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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Can India Afford to Repeal the Farm Laws?

India’s recent attempt of bringing the reforms in the agriculture markets, and thereafter protests against these reforms with the demand of repealing these laws compel us to ponder over a series of questions.

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Govt Asks Farm Leaders To Reconsider Proposal For Suspending Three Laws; Unions Stick To Repeal Demand

In the last round of meetings held on Wednesday, the government had offered to put on hold the three laws and set up a joint committee to find solutions.

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Budget 2021: Pivotal Transformation For Agriculture Growth In New Normal

Online portal for an end-to-end process execution and visibility, transparency in the process for fund disbursement, ensuring checkpoints at various stages and adherence to timelines would bring the efficiency in subsidy disbursal and support farmers to be debt-free in a faster way.

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Farm Corporatisation And Indian Private Sector

Contract farming is getting unpopular due to a gulf in the understanding between private companies and farmers. Let us look at the case of Punjab, one of the main beneficiaries of the Green Revolution of the 1970s.

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Diversification Of Indian Agriculture Sector Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

Consumers across the world are looking for plant-based healthy food that has generated a completely new demand in the sector.

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Target Public Service Delivery: Why Do We Need It?

The FCI and the Commission of Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) were set up by the government of India, mainly to improve domestic procurement and storage of food grains.

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Pesticides Management Bill 2020: Polishing The Existing Law

India is among the leading producers and consumers of pesticides in Asia, with Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana among the states with the highest recorded consumption.

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Union Ministers Start Ninth Round Of Talks With Protesting Farmer Unions

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at various border points of Delhi for over a month now against the three laws.

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SC Pulls Up Centre, Says Extremely Disappointed With Negotiation Process Between Govt & Farmers

Indicating amply that it may go to the extent of staying the implementation of the contentious farm laws, the apex court refused to grant extra time to the Centre to explore the possibility of amicable solution saying it has already granted the government a long rope.

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Supreme Court Orders Stay On New Farm Laws That Riled Growers

Chief Justice Sharad Bobde told a hearing the Supreme Court would set up a panel to hear the farmers' grievances.

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Budget 2021-22: Govt Should Provide Additional Funds, Incentives For Agri Sector, Say Experts

Consulting firm Deloitte India suggested that more funds should be allocated for research and development as well as for increasing the domestic production of oilseeds to reduce imports of cooking oils.

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Year Of Promises And Challenge

The pandemic inflicted year of 2020 be­came a watershed with the liberalisation of agro-marketing being unleashed with a bang, first by way of ordinances and then by Acts in the midst of lockdowns in different phases.

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Agriculture In India Is At The Cusp Of A Transformation

The Government of India has enacted three Bills that are expected to play an instrumental role in effecting a structural transformation in Indian agriculture.

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India's Federal Structure, How Does It Affect Agriculture?

Federalism is one of the key pillars of the legislative division of power in the Indian context. It lies in between unitary government, with a strong center, and confederal government with a loose center.

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Making India's Agricultural Sector Self-Reliant And Pandemic-Proof

India’s agricultural sector contributes approximately 17-18% to the country’s GDP. Though India’s agricultural sector has been exhibiting impressive growth over the years, it also faces multiple challenges owing to a host of issues.

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