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In 4 years, Farmers' income has increased by just Rs 2,505 per month: NABARD report -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Although the average farm income per month saw a rise in the last four years, it is still not enough to help Farmers cope with the current agrarian crisis A latest report by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), a government agency, again, shows the vulnerability of Indian agriculture households.   The NABARD All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey (NAFIS) shows that average agriculture hou

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We have to sell land & homes, start anew: Why Jewar Farmers insist on a 'fair price' -Shafaque Alam

rate, which is Rs 3,600 per sqm (1 hectare is 10,000 sqm). Frustrated government negotiators have since gone public with their views that the airport project may have to be moved elsewhere if the Farmers do not scale down their demand. Even chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked them not to be too rigid on prices. But Farmers say all they want is to secure their futures, and need the money they receiv

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Agri export policy to prepare Farmers for global market: Modi -Sayantan Bera

-Livemint.com The government is confident of doubling Farmers’ income by 2022, says Modi New Delhi: Indian Farmers are taking to new and scientific methods of cultivation by adopting organic and solar powered farming, while the government has formulated an agriculture export policy to prepare Farmers for the international market, Prime Minister Nare

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Farmer producer organisations need their very own Amul -Jitendra

on paper, the government has to create a few model FPOs in the country and provide institutional support to them The Narendra Modi-led government has been tirelessly claiming that it would double Farmers’ income by 2022. There is a lot of evidence to show that in the pursuance of this target, the income of Farmers has not increased, but has rather stalled or decreased. Consequently, for the past t

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Moong drops below MSP even as arrivals begin in N Karnataka -Vishwanath Kulkarni

-The Hindu Business Line Farmers want Govt to begin purchasing immediately Bengaluru: As the new kharif moong (green gram) hits the markets in North Karnataka, prices of the pulses crop are trading lower at around Rs.5,100 a quintal, much lower than the minimum support price of Rs.6,975 announced by the Centre. In fact, the prevailing prices in the State are also lower than last year’s support price of Rs.5,575/quintal, growers said,

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Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, interviewed by Richa Mishra (The Hindu Business Line)

of this is the Narendra Modi government, which is leaving no stone unturned to lure this vote bank. Navigating this agenda for the government is Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. Aware of the challenges of the price sensitive market, Singh said, “agriculture markets cannot be perfect and there always will be price fluctuations.” In conversation with BusinessLine, Singh explains the rationale behind min

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Amarjeet Sinha, Rural development secretary, interviewed by Sayantan Bera and Elizabeth Roche (Livemint.com)

ct from rural distress... The fact that food inflation has been very low and food prices being low, not only in one commodity but in a range of commodities, it does create a distress, net gains to Farmers, marginal, small or big Farmers, do tend to come down. But having said that, there are a lot of other activities happening simultaneously. To understand the rural conundrum, there was first an argument

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A battle to preserve seeds -Raju Gusain

-TheStatesman.com Vijay Jardhari, who started the ‘Beej Bachao Andolan’ Uttarakhand in 1986 along with fellow Farmers, has dedicated his life to conserving traditional seeds, which otherwise would have disappeared due to wide acceptability of hybrid seeds among Farmers Dehradun: Flashback 1986: Whenever farmer and social activist Vijay Jardhari and his friends would visit any village tel

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'The rice that needs no cooking': magic rice variety from Assam gets GI tag -Tora Agarwala

-The Indian Express From the warriors of the Ahom kingdom then to the Farmers of lower Assam now, the ‘magic’ Boka saul — which recently got a GI tag — has been a breakfast staple for centuries now. Guwahati: In parts of lower Assam, especially during the ‘xaali’ season (the hottest, most strenuous period of paddy farming that starts in June and ends in December), Farmer

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Crop Insurance: Another dressed up scheme -CP Chandrasekhar

dhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) launched in 2016 which is supplemented with Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS), have failed to deliver what it had promised. The number of Farmers insured under this scheme has fallen and the claims paid to Farmers has fallen from 98% to 61%. The scheme seems to be benefitting the insurance companies as there has been rise in gross premiums paid t

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