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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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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.
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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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