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Government to link 109 more mandis on e-NAM by next month

So far, 470 mandis in 14 states have been integrated with the eNAM platform, launched in April 2016 with an aim to help farmers with better price discovery and provide facilities for smooth marketing.

published on : 18th January 2018

GDP growth not justifiable unless benefits reach farmers, says FM Arun Jaitley

The government's priority is to ensure the gains reach the farmers and the growth is visible even in the farm sector, he said at an event. 

published on : 14th January 2018

Australian Agriculture Minister to visit India soon to resolve pulses trade issue

Last month, India had imposed 30 per cent import duty on chickpeas and lentils to protect domestic farmers from falling local rates in view of higher output.

published on : 11th January 2018

Government mulls organic farming policy to boost agricultural 

The government is planning a new policy to promote organic farming in states, which will be aimed at boosting exports in the agriculture sector.

published on : 10th January 2018

BJP MP asks Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to start providing education on Hindu rituals in Sanskrit schools

Virendra Singh 'Mast' has written to Javadekar that 'karmkand' has a direct link with agricultural lifestyle and starting providing education on it will boost farm growth.

published on : 6th January 2018

Sugar sector faces problem of plenty as production jumps to 25 mt

The sugar sector seems to be heading back into troubled waters in 2018.

published on : 6th January 2018

Telangana likely to introduce separate budget for women

Draft document will be submitted to KCR before session begins; if implemented, Telangana will become the first state to have a “gender-based Budget”

published on : 3rd January 2018

Horticulture crop production witnesses record-high of 300.6 million tonnes in 2016-17

The production of horticulture crops was reported to be a record-high of 300.6 million tonnes in 2016-17, which is five per cent higher than the previous year.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Centre again rejects demand to hike minimum support price of paddy

The Centre has again said no to the demand for revision of minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, evoking strong criticism from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress.

published on : 2nd January 2018

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology ink MoA for research on bio-fuel

 After initiating the move to set up a second generation ethanol plant in Bargarh district with an investment of `750 crore, the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited has partnered with OUAT.

published on : 25th December 2017

Odisha Agriculture University, BPCL to promote bio-fuel from rice straw in state

The large acreage and production of rice in the state provides ample opportunities to excel in promotion of rice straw-based bio-fuel, a statement issued by the BPCL said.

published on : 24th December 2017

Doubling farm income to make farming sustainable: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government has undertaken the ambitious task of doubling farmers' income by 2022 so that farming becomes sustainable.

published on : 16th December 2017

VFPCK banks on technology to launch new agricultural projects

The Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Kerala (VFPCK) is planning to bolster its activities by adopting latest technologies and launching new products through exclusive outlets.

published on : 13th December 2017

Ban on LED lights, bull trawling to help fishermen: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

The use of LED lights was banned in fishing along with the ban on the bull trawling as over-exploitation of resources beyond 12 nautical miles was affecting the catch of traditional fishermen.

published on : 9th December 2017

Cyclone Ockhi has not caused much damage to crops: Agriculture Secretary

The impact of cyclone Ockhi on crops so far has not been significant in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and other coastal areas, Agriculture Secretary S K Pattanayak said today.

published on : 8th December 2017
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