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  • Agriculture in FY21 budget: Paying farmers keeps them poor.

    The finance minister, in her FY21 budget speech, announced a 16-point agenda to kickstart growth in agriculture and farmers’ income. While the agenda makes sense, following the money presents a disconcerting prospect.

    28 Feb 2020

  • Government to soon register 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations.

    The government will register 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in order to promote cooperative farming, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday.

    28 Feb 2020

  • Promotion of organic farming hailed.

    People of Bhagalpur region have evoked mixed response to the state budget presented by finance minister and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi in the assembly on Tuesday for the financial year 20020-21.

    26 Feb 2020

  • Food Tech Conclave In Tura.

    To impart technical skills to farmers and promote food-processing industry in the region, a day-long Food Tech Conclave and Outreach Programme on ‘Agriculture Export’ from North East was held here at SMELC conference hall in Dakopgre on Tuesday.

    26 Feb 2020

  • Swaraj Tractors Recognizes Heroes of Indian Agriculture at 3rd Edition of Swaraj Innovation Awards

    Swaraj Tractors, a part of USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group has announced the winners of Swaraj Innovation Awards 2020 at an Agriculture Conclave held on 24th Feb 2020 in Delhi. The awards were bestowed upon farmers & institutions, recognizing noteworthy contributions made by them in the field of agriculture.

    25 Feb 2020

  • International Conference on Agricultural Transformation & Rural Development to Be Held in Jodhpur.

    International Conference on Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development 2020 is going to be held on 20th and 21st March 2020. The conference would address some major issues regarding the agricultural transformation in rural India.

    25 Feb 2020

  • Top 5 agritech startup that helps you set up soil-less indoor farming.

    Only an expert gardener knows how tough it can be to grow plants and how much extra care it takes with special attention to soil, fertilizer, and light. One can’t get the process right and expect good yields without getting his/her hands dirty. But, to make their work a lot easy and convenient, many start-ups in India are working on hydroponics farming.

    12 Feb 2020

  • Strengthening agricultural extension for rural prosperity.

    It has been observed that In India, above 70 per cent of the farmers are resource poor, comprising marginal and small farmers. They do not fully adopt the technologies recommended by extension workers because of numerous reasons. It has been observed that many of these recommendations are not compatible with the farming system of the farmers and this leads to the failure of adoption of these technologies

    12 Feb 2020

  • Goa Govt To Set Up FPOs To Boost Agriculture Produce.

    The Goa government intends to set up Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to make agriculture more viable for sustainable development of the sector, says the Economic Survey Report 2019-20 tabled in the state Assembly.

    11 Feb 2020

  • Agri varsity holds a training workshop on farm machinery.

    College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a two-day capacity building program on “Tractors and farm machinery” for field engineers and managers of service, strategy and warranty departments of Mahindra and Mahindra (Swaraj).

    11 Feb 2020

  • Puducherry welcomes the announcement of protected agricultural zone.

    Agriculture Minister of Puducherry R Kamalakannan on Sunday said the announcement by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami that the districts in the delta region in the state would be designated as 'protected agricultural zone' should be followed up with measures to practically implement the announcement.

    10 Feb 2020

  • Syngenta Partners with Fair Labor Association to Raise Wages in India's Agri Industry.

    Syngenta underscores the release of a report called 'Seeds of Change' from the Fair Labor Association, which marks the completion of a three-year pilot project commissioned by Syngenta with a view to increasing the wages in India's agricultural industry.

    10 Feb 2020

  • Over 1.5L farmers qualify for the state’s crop loan waiver.

    The district administration has prepared a list of over 1.5 lakh farmers who would get benefits of the crop loan waiver scheme announced by the state government. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has announced Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmers Loan Waiver scheme in which farmers whose total loan outstanding is less than Rs 2 lakh will get benefitted.

    07 Feb 2020

  • Making agriculture future-ready: How Modi’s ‘Gram Sadak’ scheme is helping.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s road building scheme for rural India could also hold a key towards uplifting farm economy. Under the third phase of PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana), the government has made it conditional for the release of funds that the state governments first undertake reforms to their respective Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) laws.

    07 Feb 2020

  • Locusts enter Punjab farms, eliminated in 13-hour nightlong operation.

    BATHINDA: A swarm of locusts, measuring 3km in width and 1km in length, entered Punjab through Fazilka district on Sunday night, prompting the state government to carry out a nighlong, multi-department, 13-hour-long operation to control the pest.

    04 Feb 2020

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Women empowerment through agriculture

  

09 Mar 2020


Shubh Swain
Asst Director, Tata Cornell Institute, TARINA
 

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Name : Shubh Swain

Designation : Asst Director, Tata Cornell Institute, TARINA

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Name : Radha Mohan Singh

Designation : Union Agriculture Minister

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Name : Dr NC Patel

Designation : Vice Chancellor, Anand Agricultural University

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Name : Dr ML Choudhary

Designation : VC, Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour, Bhagalpu

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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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