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Agri Ministry wants tax exemption for FPOs | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:16
The Agriculture Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry seeking income-tax exemption for farmer produce organisations (FPOs), particularly for those that are registered as farmer producer companies (FPO) under the Companies Act. “These FPOs were brought in to negotiate the problems that are
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Govt earmarks 30% of funds in agri schemes for women | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 05:23
At least 30 per cent of the fund allocated in the budget for agri schemes is being earmarked for women as part of efforts to bring them into mainstream agriculture, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. The ministry is trying to ensure that women become part of the mainstream agriculture and
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Crop damages lift soya | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 28/08/2017 - 05:25
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Kharif sowing continues to be subdued | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 05:29
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Seven point development plan urges farmers to utilise online trading to ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 05:23
The development plan urges farmers to utilise the e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) scheme launched by the Centre for trading their farmed crops with a better price. As many as 455 trading centres have been interlinked with this scheme to make this as a unified national market for agricultural commodities. To increase farmers’ income, ...
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Telangana CM chosen for agriculture leadership award

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 05:29
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017, according to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office. A Committee headed by agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan has recommended the CM’s name. The award will be presented on
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Sustainable farming, the only way out | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 21:22
Climate smart agriculture as well as proper management of soil and water need priority attention
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Crop insurance falls short of promise | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 05:24
With agriculture remaining a gamble on the monsoons, there is all the more reason to focus on climate-resilient farming and its implementational aspects. Farmers pay a higher price for climate change than what anyone else probably would. Crop insurance’s response . The Government believes that the issues of farmers are addressed by one of the pet projects of the prime minister on weather linked crop insurance, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
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Agri farmers have to link Aadhaar with bank a/c for crop loans in 2017 ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 21:53
Agri farmers have to link Aadhaar with bank a/c for crop loans in 2017-18 Our Bureau ·
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Agriculture: On the cusp of self-sufficiency | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 15/08/2017 - 07:28
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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Develop environment friendly farming practices: Delhi HC | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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 ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 10/08/2017 - 21:46
It’s been a good year so far, but whether that lifts agriculture is the question
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Water-smart practices needed to boost agriculture: WBCSD | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 09/08/2017 - 22:59
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

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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

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

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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 ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - 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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