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Modi

India’s second green revolution to come from eastern states: Prime Minister

Our Bureau New Delhi, Mar 19: Stating that first green revolution took place on the strength of availability of water in northern region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that second green revolution in agriculture would come from eastern states through using modern technology and better farming practices. “First green[…]

arun jetly

Budget focusses on creating irrigation infra, higher agri credit flow & soil health card for farmers

Our bureau New Delhi, Feb 29: Aiming at doubling farmers’ income by 2022, finance minister Arjun Jaitely today announced series of measures including higher allocation for Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna (PMKSY), creation of Long Term Irrigation Fund under Nabard, providing soil health cards to 14 crore farmers and increasing[…]

Basmati

India grants Geographical Indication (GI) recognistion to Basmati rice

Our bureau New Delhi, Feb 17: After several years after filing of application for granting Geographical Indication (GI) recognition for Basmati rice, the Chennai based GI registry has granted the coveted tag to commerce ministry’s wing Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (Apeda). Apeda has been given the GI[…]

India’s agri exports shrunk by 21% in first three quarters of 2015 – 16

Our bureau New Delhi, Feb 16: The fall in global commodity prices and sluggish demand, have resulted in sharp decline in India’s agricultural and processed food exports in the first three quarters of the current fiscal. The slowdown in the agricultural goods shipment is expected to continue in the last[…]

Mustard

India govt differs decision to grant nod for commercial cultivation of Genetically Modified mustard

Our bureau New Delhi, Feb 7: India’s Genetically Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), under the environment ministry has differed its decision to grant nod for the commercial cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard seed developed by the Delhi University’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants. “We do not want to[…]

Insurance

Indian govt unveils new crop insurance scheme for the farmers with low premium

Our bureau New Delhi, Jan 13: In a move aimed at reducing the recurrence of agricultural distress without having to effect hefty hikes in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for various crops, the government has come out with a reinforced crop insurance scheme – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).[…]

sharma

Allow investment in retail for promoting investment in backhand infra , ban subsidy on tractors:Pravesh Sharma, ex-MD, SFAC

Our bureau Anand, Gujarat, Jan 7: The government must allow both foreign and domestic private investment in organized retails, which would lead to greater investment in back-hand infrastructure, Pravesh Sharma, former Managing Director, Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium today said. “Having investment in organized retails by private sector also helps setting[…]

RS Shodhi

Give remunerative prices to farmers for sustaining growth in output: R S Sodhi of AMUL

Our bureau Anand, Gujarat, Jan 6: In a bid to sustain growth in agricultural output, the farmers need to be provided with stable and remunerative prices, R S Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) today said. “Prices being offered to farmers have to be stable for ensuring[…]

India’s horticultural crops output reach a record level of 283 million tonne in 2014 – 15 thus surpassing the foodgrains output for the third consecutive years.

Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 31: India’s horticultural crops mostly consisting of mostly fruits and vegetables production has reached a record level of 283 million tonne in 2014 – 15 thus surpassing the foodgrains output for the third consecutive years. This has been achieved notwithstanding deficient rainfall last year and[…]

FCI to raise Rs 30,000 crore short term loan an as outstanding food subsidy payment rise sharply

Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 28: In view of rising food subsidy arrears, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has raised Rs 30,000 crore as a short-term loan from consortium of banks including SBI and PNB to meet working capital requirements. The corporation, a key agency for procurement and distribution of[…]

Rice

Uttar Pradesh to roll out food security act in the new year: 15 crore to get subsidised foodgrains

Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 28: After more than two years after passage of National Food Security Act (NFSA), Uttar Pradesh with the largest chunk of poor population in the country would commence implementation of mega scheme from January 1, 2016. With Uttar Pradesh along with Sikkim which would also[…]