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September 15 2020

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September 14 2020

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September 14 2020

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September 14 2020

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September 14 2020

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September 14 2020

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September 12 2020

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September 12 2020

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September 12 2020

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September 12 2020

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September 12 2020

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September 12 2020

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September 11 2020

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September 11 2020

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September 11 2020

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September 11 2020

ਲੋਕ ਨੌਕਰੀਆਂ ਤੇ ਵੱਡੇ ਵੱਡੇ ਪੈਕੇਜ ਹਾਸਲ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਭੱਜ ਦੌੜ ਚ ਲੱਗੇ ਮਿਲਦੇ ਹਨ ਪਰ ਅੱਜ ਅਸੀਂ ਇੱਕ ਐਸੇ ਵਿਅਕਤੀ ਦੀ

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September 11 2020

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कृषि वैज्ञानिकों को मिली बड़ी सफलता, मूंग की नई किस्म विकसित की, यह हैं खासियतें

September 10 2020

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September 10 2020

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September 10 2020

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September 10 2020

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September 10 2020

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September 09 2020

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September 09 2020

अखिल भारतीय किसान संघर्ष समन्वय समिति के वर्किंग ग्रुप के वरिष्ठ सदस्य एवं किसान महापंचायत क

कृषि मंत्री ने समझी फसलों की स्थिति

September 09 2020

मप्र के कृषि मंत्री श्री कमल पटेल ने जिले के ग्राम तारा सेमनिया में खरीफ फसलों को देखा एवं कृषक

From the RSS:

  • Refarming India in 2020: Why farmers need to move ahead and partake in a modern economy

    During the Green Revolution, farmers embraced modern technology developed by agricultural institutions, and exhibited a willingness to adapt to change. A moment has come for the farmer community to make a choice yet again.
  • Onion prices move north despite export ban

    Average wholesale onion prices at the benchmark Pimpalgaon market in Nashik district increased from 27/kg on September 14 to 36/kg on September 22. Prices are comparatively lower in North India, with wholesale prices ranging between 12/kg and 35/kg on Tuesday. In retail, good quality onions are selling at 40-60/kg.
  • Record rice production likely to propel kharif output to a new high

    Rice production is likely to be 102.36 million tonnes, 0.38 million tonnes more than the previous year’s estimated production and 6.7 million tonnes higher than the previous five years’ average production of 95.66 million tonnes.
  • View: Modi government is heralding the path for farmers to be atmanirbhar

    From the focus on improving the acreage under irrigation and encouraging farmers to diversify into allied activities such as dairying and beekeeping, to hikes in MSP and direct financial assistance worth thousands of crores, a series of measures have marked a fresh approach which stands out from the false, populist pronouncements made by previous governments.
  • View: The real scale of Narendra Modi's farm bet, a move that carries significant political risk

    To gauge the scale of what’s being done, picture the depth of the stasis: 119 million cultivators and 144 million farmhands — taken together, 10 times Australia’s population — yoked to a marketplace designed to be anti-competitive, and denied the lift in productivity that propelled urbanization from Japan and South Korea to Taiwan and China.
  • View: New farm reforms give farmers greater choice, to reduce wastage and transportation effort

    ​​Most onion traders have been established in the trade for over two decades. However, this regulated marketing system, despite its best intentions, has induced significant downsides.
  • 31 farmer bodies in Punjab cut across party lines to call for lockdown

    A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of 31 farmer organisations held at Moga in which it was decided to make the occasion historic by not taking the support of any political party, farmer leaders said.
  • Lower MSP rise shows govt’s aim to balance farmer, consumer interests: Nomura

    In a report, it also said that MSPs are an important driver of food price inflation when there is public procurement and this, along with other factors such as negative real rural wage growth, should lower food price inflation.
  • Onions, pulses not part of controlled items’ list

    The bill, passed on Tuesday, was approved by the lower house last week and replaces an ordinance promulgated in June.
  • Hike in MSP of crops likely to raise prices of pulses, oilseeds

    The price of moong and chana whose MSP was hiked by 6.3% and 4.6%, respectively, rose slightly in major wholesale markets of Mumbai, Indore and Delhi on Tuesday, said Suresh Aggarwal, president of the All India Dal Mills Association.
  • India’s farmers give Mahindra (and maybe Modi) a sliver of hope

    India’s farm equipment sales have been improving since a barren April, when all sorts of manufacturers across the country were forced to halt production and the top carmakers didn’t report any vehicle sales.
  • Reform or no reform, the farmer is hardly the saviour India is waiting for. Aiyar explains why

    Some sections of industry have lately come to pin recovery hopes on a rural/farm revival, based mainly on factors such as rising tractor sales over the past couple of months. But agriculture is just 14% — or roughly one-seventh — of GDP and hence can't make up for the suffering of the rest of the economy. There are other reasons too.
  • Newly passed farm bills will ensure sustainable, profitable future for farming community: FAIFA

