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Why the eNAM platform hasn't taken off despite all the fanfare

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 18/07/2017 - 05:24
The eNAM portal, launched by the Centre in April 2016, has 45.4 lakh farmers and 417 mandis across the country registered with it. This number is disappointing, given that there are more than 13 crore farmers in India. eNAM, which was envisioned as a unified national electronics agriculture market
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GST is no game changer for farmers, yet | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 13/07/2017 - 21:36
GST is no game changer for farmers, yet. Sathya Raghu. V Mokkapati · print · Tweet. Not much for him Under GST Agri-tech ... The NSSO reports that on an average, small farmers lose money or just break away from agriculture and must depend on other forms of livelihood mainly due to environmental risks. Industry body Assocham estimates that farmers lose ₹50,000 crore yearly from pest attacks, which increase with increasing temperatures.
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Relief to farmers: Banks in Telangana told to use online land data for ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 13/07/2017 - 05:23
C Partha Sarathi, Secretary, Agriculture, asked banks to step up the pace of crop loan renewals. As per the data available, ₹6,056 crore has been lent so far under crop loans during the Kharif 2017 by banks, covering 8,35,748 farmers in the state. It is about 25 per cent of the target for Kharif 2017, according to a release. (This article was published on July 13, 2017) Post Comment.
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Indian farm sector on road to accepting genomics: TNAU V-C

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 12/07/2017 - 23:03
India's agriculture sector is heading to embrace the world of genomics where plants an
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‘A farmer should know the price he will get at the time of sowing ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 12/07/2017 - 05:24
S Sivakumar, CEO of ITC’s Agri Business Division, is considered to be a thought leader in the agri business sector. He was instrumental in developing the e-choupal model and farm produce procurement in the hinterland. Sivakumar wrote and spoke extensively on the bottlenecks the Indian agriculture
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Karnataka woos traders from other States to its online agri platform ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 10/07/2017 - 21:54
After connecting a majority of the agriculture markets across the State, Karnataka
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India seeks Japanese loan to fund ₹20,057-cr dairy development project ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 10/07/2017 - 05:26
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Jain Farms to take ultra-high-density mango planting to TN, Karnataka ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:23
“Project Unnati is a sustainable agriculture initiative, introduced initially in Andhra Pradesh in 2011. Over 22,000 farmers have been successfully trained in AP in the pilot phase of this project. We are now extending it to the farmers in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This programme is in association with FMCG major Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages,” Deshpande said.
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HDFC ERGO to implement crop insurance scheme in Andhra Pradesh ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 06/07/2017 - 05:24
The Hindu All the products under WBCIS are approved by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Andhra Pradesh. File Photo
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With 30% completed, sowing may cross 90 lakh ha in Gujarat

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 04/07/2017 - 05:26
... Agriculture Minister Chiman Saparia said. The total cultivated area under Kharif crops last year in Gujarat was 89.79 lakh ha. Thus, the State’s farmers have already completed nearly 30 per cent of sowing this season. Cotton continued to be the most preferred cash crop, with sowing completed on 12.64 lakh ha, followed by groundnut (7.44 lakh ha), maize (1.52 lakh ha), tuar (73,400 ha), moong (7,000 ha) and bajra (22,000 ha). ...
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Telangana CM plans to unveil special budget for farm sector

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 02/07/2017 - 05:28
The Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, has decided to come out with a separate budget for agriculture sector to lay special thrust on farmers and farm produce which will ensure that they get good prices.
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Agri conclave in Coimbatore | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 02/07/2017 - 05:28
The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, is on a mission to promote agriculture in the region. To highlight the potential, the Chamber along with Codissia, has scheduled ‘Uzhave Thalai’ (Agriculture: Fuelling Lives), an agriculture conclave on July 15, to coincide with the 17th edition of Agri Intex 2017, between July 14 and 17 at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex.
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Sowing picks up as cotton area more than doubles | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:49
An unprecedented increase in cotton sowing has seen the area under kharif cultivation going up by nearly 20 per cent, data released by the Agriculture ministry on Friday showed.
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Impact on organic farming will be negative: survey | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 29/06/2017 - 22:28
The implementation of the goods and service tax (GST) may have an adverse impact on organic produce, according to exporters and industry views cited in an online survey by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA). The current tax rates of 0-5 per cent on bio-inputs are set to rise to a flat
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Agri-economist Mahendra Dev appointed Vice-Chairman of IFPRI board ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 05:26
He was Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agriculture, and also Director of the Hyderabad-based Centre for Economic & Social Studies. Among the notable Indians who have held board positions in the IFPRI are S.R. Sen, V.S. Vyas, I.G. Patel, Dharam Kumar, Amrita Patel and Nachiket More. (This article was published on June 28, 2017) Post Comment. Related. TOPICS. people | accomplishment |
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Loan waiver alone not the panacea for Maharashtra farmers’ woes ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 05:27
“This input intensive agriculture is a big trap and the corporatisation of agriculture will lead to further crisis,” explained Desarda. LEISA model. The new solution, according to Desarda, should be Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) model. The way to overcome the agrarian crisis is organic farming based on natural organisms such as earthworms and microbial flora, he said.
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Making cities food-smart and secure | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:25
Urban agriculture can get around some of the challenges ever-burgeoning cities will face in the near future
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Kharif sowing acreage up 10% | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:25
Notwithstanding a sluggish monsoon and farmer unrest in different parts of the country, agriculture is picking up momentum, with all crops other than pulses showing an upswing in the sowing area.
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Hapless farmers and clueless policies | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 05:26
In our country, agriculture enjoys little subsidy and often, suffers negative subsidy in the form of various restrictions. The status of farmers differs across the country. For instance, in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra, inadequate rains, and lower prices have weakened farmers’capacity to repay loans. The same cannot be said to be the case in Madhya Pradesh where agriculture is a success story of recent years.
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Telangana names insurance firms for agri insurance

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 05:22
National Insurance Company, Chola MS, Agriculture Insurance Company and United India have been selected to implement crop insurance and other insurance covers offered for farm households in Telangana.
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