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Agriculture: On the cusp of self-sufficiency | Business Line

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 05:28
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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Agri Business, Agriculture, Farming, Agri Commodities, Weather, Monsoon ...

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 07:09
Latest news on agri business, agriculture, farming, agri commodities, monsoon, agri technology, agri research, agri companies, cultivation, rice, wheat, sugar, coffee, pulses, vegetable prices.
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Develop environment friendly farming practices: Delhi HC | Business Line

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 05:29
Agriculture: On the cusp of self-sufficiency Addl Rs 6,399 bn investment needed to double farmers’ income: Govt report Vegetable oil imports surge 34 per cent in July Import talk halts onion price surge Wholesale onion price soars to Rs 25/kg at Lasalgaon No plans for duty-free sugar imports: Paswan . LATEST NEWS. Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville 11 min. ago
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India under pressure to ease protection of industry, agriculture at ...

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 05:29
India will be under a lot of pressure to raise its offer on eliminating tariffs on goods at the trade ministers’ meeting of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries in the Philippines next month, after senior officials of the 16-member grouping failed to reach a compromise on
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Dual use agrochemicals need to be handled carefully

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 05:24
An action plan to curb misuse of agrochemicals is a must as Indian farmers are either over using or misusing them said C Parthasarathi, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Telangana State. Though the Government comes out with several resolutions and Acts, its often found wanting in enforcing them, he
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Monsoon blues | Business Line

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 05:25
It’s been a good year so far, but whether that lifts agriculture is the question
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Thu, 10/08/2017 - 05:18
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Water-smart practices needed to boost agriculture: WBCSD

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 05:26
A kilo of rice that you consume today has often devoured at least 3,000 litres of water in the process of its growth from seed to a harvested crop. Staggering as that number is, it is how rice farming has been carried out for centuries. But with water availability coming down due to climate change
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Farm sector gets ₹354.77-cr FDI in April-May | Business Line

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:28
India’s farm sector received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth ₹354.77 crore during April-May this year, Parliament was informed today. The data in this regard was placed before the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Agriculture SS Ahluwalia. As per the data, the country had received total
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India set for record kharif crop harvest | Business Line

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 05:23
Foodgrain output in the ongoing 2017-18 kharif season is likely to surpass last year’s record of 138.04 million tonnes due to higher acreage and a good monsoon for the second straight year, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said today. So far, more than 80 per cent of the sowing of
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Rajasthan leads the way in kharif sowing | Business Line

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 05:25
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Gujarat farmers may turn to pulses, castor | Business Line

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 23:02
According to Gujarat Agriculture Minister Chimanbhai Shapariya, about 7,26,856 hectares of farmland has been affected due to floods in Gujarat. “Across Gujarat, 2,789 villages have been affected and we are waiting for water to recede to assess the exact damage to the kharif crop. The affected crops are cotton, groundnut, millet, fodder, sesame-seed, pulses, among others,” said Shapariya.
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Centre to call EoIs for agri, food processing clusters shortly ...

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 05:26
These are targeted at plugging gaps in the supply chain of perishable agriculture and horticulture produce. These were being set up under the ₹6,000-crore Kisan Sampada Yojana launched in May. Prasad, along with Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, presented a growth plan for the development of the sector here on Thursday.
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It’s time we got farmer-centric | Business Line

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 21:56
The Union Agriculture Minister’s recent statement that the country will reach self-sufficiency in pulses and oilseeds in the coming years may be well intentioned, but will have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Agri Minister blames UPA for farm distress | Business Line

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 05:29
The Centre put the blame on the erstwhile UPA government for allowing private players into the crop insurance sector, and said the steps taken by previous governments had worsened the agrarian crisis. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the suicides of farmers
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Panel of economists urges PM to consider commercialisation of GM ...

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 05:24
The proponents of genetically modified technology in agriculture have got support from unexpected quarters in India. A group of 33 economists have petitioned the Prime Minister to favourably consider the commercialisation of GM mustard. In an open letter, the group calling themselves concerned
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Telangana to offer 24x7 power to farm sector from rabi | Business Line

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 05:24
The Telangana Government has drawn up plans to offer 24x7 power supply to the farm sector from rabi season (February 2018) beginning with a pilot project that covers nearly a million agriculture consumers across three districts from kharif itself. Of the 22 lakh agricultural connections in the State
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Stress on making farming a viable proposition | Business Line

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:23
As part of Agri-Intex 2017, a seminar styled Uzhave Thalai was organised jointly by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, and Codissia here. It was resolved at the seminar to implement Organic Agriculture Policy in Tamil Nadu as exists in other states. The State and Central
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Karnataka agri markets see higher volumes despite drought hurting farm ...

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:23
The electronic trading platforms in the agriculture markets of Karnataka have caught the attention of chilli and paddy growers in neighbouring States such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who are seen increasingly bringing their produce to the markets here, seeking better prices. The trend, evident
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Time to focus on ‘more crop per drop’ | Business Line

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:23
Agriculture consumes 83 per cent of India’s water resources, leaving only 17 per cent for domestic and industrial use. According to the 2030 Water Resources group (WRG) report, by 2030, India will be able to meet only 50 per cent of its projected demand of 1,498 billion cubic meter (m3) of water. So, where does the solution lie? Paradoxically, India’s poor water efficiency record offers the greatest hope.
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