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Contract farming may pave way for prosperity, enhance farmers' income
Tue, May 14, 2019
Under contract farming, certain norms should be followed to secure the interests of contractor as well as farmer. Their agreement should be registered online in a transparent manner and in very clear terms.
Ginger cropping flourishes in Karnataka’s Shivamogga
Thu, May 09, 2019
Raw wet Ginger farming is blooming in Karnataka’s Shivamogga. It is being sold at Rs 8,500 per quintal now and may reach to Rs 10,000 per quintal shortly. Being a hilly region, Shivamogga has moderate climate that is favourable for ginger cropping. Ginger is one of the major crops in Shivamogga and everyone including officers, politicians and businessmen cultivate it.
How harnessing smartphone technology can help Indian farmers
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
The 'Promoting Clean and Energy Efficient Cold-Chains in India' report finds that using mobile apps and data analysis to manage harvesting and logistics could help to reduce the amount of food wasted between farm gate and supermarket shelf, whilst boosting farmers' incomes.
NAFED to procure 20 lakh tonne each of pulses, oilseeds from farmers at MSP rate
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
"We will be purchasing 15-20 lakh tonne of pulses and 20 lakh tonne of mustard in the ongoing rabi harvesting season," Chaddha told reporters on the sidelines of a conference organised by industry body Assocham on compressed bio-gas.
Free power, loan waivers can't be long-term solutions to farmer problems: VP Venkaiah Naidu
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
PNB has topped the first ever EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) index this year, he said. Talking about bank's resurgence after a lean patch Mehta said, "Last year was a challenging year for us. Putting the past behind, all toiled hard to ensure that the bank returned to profitability in just 9 months." The bank increased its business by one lakh to cross Rs 11 lakh crore at the end of March 2019.
How this Agritech startup is helping farmers in India
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Fasal, an artificial intelligence based internet of things (IoT) startup works towards the betterment of the farmers
Shrimp business to bring revival for these farmers - You should buy this stock to get rich ahead
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
ICICI Securities believe with improving demand from the US and lower shrimp production in India, shrimp prices stabilised at lower levels in Oct’18-Jan’19.
What is Kisan Credit Card scheme and how does it help farmers get agriculture loans? Find out
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
The model of KCC scheme was prepared by NABARD that met the recommendations of RV Gupta Committee. It is available at all commercial, regional rural and co-operative banks.
DeHaat: This startup gives agriculture services, financial aid; caters to 52,000 farmers
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
DeHaat is a startup that aims to offer end to end agricultural services to Indian farmers.
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana: Farmers alerts! How to register
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Till date, around 3 crore farmers have been registered and getting benefits of the scheme, informed Niti Aayog member at core committee on agriculture.
Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal reaches out to farmers with income support scheme - Top details
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
"This income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of the farmers in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 each." The scheme will be funded 100 per cent by the central government, he added.
Strengthen agriculture by long-term structural changes: M Venkaiah Naidu
Sat, Jan 12, 2019
The comments assume importance in the wake of agrarian distress--driven by falling prices and rising input costs leading to their indebtedness--which has led to tens of hundreds of farmers committing suicides across the country.
Agriculture crisis: Govt mulling farm package ahead of 2019 general polls
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
Sources said the Agriculture Ministry has prepared a road map and made a presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting both short and long term "sustainable" solutions to various issues that are impacting farmers and causing agricultural distress in the country.
Good news for farmers! Milk output up 28% in last 4 yrs, earning up by Rs 7 per litre: Agri Min
Mon, Nov 26, 2018
The country's milk production has risen by 28 per cent in the past four years to 176.35 million tonne, while farmers are getting an average Rs 7 per litre higher price for their milk, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Monday.
Women in agriculture say barriers to equality persist, removal to take decades: Study
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
For women in agriculture around the world, whether in developing or developed countries, there is widespread gender discrimination and the removal could take decades, says a study.
Monsoon normal in India, but agri income set to be hit; farmers may not benefit fully
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
India, which is the second largest food producer globally, is expected to witness yet another good crop this year because of near normal monsoon for the third consecutive year.
Doubling farmers income: CM panel mulls ways to align works under MGNREGA
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
The sub-group also held discussions on interventions of MGNREGA to facilitate reduction of agrarian distress including work availability, wage rates, seasonality etc. They also had a discussion on ways to end the problem of stubble burning that is a major concern in northern India during the harvesting season.
Agri crisis: Nitin Gadkari blames global economy, excess output for farmers' woes
Sat, Jun 02, 2018
Asked about the situation in Maharashtra which has witnessed major farmers' agitations recently, he said, "Farmers are facing some difficulties, not getting proper minimum support price, and milk prices have come down. "But Maharashtra is a progressive state. Around Rs 2,000 crore worth of grapes and Rs 1,600 crore worth of onions have been exported from here. Dry ports are coming up in Nashik, Jalna, Wardha, Pune and Sangli. Irrigation potential is increasing in Maharashtra," Gadkari said.
AgriMin launches 6 new user-friendly features of e-NAM platform
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Addressing the gathering in New Delhi, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the objective was to bring more transparency and competition and provide remunerative prices to farmers.
Govt favours income centric agriculture policies: Radha Mohan Singh
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
The government has started developing 'climate smart agriculture' through a national-level project under which farmers are being made aware and capable of adopting climate-friendly farming techniques.