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Why Modi government’s LPG scheme has failed to take off in Odisha’s forest-dependent villages 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
Around 75% of the residents of one village have received an LPG connection. But only 5% refill it regularly.
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How to Fight Slowdown: Demand Revival Is Key 20.1.2020 Rediff: Business
'The current crisis is one of incomes, driven by poor job growth, agrarian distress and poor investment sentiment,' notes Harsh Pati Singhania, director, JK Organisation.
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Prannoy Roy Speaks To Esther Duflo And Abhijit Banerjee: Full Transcript 19.1.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo speak to NDTV's Dr Prannoy Roy on a range of subjects from Randomised Control Trials, to expectations from the upcoming Budget and protests against...
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Village chiefs express gratitude to Champhai SDO 19.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Village chiefs express gratitude to Champhai SDO
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As food inflation rises, who are Indians blaming? 16.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In Mumbai, many low-income workers and small businessmen hold the BJP government squarely responsible.
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Lemon plantation provides sustainable income, say growers 16.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Lemon plantation provides sustainable income, say growers
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"Beekeeping has ample benefits" 15.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
"Beekeeping has ample benefits"
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Why high food inflation is good news for the farmer 15.1.2020 Rediff: Business
While rising food inflation is a matter of grave concern for a significant chunk of the population and for policy makers as well, it marks a turnaround in the fortunes of the farmer, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee.
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Manipur agri varsity unveils weather-resilient paddy varieties 13.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Manipur agri varsity unveils weather-resilient paddy varieties
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Skill development course to Nagaland flagged off 12.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Skill development course to Nagaland flagged off
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State Economy 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
According to the Annual Economic Survey of Madhya Pradesh for the year 2018-19 per capita income rose Rs.90,998 as compared to Rs.82,941 in 2017-18. Despite an increase of 9.71 per cent it remained much behind the All India average of Rs.1,26 lakh. In many fields the Madhya Pradesh is behind the other states. The national average of people living below the poverty line is 21.92 per cent but in Madhya Pradesh it is at high rate at 31.62 per cent. The infant death rate in the state is 47 per thousand which highest of India. The national average is 33 per thousand. The death of women at delivery in the state is 173 per lakh while the national average 130 death. The 52.4 per cent women in the state are suffering from anemia. In agriculture the state received National Krishi Karman Award for many years in continuation. The food production increased by four per cent. The state is having almost all the crops as bumper crops. But the wages of agricultural labourers are lowest in India at 210 rupees. The state ...
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Budget keeps ``Gaon, Garib, Kisan' at its cente, taxes super rich 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi In her maiden budget as the country's first full-fledged woman, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday outlined a road map for growth, unveiled measures to give a boost to foreign investment and infrastructure and firmly kept the focus on rural development, poor and farmers. Large sections of the burgeoning middle class were disappointed as there were no extra tax breaks, the Budget for 2019-20, the first of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government which returned to power with a massive mandate for a second term, announced incentives for people seeking to buy affordable houses and electric vehicles. To boost digital economy and check huge cash withdrawals from banks, the Budget imposes tax on super rich. The Finance Minister announced new levies of Rs. 2 per litre on petrol and diesel and asserted that the Budget will pave the way for making India a $3 trillion economy in the current fiscal and go up to $5 trillion in the next few years. Facing criticism for lack ...
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National Seminar on Science & Technology for Rural Development 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, National Seminar on “Science & Technology for Rural Development” was jointly organized by Faculty of Agriculture and Agriculture Research Complex at Rabindranath Tagore University from 12th to 13th February 2019.This seminar was organized in association with M.P. Council of Science & Technology. In this national seminar, about 175 participants participated. The major objective of the seminar was to highlight the role of researchin agriculture production and Transfer of Technology for the sustainable rural development in India.The chief guest of the seminar was Dr. A.K. Gwal, Vice Chancellor of Rabindranath Tagore University. Dr. A.K. Gwal inaugurated the seminar and focused on agriculture development, skill development and development of various technologies required for the development of Indian villages. Prof. Anil Kurchania, Seminar Convener and Dean of Agriculture Faculty welcomed the delegates and presented the basic theme for organization of seminar along with the ...
