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February 22 2021

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February 22 2021

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February 22 2021

ਇਥੇ ਸਥਾਨਕ ਅਨਾਜ ਮੰਡੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੀਤੀ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮਜ਼ਦੂਰ ਏਕਤਾ ਮਹਾਰੈਲੀ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਆਗੂਆਂ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ

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February 22 2021

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February 22 2021

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February 22 2021

ਸੰਯੁਕਤ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮੋਰਚਾ ਦੀ ਜਨਰਲ ਬਾਡੀ ਦੀ ਅੱਜ ਇੱਕ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਹੋਈ, ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨਗੀ ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ

In hours from modern harvesters

February 19 2021

New modern plants are coming up for farmers in agriculture, which not only saves time, but also harvests safely. Even fodder is collected. it is l it brought purchased a modern harvesters Khargone Mr. Amit Patidars, Bh

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February 19 2021

हिमाचल प्रदेश की अपनी नई सेब किस्म पर मुहर लग गई है। कोटखाई के जलटाहर गांव के बागवान

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February 19 2021

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ਰਸਦ ਦਾ ਟਰੱਕ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਰਵਾਨਾ

February 19 2021

ਕੇਂਦਰੀ ਹਕੂਮਤ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਤਿੰਨ ਨਵੇਂ ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਲੰਮੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਕਰ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਕਿਸਾ

ਰੇਲ ਰੋਕੋ ਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬ, ਹਰਿਆਣਾ ਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਥਾਈਂ ਭਰਵਾਂ ਹੁੰਗਾਰਾ

February 19 2021

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February 19 2021

ਸੰਯੁਕਤ ਕਿਸਾਨ ਮੋਰਚਾ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੱਜ ਰੇਲਾਂ ਰੋਕਣ ਦੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਐਲਾਨ ਤਹਿਤ ਇੱਥੇ ਵੱਡੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੇ

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February 19 2021

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Wheat crop damaged due to rain in Barni Jagir

February 18 2021

The weather patterns do not take long to change. The rain starts as soon as the clouds are covered in the sky, but how much damage is caused by this rain to the farmers, the village of Raisen district Barani Jagir has

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February 18 2021

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February 18 2021

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February 18 2021

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February 18 2021

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February 18 2021

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New variety of Arhar prepared in Gwalior will increase income of farmers of South India

February 17 2021

Due to climate change, the production of pulses is gradually increasing in the states of South India. This is the reason that agronomists are now working on pulses crops that are compatible with the environment of thes

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February 17 2021

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February 17 2021

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February 17 2021

ਖੇਤੀ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾ ਖਿਲਾਫ਼ ਇਥੇ ਧਰੇੜੀ ਜੱਟਾਂ ਟੌਲ ਪਲਾਜ਼ੇ ’ਤੇ ਜਾਰੀ ਧਰਨੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਮਸੀ

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February 17 2021

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February 17 2021

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਗਾਇਕ ਕੰਵਰ ਗਰੇਵਾਲ ਤੇ ਹਰਫ਼ ਚੀਮਾ ਦੀ ਜੋੜੀ ਕਿਸਾਨੀ ਅੰਦੋਲਨ ਚ ਪੂਰੀ ਸਰਗਰਮ ਹੈ। ਦਿੱਲੀ ਦ

From the RSS:

  • Essential agri commodities exports up 18% in Apr-Feb

    The commodities which posted significant positive growth in exports were wheat, non basmati rice, soya meal, spices, sugar, raw cotton, fresh and processed vegetables and alcoholic beverages.
  • Farm exports up 16.88 per cent in Apr-Feb FY21

    Similarly, imports of agriculture and allied commodities increased by 3 per cent to Rs 1,41,034 crore during April-February period of 2020-21 from 1,37,014 crore in the year-ago period.
  • Less than four percent Indian farmers adopted sustainable agricultural practices, says study

    The study, supported by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), found that scaling up sustainable agriculture would be critical to improve farm incomes and bolster India's nutrition security in a climate-constrained future. States such as Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim have already taken a lead in sustainable agriculture.
  • Labour shortage spooks rice farmers, potato traders in West Bengal

