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Agri processing, infra provide enough lending opportunities: Karnataka Bank MD

    

There are enough opportunities for financing in the areas agri processing and agri infrastructure, according to Mahabaleshwara MS, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Bank. Delivering the keynote address at the ‘Agri Business’...

Farmers need a GST push to fight fall army worm

    

Maize crop across India under threat As the dreaded fall army worm (FAW) spreads across the country, impacting the kharif maize crop, entities involved in creating awareness among the farmers have urged that the pesticides and safety kits used in containing...

No scientific evidence GM crops unsafe: Govt

    

Even as Maharashtra’s farmers continue to sow HTBT cotton to protest the Centre’s ban on genetically modified (GM) crops, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change told the Lok Sabha on Friday that there is no scientific evidence...

Maharashtra to file cases against farm-insurance cos

    

The Maharashtra government has decided to file criminal cases against erring agriculture insurance companies in the wake of alleged irregularities in crop insurance schemes. Under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana for Kharif 2018-19, the insurance...

Nutrients in food crops will fall by 2050: Study

    

Critical nutrients such as protein, iron and zinc in food crops could reduce significantly by 2050 due to climate change and rising carbon dioxide level, a new study has revealed. A report based on a study by the International Food Policy Research...

Chief Ministers’ panel on agriculture favours linking grants with reforms

    

The central government should link grants and allocations made by the Finance Commission to states with the reforms in the agriculture sector. A proposal to this effect was discussed at the first meeting of a ‘High-Powered Committee of Chief...

IFFCO cuts retail prices of non-urea fertilisers

    

The prices are cut by 6-8 per cent In what could be minor relief to the distressed farming community across the country, the Indian Farmers Fertilisers Co-operative Ltd (IFFCO) has reduced the retail prices of the non-urea nutrients such as di-ammonium...

Organic farming acreage rises to 27.7 lakh hectares

    

MP, Rajasthan lead in organic cultivation Our Bureau The total area under organic farming in the country has gone up by 20 per cent to 27.7 lakh hectares (lh) till date from 23.02 lh brought under chemicals-free cultivation last year, Parliament...

Crop insurance scheme to be made more effective: Tomar

    

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the government is working on making Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna more effective and invited suggestions from members on the same. “Earlier also there was...

Deficit at 12%, but rains elude South

    

The rain deficit for the country as a whole fell to 12 per cent by Thursday on the back of a locally active monsoon in North India, but the deficit in the South continues to persist. It remained cloudy over many parts in the South on Thursday with...

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