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President takes dim view of food wastage, says farmers must be taken as partners by food processors 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Taking a dim view of food wastage in a country like India ``with undeniable inequalities in income and consumption’’, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that it does not just pose economic questions but moral as well. Addressing the Platinum Jubilee Conference of All-India Food Processors Association here, he said while food wastage can easily be prevented by better and more rational food distribution, the issue of post-harvest wastage was still more pressing. `` A few years ago, a report by the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology had estimated the value of such waste at almost Rs 100,000 crore. This is a tragedy,'’ he said. ``A majority of our agriculturalists are engaged in subsistence farming. Their produce is a source of sustenance for them. If it is damaged or destroyed because of inadequate storage or logistics, the livelihood of innocent families is hurt,’’ he pointed out. In such a scenario, the President said, that the food processing industry had ...
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Congress fails to dent BJP citadel in Mandsaur-the epicentre of farmers' unrest 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Amidst the tightest-ever election in Madhya Pradesh, Mandsaur - the epicentre of farmers' unrest - has returned to BJP, all of the seven seats the party had won in 2013 Assembly elections. These include the five sitting MLAs and two new faces.Congress just about managed to retain the eighth seat - Suwasra - by mere 350 votes, indicating a status quo in Mandsaur parliamentary constituency that has eight Assembly segments. Significantly, the sitting BJP Mandsaur and Malhargarh (SC) MLAs have won, despite the two sites being the hub of farmers' agitation in 2016, in which six farmers lost their lives. Congress kept the ryots' issue alive through 2017 and 2018, even as the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government charged anti-social elements with fanning the unrest into a full-blown agitation, which became a rallying point for Opposition parties and protest groups. Rather than acceding to the farm loan waiver demand, the Shivraj government preferred to focus on raising farm income. It brought in ...
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Yuva Samvaad at Gandhi Bhawan 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, On the 76th anniversary of Quit India Movement, Gandhi Bhawan Trust Bhopal organized Yuva Samvaad at Gandhi Bhawan. Event started with the all religion prayer by the children from Parvarish the Museum school followed by a session on and around Quit India Movement in Past and Present context. The session was taken by a diverse panel comprised of young and experienced people which include Ms. UmangShridhar, founder KhaDigi, Ms. Anuradha Shankar, ADGP MP Police, Ms. SrishtiSargam, Naturopathy Student, Mr. Rakesh Kumar Paliwal, Principal Director Income Tax MP & CG, Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Secretary Urban Development, Mr. ShubhamChouhanTamot, Young Leader and Mr. L.S. Hardenia, Senior Journalist, the panel was chaired by Mr. Rakesh Deewan. SrishtiSargam talked about the importance of Naturopathy and appeal young people to go back on roots and see nature as the tool for healing. UmangShridhar talked about young entrepreneurs and said that every young person should keep Quit India in ...
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We need to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to make agriculture viable & profitable: Venkaiah 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Hyderabad, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to make agriculture viable and profitable and the farm income must be supplemented by non-farm occupations and value addition through food processing. Addressing scientists, farm experts and armers at the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), here on Tuesday, Mr Naidu observed that agriculture was the backbone of our economy. Unless this sector performs well consistently, the trajectory of the country’s progress will not be smooth”. The Vice President further said that change is required in Agriculture as there is a change in climate, change in market conditions, change in world order and change in food habits. Allied services like fisheries, poultry, horticulture, food processing and packaging need to promoted to improve farmers’ income, he added. He said that the need of the hour is to make agriculture profitable and sustainable with consistent increase in its growth rate. All the ...
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Govt committed to double farmers' income by 2022: PM 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Centre is implementing a four-point strategy to double the income of farmers' of the country by 2022. Interacting with farmers from over 600 districts across India via NAMO App, the Prime Minister said the four-point strategy include right price for products, reducing cultivation costs, processing farm wastes and creating non-farm sources of income. 'We are working towards ensuring that the incomes of our hardworking farmers doubles by 2022. For that, we are facilitating proper assistance wherever required. We have faith in the farmers," he said. The Prime Minister mentioned about the schemes started by the Union Government which are focused to increase the income of farmers.Mr Modi said to achieve the target, the government has doubled the budget for agriculture. He said there has been a record production of grains, fruits, vegetables and milk in the country.Mr Modi said under blue revolution, there has been increase of 26 per cent in the ...
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Kisan Mela 2020 ends at Hailakandi 9.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Kisan Mela 2020 ends at Hailakandi
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In Jharkhand, a homegrown innovation is driving up potato farmers’ incomes 8.1.2020 Scroll.in
A global development organisation has helped devise a method to increase the shelf life of the produce.
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