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Kharif Planting Increases; Crosses 100-Million-Hectare Mark

With an increase in the water storage levels in reservoirs and due to heavy rainfall in Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, there has been an increase in the planting of the kh…

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Cage fish farmers in trouble after flood in Kerala

The cage fish farming ventures of both the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) and the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) are in trouble after…

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Rural India Shines at the Asian Games 2018

One can beat any sport for its ability to surprise, unite and victory against the odds. It is for the first time that a daughter of a weaver, son of well-digger, son of a driver, d…

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State Legal Services to solve farmers issues in AP, Telangana

Emphasizing the need for optimal manpower support and infrastructure for proper functioning of the Rythu Sadhikara Samstha in Andhra Pradesh as well as Farmers Debt Relief Commissi…

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Paddy farmers in Chhattisgarh to get bonus

Just two months ahead of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, the BJP government on September 4 announced to give bonus of Rs 300 per quintal along with the Minimum Support Price (M…

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Nine Agri biotech firms form alliance

Nine agri biotech companies together have formed a new association termed ‘Alliance for Agri Innovation’, a body which will endorse adoption of global advances in agri-technology,…

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Farmers happy as cotton prices go north on lower stocks

The cotton farmers seem to be happy as the ensuing kharif harvest season will begin on a good price note. Coupled with low carry-over stockpile and better export prospects, the pri…

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Cane farmer sets example by increasing production several folds

A sugarcane farmer in Trichy is setting example for his fellow farmers by improving production several folds through optimum utilization of fertilizer and water. Manickavasagam of…

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Farmers hold massive protest in Delhi; demand loan waiver, better wages

Thousands of farmers, peasants and labourers from all over the country held a massive protest in Delhi on September 5 against the Modi governments 'anti-people' policies. They also…

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Use Integrated Pest Management methods to control 'Fall Armyworm'

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive insect which had severely affected maize crops in Africa has now spread to fields in Karnataka. The Indian Council of Agricultur…

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Finest Afghan Agriculture Products to be displayed in Mumbai

The Indian private company, ‘Future group’ will jointly work with USAID Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Programme (CHAMP) to provide mutual benefits to the consu…

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Feeding Indian cows with ‘seaweed’ can save the Earth

India is a country that has a huge potential to diminish its carbon footprint, which causes global warming’ says a US scientist after conducting several research on dairy cows. Pr…

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Patanjali enters dairy market; will sell milk at cheaper price

Yoga guru Ramdev’s company Patanjali Ayurved Ltd on September 13 announced plans to sell packaged cow milk and other milk products such as curd, paneer, buttermilk and cheese, maki…

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40 % of paddy stubble to be managed by machines in Punjab

As the harvest season is close at hand, the central as well as state governments are working to support agricultural mechanization for in-situ management of crop remains in Punjab.…

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Strawberries in Australia contaminated with needles

Australian police have found ‘sewing needles’ in strawberries in two more states broadening a health scare and forcing the companies and farmers to dump the fruit amid peak growing…

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UP IAS officer appointed as Agri Secretary

Sanjay Agarawal, a 1984 Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer has been appointed as the Secretary of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on September 17. Agarawal,…

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Rain likely to hit kharif crop production in Gujarat, Maharashtra

Production of important kharif crops such as cotton, sugarcane and oilseeds is expected to go down in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra due to irregular rainfall and pes…

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Avail these 40 Public Services under Delhi's Doorstep Delivery Scheme

The Delhiites can now get their birth, caste certificates or even renew their driving licenses from home with the AAP government’s ambitious ‘doorstep delivery of public services’…

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NABARD Sanctions Rs 65635 Crore for 93 Irrigation Projects

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 65,635 crore for 93 irrigation projects under the government’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kri…

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India, FAO start agriculture projects in 5 states

India along with UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has commenced an agriculture project with 33.5 million dollar grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that ai…

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Rs 4,500 crore bailout package for sugar industry approved

The Government has approved a Rs 4,500 crore package for the sugar industry which includes - over two-fold leap in production assistance to the cane farmers and transport subsidy t…

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Decade-long ban on Urad, Tur futures may be lifted

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is considering lifting a decade-long ban on the futures trading of urad and tur dals. According to sources, the Ministry of Financ…

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‘Watson Decision Platform for agriculture’ will help farmers assess crop health

IBM, a leading computer manufacturer has introduced a platform for producers and other representatives of the agriculture industry. The company on 24 September introduced the ‘Wats…

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Kharif foodgrain output estimated at record 141.6 million tonnes

Foodgrain production in India is estimated at a record 141.6 million tonnes in the 2018-19 kharif season. This has increased probability that wholesale crop prices will continue to…

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43 foreign scientists attend 1st International Conference on Biological Control

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is sponsoring the 1st International Conference on Biological Control (ICBC) from 27 to 29 September at Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalo…

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India seeks Denmark’s help in reducing food wastage

The Indian government is finding ways to deal with massive food wastage in the country and hence is seeking help from countries excelling in food technology. Harsimrat Kaur Badal,…

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Famers may have to pay more for fertilizers

Farmers in India may have to pay 5 to 26 percent more for the fertilizers this harvest season, owing to rise in the international prices of key fertilizer components potash and pho…

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Farmers not satisfied with Govt. assurance says BKU leader

India witnessed a massive farmers’ protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on 2nd October. More than 25,000 protesting farmers led by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) were stopped…

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Farmers may soon get 20% higher MSP on organic produce

The government in India is considering bringing the organic produce under the minimum support price (MSP) system to encourage pesticide-free farming in the country. It is important…

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Deadly heatwaves could strike India again: Report

According to the world’s biggest review report on climate change, released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), India may face an annual threat of deadly heatwa…

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Fall Armyworm detected in Sugarcane

The Bengaluru-based, National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources says it has found ‘Fall Armyworm’ in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Entomologists have detected the pre…

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2 new schemes - CMSKY, CMKSY for farmers in Arunachal Pradesh

Good news for the farmers as the Agriculture Minister in Arunachal Pradesh, Dr Mohesh Chai has launched two new schemes to increase their income as well as production. The schemes…

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Paddy production could drop in Maharashtra’s Konkan district

Production of paddy in the Konkan region of Maharashtra could have a big impact due to irregular monsoon rains and fungal diseases. In 2017, the region had reported around 12.5 lak…

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Minor damage reported after cyclone ‘Titli’ crosses Orissa

The destructive cyclone ‘Titli’ uprooted trees, electric poles and destroyed hutments in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha after making landfall early this morning. So far no…

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India & Lebanon to cooperate in agriculture & allied sectors

India is set to improve trade ties with Lebanon. The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 10 October approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (M…

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Cyclone Titli leaves 8 dead in Andhra Pradesh, 1 in Odisha

Cyclone Titli made an early landfall in Odisha yesterday morning, with surface wind speeds of 126 kmph, according to media reports. An 8-year-old boy got drowned in a canal in Hinj…

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UN says India lost $80 billion due to Natural Calamities in last 20 years

Climate change’ is making the development process very risky, mainly in developing nations like India. According to a study released by the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction (U…

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3 Mobile Apps to check Stubble Burning launched in Punjab

Stubble burning has been a major issue of concern in the northern parts of India during the harvesting season. In the past few years, it has caused severe air pollution in the Nati…

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Rainfall to continue in Northeast India for next 24 hours

The depression over West Bengal has now moved towards northeast and weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area over the state as well as neighboring Bangladesh. This system will…

