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Innovation in agriculture sector key to cutting wastage, boosting production: Suresh Prabhu

    

NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday said innovation in agri sector was important for reducing wastage, increasing production, and cutting fertiliser use to enhance soil fertility.  He said that huge opportunities exist...

Food Corporation of India : The road ahead

    

The Shanta Kumar Committee on restructuring FCI has suggested the reach of the National Food Security Act be curtailed to 40 per cent of the population The National Democratic Alliance government set up the high-level Shanta Kumar Committee to restructure...

Indian sugar mills produce 10.8 lakh tonne sugar till November 13, says NFCSF

    

PUNE: Indian sugar millsNSE -4.17 % have produced 10.80 lakh tonne sugarNSE -1.56 % till November 13 as against 19 lakh tonnes they had produced during same period of previous year, said National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories. The country...

UP to offer subsidised solar pumps to farmers for irrigation

    

NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh government will give 10,000 solar pumps for irrigationNSE -1.24 % purpose to farmers at up to 70% subsidy on a first come-first serve basis this fiscal, state agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said on Thursday.  Solar...

UP govt may add SAP to its Sugarcane

    

In the country’s biggest sugar-producing region — Uttar Pradesh, the state government is likely to do a marginal increase for the state advised price (SAP) on sugarcane, government sources said.  Last year, the state government had...

Don’t expect sky-high pepper prices: IPC

    

Faced with excess supplies, global black pepper prices may see an upward trend only by 2020, according to a pepper expert. Hoang Thi Lien, executive director of International Pepper Community (IPC), an intergovernmental organisation of pepper producing...

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan launches Rs 1000 crore scheme

    

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday launched a Rs 1000 crore start-up scheme to encourage youth to join cooperative business ventures in agriculture and allied sectors.  Apart from a subsidy for the entrepreneur, the scheme also...

Chilli prices may fall 10% by December-January

    

Kochi: Chilli, India’s largest exported spice, may get about 10% cheaper by December-January owing to subdued exports, higher output in Madhya Pradesh and increase in sowing area in major growing states, said traders.  The average chilli...

Niti Aayog against abrupt curbs on export of agricultural items

    

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog has argued against any abrupt restrictions on agriculture exports to meet domestic demand, suggesting instead that these should be resorted to in exceptional situations and producers should know well in advance of impending restrictions.  If...

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

    

TORONTO: A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.  The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority...

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