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Chouhan nominated as Chairman of National Agriculture and MNREGA Committee 20.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been nominated as Chairman of National Agriculture and MNREGA committee. This decision has been taken in the 4th meeting of the council of NITI Ayog held under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi. Chief Ministers of Bihar, Sikkim, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West […]
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Gujarat: Oil millers press for peanut promotion council 20.6.2018 DNA: Money
Oil millers have demanded a special Peanut Promotion Council to promote groundnut oil among the masses and to ensure that groundnut farmers get remunerative prices for their crop. The council will also work as an advocacy body to remove the myths about groundnut oil and highlight its benefits. In a letter to Radha Mohan Singh Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Samir Shah, president of Saurashtra Oil Millers Association (SOMA) said that current price of groundnut and many of the oilseeds and pulses are about 15-30% lower than the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and under prevailing conditions, there is no way farmers' income can be doubled b 2022 and the efforts by central and state governments have not got desired results. Shah suggested that it is high time to take a comprehensive review of export and import of oilseeds is undertaken. At a time when foreign multinational companies are aggressively trying to cater to the Indian market, farmers are not even getting affordable prices of their ...
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Subgroup of Chief Ministers to look at how NREGA can help agriculture 20.6.2018 DNA: India
The Centre on Tuesday announced a subgroup of chief ministers, who will work on the convergence of MNGREGS and agriculture policies. The subgroup, to be convened by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, has Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling, along with NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand as members. During the Niti Aayog deliberations on doubling of farmers' income, Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu suggested that MNREGS could be used effectively during the pre-sowing and post-harvest process to reduce agrarian distress. The subgroup said that it will submit a report in the next three months, and will hold its first meeting sometime in July. Outlining the mandate of the subgroup, a government release said that state-specific interventions during pre-sowing and post-harvest terms will be explored, to improve incomes and to conserve more water. Another mandate will be to explore how ...
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Sub-group of CMs to view agri policies 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
The government has set up a sub-group of Chief Ministers to coordinate policy approaches for agriculture and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employ
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Chief MinistersSubgroup Constituted to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS 19.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Unanimous Decision taken during the Fourth Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog yesterday Government has set up a Chief Ministers Subgroup to Coordinate Policy Approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as the Convener and CMs of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim along with the Member NITI Aayog, Shri Ramesh Chand as its members.
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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani named in panel on Agri & MNREGA 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is among the seven chief ministers who have been included in a committee that will make recommendations on a coordinated policy approach on the subject of 'Agriculture and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The committee was announced at the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council in New Delhi on Sunday. The committee will be headed by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and also comprise chief ministers of Bihar (Nitish Kumar), Sikkim (Pavan Chamling), UP (Yogi Adityanath), West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee) and Andhra Pradesh (N Chandrababu Naidu). The committee will make recommendations for increasing farmers' income through agriculture related activities under MGNREGA before sowing and after harvesting. The state government said in a release that it is committed to achieve the prime minister's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022. It cited the example of the water conservation drive under which de-silting of river bodies was ...
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Parched or polluted: on India's water crisis 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Urgent reforms are needed to deal with the acute water stress in most of India
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Pink bollworm likely to hit cotton sowing in Gujarat 16.6.2018 Rediff: Business
According to state government sources in Gujarat, cotton sowing was only 9,339 hectares or 0.37% of the normal three-year average sowing in the first week of this month
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Gujarat: Edible oil prices likely to rise, stock limit abolished 15.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The prices of edible oil may shoot up following the central government's move to remove the limit on inventory for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, as well as raising import duties on edible oils. The twin moves brought cheer among the miller and trader communities, who expect demand take off mostly from institutional buyers and partly from households . "Till afternoon (before the announcement of removal of stock limit), I was begging to traders to buy groundnut oil but they were reluctant. After the stock limits were abolished, orders started pouring in. I wondered the way market sentiments changed," said Samir Shah, president of Saurashtra Oil Mills Association (SOMA). Saurashtra is the main hub for production of groundnut, the main edible oil in the state. Central government on Thursday evening also raised import duties on crude palm oil, refined edible palmolein oil, crude and refined edible sunflower oil, crude and refined soyabean oil as well as crude and refined rapeseed oil from 25-54% ...
