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It’s time we got farmer-centric | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 21:56
The Union Agriculture Minister’s recent statement that the country will reach self-sufficiency in pulses and oilseeds in the coming years may be well intentioned, but will have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Agri Minister blames UPA for farm distress | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 05:29
The Centre put the blame on the erstwhile UPA government for allowing private players into the crop insurance sector, and said the steps taken by previous governments had worsened the agrarian crisis. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the suicides of farmers
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Panel of economists urges PM to consider commercialisation of GM ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 24/07/2017 - 05:24
The proponents of genetically modified technology in agriculture have got support from unexpected quarters in India. A group of 33 economists have petitioned the Prime Minister to favourably consider the commercialisation of GM mustard. In an open letter, the group calling themselves concerned
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Telangana to offer 24x7 power to farm sector from rabi | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 24/07/2017 - 05:24
The Telangana Government has drawn up plans to offer 24x7 power supply to the farm sector from rabi season (February 2018) beginning with a pilot project that covers nearly a million agriculture consumers across three districts from kharif itself. Of the 22 lakh agricultural connections in the State
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Rich nations have cornered 90% of farm subsidy entitlements: India ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 23/07/2017 - 23:19
Rich nations have cornered 90% of farm subsidy entitlements: India-China study Amiti Sen · print · Tweet. Entitlements ... which was recently submitted to the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture, points out. De minimis support indicates the maximum level of trade distorting subsidies that can be given by a country to its agricultural sector.
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Stress on making farming a viable proposition | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:23
As part of Agri-Intex 2017, a seminar styled Uzhave Thalai was organised jointly by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, and Codissia here. It was resolved at the seminar to implement Organic Agriculture Policy in Tamil Nadu as exists in other states. The State and Central
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Karnataka agri markets see higher volumes despite drought hurting farm ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:23
The electronic trading platforms in the agriculture markets of Karnataka have caught the attention of chilli and paddy growers in neighbouring States such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who are seen increasingly bringing their produce to the markets here, seeking better prices. The trend, evident
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Time to focus on ‘more crop per drop’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 19/07/2017 - 05:23
Agriculture consumes 83 per cent of India’s water resources, leaving only 17 per cent for domestic and industrial use. According to the 2030 Water Resources group (WRG) report, by 2030, India will be able to meet only 50 per cent of its projected demand of 1,498 billion cubic meter (m3) of water. So, where does the solution lie? Paradoxically, India’s poor water efficiency record offers the greatest hope.
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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 - 20:53
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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Agri conclave in Coimbatore | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 02/07/2017 - 23:15
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
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