    "These visionary bills will ensure a sustainable and profitable future for the farming community," FAIFA said in a statement.
  • View: New farm bills will unshackle 43% of India’s workforce that is engaged in the sector

    Farmers will be able to enter into agreements with food processors to grow processable varieties and sell them at assured prices. Nor will they be restricted in to whom and where they sell their produce.
  • Centre hikes up rabi MSP by 6.3%, assures farmers of no dilution of minimum support prices

    The government has raised minimum support prices (MSP) of the rabi, or winter-sown, crops by up to 6.3% and announced the new rates a month before it usually does to reassure farmers that the new laws on agriculture will not dilute MSP operations.
  • New agri bills will change farmers' fortune, says Agri Minister Tomar

    The new laws for agriculture will significantly benefit farmers, and have absolutely nothing to do with the system of minimum support prices (MSP), which will continue, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
  • Why many Indian farmers and politicians oppose PM Narendra Modi's farm laws

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet had issued emergency executive orders in June to change the longstanding rules that govern the vast agriculture sector, which contributes nearly 15% of the output of the $2.9 trillion economy and employs around half of India's 1.3 billion people.
  • Government hikes wheat MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal

    The announcement comes in the backdrop of widespread protests by Opposition parties as also by farmer groups in Punjab, Haryana and some other states after Parliament passed two key farm bills on Sunday, which the government says will give farmers' marketing freedom and better price for their produce.
  • Govt sets foodgrain output target at record 301 mn tonnes for 2020-21

    The target for the 2020-21 crop year (July-June) was set at the National Conference for Rabi Campaign 2020, which was held on Monday to review the progress of the kharif (summer-sown) season and plan for the rabi crops.
  • Agriculture Minister Tomar allays farmers’ fears, assures purchases at minimum support price

    The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 were passed on Sunday after getting the nod from the Lok Sabha earlier in the week amid protests from Opposition. The bills will replace ordinances promulgated in June.
  • Many farm leaders welcome agricultural reforms despite some resistance in Punjab and Haryana

    The bills remove restrictions on sale and transportation of farm produce and allows them to enter into contracts with large buyers at an assured price.
  • Farm fix: Two worrisome features of the farm bills that invite valid opposition

    Arhtiyas are also politically influential. In all probability, they call the shots in the ongoing protests. But there are two features of the bills that invite valid opposition: one, infraction of the states’ right to decide on intra-state commerce in agriculture, and two, officer-led dispute settlement outside the ambit of judicial review.
  • View: Why farmers are upset about agriculture reforms that claim to grant them more freedom

    The present law dilutes the power of the middleman. The farmer is now free to sell his produce to whoever he wants to at whatever price he negotiates. It basically removes the middleman, the adhtiya, who operate in the mandi, i.e. the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC). So the farmer has more options, and how can that be a bad thing?
  • Agriculture reforms: From free market to private investment, here's a look at key measures

    The government has undertaken landmark agricultural reforms, freeing farmers from restrictions on sale of their produce and ending the monopoly of traders.
  • Farm Bills 2020: Sowing the seeds for a thriving agricultural sector

    The agriculture sector has held up quite well in the Covid-induced GDP crash, even as the virus is spreading to smaller towns and the hinterland. Q1GDP data bears testament to this.
  • Farm bills: Can Modi government's reforms change the face of agriculture?

    Private sector participation will enable farmers to realise better prices, access cold storage facilities and, thereby, boost value realisation, enabling them to safeguard themselves from price fluctuations.
  • Bamboo industry to play crucial role in post-COVID economy: Jitendra Singh

    Describing bamboo as a silver lining in the dark clouds of the pandemic, Singh said it will help in shaping the economy of the Northeast and the entire country in post-COVID era.
  • Crop plantation increases 5.7% to 111.36 million tonnes this year

    Area under rice has risen to 40.69 million hectares from 37.87 million hectares at this time last year. Area under pulses has risen 4.74% while area under cotton is up 2%.
  • Here's everything you need to know about the new agriculture bills

    Minister of Food Processing Industries and the only SAD representative in the Modi government, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, resigned from the Union Cabinet as well, protesting against the bills, which she says will destroy the agriculture in Punjab.
  • Pulses, edible oil prices rise due to prolonged monsoon

    Despite demand destruction, the year-on-year increase in price is 24% for groundnut oil, 37% for mustard oil, 26% for sunflower oil, 35% for refined palm oil and 17% for refined cottonseed oil. There will not be any relief from high edible oil prices at least until mid-October.
  • Centre sets up high-level committee to prepare roadmap for regularisation of land leasing in agri sector

    The government is keen to top up the agricultural reforms rolled out as part of the Atma Nirbhar package that includes allowing farmers to sell their produce freely and de-regulating trade in cereals, edible oils, pulses, onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act.
  • Agriculture minister strongly defends the two farm sector reform Bills

