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To stay truly organic 19.6.2019
You have organic shops dime a dozen even in small towns, but there has been no guarantee on the quality of products they sell. The Kerala Commissionerate of Food Safety has decided to step up measures to ensure quality organic produce by tightening norms including fixing logos on them. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With fake organic products flooding the markets across the state, the Kerala Commissionerate of Food Safety (KCFS) has decided to step up measures to ensure quality organic produce for the consumers. Currently, unorganised players without any mandatory certification are selling organic products at exorbitant rates as the state has failed to regulate them.   To end the malpractices in the sector, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has mandated organic logo in products being sold across the nation from April 1, 2019. To begin with, the state authorities are planning to give organic certification for rice and pepper being produced in Palakkad and Idukki respectively by next ...
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PMFBY blighted in Goa by poor response 19.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
SHOMA PATNAIK | NT  Panaji Dejected by the poor response to the   Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana in the state,  the agriculture department  has made a pitch towards farmers  to apply for the central crop insurance scheme.  The PMFBY  aims at addressing the problem of crop losses due to the risky nature of farming. However …
Maharashtra presents populist Budget 19.6.2019
Mumbai: With an eye on Vidhan Sabha polls, which are barely few months away, finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday announced a slew of sops for farmers, youths, women, physically disabled, minorities and Other Backward Class (OBCs) people in the additional budget for the year 2019-20. Mr Mungantiwar on Tuesday presented an additional budget with a revenue deficit of Rs 20,292 crore. The total size of the budget is Rs 4,04,793 crore. The interim budget presented in February was of Rs 4,03,207 crore and due to new items of expenditure, there was an increase of `1,586 crore. Four years of deficient monsoon and drought conditions has badly affected the state"s economy leading to the debt burden spiking to Rs 20,292 crore from last year"s deficit of Rs 14,960.04 crore. Despite this, the finance minister has something for a majority of people with this being an election year. Mr Mungantiwar has proposed Rs 1,000 crore for development of Dhangar community, Rs 200 crore for OBC Corporations, ...
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Drought-hit Maharashtra farmers given Rs 4,461 crore: Govt 18.6.2019
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government Tuesday expressed solidarity with farmers reeling under the impact of severe drought in large parts of the state and said a sum of Rs 4,461 crore has been credited in bank accounts of more than 66 lakh cultivators as part of relief measures. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, while tabling the additional budget for 2019-20 in the assembly, saidthe sum of Rs 4,461 crore has been credited as a grant in bank accounts of 66,88,422 farmersin 17,985 villages spread over 26 drought -affected districts. He outlined drought mitigation steps undertaken by the government. The minister said a control room has been set up in each of the collectorate to tackle the issue of drinking water scarcity. Powers for approval of tankershave been delegated tosub-divisional officers to cut down on delays. Piped water supply schemesin the drought-affected areas, which were closed due to electricity arrears, have been restarted by paying 5 per cent of the pending dues from the scarcity fund, ...
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Misleading data' on farmer's crisis, economic survey: Former CM on Maharashtra Budget 18.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said the government 'juggled' with Maharashtra's Economic Survey data.
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Misleading data' on farmer's crisis, economic survey: Former CM on Maharashtra Budget 18.6.2019
Mumbai: Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders held a protest at Maharash Assembly over the issue of farm loan waiver and state government policies. "The current government did not do much for the farmers, they have presented misleading statistics and data regarding farmer's crisis and today we are holding this protest to support the farmers. It's high time, the government should stop tampering numbers and bring out accurate data," former chief minister of Maharashtra and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan. "We mentioned in the Congress manifesto to waive the outstanding loans of farmers, that's another major reason to hold this protest. The government should consider this key point and work in this direction" he added. The Monsoon session of state assembly began on Monday with the economic survey of Budget 2018-2019 being presented. It shows that the advance estimates of Maharashtra's economy are expected to grow by 7.5 per cent during 2018-2019, while ...
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India to lead fight against desertification: Javadekar 18.6.2019 National News – The Navhind Times
IANS New Delhi Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that India will lead by example the fight against increasing land desertification. “We as a country make targets not under global pressure but for our own country’s real sustainable development. As in the past, India will play a leadership role and will lead by …
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Development through Agripreneurship 18.6.2019 Buzz – The Navhind Times
Miguel Braganza The word ‘agripreneur’ was coined to refer to an entrepreneur in agriculture. Farmers rarely know how to do business and economists only lament that the ‘middleman’ or trader makes the quick buck. Rare is the agency that helps the farmer learn how to do business. All holy protestations notwithstanding, many NGOs simply replace …
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Agri projects hit by ‘shortage’ of officers 18.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Agri projects hit by ‘shortage’ of officers
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Workshop on turtles at ADBU 18.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Workshop on turtles at ADBU
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'How will this be done?': EU asks India about double farmers' income at WTO 18.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have both made boosting farm incomes a priority.
