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Deep chill brings delight in Bengal Tea belt (292)  2019-01-02
Planters in Bengal tea belt are expecting bright post winter high value first flush output for the consecutive second year due to prevailing favorable weather conditions.  Entire tea belt in Bengal has taken submergence deep under chill. While the mercury at in TeraiNSE 0.00 % and Dooars tea..
JBA launches India Crop catastrophe model (311)  2018-11-15
JBA Risk Management (JBA), global leader in risk management, has launched a new India Crop catastrophe model for the insurance market JBA has collaborated with Chaucer through its platform in Singapore to develop a new probabilistic crop model for the Indian agriculture insurance market. The m..
Maharashtra launches website and app to analyse drought situation (486)  2018-10-06
The Maharashtra government has launched a website and an application for collectively analysing the rainfall, crop situation and underground water level using modern technology. Speaking after the inauguration of the website, Maha madat here on Friday, Rehabilitation and Relief Minister Chandraka..
India urges China to drop rapeseed meal import ban amid US-China trade row (484)  2018-09-20
India has urged China to drop a years-long ban on rapeseed meal imports from the South Asian nation at a meeting with government officials and feedmakers as it aims to boost sales of critical farm goods amid growing US-China trade tensions. The meeting was held at India's embassy in Beijing o..
Government approves proposal to increase MSP of rabi crops for 2018-19 (439)  2018-09-13
The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase minimum support price (MSP) of rabi crops for 2018-19 season. MSP is the price at which the government purchases crops from the farmers. The decision will help farmers earn an additional in..
Agriculture budget doubled to help double farm income by 2022: PM Modi (700)  2018-06-21
Reaching out to farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today showcased his government's "unprecedented" work in the agriculture sector, including doubling of the budget to Rs 2.12 lakh crore. Modi also reiterated that his government is working to double farm income by 2022. Contin..
Farmers' protests spotlight worsening agrarian crisis in India (572)  2018-06-12
Thousands of farmers across eight Indian states, mostly ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), began their 10-day protest last Friday to press demands such as farm loan waivers and higher prices for produce such as cereals, oilseeds and milk. The farmers have als..
India: Centre urges states to adopt model act on contract farming (659)  2018-05-29
NEW DELHI: Amid estimates of record production of agricultural and horticultural produce this year, the Centre on Tuesday released a model act on contract farming and asked states to adopt it to save farmers from price volatility. The proposed model law - State/UT Agricultural Produce and Livesto..
India's enterprising farmers process, market agriculture products (639)  2018-05-28
MUKTSAR: A group of enterprising farmers in Muktsar have formed farming clubs to make agriculture more profitable by processing and marketing their produce. Now with the support from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), 40 local farmers have come together under the..