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5 charts that need Gujarat CM’s attention more than dragon fruit -Rashmi Kundu and Gujarat has high per capita income and an enviable industrial sector. But it has a lot of progress to make on health and other social parameters  Earlier this week, the Gujarat government reNAMed the dragon fruit as Kamalam, its explanation being that its outer shape resembles that of a lotus. This symbolic act has drawn criticism for the state’s priorities, especially during a global pandemic. Here are five areas of greater...

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A new market intelligence and price information for farm produce on anvil -TV Jayan

-The Hindu Business Line Farmers who would be selling their produce at farmgate under the recently-enacted Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act 2020 will have real-time access to prevailing commodity prices through a market intelligence and price information system, which will be up and running soon, according to top Agriculture Ministry sources. One of the major contentions of a section of farmers protesting against the new farm legislations was...

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Farmers likely to be able sell produce at farmgate

-The Hindu Business Line Farmers may soon be able to sell their harvested produce at farmgate, with the government adding new features on the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) that bypasses the need for taking the produce to wholesale mandis. Agriculture Ministry on Thursday updated eNAM platform by adding two new software modules that would recognise trade from recognised warehouses using electronic negotiable warehouse receipts (eNWRs) and allow farmer producer organisations to...

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Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu To redraw and reNAMe the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Assam government and the Bodo groups on Monday signed an agreement to redraw and reNAMe the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam, currently spread over four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. As per the agreement, villages dominated by Bodos that were presently outside the BTAD would be included and...

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eNAM should not be forced on farmers, says Sanjay Kaul -Suresh P Iyengar

-The Hindu Business Line Mumbai: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s advice to State governments to dismantle the Agricultural Produce Market Committees and move on to eNAM (electronic National Agriculture Market) has raised many eyebrows as the three-year-old nascent online platform is still facing teething troubles. Addressing the sixth World Congress on Rural and Agricultural Finance earlier this week, Sitharaman said, “I want to place emphasis on eNAM. We are trying to get the...

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