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Latest Articles in Agriculture

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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Farmers Deep In Debt, Seek Subsidies, Help With Insurance

More than half India's farming households are in debt, owing banks and moneylenders hundreds of millions of rupees, despite numerous loan write-offs by successive governments

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India Suspects US Firm Monsanto Abused Dominant Position

US-based Monsanto launched a GM cotton variety in India in 2002 despite opposition from critics who questioned its safety

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Foodgrain Output Likely To Rise Marginally To 253 Million Tonnes In 2015-16

Overall foodgrain output is likely to be better than last year despite deficit monsoon for two straight years, says Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

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India's Milk Production Reaches 146.31 Million Tonnes

Even though India is number one in milk production, productivity per animal is far less than the average in developed dairy nations

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Modi Government's Big Farming Push

The party wants to tell the country that it represents the interests of farmers and rural India as well, and not just urban India

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Warm Winter May Cut India's Wheat Output For Second Straight Year

India's wheat output is expected to fall for a second straight year in 2016 after a series of bumper harvests since 2007 due to an unusually warm winter in central and northern India

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‘Rural India Needs Quality Education’

Richard Dobbs, author & director of McKinsey Global Institute, and director of McKinsey & Company talks to Sunil Dhawan about his book No Ordinary Disruption.

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Govt To Tighten Rules For Credit Cooperatives To Protect Investors

India will crack down on errant financial firms that raise funds, mainly from millions of rural poor customers, through loosely regulated credit cooperative societies, a senior official in the agriculture ministry said

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