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Farm growth may slip to over 3% in FY'18

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:19
The country’s agriculture and allied growth is likely to be over 3 per cent in the ong
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Soil Health Card Scheme ‘progressing well’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 05:29
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A four-point agenda for farm revival | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 02/10/2017 - 05:27
To make agriculture a viable business, the Government must focus on enablers rather than handouts. Here’s a roadmap
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Karnataka farm price panel wants areca board set up | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 28/09/2017 - 05:24
The Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission has stressed on the need for the establishm
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‘Agri-profit can increase via planning, diversification’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Mon, 25/09/2017 - 05:28
Farmers should diversify, go in for crop planning and shift to newer and better produce to maximise profit in agriculture, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General (DG) Trilochan Mohapatra has said.
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‘R&D investments into seed sector under threat’ | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 05:25
What are the current challenges the agriculture sector is facing? The profitability of farmers is not increasing and selling prices are not encouraging. Farmers have not been getting good advice. When prices of pulses were going up, they went for pulses. But due to imports and high production, prices crashed.
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Horticulture woes | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 22:02
When raids on top onion traders in the Nashik-Lasalgaon belt in Maharashtra last week brought down wholesale prices by about 30 per cent from ₹1,400 a quintal to ₹900 a quintal, it only served as a larger reminder that vested interests in agriculture marketing were as firmly entrenched as ever
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NCDEX in pact with ICICI, SBI for repository services

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 06:45
NCDEX, the country’s largest agriculture commodity futures exchange, has joined hands
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Sowing of kharif crops down by 8-lakh hectares | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 05:25
The area covered by kharif crops has come down by nearly 8-lakh hectares (ha) to 1049.42-lakh ha compared to the previous year, according to the sowing data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.
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Paddy cultivation area down | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 22:02
The area under paddy cultivation is down by half-a-million hectares, compared to the previous kharif season, according to data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.
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After Sikkim, organic farming to get a push in other Hill States

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 05:28
As a part of the government’s push, States adjoining the Himalayan range will be encouraged to go completely organic Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, informed that the government is increasingly focusing on organic farming to boost production of
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Apeda plans to spend ₹100 cr to set up more packhouses | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 22:33
Apeda plans to spend ₹100 cr to set up more packhouses Vishwanath Kulkarni · print · Tweet. Moved aimed at ... Agriculture and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (Apeda). At present there are 250 Apeda-approved packhouses and another 200 in the private sector across the country. “We expect another 200-250 to come up over the next three years.
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Policy for agricultural exports soon: Suresh Prabhu | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:27
The Commerce and Industry Ministry will soon bring in a policy framework for facilitating access to global markets for the Indian agriculture produce, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. Prabhu, who took charge as Commerce and Industry Minister yesterday, said that his ministry will work on
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Policies that will help farmers strike it rich | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 05:23
Collective farming and bargaining: The bane of Indian agriculture has been our fragmented land holdings. As the per capita land holding is low, it is very difficult to secure benefits of mechanisation – as well as aggregation. The mandi system of India, in spite of its pitfalls, has done a tremendous job of aggregating and consolidating farm produce.
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New faces in the Agriculture Ministry | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Sun, 03/09/2017 - 17:57
The Narendra Modi government today inducted a technology-savvy farmer Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as a new junior agriculture minister and moved Krishna Raj to this important ministry, apparently aiming at strengthening the farm sector. Shekhawat and Raj will replace SS Ahluwalia and Sudharshan Bhagat
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Inter-ministerial talks to firm up strategy for WTO meet

agro bing hindubusinessline - Fri, 01/09/2017 - 05:28
Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, DEA, IT give inputs to the negotiating team
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Export push will help realise goal of doubling farm income | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 22:04
The government should increase agricultural exports to achieve the stated objective of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, according to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Environment and Agriculture and Tata Strategic Management Group. Globally, India ranks second in agricultural production
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Agri Ministry wants tax exemption for FPOs | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:16
The Agriculture Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry seeking income-tax exemption for farmer produce organisations (FPOs), particularly for those that are registered as farmer producer companies (FPO) under the Companies Act. “These FPOs were brought in to negotiate the problems that are
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Govt earmarks 30% of funds in agri schemes for women | Business Line

agro bing hindubusinessline - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 05:23
At least 30 per cent of the fund allocated in the budget for agri schemes is being earmarked for women as part of efforts to bring them into mainstream agriculture, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. The ministry is trying to ensure that women become part of the mainstream agriculture and
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