सोयाबीन बचाने की मंत्री ने भी लगाई गुहार

August 26 2020

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ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ’ਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਨਾਕਾਬੰਦੀ ਧਰਨੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ

August 26 2020

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ’ਤੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਮੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਤਿਆਰ ਕੇਂਦਰ ’ਚ ਸੱਤਾਧਾਰੀ ਧਿਰਾਂ ਭਾਜਪਾ ਤੇ ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ ਦੇ ਆਗੂਆਂ

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August 26 2020

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कृषि वैज्ञानिकों ने फाल आर्मी वर्म के नियंत्रण के लिए कृषकों को दी सलाह

August 26 2020

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August 25 2020

 जगदलपुर। बस्तर संभाग में कुपोषण एवं एनीमिया एक बड़ी चुनौती है। बस्तर एक आदिवासी बा

खेतीबाड़ी में ओडीओपी से किसानों को मिल सकता है लाभ

August 25 2020

ओडीओपी यानी एक जिला, एक उत्पाद उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ की पसंदीदा योजना मे

ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪਿੰਡਾਂ ਦਾ ਦੌਰਾ

August 25 2020

ਮਿਸ਼ਨ ਤੰਦਰੁਸਤ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਮੁਹਿੰਮ ਤਹਿਤ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਅਤੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਭਲਾਈ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਰਸਾਇਣਕ ਖਾਦਾਂ

ਫਾਜ਼ਿਲਕਾ ਦੇ ਬੱਲੂਆਨਾ ਹਲਕੇ ਦੇ ਦਰਜਨ ਭਰ ਪਿੰਡ ਮੀਂਹ ਦੇ ਪਾਣੀ ਨਾਲ ਡੁੱਬੇ

August 25 2020

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सेब भंडारण के लिए पांच निजी कोल्ड स्टोर मंजूर

August 24 2020

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August 24 2020

ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਰੋਨਾ ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਕੀਤੀ ਸਖ਼ਤੀ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਏਕਤਾ ਉਗਰਾਹਾਂ ਬਲਾਕ

ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਦੀ ਸਫ਼ਲਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਰੈਲੀ ਕੀਤੀ

August 24 2020

ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਏਕਤਾ (ਉਗਰਾਹਾਂ) ਦੀ ਇਕਾਈ ਖੋਖਰ ਕਲਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪਿੰਡ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸਾਨੀ ਕਿੱਤੇ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਔਰਤ

ਕੰਬਾਈਨਾਂ ਤੇ ਸੁਪਰ ਸਟਰਾਅ ਮੈਨੇਜਮੈਂਟ ਸਿਸਟਮ ਲਾਜ਼ਮੀ ਕਰਾਰ

August 24 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਰਾਲੀ ਸਾੜਨ ਕਰਕੇ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਪ੍ਰਦੂਸ਼ਣ ਘਟਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਕੰਬਾਈਨ ਹਾਰਵੈਸਟਰ ’ਤ

85 प्रतिशत से छोटे और मझोले किसानों को होगा ज्यादा लाभ

August 22 2020

केंद्र सरकार प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा घोषित एक लाख करोड़ रुपये के कृषि इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर फंड का सर

हिमाचल में धूम मचा रहे कैलिफोर्निया वैरायटी के प्लम

August 22 2020

हिमाचल में कैलिफोर्निया वैरायटी के प्लम धूम मचा रहे हैं। बागवानों को इन वैरायटी के प्लम के दा

ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਤੇ ਆੜ੍ਹਤੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਮੁਜ਼ਾਹਰੇ

August 22 2020

ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਸਣੇ ਹੋਰ ਲੋਕ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਫ਼ੈਸਲਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਰੋਸ ਵਜੋਂ ਅਨਾਜ ਮੰਡੀ ਆੜ੍ਹਤੀ ਐਸੋਸੀ

ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਥਾਵਾਂ ਤੇ ਪਏਗੀ ਭਾਰੀ ਬਾਰਸ਼

August 22 2020

ਮੌਸਮ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਦੇ ਮੁਤਾਬਕ ਮਾਨਸੂਨ ਦੇ ਚੱਲਦਿਆਂ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੇ ਵੱਖ-ਵੱਖ ਹਿੱਸਿਆਂ ਚ ਬਾਰਸ਼ ਦੀ ਆਮਦ ਜਾਰੀ ਰਹੇਗੀ। ਹਿਮਾਚਲ

