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    Rituraj Tiwari

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    Random checks: States told to physically verify beneficiaries of PM-KisanCentre announces start of rice procurement ahead of usual start date of 1 OctoberCrop planting rises 4.8% over last yearCentre rejects Bengal CM's request to route PM Kisan funds via state govt
    CACP wants review of government procurements, Centre wants them unchangedNew agri bills will change farmers' fortune, says Agri Minister TomarCrop plantation increases 5.7% to 111.36 million tonnes this yearLok Sabha passes two farm bills to liberalise markets, attract investment amid protests by Opposition, SAD
    Government aims for new record output from winter-sown cropsGovernment extends sugar export deadline by three months to help mills, farmersFood ministry seeks Rs 5,600 crore to pay export subsidy dues of sugar millsPM Modi to launch several schemes for fisheries, animal husbandry on Thursday
    India's sugar exports surge 50% to a record level of 5.7 million tonne this monthGovernment to align agriculture with changing climate and rainfall patternsWill consistently export farm products without any disruption, India assures UN FAOGovernment to fast track integration of e-National Agriculture Market, farmer bodies
    Crop planting soars to a record, bumper harvest expectedGovernment to crack down on illegal beneficiaries of PM-KISANEthanol price paid by oil companies to sugar mills may be hikedIndia's farm exports rise 23.24% in March-June 2020 despite pandemic
    Govt to make purchase of bio-fertilisers compulsory with urea to reduce use of chemicalsCrops planted in 90% of cultivable area across India owing to good monsoon rainfallAgriculture ministry issues alert on suspicious seed parcels, possibly of Chinese originReal-time monitoring of Rs 1 lakh crore Agriculture Infrastructure fund in works
    Record procurement of rice, wheat in 2019-20 seasonGovt asks BIS to prescribe standards for imported goods to curb non-essential Chinese importsLockdown period in the April-June quarter sees surge in consumer complaintsConsumer affairs ministry orders companies to strictly follow labelling norms
    Government plans to restrict use of glyphosate herbicideGovernment plants seeds to grow exotic fruits here, discourage importsFree foodgrain schemes to add Rs 1.49 Lakh Cr to govt's subsidy burdenAadhaar-based farmer database in the works
    Rajasthan faces fresh locust attack, Haryana & Gujarat also at riskKharif planting rises 40% on strong monsoon start10 states seek extension of free grains schemeRules soon to block cheap imports from China, others: Ram Vilas Paswan
    Govt may set up expert panel to evaluate industry voice before decision on banning pesticidesSteady supply of fertilizers in the current cropping season to be ensured: Union Minister D V Sadananada GowdaLockdown slows down claim settlements of crop insurance schemeFood ministry chalks out plan to liquidate sugar mills stocks worth Rs 30,000 crore
    Locust attack likely, this time from AfricaGovernment to create 3,500 FPOs in 3 years to help boost farmer incomesCentre tells states to pace up distribution of grains to migrantsMinimum selling price for sugar may be hiked by up to ₹2 a kg
    OMCs invite fresh bids for ethanol procurementTwo more states opt out of PM crop insurance schemeGovernment steps up measures to control locustNew laws on agriculture trade and contract farming in the works
    Agriculture price panel for raising kharif crops’ minimum support priceSowing up by 35%, RBI sees silver lining in agricultureLocusts from Pakistan threaten standing crops on 2 lakh hectareCabinet approves allocation of free food grains to migrants
    Government plans to ban 27 pesticidesNutritious, niche food exports to get big pushAgriculture sector to grow by 4.5% over next 3 years: Union Minister Narendra Singh TomarHaryana, Punjab push non-paddy cultivation
    Govt to roll out regulatory guidelines for biostimulantsOmifco Urea pact under the lens
    Omifco Urea pact under the lens
    02 May 2020 12:40 AM IST
    Govt extends portability of ration card to 5 more statesNo middlemen, yet farmers still sell produce below MSP
    Industry seeks easier refined palm oil imports to cut prices during lockdownFarmers told to use machines for kharif sowingFood stocks in September to be 2.5 times minimum requirementSugar mills sweat over Rs 16,000 crore cane arrears
    Govt targets to procure 40.7 mln tonnes of wheat and 11.29 mln tonnes of riceGovernment to shell out Rs 4k cr more on recast crop insurance schemeGovt to distribute free pulses to 19.5 crore households under Food Security ActGovt keeps a close vigil on demand-supply of agricultural products
    Govt sets record foodgrains production targetCrop procurement begins, boosts rural sentimentWheat procurement kicks off, government gears up for kharifGovt assures farm exporters to remove export bottlenecks
    States told to let farmers sell directly during lockdownCentre may put Rs 1-lakh crore into rural handsCentre gives states 90-day open window for procurement of pulses and oilseedStates told to ensure no hurdles to agri exports
    Plans afoot to forecast crop output every monthFarmers can avoid mandis by using eNAMGrain supply won’t go into a squeeze, says Ram Vilas PaswanCovid-19: Farmers asked to delay wheat harvest
    Crop loss compensation worth Rs 10K cr likelyMillers face supply crunch, FCI extends open saleCovid-19: Centre intervenes to resume mandis across the countryModi govt to give Rs 15,000 crore to farmers under PM KISAN scheme
    FCI operations hit in lockdown, seeks mention in exemption listGovernment may extend procurement of rice in Maharashtra due to Coronavirus lockdownCentre asks states to sell masks and sanitisers through ration shopsCovid-19: Antique laws return to fight a modern disease
    Cotton seed manufacturers want Government to increase seed priceGovernment to regulate alcohol used in manufacturing hand sanitisers till June 2020Food ministry seeks extra Rs 13,000 crore to help states pay farmersInside India's cutting-edge cow 'factory'
    Government plans to double Ethanol output, increase blending to cut oil importsSugar exports likely to pick up
    Sugar exports likely to pick up
    28 Feb 2020 07:45 AM IST
    PM-Kisan scheme: Fisheries Ministry seeks inclusion of fishermen for benefitsGovernment lifts ban on onion exports
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