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Farmers can now form cooperatives, sign MoUs to practise cooperative farming: Rajya Sabha told
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Rupala said the state and central governments will also offer all kind of help to such farmers for doing cooperative farming as per the new law.
PM-KISAN scheme: Govt notifies extension of plan to all farmers; state govts asked to identify beneficiaries
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
PM-KISAN scheme: Notifying the decision, the Union Agriculture Ministry has written to all state governments, asking them to identify beneficiaries subject to the "existing exclusion factors".
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.
Modi government wants to roll out farmers' income scheme before code of conduct sets in
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
"In some states, land records are well-kept and updated. However, there are a few states where the database about farmers is not maintained properly. So the Ministry is approaching some states with urgency," said an official.
On ex PM Charan Singh birth anniversary, farmers' stir against land acquisition enters 82nd day
Mon, Dec 24, 2018
The agitating farmers are opposing land acquisition by the state government for the Jaypee group for the Expressway. Farmers said five land parcels, 500 acres each, for townships by the Japee group, had been planned for which agricultural land was acquired.
Cabinet clears India's first agri export policy to double farmers' income
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
Leaving out some primary farm products like onion based on domestic needs (to be reviewed from time to time), all export restrictions on organic and processed agricultural products will be removed by the government, the Minister said.
Not high enough? Modi govt hikes minimum support price (MSP) for key rabi crops, but farmers may not be too happy
Fri, Oct 05, 2018
The government has once again increased the minimum support price (MSP) for key rabi crops, including paddy and mustard, just ahead of polls in states where these two crops are primarily grown.
Walmart investing $25m to improve Indian farmers' livelihood
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
On Thursday, Global retail giant Walmart said it will invest Rs 181 crore till 2023 to improve the livelihood of Indian farmers in keeping with the government`s ambitious goal of doubling farmers` income by 2022.
India's wheat, pulses output seen rising, to curb imports
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
India`s production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump in 2018 as a hike in the government`s assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials told Reuters.