ਮੁਰਗੀ ਪਾਲਣ ਜਾਂ ਹੋਰ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਆਧਾਰਿਤ ਉਤਪਾਦਾਂ ਦੀ ਕੋਵਿਡ-19 ਦੇ ਫੈਲਾਅ ਵਿਚ ਕੋਈ ਭੂਮਿਕਾ ਨਹੀਂ - ਉਪ-ਕੁਲਪਤੀ, ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

August 21 2020

ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਸਿਹਤ ਸੰਗਠਨ, ਭਾਰਤੀ ਮੀਟ ਵਿਗਿਆਨ ਸੰਗਠਨ ਅਤੇ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਪਾਲਣ ਅਤੇ ਡੇਅਰੀ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਇਕ ਅਧਿਸ

छत्तीसगढ़ के 19 लाख किसानों को मिलेंगे 15 सौ करोड़ रुपये

August 21 2020

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August 21 2020

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केंद्र सरकार ने गन्ने का एफआरपी 10 रुपये बढ़ाया

August 20 2020

केंद्र सरकार ने बुधवार को गन्ने का उचित एवं लाभकारी (एफआरपी) मूल्य 10 रुपये बढ़ाकर 285 रुपये प्रति

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August 20 2020

ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਏਕਤਾ ਉਗਰਾਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸਾਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਤੇਜ਼ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ 25 ਤੋਂ 29 ਅਗਸਤ ਤੱਕ

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August 19 2020

उत्तराखंड में सेब उत्पादकों की शीर्ष सहकारी संस्था सेब उत्पादक एवं विपणन सहकारी संघ के गठन की

ਗੰਨਾ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਖੁਸ਼ਖਬਰੀ

August 19 2020

ਦੇਸ਼ ਭਰ ਦੇ ਗੰਨਾ ਉਤਪਾਦਕਾਂ ਲਈ ਰਾਹਤ ਦੀ ਖ਼ਬਰ ਹੈ। ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਮੋਦੀ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨਗੀ ਹੇਠ ਹੋਈ ਕੈਬਨਿਟ

ਖੇਤੀ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਰੱਦ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਨਿੱਤਰੇ ਬੈਂਸ ਭਰਾ

August 19 2020

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਸਭਾ ਦੇ ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਦੇ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਵਿਚ ਬਹੁਸੰਮਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਖੇਤੀ ਸੁਧਾਰ ਆਰਡੀਨੈਂਸ ਨੂੰ ਰੱਦ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਮਤਾ ਲਿਆਉਣ

ਗੰਨੇ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੀਮਤ ਚ ਵਾਧੇ ਦੀ ਸੰਭਾਵਨਾ

August 19 2020

ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਦੇਸ਼ ਭਰ ਦੇ ਗੰਨਾ ਉਤਪਾਦਕਾਂ ਲਈ ਰਾਹਤ ਦੀ ਖ਼ਬਰ ਆ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ। ਸਾਲ 2020-21 ਲਈ ਗੰਨੇ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੀਮਤ ਵਧਾਉ

From the RSS:

  • MSP procurement of kharif paddy begins immediately in Punjab and Haryana: Centre

    According to the ministry, state procuring agencies including Food Corporation of India (FCI) are in a state of readiness for smoothly undertaking procurement operations. The Centre has fixed MSP for 'common variety' paddy at Rs 1,868 per quintal and for 'A' grade variety at Rs 1,888 per quintal for the current year.
  • Crop planting rises 4.8% over last year

    Farmers have planted crops in a record 111.68 million hectares including 40.17 million hectares rice planting, which is 5.56% more than last year. Area under pulses has risen 4% to to 13.93 million hectares.
  • Centre rejects Bengal CM's request to route PM Kisan funds via state govt

    An official at the agriculture ministry said that the centre has categorically stated that the scheme is based on idea of direct benefit transfer to farmers’ account and “routing money through state government would be against the spirit of the scheme.”
  • Ex-mill tur dal prices touch Rs 100 per kg in Karnataka, Maharashtra

    Maharashtra-based pulsez processor Nitin Kalantry said, "Tur prices rose to Rs 90/kg during lockdown, which later corrected to Rs 82/kg. However, now they have started spiralling upward again. Pulses prices are likely to shoot up after October 5, when an uptake in demand for pulses is expected due to festival season demand."
  • CACP wants review of government procurements, Centre wants them unchanged

    It said a review of procurement practices would encourage farmers to plant other crops. “The commission also recommends that open-ended procurement policy for rice and wheat should be reviewed and farmers should be incentivised to shift to oilseeds, pulses and nutri-cereals through effective procurement policy for these crops under PM-AASHA,” it said.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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