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    Rituraj Tiwari

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    Planting of winter crops exceed last year’s level by 10%Rejig of crop insurance scheme on the cards as premium rises by 50%Officials scan Aadhaar-based list of ration card holders, rural ministry’s data on deprived householdsUse of nanotechnology for plant nutrients to halve urea usage and raise productivity
    More Kisan Rails in the offing to help farmers get better pricesNew farm laws showing results for farmers: Agriculture ministerGovernment weeds out 44 million bogus ration cards to plug leakageRelief for FMCG after Centre relaxes packaging norms, lets companies use existing inventory
    Centre to examine farm bills of Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan statesUrea consumption, imports and subsidy likely to rise this yearGovernment gives 3 days to meet onion stock limit, traders want 15 daysGovernment procurement to boost rural economy with Rs 50,000 crore to 2 million farmers
    The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) likely to be attached with department of commerceA quarter of onion buffer stock may be damaged due to loss of moisture during storageQuarter of India's onion buffer stock likely to be damaged: NafedGovernment relaxes import norms for onion to boost domestic supply, check prices
    Government issues time-bound rules for farm contract disputes; says farmers have flexibilityPre-harvest rain likely to hit rice output in Andhra Pradesh, TelanganaPunjab farmers throng mandis despite protests against agri lawsExpected hike in urea sales to raise subsidy bill
    India’s agricultural exports jump in Covid timesEthanol output to double, blending in petrol to rise to 7.5%-8% by November next yearCentre offers marketing support to states to push ‘One District One Product’ agri planRecord harvest expected as crop planting rises 4.5%
    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
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