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What right does Jaitley have to deny loan waivers to farmers: BKS ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 05:22
The progress should be based on the development of agriculture and infrastructure for agriculture. If that happens, this country will prosper. (This article was published on June 19, 2017) Post Comment. Related. NEWS. Centre okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers’ protest All you wanted to know about farm loan waivers Maharashtra farmers stir still on, outfits say demands not met .
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A fundamental distortion in farm policy | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 05:24
Looking at the way the agrarian crisis has built up in different pockets, it does appear that the overall approach to agriculture is marked by reactive, rather than clear-sighted, proactive thinking.
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Cashew farmers urged to follow right tech, scientific recommendations ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 05:24
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Centre okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers’ protest ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 07/06/2017 - 22:40
Agrees with prices recommended by Agriculture Ministry ... Centre okays kharif MSP; decision secret amid farmers’ protest Press Trust of India
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Maharashtra farmers’ strike sends vegetable, milk prices soaring ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 05:28
KKM wants farm loans of ₹1.34 lakh crore waived and free power for agriculture pumps. The leader of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) and MP, Raju Shetti, is an ally of the NDA, but has taken an anti-government stance. Shetti told BusinessLine that the strike was spreading across Maharashtra as more farmers are joining the protests.
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As chilli prices continue to fall, farmers ask for MSP of ₹75 a kg ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 05:28
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he said the association submitted memoranda to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Telangana Agriculture Minister P Srinivasa Reddy and his AP counterpart S Chandramohan Reddy. The federation demanded a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of ₹75 a kilogram and creation of cold storage facilities to help farmers store the produce for a better price.
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Maharashtra farmers go on strike | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 01/06/2017 - 17:04
“We will continue to strike until our demands of loan waiver and remunerative prices for agriculture produce are met. Instead of sending vegetables and milk to the cities, we will dispose of them in our villages,” Jadhav said. On Thursday morning, farmers in the state blocked vehicles ferrying vegetables and milk to cities and dumped their loads of produce on to the road in many places.
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Centre makes upward revision in 2016-17 horticulture output

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 30/05/2017 - 05:25
Releasing the second estimate for the 2016-17 crop year, the Agriculture Ministry pegged the overall production of horticulture crops at 295.16 mt, up from the initial estimate of 287.32 mt for the same period. In the 2015-16 crop year, the country is estimated to have harvested 286.16 mt of such crops. Among the horticulture crops, ...
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Time we taught farming in schools | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 29/05/2017 - 22:15
The crisis in agriculture can be mitigated if it is seen as a career option. This will translate into improved farming practices
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Modi govt schemes push agri-growth to 4.1%: Amit Shah

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 20:46
India’s agriculture sector grew at the highest rate in three years of 4.1 per cent in 2016-17 as the Modi government launched several schemes to boost production and ensure better returns to farmers, BJP President Amit Shah said today.
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PM’s crop insurance scheme has only helped insurer: Congress | Business ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 05:29
The Opposition on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government for alleged failures in the agriculture sector, singling out the crop insurance scheme — the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) — as one that had only created windfall gains for the insurer, and was of little help to the farmer.
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Is the Centre serious about agriculture? | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 22:06
There are just 4-5 days for the 2017 southwest monsoon to set over the Kerala coast, but the government does not appear to be in any hurry or serious about its traditional obligation towards the farm sector at this time of the year. The Agriculture Ministry’s apathy means the agri market faces
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Plugging the power deficit | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 23/05/2017 - 01:58
The Telangana movement for a separate state was fought on three issues — water, power and employment. While the K Chandrasekhara Rao Government has surprised many by catching up on the power sector, its performance on the agriculture sector remains anything but impressive.
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Crop cover scheme benefits only private insurers: farmers' body

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 05:26
Farmers are not deriving the promised benefits under the Centre’s crop insurance scheme, and instead it is private insurers who are profiting, the All India Kisan Sabha alleged on Wednesday. Citing statistics given by the Agriculture Ministry in the Rajya Sabha last month, Hannan Mollah, General
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Farmers’ body objects to commercial use of GM mustard

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 18:43
It also suggested the Centre to first consult the state governments on the issue given that agriculture is a state subject. Biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) had last week recommended the commercial use of genetically modified mustard in a submission to the environment ministry.
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India needs to triple investment in agricultural research: IFPRI

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 11/05/2017 - 22:36
India needs to double or triple its investment in agricultural research if it has to reach to anywhere close to what China has achieved on the farm front, the head of an international food policy institute said here on Thursday. “India’s investment in agricultural research is still very low
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Monsoon deficiency in 2016-17 hits coconut production | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 05:29
The deficient monsoon is going to have a say in the county's coconut production in the 2016-17 crop season (July-June), with the figure expected to drop. A Coconut Development Board survey reveals that production for agriculture year 2016-17 is estimated at 20,789 million nuts, 6.22 per cent lower
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Agriculture Ministry proposes hike in tur dal import duty to 20% ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 07/05/2017 - 14:56
Ahead of summer sowing, the Agriculture Ministry has proposed further hike in the import duty of tur dal (pigeon pea) from 10 per cent to 20 per cent in a bid to curb overseas purchase, arrest steep fall in wholesale prices and keep farmers’ morale high.
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We should tax agriculture. But how? | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 02/05/2017 - 22:33
While the idea is reasonable, the issue is so political that it will automatically ring in negative points for the implementer
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Brand push for Karnataka's organic produce, millets

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 30/04/2017 - 23:32
Organic produce and millets grown in Karnataka will now be marketed under two new brands, as part of the State Agriculture Department’s efforts to encourage farming practices that are eco-friendly.
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