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‘Fully Organic’ Sikkim Wins Top UN-Backed Award

India’s, first fully organic state ‘Sikkim’ has won the top prize in an UN-backed award on 12 October. According to the organizers, its policies has assisted more than 66,000 farme…

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54 Haryana Mandis linked with e-NAM

The Union government with a view to double the farmers’ income is taking several steps like paying 1.5 times the cost of cultivation borne by them and providing online National Agr…

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Delhi Govt’s Action Plan to control pollution comes into effect

Past few days have been very critical for the Delhiites due to increased pollution levels in the environment. Hence seeing this, the state government has implemented an emergency a…

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20 days ICAR-sponsored training on developments in Organic Agriculture

Growing awareness of health and environmental issues related with the intensive use of chemical inputs has led to interest in alternate forms of agriculture worldwide. Organic agri…

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Be ready to pay high price for Onions this Diwali

This Diwali, you may have to pay high price for the onions. The prices are likely to go up to Rs 40 to 45 per kg, what with wholesale prices records a 50% jump at Lasalgaon APMC in…

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Farmers in Maharashtra to sell produce directly to housing societies

Maharashtra Cooperation department has decided to start a new initiative for the marketing of agriculture products of farmer producer firms as well as rural cooperatives by allowin…

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New Holland gives TT55 tractor to Thailand Institution for Agricultural Training

New Holland, a global brand of agricultural machinery produced by CNH Industrial has donated a TT55 tractor to the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) endorsi…

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GI tag for Bihar’s ‘Shahi Litchi’

After the Jardalu mango, Katrani rice and Magahi paan, Bihar’s Shahi litchi has also received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag and has become an exclusive brand in the national…

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Farmer’s son strikes historic silver at Youth Olympic Games

A farmer’s son creates history at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 15-year-old Akash Malik has become India's first silver medal winner in Archery, providin…

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70% drop in stubble fires likely this season in Punjab

Stubble burning in Punjab and bordering Haryana is the main cause of air pollution not only in the two states but also in Delhi. But this season, Punjab is expecting not more than…

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Southwest Monsoon to fully withdraw from country today

According to the India Meteorological Department, the Southwest Monsoon will most likely withdraw completely from the country on October 20. It must be noted that the Southwest Mon…

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200 tonnes of Onion to be offloaded daily by Nafed in Delhi

In a bid to control onion price rise, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed) will offload 200 tonnes of onion daily from 22 October onwards in…

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Microsoft India to provide farm advisory services to increase crop yield

Microsoft India is currently working to make the most of technology adoption to incite efficiency in the Indian agriculture sector. The company will be focusing on providing farm a…

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Government approves Rs 7,522 crore fund to increase Fish Production

Rs 7,522 crore fund has been approved by the government to develop infrastructure such as cold storage units, processing units, hatcheries, ice plants and transport facilities that…

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Agriculture Ministry plans to establish over 7000 seed-testing labs

The Indian agriculture ministry is planning a huge increase in the number of seed-testing laboratories across the country in order to boost crop yield. Ministry officials while tal…

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Glyphosate banned in Punjab

The state government of Punjab has banned the sale of all formulations containing weedicide Glyphosate, soon after a San Francisco court upheld the weed killer’s role in causing ca…

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Delhiites struggle with worst air quality of the season

The Supreme Court-appointed body, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on 25 October warned that air pollution in Delhi is likely to peak from 1st Novemb…

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India will soon have Agri Export Zones well placed with airports & docks

The government will soon establish specific agriculture export zones well placed with airports and docks in India. With this, the government aims at increasing the exports of India…

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Over 1 lakh children killed due to ‘Toxic Air’ in 2016 in India: WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) says around 98% children below 5 years of age in low as well as middle income countries like India are exposed to poisonous air. A study conducted b…

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Today we celebrate National Unity Day, birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity day is celebrated every year on 31st October in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who played a great rol…

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Samsung exhibits 5G Tech for Smart Agriculture in India

The South Korean multinational electronics company, Samsung Electronics on 30 October exhibited how its solutions can enable a range of 5G-powered business models and scenarios for…

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IARI to conduct walk-in-interview for Young Professionals on 5th Nov

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) will be conducting walk-in-interview for the post of Young professional-II on 5th November 2018. It’s a big opportunity for the studen…

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Gujarat’s Mega Food Park to benefit 25000 Farmers

Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently inaugurated the first ‘Mega Food Park’ in Surat district of Gujarat.

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All India Kisan Sabha to hold rally from 28 -30 November in Delhi

Criticizing the BJP as well as the Congress governments for the plight of farmers in India, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) General Secretary, Hannan Mollah announced that a rally…

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India at China's First International Import Expo

India is participating in China's first International Import expo in Shanghai that starts today as part of its efforts to cut the over USD 51 billion trade deficit with the neighbo…

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Odisha offers 90% subsidy on solar pumps with ‘Soura Jalanidhi’ scheme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has introduced a new scheme called ‘Soura Jalanidhi’ to boost the use of solar energy in agricultural development as well as empowerment of far…

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Post Titli, Odisha govt. brings special package for farmers

The Government of Odisha last week announced a special package for the people affected by cyclone ‘Titli’ and consequent floods in the State. To recall, cyclone ‘Titli’ had hit the…

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Drought-like situation in many Indian states could hit food production, income: Expert

An expert has warned that as many as seven big states, apart from several small states in the north-east part of India are in danger by a drought-like condition that could severely…

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World Bank’s Rs 1257 crore loan to Andhra Pradesh

The World Bank has signed a deal with the Indian government and the government of Andhra Pradesh to extend a Rs 1257 crore loan to make farming in the state a financially viable ac…

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Sikh farmers enters the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

A Sikh farmer from Canada, Peter Dhillon, who is the country's biggest cranberry farmer is again setting example for others. This man has made history with his induction into the C…

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India facing the worst water crisis ever

A water crisis ensued, when thousands of water lorry drivers in Chennai went on strike for 3 days last month to protest a verdict restricting their access to groundwater. People ha…

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Rs 1000 crore start-up scheme launched to encourage youth in Agriculture

Indian Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh on 14 November launched a-Rs 1000 crore start-up scheme to encourage the young generation to join cooperative business ventures i…

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World Bank to help revive Kerala’s agri sector

The World Bank has offered support to the Kerala government to start sustainable and environment-friendly methods of farming, promote millets cultivation and value addition of crop…

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151 districts in India threatened by climate change: ICAR

According to an annual review by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), crops, plantations and livestock in about 151 districts in India, are vulnerable to the impact…

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HORTI CHINA 2018 to start on 21st November

HORTI CHINA is a global exhibition that connects Beijing with the worldwide horticulture business of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. The exhibition focuses on the fie…

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Farmers in Karnataka withdraw protest giving 15 days deadline to govt.

