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How WhatsApp, Facebook are helping farmers prosper

More than 600,000 farmers are associated with Hoy Amhi Shetkari and the Facebook page has 500,000 followers.

Assam tea producers heaves a sigh of relief as intensity of rain lessens

Assam’s had produced 645.14 million kg tea in 2018, accounting for nearly 49 per cent of the country’s total production.

CMs panel to release a time-bound roadmap for implementation of agri reforms

The Maharashtra CM-led nine member committee has deliberated upon ways to incentivise states to fully implement the major reforms.

Monsoon covers entire country, rain deficit stands at 18%

The rain deficit since the start of the monsoon season on June 1 stands at 18% as of Friday.

Fadnavis-led CMs' panel mulls incentives for states to reform agriculture

​​Besides, the committee may also suggest changes in the Essential Commodities Act to make agricultural marketing and infrastructure attractive for private investments.

Farmers’ groups split over HTbt cotton cultivation

The agriculture ministry, however, has reiterated that it is not looking to review its decision of banning HTBt cotton as of now.

Govt working to make Fasal Bima Yojna more beneficial: Narendra Singh Tomar

Over 10 crore Soil Health Cards have already been alloted, he said, adding work on alloting 9.82 crore cards in the second phase is underway.

Australia-India finalise a new veterinary health protocol

Australian sheep will be part of a sheep breeding program for wool development, an initiative under India’s National Livestock Mission.

IMD plans timetable tweak to match monsoon reality

IMD will revise its onset & withdrawal schedule to align normal dates with the reality of changing weather.

'Falling overseas-domestic price gap to boost cotton imports'

The decreasing price spread, along with a gradual improvement in demand, has come as a relief to the cotton industry, adds the report.

West Bengal sees 7.5 per cent surge in egg production

West Bengal sees 7.5 per cent surge in egg production

Swapan Debnath also mentioned that his department’s ready-to-eat meat shop chain Haringhata Meat is doing well and has earned a revenue of Rs 17.84

Government plans to tweak PMFBY; to make crop insurance voluntary to all farmers

Government plans to tweak PMFBY; to make crop insurance voluntary to all farmers

The ministry has also proposed a two-step process of assessing crop yields required for calculating the extent of crop damage.

Farmer unions demand that GM event developer be made legally liable for illegal GM crop cultivation

Farmer unions demand that GM event developer be made legally liable for illegal GM crop cultivation

A Delegation also met with the GEAC officials in MoEFCC on July 12th 2019 to put forward their demands for regulatory improvements.

To reduce fertilizer use, govt eyes direct subsidy transfer

To reduce fertilizer use, govt eyes direct subsidy transfer

The plan to move to DBT will be a fundamental change in the manner in which fertilizer subsidies are administered in India as funds have been transferred to manufacturing and retailing companies.

Major farmer unions of India resolved to uphold farmers’ seed rights

Major farmer unions of India resolved to uphold farmers’ seed rights

Organised by Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), the Conference resolved that they will not allow another “PepsiCo India Vs Farmers episode” to recur in India.

Relentless Heavy rain has put tea industry in West Bengal under dwindling condition

Relentless Heavy rain has put tea industry in West Bengal under dwindling condition

Warning of Meteorology Department for heavy to very heavy rainfall in next couple of days in sub Himalayan West Bengal has made entire tea belt highly concerned.

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