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Campaign Against Crop Residue Burning Launched by KVK

A massive campaign against crop residue burning in the district launched by the Punjab Agricultural University’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Moga. Various activities were conducted in different villages to create awareness among rural masses regarding ill effects of residue burning and benefit of its incorporation in the soil.

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Farmers Get Benefits From Poly House Farming

Rourkela: Farmers in Sundargarh district are being encouraged to cultivate off season cash crops of certain varieties, to enhance the earning potential of farmers under market-led agriculture extension programme.

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Monthly Training Camp hold by PAU Kisan Club

The monthly training camp of PAU Kisan Club was held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in which more than 400 farmers and 80 rural women participated.

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Haryana government providing incentives to promote micro irrigation

Haryana government has decided to extensively promote micro irrigation by providing incentives to the farmers, to check over-exploitation of water in the dark zone areas of the state.

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Varieties Developed for Onion at IARI

Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) has made significant contributions in the development of improved cultivars and their relevant production, protection and processing technologies mandated crops like onion.

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Varieties Developed for Onion at IARI

Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) has made significant contributions in the development of improved cultivars and their relevant production, protection and processing technologies mandated crops like onion.

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PM Ask To Focus on Water Conservation and Irrigation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked states to focusing on water conservation, irrigation and rural job schemes to prepare for a drought-like situation, with the country witnessing a warmer summer already.

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Government Works for Development and Upliftment of Farmers.

Development and upliftment of farmers is the first priority of the government and to achieve it, the government aim is to double the income of farmers by 2022, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh, The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, on the inauguration of 3 days Krishi Unati Mela being held in Indian Institute of Agriculture Research.

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To Push Agriculture Growth, 5% Hike in Research Funding

Junagadh: To achieve additional 1% growth in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in agriculture sector, the first-of-its-kind study has recommended 5% annual increase in funds for agricultural research.
The study 'Total Factor Productivity (TFP) of major crops and contribution of research investment to agricultural growth in Gujarat' conducted by

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PAU Unveils Basmati, Paddy, Moong and Sugarcane Varieties

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released one variety of rice, one of spring/summer mung bean, three of basmati and three of sugarcane for general cultivation in Punjab. These include PR 126 of rice; TMB 37 of spring/summer mung bean; CSR 30, Punjab Basmati 4 and Punjab Basmati 5 of basmati; CoPb 92, CoPb 93 and CoPb 94 of sugarcane.

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Agriculture and Allied Sector Budget Hiked by 19% in Haryana

The Haryana government has announced an increase of 19% in the budget allocation for agriculture and allied sector, to give a boost to the farm sector. Against Rs 2,699crore in revised estimates for 2016-17, an outlay of Rs 3,206 crore has been proposed in 2017-18.

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Government of Maharashtra to Focus on Smart Agriculture

To improve lives of farmers is likely to get greater impetus in the forthcoming state budget, climate resilient agricultural practices coupled with greater thrust on promoting investments in food processing sector.

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Government Hikes Agri Labourer's Minimum Wage

Barely six months after a significant increase in minimum wages for non-agricultural labourer, Bandaru Dattatreya-led labour ministry has nearly doubled the minimum wage for agriculture labourer including those hired on contract.

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Israeli Expertise to Help Indian Agriculture

Israel is in the process of setting one or two Centres of Excellence in agriculture development in Telangana and two Centres of Excellence in agriculture development in Andhra Pradesh.

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Production of Food Grain Grown by 8.1% in India

The ministry of agriculture & farmer welfare released their 2nd advance estimation of Foodgrain production. As per the 2nd advance estimates, Foodgrain production in India has grown by 8.1 per cent to 271.98 million tonnes in 2016-17.

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Training Programme on Aromatic and Spice Crops Production at ARS, Sansoli

One day training programme on “Aromatic and Spice Crops Production” was organised at Farm Technology Training Centre-Nenpur under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) renamed as Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) in the immense presence of agricultural scientists and farmers on 6th of February, 2017.

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Agricultural Innovation Hub Set Up by ICRISAT

At the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), an innovation Hub (iHub) was inaugurated. To innovate cutting edge ideas across the whole agriculture value chain for smallholder farmers, at this innovation Hub (iHub), agricultural tech entrepreneurs, scientists and technology experts can collaborate.