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'How will this be done?': EU asks India about doubling farmers' income at WTO 18.6.2019
New Delhi/Geneva: Massive farm-support plans in the United States and India are being scrutinised by other World Trade Organization members, questions submitted to the WTO's quarterly agriculture committee meeting showed on Monday. The WTO has strict rules about the size and nature of payments, and member governments keep a close watch for any competitors who might be cheating. Their questions -- 62 pages for the June 25-26 meeting -- can range from requests for clarification to outright allegations of illegal handouts. US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have both made boosting farm incomes a priority. Trump is trying to offset domestic damage from a tariff war with China; PM Modi faces a slowdown in India's agriculture-dominated economy. The European Union asked India to explain how PM Modi proposed to spend 25 trillion rupees (USD 357.5 billion) on agriculture and rural development, doubling farmers' incomes by 2022 as part of a 100 trillion-rupee, five-year ...
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Nizamabad: Banks' NPAs dip as Rythu cash flows 18.6.2019
Nizamabad: The Rythu Bandhu scheme which offers financial aid to farmers is a boon not only to the farming community, but also for the banks. The scheme has helped bankers in Telangana state to streamline their non-performing assets (NPAs). In the ensuing Kharif season, under the scheme, the state government has begun disbursing Rs 5,000 per acre to farmers. The amount is being directly transferred into their accounts.  This has helped a few bankers to recover crop loans dues from farmers. In Nizamabad district as many as 30,000 crop loan accounts were classified as NPAs. These farmers had either failed to repay their loans as they had hoped for a waiver, while some forgot to re-schedule their loans. A crop loan taken from a commercial bank should be repaid within one year. If a farmer is unable to repay the crop loan, they should re-schedule the loan for the next year. Nearly 2.18 lakh farmers in the district were provided financial aid under the Rythu Bandhu scheme in two phases. Initially, ...
Demand for withdrawal of Guthi Bill in Nepal 18.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Kathmandu: The Nepali Congress has demanded withdrawal of the Guthi Bill, which the party described as against the country’s tradition, religion, culture and civilisation. The Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party on Saturday issued a press release calling on the government to withdraw the Guthi Bill. It said the bill was also against the constitutional provisions and […]
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Telangana HC seeks facts from Telangana over R&R package 18.6.2019
Hyderabad: The Telangana HC directed the state government to bring all the facts pertaining to the distribution of the cheques of Resettlement and Rehabilitation package to the oustees and affected families in the construction of Konda Pochamma Sagar, part of the Kaleshwaram irrigation project. The division bench comprising ACJ Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Shameem Akhter was dealing with the petition filed by Thammala Srinivas and 24 other farmers hailing from the Mamidyala Village in the Mulug mandal.   The petitioners contented that the Irrigation Department officials with the help of cops are forcibly dispossessing all the petitioners from their lands without paying them the requisite R&R package. The bench inquired how many have been given cheques, how many are left over and has directed the state government to submit all the information on R&R package by June 24.   However, the bench didn"t issue any orders to authorities to not dispossess the petitioners, until they ...
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Pune firm develops solar-powered irrigation system 18.6.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
IANS Pune To solve water crisis for farmers throughout the varied climate conditions in India, Pune-based company Khethworks has developed solar-powered irrigation system. The irrigation system is intended to make farmers independent of seasonal rains or expensive fuel along with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving food security by developing solar pumps. “We enable year-round …
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Land Development and Buildings Construction Regulations amended 18.6.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The government has amended the Goa  Land Development and Buildings Construction Regulations 2010 to make construction of small solar farms and  residential projects easier. Under the latest amendment, notified in the Official Gazette, on June 14, no permission is required for the construction of solar farms by farmers, subject to the condition …
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Budget 2019: Govt faces hard choice of 9 pc growth or 2 pc decline on MGNREGA 17.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Budget 2019: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman may have to raise allocation for NREGA to alleviate agrarian crisis.
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Kamal Nath for farmer-centric systems to ensure handsome prices to farmers 17.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Chief Minister Kamal Nath has stressed the need for structural reforms by all States saying that the agriculture productivity and production has however increased but agriculture market reforms have to be undertaken urgently so that farmers get handsome remunerative prices for their produce. Elaborating on the issue of transforming agriculture, at […]
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Ensure proper storage of farm produce procured from farmers 17.6.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Dr. Govind Singh, Minister of Co-operation, Parliamentary Affairs and General Administration has held detailed review of Jai Kisan crop loan waiver scheme, crop insurance scheme, Kisan credit card scheme and fertilizer-seed distribution system in Sheopur district. Dr. Singh instructed that in view of the rainy season, ensure immediate storage of agricultural produce […]
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