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Preamble Reading on Indian Constitution Day - 2020

The Preamble Reading on the occasion of The Constitution Day at ICAR Headquarter...
 

26 Nov 2020

The Preamble Reading on the occasion of The Constitution Day at ICAR Headquarters, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, today - 26th November, 2020

  • ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru celebrates 25th Foundation Day

    The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru organized a Webinar to celebrate its Silver Jubilee Foundation Day today.

    25 Nov 2020

  • Rs 510 Crore Worth Farm Loans Released in Andhra Pradesh while Telangana Waives Farm Loans worth Rs 27712 Crores

    YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh CM released Rs 510 crores under an interest-free crop loan scheme or ‘YSR Sunna Vaddi Panta Runalu Scheme’. The plan will benefit around 14 lakh farmers in the state. Further, he also announced a Rs 132 crore input subsidy for crop losses suffered in October 2020 due to heavy rains benefitting 1.98 lakh farmers. Additionally, Mr Reddy asserted that while the previous TDP government had delayed paying compensation to farmers, the YSRCP compensated farmers with

    24 Nov 2020

  • MSP Operations during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21

    In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala,Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra with purchase of 298.74LMTs of paddy up to 22.11.2020 against the last year correspondin

    23 Nov 2020

  • Government Launches Scheme to help Farmers Adopt Latest Technology

    In order to bridge the gap between farmers & officials in the village panchayats, the Tamil Nadu government has launched scheme known as ‘Uzhavar-Aluvalar Thodarbu Thittam’. The main objective of this scheme is to help in the dissemination of crop technology to farmers & get updates on the condition of crops from cultivators.

    22 Nov 2020

  • MSP Operations during Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21

    In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh Odisha and Maharashtrra with purchase of over 295.23 LMTs of paddy upto 20.11.2020 against the last year corres

    21 Nov 2020

  • Digitization to Increase Efficiency of Dairy Supply Chain in India

    With Agri start-ups picking heat, dairy farming lures tech entrepreneurs to tackle problems of the dairy supply chain. Digitization to increase the efficiency of the dairy supply chain in India. Country Delight and Stellapps are some of the start-ups using the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics to increase the productivity of dairy farmers. Such start-ups are working towards enhancing value-added dairy offerings like cheese, butter, ghee to increase the income of farmers in India.

    19 Nov 2020

  • Agriculture ministry seeks DGCA nod for taking drone-based crop images in 100 districts

    The agriculture ministry has sought civil aviation regulator DGCA's nod for allowing shortlisted private agencies operate drones to capture images of rice fields in 100 districts to assess crop yields at gram panchayat level under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), according to a senior government official.

    18 Nov 2020

  • Registration of non-agri properties from November 23 in Telangana

    IN a relief to those who have been waiting eagerly for the registration of non-agricultural properties to resume, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has taken a decision that it should begin on November 23 through Dharani portal. The resumption of registrations will be launched by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar.

    17 Nov 2020

  • EESL sets up new company offering solar solutions to India's farmers

    EESL Limited has formed a new subsidiary ‘Convergence’ to focus on clean energy solutions in the rural areas and for the agriculture sector. This special purpose vehicle would bring in innovative solutions for solarising irrigation pumps, facilitate clean and affordable electricity to farmers and bring much needed capital to such projects in rural areas. EESL on Monday appointed Mahua Acharya, former assistant director-general of Global Green Growth Institute as the head of Convergence. Speak

    18 Nov 2020

  • 7000 Mandis would be interconnected, farmers to get lots of benefits: Zafar Islam

    BJP's national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Zafar Islam attacked the Congress and the JMM over the Agriculture laws and said that those who do not have any links with the farmers can never be their well-wishers. Addressing a press conference at the state BJP headquarters on Sunday he accused the Congress party and its allies are just misleading the farmers who have already understood the truth.

    16 Nov 2020

  • Government continues to procure Kharif crops at Minimum Support Price from farmers

    In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season, Government continues to procure Kharif crops at its Minimum Support Price from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States and UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh with purchase of over 278 Lakh Metric Tonnes of paddy against the last year corresponding purchase of over 226 La

    16 Nov 2020

  • Maharashtra pushes farmers’ market scheme, allocates specific tasks to agri officials and FPCs

    Amid the controversy over new farm laws, the Maharashtra government has stepped up its weekly farmers’ market scheme, which allows producers of vegetables and fruits to sell their produce directly to consumers at designated places. The government issued fresh guidelines on Thursday, allocating specific responsibilities to Agriculture department officials, staffers of Agricultural Technology Management Agencies (ATMA) and farmers’ producer companies (FPCs) to ensure quality production, timely

    15 Nov 2020

  • Telangana: Cotton and Paddy Farmers Protest over MSP, Procurement Process

    Farmers across Telangana are up in arms, demanding minimum support price (MSP) during the ongoing procurement process and compensation for crop damage in the recent floods in the state. Farmers unions are intensifying their protests and have called for a grameena bandh on November 26. Paddy and cotton farmers are faced with problems in procurement related problems, said T. Sagar, general secretary of the Telangana Rythu Sangam. “The Telangana government has encouraged farmers to grow sanna ra

    14 Nov 2020

  • Webinar on National Nutrition Mission - the Way Forward" organized

    The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata organized a one-day Webinar on "National Nutrition Mission - The way forward" to create large scale awareness among the farm women, adolescent girls and special women like pregnant and lactating today. In his inaugural address, Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR urged all the stakeholders to come forward for eradicating the anaemia, deficiency of iron, iodine and other micro-n

    13 Nov 2020

  • Virtual Conference on "Developing Human Resources for Recalibrating STCR" organized

    On the occasion of World Science Day for Peace and Development (#ScienceDay, #UNESCO), the ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Soil Test Crop Response (STCR), ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh organized a "Virtual Conference on Developing Human Resources for Recalibrating STCR" today

    12 Nov 2020

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Policies are responsible for poverty of farmers, India: Anil Ghanwat

  

27 Aug 2020

Mr Anil Ghanwat
President, Shetkari Sanghatana
 

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EDITOR'S NOTE

13 Jul 2020

Uniting India's farmers: FPOs will strengthen the rural economy

The proposed creation of ten thousand new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs) until 2023-24 by the government is a big step in the right direction. The empowerment of farmers in a country where 86 perce

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