Rural Economy

Rural Economy

Cabinet approves special package for irrigation projects in chronically drought prone areas of Maharashtra

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee has approved 91 irrigation projects ( 83 minor projects and 8 mojor/medium projects) worth Rs. 13,651.61 crore for Vidarbha, Marathwada and other chronically ...
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Centre approves FRP of sugarcane at Rs. 275 per quintal

New Delhi: To give farmers a return of more than 50% over their cost, the Cabinet Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Fair and ...
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German firm to set up Rs. 100 crore bio- gas plant in Sangrur

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cleared a German company’s project for setting up a Rs.100 Crore bio-gas CNG plant, which had been lying in ...
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Haryana: 85% subsidy on micro irrigation in 37 dark zones

Chandigarh : To check declining groundwater level and conserve water in the dark zones (area with scarcity of water) of the state, the Haryana governmnet is promoting the ...
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India should take new bold reforms in agri-food sector: OECD-ICRIER report

New Delhi: Stating that India’s agro-food sector is at a critical juncture, facing multiple challenges, a new OECD-ICRIER report suggested to the government to launch new bold policy ...
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CCEA approves hike in MSP for 14 Kharif crops

New Delhi: Giving a major boost for the farmers’ income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all ...
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Rs.7.73 crore approved by centre for embryo transfer technology program: Balbir Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh: With a view to strengthened the embryo transfer technology program being run at Patiala, the state government has been successful in getting a grant of Rs.7.73 crore ...
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Value addition needed to make agriculture viable and profitable: Vice President

Hyderabad: Farm income must be supplemented by non-farm occupations and value addition through food processing, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said while addressing scientists, farm experts and farmers ...
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Govt. to install 20,000 solar pumps by 20122: Kangar

Chandigarh : The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has announced to install solar powered pumps throughout the state under the solar hydro pumping project. Disclosing this, State Power ...
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Web-based tool offers innovative solutions in support of rural development

New Delhi: To promote the uptake of successful innovative agricultural and rural practices, technologies and methodologies across diverse contexts to support development in rural communities and rural transformation, ...
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Haryana to host 33rd world conference of wholesale market in Oct.

Chandigarh: Aimed at unified structure of mandis all across the world and how India can take advantages of the improvements in the mandis in the world, Haryana will ...
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Hry. to set up custom hiring centres to check stubble-burning

Chandigarh: In view of crops residue management and to prevent farmers from burning the crops residue, the state government will set up custom hiring centres at a cost ...
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Centre approves revision of ethanol price for supply to public sector OMCs

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Modi has approved the mechanism for procurement of ethanol by Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) ...
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51 countries provided on average $ 620 billion annually to support agriculture producers, only 14 % share for R & D and infrastructure

Brussels: Almost 80% of the total annual government support to agriculture during 2015-17 period was provided to individual agricultural producers, while only a small share (14%) funded general ...
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Jain Irrigation Systems joins IRRI consortium advancing direct seeded rice systems

Philippines : Rice is one of the most water-intensive food crops in the world, with traditional flooded-field farming requiring from 3,000 to 5,000 litres of water to produce ...
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Sub Surface Drainage project implemented for reclamation of water logged and saline land in Haryana

Chandigarh: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department has implemented Sub Surface Drainage (SSD) projects in 10,844 hectares of water logged and saline soils in the state for the ...
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Paddy farmers in Punjab to get regular power and water supply: Govt

Chandigarh : The Punjab government today assured adequate canal water and power supply during the paddy season. Punjab Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria directed his department’s officials to ...
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Use dialogue with farmers to announce in toto implementation of Swaminathan committee report: Capt

Chandigarh : Welcoming the Prime Minister’s proposal to hold a direct dialogue on Wednesday with farmers across the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed the ...
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CMs’ subgroup constituted to coordinate policy proposals for agriculture and MGNREGS

New Delhi: Government has set up a Chief Ministers subgroup to coordinate policy approaches for agriculture and MGNREGS with the Madhya Pradesh CM Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan as ...
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NIFTEM has potential to become Harvard: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

New Delhi : “NIFTEM (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management) is a one of its kind institute and has the potential to become the Harvard of ...
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India -Nepal to boost cooperation in agriculture sector

New Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh met his Nepalese counterpart Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives in New ...
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Haryana govt. gives star ranking to 1,120 village panchayats