    Similarly, the potato trade in Gangetic West Bengal is also worried about the availability of labour from the first week of May to unload potatoes from the cold storages to help meet the requirement of the domestic markets until the arrival of the next season's crop in December.
  • India's y-o-y export of oilmeal jumps 82% in March 2021

    The overall export of oilmeals during April 2020 to March 2021 increased sharply and provisionally reported at 3,680,084 tons compared to 2,433,617 tons during the same period of previous year i.e. up by 51%, a release issued by Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) said.
  • Disruption in sugar supply chain likely to be minimal due to night curfew, lockdown: ISMA

    Sugar exports were at 2.97 million tonne till March of this season, against the mandatory quota of 6 million tonne set for the current year, it added.
  • Govt inks MoU with Microsoft to provide post-harvest solutions to farmers

    As per the memorandum of understanding (MoU), Microsoft through its local partner CropData will leverage master database of farmers to address challenges of individual or group of farmers. “The government has a verified database of more than 50 million farmers along with their land records,” a senior agriculture ministry official said.
  • Agriculture Ministry inks pack with Microsoft for a pilot project to boost farmers' income

    The minister said modern technology will help in making the agriculture sector profitable and also attracting youth towards farming.
  • India allows additional 3,675 tonnes of sugar export to UK under concessional duty quota

    "The additional quantity of 3,675.13 tonne of raw/refined sugar to be exported to UK under TRQ up to September 30 this year is notified," Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a public notice.
  • Rural economic growth momentum is sustainable, says NABARD Chairman GR Chintala

    Agriculture - which works year round - never stopped, and we had confidence - even then - despite the pandemic and lockdowns that the sector is going to perform very well, says Chintala.
  • Deutsche Bank to lend Rs 600 crore to NCDC

    Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who presided over the ceremony, said that association with the German bank will go a long way in promoting farm sector innovations in the country.
  • Atal Innovation Mission, Bayer collaborate to work on healthcare, agri innovations

    Under the SOI, Bayer will collaborate with AIM to support their current and future programs and foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the agriculture and healthcare sectors.
  • eSaNTA platform for marine products to empower farmers: Piyush Goyal

    The minister suggested that the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) should have a rating system for both buyers and sellers on the portal as one can see the ratings and take decisions accordingly.
  • Wheat procurement gains pace, 3 million tonnes purchased so far

    According to reports of Food Corporation of India, the central agency which procures and distributes food grains, Haryana with procurement of 14.67 lakh tonnes lead the tally followed by Madhya Pradesh (11.92 lakh tonnes) and Uttar Pradesh (97,562 tonnes).
  • India exports 2.49 million tonne of sugar so far, maximum to Indonesia: AISTA

    Mills have contracted to export 3.33 million tonnes of sugar so far as against the 6 million tonnes quota assigned by the food ministry, All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) said in a statement.
  • Area under summer crops up by 16.4% from last year

    “Due to intermittent rains during this period, the moisture content in the soil is suitable for the growth of crops. We expect a good harvest as the water in major reservoirs across the country is around 21% more than the average of last ten years,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified.
  • Demand for fruits, veggies stable in Maharashtra

    Unlike last year when the sale of pulses, rice, flour and other essential food items had more than doubled in April 2020 as retail household consumers had resorted to stocking and panic buying, the demand this April is tepid.
  • Poultry prices up by more than 50% in a year as animal feed drives up costs

    While the price of the key ingredient in poultry feed has increased 82% in a year, the jump has been sharper in the past one month, when it has risen 28%. Poultry has become costlier by 32% in a month. Soya meal, which is obtained after crushing the soyabean, is used in animal feed. High-protein soya meal is now selling at Rs 67 per kg, compared with around Rs 52 at the beginning of March.
  • Farm input cost set to rise with increase in fertiliser prices

    Similarly, the price of NPK will range from Rs 1500-1800 a bag - a rise of almost 50% from earlier price tag. Other companies have also announced rise in fertiliser prices.
  • Nabard balance sheet grows 24% to Rs 6.57 lakh crore in FY21

