The RBI will soon clear the proposal of extending the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to dairy, livestock and fisheries farmers to help them meet their working capital requirement, agriculture ministry officials said.
The maker of Lay's, Kurkure and cola brands like Pepsi is meeting companies who are investing to digitally connect 10 million retailers along with 600 million consumers with the supplier.
The govt has approved proposals from nine states for the procurement of pulses and oilseeds on the basis of MSP in the kharif marketing year beginning October.
Subbarao KV, MD (South Asia), Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, also said that once the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) allows commercial cultivation of GM food crop, the company would hold final field trials.
The organic food export realization was around Rs 3453 crore (515 million USD).
The ministry is consulting with state governments to set up 583 seed-testing labs in major towns and 6,600 labs at the block level in rural areas.
Last month, the Centre had proposed eight pilot projects under the umbrella scheme of Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan to procure oil seeds through Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme.
The Centre and northern states have taken measures this year to discourage farmers from a practice that they follow to prepare fields between the summer and winter crops.
Traders expect cotton production in 2018 to fall 4.7 per cent.
Uttar Pradesh is home to the largest number of people tilling land, followed by Bihar and Maharashtra, according to the 2015-16 Agriculture Census.
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