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  • SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Shirpur, is a Deemed-to-be University with an academic legacy of 41 years. It commenced admission on 16 May 2022, for four years B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons.) undergraduate degree program to impart education in agriculture and allied sectors from a wider perspective.
    Date : 16 May, 2022
  • "The Centre has asked wheat producing states and UTs with procurement closing dates expiring early to continue procurement till 31st May, 2022," the Food Ministry said in a statement.
    Date : 15 May, 2022
  • The non-availability of genuine and disease-free planting material at the local level has led the farmers to travel long distances to get quality planting materials. To solve the problem, the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan developed a Model Nursery in an area of 0.02 Hectare at the Village Paldi Ranawatan, Bhopalgarh Tehsil, 80 km from the main City.
    Date : 11 May, 2022
  • A delegation under the leadership of Tomar is going to visit Israel from May 8-11, 2022, on the invitation from Oded Forer, Minister of Agriculture of Israel, for bilateral meetings to discuss various issues related to agriculture between two coun...
    Date : 09 May, 2022
  • Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Kailash Choudhary inaugurated the Conference of Cluster-Based Business Organizations (CBBOs) and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) under the Scheme of Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs on 06th May 2022 at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur.
    Date : 06 May, 2022
  • India and Germany on Monday agreed to cooperate on agro-ecology and sustainable management of natural resources in the agriculture sector, with the latter intending to provide concessional loans of up to 300 million euros by 2025 for such initiatives.
    Date : 04 May, 2022
  • Kisan drones are being promoted for crop assessment, digitisation of land records, spraying of pesticides and nutrients for which a budget provision has also been made, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar noted.
    Date : 02 May, 2022
  • The Chhattisgarh government announced Wednesday it will celebrate Mati Poojan Diwas on Akshay Tritiya, which will be observed on May 3 this year. According to the government, the aim of organising the first-of-its-kind festival is to promote “the use of cow urine and other organic materials on a large scale in place of chemical fertilisers and pesticides for the rejuvenation of soil fertility.”
    Date : 30 April, 2022
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to start a massive campaign across the country to convey Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message encouraging farmers to practise organic farming. On April 28, BJP Kisan Morcha head Rajkumar Chahar will begin the Jan Abhiyan Yatra (people's movement) from Bihar.
    Date : 26 April, 2022
  • The Drone Federation of India (DFI) said that in order to fast track agri-drone adoption the Ministry of Agriculture has granted interim approval to 477 pesticides for drone usage.
    Date : 21 April, 2022
  • A World Food Program-backed initiative to deliver millet seeds to vulnerable people is taking root in Odisha, India, where it is helping to ward off hunger and improve livelihoods
    Date : 16 April, 2022
  • “Annual Conference of Vice-Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities - 2022” was organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in Delhi from 12 to 13 April, 2022. Dr. Mohapatra was speaking at the inaugural session of the “Annual Conference of Vice-Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities - 2022
    Date : 13 April, 2022
  • Recent experiments and demonstrations have helped farmers accept unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) technology, which might pave the way for solving manpower shortages as well as precision fertilizer and pesticide application in farming.
    Date : 11 April, 2022
  • Super-rich farmers will face stricter scrutiny by tax authorities, who will comb through details of agricultural income — tax-free under the law — in jurisdictions where farm income exceeds a threshold of ₹10 lakh a year, the finance ministry said in a response to questions to the parliamentary committee.
    Date : 09 April, 2022
  • India has sufficient wheat available and is ready to meet the global requirement, said Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in an exclusive NDTV interview, replying to a question on the growing demand for Indian wheat in the International market following the Ukraine-Russia War.
    Date : 07 April, 2022
  • Country has captured nearly 50 per cent of the world market for rice, says Commerce and Industry Ministry The exports of agricultural products (including marine and plantation products) crossed $ 50 billion, the “highest level ever achieved for agriculture exports”, in 2021-22, according to the Commerce and Industry Ministry.
    Date : 06 April, 2022
  • Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today inaugurated the online training program for master trainers on natural farming, organized by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tomar said that MANAGE has been entrusted with the task of organizing 750 awareness programs for 30 thousand village heads in the country from April to August as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Shri Tomar sa
    Date : 05 April, 2022
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Mr Anil Ghanwat
President, Shetkari Sanghatana
 

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Designation : Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Dec 2021

One Size Fits All Will Not Work, Indian Agriculture Needs Decentralised Farm Reforms

There is consensus that Indian agriculture is in desperate need of reforms. These reforms are necessary for farm incomes to rise. If farmers in Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) or Doaba (Punjab) region have a speci