    The growth in business was helped by various schemes announced by the government, rejigging of processes and products done by the institution and also as it encouraged clients, institutions and state governments to avail the benefits of the schemes as much as possible for faster developments, Nabard Chairman said.
  • Government to regulate unorganised biostimulant industry

    “Now biostimulants will have to be first registered with the government and will have to prove efficacy before hitting the market. Proper labelling will have to be done including name of manufacturers, ingredients and expiry date,” said a senior agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified.
  • RBI clears over Rs 21,000 cr towards CCL for wheat procurement in Punjab

    The release of the CCL would facilitate the state government in making timely payments to farmers against purchases of food grains in the current season, which would begin from April 10 and culminate on May 31, the statement said.
  • Government ropes in Quality Council for grain management

    “QCI will review and upgrade existing standards' system to introduce the best global practices to bring end-to-end digitisation and traceability. Quality management at every level is mandatory to ensure that 67% of the population which buy subsidised ration gets nutritious quality food.”
  • Government gives nod to 422 ethanol projects, likely to attract investment of Rs 41,000 crore

    He said that the surge in ethanol-based projects is due to the government’s recent announcement to extend subsidised credit facilities to grain-based distilleries also. The government provides interest subvention of 6% or half the interest rate charged by the banks for five years, including a one-year moratorium.
  • PLI for food processing sector to boost domestic manufacturing, exports: TPCI

    Trade Promotion Council of India founder Chairman Mohit Singla said that the scheme will go a long way and prove to be a milestone in Indian brands reaching global shelves quickly.
  • Wheat procurement rolled out, govt buys 78,000 tonnes in a fortnight

    “This year we have set a target of procuring 42.73 million tonnes of wheat with Madhya Pradesh to contribute the maximum 13.5 million tonnes followed by Punjab (13 million tonnes), Haryana (8 million tonnes) and Uttar Pradesh (5.5 million tonnes). Last year we had bought million tonnes benefitting 4.33 million farmers,” said a food ministry official.
  • Cane arrears rise over 19% to Rs 22,900 cr till Feb of 2020-21 season amid liquidity crunch: ISMA

    Quoting government data, ISMA said, cane arrear so far this year is higher as compared to arrears one year back when it was around Rs 19,200 crore.
  • India's October-March sugar output up 19%, exports gain momentum, says trade body

    Maharashtra, India's second-biggest sugar-producing state, churned out 10 million tonnes of sugar in the first six months of the season, compared with 5.9 million tonnes a year ago, ISMA said.
  • Govt decides not to offer soft loans under SDF to sugar mills for a year

    “The decision has been taken keeping in view the prevailing market conditions of the sugar sector having surplus stocks, despite diversion of sugar and cane juice for production of ethanol. We will review it after fiscal 2021-22,” said a food ministry official.
  • First harvest of tea in Assam, West Bengal hit by dry spell in March

    A concern for the industry is the surge in Covid-19 cases, as it could impact movement of tea from the tea estates to the auction centres and to different parts of the country if states impose restrictions to check the spread of coronavirus.
  • Sugar sector growth likely to improve in Q4FY21, says Indian Ratings and Research

    Besides, Ind-Ra expects India's sugar production to increase 10 per cent YoY to around 30 million tonne (mnt) in sugar season 2020-21 (SS21), led by a sharp rebound in production in Maharashtra to 10.5 mnt.
  • Target of doubling farm income won't be achieved without new agri laws: Niti's Ramesh Chand

    The government and unions representing farmers, who have been camping at Delhi's border for four months in protest against the three laws that they say will end state procurement of crops at MSP, have held 11 rounds of talks, the last being on January 22. Talks broke down after widespread violence during a tractor rally by protesting farmers on January 26.
  • Bayer's Monsanto, India's NSL settle long-running intellectual property dispute

    In a statement to Reuters, the German company said it had resolved "outstanding issues and differences" over the dispute, giving no further details.
  • 2021 Kharif sowing slowly picks up; over 56 lakh hectare coverage so far

    "The trend of summer sowing progress is very good as on date. Besides, the prospect of rabi crops is also very good and about 48 per cent of overall rabi crops have been harvested as on March 26 in the country," the ministry said in a statement.
  • Need policy, financial support for Indian farm sector to make use of full potential of AI: Nasscom

