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Crop cover: WRMS to reach out to 30 lakh farmers

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 05:29
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.
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Insurers deploy drones to check claims by farmers | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 14/03/2017 - 22:27
Insurers deploy drones to check claims by farmers Rahul Wadke · print · Tweet. With fraudulent claims on the rise, drones give a clearer picture of ground reality. Mumbai, March ... Skymet has 15 fixed-wing drones and has been providing agriculture survey services to insurance companies and the governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
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Agri Ministry needs more funds for interest subvention: Parliament ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 23:12
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.
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India temporarily suspends import of agri-commodities from Vietnam ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 23:25
In a letter issued this week by the Agriculture Ministry to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Indian government said that "in view of the repeated interception of quarantine pests, the NPPO India is constrained to suspend the entry" of the commodities. NPPO, Vietnam has been requested not to issue phyto-sanitary certificates for these six commodities for export to India.
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If we want agriculture to survive | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 21:30
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.
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Germany wants greater collaboration with India in farm technology ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 05:25
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.
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For climate-smart farming | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:37
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.
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Kharif crops: Farm groups petition agri price panel for remunerative ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 22:05
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 - 19:26
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.
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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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'A clear focus on infrastructure and agriculture' | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 23:50
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
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Farm credit target raised to ₹10 lakh crore | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 22:38
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).
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Budget proposals for agri sector to increase area under irrigation ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:04
Budget proposals for agri sector to increase area under irrigation: Nabard chief Our Bureau · print · Tweet. Mumbai, Feb 2: To give the ... under the aegis of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Emphasising that for a good crop, adequate credit should be made available to farmers in time, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said “ ...
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Farm bodies unhappy despite higher outlay | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 23:58
Hoping to lay the foundation of a digital revolution in agriculture, the Centre allocated ₹10,000 crore to the BharatNet Project and the target of reaching nearly 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed internet. Digital Bharat “Access to internet will allow the farmers learn about the latest technologies available in the field of agriculture, which will improve farm productivity and income.
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Jaitley seeds the farm Modi ploughs | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 23:29
Reiterating its commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022, the Narendra Modi government continued to maintain its emphasis on the agriculture sector and announced a major hike in the Budget outlay.
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