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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Sugar Production To Increase By 16-20% In 2018: ICRA

As per an ICRA note, while North Karnataka is likely to benefit from the monsoons, the mills in South Karnataka and Tamil Nadu may remain impacted by past trends of poor rainfall affecting sowing in past seasons.

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Where Did We Let Them Down?

As farmer protests spread like wild fire across India, BW Businessworld investigates whether the rabble-rousing was justified

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Maharashtra Unveils Rs 34000 Crore Loan Waiver, 89 Lakh Farmers To Benefit

This Rs 34,020 crore loan waiver scheme -- 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krushi Sanman Yojana' -- will benefit total 89 lakh farmers in the state, out of which 40 lakh cultivators will become debt-free.

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Centre Approves Rs 109.29 Crore Plan Under Horticulture Mission

Major focus under the mission in 2017-18 would be on protected cultivation, hybrid tomato production, water creation resources, establishment of new gardens, etc.

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Agrarian Subsidy Cut In US Through Indian Prism

While there are no descanting voices in India for various farm subsidies by government and putting burden on state exchequer, the US President is surrounded by many questionable decisions in his first presidential tenure.

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'If Government Has Guts, Then Approve GM Seeds'

We should learn from China, if any company invests in China for genetic research they ask them do it with Chinese partnership, says Deepak Pental, the scientist who spearheaded genetic engineering research for seeds and plants in India.

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Punjab To Forgive Over $1.5 Billion In Farm Debts

The South Asian nation is carrying a huge inventory of food grains from last year's record harvest, while exports have been hit by an appreciating rupee, falling global prices and restrictions on overseas shipments.

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India Raises Rice, Cotton Buying Prices As Farmers' Protests Mount

Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4 percent to 1,550 rupees ($24.03) per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1.

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Hybrid Seed Prices Cut By 10% For FY18 Kharif Season

Elaborating on the decision, National Seed Association President M Prabhakar Rao said that there is a distress among farmers due to low profitability in agriculture and they appealed to us to bring down seed prices.

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Government Extends Interest Subsidy On Short-Term Crop Loans

The Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 has been approved in the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday (14 June).

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Bring Down Water Requirements For Agriculture: Former ISRO Chairman

Calling for a holistic approach towards water conservation, including recharging of structures, the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Kasturirangan said agriculture in India, particularly paddy cultivation, consumes substantial amount of water.

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Farmers’ Fury & Politics

In Maharashtra, Raju Shetty, an MP from Kolhapur, led a procession from Pune to Mumbai with thousands of farmers, forcing everyone to take notice. Following this, farmers’ unions called a seven-day strike in the state and threatened to stop grocery supplies.

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Rs 56 crore Package For Cauvery Delta Farmers For 'Kuruvai' Crop

100 per cent subsidy on different types of manure and fertilisers for paddy cultivation have been announced, besides granting total subsidy to farmers taking up cultivation of pulses.

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Yogi Adityanath Instructs Banks Not To Issue Default Notices To Farmers

The UP government in April had announced Rs 36,500 crore loan waiver for approximately 88 lakh farmers in the state, one of the biggest loan waivers cleared by any state from its own funds.

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Farmer Protests in MP Hiked Agriculture Commodity Prices By 30%

Tur pulse which had minimum price of Rs 1701 per quintal till June 6 is now selling at minimum of Rs 3300 per quintal.

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