    Lok Sabha passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill on Thursday night sitting over two and a half hours beyond the designated time of 7 pm to wrap up the discussion.
  • Minimum support price mechanism for farmers will continue: Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    The minister clarified that these bills would not have any impact on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism which will continue.
  • Government aims for new record output from winter-sown crops

    “This is for the first time we expect foodgrains output to cross 300 million mark. This is primarily due to good monsoon and healthy water storage in key reservoirs which will ensure uninterrupted irrigation for winter crops. We expect foodgrains production in kharif to be 149.35 million tonnes while that in Rabi to be 151.65 million tonnes,” said a senior agriculture ministry official.
  • Walmart Foundation announces two new grants to help India's smallholder farmers

    The new grants will help two NGOs -- Tanager and PRADAN -- to further scale their efforts to help farmers earn more from the improved output and fair market access, Walmart said in a statement.
  • Congress pushed for farm reforms when in power: Government official

    “Congress in its manifesto in 2019 said it will repeal the Agricultural Produce Market Committee’s Act and make the trade-in agriculture produce-including export and inter-state trade-free from restrictions,” a government official, who did not wish to be named, said.
  • Maharashtra government to write to Centre for onion export ban roll-back

    According to the statement, the CM said his government will write to the Centre seeking a roll-back of the ban which will affect a large number of onion growers in Maharashtra, a key producer of the commodity.
  • Bulk tea industry registers sharp rise in consumption, price despite COVID-19 pandemic: Report

    "As per our estimates, domestic production in CY2020 is expected to be lower by 12 per cent on a year-on-year (basis), assuming that no further material change in production takes place during...September to December," ICRA Vice-President and Sector Head (Corporate Sector Ratings) Kaushik Das said.
  • Apple prices tumble in wholesale on weak demand, high supply

    In the Delhi Azadpur mandi average price of apple was about Rs 40-50 a kg which has dropped by 50% in the last fortnight due to increased supplies and low demand, said Jimmy Khailani, treasurer of the Shimla Apple Merchants Association in the Azadpur mandi.
  • Indian rice exporters raise concerns after Iran starts placing orders for basmati from Pakistan

    A Crisil study has stated that Iran, which imports around 1.3 million tonne of basmati rice annually, is expected to register 20 per cent lower volume from India as payment-related issues continue from last fiscal because of US sanctions.
  • Government extends sugar export deadline by three months to help mills, farmers

    “It has been decided that those sugar mills, which have partially exported their MAEQ quota of sugar season 2019-20 till the end of this month, will be allowed to export the balance quantity of their quota till the end of this calendar year,” said a senior food ministry official.
  • All three farm sector bills brought by Modi government far-sighted, will boost agricultural production: J P Nadda

    Underlining that farmers are at the core of the government's policies, Nadda, addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, said all three farm sector bills are far-sighted and will boost agriculture production.
  • Netherlands kicks off mission to bring state-of-art agri tech to India, aims to help industry

    The innovation mission brings Dutch Climate Smart Agriculture knowledge institutions and companies virtually to India September 14-18. The mission is organized in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
  • Farmers in Punjab, Haryana to be given machines at a discount to check pollution

    The paddy harvest, which begins by the end of this month, has been a major source of pollution in northern India, which has even triggered medical emergencies.
  • Traders claim higher prices of onion could be a result of manipulation

    Retail onion prices have risen to Rs 50 per kg at some places in the country while wholesale prices have doubled in the benchmark Lasalgaon market in Maharashtra to Rs 30 per kg. Traders from northern India have already started placing import orders for onion from Afghanistan.
  • Never backed Centre's farm-related ordinances: Punjab Chief Minister

    The Union minister had said a high-powered committee on agriculture had decided on the ordinances after due consideration by all member states. The CM said at no point did Punjab endorse any such move.
  • India bans export of all varieties of onion

    “Rates have increased and there is shortage of onion in the domestic market. While this shortage is seasonal, a huge amount of exports were done in the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said an official aware of the development.
  • MSP will stay, farmers will get investment, technology: Govt on farm sector bills

    The ordinances seek to provide barrier-free trade for farmers' produce outside notified farm mandis, and empower farmers to enter into farming agreements with private players prior to the production for sale of agri-produce, according to the government.
  • Government's three farm ordinances 'death knell' for agriculture, alleges Congress

    The party asserted that it will oppose the ordinances both inside and outside Parliament and reach out to like-minded parties to put up a joint resistance on the issue.
  • Retail tomato prices surge to Rs 80-85 per kg in Delhi due to tight supply

    Mother Dairy's Safal vegetable outlets were selling tomato at Rs 78/kg, while e-tailer Grofers at Rs 74-75/kg and Big Basket at up to Rs 60 per kg on Saturday. At Azadpur mandi, Asia's largest fruits and vegetable wholesale market, tomato prices were ruling at Rs 40-60 per kg, according to trade data.