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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Crop Protection Chemicals Destroyed Aquatic System In India

Increase in agricultural activity leads to deterioration of land and water bodies in locality, the recent Bengaluru lake disaster where fishes died had proven it once again

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Sugar Mills’ Margins Likely To Strengthen In FY2018: ICRA

Sugar production is likely to be around 24.5 million MT in SY2018, up from 20.3 million MT in SY2017

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Tomato Prices Soar To Rs 100 Per Kg In Delhi-NCR On Low Supply

Mother Dairy is selling tomatoes at Rs 96 per kg here through its 300 retail stores 'Safal', while online grocery platforms like Big Basket and Grofers are offering this key vegetable at nearly Rs 100 per kg

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Agriculture Production & Rainfall: Myths Or Reality

It is clearly visible that agriculture production in India has not at all been on a serious decline over the years, despite low rainfalls

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UPL Explores Bid For Platform Specialty Agrochem Unit

Indian agrochemicals producer UPL is exploring a bid of more than $4 billion for the agrochemicals business of Platform Specialty Products Corp to expand its global footprint, according to people familiar with the matter

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Local Crop Has More Resistance To Climate Change: Co-Founder, CropConnect

Unless there is demand in the market farmers do not grow their products. Demand of the right product is all that matters

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Organic Farming In India: A Vision or Challenge To National Food Security

It is though a doubtful vision of thinking a sustainable future in agriculture through organic farming

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Farmers’ Suicide Row: Truth Or A Diabolical Design

Number of non-agricultural professionals and housewives who committed suicide was 90 per cent of total suicides in 2015’s record

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Rising Global Potash Demand Puts India's Buyers On Back Foot

Potash contracts signed by India, one of the world's top buyers of the crop nutrient, help set the global benchmark along with buying by China, the world's biggest consumer

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'Division Of Farm Land Responsible For Downfall In India’s Productivity'

USDA forecasts India’s rice production for the year 2017-18 at somewhere near 108.0 million metric tons (milled), which remains unchanged from the previous year.

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India Will Become Self Sufficient In Pulses, Oilseeds: AgriMin

The country imports over 5 million tonnes of pulses and about 14.5 million tonnes of vegetable oils (comprising edible and non-edible oils) every year to meet domestic demand

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States Should Build Their Own E-Marketing Portal, Says Radha Mohan Singh

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) jointly with Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare organised a National Agriculture Marketing Summit on Friday (14 July). The summit dedicated to the concept of smart marketing solutions for Agriculture in India to double farmers' income

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Paddy Sowing Area Up 4.5%; Pulses Rise 24% In kharif Season

Sowing in the kharif season normally begins with the onset of southwest monsoon and picks up pace from July. Paddy, tur, moong, urad, soyabean, sunflower seed and cotton are the main crops grown in this season.

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‘Food Production Increased To 273 Million Metric Tonnes In FY17’

Cross-pollination of expertise and innovations and thereafter synergy during implementation of the programs conceived would be able to double farmers’ income by 2022

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Import Duty Hike To Support Near Term Domestic Sugar Prices: ICRA

As for sugar production in the country, it is set to increase by 16 per cent - 20 per cent in SY2018, to around 23.5 million MT to 24.5 million MT.

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