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PMFBY: Farmers Quitting Scheme But Premium Collection Rises -Subodh Varma

-Newsclick.in Latest data shows that insurance companies have pocketed over Rs. 10,000 crore surplus in two years. The number of Farmers enrolled in the Modi government’s flagship crop insurance scheme (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana or PMFBY) dipped further to 343 lakh in kharif (summer) crop season of 2018-19 year, according to latest information revealed at the annual Kharif Conference organised by the Agriculture Ministry in Delhi

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PepsiCo's attempt to sue Farmers highlights the lacunae in IPR laws -Rajshree Chandra

modified the potato to have a low moisture content for crispier chips? There could not have been a better heading for the IE editorial (April 30) on PepsiCo’s infringement suit against the Farmers who have been accused of illegally cultivating a licensed variety of potato used for PepsiCo’s chips brand, “Lays”. “Lay off”, it said. It could have been saying, “back off Pepsi, the Indian farmer has rights un

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The gender ladder to socio-economic transformation -Divita Shandilya

d a preference among women for salaried jobs as their educational attainment increases; but such jobs remain extremely limited for women. It is estimated that among people (25 to 59 years) working as Farmers, farm labourers and service workers, nearly a third are women, while the proportion of women among professionals, managers and clerical workers is only about 15% (NSSO, 2011-2012). Please click here to read more.

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Pepsico agrees to withdraw cases against Gujarat Farmers -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Decision after assurances from govt. on long-term solution In a victory for Gujarat potato Farmers dragged to court by PepsiCo for alleged rights infringement, the food and beverages giant says it has agreed to withdraw the cases. “After discussions with the Government, the Company has agreed to withdraw cases against Farmers. We are relying on the said discussions to find a long

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How Poshan Kheti Is Helping Enhance Diet Diversity And Incomes In Rural Bihar

algarh block, is a role model who proved that nothing is impossible when there is a will, and she followed all the guidance provided by JEEViKA. Now Sushma and her husband are helping other small Farmers in their neighbourhood follow the NSIFS practice in order to get diverse foods at home. “After Maitri Baithaks, I was able to ensure dietary diversity at home regularly, which was not possible from outside. Poshan Kheti has helped me to d

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Towards an organic future -Devinder Sharma

pe by 47% and thereby keep the global temperature rise below 2°C. The study comes at a time when the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation is already talking of green direct payments to organic Farmers who opt for sustainable farming practices. At the Regional Symposium on Agro-ecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems for Europe and Central Asia-2016, one recommendation was to shift 30% of the European budget on agriculture to green

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Untenable interpretation -Shalini Bhutani

-DNAIndia.com The infringement suit filed by PepsiCo against Gujarat’s potato Farmers is based on legally flawed premises The infringement suit filed by PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd (PIH), Indian subsidiary of the US multinational corporation, against potato Farmers in Gujarat is premised on an untenable interpretation of law on plant breeders in the country.  Yet, on the basis of a cla

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'PM KISAN scheme to benefit just 38% Farmers till polls conclude' -Saurabh Katkurwar

-IANS New Delhi: The ambitious PM-KISAN scheme that aims to provide Rs 6,000 annually to small and marginal Farmers will reach only 38 per cent of the intended beneficiaries by the end of ongoing Lok sabha polls, thanks to tardy furnishing of information by the states, lack of digitised land records and the election Model Code of Conduct being in force, according to government officials involved in its implementation. The scheme, announced in

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PM Kisan scheme: 'Centre has paid Farmers around Rs. 10,500 cr so far'

-PTI New Delhi: Around 3.10 crore small Farmers have so far received the first tranche of Rs. 2,000 each under the PM-Kisan scheme and 2.10 crore peasants have got the second instalment as well, costing Rs. 10,500 crore to the exchequer, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said Tuesday. The government had announced that 12 crore Farmers would be covered under the the Rs. 75,000-crore Pradhan Mant

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From Plate to Plough: Cow and cane -Ashok Gulati

-The Indian Express Farm distress, particularly the stray cattle menace and the crisis in livestock sector, and mounting sugarcane arrears could dampen the BJP’s performance in UP. If one wants to know the quality of our evolving democracy, one must watch the ongoing election campaign in India. It is great fun too. And nothing is more interesting than tracking it in Uttar Pradesh (UP), where the real political battle is being fought. As they say the road to Delhi’s power goe

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