The protesting farmers in Karnataka have finally withdrawn their day-long demonstration giving 15-days deadline to the JDS-Congress Coalition government to solve their issues, whic…

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Irregular rainfall impacts sowing of Rabi crops

Irregular rainfall across India along with delayed withdrawal of southwest monsoon has impacted the sowing of crops like wheat and pulses in the ongoing Rabi season. According to…

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HORTI CHINA 2018 starts today

The much-awaited HORTI CHINA 2018 begins today and will continue till 23rd November 2018. The three-day event will be held at the National Convention & Exhibition Center in Shangh…

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Demonetisation badly affected Indian farmers says Agriculture Ministry

Two years after demonetisation, the Union Agriculture Ministry admits that farmers in India were badly affected by the ‘note’ ban. Farmers, mainly the smaller ones, depend on cash…

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Australian Agri-tech Firm to train 2 lakh dairy farmers in India

MoooFarm, an innovative Australian agri-tech company on 26 November said that it will train two lakh dairy farmers in India by 2020 to develop their skills in areas such as cattle…

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Government eases insurance claim regulations for farmers

Government has introduced several rules tightening its flagship farm insurance scheme – the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). According to one of the new rules that will ta…

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Government permits extraction of Ethanol for blending from foodgrains

The Government has widened the ambit of Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme to extract the fuel from excess quantities of bajra, maize, jawar, and fruit or vegetable waste.

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Jharkhand Government to pay Crop Insurance Premium of farmers in 2019

Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand said that contribution of farmers and workers from villages is a must for the overall development of state as well as the nation.

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ISRO launches ‘HySIS’ Satellite to monitor Agriculture, Defense Sector

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 29 November 2018 launched India’s very first hyperspectral imaging satellite or HySIS, an advanced earth observation satellite along wi…

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CII Agro Tech 2018 Starts Today

The 13th edition of the CII Agro Tech India-2018 - the biennial agro technology and business fair starts today (1 December) in Chandigarh. A total of 195 exhibitors, which include…

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3rd December celebrated as Agricultural Education Day

For strengthening the future of agriculture in India, it is important to attract youngsters towards agricultural education. And this may require massive awareness programmes amongs…

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Australian University to invest AUD 5 million in India; help farmers double their income

A top University of Australia is planning to invest AUD 5 million as a part of cooperation with Agricultural Universities in India, to leverage research as well as innovations help…

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Growing demand of Pangolin in China, Vietnam pushing poor Indian farmers into Illegal Trade

A growing demand for the scales and meat of the endangered pangolin in Vietnam and China, is pushing poor farmers in India's north-east into the illegal trade, says a new report.

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‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’ this World Soil Day

Soil is a vital part of our environment. It is as important as the plants, animals, rocks, landforms, and rivers. Soil influences the distribution of plant species and provides a h…

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Government Approves ‘First’ Agriculture Export Policy

The Indian government on 6 December approved the country’s first Agriculture Export Policy with an aim to increase agricultural export to $60 billion by 2022 as well as double farm…

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Farmer Producer Companies to get land ‘on priority basis’ for Agribusiness

The Maharashtra government has asked the State Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to allocate land from its pool ‘on a priority basis’ to farmer producer companies (FPCs) to…

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Nel Jayaraman, Farmer Who Preserved Traditional Paddy Dies in Chennai

Farmer and consumer activist, Nel Jayaraman, who devoted all his life in collecting, reviving and conserving traditional varieties of paddy died on 6 December after a long fight wi…

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Modi’s Farm Export Goal is Difficult, but Attainable: Agri Economist

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is facing an intimidating task to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious goal of increasing farm exports to dollar 6…

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‘Farm Crisis’ influences Elections in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh

Widespread farm distress and anger, which brought thousands of farmers to New Delhi last month, seems to have affected the legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Prade…

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Shimla, Manali, Kufri Receives Season’s First Snowfall

People in Shimla, Kufri and Manali woke up in a white blanket of snow on 12 December, which was season's first snowfall in the region. The residents of Shimla shivered as cold wind…

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Modi Likely to Forgive Farm Loans to win back rural support

According to government sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government may soon announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to influence millions of farmers in the country…

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Weather Forecast; Temperature to Dip across Northwest India

In Northern part of India, a western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and its stimulated cyclonic circulation is over the northwestern plains are now retreating after giving seas…

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Serving, Ex-bureaucrats contending with Agri-Scientists for ASRB Chief Post

A recently-retired Agriculture Secretary is amongst the nine short-listed candidates for the post of President of the Agricultural Scientists’ Recruitment Board (ASRB).

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Good news for farmers; Government increases MSPs of 22 Crops

Good news for the farmers. Government on 12th December has increased the Minimum Support Prices or MSPs of 22 Kharif and Rabi crops to a minimum of 50% returns over cost, informed…

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Congress selects Kamal Nath as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

After two days discussion, the Congress party has finally selected Shri Kamal Nath as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. A tweet by ANI mentioned that there will be no Deput…

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Cyclone ‘Phethai’ Set to hit Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that Tamil Nadu is set to hit by another cyclonic storm and this will be the second storm to strike the state within one month…

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President Kovind Launches Mobile App for Farmers in Myanmar

President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind during his two-day visit to Myanmar launched a mobile app for the farmers there. Kovind also dedicated a centre to endorse and promote agric…

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PMO Returns ‘Money Order’ of Nasik Farmer who got Meager Amount for Onions

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has returned a money-order sent by a farmer in Maharashtra's Nashik district, who obtained merely Rs 1,064 after selling 750 kg of onions.

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‘Aaj Tak HD’ - India’s First HD News Channel launched

Aaj Tak, India's No. 1 television news channel with more than 250 million viewers has launched country’s very first Hindi High definition (HD) news channel ‘Aaj Tak HD’. Strengthen…

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CBSE LATEST UPDATE; Class 10th & 12th Date Sheet to Be Announced Soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to announce the much-awaited date sheet for class 10th and 12th this month. Though CBSE has not made any statement in this…

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Schools Begin Nursery Admission Process in Delhi Today

The much-awaited application window for the nursery admission starts today (15 December 2018) in Delhi. About 1700 private, recognized and unaided schools in the national capital h…

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NURSERY ADMISSION 2019 UPDATE: 105 Schools Asked To Put Admission Process on Hold

Parents looking for nursery admission 2019 need to be careful!! About 105 schools in New Delhi have been asked to put on hold their nursery admission process for the year 2019 as t…

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Latest Update on Chief Ministers ‘Oath-taking Ceremonies

The newly selected Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh will take oath at separate ceremonies today (17 December 2018). The swearing-in ceremonies that wi…

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Good News for Delhi-NCR; Delhi-Alwar RRTS Phase-1 Corridor Sanctioned

There is big news for the residents of Delhi and Haryana. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) board has sanctioned the project proposal for a part of the Delh…

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India Announces $ 1.4 Billion Aid to Help Maldives from Economic Crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his meeting with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on 17 December declared a 1.4 billion aid to help the island country from an ec…

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JEE MAIN 2019 Admit Card Released; Check how to Download It

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has finally released the admit cards for the JEE Mains 2019. The students can download their JEE Main 2019 admit cards through the official websit…

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Farm Loan Waiver Announced in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

The newly appointed Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel on 17th December announced that short-term agricultural loans of farmers will be waived, fulfilling a promise made…

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MUMBAI HOSPITAL FIRE; 8 killed, 176 injured

The toll in the Mumbai hospital fire has risen to 8, with the death of 2 more people today morning. An officer from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Disaster Management Uni…

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Assam Government Approves Rs 600 Crore Farm Loan Waiver

The Assam government during a cabinet meeting on Monday evening decided to write off 25% of loan of the farmers up to Rs 25000 under the State's Debt Relief Scheme. According to me…

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US Regulator Keeps India’s Aviation Safety ranking at ‘Category 1’

The US regulator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has maintained the highest aviation safety ranking for India, informed a senior official on 18 December.

