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  • While it has lauded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s ''Vocal for Local'' campaign, the Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing farmers and farm workers of commercial crops has appealed the government to shun the legacy of tobacco control policies aping the Western world
    Date : 29 May, 2020
  • The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has undertaken record loading, unloading and transportation of food grains during the lockdown period. On the other hand, procurement also continued without disruptions and the wheat procurement by government agencies this year surpassed the last year’s figures.
    Date : 29 May, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 28 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 26 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 26 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 25 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 12 February, 2020
  • 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
    Date : 12 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 11 February, 2020
  • 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).
    Date : 11 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 10 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 07 February, 2020
  • 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.
    Date : 07 February, 2020
  • Women farmers from six states demanded a comprehensive agriculture policy that would recognise them and offer relief and compensation to the kin of male farmers who had commit suicide, at a recent event in the national capital.
    Date : 30 January, 2020
  • As a result of several steps taken to double the income of farmers over the past few years, India has emerged as one of the top three nations in production of certain food grains and food products, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his video conferencing address at Global Potato Conclave 2020 held at Gandhinagar.
    Date : 29 January, 2020
  • Farmer Radhika Anishetty, 32, of Narsingana village in Jaishankar Bhupalapally district (erstwhile Warangal district) of Telangana, used to stock at least five cans of harmful pesticides at home for up to three months, to be sprayed periodically on her cotton crops during the sowing season.
    Date : 28 January, 2020
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09 Mar 2020


Shubh Swain
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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)