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Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), April 24 : From now onwards, bamboo will be treated as a grass and not a tree, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 20 : Using a new mobile application, soon to hit the market, farmers can now have their crop-related queries answered through a 'chatbot' and this does not work, by a live scientist.
Chandigarh, April 19 : With heavy arrivals in the past 4-5 days, government procuring agencies and traders have purchased over 50.34 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, April 17 : Government procuring agencies and traders have purchased over 37.19 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, an official said on Tuesday.
Dehradun (Uttrakhand) , Apr. 15 : A mushroom cultivator from Uttrakhand's Dehradun has devised ingenious and innovative methods of growing the edible macro-fungi, making its farming a lot more cost-effective.
Agra, April 7 : Large scale damage to standing wheat crop has been caused by hailstorm, preceded by high velocity dust storm in Agra district in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
New Delhi, April 3 : In a digital initiative to promote ease of exports, particularly for Indian agricultural products, the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday launched three portals - for Safe Food Export Traceability, Single Laboratory for Accreditation and Approvals, and the third for Monitoring Export Alerts from importing regulators.
Chandigarh, March 26 : The Haryana government has made arrangements for the procurement of 80 lakh tonnes of wheat in the current Rabi season, a senior officer said on Monday.
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : Acknowledging the importance of farmers for the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the new Minimum Support Price (MSP) announced in the Union Budget 2018, will ensure farmers get a fair price for their produce.
New Delhi, March 21 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday asked states to submit their Annual Action Plan 2018-19 to the ministry by April 15 to facilitate immediate disbursal of funds for central schemes.
New Delhi, March 20 : Wheat production in the country could this year achieve the long-cherished target of 100 million tonnes (MT), thanks to the conducive climatic conditions throughout the season, especially in March when the grain ripens.
New Delhi, March 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will here on Saturday inaugurate a three-day annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture sector among farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday.
By Vivian Fernandes, Mar 11 : Secondary agriculture is an important and independent activity and a division needs to be created in all the three departments of the agriculture ministry to promote it, says the Doubling Farmers' Income (DFI) Committee, headed by Ashok Dalwai, Additional Secretary.
Shimla, March 11 : In a first, a Himachal Pradesh university has successfully undertaken the harvesting of peas planted under the zero budget natural farming, scientists said on Sunday.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)Mar 10: In an effort to boost the cultivation of the aromatic plants like lavender, rosemary and lemon grass and medicinal plants like ashwagandha and satavar, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched 'The Aroma Mission'.
New Delhi, March 9 : Advanced hydroponics and aeroponics technologies can address the problems of contamination in fresh vegetables, besides assuring greater output to feed increasing population in the country, said a greenhouse facility builder on Friday.
New Delhi, March 9 : The government on Friday discussed various ways to implement the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for different agricultural crops in light of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget announcement of fixing the MSP at 1.5 times the cost of production.
Imphal, (Manipur) Mar 09 : As Sikkim leads the organic farming scene in the country, the state of manipur hosted a an agricultural fair in order to boost and strengthen the conventional farming method.
Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh) March 7 : Madhya Pradesh is frontrunner in India in organic farming, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, March 5 : The Haryana government is offering guarantee to the farmers cultivating potato, onion, tomato and cauliflower that they will never incur any loss, whatever be the selling price for their produce, said Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday.
New Delhi : The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to make it more users friendly.
Guwahati, Feb 21 : A regional centre for agriculture set up with Israeli collaboration will be inaugurated in Mizoram -- the first of its kind in the northeast region -- on March 7.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) India, Feb 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the Uttar Pradesh government has initiated a new bio-policy in the state to reduce crop-grain-fruits and waste of vegetables.
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded farmers and their agricultural methods, stating that because of them, the production of pulses increased from 17 million tonnes to 25 million tonnes.
New Delhi , Feb 20 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the agriculture sector needs a lot of support for the Indian economy to grow at a steady pace.
