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Punjab Bags Jaivik India Award

Punjab Government was honored with the Jaivik India Award for the promotion and implementation of organic farming in the state. The award was received by Punjab Agro Director Sibin…

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585 Mandis Integrated With e-NAM

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare in a press release dated Jan 4 stated that 585 wholesale regulated markets have been integrated with e-NAM , the National Agriculture M…

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Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 to Be Held In Bengaluru

The Organics and Millets 2019, International Trade Fair will be held in Bengaluru from Jan 18-20, 2019 at the Bengaluru Palace. The much awaited second edition of the event shall r…

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We Consider Farmers as Annadata: PM in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation of several irrigation projects in Jharkhand, including Rs 2,391.36 crore Mandal dam that will provide irrigation to 19,…

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Odisha Minister of Agriculture Resigns

Odisha’s Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Empowerment Minister, Pradeep Marathy resigned from the Navneen Patnaik’s cabinet on Sunday, Jan 6, after his controversial remarks on…

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Farmers to Protest against Insurance Firms Cheating Them

Farmer Leader Shantanu Naik announced that the farmers of Balangir district, Odisha would stage demonstration before the collectorate from Jan 12 to 16 against the private insuranc…

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Sigh! Delhi Air Quality Improves After Rainfall

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution levels this year on Monday after the rains cleansed the air by washing away the pollutants. However, the air quality still stayed in the ‘very p…

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GDP Growth: 7.2% Predicts CSO, 7.3% World Bank

India's GDP is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5 per cent in the following two years, the World Bank has forecasted owing to the rise in consumpt…

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Interest Free Loans for Farmers Soon: Uttarakhand CM

Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Chief Minister assured the farmers of the state on Wednesday to get interest free loans soon. "We are already giving loans at two per cent intere…

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Farmers to Get Back Land Acquired by Tata Steel in Chhattisgarh

The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has decided to return the land of farmers in Bastar district acquired by the government in 2008 for then proposed Tata Steel plant project i…

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Mushrooming Mushrooms in Manipur through Machines

Angom’s machine is capable of doing automatic work like compost loading, cultivation bag making, compost filling, compost pressing and cultivation bag sealing. Mushroom cultiva…

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Hailing Modi Govt. as ‘KisanHiteshi,’ BJP passes resolution

Ahead of the LokSabha polls, the BJP on Friday convened its National Executive meeting at Ramlila ground in New Delhi. Describing Modi government as 'kisanhiteshi' (pro-farmers), t…

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CHAI Pe Survival! Since 30 long years...

A hot cup of tea on a cool winter morning is surely tempting, but imagine surviving only on tea for years. Surprising! Isn’t?

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CM Unveils Sweet Potato as the Mascot for Krushi Odisha

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled ‘Sweet Potato’ as the mascot for Krushi Odisha 2019, the annual farmers’ convention to be held from January 15 to 19 in Odisha, in coll…

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Farmers Attack Sugar Factories over Delayed Payments

The protests of sugarcane farmers across western Maharashtra over delayed payment for their crop have turned violent with offices of several sugar factories in the region being att…

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Bengal Government releases Rs.1600 cr for Paddy Procurement

Mamta Banerjee’s government in Bengal has released Rs.1600 cr for paddy procurement for the farmers, raising the total amount allocated to the purpose to 5100 cr since November las…

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Jharkhand Government Sends 24 Women Farmers to Israel

With the aim to link farming community of Jharkhand with the advanced agro technology, 24 women farmers of the State were sent to Israel on a four day trip by CM Raghuvar Das’ gove…

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Department of Fertilizers interacts with Fertilizer Industry

Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Secretary, Department of Fertilizers held an interaction on various issues with the management (CMD/MD/CEOs) of Fertilizer Industry and officials of Fertili…

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Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on Jan 18, Registrations Close Today

Vibrant Gujarat 2019, expected to be Vibrant Enough. Leaders of 5 countries, Over 20000 delegates to attend!

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Radha Mohan Singh gives Keynote Address at BS Agriculture Round Table 2019

Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh gave the keynote address at the second edition of the Business Standard Agriculture Round Table in New Delhi’s PUSA Campus.

