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  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday disbursed the second installment of input subsidy under YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan scheme. Around Rs 1,115 crore has been directly credited to nearly 50.47 lakh farmers, including Rs 11,500 each to the state's ROFR Patta holders. A sum of Rs 4,000 has been credited to each beneficiary's account under the second installment.
    Date : 28 October, 2020
  • Pune rural police have arrested four people for allegedly stealing 58 bags of onions worth Rs 2.35 lakhs from a farmer on October 21. The accused had allegedly broken the lock of the storage room where onions were kept. "49 bags worth Rs 2 lakhs recovered while rest bags were sold," the police said. A complaint was registered by a farmer with Otur police station about the theft of onions on October 22. Accordingly, police had started investigating the matter and found CCTV footage of suspe
    Date : 28 October, 2020
  • Farmers have been adopting new technology to ease farming activities and to overcome the agricultural labour problem. The farmers have been using crop cutting and sowing machines so far.
    Date : 26 October, 2020
  • A researcher from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) has developed encapsulated electrospun polyurethane (PU) nanofibrous bags to prevent seed storage losses. Professor Chandra Shekhar Sharma of the chemical engineering department at IIT-H called it a small step towards sustainable agriculture and food safety using nanotechnology. These nanofabric bags show a great potential toward reducing seed storage losses and may be a game changer for achieving food security as one of
    Date : 26 October, 2020
  • Making a U-turn, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today rejected the Bills passed by the Punjab Assembly to block the Centre’s farm laws, claiming that the legislators had been misled. The Akali MLAs had supported the Bills in the House and were part of the CM-led delegation that handed these over to the Governor. The SAD had initially backed the Centre’s farm ordinances, but later snapped ties with the BJP, saying the government had reneged on its promise to include the amendments suggested by
    Date : 24 October, 2020
  • As many as 26 trucks loaded with paddy from Uttar Pradesh were seized by the farmers sitting on protest against the farm legislations on the National Highway near Amritsar, in the past 24 hours. The paddy lot arriving “illegally” from UP’s Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Sitarganj was ordered by the rice mills of Amritsar and Tarn Taran.
    Date : 24 October, 2020
  • Highlighting that the policy to allow the import of readymade formulations without registering the technical grade pesticides will rob Indian farmers' of income and scuttle the dreams of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', the Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) has urged the Ministry of Agriculture to repeal the related provisions of the Insecticides Act, 1968 and the Insecticides Rules, 1971 that bleed India of more than Rs 3,000 crores every year.
    Date : 23 October, 2020
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three key projects in Gujarat on 24th October, via video conferencing. Prime Minister will launch the ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’ for the farmers of Gujarat and he will also inaugurate the Ropeway at Girnar on the occasion.
    Date : 23 October, 2020
  • Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur is a national research and development, and educational institute under Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India. The institute undertakes research, offers academic programmes in food processing. The institute is equipped with hi-tech research facilities, business incubation centre and accredited food testing lab. IIFPT has forged strong links with industrial community in India and abroad.
    Date : 22 October, 2020
  • With a target to cultivate about 65 lakh acres during the upcoming Yasangi (Rabi) season, the Telangana State government has commenced preparations to keep seeds and fertilizers ready to supply them to farmers without any delay. The Telangana State Seed Development Corporation (TS Seeds) has readied 6.5 lakh quintals of seeds for different crops to be sown in the upcoming Yasangi season against a total requirement of 14.41 lakh quintals. Crop cultivation is estimated to be taken up in about 6
    Date : 21 October, 2020
  • Heavy rains recently in several parts of Maharashtra's cane belt will result in a delay in crushing by sugar factories, a senior functionary of a federation of these units said on Tuesday. Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation chairman Jayprakash Dandegaonkar told PTI rains had not damaged the cane crop much but had hit roads and other infrastructure around factories heavily which would cause the delay.
    Date : 21 October, 2020
  • Pesticide watch NGOs, Pesticide Action Network India and PAN Asia Pacific in its latest report on ‘State of Glyphosate Use in India’, on Saturday stated that the use of this herbicide is rampant and its ramifications on the environment and human health are not being discussed.
    Date : 20 October, 2020
  • Inspired by the incubation centres nurturing start-up ecosystems in India, Nashik-based Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company, along with other partners, is all set to launch the first-of-its-kind Farmers Producer Company (FPC) Incubation Centre.
    Date : 19 October, 2020
  • PM Narendra Modi issued a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 75 and dedicated 17 biofortified varieties of 8 crops to the nation on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of the Agriculture and Food Organization (FAO), the United Nations yesterday.