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The Agriculture Credit Has Increased By 11%

Nashik: In the Union budget for the financial year 2017-18, the agriculture credit target of Rs 10 lakh crore and experts feel that this budget will provide boost to the agricultural sector in Nashik.

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Record Sowing of Wheat and Pulses

According to the preliminary reports received from the States, as on 3rd February 2017, the total area sown under Rabi crops stands at 645.12 lakh hectares as compared to 610.44 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

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Promoting Hydroponic Farming Projects

Visakhapatnam: To promote hydroponic farming projects in the district, the agriculture department in Vizianagaram district is collaborating with experts from NG Ranga Agriculture University.

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Seminar Organized on 'Agriculture Trends and Technologies'

Ludhiana, Punjab: A two-day national seminar on “Agriculture Trends and Technologies” was organized by The Department of Economics, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College. This seminar was sponsored by the India Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.

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The Setting Up of KVKs in Mungeli and Bemtara under 12th Plan

The regular organization of agriculture fairs in large numbers across the country has invigorated farmers with new energy and to reach the farmers directly, agriculture fairs play important role, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

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Training Programme on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are the practices which enables the plant to respond for input use. In fact, GAPs ensure economic and social sustainability for onfarm processes and result in safe and quality food and non-food agricultural products.

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G-20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting at Berlin, Germany

The G-20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting at Berlin, Germany was addressed by Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh. India will continue to extend their support in early implementation of past commitments made at the G20

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Cabinet approves MOU between India & UAE for Agriculture

Approval for Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Arab Emirates in the field of agriculture and allied sectors, given by The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

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Green Signal for Establishment of IARI, Jharkhand

The 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme of the 'Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)-Jharkhand' got an approval by the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

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India's Participation in the Global Forum for Food & Agriculture in Germany.

For participation in the Global Forum for Food & Agriculture from 19-21 January,2017 and G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting on 22nd January,2017 in Berlin, Germany, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh to lead a five member delegation to Germany.

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Training on Celery Cultivation Organized by KVK Amritsar

A training programme on Celery Cultivation in collaboration with Spice Board of India, Chandigarh organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amritsar on 12th January, 2017.

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India and Israel Committed to Enhance the Relations in Agri Field

To discuss issues relating to bilateral cooperation in agriculture between India and Israel, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh met Israeli delegation led by the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister of Israel, Shri Uri Ariel.

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National Workshop on Skill Development in Agriculture

Due to the sophisticated development in agriculture sector, employment opportunities have been generated for the skilled youth in the fields of agri-warehousing in agriculture, cold chains, supply chains, dairy, poultry, meat, fisheries, horticulture, agricultural mechanization as well as micro-irrigation, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kenya for Agriculture Sector

On bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya.

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Time to Adopting Cost-Effective Farming Technology

Aurangabad: By adopting modern technology and supportive professions, the farming community to make maximum use of the farm land available with them, said Haribhau Bagade, The state assembly speaker.

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Need to promote hybrid seeds of improved varieties

To sort out the problems emerging due to global climate change, it is imperative to develop hybrid seeds of improved variety for the areas of varied agricultural climate, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

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Export of rubber from India has picked up momentum

The Rubber Board says, owing to price advantage, export of rubber from the India has picked up momentum.

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CPCRI Promotes Cocoa as Inter-Crop

According to the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), to meet the steady rise in demand for the produce in the global market and to effectively tide over adverse market fluctuations faced by cultivators, there is the need to go for extensive cultivation of cocoa as an inter-crop in the vast stretches of coconut, areca nut, and oil palm groves in the country.

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The Procurement Preponed by Agri Processing Firms

New Delhi: As the prices of agriculture commodities have crashed after the demonetisation, agriculture processing firms, which had entered into procurement contracts with farmers at higher prices earlier, are under pressure, the demonetisation move forcing them to prepone their procurement season.

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Agriculture Department will Impart Training to Officials

Jaipur: During the global Rajasthan agri-tech meet (GRAM), state agriculture department will impart training to its officials on procedures related to setting up of industries for the effective implementation of memorandum of understanding (MoUs).

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Government Organizing the Campaign for Soil Health Awareness.

To keep their soil healthy, the government is doing every possible effort, the farmers owe their income to the yield in the field, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

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Applications for Innovative Farmer Award 2017 are invited by PAU.