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Rs 15 Lakh will slowly come in all Bank Accounts: Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pre-poll promise in 2014 on black money stashed overseas said that people in India will get Rs 15 lakh e…

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After MP & Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan also Waives Farm Loans

The newly-appointed Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on 19th December announced farm loan waiver taken from cooperative banks and up to Rs. 2 lakh from other banks. The dec…

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President’s Rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir after 22 years

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 19th December imposed President’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir. The move comes after completion of six months under the Governor’s rule in t…

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Banks to Remain Closed for Five Days

Banks in India will remain closed from Friday (21 December) to Wednesday (26 December) excluding Monday (24 December) due to strikes and holidays.

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Niti Aayog suggests setting up of Agri Tribunal, Crop Auctioning at Reserve Price

Stating that raising MSP can only be a partial solution to increase farmers' income Niti Aayog, government think tank on 19 December pitched for setting up an agricultural tribunal…

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Assam Government Announces Rs 1000- Crore Schemes for Farmers

Assam government will be launching three schemes for the farmers, including a partial loan reimbursement programme and the other that will make crop loans effectively without any i…

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Mother Diary Ventures into Organic Food Segment

Mother Dairy, which has recently forayed into the organic food segment, is planning to make Safal Organic, a Rs. 100 crore brand by 2021.

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Journalist Vinod Verma Appointed as Chhattisgarh CM’s Political Advisor

Vinod Verma, former journalist and member of Editors Guild on 20th December was appointed as the political advisor to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, whereas Ruchir Gar…

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Reason behind Farmers Protest in 13 Districts of Tamil Nadu

A few angry farmers in Tamil Nadu mimicked hanging themselves from the electricity transmission towers on 19th December, opposing an electricity project. The opposition is against…

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8 Things You Must Know About the New Consumer Protection Bill

The Lok Sabha on Thursday (20th December) has passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018 which will now go to the Rajya Sabha. The new law will replace the obsolete Consumer Protecti…

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Jharkhand CM announces Rs. 2250-crore scheme for 22 Lakh Farmers

Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das on 21st December announced a Rs. 2250-crore scheme to help around 22.76 lakh farmers in the state double their income by 2022.

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Famers’ Outfit to Hold Rail-roko, Rasta-roko Protest on 8th January

The All India Kisan Sabha’s (AIKS) Maharashtra unit plans to stage a protest on 8th January 2019 - through a rasta-roko and rail-roko - demanding implementation of MSP or minimum s…

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CBSE UPDATE: Date Sheet for Class 10, 12 Board Exams Released

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the much-awaited date sheet for class 12th and class 10th today. As per reports, the Class 12 board exams will start…

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GST MEET HIGHLIGHTS: Movie Tickets, TV Sets, Religious Pilgrimage Made Economical

Six items have been removed from the 28% tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 22nd December. 34 items were there in th…

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Banks on Nationwide strike Today; Services to be Affected

Services of the state-owned banks are likely to be affected today (26th December) due to a nationwide strike against the proposed merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with the Bank…

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ALERT: Swine Flu makes a comeback as Air Pollution Deteriorates, Temperature Drops in Delhi

Fresh crisis of swine flu has emerged in Delhi amidst deteriorating air pollution and chilly winters. Several hospitals have reported many cases of swine flu in the city.

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Gujarat CM Rupani grants 2300 Crore to 23 Lakh Farmers affected by drought

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani laid on completion of one year in office laid foundation stones for projects worth Rs 666 crore across the state.

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National e-repository opens 16 accounts of farmers in Bihar

The National E-Repository Limited (NERL) - a repository that controls electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts or eNWRs has recently opened 16 repository accounts of farmers in Sam…

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BREAKING NEWS: ISIS-linked group planning attacks in Delhi, North India arrested

A terror group inspired by the ISIS, planning suicide attacks on important installations and VIPs, has been detected, informed officials in Delhi today. 10 people have been detaine…

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Farmers in Uttar Pradesh Lock Up Stray Cattle in Government Buildings

Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh city is presently witnessing a weird problem. The entire city administration for the last few days is busy tackling with stray cattle situation in rural are…

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WEATHER ALERT: Cold Waves to grip North India including Delhi

Chilly northwesterly winds are blowing over north western part of India. The cold wave is likely to cover entire north, central and east India. The minimum temperatures in Gujarat,…

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Chhattisgarh to Return Unused Land to Farmers in Bastar

Chhattisgarh farmers are finally getting their land that was taken by the government more than a decade ago because it was not used. This is a rare move in a country like India tha…

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Soon You Can Book Ola & Uber Cabs at Kiosks in Delhi Metro Stations

According to latest media reports, a pilot service on booking cars through two main cab aggregators at Delhi Metro stations was launched on 26th December in order to further boost…

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Farm Loan Waivers could Hit States’ Capex says India Ratings

According to India Ratings, farm loan waivers announced by several states can adversely impact the combined state government expenses on capital assets. The Rating agency said this…

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New Year Gift for Govt. Employees: 7th Pay Commission Implemented

With an eye on the upcoming parliament and state assembly elections in 2019, Maharashtra government on 25th December announced a New Year bonanza. It will be implementing the 7th…

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No Scarcity of Urea for Current Rabi Season in Punjab

There is no scarcity of urea in Punjab as 85 percent of the fertilizer has already been provided to the farmers in current Rabi season. According to reports, the state needs 12.50…

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New Year Gift for Delhiites; Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Corridor to Start on 31st December

As a New Year gift for the Delhiites, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that it will start the 9.7 kilometer Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 corridor of the Pi…

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2 New Schemes for Farmers & Farm Labourers Announced

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on 31st December 2018 announced new two schemes for farmers and farm labourers in the state. The move comes ahead of the Lok Sabha elect…

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Farmers begin Five-Day Protest outside Banks in Punjab

A number of farmers across Punjab have started five-day protest in front of banks in around 12 districts yesterday (1st January). Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, General Secretary, Bh…

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All-India Inter-agri Universities Games begin in Punjab

Four-day All India Inter-Agricultural Universities Games 2018-19 started at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on 2nd January 2019. According to sources, about 2,000 particip…

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GOOD NEWS: Government Likely to Announce Rs 4,000 per acre DBT, Crop Loan at 0% Interest

The Government may soon announce Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) worth Rs 4,000/acre per season and interest-free crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh for each farmer in immediate two-fold re…

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Mamata Accuses Centre of Making False Claims of Providing Crop Insurance to Farmers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday (2nd January) accused the central government of making fake claims of providing crop insurance to farmers in the state adding t…

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Sabarimala Case: Chief Justice Gogai Declines Early Hearing

Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi declining the early hearing into review petitions pertaining to the Sabarimala case on 3rd January said that these would be heard on the earlie…

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World Braille Day: Let’s Together Celebrate this Day by Honouring Blind People

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January across the world honoring the birthday of Louis Braille, the man who invented Braille language that helps blind people to…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ajay Maken Resigns as Delhi Congress Chief

Months before the Lok Sabha elections, Ajay Maken has resigned as Delhi Congress Chief, citing health issues. Maken’s resignation was accepted by the President of Congress party Ra…

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All Stray Cattle Should Be in Cow Shelters by 10 Jan: UP CM Yogi to DMs

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has given a week time to all the District Magistrates (DMs) to ensure that stray cattle across the state are moved to cow shelters.…

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CBSE to Introduce Artificial Intelligence as Skill Subject in Class 8,9,10

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) as an elective subject in school curriculum with an aim to make students well-…

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Result 2018 Declared; Check and Download Result Here

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has declared the results of Clerk Preliminary (prelims) examination on its official website today (5th January). Candidates who…

