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ITC along with James Hutton Institute to introduce new Potato varieties in India

    

Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of ITCNSE 0.49 % Limited, has entered into an agreement with Scotland-based James Hutton Institute to source 16 new varieties and 600 new clones of potato for trialing and testing in India. These varieties promise...

Modi seen forgiving farm loans as he seeks to win back rural voters

    

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election, government sources said, after his ruling party suffered a rural drubbing in state polls.  The...

Oilseeds, pulses procurement progressing at a snail’s pace

    

NEW DELHI: The prime minister’s pet scheme to ensure higher income for farmers through robust procurement in coordination with states is moving at a snail’s pace, with just about 11% of the target achieved in the first two months, officials...

Central govt teams in 6 states assessing drought situation: Agri Min

    

Central government teams have been deputed to assess the drought situation in six states - Andhra Pradesh, Maharasthra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Odisha, a senior agriculture ministry official said on Monday.  These six states and the...

Why onion prices are bringing tears to farmers' eyes

    

The Narendra Modi government may have promised to double farm incomes by 2022, but farmers in the country's onion-growing regions are appalled at the bizarre market dynamics that keep its retail price hovering between Rs 20-30 a kilogram while they...

Agri universities and research institutes are cultivating farm startups

    

Shanky Sungroya is a first year MSc student in the school of agriculture at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab. But he is already running an enterprise with a monthly sales of Rs 80,000. The icing on the cake is that his venture, Green Grocer,...

Multi-species aquaculture complex in Kochi to open on Saturday

    

Kochi: The multi-species aquaculture complex, developed by Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) at Vallarpadam, will go on stream on December 8. Spread over 9 acres, the Rs 7.26-crore project is expected to cater to the demand from...

India loses some soyabean export contracts due to appreciation of rupee

    

PUNE: Indian traders have cancelled some export contracts of soyabean, estimated at about 1 lakh tonnes, due to the appreciation in the rupee. However, with Iran emerging as an unexpected buyer of Indian soyameal, the industry has been able to maintain...

India's cotton output could drop to the lowest in 9 years

    

India's annual cotton output could drop 12 percent to the lowest in nine years as limited rainfall in the top two producing states has slashed crop yields, potentially cutting exports from the world's top producer, industry officials said. Lower...

Cabinet likely to clear policy to boost exports of agri commodities

    

The Union Cabinet is expected to approve Thursday a policy to boost exports of agriculture commodities such as tea, coffee and rice and increase the country's share in global agri trade, an official said. The Commerce Ministry has sent the final...

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