Ludhiana: Applications from the farmers of the state for the “Innovative Farmer Awards 2017” are invited by the Directorate of Extension Education of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

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Sufficient Availability of Fertilizers in the Country

Government taken some steps to ensure availability of fertilizers: -
1. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), after consultation with all the State Governments, before the commencement of each cropping season, assesses the requirement of fertilizers.

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Uttarakhand Needs to Focus on Hill Farming

Dehradun: According to a ASSOCHAM-RNCOS joint study released, Uttarakhand has little agriculture productivity despite the fact that three-fourths of its population is engaged in the agriculture sector, so state needs to promote a separate hill farming policy.

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Workshop was Organised on Agro Techniques.

Jalandhar: At the Centre of Excellence for Vegetable, Kartarpur a two-day seminar and cross cluster vegetable workshop was organised – an Indo-Israel project established by the Department of Horticulture.

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The Agriculture Department Conducting the Soil Test.

Mysuru: Zinc and boron are very essential for plant growth and the soil across large tracts of land is deficient in micronutrients. The Agriculture Department conducted the soil test for a year now and during this soil test deficiency of micronutrients was found.

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Government Providing Assistance to Farmers for Crop Loss.

From Kharif 2016 season, the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) & Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) are replaced by yield based Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), which is Government of India is implementing.

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Awareness Camp for Farm Women at PAU.

An awareness campaign on safe drinking water and a training programme on income generation activities for rural women in village Boparai, district Ludhiana organized by the department of Extension Education and Communication Management.

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In Rajasthan, Farmers Income May Double by 2022.

Rajasthan has been much ahead in the policy related decisions for last 2 years, said Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, while addressing the closing ceremony of Global Rajasthan Agritech Conference in Jaipur, Rajasthan. By the year 2022, this state would be successful to make the farmers income double.

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Organic Veggies of Durg are in International Demand.

Raipur: The 958 farmers from Durg district's embraced organic farming and they have expanded their cultivable fields to around 1,050 hectares. They are now directly attracting vegetable vendors from metro cities like Delhi and Bengaluru to their farms. Farm output of their is also being exported to Israel, Gulf nations and other countries.

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Rise in Tea Production in India by 18.74%.

Due to favourable ambient temperature as well as sufficient and good distribution of rainfall, The estimate tea production during the month of September stood at 184.60 million kgs, an increase of 29.14 million kgs (18.74%) over the corresponding period.

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Insufficient Rains Turns Maize Crop to Fodder

Trichy: In Kunnam and Veppanthattai taluks in Perambalur district, Maize crops raised in 1.20 lakh acres. District have failed to yield for want of sufficient water, forcing farmers to cut down the crops to use as fodder for their cattle.

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Making Paddy Straw Useful for Farmers

New Delhi: agriculture scientist and father of the green revolution, M S Swaminathan noted that with stubble-burning in farms of neighbouring states aggravating air pollution in the Capital and other cities in the NCR. He had suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Rs.10 Lakh for each mandi for setting up Waste Management Plants

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh informed that as per the directions of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the Swachhta Pakhwada was observed this year from 16th to 31st October, 2016 in all the three Departments under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

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Government Going to Initiate Integrated Farming on 100 KVKs

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) set up throughout the country play very important role to enhance the income of the farmers and promote agriculture, said Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.

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70% Hike in India’s Groundnut Production in 2016-17

According to the estimate of industry body Solvent Extractors Association (SEA), production of the kharif groundnut crop is estimated at 54.80 lakh tonnes in this year 2016-17 against 32.30 lakh tonnes in 2015-16 which is up by 70%.

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PKVY and OVCDNER Schemes to Promote Organic Farming

While keeping in view the immediate menace of climate change, the importance of organic farming has increased manifolds. This is the reason that the Government of India has launched a Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) and Organic Value Added Development (OVCDNER) schemes under National Sustained Agriculture Mission to promote organic farming in the country.

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250 Markets Connected to e-Nam Platform

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today announced successfully completion of e-NAM first phase and launched e-NAM Mobile App in New Delhi.

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Launches Rice-Based Products Launched by PhilRice Midsayap

During The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Midsayap, North Cotabato annual farmers’ field day, it launched new projects and rice-based value-adding enterprises on Sept. 20.

