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The perennial paradox of Kerala’s agriculture | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 23:02
The release of the celebrated report ‘Poverty, Unemployment and Development Policy: A Case Study of Selected Issues with Special Reference to Kerala’ by the Centre for Development Studies in 1975 heralded a wider debate on the multifaceted dimensions of the “Kerala Model” of development.
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Agriculture input makers make hay | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 05:24
After two consecutive years of weak monsoons, the near-normal monsoons in 2016 came as a big relief to agri businesses in India. Companies producing agri inputs — seeds, fertilisers and pesticides — did struggle to grow their revenues. However, low raw material and other costs helped them rake
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Fisheries institute sets up RAS tank to boost seed production of marine ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 29/01/2017 - 16:24
Inaugurating the facility, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Sudarshan Bhagat said farmer-friendly technologies should be developed to attract people into fish farming. To solve the issues in the fisheries sector following the decline in the availability of fish from the sea, ...
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Rise in wheat, pulses sowing lifts overall acreage in rabi season ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 21:05
Sowing of rabi crops so far has almost touched the normal sowing level for the entire season, which is calculated on the basis of the average of the previous five seasons, according to the latest data compiled by the Agriculture Ministry.
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Seafood sector urges govt to free fresh, brackish water for aquaculture ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 27/01/2017 - 16:26
Fisheries and aquaculture should get the same benefits as that of agriculture. However, this is not happening despite the fact that the sector comes under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture. Ideally, there has to be a separate Ministry of Fisheries, he said. (This article was published on January 27, 2017) Post Comment. Related. TOPICS. agriculture | fishing industry | Get more of your favourite news delivered to your inbox.
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Agri-tech firm RML raises $4 m from IvyCap Ventures

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:51
Agriculture tech solutions provider RML AgTech has raised about $4 million (₹26 crore) in multiple tranches from venture capital firm IvyCap Ventures.
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RML AgTech raises $4 mn from IvyCap Ventures | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 25/01/2017 - 15:52
Agriculture tech solutions provider RML AgTech has raised about $4 million (Rs 26 crore) in multiple tranches from venture capital firm IvyCap Ventures.
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Nabard allowed to raise ₹20,000 cr for crop loans | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 24/01/2017 - 23:03
Hoping to give a boost to the agriculture sector after its decision to demonetise high-value currency, the government on Tuesday allowed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development to raise ₹20,000 crore for short-term crop loans to farmers at lower rates.
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Nabard pegs credit plan for Telangana at Rs 65,591 cr | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 20/01/2017 - 05:28
Nabard has pegged the Credit Plan for Telangana for the financial year 2017-18 at Rs 65,591 crore. This is 17 per cent more than the Credit Plan for the current financial year. The guidance by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development acts as a basis for the SLBC (state level bankers
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World Bank to fund reclamation of saline lands in Maharashtra

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 22:30
The project, a part of the larger umbrella project called Climate Resistant Agriculture, will receive ₹4,000 crore joint funding from the World Bank and Maharashtra government
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Sustainable agri value chains: Lessons for the private sector ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 16/01/2017 - 05:26
Water usage Agriculture accounts for 80-90 per cent of India’s water consumption, followed by industry and domestic usage
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PM Fasal Bima Yojana not reaching farmers who really need it

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 15/01/2017 - 23:42
Doubtful claim However the Agriculture Ministry, in a press release on December 7, claimed that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana had made impressive progress and there was a six-fold increase in coverage of non-loanee farmers (from 14.88 lakh in 2015 to over 100 lakh in 2016). Why this anomaly?
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How is the crop insurance scheme faring? | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 15/01/2017 - 23:42
The old schemes of the government — the National Agriculture Insurance scheme (NAIS) introduced in 1999, the Modified NAIS (mNAIS) introduced in Rabi 2010-11 — have not succeeded. As per official data, in 2015, only a fifth of the country’s farm land was under crop insurance. The limited risk coverage under these policies was a dampener, say experts.
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With sown area rising, bumper wheat crop expected this year | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 13/01/2017 - 23:02
As per the latest data released by the Agriculture Ministry, wheat acreage stands at 309.60 lakh hectares, a 7.1 per cent increase over the corresponding year-ago period. “We have exceeded last year’s acreage by over one million hectares and are progressing towards an all-time high. The prevailing low temperatures are favourable for the crop’s growth.
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Big Data for the next green revolution | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 13/01/2017 - 21:07
From precision agriculture to real-time price updates, advanced data analytics can help farmers usher in a new era in farming
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Nurture farm sector for inclusive growth | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 13/01/2017 - 05:22
The agriculture sector is the base of the economy. Every effort should be made to strengthen this sector and enable it to emerge as the springboard for inclusive growth. The writer is the director general of CII (This article was published on January 13, 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.
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Farm distress: Telangana’s food output drops as paddy area shrinks ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:17
While agriculture and its allied sectors had shown a decline of 1.1 per cent, the standalone agriculture sector declined by 13.3 per cent during the year. Farmers had to cut down on the paddy area due to non-availability of water. The paddy area fell by 3.69 lakh ha to 10.46 lakh ha. The area under maize too saw a decline to 5.73 lakh ha from the average 7 lakh ha.
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