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Congress MPs Protest outside Parliament, Sell Potatoes to Raise Farmers’ Plight

Several Congress MPs in Punjab protested outside the Parliament premises on 4th January, selling potatoes to raise issues relating to farmers in the state. The Congress MPs, inclu…

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Climate Change Affecting Agriculture, Wheat Production in India Could Drop by 23%: Agri Ministry

The effects of climate change along with rising pollution are causing direct harm not just to human beings, but also to the agricultural crops. Agriculture Ministry in a written r…

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Farmers in Maharashtra to Get Government Money Directly in Bank Accounts

Maharashtra has decided to credit farmers’ money directly into their bank accounts on either monthly basis or yearly basis. According to the state government officials, the amount…

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Loan Waiver to Cover Family of Deceased Farmers in Rajasthan

After winning the hearts of farmers in Rajasthan, the Congress government in the state has announced its next major step with an eye on the upcoming general polls. Shanti Dhariwal,…

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Farmers to Join Two Days Nationwide Strike Called By Trade Unions on 8th & 9th Jan

Farmers from all over India would join two days nationwide strike on 8th and 9th January, called by the central trade unions against the alleged oppressive policies for workers by…

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Bharat Bandh Today: Transport, Banking Services may be hit as 20 crore workers call for Nation-wide Strike

It will be a day of protests in India today as several trade unions, bank employees, teachers' associations and farmers' bodies are participating in the two days nationwide strike…

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Farmers in India Dying after Cultivating Wheat & Rice: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that farmers in India are in a ‘bad condition’, they are ‘dying’ after growing rice and wheat. Rice, wheat, sugar and pulses are in surplus and he…

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International Body Proposes 5-Point Formula to Make Farming Profitable Venture

The International Society of Extension Education (ISEE) has suggested a 5-point formula to the States, mainly Karnataka, to bail out farmers from crisis and to make farming a profi…

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UGC Planning to Include Agriculture in Basic Tenet of Higher Education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to introduce ‘agriculture’ in the basic tenet of higher education to uplift the agro-based economy of India at a time when farmer…

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Joins BJD Protest in Delhi; Demands Hike in Paddy MSP

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has joined his colleagues and a number of farmers from the state participating in a rally at New Delhi’s Talkatora stadium on 8th January.…

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BHARAT BANDH UPDATES: Violence Reported in West Bengal, Normal Life Hit in Odisha & Kerala

The two-day nationwide strike called by the Central Trade Union will continue today (9th January) after witnessing several incidences of violence on the first day. The strike, whic…

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Farmers march against Ongoing Water Scarcity in Gujarat

Tens of thousands of farmers marched on the streets of Surat in Gujarat on 8th January against the continuing water shortage in the district. They also urged the state government t…

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GST Council Meet Today: Small businesses expected to get Tax Relief

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in its 32nd meeting today is likely to consider numerous proposals aimed at providing relief to the small taxpayers, a section that has be…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Wife MacKenzie to Separate after 25 Years of Marriage

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder and Chief Executive of Amazon.com Inc, and spouse MacKenzie Bezos have decided to divorce following a long trial separation. The couple announce…

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WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall likely in Shimla, Manali, Kufri and Dalhousie till Saturday

Moderate to heavy snowfall is likely to occur in Himachal Pradesh from Thursday to Saturday i.e. 10th to 12th January. The government has warned residents as well as tourists to av…

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King Salman Inaugurates Saudi Agricultural Rural Development Program

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has inaugurated the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program on 9th January at his palace in Riyadh. The agri pro…

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After 10 % Quota, Government May Announce Direct Benefit Transfers to Poor & Farmers

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi-led-BJP government with its legislation on a 10 % quota for the general category poor in jobs and education receiving parliamentary support in the…

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US House Passes Bills to Re-open Agriculture, Transportation Departments

The US House on 10th January passed two spending bills to re-open closed parts of the government that deals with agriculture, public health, food stamps and housing - although the…

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Good News for Farmers: Government Cuts Urea Prices

The Uttar Pradesh government has given a big relief to farmers in the state by reducing the prices of urea, which were increased because of hike in natural gas rates. In a decision…

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Farmers in India hoping for Next-gen GM seeds after Monsanto’s Patent Victory

A court ruling that supported a Monsanto patent on genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds has now raised hopes among Indian farmers that the firm would now launch its next-generati…

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CBSE Class 12 Date Sheet 2019 Revised: Check Here for Important Changes

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the modified date sheet for Class 12 Board examination 2019 on its official website, www.cbse.nic.in.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE to Invest in Indian Agriculture: Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation on 13th January said Saudi Arabia and the UAE have shown interest in investing in India’s agricultural sect…

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Gujarat, First State to Implement 10% Quota in Jobs for EWS

Gujarat is the first state to implement newly-introduced 10 % reservations in government jobs as well as higher education for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general…

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KALIA Scheme Beneficiaries to Get Monetary Assistance from 26th January

The beneficiaries under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme will start getting monetary assistance from 26th January 2019.

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National Horticulture Fair to be held in Bengaluru from 23 to 25 January

The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), country’s leading institute situated at Hessarghatta (Bengaluru), will organise a national horticulture fair from 23rd to 25t…

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KUMBH MELA 2019: World’s Largest Religious Festival Starts Today

The largest religious gathering in the world starts today (15th January), with tens of millions of devotees gathering together to bathe in sacred rivers for the Kumbh Mela 2019.

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Police to use 40000 Radio-Frequency Tags to Trace Lost Children at Kumbh Mela 2019

Uttar Pradesh Police will use radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to trace children lost at the massive Kumbh Mela. The world’s largest religious gathering started today at…

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Nursery Admission for Economically Weaker Sections begins Today

Nursery admission for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Children With Disabilities (CWD) and Disadvantage Group (DG) in private schools starts today (15th January), the Direc…

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Government Likely to Exceed Fertiliser Subsidy Bill by $4.2 Billion

Government is likely to exceed its fertiliser subsidy bill by $4.2 billion for this financial year, informed three sources with direct knowledge of the matter adding that for this…

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CRPF Giving Advanced Scientific Training to Farmers in Jharkhand

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel after putting the brakes on Maoist activities in the Saranda forests of West Singhbhum (Jharkhand) are focusing on developing the…

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Soon Your Income Tax Returns Will be Processed in Just 1 Day

The government on 16th January has approved Rs 4,241.97 crore to establish an integrated e-filing and processing centre that aims to cut down the processing time for income tax ret…

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The budding cotton seed, which was hailed as the first plant to ever grow on the Moon, has died. China’s state owned press agency, Xinhua announced the sad news just hours after ce…

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Maharashtra to Give Compensation to Drought-hit Farmers from Own Kitty

It’s more than two months since Maharashtra had declared drought in 151 tehsils but the affected farmers are yet to get the compensation.