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Genetically Engineered Crops Safe to Grow and Eat, says NAS Report

EL BATAN, MEXICO (CIMMYT): According to a study released by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) earlier this month, Genetically Engineered (GE) crops are as safe to eat as conventionally bred crops and have benefited the environment and ecosystem diversity by reducing pesticide use.

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Horticulture Department Promoting Drip Irrigation

The Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops has set its focus on expanding utility of drip irrigation scheme and popularising protected cultivation methods.Small farmers are given 100 per cent subsidy and others are entitled to 75 per cent subsidy for promoting drip irrigation.

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India Working to Improve Income of Farmers

For developing and sharing models for sustainable agriculture, the BRICS Agriculture Ministers meeting in New Delhi has agreed to set up a platform. The aim of this platform is to promote food security, sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation through cooperation amongst the members.

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BRICS Meeting to Strengthen Mutual Cooperation for Advancement of Agriculture

In New Delhi the 6th meeting of BRICS on Agriculture and Agrarian Development begins on 22nd September, 2016 with an official level meeting to be followed by a Ministerial meeting the next day.

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Request of Funds for Krishi Bhagya Scheme

Minister for Agriculture, Krishna Byregowda, has said that his ministry has asked the Union government to grant funds for the project, considering the success of the ambitious Krishi Bhagya scheme.

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eKutir Global Named as Finalist in the MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Competition

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) has announced that eKutir Global, a part of eKutir India Social Enterprise Group is a finalist for the Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC).

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Bayer and Monsanto Together will create a global leader in Agriculture

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction.

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Government to Promote Newer Paddy and Pulse Varieties

The central government is on now to promote newer high-yielding varieties of pulses and paddy. Also it slowly phase out older varieties across the country. To promote newer varieties Government also offering several facilities such as discounts on seeds of the new varieties

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Agri Firms Having Income Above 1 Crore are Under Scrutiny of The I-T Department

Nashik: The Income Tax (I-T) department is in the process of investigating agricultural income above Rs 1 crore filed by tax payers during their annual returns.

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Use Micro irrigation for Agriculture to Save Water

At the ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM), while discussing on 'Minimizing water use in agriculture' topic, scientists emphasized on use of less water for agriculture. They expressed concern over declining per capita availability of surface and groundwater resources in India.

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Boosting Agriculture by Exchanging Ideas of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan Farmers

Farmers from Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh will exchange experiences based on new experiments being done in the field of farming in both the states to promote innovation in agriculture sector.

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Agricultural Updates: Plan to Set Up Indian Council for Fertilizers Research

A “3 A” approach towards fertilizers in the country has advocated by Shri Ananth Kumar, who is the Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs. These "3 A" means authenticity (Quality), availability and affordability.

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Agricultural Updates: Plant Genome Savior Community Award for 2012-13

Plant Genome Savior Community Award (2012-13), Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Rewards 2013 and Plant Genome Saviour Farmers’ Recognition 2013 function organized by the PPV&FR Authority, New Delhi on Wednesday 24th August, 2016 at 15:00 hrs onwards at A.P. Shinde Symposium Hall, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi.

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Agriculture Updates:'Ease of Doing Agriculture' Policy for Agriculture Field

Ahmedabad: Now Gujarat is planning for 'Ease of Doing Agriculture' policy. The main idea and aim of this policy is to address the issues faced by the farmers and develop an integrated framework to make agriculture a much easier.

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Agriculture Updates: Government Focus on Crop Diversification and Allied Activities

To divert the area of water guzzling paddy to alternate crops like pulses, oilseeds, maize, cotton and agro forestry system, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is implementing Crop Diversification Programme in Original Green Revolution States of Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh as a sub scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) since 2013-14.

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Agriculture: Fourth Advance Production Estimates of Major Crops During 2015-16

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare released the 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2015-16.

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Agriculture: Production of Apple Increases by About 36% in 2015-16

According to Information given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala given the information about Apple production in 2015-16 in the Rajya Sabha.

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Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Started Using Cluster Approach for Organic Farming

India is now looking at a "cluster" approach to increase the area under chemical free farming in other states, after turning Sikkim into a fully organic state. Maharashtra already started earmarking exclusive organic farming zones, it leading the pack, with 932 exclusive clusters..

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Marigold: Guidelines for Marigold Cultivation by ICAR-CIARI

Because of easy culture, wide adaptability, attractive colour, shape, size and good keeping quality, the Marigold gained popularity amongst farmer and flower dealers.

