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Arid land yields a bounty of succulent fruits -Azera Parveen Rahman

for Kutch, whose agriculture story saw massive changes after the devastating 2001 Bhuj earthquake. “Kutch has large parcels of land-holdings, which makes agriculture more like a business for Farmers. After the Bhuj earthquake, agriculture became the primary tool to help people rebuild their lives. Farmers in this region are progressive, and apart from the help got from the government, they scouted

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House call for paddy price hike -Subhashish Mohanty

hit said: "We support the move of the leader of Opposition. Earlier, the state had failed to pass a resolution on the issue of Mahanadi water dispute. Now, the time has come to be united for the Farmers' cause." Please click here to read more.

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Low prices leave turmeric Farmers in distress -P Ram Mohan

-The Hindu Traders fix rates based on national online market NIZAMABAD (Telangana): The fall in turmeric price by over a half within a span of a month has left the Farmers in distress. The joy of a bumper crop has been shortlived as the price, which varied between Rs. 8,200 and Rs. 7,500 per quintal a month ago now fell down between Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 5,000. The heavy variation in price is due to the fact that it is based on national market

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For consumers, milk could pinch further in the days ahead

ment of the lean season is the lagged effect of two successive drought years. Unlike other crops, the impact of drought on milk production is usually not visible in the same year. This has to do with Farmers conserving fodder, reserving it for the cattle/buffaloes already in milk at the expense of calves and dry animals. That, however, has a bearing on milk production in the following year, even when the rains turn out normal. But Maharashtra&rsquo

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Neem works its magic on urea -Harish Damodaran

by fertiliser firms may not be always reflective of actual consumption at the farm. There could be years when firms book higher sales, but the resultant stocks with dealers aren’t lifted at the Farmers’ end. Thus, it is possible that companies last year made available large quantities of fertiliser material to wholesalers/retailers, which Farmers, however, did not buy and apply in fields owing t

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Tamil Nadu: Lion's share of bank loans against gold, villages fall prey to loan sharks -Arun Janardhanan

m are easy targets for moneylenders as banks demands a gold guarantee, he says, “Many of our women have never owned jewellery.” The inability of banks to come to the help of Tamil Nadu Farmers as they battle two failed monsoons is clear from the agriculture loan portfolios of leading banks, including State Bank of India (SBI), over the last five years. While the agriculture portfolio of SBI grew from Rs 8,510 crore in March 2011 to R

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Centre rules out farm loan waivers to states

e others will not arise," Jaitley said in the Rajya Sabha. Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh had said that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will waive off loans of small and marginal Farmers as has been promised in party's state election manifesto in the recent assembly polls. Please click here to read more.

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Direct transfer, 2 lakh sale points: Big fertiliser subsidy reform rollout in June -Harish Damodaran

the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Narendra Modi government has decided to fast-track the implementation of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) system for payment of fertiliser subsidy to Farmers. From the coming kharif season, beginning June, the Rs 70,000-crore fertiliser subsidy budgeted for 2017-18 will be disbursed to companies based on actual sales to Farmers captured on point-of-sale (

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Govt considering imposing import duty on wheat: Agriculture Secy

-PTI New Delhi: The government is considering imposing import duty on wheat in order to protect Farmers amid projections of a record output this year, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K. Pattanayak said today. On December 8, the government had reduced customs duty on wheat to zero from 10 per cent to boost domestic availability and check retail prices. Now that the country is all set to harvest a record production of 96.64 million tonnes in t

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Closed mill robs Farmers of sugarcane sweetness

-The New Indian Express BARGARH: Harvesting of sugarcane in Bargarh district has been delayed by over three months, leaving the Farmers worried. While sugarcane grown in the last kharif season is yet to be harvested, the target area for the crop in the current rabi season has been increased by almost 300 hectares (ha). Harvesting has been stopped as the State-owned Bargarh Cooperative Sugar Mills that procures the entire sugarcane stock from

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