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Latest Articles in Agriculture

"Improving Livelihoods For Smallholder Farming Households" Punit Gupta, Country Director, TechnoServe India

India has approximately 126 million smallholder farmers, accounting for ~86% of total operational holdings in the country.

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Vietnam Appeals To India To Open Its Market For Dragon Fruit Among Other Agricultural Products

According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, dragon fruit accounts for about a third of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports. Revenue from dragon fruit exports is nearly four times higher than longan and mango.

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India's Rice Exports Could Jump To Record On Thai Drought Effects

India was offering 5% broken parboiled rice at $380 per tonne on a free-on-board basis, while Thailand was offering the same grade at $490 per tonne

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Horticulture 4.0: The Plant Factories For Agricultural Exports

Marginal farmers with less than two hectares of land account for 86.2% of all farmers, but own just 47.3% of the arable land, not enough to farm marketable surplus as well as contribute to exports.

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Govt Buys 5.73 lac tons Of Paddy At MSP In Last 8 days

For the current year, the government has fixed the MSP of paddy (common grade) at Rs 1,868 per quintal, while that of A grade variety has been fixed at Rs 1,888 per quintal.

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Agricultural GVA Growth Of 3 Pc Likely In Q2 FY21: ICRA

Pan-India rainfall stood at 109 per cent of long period average (LPA) in the monsoon months (June to September), well above the 102 per cent level projected by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Agri Bills Are Death Sentence For Farmers: Rahul

Gandhi and his Congress party have been demanding that the farm bills be withdrawn as they are not beneficial for farmers, who will be enslaved at the hands of private players and big businesses.

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NCDC Sanctions Rs 19,444 Cr To 3 States For Paddy Procurement At MSP

The timely step will help the state agencies start procurement operations immediately, an official statement said.

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Farmers begin protest in Punjab, Haryana over farm bills

As many as 31 farmer organisations, under ageis of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) have joined hands for the complete shutdown of Punjab.

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Send Pesticides Management Bill, 2020 To Select Committee: Agri Experts

Experts from leading agriculture and the Agri-Chemical businesses have called upon the central government to initiate wider deliberations on key gaps in the proposed Pesticides Management Bill, 2020 (PMB) which was introduced in the Rajya Sabha just two days before the March 25 lockdown

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Blueprint To Revive The Agriculture Sector To Accelerate The Growth

According to an economic survey by Indian government, climate change could hurt farmers’ income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.

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India's Sugar Crop Faces Delays With COVID-19 Raging Throughout Nation

India produces 370 million tonnes of cane annually, second-most worldwide behind Brazil. But mechanization accounts only for about 5% of the work in a nation that employs nearly 50 million sugarcane farmers and 700 factories

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Indian Farmers Driven To Debt As Banks Turn Risk-averse During Pandemic

Amid India's worst economic slowdown in decades due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of farmers like Siddhanth are being shunned by banks as lenders turn cautious due to rising bad loans.

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Well-spread Monsoon To Result In Bumper Kharif Output: Report

Crisil Research expects an overall 5-6 per cent growth in farm output, including a 2-3 per cent rise in the sowing area at 109 million hectares for kharif season 2020.

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PM’s New Finance Initiative Under Rs 1 Lakh Cr Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Catalytic For Agri-infra Development: FAIFA

This fund will be crucial for farmers, agri-entrepreneurs, startups, agri-tech players and farmer groups looking to boost the country’s agriculture infrastructure.

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