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Agriculture News: Total Sowing Area in Kharif Crosses 406 Lakh Hectare

As per reports received from States, the total sown area as on 8th July, 2016, stands at 406.27 lakh hectare as compared to 431.82 lakh hectare at this time last year.

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Agriculture News: Maharashtra Government to Use Solar Power for Agriculture

To make agriculture and industries financially sustainable, the Maharashtra government is working on a draft proposal to segregate and shift agriculture feeders from coal-based power to solar energy.

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Agri News: Consumers go for cheaper pulses due to rising in tur dal prices

Prices of tur (arhar) dal keep rising so that consumers are driving to newer and cheaper varieties of pulses such as dun peas, green lentils and yellow peas.

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Agriculture News: ATMA Organized an 'Integrated Crop Management' Awareness Programme.

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) - SSEPERS (Support to State Extension program for Extension Reform Scheme) organised an awareness programme on ‘Integrated crop management – pulses’ at Velidupatti near Vilathikulam on 29th June 2016.

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Agriculture News: PAU Says, This Year Green Gram Yields Good.

The cultivation of summer moong has been very successful during 2016, says Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Summer moong was cultivated on a nearly 60,000 hectares of area in Punjab. Summer moong gave a good yield because of the protection from unseasonal rains in May and June.

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Agriculture News: Training Sessions for Agricultural Input Dealers

Rourkela: In Sundargarh district, a 48-week-long educative programme was launched to train agricultural input dealers in becoming para-extension professionals, in order to give a boost to agricultural extension services.

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Agriculture News :For General Cultivation, PAU Releases 11 New Crop Varieties

11 new varieties or hybrids of vegetable and flower crops are released by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for general cultivation in the Punjab state. These include two pumpkin varieties, one of pea, two of brinjal, one of gladiolus and five of sweet pea.

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Agriculture News : Target of Food Grains Production is 270.10 Million Tonnes

The Target Production Prescribed for Different Crops for the Year 2016-17, approved by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the India will have record production of food grains during 2016-17.

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Agriculture News : Subsidy on Maize Seeds through NFSM by Government.

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that despite two successive droughts, the gross production of maize in Kharif and Rabi is estimated at 21.02 million tones, for the year 2015-16.

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Agriculture News : MoA between ICRISAT and UAS-R for Agripreneurship Development

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed between University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur (UAS-R) and city-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to give new dimensions to agripreneurship development.

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NRRI, Cuttack have developed CR Paddy 310 for the first time in the World

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that agriculture scientists are working hard to improve the conditions of farming and farmers in the country.
He further added that the scientists of NRRI, Cuttack have developed CR Paddy 310 for the first time in the world which contains 11% protein while other species of rice generally contain protein only 6-7%.

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Agriculture News : Prime Minister Inaugurated ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’- the National Level Agriculture Fair-cum- Exhibition in New Delhi today. On inauguration day, the prestigious National level ‘Krishi Karman Awards’ for the Best performing States of the year 2014-15 were presented to 8 State Governments, which were received by the Chief Minister of respective states.

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Agriculture News : Uncomfortable Weather Condition Affecting Assam Tea Production.

Guwahati: In Assam, Incessant rainfall accompanied by hailstorm has severely affected tea bushes. Assam is the India's largest tea producer state. Tea producers and planters are worried that this will affect production of premium variety second flush tea.

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Agriculture News : Novel Method for Prediction of Indian Monsoon Early

Scientists has developed novel prediction method for early forecasting of Indian monsoon's yearly onset and withdrawal. The method is based on a network analysis of regional weather data.

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Agriculture News : Centre has Sanctioned Two Irrigation Projects in Punjab

Centre has sanctioned two projects in the Punjab State under ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna’ which will bring an additional 1.74 lakh hectares under irrigation.

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Agriculture News : E-Trading Portal Connecting 21 Mandis from 8 States

Union Agriculture and farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the Government of India approved the National Agriculture Market (NAM) Scheme on 1st July 2015 with the objective to usher much needed agri-marketing reforms in order that farmers produce may fetch the best prices.

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Agriculture News : According to NITI Aayog, This Year Agriculture Sector can Grow 6%

According to the government's premier think tank NITI Aayog, if the country receives normal monsoon rainfall this year, India's agriculture sector can grow 6% in 2016-17.