Chandigarh : In an effort to motivate village panchayats, Haryana govt has decided to give star ranking to village panchayats on the basis of seven social parameters under ...
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Country is facing worst water crisis, millions of lives and livelihood under threat: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat, said Niti Aayog in its report ...
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3rd regional conference on water resources at Mumbai

Mumbai: Water management is the top priority at Union Government as well as state governments, said Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development ...
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Settle Rs. 31k cr. food account, special package for border areas: Capt. to PM

New Delhi : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs.31,000 crore of food account ...
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Bihar and IRRI partnering to improve rice-based cropping systems

Patna: Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) today met with Dr. Prem Kumar, Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Government of Bihar at Vikas ...
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Agitating farmers in Punjab to call off stir on June 6

Ludhiana: The farmers of Punjab, whose agitation entered the fourth day today, have decided to call off their stir on June 6, even as the protest would continue ...
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Project Signing: India, World Bank sign $500 million loan pact to finance PMGSY using green technologies

New Delhi: India and the World Bank today signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads ...
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Onset of Monsoon over Kerala

New Dlehi: Today, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of southeast Arabian Sea, Comorin – Maldives area, entire Lakshadweep, most parts of Kerala, some parts ...
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Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana crushed over 441 lakh quintal of sugarcane

Chandigarh: The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 441.86 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 44.04 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing ...
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MOU to boost agriculture and horticulture between Haryana and Netherland

New Delhi: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost the agriculture and horticulture sector in the state was signed by the Haryana Government and the Netherlands Government. MOU ...
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Procurement of mustard seed under price support scheme to continue till May 31: Khattar

Chandigarh : The procurement of mustard seed under the price support scheme of the Centre will continue till May 31, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on ...
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Wholesale prices of onions as low as 50 paise per kg in MP

Bhopal: Onion prices crashed to between 50 paise and Rs 5 per kilogram, depending on their quality, at state-run wholesale markets across Madhya Pradesh, farmers and merchants said. ...
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Highway building, water bodies construction can go hand in hand: Gadkari

New Delhi: A programme to push construction of water bodies in drought-prone areas in lieu of soil excavated to be used in highway building has come in handy ...
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Centre to link 200 more mandis to eNAM this fiscal

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: The Central government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAM this fiscal and also encourage inter-mandi transactions, Agriculture ...
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Haryana CM invites investment from Israeli agri firms

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Tuesday invited Israeli companies to invest and collaborate in the fields of waste water treatment, micro irrigation, precision farming and crop ...
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Haryana wants Punjab to join hands in checking flow of Ravi water into Pakistan

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Sunday said that Punjab government has been urged to join hands in checking the wasteful flow of Ravi waters to Pakistan ...
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Storage level at 91 major reservoirs drops to 22% of total live capacity

New Delhi, May 5 : The water level in 91 major reservoirs across the country for the week ending on May 3, 2018 has gone down to 22 ...
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R&D, integration with service sector key to doubling farm income

Chandigarh, May 3 : Research and development as well as integrating the service sector and MSMEs with agriculture is the key to doubling farm income, experts said at ...
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Punjab to act against defaulting farmers: Minister

Chandigarh, May 2 : The Punjab government is initiating an action against big farmers who have defaulted on loans taken from cooperative banks despite their paying capacity, a ...
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Cabinet nod to Rs 33k crore boost to agriculture schemes

New Delhi, May 2 : The Central government on Wednesday approved the continuation of agri umbrella programme, ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’, with a central outlay of Rs ...
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Centre approves Rs 5.5 per quintal subsidy for sugarcane farmers

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday approved a production subsidy of Rs 5.5 per quintal for sugarcane farmers to help cash-starved millers clear cane arrears that have ...
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Groundwater Mission can address a host of problems: IIT Kharagpur scientist

Kolkata, April 10 : Setting up of a Groundwater Mission can help develop an action plan for tackling problems like arsenic and fluoride pollution, storage anomalies and the ...
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Wheat production likely to hit 100 MT target this year

New Delhi, March 20 : Wheat production in the country could this year achieve the long-cherished target of 100 million tonnes (MT), thanks to the conducive climatic conditions ...
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Food Ministry for zero export duty on sugar

New Delhi, March 15 : The Finance Ministry has been asked to lower the existing export duty on sugar to zero in the wake of bumper domestic production this ...
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Why are India’s farmers committing suicide?

