The Centre is planning to develop kiosks for farmers at railway stations to facilitate e-auctions of agriculture products, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, said here at the 9th International Summit on Food Processing, Agribusiness and Dairy.
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With Punjab as the backdrop, the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices had made a pitch last year for comprehensive, all-India crop insurance coverage, covering 50 per cent of farmers in two or three years, from the barely 20 per cent at present. The PMFBY has slashed kharif premiums to 2 per cent of the sum insured for kharif crops, ...
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Mangaluru, Aug 3 Karnataka Bank Ltd has earmarked ₹6,120 crore for agriculture sector during the current financial year, according to P Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank.
Our participation in the programme displays our soft power,” said Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak, addressing the media on the sidelines of the launch. Pattanayak said that India had moved from being a food-deficit country in the 1960s to a food surplus economy and many African countries and some developing countries of Asia looked at it for inspiration and transfer of technology.
India will provide specialised agricultural training jointly with the US to seventeen countries in Africa and Asia to help reduce malnutrition rates and improve food and nutritional security. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Agriculture Ministry in India launched the
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has said that agriculture has failed to give subsistence to farmers, who constitute over 55 per cent of the population.
Agriculture Ministry expects record harvest this year ... With the monsoon covering the entire country this week, sowing of kharif crops till July 15, at 559.76 lakh hectares (lh), surpassed last year’s acreage of 548.38 lh as farmers planted more rice, pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds and sugarcane.
While the Agriculture Ministry has estimated wheat output at 94 million tonnes (mt), the trade estimates the crop to be lower at around 84 mt on a decline in acreage and unfavourable climatic conditions impacting the output. Also, a decline in procurement by government agencies, which at 23 mt is much lower than the targeted 30 mt, points to a lower crop output.
Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu presented a Rs. 1,13,049 crore budget for 2015-16. While the non-Plan expenditure is Rs. 78,637 crore, the Plan outlay has b
The enterprise can then undertake commercial activities related to agriculture, mitigating risks while adding and creating value. Ramrahim Pragati Producer Company, an enterprise owned by 3,000 women and tribal farmers, was formed in 2012 to take up challenges confronting the farmer. These women belonged to over 200 self-help groups (SHGs).
After a sluggish start, sowing of kharif crops such as paddy has picked up pace this week on account of good rains in several parts of the country, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.
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In a move that could give a boost to export of agriculture and processed food from the country, India is framing its own organic products policy with clearly prescribed safety standards, traceability norms, soil certification guidelines and good agricultural practices.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, has urged the scientists to focus on farmer-oriented research activities to improve the agriculture sector of the country.
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala intends to bring back farming practices to the controversial Methran Kayal wetlands by raising paddy and other suitable crops. This was decided at a meeting between the State Agriculture Minister VS Sunilkumar and Agriculture Secretary Raju