    Date : 17 October, 2020
  • The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare organized Mahila Kisan Diwas through Video Conferencing on 15th October, 2020. This event was held under the guidance of Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare which was graced by Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary (AC&FW) and other senior officers of the Department. A series of activities were undertaken on this occasio
    Date : 15 October, 2020
  • Reaching out to stakeholders to allay apprehensions about the recently passed farm bills, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday met policy experts, industry leaders and academicians associated with the agriculture sector, who were all praise for the new legislation. Singh along with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has so far held a series of meetings with farmers and many others associated with the farm sector to deliberate upon the three agriculture-related bills recently passed by
    Date : 14 October, 2020
  • The Congress on Thursday slammed the PM Narendra Modi-led Central government for promulgation of three ordinances relating to agriculture, calling it a diabolical conspiracy to defeat the Green Revolution. A joint statement issued by Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala and Members of Parliament Gaurav Gogoi, Ravneet Singh Bittu, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Dr Amar Singh & Jasbir Singh Gill said that the “draconian laws on agriculture will b
    Date : 14 October, 2020
  • Vietnam Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau has urged the Indian government to create favourable conditions, remove tariff and non-tariff barriers, and simplify administrative procedures to facilitate the two countries' access to each other's markets. During a virtual seminar, "Fruits and food: New trade opportunities for Vietnam /and India )", held last week, the ambassador appealed to India to open its market for several Vietnam fruits such as longan, grapefruit, durian, and rambutan among othe
    Date : 13 October, 2020
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the autobiography of Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil titled ‘Deh Vechwa Karani’ today through video conferencing. He renamed Pravara Rural Education Society as ‘Loknete Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society’. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said one will find stories of Vikhe Patil’s life in every region of Maharashtra. He said Balasaheb Vikhe Patil followed the footsteps of Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil and dedicated himself
    Date : 13 October, 2020
  • With Punjab’s farmers’ organisations continuing with their agitation against the farm laws, the Ministry of Agriculture has once again invited them for a meeting on October 14. Beginning October 13, the BJP has lined up its Cabinet ministers to address farmers, arhtiyas, agriculture experts, educationists and the media over eight consecutive days in a bid to counter the protests. The ministers namely Hardeep Singh Puri, Kailash Chowdhary, Smriti Irani, Anurag Thakur, Dr Sanjiv Kumar Balia,
    Date : 12 October, 2020
  • While many farmers in Maharashtra have joined the protest against the three contentious farm bills passed by Parliament last month, some took to the streets for a different reason — to celebrate the very same farm laws.
    Date : 10 October, 2020
  • The Centre has been taking several measures and a significant drive towards farm mechanisation. And a step towards this end is the multi-body project “Development of autonomous multipurpose agricultural robotic platform” funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and run by C-DAC Kolkata as the nodal implementing institute along with IIT Kharagpur, BAU Ranchi and KCT Coimbatore. Under this project, IIT Kharagpur has designed a robotic system capable of identifying the pl
    Date : 08 October, 2020
  • In line with the Congress’ agitations across the country, the Karnataka unit of the party will hold a farmer convention in Mandya on Saturday. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief D K Shivakumar announced the details of the convention on Tuesday, a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation carried out raids on his and his brothers prope
    Date : 07 October, 2020
  • The number of Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) in Karnataka could shrink from 162 to 30, officials fear, afer the government freed up farm trading that will lead to a revenue loss of some Rs 600 crore annually. Sources in the cooperation department told DH that the implementation of the new legislation, passed by the Centre, will have an “adverse effect” on 60,000 traders and middlemen dependent on APMCs for livelihood.
    Date : 07 October, 2020
  • Farmers need to look beyond the age-old issue of minimum support price (MSP) and explore the single market that India has become with the legislation of the new farm bills. ``We should welcome the new farm bills. It will create a new market. An entire ecosystem has been invented where farmers will get better prices than ever before,” chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers' Income, Ashok Dalwai, told this writer in an exclusive interview with media.
    Date : 07 October, 2020
  • Maintaining that recent Farm legislation passed by the Parliament were aimed at democratization of Indian Agriculture since they provided freedom of choice to the farming community, Union Minister of State in PMO with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh yesterday accused the opposition parties of misleading the farmers for their vested political interests.
    Date : 03 October, 2020
  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday described agriculture reforms as a watershed movement for the farmers and said that the move will increase their productivity and income. Addressing Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry's programme on "New World Order - Aatmanirbhar Bharat", he said that this will change the course of history for Indian agriculture.
    Date : 02 October, 2020
  • Speaking at the NITI Aayog’s two-day national-level consultation on natural farming Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar stressed that natural farming has been practised in India over the centuries and the government has allocated a budget to promote the practice.
    Date : 02 October, 2020
  • A novel experiment to test the efficacy of drones using artificial intelligence to identify crops, pests and later spray pesticides or fertilizer, began in Karimnagar district.
    Date : 02 October, 2020
  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will join farmers in their protests against the recently enacted farmer laws by kicking off a Kisan Yatra from October 2. The yatra follows requests from Congress’ Punjab and Haryana units, states where the farmer protests against the controversial laws have been most intense.
    Date : 01 October, 2020
  • Days after agriculture Bills were passed in the Parliament leading to protests by a number of farmer organisations and political parties in various states, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday called it 'a death sentence'.
    Date : 29 September, 2020
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), the apex financing organization of Union Agriculture Ministry has sanctioned as first instalment, funds amounting to Rs 19444 crores to the states of Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Telangana for Kharif paddy procurement under Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations.
    Date : 27 September, 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