Farmer suicides have been taking place across India for years now, and studies of rural distress reveal the deeply-rooted, tenacious causes, such as lack of irrigation, fragmentation of ...
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Farmers’ Long March: Sharad Pawar, Anna Hazare flay BJP

Mumbai/Ahmednagar, March 12 : Former union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar and social crusader Anna Hazare on Monday strongly criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and ...
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Promote secondary agriculture, composting, bee-keeping, says panel on doubling income

New Delhi, March 12 : Secondary agriculture is an important and independent activity and a division needs to be created in all the three departments of the agriculture ministry ...
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Use AI to make lives of ‘divyangs’, farmers simpler: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that machines were getting smarter through self learning and urged researchers to make use of artificial ...
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TN farmers welcome, political leaders oppose Cauvery verdict

Chennai, Feb 16 : It was a mixed reaction in Tamil Nadu over the Supreme Court’s judgment on the sharing of the Cauvery river water with the farming community ...
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Balancing interests of farmers, consumers to be tough: Assocham

New Delhi, Feb 12 : Providing farmers a minimum support price (MSP) of 1.5 times the input cost and reining in inflation would be a tough balancing work for ...
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Fears regarding MSP schemes are exaggerated: SBI Ecowrap

New Delhi, Feb 12 : The government’s decision to fix the minimum support price (MSP) at 1.5 times the cost of production is unlikely to raise prices as envisaged, ...
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Assam investment summit close with Rs 100,000 cr investment proposals

The two-days Global Investors Summit here ended on Sunday with signing of more than 200 MoUs entailing an investment of more than Rs 100,000 crore, officials said. Assam ...
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Budget for all: Focus on agriculture, rural economy, inclusive health,infrastructure and MSMEs encouraging: PHD Chamber

While welcoming the Union Budget 2018-19, Anil Khaitan, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that the government has provided a budget for all. The focus on ...
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IFFCO commences free door-step delivery of agri inputs purchased online

New Delhi, January 18, 2018: IFFCO, announced the beginning of their free door-to-door delivery services of its agricultural inputs across India through their digital platform, Indian Cooperative Digital ...
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Farmers hold protest march, ‘table two Bills’ at mock Parliament session in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20: Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day ‘Kisan Mukti Sansad’ or a ...
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Hundreds of students join organic rice harvesting in Bihar

Patna, Nov 18: It was a celebration with a difference on Saturday when hundreds of students and teachers from 22 schools began harvesting of organic rice at Tarumitra ...
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Challenge of retaining farmers on the farm

The World Food Day (WFD) was celebrated on October 16 to commemorate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945. This is the most celebrated day ...
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Transformation of Rural India

Rapid agriculture growth and rapid rural employment growth were always the focus of India’s policy makers. Mahatma Gandhi envisaged India as a Nation of self-sufficient autonomous village republics. ...
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Rs 12 crore for crop residue management in Haryana

Chandigarh: Haryana government will spend a sum of Rs 12 crore for the management of crop residue in the state. This was informed by Chief Secretary D S ...
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Rs 235 crore to utilise treated waste water in Haryana

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that a project at an estimated cost of Rs 235 crore has been approved in principle for utilising about ...
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Haryana to adopt Government e-Marketplace

Chandigarh: Haryana government has decided to adopt Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to further promote transparency in procurement of common use goods and services in government departments, organisations and public ...
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Satellite data-based crop insurance offers hope for Bihar’s flood-stricken farmers

Muzaffarpur, Oct 8 : In a first-of-its-kind initiative in flood-prone Bihar, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is helping flood-affected farmers with Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI). It uses ...
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Captain promises remunerative prices for Punjab cotton growers

Chandigarh: In a significant development, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked top officials to ensure that cotton growers get remunerative prices as promised by his government. ...
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Southwest monsoon withdraws from Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: The southwest monsoon today withdrewfrom the hill state of Himachal Pradesh with 15 per cent deficit rainfall, the local MeT officials said. The southwest monsoon withdrew from ...
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Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs go up 5 pc

New Delhi: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on September 28, 2017 was 103.429 BCM which is 66 per ...
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Spices exports grow 35% in Q1

Kochi, Sep 27 : Spices exports grew 35 per cent in quantity in the first quarter of the 2017-18 financial and rose to Rs 4,589.14 crore, the Spices ...
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Centre extends MSP scheme for minor forest produce to entire country

New Delhi, Sep 25 : In a bid to provide a wider platform to tribals to sell their produce, the government on Monday announced extension of the Minimum ...
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Estimated kharif foodgrain production falls by 2.77 per cent