New Delhi, Feb 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated that the income of Indian farmers can be doubled if revenue from allied sectors is generated and crop waste losses reduced, besides increase in farm yield.
New Delhi : The government is working towards increasing farmers' income and that's the reason that the budget for Agriculture has been increased from Rs.51,576 crore in 2017-18 to Rs.58,080 crore for the year 2018-19 while ensuring sufficient funds for each component of the Seven-Point' Strategy devised for doubling farmers' income.
New Delhi : The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA and FW) is organizing a National Conference under the title of "Agriculture 2022 - Doubling Farmers' Income" at National Agriculture Science Complex (NASC), Pusa, New Delhi. It is a two days conference scheduled on 19th and 20th February, 2018.
New Delhi, Feb 16 : The Agriculture Ministry will hold a National Conference, Agriculture 2022 - Doubling Farmers' Income, here on February 19-20 to identify various critical farm-related issues and to find their solutions.
New Delhi : Prime Minister has set a target to double farmers' income by 2022 and the Ministry is constantly working to achieve this goal.
Port Blair : Small and marginal farmers, who are unable to meet agriculture expenditure, can switch to organic farming as it is cost-effective and profitable.
New Delhi, Feb 15 : The Union Food Ministry said on Thursday it has decided to procure an estimated 320 lakh tonnes of wheat and 55 lakh tonnes of rice harvested in the current Rabi season.
Kanpur : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the international conference 'Agricon 2018' and 'Agriexpo 2018' at Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSAUT), Kanpur today (February 14, 2018).
New Delhi, Feb 13 : Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said the government was planning to draw a sustainable roadmap to keep soaring prices of staples tomato, onion and potato in control, an official statement said.
Bhopal, Feb 12 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced that farmers will be paid Rs 200 bonus over the minimum support price (MSP) on every quintal of wheat they sell to the state government.
New Delhi, Feb 12 : Providing farmers a minimum support price (MSP) of 1.5 times the input cost and reining in inflation would be a tough balancing work for the government, said Sandeep Jajodia, President, Assocham here on Monday.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb 11 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that farmers will be given compensation of their losses due the hail storm.
New Delhi , Feb 3 : As the Union Budget 2018-19 saw greater allocation towards agriculture and rural sector upliftment, citizens lauded the government for their initiatives to strengthen the backbone of the Indian economy by making agriculture and rural sector top priority in the budget, as per a survey conducted by LocalCircles.
New Delhi , Feb 3 : In a bid to encourage export, the government announced that the minimum export price (MEP) for all varieties of onions will be abolished henceforth.
Kolkata, Jan 30 : With the lower acreage of potato cultivation by about five per cent in West Bengal, potato production in the current season is expected to be close to 100 lakh tonnes, down by 10 lakh tonnes from previous year, an official said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Jan 26 : Indian farms produced record harvests in 2017, and the government's agricultural budget rose 111 per cent over four years to 2017-18. Yet, prices crashed, 8,007 farmers committed suicide in 2015, unpaid agricultural loans rose 20 per cent between 2016 and 2017, and the 600 million who depend on agriculture are struggling to get by.
Davos, Jan 25 : The Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) programme in Andhra Pradesh can help six million farm families in the state and make significant progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said an independent study.
New Delhi, Jan 23 : The Union Water Ministry has released financial assistance of Rs 246.9 crore for the nine prioritised projects under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) works.
Bengaluru, Jan 19 : Expressing concern over the agrarian distress affecting millions of farmers across the country, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a medium-term and long-term action plan to revitalize the farm sector.
Vadrad (Gujarat) , Jan. 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that with the help of technology and advanced Science, Israel has brought revolution in the agriculture sector.
New Delhi , Jan 16 : Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce Santosh Kumar Sarangi on Tuesday said that the drafting of a new agricultural policy would promote export of sectoral commodities.
