Farmers association has made a representation to the Minister of Finance on the need to incorporate poultry farming as ‘agriculture’.
The Agriculture Department had already approved this exemption in accordance with Rule 30(6) of Haryana Agricultural Produce Markets (General) Rules, 1962.
Monsoon rains are crucial for farmers who plant cane, corn, cotton, rice and soybean in June and July, with harvests from October.
Farmers continue to struggle with the perennial problems of the agriculture sector.
The report said income support to the farmers should be provided in higher magnitude for a prolonged period, at least for five years.
The government has also set up 713 Krishi vigyan kendras and 684 agricultural technology management agencies at district level for dissemination of technologies among farm community.
Tomar said that paddy stubble burning is mainly practiced in Indo-gangetic plains of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Mills in Uttar Pradesh owe the maximum amount at Rs 11,082 crore, followed by Karnataka (Rs 1,704 crore) and Maharashtra (Rs 1,338 crore).
The scheme provides a payment of Rs 6,000 per year in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 to beneficiaries.
“There is no proposal for fixing a Nutrient – Based Subsidy rate (NBS) for urea and hence, question does not arise to decontrol the prices of urea in the market,” Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers said.
The beneficiary can opt to become member of the Scheme by subscribing to a Pension Fund, managed by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)," the minister said in a written reply.
Though output was more than average in Jammu & Kashmir last year, quality was marred by erratic weather.
The world’s second-largest producer of the cereal has seen a harsh summer this year.
In Rajasthan, where the government has been able to purchase 1.4 million tonnes as against the target of 1.7 million tonnes, the procurement window is till June 30.
Under this partnership both parties will extend mutual cooperation to foster capacity building and training in horticulture.
There are 8 million beneficiary farmers in Madhya Pradesh and 5.5 million in Rajasthan.
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