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Odisha to implement PM-KISAN; farmers to benefit from central and state schemes

    

BHUBANESHWAR: The Odisha government has agreed to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), deciding to share the first list of beneficiaries under its own farm-intervention programme for the Centre’s cash-transfer scheme.  Chief...

Rabi cereals production to fall by nearly 10%: NBHC

    

According to the first estimate of rabi production in 2018-19, National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC), rabi cereals production is expected to decline by 9.91%, while chana/gram is the most affected pulse seeing 9.92% fall in acreage.  "As...

India's year-on-year sugar production till Feb 15 up by 7%, says ISMA

    

Pune: India's sugar production in 2018-19 season till February 15 is higher by 7.7% over same period of previous year as the total production has hit 21.93 million tonnes, said industry body Indian Sugar MillsNSE 4.13 % Associaiton (ISMA).  A...

PM-KISAN to provide multiple benefits to farmers: CEA

    

NEW DELHI: Farm income support scheme PM-KISAN will provide multiple benefits to farmers, including improving their credit worthiness, said Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian.  The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) was announced...

US, Canada accuse India of underreporting support for lentils, chickpeas; approach WTO

    

New Delhi: The United States and Canada have moved the World Trade Organization (WTO) accusing India of underreporting its market price support for five pulses.  “Based on US/Canadian calculations, it appears that India has substantially...

We are open to increasing cash payment to farmers: Radha Mohan

    

After Interim Budget 2019 set aside Rs 6,000 per year for small and marginal farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh tells ET that the government is open to increasing the cash payment to farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme. Edited...

Rice Exports to gather steam on US, West Asia demand boost

    

Chandigarh: Rice exports from India are set to swing in the last quarter of this year on a spate in orders after shipments slumped 14% in the last three quarters over high input costs and tepid demand from Bangladesh.  “Consignments in January...

Mills to sell sugar at Rs 31/kg now from Rs 29 earlier: Ram Vilas Paswan

    

NEW DELHI: SugarNSE -0.05 % mills cannot sell the sweetener below Rs 31 per kg, the government announced Thursday, a move that will boost the liquidity of cash-strapped millers and help clear mounting cane arrears of around Rs 20,000 crore.  The...

Colder winter helps increase Valentine's Day rose exports from Pune, Bangalore

    

Colder winter season has helped rose growers from the rose cities of Pune and Bangalore to increase rose exports this Valentine's day. The February sales are expected to be record as Valentine's Day will be followed by a large number of wedding...

Pepper traders cite Sri Lankan minister statement on illegal imports to India

    

KOCHI: The pepper traders have appealed to the commerce ministry to take steps to raise vigil to prevent the import of pepper from Vietnam through Sri Lanka with origin of certificate from the latter, citing the recent statement by a Sri Lankan minister...

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