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Latest Articles in agriculture

Why Are Agtech Start-ups Not Turning Unicorns?

Even if we advance in research and development, and employ new mediums of technology, the handicap of location still prevails.

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Improving Supply Is A Key Area For Agritech Start-ups

“Doorstop delivery when roads were blocked, with the strictest police patrolling, was a boon to farmers. Some of the rigorous lockdown months also overlapped with the peak harvest season; it was a do or die situation for farmers,“ says Taranbir Singgh, Co-founder of Faarms, delving on the opportunities for agritech in India

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India Sees Addition Of 16 Million Jobs In July Mostly In Agri, Construction Sectors: CMIE

This seasonal absorption of labour into agricultural activities is different from the large-scale migration of labour into agriculture as farmers

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Govt Yet To Recover Rs 2,992.75 Cr From Over 42 Lakh Ineligible Beneficiaries Under PM-KISAN: Tomar

The highest amount of Rs 554.01 crore has to be recovered from 8.35 lakh ineligible farmers in Assam, followed by Rs 437.9 crore from Punjab, Rs 357.9 crore from Maharashtra, Rs 340.56 crore from Tamil Nadu, and Rs 258.64 crore from Uttar Pradesh

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Organic Fish Farming: Sustaining Interest Of Humans

The organic aquaculture practices will not only serve humans the healthy fish but will also provide a sustainable solution to the environmental challenges led by increased demand for fish production.

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Agri Sector Exempted From Obtaining NOC For Ground Water Extraction: Tomar

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through their institutes and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) are addressing issues related to judicious use of water ensuring higher water and crop productivity in the country, he added.

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Industry Bodies Hail Assam Budget For FY22

The government on Friday presented the Rs 566 crore deficit budget for 2021-22 in the state assembly, proposing one lakh government jobs and no new taxes.

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The ‘Anand’ of Agri_Blockchains

Block chain must not be private. It must be embraced by the Government too, rather than putting the cart before the horse and blocking the chain of data. The biggest limitation to progress would be to neuter and make infertile trillions of Zetas and Yetas that are yearning to sprout.

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Kharif Crop Sowing To Pick Up With Wider Monsoon Coverage

Southwest monsoon between June 1 to July 7 was below normal but would revive from this week onwards and cover all areas after July 10.

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In A Continental Country Like India, One Size Fits All Farm Laws Will Not work--Y.K Alagh

Agriculture in India has traditionally been the playground of politics. What was required-- a few clean policies that empower Indian farmers, open the scope and take the fruits of Indian farmer to the global market. Instead, it became the de-facto sector for MSP- subsidy-only-policy that harmed the sector. And the alarming fact that India’s wastage of major agricultural produce was about INR 92,651 crore in 2016, called for reforms and measures. What is then three Bills offer? A reform, finally, is opposed by a section of farmers in India. Where is agri-technology and last-mile chain of cold storage? BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha raises such issues with Y. K Alagh, a former union minster who laid down fundamentals in setting policies as the chairman of Agricultural Prices Commission.

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India, Fiji Sign MoU For Cooperation In Agriculture

Prime Minister Modi's historic visit to Fiji and the first Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation have given a new impetus to India's engagement with Fiji and the Pacific region

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We Committed To Agriculture Reform As MSP Monies Are Paid Directly To The Farmers: Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser

Principal Economic Adviser in the finance ministry Sanjeev Sanyal’s work in chaos theory and his belief that economic growth demands perpetual imbalance may be the right recipe for the Indian economy given its complexity. The government though is very conservative on fiscal balance. He talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha about fiscal support and its multiplier effect, the bold steps and disruptions in opening the economy further, pushing pending reforms, gyrating out of pandemic-led economic disruptions, and more.

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Govt Suspends Power Of Cashew Export Promotion Council To Issue RCMC

The Agriculture and Processed Food Production Export Development Authority (APEDA), is an arm of the commerce ministry which deals with the promotion of agri exports.

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Cisco India's Garde To Join Non-Profit Wadhwani AI As CEO

The institute works closely with almost 40 partner organisations across governments, international organisations, non-profits, philanthropies, and research institutions.

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India's Agri Exports Up 17.34 % At $41.25 Bn In 2020-21

Exports of only agricultural products (excluding marine and plantation products) increased by 28.36 per cent to USD 29.81 billion in 2020-21 as compared to USD 23.23 billion in 2019-20.

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