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  • The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global lender said here.
    Date : 16 January, 2021
  • The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global lender said here.
    Date : 16 January, 2021
  • A day before the crucial seventh round of talks between the Centre and protesting farmer unions, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday and discussed the government strategy to resolve the current crisis at the earliest, sources said.
    Date : 04 January, 2021
  • The government on Sunday once again reached out to farmers protesting Centre's new agri reforms. In a letter addressed to farmer unions, the Agriculture Ministry has asked them to apprise the government of their apprehensions over the farm laws and specify a date for the next round of talks in a bid to break the impasse.
    Date : 21 December, 2020
  • The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata organized a “Stakeholders’ Meeting-cum-Awareness Programme” at Media Beel, North 24 Parganas today. Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, Kolkata inaugurated the programme by releasing 45,000 Fish Fingerlings of Indian Major Carps, bata (Labeo bata), puti (Puntius sarana) and Tengra (Mystus sp.) to boost the culture-based fisheries production from the wetland and conservation of indigenous fishes. Dr. Das al
    Date : 17 December, 2020
  • The Kisan Sabha announced on Sunday that it will launch a public awareness campaign from December 15 to garner support for the ongoing farmers' agitation in New Delhi. The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the Nashik district branch of Maharashtra State Kisan Sabha held here on Saturday. This meeting was chaired by Bhaskarrao Shinde. Since introduction of three agri bills by the central government will only benefit the entrepreneurs and given the BJP-led central government's u
    Date : 14 December, 2020
  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu accompanied by Shri Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth Advancement, Government of Andhra Pradesh visited the Visakhapatnam Research Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, Kerala today.
    Date : 09 December, 2020
  • Farmer leader Raju Shetti on Monday appealed to the Centre to understand the "sentiments" of people in the country and rollback the contentious agriculture laws. Speaking to reporters here, the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana (SSS) president also asked people to support the ''Bharat Bandh'' called by farmers'' unions on Tuesday.
    Date : 08 December, 2020
  • 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 has progressed smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala,Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar with purchase of over 336.67LMTs of paddy up to 05.12.2020 again
    Date : 06 December, 2020
  • The fifth round of talks with representatives of 40 Farmer Unions was held at Vigyan Bhawan today with Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Railways & Commerce Shri Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Shri Som Prakash. The next round of talks will take place on 9th December. During the dialogue there was an exchange of opinions of both sides. The Agriculture Minister assured the Farmers Unions that the existing
    Date : 05 December, 2020
  • The Assembly passed the AP State Development Corporation Bill, 2020, giving statutory status to the AP State Development Corporation established as a public limited company in August this year to raise loans from different sources. It also passed the AP Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill that enables an additional borrowing of Rs 2,534 crore during 2020-21 financial year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Date : 04 December, 2020
  • Representatives of forty Farmers’ Unions who were invited by Union Agriculture Minister for talks participated in a dialogue today at Vigyan Bhawan with Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar , Minister of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Railways and Commerce Shri Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Shri Som Prakash. Senior officials from the Agriculture Ministry and the Ministry of Food Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution also participated in the di
    Date : 03 December, 2020
  • Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today announced the roadmap to make Goa Self-sufficient in the Agriculture and allied sectors. Dr Sawant said that State government departments will work in coordination with the ICAR-CCARI and other central government institutions. The Chief Minister was speaking at a press conference held today at ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa. Deputy Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister Chandrakant Kavalekar, ICAR-CCARI Director Dr Eknath Chakurkar were also present on this occasion
    Date : 02 December, 2020
  • According to media reports, the Central government has agreed to meet the protesting farmers for talks on the new farm bills, without any conditions this time.This development comes after 32 farmers’ unions spearheading the anti-farm bill protests in Punjab aggressively since the last two months, assembled at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border last evening to address the national press for the first time. Together, they refused to accept home minister Amit Shah’s offers of protesting at the Nira
    Date : 01 December, 2020
  • Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for Bulk Drugs and PLI Scheme for Medical Devices have shown a very positive response from the pharmaceutical as well as the medical device industry. The industry has shown a very good response to these schemes whereby 215 applications made by 83 pharmaceutical manufacturers have been received under the PLI Scheme for bulk drugs. Similarly, 28 applications made by 23 medical device manufacturers have been received under the PLI Scheme for medical devices.
    Date : 01 December, 2020
  • Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday said there is a need to increase the participation of agriculture students in agricultural enterprises and suggested the universities to create practical courses after holding discussions with farmers. He said agricultural universities should update their courses according to the intention of the new education policy and include new dimensions of knowledge, science and technology in it.
    Date : 30 November, 2020
  • Representatives of various farmer unions from Punjab are holding a meeting near the national capital to take a decision on an offer of early talks made by the Centre provided the protesting farmers move to a designated site in Burari in the capital. In a communication sent late Saturday night to all 32 farmer unions camping in and around Delhi for the last two days, the Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla stated that aa high-powered group of ministers is ready to hold talks with a delegation of
    Date : 30 November, 2020
  • 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 over 315.87LMTs of paddy up to 28.11.2020 against the last year corresp
    Date : 29 November, 2020
  • Telangana Sona Rice can augur well in building a healthier India and can address lifestyle issues such as diabetes. The rice variety has low glycemic index (GI), which is good for consumers. With its intrinsic health benefits and enhanced production in the State, the new paddy variety has good potential to serve global markets, said Dr B Janardhan Reddy, secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Telangana
    Date : 28 November, 2020
  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday inaugurated cooperative Nafed''s programme for helping set up farmer producers organisations (FPOs) for beekeepers and honey collectors in five states. Nafed is one of the four implementing agencies of the government for creation of 10,000 FPOs under a central scheme, which aims to make agriculture self-reliant. The other agencies are Small Farmers'' Agri-Business Consortium, NABARD and National Cooperative Development Corporation.
    Date : 27 November, 2020
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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