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Total foodgrain production in this kharif season is expected to be 134.67 million tonnes, a fall in the production by 2.77 per cent ...
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Delay in monsoon’s retreat postpones sugarcane crushing

New Delhi, Sep 24 : Owing to a sugar shortage in the country, the government had planned to start the crushing of sugarcane ahead of the normal schedule ...
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Stop misleading farmers: Captain tells Kisan union leaders

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged leaders of the farming community in the state to stop misleading the farmers with false statements on the issue ...
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Bio-innovations, propelling bio-economy of the nation

It is a positive sign indeed that the Central government is focussed on making India a hub for bio-innovation under the aegis of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council ...
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Too little, too late!

Punjab Cabinet, which met on Wednesday, has finally approved to notify the loan waiver scheme for the state’s farmers. It is too little and too late, given the ...
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Unchecked agri waste burning to cause severe air pollution this Diwali

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Three states abutting the national capital had last year promised to stop burning agricultural waste in the wake of public uproar and a ...
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No decision on commercial release of GM mustard, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, Sep 15 : The central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that no decision has been taken for the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) ...
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Cow dung and fruit trees: Traditional wisdom helps Assam cope with climate change

Subhadra Kumari had to wait a nervous few weeks before the flood waters abated from her paddy field and she could start planting rice saplings. “We are behind ...
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Policy to promote agri exports in global markets soon: Prabhu

New Delhi, Sep 5 : The government will shortly bring in a policy designed to facilitate access to global markets for Indian agricultural produce, new Commerce Minister Suresh ...
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Cabinet apprised of MoU with Brazil on cooperation in cattle genomics

New Delhi, Aug 30 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday apprised of a MoU signed between India and Brazil for cooperation ...
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Access to low-cost capital key to better business environment: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Aug 29, Enhancing access to low-cost capital to businesses could serve as an important vehicle for improving the business environment, especially in poor states like Bihar, ...
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Rs 65,000 crore in 30 crore Jan Dhan accounts: PM Modi

New Delhi, Aug 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said 30 crore families have been linked to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana in the last three years ...
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New technology to keep fruit, vegtables fresh for 1,000 days

New Delhi, Aug 22 : When efforts are being made to reduce wastage of perishable commodities by boosting cold chain system, an Indian company has introduced “Black Box” ...
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Soil health cards should be printed in local dialect: PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area and technology ...
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Odisha utility scripts major fall in power losses in rural areas

Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 : A private electricity distribution company (discom) is scripting a remarkable story of cutting its aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses in rural Odisha, which ...
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UAE’s Al Dhara interested in collaborating with Punjab in agribusiness

Chandigarh: Recognising the state’s business potential under Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government, UAE’s leading private company, Al Dahra Holdings, has envinced interest in investing in ...
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UP survey of rural women: Want to work, watch news, go to parlours

Lucknow, Aug 20 : A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, Indias largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations — 56 per cent want ...
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Slump in fruits, vegetable export prods government to look at low-cost water transport

New Delhi, Aug 17 : A slump in the export of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables due to high airfreight charges has prodded the government to ...
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Mizoram’s flagship programme helped farmers: CM

Aizawl, Aug 15 : The Mizoram government’s flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), has brought development to the state and prosperity to the farmers, Chief Minister Lal ...
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Government to handhold farmers from seeds to markets: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government would handhold farmers right from procurement of seeds to access to the markets in ...
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PUNJAB CABINET DECIDES : State Council For Agricultural Education and Punjab State Farmers and Farm Labourers Commission Act

Chandigarh: Punjab government on Friday led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to enact the ‘Punjab State Farmers Commission Act-2017’ to empower and safeguard the interests ...
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Punjab CM asks Haq panel to expedite report on farm debt waiver

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed Dr T Haq Committee to expedite the submission of its report, with clearly identified eligibility criteria and modalities to ...
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Modi urged to ensure GM-mustard free India

New Delhi: Coalition for GM-free India (CGMFI) co-convener Kavitha Kuruganti has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard crop was ...
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India to be world’s biggest milk producer by 2026

United Nations, July 29 : India is projected to become the world’s biggest milk producer over the next decade, having tripled its output during the first quarter of ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part II : Agriculture remains in a bad shape

Farmers in West Bengal, where 70 per cent population is dependent on agriculture, continues to reel under not only debt but many other multiple problems, ranging from poor ...
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SJM urges PM to save farmers from Monsanto’s onslaught

