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Kharif crops: Farm groups petition agri price panel for remunerative ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 05:23
Kharif crops: Farm groups petition agri price panel for remunerative MSP Our Bureau · print · Tweet. DeMo blues: Farmers have demanded that CACP conduct a special study on how demonetisation has adversely impacted agriculture and want a special compensation component in Kharif 2017-18 Want change in methodology of cost computation. New Delhi, February 24: A number of ...
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Farm scientists urged to mitigate climate impact | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:29
In a bid to effectively tackle the growing threat of climate change to the country’s agriculture sector, Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand called upon farm scientists to come out with a region-specific impact assessments.
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Centre may review wheat import duty if required: Paswan | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 22:37
As per data released by the Agriculture Ministry, wheat production will be around 965 lakh tonnes. Sowing of wheat was up by 7 per cent, pulses increased by 11 per cent and sowing of oilseeds was higher by 6 per cent compared with last year.
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Nabard pegs credit potential at ₹179,160-cr for Karnataka

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 22:23
Nabard has projected a credit potential of ₹179,160 crore for the farm and non-farm activities under the priority sector for 2017-18 in Karnataka. The State Focus Paper (SFP) prepared by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) shows a growth of 23.82 per cent over previous
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Move to launch $100-million agri, food fund under way | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 21:55
A $100-million fund for investment in mid-sized, innovation-driven companies in the agriculture and food sectors will be launched here soon. Promoted by the Hyderabad-based Sathguru Managment Consultants (SMC), the fund, called Innovation in Food and Agriculture Fund (IFAF), will have four partners.
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In rural Gujarat, women farmers slowly take charge of their lives

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 21:28
According to official data, women make up more than a third of India's agriculture workforce, yet only about 13 per cent of farmland is owned by women. United Nations studies have indicated closing the gender gap in agriculture could lift an estimated 100 to 150 million people from 800 million globally out of the clutches of hunger.
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Maharashtra integrating agricultural data | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 05:29
Maharashtra integrating agricultural data Press Trust of India · print · Tweet. Mumbai, February ... Agriculture is still one of the largest job-creating vocations and it is labour-intensive as well. “Comprehensive data on agricultural sector is necessary and its proper integration would be more helpful,” he said. For instance, if the number of marginal farmers is growing in the state, ...
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Real or nominal? Which farm income will Modi double in 5 years ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:27
In the round table conducted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture last year, the expert recommendations for increasing farmer income revolved around five themes: improving farm productivity, provision of better water and management of other inputs, an integrated farming system, better price realisation and some special measures including promotion of scientific agriculture.
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