President promulgates ‘Agri Ordinances’ aimed at boosting farmers income
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has asked all chief ministers of states to implement the provisions and create an ecosystem for farm growth.He stressed the need for their continued support in the development and growth of the agriculture sector in the new reformed environment.
Government to create 3,500 FPOs in 3 years to help boost farmer incomes
Recently, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), wh...
Contract farming to help farmers, says industry
“A deeper engagement between the farmers and food processors or retailers helps in guiding th...
Odisha to provide Rs 1,040 crore credit to 7 lakh landless farmers
Around seven lakh landless cultivators will be benefited from the programme in the next two years, they said. The decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by chief secretary A K Tripathy on Thursday.
Surplus milk, drop in demand: How Nandini kept farmers smiling through lockdown
At the onset of the lockdown, KMF and 14 associate milk unions stared into the immediate challenge of not just collecting milk from farmers in 254,000 villages, but supplying to over 10 millions customers within Karnataka, and across the border.
Sowing up 87 percent since monsoon onset
Rice, grown across 40% of the total area during the kharif season, is up 39%, while oilseeds area has increased by more than three times and cultivation of pulses has quadrupled.
India's rice output could hit record as farmers expand area
Higher output by the world's biggest rice exporter could dampen domestic prices and make exports more competitive, compensating for lower supplies from rivals Thailand and Vietnam.
Tech saves the day for India’s leading dairy brands as lockdowns become new normal
Amul brand required an infrastructure that can support data-intensive and demanding workloads. The cooperative giant’s faith and steady investment in latest technology over the past 10 years has helped it wither the lockdown storm with little or no pain to dairy farmers or consumers.
Agriculture drones cleared for night missions
India is the first country in the world to utilise drones in anti-locust operations and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has lauded the agriculture department’s work in fighting locusts using the latest technology.
FM's announcement may increase income of the farmers by 25%-30%, feels EY India
Announcement for medicinal plants corridor along the river Ganga will further strengthen the soft power of India apart from adding income to one of the most vulnerable farmer group. The fund allocation for Matysaya Sampada Yojana will help realize higher price in the international market.
PM Modi chairs key meeting on reforms in agriculture sector, discusses ways to increase farmers' income
Amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday deliberated on ways to reform the agriculture sector with emphas...
Farmers in Assam export pumpkins to Dubai
Till now, 182 Metric tones (MT) of vegetables and fruits grown by state’s farmers have been exported to different countries from the Guwahati Airport.
PM Narendra Modi takes stock of agri sector, discuses reforms to boost farmers income
PM Modi emphasised on reforms in agriculture marketing, management of marketable surplus, access of farmers to institutional credit and freeing agriculture sector of various restrictions with appropriate backing of statute. He directed to further strengthen the role of FPOs to bring vibrancy in agrarian economy, transparency in agriculture trade and enable maximum benefits to the farmers.
Govt to give credit card to 15 million dairy farmers
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in association with Department of Financial Services has asked all state milk federation and milk unions for implementing the scheme on a mission mode.
Govt to give 50% subsidy for fruit, vegetable transport to help farmers cut post-harvest loss, avoid distress sale
Subsidy will be disbursed if the price in notified production clusters falls below the average of the preceding three years or if it falls more than 15% from last year’s price at the time of harvest. It will also be given if the price falls below the benchmark price for procurement, for a specified period.
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