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Farm Exports Up 16.88 % In Apr-Feb FY21

Among agri-commodities exported, wheat shipments rose in terms of value to Rs 3,283 crore in April-February from Rs 425 crore in the year-ago period.

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Govt To Sell 20 % In NFL, 10 Pc In RCF Via Offer For Sale

RCF's profit after tax for 2019-20 fiscal stood at Rs 208.15 crore and net worth at Rs 3,186.27 crore as on March 2020.

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Agri Minister Launches National Nursery Portal

Tomar said that the youth could become entrepreneurs in the horticulture sector and contribute to economic growth.

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Farmers Ready To Talk If Govt Invites, No Change In Demands: Rakesh Tikait

The BKU national spokesperson''s remarks came in response to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij urging Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to resume talks with protesting farmers amid the coronavirus scare looming large.

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IFFCO To Sell Old Stock Of Non-Urea Fertiliser At Earlier Rates

Retail prices of non-urea fertilisers such as DAP, MoP and NPK are decontrolled and are determined by manufacturers, while the Centre gives them fixed subsidy each year.

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Agri-Tech Startups: Future Of Farming In India

The export of agricultural products constitutes 10% of the total exports from our country. The agricultural exports from our country reached USD 28.09 billion during the period from April 2017- January 2018 with the export of Basmati rice.

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Hike In Agri Credit Target To Rs 16.5 lakh Cr In FY'22 To Ease Cash Crunch Of Farmers: Tomar

In the Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed 10 per cent hike in the agriculture credit target to Rs 16.5 lakh crore for the next fiscal from Rs 15 lakh crore in this financial year.

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Women In Agriculture: The Unacknowledged Gender

The most critical issue that needs to be addressed toward a gendered friendly policy is to minimise the gulf between ownership versus control of land by addressing patriarchal conventions and bottlenecks in legislations, to achieve economic equality in gender, as also guaranteed by the Indian Constitution, under Article 14.

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By 2023 We Are Planning To Have Zero Surplus Sugar By Diversion To Ethanol: Abinash Verma, DG, ISMA

The Indian Sugar Mill Association (ISMA) is trying to make a road map that every year we can reduce our surplus sugar by 20 lakh tons. And 2023 ISMA is planning to have zero surplus sugar by diversion to ethanol Abinash Verma, Director General of ISMA tells Urvi Shrivastav of BW Businessworld. Excerpts:

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Decoding e-NAM - Catalyst to Digital Transformation of Mandi System

There are 10 crore farmers in India out of which around 1.69 crore farmers registered on the e-NAM platform. With the integration of 38 new Mandis with e-NAM or the electronic National Agriculture Market, the Government has brought in a total of 1000 mandis under it and another 1,000 mandis will get added in FY-22

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India Cuts Internet Near Delhi As Hundreds Of Farmers Begin Hunger Strike

Agriculture employs about half of India's population of 1.3 billion, and unrest among an estimated 150 million landowning farmers is one of the biggest challenges to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since coming to power in 2014.

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Digitisation In Agriculture: A Necessity For India

Use of digital technology requires efficient and reliable power supply that reaches to every nook and corner of farming community in general and farmers. The electrical connectivity is as important as digital connectivity.

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Can India Afford to Repeal the Farm Laws?

India’s recent attempt of bringing the reforms in the agriculture markets, and thereafter protests against these reforms with the demand of repealing these laws compel us to ponder over a series of questions.

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Govt Asks Farm Leaders To Reconsider Proposal For Suspending Three Laws; Unions Stick To Repeal Demand

In the last round of meetings held on Wednesday, the government had offered to put on hold the three laws and set up a joint committee to find solutions.

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Budget 2021: Pivotal Transformation For Agriculture Growth In New Normal

Online portal for an end-to-end process execution and visibility, transparency in the process for fund disbursement, ensuring checkpoints at various stages and adherence to timelines would bring the efficiency in subsidy disbursal and support farmers to be debt-free in a faster way.

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