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Agriculture News : TNAU Suggested Farmers to Sell Coriander immediately Upon Harvest

Coriander is one among the major spices grown in India. Coriander is mainly grown in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. In 2013-14, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Krishnagiri and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu accounted for 85 percent of total coriander area in the state.

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Agriculture News : India will Receive Normal Monsoon during the June-September

According to the Private firm Weather Risk Management Services, India will receive normal rainfall during the June-September monsoon season.

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Agriculture News : Vegetables Prices will be Stable during April - May 2016

To advise the farmers on Carrot and Beet root price, the Back Office of Agro Marketing Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI &BPC) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has analysed the past 10 year prices and conducted the trader survey in Mettupalayam vegetable commission wholesale market to give forecast

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Agriculture News: Inauguration of Centre of Excellence for Fruits under Indo-Israel Work Plan

On the occasion of inauguration of Centre of Excellence (CoE) for fruits, Ladwa, Haryana under Indo-Israel work plan, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today said that the centre is an outcome of the MOU signed between the two countries in May, 2006.

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Agriculture News: Apni mandies for Farmers by State Agricultural Marketing Board

Deputy Commissioner –cum Secretary, State Agricultural Marketing Board, U.T. Chandigarh decided to open Apni mandies at the existing venues of Punjab Mandi Board but on different days. These mandies will be held on all week days in different Sectors as per the schedule.

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Agriculture News : Government Targeting to bring 50% Farmers under PMFBY

Government is targeting to double the insurance coverage under crop insurance through Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in a few years.

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Agriculture News: Opening of Valagro Subsidiary at New Ag in Beijing.

Atessa: Valagro, a global leader in the production and commercialization of biostimulants and specialty nutrients, has today announced the opening of its Chinese subsidiary.

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Agriculture News: Prices Agriculture Commodities Gained Substantially in Volatile Trade

The turnover of MCX was up eight per cent at Rs. 2.63 lakh crore in the financial year ended March 2016, which was Rs. 2.44 lakh crore recorded in the same period last year.

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Agriculture News : Farmers will get Good Prices for Potato during May to June 2016

The potato is world's favourite root vegetable. In India, potato is cultivated in an area of 20.69 lakhs hectares with a production of 480 lakhs tonnes in 2014-15. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Assam states accounted for 85 per cent share in total area.

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Agriculture News : Genetic Improvement Programme in Malpura Sheep at ICAR-CSWRI

At ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute doing genetic improvement programme in Malpura sheep in the Animal Genetics & Breeding Division (ICAR-CSWRI). This programme will help for improvement of growth characteristics.

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Agriculture News : Soil Mapping Project in Goa between ICAR-NBSS and LUP

A MoU has been signed between ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning and Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Goa on Characterization and mapping of land resources of Goa State under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) scheme.

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Agriculture Information : “Growing Smart Together” Online Platform by IFA

The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) launched “Growing Smart Together,” an online platform that features a collage of video interviews of various stakeholders who share their ideas and views on topical agricultural issues.

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Agriculture News : Organic Farming Needs to be Promoted

Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the National Symposium on Organic Farming for Farmers’ Prosperity, organized by CRIDA and NIRD, Hyderabad.

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Best Crop Science LLP Announces the Acquisition of an Agrochemicals Manufacturing Facility

Best Crop Science LLP, part of the Best Agro Group, announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of an agrochemicals manufacturing facility located in Gajraula (Uttar Pradesh) from Chemtura Chemicals India Private Limited

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Agriculture News : GADVASU Developed New Value Added Products to Help Farmers

College of Dairy Science and Technology has developed good quality functional low fat dahi by adding 'generally recognized as safe’ (GRAS) grade additive i.e. beta glucan.

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Agriculture Events : A National Level Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition ‘Krishi Unnati Mela'.

Jointly by the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India and Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi at Indian Agriculture Research Institute Organized ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ a National Level Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition, from March 19-21, 2016.

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Agriculture News : Two Days 'Pashu Palan Mela' from 18th March 2016 in Punjab

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana has organized Pashu Palan Mela from 18 March and 19 March, 2016. Diversification is the core issue now a days in agriculture and farmers will get aware and encourage to adopt livestock on scientific lines through this mela.

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Agriculture Information : Monitoring of Agriculture Residue Burning Using Satellite

Agriculture residue burning is commonly practiced in the Indian in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal primarily to clear the waste after harvesting and for preparing the field for the next cropping cycle in a short time.

