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Latest Articles in Agriculture

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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Modi Govt Has Taken Steps For Support To Farmers, Rural Population During Lockdown: Agriculture Minister

The minister said an instalment of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi will be transferred to the accounts of over eight crore farmers in the first week of April as part of immediate relief.

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Lockdown Hits Strawberry Farmers In Kerala

Manufacturing and packaging units of fertilisers, pesticides and seed and intra and inter-state movement of harvesting and sowing related machines are also in the exempted category.

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Indian Farmers, Consumers Suffer As Lockdown Disrupts Supply Chain

India relies on truckers to move commodities from the countryside and ports to its cities. But the virus has made many drivers to flee back to their villages.

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Coronavirus Undermines Indian Crop Prices, Derails Rural Rebound

India has had 206 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year, and four deaths. The numbers are rising.

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India sees 152 Deals in Agritech Ventures in 2019: Report

AgFunder, one of the leading Agri food-tech platform says in its annual food tech investing report that there were 152 sizeable agritech deals in India last year

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Milk Production Expected to Increase This Year

India’s milk production is estimated to rise by 4 MMT to 195 MMT this year compared to 191 MMT due to expectation of normal monsoon

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India's Sugar Production To Stay Higher, Surplus Looms

Mills are likely to produce 26.5 million tonnes of sugar in 2019-20, 1.92% lower than the November forecast of 26 million tonnes

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