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Latest Articles in Agriculture

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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India Puts Off GM Cotton Seed Order, Easing Pressure On Monsanto

In an order last week, the agriculture ministry said any company providing any new, advanced variety of GM cotton would not be allowed to charge royalties of more than 10 percent of the price of seeds

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Decoding National Agriculture Market

The initiative aims to interconnect all the physical markets or mandis online to enable buyers situated anywhere in the country to trade in agri-commodities at any of the local mandis

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India To Keep Regulating Seed Prices

Last month India cut the royalties paid by local firms for Monsanto's genetically modified cotton seeds by nearly 70 per cent, ignoring a threat by the world's biggest seed company to leave if it did

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Supreme Court Slams Gujarat, Haryana For Lack Of Seriousness On Drought

The court asks Gujarat why it waited till April 1 to declare drought, when bad situation was clear in September last year

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Modi's Rural Income Promise Leaves Farmers, Experts Cold

Last year, agrarian distress contributed to the ruling party's rout in Bihar state at the hands of a regional alliance. If a similar anti-BJP coalition forms, Modi's authority could face a challenge

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Agriculture: The Farm Fetish

It is only when manufacturing jobs, millions of them every year, are created that small farmers and farm labour can find alternative sources of livelihood.

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New Crop Insurance Scheme: Will It Be A Game Changer For Farmers?

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna aims to provide not only insurance coverage to farmers against natural calamities and pests, but also encourages them to adopt innovative modern agricultural practices

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Why Opposition's Task Has Been Made A Bit Tougher

In coming out with a Budget with focus on a distressed rural India, the Modi government has sought to dispel the notion that it’s anti-farmer and anti-poor

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