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Agriculture News : Government has Taken Steps for Promotion of Micro Irrigation

The Micro Irrigation technologies (both Drip and Sprinkler) are quite popular amongst the farmers and adoption rate is also high.
The National Mission on Micro Irrigation programme in the country was subsumed under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

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Agriculture News : New Plan for Development of Rajasthan & Sirhind Feeder Canals

The Punjab Government has prepared a comprehensive plan for the changing of Rajasthan & Sirhind feeder canals to provide irrigation services in a better way to the farming community of state. Under the plan, 196 kilometres long canals would ssbe realigned.

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Sri Biotech Laboratories India Limited integrated with Italian Group Valagro

Italian Group Valagro, a global leader in the production and commercialization of biostimulants and specialty nutrients, has completed the acquisition and begun the process of integration of Sri Biotech Laboratories India Limited.

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Agriculture News : Coconut Prices will Increase in Summer Season

Recently markets in Kerala show that there is no glut in the market and some area experiences a shortage for coconut and copra. As summer is coming up, the tender nut market is getting brighter now.

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Agriculture News : Promotion of Soil Test Based Balanced Use of Fertilizers

To maintain soil health and its productivity, The Government is promoting soil test based balanced and judicious use of chemical fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and locally available organic manures like Farm Yard Manure, compost, Vermi Compost and Green manure.

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Agriculture News : CCS Haryana Agricultural University Organized Kharif Krishi Mela-2016

The CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar is going to organize Krishi Mela from 09 March to 10, 2016. This is one of the most important extension education activities of the University for transfer of technology to the potential users/farmers.

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Agriculture News : Farmers will get Good Prices for Sesame during March to April 2016

Sesame or Gingelly is one of the most significant oilseed crops. Sesame is grown primarily for its oil-rich seeds. Seeds were primarily used for oil and also appreciated for their ability to add nutty flavour or garnish foods.

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Agriculture News : Brainstorming Session on Fruit Farms for Higher Productivity and Profits

Digital India initiative of the Government of India has the potential to make development in agriculture sector.Digital linking of Fruit Farms to make them smarter with higher productivity and profits is an important

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Agriculture News : Digital Farm Market Platform will be Launched on April 14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a digital platform for enabling farmers to sell their produce at a better rate anywhere in the country will be launched on April 14. It ensures doubling of the farmers' income by 2022.

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Agriculture News : Launch of ‘Kalparasa’ Fresh and Hygienic Energy Drink at Goa

Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort. Sci.), ICAR had launched ‘Kalparasa’ a fresh, hygienic and unfermented energy drink from coconut inflorescence at Goa in a function jointly organized by CPCRI, Kasaragod and Krishna Enterprises, Goa.

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Agriculture News : Inauguration of First Mega Food Park in Punjab

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the 'mega food park' projects being setup in the states are providing better prices to the farmers besides adding value to agricultural produce.

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Agriculture Information : Geospatial Technology For Estimation Of Natural Rubber by NRSC

India produces almost enough natural rubber to meet its entire industrial requirement. Presently, the production of NR and its consumption almost match in the country, but in future it may be not balanced.

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Ultra Modern Hi-Tech Centre of Excellence for Cattle Breeding in Punjab

Punjab government has set up hi-tech a centre of Excellence for cattle breeding farm at a cost of Rs. 42.19 crore. The Centre is equipped with hi-tech scientific infrastructure under National Agriculture Development Plan.

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Agriculture News : Social Security Schemes for Farmers by Government

The Government is implementing a number of schemes to help the farmers in increasing their productivity by reducing cost of cultivation, achieving higher yield per unit and by realizing remunerative prices.

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Agriculture News : ICAR-CSWRI Released Prolific Breed Cross ‘AVISHAAN’

ICAR-Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar released a high performing prolific three breed cross developed by it. The prolific cross is a composite cross having 12.5% Garole, 37.5% Malpura and 50% Patanwadi blood.

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High Yielding Sugarcane Variety

Sugarcane is an important cash crop of the country cultivated over about 5 million ha area including both sub-tropical and tropical regions. Co 0238 (Karan 4) is a high yielding and high sugar content variety, derived from the cross Co LK 8102 x Co 775. This variety was evolved at the Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal.

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