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Andhra Govt Disburses Rs 1,115 Crore Under Rythu Bharosa Scheme, Over 50 Lakh Farmers Get Benefit

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday disbursed the seco...
 

28 Oct 2020

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday disbursed the second installment of input subsidy under YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan scheme. Around Rs 1,115 crore has been directly credited to nearly 50.47 lakh farmers, including Rs 11,500 each to the state's ROFR Patta holders. A sum of Rs 4,000 has been credited to each beneficiary's account under the second installment.

  • Maharashtra: 4 held for stealing 58 bags of onions from farmer in Pune

    Pune rural police have arrested four people for allegedly stealing 58 bags of onions worth Rs 2.35 lakhs from a farmer on October 21. The accused had allegedly broken the lock of the storage room where onions were kept. "49 bags worth Rs 2 lakhs recovered while rest bags were sold," the police said. A complaint was registered by a farmer with Otur police station about the theft of onions on October 22. Accordingly, police had started investigating the matter and found CCTV footage of suspe

    28 Oct 2020

  • Farmers adopt new technology for farming in Suryapet

    Farmers have been adopting new technology to ease farming activities and to overcome the agricultural labour problem. The farmers have been using crop cutting and sowing machines so far.

    26 Oct 2020

  • IIT-H researcher develops nanofibrous bags for seed storage

    A researcher from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) has developed encapsulated electrospun polyurethane (PU) nanofibrous bags to prevent seed storage losses. Professor Chandra Shekhar Sharma of the chemical engineering department at IIT-H called it a small step towards sustainable agriculture and food safety using nanotechnology. These nanofabric bags show a great potential toward reducing seed storage losses and may be a game changer for achieving food security as one of

    26 Oct 2020

  • SAD rejects Punjab farm Bills

    Making a U-turn, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today rejected the Bills passed by the Punjab Assembly to block the Centre’s farm laws, claiming that the legislators had been misled. The Akali MLAs had supported the Bills in the House and were part of the CM-led delegation that handed these over to the Governor. The SAD had initially backed the Centre’s farm ordinances, but later snapped ties with the BJP, saying the government had reneged on its promise to include the amendments suggested by

    24 Oct 2020

  • Farmers seize paddy laden trucks from UP in Amritsar

    As many as 26 trucks loaded with paddy from Uttar Pradesh were seized by the farmers sitting on protest against the farm legislations on the National Highway near Amritsar, in the past 24 hours. The paddy lot arriving “illegally” from UP’s Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Sitarganj was ordered by the rice mills of Amritsar and Tarn Taran.

    24 Oct 2020

  • PMFAI urges govt to roll back policy on importing readymade pesticides

    Highlighting that the policy to allow the import of readymade formulations without registering the technical grade pesticides will rob Indian farmers' of income and scuttle the dreams of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', the Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) has urged the Ministry of Agriculture to repeal the related provisions of the Insecticides Act, 1968 and the Insecticides Rules, 1971 that bleed India of more than Rs 3,000 crores every year.

    23 Oct 2020

  • PM to launch ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’ for farmers in Gujarat tomorrow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three key projects in Gujarat on 24th October, via video conferencing. Prime Minister will launch the ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’ for the farmers of Gujarat and he will also inaugurate the Ropeway at Girnar on the occasion.

    23 Oct 2020

  • Tomar lays foundation for new infrastructure, opens food processing plants

    Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur is a national research and development, and educational institute under Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India. The institute undertakes research, offers academic programmes in food processing. The institute is equipped with hi-tech research facilities, business incubation centre and accredited food testing lab. IIFPT has forged strong links with industrial community in India and abroad.

    22 Oct 2020

  • 6.5 lakh quintal seeds ready for distribution for Yasangi in Telangana

    With a target to cultivate about 65 lakh acres during the upcoming Yasangi (Rabi) season, the Telangana State government has commenced preparations to keep seeds and fertilizers ready to supply them to farmers without any delay. The Telangana State Seed Development Corporation (TS Seeds) has readied 6.5 lakh quintals of seeds for different crops to be sown in the upcoming Yasangi season against a total requirement of 14.41 lakh quintals. Crop cultivation is estimated to be taken up in about 6

    21 Oct 2020

  • Rain delays Maharashtra cane crushing season: Sugar Factories Federation chairman

    Heavy rains recently in several parts of Maharashtra's cane belt will result in a delay in crushing by sugar factories, a senior functionary of a federation of these units said on Tuesday. Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation chairman Jayprakash Dandegaonkar told PTI rains had not damaged the cane crop much but had hit roads and other infrastructure around factories heavily which would cause the delay.

    21 Oct 2020

  • Harmful glyphosate rampantly used as weedicide, says report

    Pesticide watch NGOs, Pesticide Action Network India and PAN Asia Pacific in its latest report on ‘State of Glyphosate Use in India’, on Saturday stated that the use of this herbicide is rampant and its ramifications on the environment and human health are not being discussed.

    20 Oct 2020

  • Farmers producer company incubation centre to come up in Nashik

    Inspired by the incubation centres nurturing start-up ecosystems in India, Nashik-based Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company, along with other partners, is all set to launch the first-of-its-kind Farmers Producer Company (FPC) Incubation Centre.

    19 Oct 2020

  • Farmers' welfare Uttar Pradesh government's top priority: Yogi Adityanath

    Addressing an online CII event, Aityanath pointed out that over 100 sugar mills functioned successfully in Uttar Pradesh following all anti-Covid precautions and protocols.

    18 Oct 2020

  • PM dedicates 17 biofortified varieties of 8 crops to the nation

    PM Narendra Modi issued a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 75 and dedicated 17 biofortified varieties of 8 crops to the nation on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of the Agriculture and Food Organization (FAO), the United Nations yesterday.

    17 Oct 2020

  • NFL distributes Cotton Plucking Machines to Farmers in Haryana

    National Fertilizers Limited distributed 95 cotton plucking machines free of cost to the farmers under its Corporate Social Responsibility.

    16 Oct 2020

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