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First ever international buyer-seller meet in Arunachal Pradesh

Growers and exporters showcased the products of Arunachal Pradesh like Mandarin oranges, kiwi, pineapple, king chilly, large cardamom, organic products, other fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices.

India to host 8th global conference on agri-statistics; Bill Gates to address

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and two ministers of state for agriculture will be present at the event, which is expected to see a participation from 108 countries and over 600 delegates.

Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike

This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.

Punjab announces Rs 2500 per acre for not burning stubble

The beneficiary of this compensation should be the farmer who owns up to 5 acres of land in his name, his wife and children under 18 years of age. The compensation amount would be directly credited to the bank account of the eligible farmer.

Gujarat announces Rs 700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers

Farmers in Gujarat witnessed damage to their crops due to excess rains that lashed the state even after the monsoon season officially ended. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said the move would benefit over four lakh farmers in the state.

Government extends moratorium by 6 months on Rs 15,000 crore soft loan to sugar mills

The Centre had announced the loan package in two tranches -- first in June 2018 amounting to Rs 4,440 crore and the other in March 2019 of Rs 10,540 crore. The objective was to help millers in clearing cane arrears and divert surplus sugar for ethanol manufacturing.

Government extends relaxed fumigation norms for onion imports till December 31

In its latest order, the ministry has extended these relaxed provisions till December 31 for onion imports with some conditions. Traders who have imported onions without fumigation or having endorsement of such treatment on phytosanitary certificate (PSC) will be allowed to fumigate in India through an accredited treatment provider.

Govt to seek NABARD's help for procuring farm produce in J&K: Nirmala Sitharaman

"Now I'm ensuring that I will take the chairman of NABARD to J&K even if it's winter now because I want ... the next crop of saffron, peaches and walnuts and other agri produce of J&K to get that kind of support which through NABARD the central government can extend to Jammu and Kashmir," said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

States should dismantle APMCs, adopt eNAM for farmers' benefit: Nirmala Sitharaman

e-NAM is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.

Toxic air in Delhi fueled by rice fields that India doesn’t need

Each year India’s rice farmers burn the stubble of the harvested paddy crop, contributing to the annual haze.

Karnataka Planters’ Association (KPA) estimates coffee production to be down by 30-35% in 2019-20

Karnataka Planters’ Association (KPA) estimates coffee production to be down by 30-35% in 2019-20

KPA chairman M B Ganapathy told media-persons at Bengaluru that like last time the current year too has been challenging considering the vagaries of weather and price issues leading to a financial crisis in the plantation sector. In 2018-19 KPA had estimated the coffee production to have dropped by 30% in general and 45% in Coorg due to heavy rains.

Income Tax department raids onion traders from Lasalgaon

Income Tax department raids onion traders from Lasalgaon

The raid comes amid ballooning onion prices which have touched Rs 80/kg to Rs 90/kg as incessant rainfall in Maharashtra, the top onion producing state of the country, has delayed harvest and also damaged the quality of the kharif crop. The average wholesale prices at Lasalgaon market have been ruling around Rs 45/kg.

Government to import 1 lakh tonnes onion to check price rise: Paswan

Government to import 1 lakh tonnes onion to check price rise: Paswan

"The government has taken a decision to import one lakh tonnes of onion to control prices," Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a tweet. The MMTC has been asked to import onions and make it available for distribution in the domestic market, between November 15 and December 15 period, he added.

Prices of pulses rise on reports of crop damage due to heavy rains in central and west India

Prices of pulses rise on reports of crop damage due to heavy rains in central and west India

The prices of pulses have been rising over the past 2 weeks, due to crop damage brought on by heavy rains in western and central parts of the country. In Delhi, some pulses have become costlier by about 12%. Prerana Desai, head of research at Edelweiss Agri Services & Credit, said prices have risen in part due to the import restriction imposed by the government.

APEDA eyes $60 billion agriculture exports with support of new policy

APEDA eyes $60 billion agriculture exports with support of new policy

“Achieving an agriculture export target of $60 billion by 2022 does not look ambitious, given the current global market conditions. More so, because India’s export basket largely comprises meat, marine products, and basmati rice whose demand in the world market is on constant increase,” said Tarun Bajaj, GM, APEDA.

Flooding in major onion producing states leads to spike in prices

Flooding in major onion producing states leads to spike in prices

Unseasonal rains in 3 major producing states have seen the crop marooned in fields & prices jumping each day.

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