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Monsoon May Halt Locust Spread Across Eastern Parts of India

An eastward movement of locust in India may be stopped by monsoon, high time to contain and get rid of this threat

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India To Spend $13 Billion On A Farm Infrastructure Fund

The allocation is part of a 20 trillion rupee ($266 billion) fiscal and monetary package to support the economy that has been battered by a weeks-long lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman's Third Tranche Cover Agriculture And Allied Activities

Sitharaman announces Rs 20,000 cr for aqua culture, infrastructure for fisheries to help raise fish production, exports.

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Centre Announces Rs 1 Lakh Crore Agri Infrastructure Fund In 3rd Tranche Of Stimulus Package

The fund will be created immediately. Sitharaman also said that the Rs 10,000 crore scheme for the formalisation of MFE promotes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Vocal for Local with global outreach.'

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Total Foodgrain Production Estimated At Record 295.67 Million Tonnes For 2019-20

As per the third Advance Estimates for 2019-20, total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 295.67 million tonnes

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Small farmers to Get More: FM

25 lakh new Kisan credit cards with Rs 25, 000 crore new loans on them had been feature of this governments pro-farmer policy during lockdown, FM said

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Small farmers to Get More: FM

25 lakh new Kisan credit cards with Rs 25, 000 crore new loans on them had been feature of this governments pro-farmer policy during lockdown, FM said

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Agriculture: Year Of Farmers?

Procurement and storage problems may spoil the thrill of a good winter crop for farmers this year

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Double Credit Limit on Kisan Credit Card: Pushpender Singh, Kisan Shakti Sangh

BW Businessworld's Prabodh Krishna spoke to Pushpender Singh, President of Kisan Shakti Sangh, an influential farmers union of Northern India regarding challenges faced by the farming community.

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Bracing For The COVID-19 Impact On Agriculture In Short And Longer-Term

A shortage of such a high-demand crop may lead to inflation and can strain the system leading to food inflation.

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Slew of Exemptions For Agriculture Amidst Lockdown

Ministry of Home affairs had released list of exempted activities as outlined by PM Modi in his address to the nation on 14 April. BW Businessworld lists out key exemptions and views of some stakeholders

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Direct Procurement A Welcome Step But APMCs Remain Important

India is facing a tough task to manage harvesting and maintenance of supply chain while current lockdown can be considered as a blockade. BW Businessworld explores why APMCs and direct procurement are required simultaneously.

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India Is Facing A Critical Situation For Its Agrarian Future: MS Swaminathan

BW Businessworld's Prabodh Krishna spoke to MS Swaminathan, the father of India's Green Revolution on his take on the current situation.

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Another Waive Of Relief For Farmers Amidst Covid-19 outbreak

Union Government has announced various amendments in PMFBY, a Bima scheme for Farming community of India in an attempt to passify the distressed farmers

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Three Major Challenges for the government on Agri and Rural Front

Union Government as well as the states may face agri-challenges w.r.t supply management, crop selection and rural workforce management

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