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RBI says lack of domestic demand affecting 'animal spirits' of economy

celeration could be in the nature of a soft patch mutating into a cyclical downswing, rather than a deep structural slowdown. “Nonetheless, there are still structural issues in land, labour, Agricultural Marketing and the like, which need to be addressed,” the report said, adding that the policy focus at this point should remain on improving ease of doing business. The RBI stressed on continued focus on reforms in factors of producti

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New index to check ease of doing agri-business -Priscilla Jebaraj

nking the performance with allocation from flexi funds made available in various flagship schemes of this Ministry,” says a recent concept note for the Index. NITI Aayog already brings out a Agricultural Marketing and Farm Friendly Reforms Index, rating States on their implementation of such reforms. In the initial edition of that Index in 2016, Maharashtra stood first in the rankings, followed by Gujarat. The proposed index has a wider am

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2 plants in south Delhi to process 400MT dung -Mayank Manohar

t Rs 656 per tonne,” said the official. The Nangli Dairy Colony in Najafgarh Zone generates approximately 170 TPD of cattle dung whereas Kakrola Dairy Colony produces about 50 TPD. The Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board has consented to provide approximately 15 TPD of food and vegetable waste. All this will be processed at the plant in Nangli Dairy Colony. “Also, in many areas, the waste generated from the dairy is sometimes dumped

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Haryana government's hyped MSP scheme for vegetables comes a cropper -Sukhbir Siwach

ad APMC (agricultural produce market committee) mandi. Sometimes, they wouldn’t issue any gate pass (proof of his entry and sale at the mandi) and, at other times, the website (of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board or HSAMB) did not work,” he adds. In all, Saini got Rs 2,099 of payment under BBY on a total quantity of 125 quintals sold against J-forms, translating into a price difference of just 17 paise per kg. Official figu

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For India's Farmers, Budget 2018 Is Nothing but a Hoax -Kirankumar Vissa

some routine increases and a few positive announcements on animal husbandry, farmer producer organisations and rural haats. But the actual Budget numbers belie hopes of any big change. The budget for Agricultural Marketing has gone down from Rs 1,190 crore (2017-18) to Rs 1,104 crore (2018-19). The total budget of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries went up marginally from Rs 2,921 crore (BE) to Rs 3,580 crore. Considering that the

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Union Budget 2018: A Step Forward -Ajay Vir Jakhar

ith a suitable mechanism to enable institutional credit access to lessee farmers. The Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund, with a corpus of Rs 2,000 crore, is to be set up for developing and upgrading Agricultural Marketing infrastructure in the 22,000 Gramin Agricultural Markets and 585 Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs). This will enable farmers in remote locations who are devoid of any institutional mechanism to connect to markets. &lsqu

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Assuring Higher Farmer Income: Centre Passing the Buck to States Yet Again -Kavitha Kuruganti

cheme, Minimum Price Support (MSP) Scheme and the Price Stabilisation Fund. In the concept note circulated to state governments on MAS, the agriculture ministry begins by stating: “An efficient Agricultural Marketing system is sine qua non for ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers on their produce. However, no market in general and much less in case of agriculture sector can be perfect, and hence cannot always be relied upon to find optima

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Rising input prices keeping down net crop incomes in many states, observes new report

Income, 12 August, 2017, please click here to access Volume III: “Post-production Agri-logistics: maximising gains for farmers”: Agricultural Logistics is the Backbone of Agri-Business Agricultural Marketing is the Brains behind Value Realisation, Report of Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income, 12 August, 2017, please click here to access Volume IV: “Post-production interventions: Ag

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NITI Aayog's three-year action plan on agriculture raises hope as well as concerns

as: ensuring remunerative prices for farmers, boosting productivity, resolving the issue of land ownership and relief measures in the time of disaster. Marketing reforms Admitting the fact that Agricultural Marketing in the country is suffering because of poor infrastructure and price manipulation by large number of intermediaries, the NITI Aayog action plan calls for reforming the APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees) acts so that fa

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Farming goes to seed -Jayshree Sengupta

. They don’t have adequate storage and holding capacity and are themselves not able to dispose their crop directly to buyers, except in the case of contract farming. They have to go through the Agricultural Marketing Committee and commission agents, as in the case of Punjab, and therefore price realisation is not remunerative as there are many deductions from the prices paid to them.  Agricultural Ma

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