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Loan waiver: 100 farmers linked to single Aadhaar number

Responding to the Opposition's criticism against the online system of filling ...
 

25 Oct 2017

Responding to the Opposition's criticism against the online system of filling forms for availing the scheme, Fadnavis last week earlier said had that not been done, the banks would have mismanaged funds

  • The Link Between Climate Change And Farmers’ Mental Health We Never Knew Existed

    Today’s climate change rhetoric is mainly focussed on carbon emissions, renewable energy and international politics. Consequentially, the impact of climate change on health has received relatively low attention. Even less research has been done on the impact of climate change on the mental health of the population

    24 Oct 2017

  • A brave new India

    The tentacles of the state are now reaching deep into the informal economy, thanks to structural economic reforms such as GST and demonetisation

    11 Oct 2017

  • Indian agriculture lacks a vision. Why this is a bigger problem than floods and droughts

    The distress caused to India’s farmers by drought and floods often gets blotted out by the macro statistics on agricultural growth

    26 Sep 2017

  • Rain deficit unlikely to hit crop output, says agriculture secretary

    New Delhi: Production of rain-fed kharif foodgrains in 2017-18 is likely to match the record high achieved the previous year despite deficit rains and floods in parts of the country, a top agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday. New Delhi: Production of rain-fed kharif foodgrains in 2017-18 is likely to match the record high achieved the previous year despite deficit rains and floods in parts of the country, a top agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday.

    20 Sep 2017

  • Farmers should be encouraged to diversify: Radha Mohan Singh

    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, "We need to encourage farmers to diversify in fields like horticulture, fisheries, fruit-bearing plants, trees and livestock farming, which can easily multiply farmers' income."

    16 Sep 2017

  • Commerce ministry to bring policy for agriculture exports soon: Suresh Prabhu

    NEW DELHI: Outlining his priority, new Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the ministry will work on promoting agri exports and will ensure global market for farmers.

    06 Sep 2017

  • Ryots’ groups to make farming profitable

    Agriculture Department will be playing a crucial role in the constitution of Farmers’ Coordination Committees in every revenue village, mandal, district and State level, as a first step to organise and unite farmers across the State to get a better deal for their toil and produce and turn agriculture into a profitable vocation.

    02 Sep 2017

  • Australia expect Agri trade with India to pick up

    NEW DELHI: Australia is looking to increase its agriculture trade with India largely of pulses and grains, given the rising demand in the domestic market, says Gregory Harvey, trade commissioner at the Australian High Commission.

    30 Aug 2017

  • Agriculture finance: The success story of Kisan Credit Cards and the way forward

    In the Union Budget of 1998-99, the then Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha announced the issuance of Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to farmers, with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development being asked to formulate a “model scheme” for uniform adoption by Indian banks. The product was introduced in August 1998 and turned out to be an instant hit with farmers. The KCC mode of financing not only helped accelerate farm credit flows, but also resulted in significant changes in their compositi

    31 Aug 2017

  • Remove agriculture from Essential Commodities Act: Niti Aayog

    NEW DELHI: Premier think-tank NITI Aayog has pitched for completely removing agriculture commodities from the Essential Commodities Act, and a shift towards organised trading wherein lower number of traders with enough capital will dominate the market. This will reduce handling costs, bring economies of scale, reduce prices and increase returns for farmers.

    28 Aug 2017

  • Anna datas of the country should be free from worries: PM Narendra Modi on doubling farmers income by 2022

    In his address on the golden jubilee celebrations of Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation in Pune today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held forth on some of the most important tasks that the NDA government has on its table and this had to do with one of the biggest promises made by him during the general elections in 2014

    25 Aug 2017

  • Agriculture exports may grow to $100 billion by 2022: Experts

    MUMBAI: The country's agricultural sector has potential to double farmer income and grow exports to $100 billion by 2022 from the present $36 billion, according to industry experts.

    24 Aug 2017

  • US wants greater access to Indian agri market via tariff cuts

    The United States (US) has asked India to open up a larger share of the agriculture market by reducing tariffs, dismantling import bans, and speedily adopting greater biotechnological advances, such as genetically modified (GM) crops.

    22 Aug 2017

  • Rebooting the idea of the farm economy

    Addressing the annual general meeting (AGM) of ITC Ltd last month, chairman Y.C. Deveshwar signalled to shareholders of the company that future fortunes lay in exploiting the opportunities that would be thrown up by the impending fundamental transformation of Indian agriculture.

    21 Aug 2017

  • How to globalise the Indian farmer; the dots can be connected; here is how

    India’s agricultural exports have risen to $25 billion to take a share of 9% of its total exports—from 7.1% in 2010-11. Today, a marginal farmer from Heran, a village in Punjab, finds markets in the UK for his produce of baby corn. India ranks second in fruits and vegetables production in the world. Its exports of cereals, spices, fruits and vegetables in 2016 stood at $11.4 billion, accounting for 3.5% of global exports. India enjoys the second-largest arable land size after the US and is home

    18 Aug 2017

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25 Aug 2017


Radha Mohan Singh
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Name : Dr NC Patel

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Name : Dr ML Choudhary

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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Jan 2016

Crop insurance scheme brings cheers

In view of the growing volatility in the agriculture sector caused by vagaries of nature as well as market fluctuations, it is heartening to see the new Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

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