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Owners of Stray Cattle to be Fined Rs 5000

On Wednesday, Jan 16, The Noida Authority doubled the penalty imposed on owners of animals and cattle found roaming at public places and roads in the city. So far the penalty amoun…

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Indus Food Held in Noida Secures Deals worth $1 Billion

The second edition of the Indus Food saw business deals worth $1 billion which are expected to materialize in a few months. “We had 800 global buyers from 78 countries who particip…

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Ask Saudi Arabia Lift Ban, Horticulture Exporters Plead Government

Exporters of fruits and vegetables are knocking the door of the Union Government seeking its help in getting Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on imports from India.

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A Global Change in Diet and Food Production can Save the Planet

A report published in medical journal ‘The Lancet’ states that an international team of scientists are developing a diet that can improve health while ensuring sustainable food pro…

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Monsanto’s Patent on GM Cotton Seeds Valid: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that Monsanto’s patent claim on genetically modified (GM) Bt. cotton was valid. The order set aside a 2 May order of the Delhi High Court, which h…

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Conventional problems, Unconventional solutions: Birth of Triton Foodworks

The conventional problems associated with agriculture can be solved through unconventional means, the belief was turned into reality by the young entrepreneurs in Delhi. Deepak Kuk…

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Growing your Own Food is the New Gold!

“If health is wealth, growing your own food is the new gold. I would urge people to reclaim a piece of land and start giving back to the planet. It’s a very rewarding journey. Trus…

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Humble Coriander Can Help You Fetch High Profits

“I have hit the jackpot,” says Savelram Nana Kute who made returns of 13.5 lakhs in a week’s time from selling the coriander he had grown in his 8 acre farm in Pimpri Pendhar villa…

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Farmers Are Crying Over Onions in Maharashtra

Its fire sale time in Maharashtra. On January 4, the minimum price for the old onions was ₹100 per quintal as against ₹251 in early December and the pole/red onions traded for as l…

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Farmers Have Uprooted Their Cotton Plants: CAI on Releasing Dec Estimates

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its December estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-19 beginning from 1st October 2018.

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Jute Exports Rise 24% since 2014: Smriti Irani

Speaking at a textile outreach programme in Kolkata, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has claimed that the exports of jute diversified products have risen by 24% since 2014. Sh…

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Gujarat Procures 3 lakh Tonnes of Groundnut via PSS

With bumper groundnut crop, the government of Gujarat has procured around 3 lakh tonnes of the crop under its Price Support Scheme (PSS).

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Know the Super Snacks - Seeds

The story of your tasty little toasted treats, snack –seeds goes way back to your granny who asked you not to throw away seeds of some of your favorite or maybe not-so-favorite fru…

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Busting Myths - Good Food Mood

New Year is here. Trying to keep up the resolution of healthy diets excluding your favorite foods? What if you are misled… and the food that you’re excluding is actually good for y…

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Diabetes Alert! Skipping Breakfast can be Dangerous

Skipping breakfast 4 to 5 times per week increases the risk of type 2 diabetes up to 55%. In the research published in the Journal of Nutrition, German researchers concluded, b…

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An EGG is an EGG! Most Liked Picture can definitely be the Most Liked Food!

Imagine the photograph of an egg taking the internet by a storm, and create a World Record as the Most Liked Picture on Instagram. “An egg is just an egg!” says the man who clicked…

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Borrow and forget? Loan waivers aren’t the right solution

Agriculture in India is not a very smooth space— fragmented land holding, depleting water table, deteriorating soil quality, rising input costs, low productivity along with the dep…

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A Call to Collective Action! Agricultural Cooperatives for a Brighter Future

Path of profits and success require a cooperative walk. There’s no alternative but to invest in organizing and building institutions of small and marginal farmers if they have to b…

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Pongal is here! Thai peranthal Vali Perakum

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated in South India. During the four day festival, people show their gratitude to the Almighty and generosity of the land for the harvest. Tues…

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71ST ARMY DAY: Saluting the Guardians

Army Day is observed on January 15 in India. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir F…

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