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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Sugar Mills Owe Over Rs 400 Cr To Cane Farmers

District Cane Officer Omprakash Singh said an amount of over Rs 442 crore are outstanding against the eight sugar mills as cane dues of farmers

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No Feast For Farmers

There are several good proposals that may uplift the agriculture sector, but no significant reform measures, says Sutanu Guru

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Saving Water, Punjab Style

Punjab cannot survive without its underground water, which is fast depleting due to widespread paddy cultivation

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Good News Bad News

Indian agriculture is heading for a record year, the rain gods have smiled upon India this year. But caste protests reveal the crisis within

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Sweet Paradox: India's Drought-Stricken Farmers Plant Thirstiest Crop

Farmers sell cane directly to sugar mills, effectively getting 100 per cent remuneration, but other crops pass through middlemen, ensuring farmers get half the price consumers pay

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India To Develop Its Own Palm Oil Sustainability Framework: Trade Body

India's imports dependency in edible oils has risen to 70 percent and expansion of palm plantation will help in reducing imports, said B.V. Mehta, executive director of SEA

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GM Crops: Hotbed Of Activism

Sutanu Guru analyses why the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops has erupted all over again

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India Holding Talks With Brazil To Grow Pulses

The government has offered to give seeds for pulses besides sending a team of trained people to Brazil for helping in pulses cultivation

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Government Panel Clears GM Mustard But Hurdles Remain

The decision to go ahead is likely to be made public soon by the environment ministry's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee

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Model Land Leasing Law Promises Greater Security For Tenant Farmers

The model Land Leasing Act, proposed by Niti Aayog in April, recommends that all lease arrangements be made formal

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Are We Ready For The Bumper Harvests?

It is time for mainstream approach to change so that warehousing industry is perceived as a services sector. Warehouses can become the distribution centres pan India

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Encouraging Agro-climatic Signals Spell A Stable FY17 For Fertilizer Sector: ICRA

The domestic production of urea witnessed healthy 8 per cent growth during FY16, driven by favourable policy changes by the GoI, especially the New Urea Policy 2015

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India Allows Imports Of 500,000 Tonnes Of Duty-Free, Non-GM Corn

To check prices and prevent hoarding, Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved imports of 500,000 tonnes of corn, the trade ministry said

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No Need For Licensing Pact With GM Technology Provider: NSAI

US biotech major Monsanto's India joint venture Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Ltd has sub-licensed Bt cotton seed technology since 2002 to about 50 domestic seed companies

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India Plans 25 Per Cent Tax On Sugar Exports To Maintain Local Supplies

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the levy was aimed at curbing the country's exports and would help keep local prices under control in the world's top consumer of sugar

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