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After the Bhuj earthquake, agriculture became the primary tool to help people rebuild their lives. Farmers in this region are progressive, and apart from the help got from the government, they scouted for techniques to improve their agriculture,” says Hanudha Gadhavi, Kutch field officer of the Gujarat Green Revolution Company (GGRC). Drip by drip.
The government is considering imposing import duty on wheat in order to protect farmers amid projections of a record output this year, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K. Pattanayak said today.
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He said that WRMS is primarily engaged in providing agriculture risk management solutions, including weather information and forecast services, agriculture decision-support system services, precision farming services and crop insurance products for farmers. Its objective is to provide security against climate change using data, technology and innovation.
The company is a member of the NITI Aayog panel on the use of drones for agriculture. Singh said that the business of agriculture surveys based on drones has been growing significantly and has been instrumental in detecting insurance frauds and ascertaining flood insurance risk, crops loss and acreage. In one State, the crop declaration by farmers was incorrect and the issue is under investigation, he said.
Additional budgetary support needs to be given to the Agriculture Ministry to meet its requirements under the interest subvention scheme, as there is likely to be a shortfall of up to ₹26,000 crore due to the huge backlog of dues, the Standing Committee on Agriculture has said in its report.
The Budget was expected to provide agriculture with a shot of intravenous adrenaline. What we got, instead, was familiar lines. The finance minister’s offer consisted in the main of agricultural credit, crop insurance and electronic trading platforms.
Germany has a lot to offer to India in terms of technology in agriculture and also skill creation, but ``proper and predictable’’ policy interventions are required for transferring technology.
Therefore, climate intelligence must form a more integral part of agriculture policy and extension services. Finally, there must be a concerted shift towards integrated, sustainable farming, with agro-forestry practices. Farmers need credit and support to manage this transition. (This article was published on February 27, 2017) Post Comment. Related. NEWS.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Now it is being shared with the state agriculture department. “Such integration of data is essential for the state for various types of works,” Maharashtra Settlement Commissioner Sambhaji Kadu Patil said. Meanwhile, as the micro-level crop pattern and land ownership data is available with the settlement commissionerate, state Agriculture department has decided to access it for carrying out agricultural Census.
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.
The Finance Minister has offered a fine blueprint of several small steps to further accelerate India’s economic growth, while sticking to the government’s commitment of waging a war against black money. The Budget has a pro-poor thrust and a clear focus on key sectors such as infrastructure
To give the rural economy a leg-up, the Union Budget has set 11 per cent higher agricultural credit target at ₹10 lakh crore for banks in FY2018 as against ₹9 lakh crore in the previous year and also announced two new funds – one for micro-irrigation and another for dairy development – under the aegis of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard).