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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Farmers in Rs 33-cr debt over toor dal production 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
As we close in on the last week in the run-up to the Karnataka state Assembly elections, here's a series looking at the agrarian crisis, testimonies, and the expectations of the farmer's community. In the first part of the series, we bring to you a story of contrasts: While farmers are reeling of debt on toor dar in the North Karnataka region with several taking their own lives, state officials in Gulbarga have sent a proposal for a Geographical Indication (GI) index of the pulse. 35-year-old Sudhamati lives a stone’s throw from the her in-laws house in Noulaspur village in East Bidar. But the last time she spoke to anyone there was in the wake of her husband, Nivarti Rao Shinde’s death, who took his own life on March 29, 2017, after years of debt that accrued after farming the 4.5 acres of land he owned with his three brothers. Most of the couple’s money went into finding a means to conceive. Nivarti cultivated sugarcane and toor daal (pigeon pea lentils) in his part of the land. Despite her ...
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‘Sikkim sets example in judicious use of biodiversity’ 6.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Sikkim sets example in judicious use of biodiversity’
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At least 99 pesticides should have been banned in India: Supreme Court 19.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
In an ongoing PIL that seeks Supreme Court’s directions for concrete action on harmful pesticides and their phasing out in India, in its last hearing a month ago, the Court directed the petitioners to make a representation to the “J S Sandhu Committee” within 15 days. The Court further ordered that ‘since the matter is of urgent nature, let the recommendations be finalised by the Committee expeditiously, preferably within 3 months, and if decision is taken to ban a particular pesticide, let it be implemented fifteen days thereafter’. The existence and functioning of such a Committee was highlighted by the Government of India counsel during the Hearing on 19th March 2018, in Writ Petition (c) 1079 of 2017. However, to the petitioners’ surprise, when they sent their submission to ICAR on 27th March 2018, they found that no such J S Sandhu Committee was functioning in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare. Dr J S Sandhu, who was the ICAR Deputy Director General (Crop Science) and Chair of the ...
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Will work on agriculture, connectivity: Narendra Modi 8.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counter KP Oli issued a joint statement after holding a round of talks marking a new India-Nepal bonhomie. Both nations agreed to crank up cooperation in connectivity, trade, agriculture and border security in a move to strengthen the partnership as per Nepal's priorities. In a bid to boost the ties further, India said it will conduct a pilot project in Nepal on organic farming and soil health monitoring to help in developing agriculture and allied sectors. The joint statement further stated that during the talks Oli said that his government attaches high importance on strengthening friendly relations with India. In a separate joint statement dealing with the new partnership in agriculture, he noted the critical importance and contribution of agriculture and allied sectors to their respective economies. The Ministers for Agriculture of the two countries will focus in this part of the partnership. In another joint statement related to developing waterways ...
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Power tillers distributed 29.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
Power tillers distributed
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Paramparagat Krishi Vikash Yojana to promote organic farming: Radha Mohan Singh 21.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers in Agriculture is a cause for concern and has drawn the attention of the government because of its implications on environment, socio-economic and production fronts.
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Confusion being spread about support price to farmers: PM 17.3.2018 Rediff: News
Modi also appealed to farmers not to burn crop residues so as to curb pollution.
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Farm income to double by 2022: Modi 17.3.2018 The Assam Tribune
Farm income to double by 2022: Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers at 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at IARI  on March 17 16.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI Pusa campus in the capital on March 17. He will address farmers, unveil a portal on organic farming and lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
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Exhibition of organic vegetables 27.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Exhibition of organic vegetables
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Text of PM’s to address at National Conference on 'Agriculture 2022: Doubling Farmers' Income' (20.02.2018) 21.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
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Ministry constantly working to achieve the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022: Union Agriculture Minister 15.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
                          Prime Minister has set a target to double farmers' income by 2022 and the Ministry is constantly working to achieve this goal. This was stated by Hon’ble Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh while addressing farmers at the three-day Regional Agriculture Fair (RAF) for Southern Region in Port Blair.
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Organic farming should be promoted with the same spirit as Green Revolution: Union Agriculture Minister 15.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Small and marginal farmers, who are unable to meet agriculture expenditure, can switch to organic farming as it is cost-effective and profitable. This was stated by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh while addressing a gathering of CIARI representatives, government officials and other stakeholders at Raj Niwas in Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands.
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There are also good people in Haryana: Goa minister's tones down rhetoric after calling them 'scum of the earth' 12.2.2018 DNA: Opinion
After calling a section of the domestic tourists visiting Goa the "scum of the earth" and claiming that "north Indians" wanted to "create a Haryana" in the coastal state, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai today said "there are also good people in Haryana". Sardesai's remarks, seemingly aimed at playing down the controversy caused by his intemperate comments about domestic visitors, came a day after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar called up his Goa counterpart, Manohar Parrikar, and expressed strong objection to the minister's utterances. "Haryana has also got good people and we are in touch with them," Sardesai said, while referring to his recent meeting with Avadhoot Shivanand of the Shiv Yog Foundation at Gurugram to understand the concept of cosmic farming. "These days, we have been hearing about Haryana. A few days ago, I had gone to Gurugram to meet Dr Avadhoot Shivanand, who is working on cosmic farming," he added, while addressing an event organised by the Goa State Horticulture ...
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‘Join Sangh, we have been in close touch with rural India,’ RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat tells farmers in Bihar 8.2.2018 DNA: Popular News
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has urged farmers of Bihar to join the Sangh and become a part of its mission to build a society free from discrimination. Speaking to farmers invited to a RSS volunteers' camp in Muzaffarpur, he highlighted the work done by swayamsevaks in villages of the country. "The problems faced by our villages can be solved by only those who live in villages. The RSS has been in close touch with rural India," said the Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). "Thousands of our branches operate in villages. Our swayamsevaks have made laudable contribution towards rural development," said Bhagwat who arrived in this north Bihar town on a five-day tour yesterday. The RSS chief also stressed on the need for adopting organic farming, saying that it has been a part of our tradition for thousands of years. The RSS chief's tour of the state is scheduled to conclude on February 15. Opposition parties, the RJD and the Congress, have alleged that Bhagwat's visits have become frequent of ...
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Waste Decomposer for the Development of Organic Farming 25.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB
NCOF launched waste decomposer culture in 2015 which is proving as miracle all over the country. It is used for quick composting from organic waste, soil health improvement and as plant protection agent.
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Organic farming may surpass 2017 produce: Chamling 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Organic farming may surpass 2017 produce: Chamling
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New bio-fertilizer plant inaugurated in Guwahati 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
New bio-fertilizer plant inaugurated in Guwahati
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Darrang farmer sets example in multi-crop organic farming 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Darrang farmer sets example in multi-crop organic farming
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CM inaugurates 5th Agri-Horticultural Show 6.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
CM inaugurates 5th Agri-Horticultural Show
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