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Govt considering imposing import duty on wheat: Agriculture Secy ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 14:39
The government is considering imposing import duty on wheat in order to protect farmers amid projections of a record output this year, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K. Pattanayak said today.
Categories: Agricultural

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.
Categories: Agricultural

Insurers deploy drones to check claims by farmers - The Hindu 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.
Categories: Agricultural

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.
Categories: Agricultural

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.
Categories: Agricultural

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.
Categories: Agricultural

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.
Categories: Agricultural
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