New Delhi , Jan 14 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the launch of trading in agri-commodity options will largely benefit the farming community, thereby moving forward on the path to realise the Centre's vision of doubling their income.
New Delhi , Jan 13 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will launch the country's first agri-commodity options in guar seed on January 14 in the national capital.
Gandhinagar, Jan 12 : With last monsoon's scanty rainfall in Madhya Pradesh reducing the Narmada dam reservoir's water storage to its lowest in 15 years, the Gujarat government asked the state's farmers to skip the summer sowing, which starts around March.
Jalandhar, Jan 11 : Even as a new harvesting season has begun, Punjab's farmers are staring at bleak prospects with potato prices, that had hit rock-bottom last year, not showing signs of returning to previous levels.
New Delhi , Jan 10 : NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said the government will now focus on raising the incomes of farmers.
New Delhi, Jan 8 : Following release of the Advance Estimate (AEs) of GDP and GVA for the economy for 2017-18, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on Sunday said that the agriculture sector is estimated to register a higher GVA in the next financial year.
Chandigarh, Jan 2 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday directed that solar-based micro irrigation schemes be implemented in all districts.
Kolkata, Jan 2 : India's tea production in November 2017 stood at 118.9 million kgs, down by 7.79 per cent from 128.94 million kgs produced in the same month last year, according to Tea Board of India data.
Sydney, Jan 2 : Researchers in Australia have found a way to increase wheat production by up to three times through their "speed breeding" procedures inspired by NASA experiments to grow the crop in space.
Chandigarh, Dec 31 : Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have produced 10.54 lakh quintal of sugar by crushing 117.91 lakh quintal of sugarcane, an official said on Sunday.
Kolkata, Dec 30 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday said about 10 crore soil health cards have been issued and farmers managed to save use of urea by 8-10 per cent by proper use of the card.
Hyderabad (Telangana), Dec 27 : Markets in Hyderabad are witnessing more demand and sale of hybrid guavas, pushing aside the local breed.
New Delhi, Dec 20 : The government plans to combine traditional and modern technology for "more sophisticated" analysis and "accurate" agriculture forecasts, a senior officials said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 17 : New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said.
New Delhi , Dec 16 : The target of doubling the farmer income by 2022 is very much possible if agricultural best practices are adopted, said Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ( NABARD) on the sidelines of an international seminar on agriculture hosted by NABARD today.
New Delhi, Dec 15 : If the farmers of Punjab and Haryana were to adopt smart techniques and use appropriate machinery, say experts, they won't hog the headlines every winter for the wrong reasons -- causing smog in the national capital because of stubble-burning.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , December 12 : Spells of rains will provide boost to agriculture in the region, said Bikram Singh, director of Indian Meterological Department (IMD) Dehradun.
Chandigarh, Dec 11 : With a bumper crop, Punjab and Haryana have procured over 250 lakh tonnes of paddy so far this year, officials from the Food and Supplies Department said here on Monday.
New Delhi : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the Agriculture Ministry is constantly working towards increasing farmers' income, creating employment opportunities in the agrarian sector and ensuring farmers earn maximum profit.
New Delhi : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh expressed happiness about his participation in 5th Regional Coordination meeting of ICARDA's South Asia and China Regional Program on "Strategic Partnership towards enhancing Food and Nutritional Security in South Asia and China".
New Delhi : On the occasion of World Soil Day, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the objective of SHC is to provide information about the Soil Health to 120 million farm holdings in the country.
Chandigarh, Dec 2 : Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 249 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, officials from the Food and Supplies Department said here on Saturday.
Panaji (Goa) , November 29 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday launched the Jai Kisaan App, a farmer engagement app packed with features and functions to fulfill the needs of the farmers community in India.
Imphal, (Manipur) , Nov 17 : Faith and hard work can move mountains, this adage holds true for Wahengbam Ibotombi Singh, an agripreneur from Manipur.

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