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This is How ‘Triveni Sangam’ at Prayagraj Looks Like from Space

The Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious congregation began in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh on 15th January 219, the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, with almost two crore people ta…

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Government Likely to Announce Major Farm Measures in Coming Weeks: Radha Mohan Singh

Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh on 17th January indicated announcement of important measures in the coming weeks to deal with farm distress across India, a move that wi…

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Niti Aayog Supports Direct Benefit Transfer to Farmers

If the Niti Aayog’s proposal for an upfront subsidy through DBT (direct benefit transfer) is accepted then the farmers in the country might get annual income support of Rs 15,000/h…

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PepsiCo to give $1 Million for Hurricane Florence Relief

According to latest news reports, PepsiCo Foundation will be giving $500,000 grant each to The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. PepsiCo’s ‘Food for Good’ will also supply…

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Marico to boost coconut farming

Marico is determined to change the life of the coconut farmer through its flagship programme ‘Kalpavriksha’. The programme that started last year in September 2017 with around 125…

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The world’s largest seed company Monsanto which merged into global healthcare and crop protection major Bayer, is planning to take its mobile- enabled digital farming platform for…

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West Europe keen to source Food and Beverage from India

The European supermarket chains along with top manufacturers of processed food will be sourcing their Food and Beverage (F&B) necessities from India during the Indus flood-II; the…

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Cargill India launches healthy blended cooking oil

Cargill India on 16 October announced expansion of edible oil portfolio to launch healthy blended cooking oil and also aims a market share of 10% in this premium section in next tw…

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London-based ‘Skyline Partners’ to launch weather insurance for Indian farmers

The London-based insurance technology firm, Skyline Partners has announced plans to launch its inaugural weather insurance product to offer protection to the Indian farmers by next…

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Indigo-Mahyco collaboration to bring microbial technology to farmers across S. Asia

Indigo Ag, a company that focuses on sustainable cultivation and Mahyco Grow, an agri-innovation major together have launched ‘Grow Indigo’ - a joint venture that will provide farm…

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Corteva registers 20 percent growth in first six months in India

‘Corteva’, the agricultural division of DowDuPont grew by 20% in the first six months of the current year in India, informed the company’s South Asia Chief, KV Subbarao. While inte…

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PepsiCo to invest Rs 36.6 crore in India by 2020

Food and beverages firm, PepsiCo is planning to invest Rs 36.6 crore by 2020 in India with the aim to expand its agricultural programmes in the country.

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Indian start-up wins ‘Rabobank Food Loss Challenge Asia’

Ecozen Solutions, an Indian-based start-up has won the inaugural ‘Rabobank Food Loss Challenge Asia’ that was launched to highlight agri-tech solutions to the growing problem of fo…

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CropIn’s SmartFarm aims to modernize agriculture in India

CropIn Technology Solutions, a Bengaluru-based Agritech startup has recently raised 8 Million dollar in a ‘Series B’ funding round led by Chiratae Ventures and the Bill & Melinda G…

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Cargill to Develop Farmer- Friendly Apps to Streamline Poultry Operations

The US-based Cargill is in the process of developing farmer-friendly applications or apps which will digitise manual inputs of farm figures on a real-time basis. In its first proje…

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How IBM is helping Farmers Deal with Weather Challenges?

Unpredictable weather is one of the most restrictive factors in the agriculture industry. Droughts, irregular or unseasonal rain and vagaries of nature create big challenges for th…

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Delhi High Court dismisses Monsanto’s plea against CCI probe of directors

The Delhi High Court on 18 December dismissed the US biotechnology major Monsanto’s plea to prevent the Competition Commission from probing its chief officials' role in a case link…

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Prabhat Dairy enters into Animal Nutrition Business with Denmark-based DLG

Prabhat Dairy, a company that focuses on milk and dairy products, is entering the animal nutrition business that includes cattle feed, nutrition supplements and animal genetics, to…

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Earn Lakhs through Organic Mango Farming

We all love mangoes and if it’s an organic one then our love for the fruit also increase. Here is a story of young boy from north India who is earning lakhs through organic farming…

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In the rapidly growing industry, there is a group of farmers’ who are earning about Rs 3 lakh per acre, a figure that gives us a true outlook, when we consider that rice and wheat…

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Meet Delhi teen who helps ‘deprived farmers’ in Vidarbha; increased their income by 25%

Vidarbha in Maharashtra is a place which has long been associated with the farmers’ suicides. From the year 1998 to 2018, India has recorded a massive 3 lakh farmer suicide cases.…

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This young boy’s startup helps farmers cope with water scarcity in Rajasthan

Narayan Lal Gurjar, a 20-year old boy from a small village in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan grew up seeing farmers struggling with water scarcity in the entire state. The crisis…

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UP farmer earns Rs 8 lakh annually with pearl farming

34-year-old Bijender Chauhan is a farmer from Dhampur village in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh. Bijender is basically a sugarcane farmer but since a long time, was struggling in g…

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Earn 1.5 Lakhs in 10 months with this Wonder Grass

The ‘wonder grass’ of Tamil Nadu known as Vetiver, which has a broad range of application in the cosmetic and pharma industries, besides anti-soil erosion properties, is slowly spr…

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You can earn 13 lakhs in 10 months through Capsicum Farming

Vijayrao is a successful capsicum farmer from Kadbanwadi village in Pune’s Indapur taluka. His village was once counted amongst 300 nondescript drought-prone villages in Maharashtr…

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Techie-turned-farmer uses Information & Communications Technology for Organic Farming

Sarathbabu Pintyala is a thirty-year-old successful IT professional, who left his job to follow his passion for farming by avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers as well as pesti…

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CROPEX products ensures advanced Crop Protection

Agrochemicals protect crops from diseases, weeds and pests thus ensuring a good harvest and plenty of food for the society. Everyone wants that the food they buy be fresh, of high…

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TSS’ Soil Moisture Indicator Saves Water, Current & Time

Monitoring soil moisture levels is needed for effective irrigation water management. Irrigation water management requires timely application of the right amount of water. Competiti…

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China lifts restrictions on import of non-basmati rice from India

Good news for the Indian rice exporters as China has lifted restrictions on import of non-basmati rice from India. According to an official release from the Commerce Ministry, “The…

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Cargill India to expand corn unit in Karnataka

The maize cultivators in Karnataka can express joy as Cargill India is planning to expand its corn processing facility in the state by adding more product lines within a year, as p…

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‘Jeera’ or Cumin seed growing areas of Kutch and Saurashtra in Gujarat, which is the largest grower of the spice, are facing rainfall shortage in the range of 28 to 75 percent. …

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Waigaon’s Turmeric in demand after getting GI Tag

Farmers of Maharashtra’s Waigaon have received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for organically grown turmeric that is rich in curcumin and also known for many health benefits. T…

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With Saudi Arabia easing residue rules India’s basmati export expected to boost

The basmati rice exports from India is expected to increase, as chief importer Saudi Arabia is set to espouse easy residue parameters to take delivery of consignments.

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China to open doors for Indian soyabean

Senior government officials told that China may soon open its doors for soyabean from India after permitting the import of non-basmati rice and raw sugar. And all this is part of B…

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Operation Green aims to control fluctuation in ‘TOP’ prices

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has reassured the farmers in India that they were his ‘TOP’ priority. He said ‘TOP’ here means - tomato, onion and potato. He added that for this…

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Australia takes legal action against India over sugar subsidies

Australia today (16 November) announced that it is taking legal action against India at the WTO over sugar subsidies. It has alleged that India caused a ‘significant downturn’ in g…

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Colombia becomes member of World Avocado Organization

The World Avocado Organization (WAO), the group that promotes the consumption as well as awareness of avocados at a global level, has welcomed its newest member, Colombia.

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India set to overtake Brazil as World’s top sugar producer

For the first time in 16 years, India is set to overtake Brazil as the world’s leading sugar producer. The US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service in a report o…

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Angry over getting Rs 1064 for 750 kg onion, farmer sends money to PM

In Maharashtra, an onion-farmer who had to sell his produce for little above Rs 1/kg has sent his earnings to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a mark of protest.

