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Latest Articles in agriculture

Agriculture: Some Pest Killers Have Stings

Spurious pesticides make up almost a quarter of the market, exposing farmers, their harvest and the environment to harmful side-effects. Does the law have the teeth it needs to fight the fakes?

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The Agriculture Dividend

India needs more robust growth to accelerate the reduction in people living below the poverty line

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Adopting AI In Agriculture Eases The Risk of Changing Patterns

Leveraging the cloud technology and AI to issue advisories for sowing as well aspredict pest control and commodity pricing is a major move towards creating increased income for the farming community

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India Expected To Import Up To 1 Million Tonnes Of Corn In 2019: Traders

Below-normal monsoon rains and an infestation of the fall armyworm, which devastated African corn crops in 2017, have slashed India's corn output and boosted prices, increasing the chances the government will grant duty-free corn imports for the first time since 2016

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Budget Challenge: No Bed Of Roses

The new regime will inherit tall targets like doubling farmers’ income, along with policies that have not worked – and a drought

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Agriculture: The Green Fist

The farmer will be on centre stage in 2019, as promises shower on the largest vote bank, but what is he likely to get in the end? BW Businessworld takes stock

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Smart Farming Tech: The Silver-lining Of Agriculture

The dream of a future where farmers know whether there will be enough rain or sun, or whether the cattle walked or ate enough sounds rosy

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Reimagining Indian Agriculture: How technology can change the game for Indian farmers?

Last mile logistics, to get agri products, into the hands of farmers, is still a big challenge, and very often needs to rely on cash-based traditional distribution channels, which are not nimble enough

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Indian Economy To Reach USD 5 Trillion Size By 2022: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India's economy will double up in size to $5 trillion by 2022 with manufacturing and agriculture sectors contributing $1 trillion each

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Modernized Agriculture Getting Momentum Under Narendra Modi Government

The agriculture sector in India is expected to generate better momentum in the next few years due to increased investments in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage. India is expected to be self-sufficient in pulses in the coming few years due to concerted efforts of scientists to get early-maturing varieties of pulses and the increase in minimum support price

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Not Just A Pipe Dream

The farmer could only get richer, say statistics, even as the debate on doubling farmers’ incomes reaches a crescendo

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Confident Of Doubling Farm Income; Focus On Making Agriculture Income-centric: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

In an exclusive conversation with Suman K. Jha, Singh lists the measures the government has taken to empower the farmers, which he says will positively meet the target of doubling farm income by 2022

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Agri Budget Doubled To Help Double Farm Income By 2022: PM Modi

'We are working towards ensuring that the income of our hardworking farmers doubles by 2022. For that we are facilitating proper assistance wherever required. We have faith in the farmers of India'

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To Ban Or Not To Ban

Rise in illicit cigarette trade and losses to tobacco farmers have led to a high decibel demand for a complete ban on FDI in the tobacco sector

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The Next Decade And New Agriculture

A new awakening will pitch the condemning of ‘drudgery-based’ farm operations and pave the way for information and intelligence-based farm engagement

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