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Agriculture May Soon Enjoy Industry Status: Nirmala Sitharaman

On the fourth banking and economics conclave of state bank of India at the economic capital of nation, the Commerce and Industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman had hinted that agriculture may soon get the suitable industry standard.

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We Will Bring One Crore Protestors To Delhi In August: Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh

Government will listen to demands only when they are pressurised by such factors, we have also started our indefinite strike at Jantar Mantar.

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Post-GST, Fertiliser Retail Prices May Be Lower: ICRA

However, a few states like Haryana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh, where fertiliser sales were exempt from VAT and attract only 1% excise duty, will face increased tax incidence of 5%.

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Narendra Modi To Visit Israel: What’s On Cards For Agriculture Cooperation

Be it a mango orchard in Haryana or any drip-irrigated vegetable-fruit nursery in Rajasthan or Gujarat, Israel’s expertise in agriculture is helping plants to grow across India.

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India’s Fumigation Rules Extended Amidst Uncertainty In Pulses Export

An expert from food policy research institute told BW Businessworld that many countries have their environmental practices so strong that they do not allow fumigation at ports.

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Farmers’ Fatality Fiasco – Not A New Custom

In a latest incident of farmer suicide, a farmer named Thomas from Kozhikode district of Kerala committed suicide outside village office, police told the local media about how he had been allegedly harassed by village officials for his land tax payment.

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Centre Approves Rs 795 Crore Drought Assistance To Karnataka

A decision in this regard was taken in the High Level Committee (HLC) meeting, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Finance minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and senior officers were also present at the meeting.

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Agriculture: A Scythe With A Shine

Jain Irrigation Systems offers farmers cutting edge solutions for higher farm yields

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A Famine Of Ideas For Farmers

There simply are no easy solutions to the crisis in Indian agriculture, a product of decades of neglect and poor policies

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Agriculture, In Hindsight

There was no earthly reason to announce imports of pulses just before the Rabi sowing season. That only added on to a farmer’s feeling that he is neglected

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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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