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250 agri markets integrated with online platform surpassing target ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 06/10/2016 - 15:41
The Centre has integrated 250 regulated agricultural markets across 10 States to the online trading platform for agriculture produce, e-NAM, surpassing the target of 200 set for the period.
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Agri VCs call for modern farming techniquies, promoting start-ups ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 30/09/2016 - 10:12
With agriculture becoming unviable and youth shying away from the sector, Vice-Chancellors of various agriculture universities in the country have called for heavy deployment of investments, information technology and gadgets in order to make agriculture attractive for the youth.
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Agriculture Ministry to set up ‘Grams’ for conserving native cattle ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 22:05
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today laid the foundation stone of a ‘Gokul Gram’ for conservation and development of native cattle breeds.
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For a GM-driven agriculture revival | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 21:15
Agricultural growth has shown signs of stagnation of late. Some of the recent developments do not augur well for the sector and unless corrective measures are initiated, it could damage India’s long-term growth prospects. According to government figures, the growth rate in the production of
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India seeks BRICS help to meet shortfall in pulses, oilseeds

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 23/09/2016 - 16:32
India has sought the cooperation of fellow BRICS members — Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa — to help meet the country’s production shortfall in pulses and oilseeds. Agriculture Ministers from BRICS countries have agreed to promote production of pulses in their respective countries and
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India to host BRICS agriculture meet | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 21/09/2016 - 23:08
India will host a meeting of BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa — on agriculture and agrarian development this week focussing on areas such as food security, climate change and agriculture technology.
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Agriculture museum at IGKV to be inaugurated on Monday

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 11/09/2016 - 19:17
An agriculture museum will be inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) here tomorrow and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.
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Agriculture museum at IGKV to be inaugurated on Monday

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 11/09/2016 - 18:19
An agriculture museum will be inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) here tomorrow and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.
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Agriculture museum at IGKV to be inaugurated on Monday

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 11/09/2016 - 17:29
An agriculture museum will be inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) here tomorrow and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.
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Kharif sowing till date 4.2 per cent higher than last year | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 19:26
The total acreage till September 9 2016, as per figures released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday, is just a little short of the five year average of total kharif acreage of 1062.50 lakh hectares annually. The acreage under rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds continue to be higher than the sowing in the same period last year while cotton, sugarcane and jute are lagging.
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Maharashtra govt’s solar power to agri pumps riddled with technical ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 08/09/2016 - 18:59
Maharashtra government’s ambitious plan to provide 12 hours solar power to agriculture pump sets to farmers is riddled with technical difficulties ahead of its implementation.
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Three-day agri expo from Sept 8 | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 06/09/2016 - 19:30
The city is hosting a three-day Agritex 2016 beginning September 8. About 85 companies are going to showcase their products in agriculture and agri-business areas.
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Stress on agricultural loans may rise if rainfall remains uneven: SBH ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 02/09/2016 - 05:23
At the national level, agriculture non-performing assets are hovering around 5 per cent. “Our NPA position at State Bank of Hyderabad is better at 2 per cent, but we are still concerned,” he said. In general, banks will have to rely on retail, agriculture and MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise) lending as corporate credit offtake has not picked up yet.
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Farm equipment market moving into high gear on agri mechanisation ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 01/09/2016 - 21:37
Indian agriculture is a confusing paradox. On the one hand, it is the largest contributor to workforce and employment and, on the other, lags way behind competition on GDP contribution.
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Centre working to provide farm loans in timely manner: Minister

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 28/08/2016 - 19:26
The Centre is working to provide agriculture loans to farmers in a timely manner, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. NABARD is creating groups of farmers and agriculture producers to provide them cheap loans from banks and till March-end, 2,424 producer groups were set up, he said.
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ICRISAT, SAARC arm sign pact | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 05:26
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have signed an agreement here on Wednesday. SAARC’s Agriculture Centre (SAC) and ICRISAT would work on building a network to accelerate the use of
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Green shoots sighted in farm sector growth | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 22:41
After two rain-deficit years, bountiful showers this year have brightened the prospects of strong farm sector growth. This is likely to add a percentage point to the growth in GDP. “Agriculture growth will be at 6 per cent this year,” NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand told BusinessLine here
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