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India becomes biggest consumer of Ukraine agriculture exports ...

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 05:24
India was the biggest market for Ukrainian agriculture products in the first 10 month of 2017, importing 11.3 per cent of exports in cash terms, Ukraine's Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. Ukrainian agriculture exports were worth $14.7 billion in the 10 months to October, about 23 per cent more
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The MSP mirage hits Maharashtra's soya farmers

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 05:25
Astride soyabean sacks, 33-year-old market intermediary Parmeshwar Suryavanshi is literally at the top of his game.. Suryavanshi belongs to the set of middlemen, locally called Adityas, at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC)-controlled marketyard at Latur in Maharashtra. Below MSP prices
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A triple blow for Kerala’s farmers | Business Line

Fri, 24/11/2017 - 05:28
It put on hold until June 30 that year all revenue recovery proceedings on agriculture and education loans drawn from cooperative banks. Drought-hit districts Public sector and scheduled banks were directed to stop attachment proceedings for loans up to ₹5 lakh. The next big announcement came from the present government in October last year (2016), just ahead of demonetisation.
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Women farmers need policy attention | Business Line

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 05:25
Women have made significant contributions to agriculture in India. The current situation of rural transformation has brought to light women’s roles in agriculture.
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Without viable options, Haryana farmers set fields on fire defying NGT ...

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 05:25
A district agriculture official confirmed that Fatehabad was among Haryana’s districts with highest instances of crop-residue burning, and many farmers who had violated the NGT directives had been penalised. “We have sent notices to over 1,100 farmers who had resorted to stubble burning this season, asking them to pay a penalty that totalled to ₹33.5 lakh.
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Phoenix Group to set up ₹325-cr rice mill in Andhra Pradesh

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 19:31
The Dubai headquartered Phoenix Group, a global agricultural and food company, plans to set up a rice mill with an investment of $50 million (₹325 crore) to process 250,000 of non-basmati rice per annum at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. The $2-billion agriculture-focussed company has also sounded out
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Why the eNAM platform hasn’t taken off despite all the fanfare

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 20:53
eNAM, which was envisioned as a unified national electronics agriculture market, faces multiple hurdles. To implement it, each State has to first amend its APMC Act to make a provision for electronic auction as a mode of price discovery, allow a single licence across the State and have market fees levied at a single point. Currently, only 13 States have enacted the necessary amendments.
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Panel of economists urges PM to consider commercialisation of GM ...

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 20:46
The proponents of genetically modified technology in agriculture have got support from
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Bill Gates calls for higher productivity, technology integration in ...

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 17:18
Bill Gates calls for higher productivity, technology integration in agriculture KV Kurmanath · print · Tweet. CV Subrahmanyam Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu presents a ‘Bobbili Veena’ memento to Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the valedictory of AP AgTech Summit 2017 in Visakhapatnam on Friday Lays stress on quality seeds and improved livestock breeds. ...
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Cut post-harvest losses, boost agri exports: Union Minister Shekhawat ...

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 18:38
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
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Caught in a price trap | Business Line

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 23:11
Better co-ordination between various ministries such as Agriculture, Food, Commerce and Finance is required to assess the demand-supply scenario on regular basis, Kammaradi says stressing upon the need for strengthening the market intelligence mechanisms. Besides, there is a need for effective crop planning, at least in case of sensitive commodities such as onion, pulses and sugar.
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Make farming sustainable, double farmer's income: V-P

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 15:33
Agriculture is the bedrock on which the Indian economy is built and, therefore, should
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Farm tariffs should not be tinkered with | Business Line

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 05:25
There is inertia within the Government to act, and every ministry concerned — agriculture, food and consumer affairs, finance, to name a few — is keen to find an easier way out of the mess. Clearly, the Government’s response to the developments in the pulses sector in the last one year has failed. The approach needs a thorough review. We have to look at the sector holistically covering production, ...
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India faces ‘food security’ hurdle in WTO | Business Line

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 23:12
India faces ‘food security’ hurdle in WTO Amiti Sen · print · Tweet. Holding firm : India and the G-33 group of nations are vehemently opposing the developed countries’ move to dilute the food security provision as this would hit the livelihood of farmers Members ... including disciplining fisheries subsidies and agriculture subsidies and a permanent solution on public stockholding.
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Bill Gates to attend agri meet | Business Line

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 18:48
Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh is also scheduled to participate. It is widely anticipated that Bill Gates may make an announcement of the participation of the foundation in some major project related to agriculture in the State. (This article was published on November 14, 2017) Related. TOPICS. India | Andhra Pradesh | economy, business and finance | agriculture | events | Get more of your favourite news delivered to your inbox.
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Insurance in fisheries sector under-utilised: CMFRI

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 16:39
Throwing light into the alarming situation prevailing in the country’s fisheries sector, a study by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has revealed that insurance in this sector is under-utilised compared to other sub-sectors of agriculture. Fisheries sector has received little
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Quality woes ground turmeric | Business Line

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 05:26
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Insurance coverage under-utilised in fisheries sector: CMFRI study ...

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 05:27
Shedding light on the alarming situation prevailing in the country’s fisheries sector, a study by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) reveals that insurance remains under-utilised in fisheries compared to other agriculture sub-sectors. The fisheries sector has received little
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Bill Gates to attend agri convention in Visakhapatnam

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 18:53
The Andhra Pradesh government, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is organising a major three-day agricultural hackathon here from November 15, to be inaugurated by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, according to B Rajasekhar, the Principal Secretary (Agriculture). He
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The farm world still a land of cash | Business Line

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:27
Scars on agriculture supply chain remain a pain point for commodity prices
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