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Farmer uproots entire Brinjal Plantation after being offered 20 paise per kg

Struggling with agricultural woes, a farmer in Maharashtra who was offered 20 paise per kilogram (kg) for his brinjal production had destroyed the entire plantation on his land to…

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Chinese Sugar Industry Delegation held meeting with NFCSF

A trade delegation from the Chinese sugar industry held talks with their Indian counterparts at National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF) in Delhi on 7 December to…

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Cotton Production in India could drop to the lowest in 9 years

The annual cotton output in India might drop 12% to the lowest in 9 years as inadequate rainfall in the top two producing states has cut crop yields, potentially reducing exports f…

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Maharashtra Slowly Losing its Control in Onion Market

Maharashtra's Lasalgaon is currently experiencing a peculiar onion demand-supply problem from the North as well as South. Abundant production of onion in Madhya Pradesh has crashed…

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Indian Tea Association urges for higher MEIS

The Indian tea industry, which has been facing the pressure of increasing costs outstripping price realizations in the last few years, is hoping to get some relief in the new agric…

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Sugar Production could Drop in 2019 due to Water Scarcity

Sugar production in India could drop in 2019-20 as the farmers are struggling to sow cane due to drought in two of the country's main producing states, informed multiple industry o…

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Farmers Will Soon Get Price & Demand Forecasts for their Crops

A senior official of the Agriculture Ministry said that the government will provide price and demand forecasts for various important foodgrains as well as price-sensitive horticult…

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India to Cut Import Tax on Palm Oil: Government Source

A government source today (28th December) said that India is likely to cut short the import tax on palm oil, corresponding to New Delhi’s Trade Agreements with the Southeast Asian…

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Pre-cooling unit increases the Shelf Life of Strawberries

Construction of a pre-cooling unit by a farmer in Mahabaleshwar, which is known as the strawberry belt of Maharashtra could be a big boost to the farmers in the region. So far, des…

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Government cuts Duty on Crude, Refined Palm Oil from Asean Nations

The government of India has cut import duties on crude and refined palm oil from the Southeast Asian nations. The country at present imports 60% - 15.5 million tonnes yearly — of i…

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UP Farmer earns Rs 490 from 19 Tonnes Potato; sends money to PM Narendra Modi

A farmer in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district, who sold his potato produce for merely Rs 490, has sent his earnings to PM Narendra Modi as a mark of protest. Pradeep Sharma from Baraul…

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Tea Exports to Pakistan Increases in First 10 months of 2018

The tea exports to Pakistan continued to show rise than most destinations during January to November 2018 period - at 14.56 mkgs as compared to 12.60 mkgs in the same period previo…

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Modi Government May Soon Announce another Relief Package for Sugar Companies

The Narendra Modi-led-BJP government is considering another relief package for the sugar companies. According to government sources, this one could be double the size of the one an…

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Cane Farmers to get Sugar as Part-payment

Sugar commissioner of Maharashtra has given in-principle consent for making part of the cane payment in the form of sugar as the sugarcane price debts in the state have increased t…

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A team of researchers from various well-known institutions have invented an ultrasonic sensor-based automatic spraying system that assures to reduce the use of pesticides in orchar…

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Tractor is one of the best utility vehicles of all times particularly in India. Agriculture, a major source of livelihood in the country uses tractors for farm mechanization. Thoug…

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Plantix, an app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to spot plant disease is being installed in India as an early-warning system to stop the progress of a crop-damaging worm tha…

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TAFE launches Free of Cost Tractor Rental Platform

Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE), India’s second largest tractor manufacturer has launched the JFarm Services in Telangana, a CSR scheme that sought to boost access to farm m…

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Feeding is one of the most important parts of poultry farming. A proper or balanced feeding will not only keep your chickens protected from various diseases but will also improve t…

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In a country like India, where the animals are maintained mainly on crop remains or residues, it is important to see that the ration given to the dairy animals are complete in all…

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Not just animal husbandry but the whole agriculture sector is suffering in Rajasthan after a virtual ban on cattle trade and the fear factor that followed mob execution of livestoc…

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Poultry Giant ‘Sanderson Farms’ to stop using Human Antibiotic Use in Chicken Supply

Sanderson Farms Inc, the third largest poultry producer in the US will stop using antibiotics essential in combating human infections to prevent diseases in chickens by March 2019.…

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Silage and hay are preserved or stored feeds given to the cattle during shortage of green forage. Silage is very nutritious and easy to digest feed for the cattle. Storing the sila…

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The development and application of modern technology have enhanced the health of livestock or farm animals considerably. Some of the benefits include - high profits and well-organi…

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Speaking at the 43rd Foundation Day ceremony of National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Director General of International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Ar…

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The Tamil Nadu government will soon implement the Integrated Farming System (IFS) scheme in five of its districts. The aim is to provide monetary assistance as well as technologic…

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An Australian agronomist, Steve Capeness along with his Queensland-based firm Nutri-Tech Solutions has introduced a method of 'nutrition farming' for agriculture sector in India. I…

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In the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, there are many Individual farmers, farmers’ groups as well as NRIs who have taken up organic farming in a big way encouraging good health,…

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Gerbera flowers are cultivated all over the world and are widely popular as ‘decorative’ plant. The flowers are used in making bouquets and for various decoration purposes. Commonl…

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We all have heard about the Darjeeling tea but don’t know as to why these teas are so special and expensive. The aroma and taste makes the tea so good due to which Darjeeling tea i…

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Cauliflower is an important as well as valuable vegetable crop in India with good amount of protein and vitamins. Presently, cauliflower is grown in more than 90 nations and its pr…

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Milky mushrooms are called ‘milky’ for their white color. They are the only mushroom species that is both native to and cultivated in, the hot moist climate of India. Milky mushro…

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Bamboo is a flowering, permanent and evergreen plant, which belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. It is a versatile, strong, renewable as well as environment-friendly material th…

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An Aquaponics system is basically a food production process that combines customary aquaculture with hydroponics. The plants and animals in an aquaponics system have a symbiotic co…

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Garlic is an important kitchen ingredient that is used in many Indian dishes and offers amazing health benefits. Garlic is a species in the onion genre Allium and its scientific na…

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Chilli is a peppery fruit that is used in many dishes all over the world including India. Chilly is usually added as an ingredient in a food to make it spicy. At present, they are…

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Ghost pepper also known as Bhut jolokia is a small chili of red or orange color with a smooth skin. The peppers are about 2.5 to 3.5 inches long and 1 inch thick - just the size of…

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There was a time when our agriculture scientists as well as farmers believed that with the invention of various types of chemical pesticides they had overcome the problem of pests…

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Fish farming is basically raising fish commercially in the tanks and ponds for the purpose of producing food. Commercial fish farming has already established as a lucrative busines…

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With the growing population, the food requirement of the world is also increasing rapidly. And wheat is an important food crop that plays a crucial role in meeting the world food r…

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Soil health and soil fertility is the basis for sustainable profitability of the farmers all over the world. And utilizing optimum doses of fertilizers and cropping pattern accordi…

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Polyhouse farming is slowly gaining popularity in India. A farmer can make huge profit from polyhouse farming. But there are many people who aren’t aware of polyhouse or even green…

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Researchers at the University of Illinois since years have been trying to discover whether a crop can be genetically modified to boost its growth or not. In results published in S…

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Vitamins are easily available in the market. And some of the very common foods items like dairy products, nutritional shakes, cereals and baking flour contains vitamins. Since chil…

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Walk into any average grocery store and you will find thousands of organic food items lying on the shelves. With time and with increased health awareness many people consume only o…

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Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying but they spread serious diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever, encephalitis as well as the West Nile and Zika viruses. Mosquitoes are also res…

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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives our body the required energy that it actually needs to start the day. But due to lack of time and busy sc…

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Neem also is known as ‘Indian lilac’ is an important part of the Ayurveda and the benefits of neem are bountiful and unparalleled. The scientific name of neem is Azadirachta indica…

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Are you planning for kids, but want to skip the whole pregnancy process? Well, there are chances for this to happen in the near future. An artificial womb or at least the capabilit…

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Adopting a vegetarian diet can be the perfect way to stay healthy and happy. A vegetarian diet is a complete diet, which is associated with high consumption of fiber, vitamins C a…

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A study says that compounds derived from the coconut oil are much better than ‘DEET’ in preventing disease transmission and uneasiness related with insect bites.