New Delhi: Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make necessary interventions to save farmers from the onslaught of Monsanto. In a letter to ...
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State panel raps Fadnavis government for delay in financial aid to farmers

Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 22 : In a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state-government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 ‘immediate ...
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11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016: Minister

New Delhi, July 20 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said as many as 11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016. “According to National Crime Records ...
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Rajasthan to launch olive tea next month

New Delhi, July 14 : The Rajasthan government is planning to launch olive tea in August this year, said a minister here on Friday. The green tea produced ...
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‘Traditional mustard output adequate, don’t need GM mustard’

New Delhi, July 14 : Rajasthan, India’s top mustard producing state on Friday, expressed its reservations over commercial introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) variety of mustard, saying output ...
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Darjeeling planters seek financial support amid ongoing shutdown

Kolkata, July 14 : Faced with an “unusual situation” arising out of the indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling’s tea planters have sought “financial support” ...
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Agrarian Haryana is fishing in new waters

Chandigarh, July 14 : Faced with a situation where vast swathes of the state face the problem of water-logging, making farming difficult, Haryana is quietly transforming things for ...
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Assocham cries foul over higher GST on bio-fertilisers, organic manures

New Delhi, July 12, 2017: The industry body Assocham has said that with the rollout of GST, select agriculture inputs like bio fertilisers, bio pesticides, bio control agents ...
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Proposal for PM holding meeting on SYL

New Delhi, July 11 : The Punjab government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that there was a proposal for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting over ...
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Agriculture in Punjab: Caught in throes of multiple woes

Agrarian crisis in Punjab has adopted a political hue like any other state of the country, but the pitiability of small and marginal farmers, who are said to ...
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Sugar year: Good monsoon, more cultivation to spur output

New Delhi, July 9 : After a huge fall in sugar production 2016-17, that forced the import of 500,000 tonnes, official and industry circles expect the upcoming “sugar year” ...
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Farmers’ suicides need to be dealt with ‘overnight’

The issue of suicides by farmers from across the country needs to be addressed as soon as possible. A large number of farmers commit suicide every year. There are multiple ...
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Punjab’s first maize based mega food park moves a step, foundation stone laid

Kapurthala, July 7 : Union Minister of Food Processing Industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday laid the foundation stone for the first maize based mega food park at Kapurthala, Punjab. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, ...
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Farmers rally for adequate prices, loan waiver, detained in Delhi

New Delhi, July 3 : Over 500 farmers held a protest rally in the national capital on Monday to condemn the anti-farmer policies of the BJP government and killing ...
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Agriculture, water management among focus areas in Modi’s Israel visit

New Delhi, July 3 : Though India and Israel share strong cooperation in the defence sector, it is areas like agriculture, water management, innovation and start-ups that are expected ...
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Odisha receives 4% deficit rainfall in June

Bhubaneswar, July 2 : Odisha has received four per cent deficit rainfall in June, said the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Sunday. “Odisha got an average rainfall of ...
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France providing 65 mn euro credit for Puducherry water supply project

New Delhi, July 1 : France has extended a 65 million euro credit facility for financing a water supply project in Puducherry, a statement said. An agreement was inked ...
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Investments worth $291 bn needed to plug water demand-supply gap: Study

New Delhi, June 30 : The widening gap between demand for water and its supply is estimated to reach as high as about 50 per cent by 2030 and plugging this ...
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Centre approves Rs 795 crore for drought-hit Karnataka

New Delhi, June 29 : The central government on Thursday approved Rs 795.54 crore assistance to drought-hit Karnataka. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Union Home ...
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Odisha government develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model

Bhubaneswar, June 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that his government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin ...
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Angry over onion crop not getting sold, MP farmers block highway

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), June 28 : Upset over the delay in purchase of onions on the MSP announced by the Madhya Pradesh government, farmers in Sehore blocked the Indore-Bhopal ...
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Study suggests early warning systems to save crops from wildlife

New Delhi, June 28 : Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have recorded high levels of damage to crops and human life by the wildlife. The solution is deploying early warning ...
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Five farmers commit suicide in MP

Bhopal, June 27 : Five farmers committed suicide in different parts of Madhya Pradesh reportedly due to debt and other problems since Sunday evening, taking the total number of ...
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Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development

Canberra, June 26 : A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to “close the pores” on leaves. ...
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