    AI has the potential to play a key role in relieving the sector from most of its stressful input conditions, catalysing a shift towards data-driven farming, it said.
  • Aquaconnect partners with Alliance Insurance Brokers for an insurance programme for shrimp farmers

    Under this partnership, Aquaconnect will provide risk management services to the insurance partners which include farm data collection, ground validation by aquaculture officers and AquaCRED dashboard support. The partnership aims at making comprehensive insurance available for shrimp farmers to mitigate weather and disease-related challenges
  • Expert panel set up to examine industry views on govt's plan to ban 27 pesticides: Narendra Singh Tomar

    The committee is considering the objections and suggestions taking into consideration all aspects related to safety, toxicity, efficacy, updated status of submission of required study and data, among others, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
  • No final call taken on direct cash transfer of fertiliser subsidy to farmers: Government

    However, the government has implemented Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system in fertiliser sector under which subsidy is released to the fertiliser companies on weekly basis, on the basis of actual sales made by the retailers to the beneficiaries through Point of Sale (PoS) devices installed at each retailer shop, Fertiliser Minister said.
  • Govt invites stakeholders' comments on National Fisheries Policy

    Minister of State for Fisheries Pratab Chandra Sarangi said that the draft policy has been translated into 11 vernacular languages and states have been asked to circulate it among stakeholders, including fishermen associations in order to obtain their comments.
  • Indian Tea Association to increase daily wages of tea workers by Rs 26

    The national committee of the association reviewed the court direction at a meeting on Sunday and decided to enhance the wages by Rs 26 per day to workers in the Brahmaputra Valley and the Barak Valley with effect from February 22 this year.
  • LT Foods becomes first company to be certified by UN-backed Sustainable Rice Platform

    A new ecolabel launched by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) will help shoppers reduce their environmental impact by identifying rice that has been sustainably produced.
  • Sadhguru urges govt to encourage agroforestry

    “Agroforestry should be brought under the agriculture ministry and treated as full-scale cultivation just like how farmers grow crops on their farmland. Only when growing timber trees on agricultural land is looked at as a means of survival and its economic benefit recognised will exploitation of forests stop,” he said.
  • Potato prices crash 50% to Rs 5-6/kg in both producing and consuming areas

    ​​As per the analysis of data on potato prices maintained by the Food Processing Ministry, the wholesale rates in 25 out of 60-odd key producing areas spread over Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Bihar were ruling 50 per cent lower on March 20 when compared to the year-ago period.
  • Food Ministry to raise Rs 29,000 crore through asset monetisation in 3 years

    The plan will be part of the government’s asset monetisation programme, which was announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the 2021-22 Budget.
  • Govt says 44% of rabi crops area harvested so far

    Harvesting of wheat and other rabi crops have been completed in 44 per cent of the total 697 lakh hectares sown area during 2020-21 rabi season, according to data released by the agriculture ministry on Friday. Harvesting of rabi (winter) crops begins from March. The main rabi crop is wheat.
  • Demand for 'makhana' products likely to grow 25-40% in next 3 years: Tomar

    "As per the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), the demand for value-added products of makhana is expected to grow by 25-40 per cent over the next three years," the minister said in his written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
  • Maharashtra farmers start fresh fruit cake 'movement' to sustain during COVID-19 pandemic

    As part of the movement, farmers, their families and various organisations of cultivators are encouraging cakes made locally using fruits like watermelon, muskmelon, grapes, orange, pineapple and banana while celebrating special events.
  • Govt ear-tags 14.62 cr livestock with unique ID number

    The government on Tuesday informed Parliament that it has ear-tagged 14.62 crore livestock, including pigs, with a 12 digit unique identification number.
  • No proposal to increase funds given under PM-KISAN: Tomar

    PM-KISAN is a central Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme under which financial assistance of Rs 6,000 per annum is provided to all landholding farmer families across the country, subject to certain exclusion criteria.
  • Government to create 2 lakh tonnes of onion buffer stock

    The government has allocated Rs 2,700 crore in 2021-22 for the price stabilisation fund (psf) used to buy buffer stock of onion and pulses. This is 35% more than the budgetary allocation of 2020-21.