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  • How heat waves hit women farmers

    How heat waves hit women farmers

    As the crops fail more often, the men take contracts for migrant work, handing over papers and passports to recruiters who organise travel to nearby cities or faraway countries.

    July 2, 2022
  • Farmers must benefit

    Farmers must benefit

    If agriculture is identified as the main advantage of the country, other entities must rely on that advantage to develop.

    July 1, 2022
  • Center, States together engaged in holistic development of northeast including Nagaland: Agriculture Minister Tomar

    Center, States together engaged in holistic development of northeast including Nagaland: Agriculture Minister Tomar

    Tomar expressed the hope that the farmers of this region will lead a new revolution in the development of horticulture.

    June 27, 2022
  • How can the WTO help its weaker members?

    How can the WTO help its weaker members?

    The WTO has termed the outcome of the MC12 successful, saying that the organisation has secured multilaterally negotiated outcomes on some key trade issues.

    June 26, 2022
  • ‘Start-ups need access to data & market to tackle tech adoption in agri’

    ‘Start-ups need access to data & market to tackle tech adoption in agri’

    Addressing the 2nd edition of the International Conference on ‘Artificial Intelligence & Digital applications in Agriculture’, organized by FICCI, jointly with German Agribusiness Alliance, Ms Roy said that the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence released by NITI Aayog in June 2018 identifies agriculture as one of the focus areas. The benefits of applying AI in the agriculture are immense.

    May 19, 2022
  • Land use management is vital to save arable land

    Land use management is vital to save arable land

    As per agriculture census 2014, about 86 per cent of Indian farmers own less than two hectares of land. Hence, most Indian farmers are ‘economically marginalized’ and they are unable to earn enough to run their families. This dearth of liquid cash forces them to seek refuge in rapidly industrialising urban centres across the nation.

    April 1, 2022
  • FM’s Kisan Drones announcement boost for sector: Garuda Aerospace

    FM’s Kisan Drones announcement boost for sector: Garuda Aerospace

    Presenting the Budget in the Parliament Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: "Use of 'Kisan Drones' will be promoted for crop assessment, digitisation of land records, spraying of insecticides, and nutrients."

    February 1, 2022
  • Govt proposes over Rs 1 lac cr for agriculture sector, stresses ‘Kisan Drones’ in crop management

    Govt proposes over Rs 1 lac cr for agriculture sector, stresses ‘Kisan Drones’ in crop management

    Besides, the government has also proposed to allocate Rs 6037 to the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Diaring and another Rs 2,941 crore to the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the Finance Minister budget provisions made by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

    February 1, 2022
  • Agriculture sector registers an upward trend, reveals survey

    Agriculture sector registers an upward trend, reveals survey

    The share of the agriculture and allied sector in total Gross Value Addition (GVA) of the economy has settled at around 18 per cent in the long term. “In the year 2021-22 it is 18.8 per cent and in the year 2020-21 it was 20.2 per cent,” the survey stated.

    January 31, 2022
  • Agriculture sector contributes 20.2 % to the GVA of Indian economy

    Agriculture sector contributes 20.2 % to the GVA of Indian economy

    The data of the National Statistical Office (NSO) further revealed that the percentage of usually working persons engaged in the Agriculture Sector is 45.6 %, which means out of every hundred persons in India 45 are engaged directly or indirectly to the Agriculture Sector.

    December 24, 2021
  • PM exhorts farmers to adapt agriculture to new requirements, challenges

    PM exhorts farmers to adapt agriculture to new requirements, challenges

    Addressing farmers at the National Conclave on Natural Farming through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said that in the last 6-7 years, the Central government had taken several steps to improve the conditions of farmers in the country.

    December 16, 2021
  • A Disaster Averted?

    A Disaster Averted?

    To add value to foodstuffs, corporates engaged in farming go in for food processing in a large way, which is at the expense of public health, because consumption of calorie-dense processed food, often leads to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Statistics show that spending on health has gone up gone from 5 per cent to 16 per cent of national income in the USA in the last 70 years, the period in which the country switched over to industrial farming

    December 4, 2021
  • Centre told states government there is ample production of fertilizer

    Centre told states government there is ample production of fertilizer

    The Fertilizer Dashboard that has been operational since the past about two months, and the Control Room which has been working 24x7 for effective coordination between States and the Centre for ensuring adequate fertilizer availability in various districts, the Minister said.

    November 23, 2021
  • Full Circle

    Full Circle

    The balance of trade is against the agricultural sector, because prices of agricultural produce have risen much more slowly than the prices of items of general consumption, while the cost of agricultural inputs like fertilisers, pesticides and diesel have risen exponentially. The distress in the agricultural sector vis-à-vis the rest of the economy becomes apparent once we note that 45 per cent of our population is engaged in agriculture which accounts for only 17 per cent of the GDP

    November 23, 2021
  • Quotes from PM’s speech

    Quotes from PM’s speech

    The government brought these (farm) laws for the welfare of farmers, especially small farmers, in the interest of the agriculture sector, for a bright future of ‘gaanv-gareeb’ (village-poor), with full integrity, clear conscience and dedication towards farmers;

    November 19, 2021
  • Jai Ram launches Rs 1010 crore JICA phase-2 project for crop diversification

    Jai Ram launches Rs 1010 crore JICA phase-2 project for crop diversification

    The phase-II of the JICA aided crop diversification project would be implemented in all the 12 districts of state and would give a big boost to the socio-economic status of farmer's families.

    November 16, 2021
  • J&K lifts ban on sale of agricultural, horticulture land to non-agriculturists

    J&K lifts ban on sale of agricultural, horticulture land to non-agriculturists

    The decision allows the deputy commissioners to permit sale of land upto 20 kanals for agriculture and allied activities and upto 80 kanal in case of horticulture orchards.

    October 20, 2021