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‘Land reforms must to achieve economies of scale in agriculture ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 05:26
“Substantive reforms in land policy are required to achieve economies of scale in agriculture,” Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said. Addressing the 47th Founder’s Day of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) in Bengaluru, Naidu said: “Absentee land lords in many States have
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Finance Minister must focus on promoting investment, technology ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 05:27
The agriculture sector is an important engine of the economy and it needs continued policy and investment support as almost half of the labour force is still supported by it, and only strong growth can dent rural poverty. With good monsoons holding the key to output and productivity, risks in the
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GDP growth not justifiable unless benefits reach farmers: Jaitley ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 05:25
Ahead of the Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the agriculture sector is the top priority for the government because the country’s economic growth is not “justifiable and equitable” unless the benefits are “clear and evident” in the farm sector.
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Agriculture: On the cusp of self-sufficiency - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 03:11
Since Independence, India’s foodgrain production has registered an over a five-fold increase, to around 273 million tonnes in 2016-17. The country has largely attained self-sufficiency as it transformed itself from a status of ‘ship-to-mouth’ to an exporter over the past 70 years. Despite this
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Onion prices at Rs 50-60/kg in some markets, rates to ease soon, says ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 22:25
According to the Agriculture Ministry’s data, the country’s onion production is estimated to decline by 4.5 per cent to 21.4 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year due to lower acreage as against 22.4 million tonnes last year. Pattanayak said the prices of onion will get corrected with the increase in arrival of the crop in the coming days.
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Budget must focus on farm exports: Crop Care chief

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 05:23
The Crop Care Federation of India has urged the Centre to focus on increasing the country’s agriculture exports by facilitating and providing specific incentives rather than allocating funds to boost production. In the last four years, agriculture exports have fallen 18 per cent to $32 billion in
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What can the Budget do for agriculture? - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 09/01/2018 - 19:57
Agriculture has always occupied the headlines as it is a sensitive sector. When specific crops fail or the monsoon is unfavourable, there is a tendency for farmers to be under pressure and this leads to issues like fall in income, indebtedness, suicides and loan waivers. When the crop is excessive
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What can the Budget do for agriculture? - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 09/01/2018 - 19:57
Agriculture has always occupied the headlines as it is a sensitive sector. When specific crops fail or the monsoon is unfavourable, there is a tendency for farmers to be under pressure and this leads to issues like fall in income, indebtedness, suicides and loan waivers. When the crop is excessive
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Farmers not getting MSP, says Agriculture Minister

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 22:39
Farmers are not getting the mimimum support price (MSP) for their crops, and efforts are being made so that they get the right remuneration, Radha Mohan Singh, Agriculture Minister, said on Friday. During Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Singh said that from his experience he felt that farmers
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Farmers not getting MSP, says Agriculture Minister

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 05/01/2018 - 22:39
Farmers are not getting the mimimum support price (MSP) for their crops, and efforts are being made so that they get the right remuneration, Radha Mohan Singh, Agriculture Minister, said on Friday. During Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Singh said that from his experience he felt that farmers
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Agriculture market reforms are a must - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:51
More than ever before, the country’s agricultural marketing sector is garnering attention and is the subject of an intense intellectual discourse.
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Agriculture market reforms are a must | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:51
More than ever before, the country’s agricultural marketing sector is garnering attention and is the subject of an intense intellectual discourse.
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Agriculture market reforms are a must - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:51
More than ever before, the country’s agricultural marketing sector is garnering attention and is the subject of an intense intellectual discourse.
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Industry, farmers reject draft contract farming Act | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 28/12/2017 - 22:42
Different stakeholders, including industry and farmers, have given a cold shoulder, with some even openly rejecting the draft model contract farming Act, which the Union Agriculture Ministry has framed recently, and circulated for comments.
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Will 2018 yield a balanced farm policy, market reforms & rationalised ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 27/12/2017 - 22:00
Public investment in agriculture is on the decline. This needs to be corrected as public investment crowds in private investment. There is need for public sector investment in irrigation, roads and bridges to set the base for accelerated private sector capital formation in agriculture. Alongside, there is a need to create an enabling environment through a well-thought-out PPP framework along the entire value chain.
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Agri NBFCs upbeat on warehouse receipts - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 25/12/2017 - 22:31
Bank lending to priority sector including agriculture may have witnessed a de-growth in the last couple of years; but agricultural NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) are betting big on warehouse
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Agri NBFCs upbeat on warehouse receipts - Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 25/12/2017 - 22:31
Bank lending to priority sector including agriculture may have witnessed a de-growth in the last couple of years; but agricultural NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) are betting big on warehouse
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Nabard estimates ₹11,921 crore credit potential for Dakshina Kannada ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 20/12/2017 - 05:26
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has estimated a credit potential of ₹11,921.85 crore for Dakshina Kannada district for 2018-19.
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Farm researchers urged to make use of ICAR’s digital resources ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 15/12/2017 - 05:25
A training-cum-awareness workshop on Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) c
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India on the verge of a looming soil crisis, say experts | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 23:17
The declining response ratios due to excess spraying of fertilisers, which leads to wasteful expenditure on fertiliser subsidy, only leads to loss of key national resources Hyderabad, December 10: India is on the verge of a looming soil crisis which can potentially impact its agriculture in the near
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