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Move to launch $100-million agri, food fund under way | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 21:55
A $100-million fund for investment in mid-sized, innovation-driven companies in the agriculture and food sectors will be launched here soon. Promoted by the Hyderabad-based Sathguru Managment Consultants (SMC), the fund, called Innovation in Food and Agriculture Fund (IFAF), will have four partners.
Categories: Agricultural

In rural Gujarat, women farmers slowly take charge of their lives

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 21:28
According to official data, women make up more than a third of India's agriculture workforce, yet only about 13 per cent of farmland is owned by women. United Nations studies have indicated closing the gender gap in agriculture could lift an estimated 100 to 150 million people from 800 million globally out of the clutches of hunger.
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Maharashtra integrating agricultural data | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 05:29
Maharashtra integrating agricultural data Press Trust of India · print · Tweet. Mumbai, February ... Agriculture is still one of the largest job-creating vocations and it is labour-intensive as well. “Comprehensive data on agricultural sector is necessary and its proper integration would be more helpful,” he said. For instance, if the number of marginal farmers is growing in the state, ...
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Real or nominal? Which farm income will Modi double in 5 years ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:27
In the round table conducted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture last year, the expert recommendations for increasing farmer income revolved around five themes: improving farm productivity, provision of better water and management of other inputs, an integrated farming system, better price realisation and some special measures including promotion of scientific agriculture.
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'A clear focus on infrastructure and agriculture' | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 23:50
The Finance Minister has offered a fine blueprint of several small steps to further accelerate India’s economic growth, while sticking to the government’s commitment of waging a war against black money. The Budget has a pro-poor thrust and a clear focus on key sectors such as infrastructure
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Farm credit target raised to ₹10 lakh crore | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 22:38
To give the rural economy a leg-up, the Union Budget has set 11 per cent higher agricultural credit target at ₹10 lakh crore for banks in FY2018 as against ₹9 lakh crore in the previous year and also announced two new funds – one for micro-irrigation and another for dairy development – under the aegis of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard).
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Budget proposals for agri sector to increase area under irrigation ...

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:04
Budget proposals for agri sector to increase area under irrigation: Nabard chief Our Bureau · print · Tweet. Mumbai, Feb 2: To give the ... under the aegis of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Emphasising that for a good crop, adequate credit should be made available to farmers in time, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said “ ...
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Farm bodies unhappy despite higher outlay | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 23:58
Hoping to lay the foundation of a digital revolution in agriculture, the Centre allocated ₹10,000 crore to the BharatNet Project and the target of reaching nearly 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed internet. Digital Bharat “Access to internet will allow the farmers learn about the latest technologies available in the field of agriculture, which will improve farm productivity and income.
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Jaitley seeds the farm Modi ploughs | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 23:29
Reiterating its commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022, the Narendra Modi government continued to maintain its emphasis on the agriculture sector and announced a major hike in the Budget outlay.
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