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Dry fruits are one of the healthiest alternatives to fried or oily snacks and a great way to satisfy your food cravings in the winters. Dry fruits also provide you the much needed…

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Tea since long has been an important beverage all around the world. Tea isn’t just appreciated for its flavor and global appeal but it also offers several health benefits to human…

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The beginning of winters can prove to be dangerous for your health if you do not follow a nutritious diet along with a balanced lifestyle. With shorter days and colder weather, it…

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Do you feel nauseous or shaky while getting up from the bed in the morning or standing up from a chair? Do you feel as if the blood in your body is rushing to the brain and leaving…

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Depression is more than just feeling alone or sad. All of us feel upset or unmotivated from time to time, but depression is something more serious that needs attention. It can be d…

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Inviting positive energy in home is necessary to improve your health, longevity and happiness in life. You can live a happy and satisfied life only when the space you reside has a…

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Many a times, the simplest foods prove to be best for the health and this is certainly in the case of nuts. Yes nuts are a complete and perfect package of protein, vitamins, health…

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Are you a night owl or prefer sleeping late at night and unable to get up early in the morning, if yes then you are at a higher risk of suffering from Type-2 diabetes and heart dis…

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Crispy and delicious, pine nuts are small edible seeds of the pine cone. Scientifically known as ‘Pinus Gerardiana’, the pine trees are native to eastern part of Afghanistan, Korea…

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We all love eating fresh fruits, especially the fiber-rich apples. Apples are delicious, juicy and full of dietary fiber, which makes them a great snack to control cravings. They c…

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Stress can be defined as body's reaction to any change that needs an adjustment or response. Your body may react to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. St…

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There is a good news for all!! Researchers have genetically modified an ordinary houseplant to remove cancer-causing pollutants from your house.

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As the New Year is approaching, it is time to start thinking about ways by which you can stay healthier and happier in 2019. In this article we will be talking you about simple hab…

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Agriculture is an important part of our Indian economy and the demand for skilled professionals in the field is growing day by day. After pursuing a graduation or post graduation d…

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We all want to look beautiful; not just to attract someone but also as many professions require good looking and attractive faces. There are many beauty products available in the m…

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Some people are truly blessed with a beautiful and glowing skin that never wrinkles or have acne. But there are many people who are facing with acne or pimple problems – may be due…

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The demand for professionals in the agriculture sector is increasing day by day. Hence more people are showing their interest in the field but they aren’t aware of what all courses…

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If Kerala was ever in your wish list, then the wait is finally over with ‘Neelakurinji’ blooming in Munnar after 12 years. Kurinji is actually a flower and Neela means ‘Blue’ and N…

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Animal husbandry or animal science is an agricultural practice of breeding and raising the livestock. Animal Husbandry plays an important role in rural areas because a large number…

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Agricultural loans are loans given to the farmers for various agricultural purposes like purchase of land, tools or machinery, crop insurance, maintenance of farm etc. The farmer m…

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Agritourism is where ‘agriculture’ and ‘tourism’ meet offering people an amazing learning experience, whether it is a farm tour, a festival celebration or dessert-making class. Far…

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List of top Agricultural Universities in the World

If you are keen to pursue a career in agriculture, forestry and allied fields then learn about the world's best universities with the QS World University Rankings 2019. It is impor…

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Are you a tea lover…if yes then visiting some of the most beautiful tea plantations would be a wonderful experience for you. While on such trips you can spend a lot of time at the…

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Agriculture is said to be the backbone of the Indian economy that contributes around 23 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs more than 70 percent of the total po…

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Climate change undoubtedly is threatening all of us, but one particularly susceptible group is the farmers or growers. Farming in India basically depends upon favourable climate co…

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A recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) tells about the public health benefits that could come with tackling the climate change issue.

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The process of nursery admission for the academic year 2019-20 started on 15th December 2018 in Delhi. Out of around 1600 private as well unaided schools in the national capital, 1…

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Festival of Lohri is round the corner and arrangements are on in full swing. Lohri marks the end of the freezing winter season and people look forward to a beautiful spring season.…

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EIMA International 2018 was held from 7th to 11th November 2018 in Bologna, Italy. The event showcased various products from the Agriculture and Forestry industry, which included A…

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SIVAL 2019 kicked off today in France and will continue till 17th January. With almost 640 exhibitors and 24000 visitors yearly in Angers, SIVAL is the only trade exhibition in Fra…

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US Department of Agriculture Reopening FSA Offices for Three Days

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reopening 980 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for three days to help process the farm loans as well as tax documents during the partial…

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Canada Government to invest $39.3 million in Crop Research

Canada government, with the aim to drive innovation and discovery in wheat, barley, varied field crops and soybeans over the next 5 years, has announced funding of C$39.3 million.

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Netherlands to Support India in Best Agricultural Practices: Dutch Ambassador

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit today (18th January) in Gandhinagar. Almost 1.5 million visitors and around 3,000 dele…

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IPL 2019 Latest Update; Axar Patel, Unadkat Fetch Big Money, Yuvraj Remains Unsold

The much-awaited auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) is back to enchant cricket fans while around 351 cricketers are set to go under the hammer. So far no player from India…

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The members of the Royal family are famous for their profligate lifestyle. The family is often in news - for their public appearances, personal relationships or for enjoying festiv…

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Christmas is the most important festival of Christians all over the world. It is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, who they believe is the Son of God.

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Christmas without a Christmas tree is incomplete. For those who don’t know, a Christmas tree is a decorated tree, generally an evergreen conifer like pine, spruce, fir or an artifi…

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Bollywood producers and actors including Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar held meeting with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Raj Bhavan in Maharashtra to discuss upon…

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Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka starrer Zero - one of the most-awaited movies of 2018, is set to release this Friday throughout the country. Starring Bollywood’s most loved…

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We all love holidays. Isn’t it? As the New Year is approaching we all would be excited to know about the holidays in 2019. So here is the month-wise list of holidays in 2019.

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As we all know that Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26th January in India. The day marks the sovereignty of the nation, as on this day in 1950, the Constitution of India w…

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RAILWAY RECRUITMENT 2019: Vacancies Open for Class 10, 12, Graduates; Check Here For Full Details

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has invited applications for class 10, class 12 and graduates. The application process for many vacant positions will be closed by January inclu…

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KUMBH MELA 2019: Important Dates, Key Highlights & Special Facilities for Pilgrims

The Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world this year will be spread over an area of 45 kilometer from the previous 20 kilometer radius.

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