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Not satisfied with CID probe in groundnut gutting: RC Faldu 14.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Gujarat Agriculture Minister, RC Faldu seems exasperated after the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) chairman, Vaghji Boda held the state government responsible for negligence in groundnut gutting incidents. Replying to the allegations, Faldu has said he was not satisfied with the primary investigation by the CID in the incident and asked them to resurrect political nexus in the same. Boda had alleged in a press conference on Tuesday in Rajkot that the Gujarat government's agencies were involved in irregularities in purchase of groundnuts at MSP from farmers. Faldu countered him by addressing a press conference on Wednesday at his office in Gandhinagar. Faldu said, "Boda is also a son of the farming family and he should understand what was the role of state government. We are not in picture of selling or purchase of groundnut at all. Boda is a NAFED chairman and it was his responsibility to ensure a fool-proof system. The CID (crime) submitted the primary report of ...
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Gujarat responsible for irregular nut MSP: NAFED 13.6.2018 DNA: Money
The Central government’s agency National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) blamed irregularities in purchase of groundnuts from farmers at minimum support price (MSP) on the Gujarat government. NAFED Chairman Vaghji Boda addressed a press conference at Rajkot and alleged that the Jungle Raj prevailed in Gujarat alike UP and Bihar. Addressing a press conference, Boda said, “One should notice that the groundnut gutting incidents occurred at the warehouses which were hired by Gujarat Warehousing Corporation and GUJCOMASOL and state run APMC. There are many open warehouses where groundnut was stored but the stock is safe. Gujarat has become like UP and Bihar and Jungle Raaj prevails here. The incident has spoiled the reputation of farmers and cooperative sector of Gujarat.” “Agriculture minister RC Faldu is making baseless allegations on NAFED for irregularities of purchase of groundnuts at MSP. I demand further investigation in this case,” Boda said. The press conference by Boda ...
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Oops, Rahul Gandhi did it again! Congress president and his not-so-famous gaffes 11.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Just when you thought that the world of politics was taking Rahul Gandhi seriously, he did it again! In his blazing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress President went off-track with his analogies saying the founder of Coca-Cola as a 'shinkanji seller' and that of McDonald's a 'dhaba wala'. While Twitter had a field day with #AccordingtoRahulGandhi becoming hot trend, many believe this gaffe may give ammunition to his detractors.  Well, this is not the first time Gandhi has made such unintentionally hilarious remarks. Last year, he added another one to his list when he accidentally walked in women's toilet in Chhota Udepur. The Gandhi scion was in the Gujarat district to hold a 'Samvad' session with young people. Gandhi entered the women's restroom while on his way out of the town hall at the event. According to reports, there was no sign or symbol differentiating between men and women's toilet. The photos that went viral after the incident showed a poster in Gujarati that read ...
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Farmers` protests in Gujarat `a political stunt` of the Opposition: Vijay Rupani 11.6.2018 Zee News : India National
"The protests by farmers in Gujarat are a political stunt of the opposition only because general elections would be held next year," Rupani said, without naming any party
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Gujarat govt vows contract farming in villages 9.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Gujarat government has accepted 'Contract Farming' as one of the solutions to increase the income of farmers in rural parts of the state. The chief secretary Dr JN Singh put stress over the contract farming so that farmers can receive direct income from the corporates who purchase their produces without any middleman or dependence on market. The government representatives including council of ministers and all IAS officials discussed on managing agrarian crisis in state during 9th edition of Chintan Shibir. "The farmers should be made aware on contract farming because this will not only increase quality and quantity of agricultural produces of farmers but will also give them good returns. The government has been making effort to double the income of farmers and help them provide market of their agricultural and dairy produces," said the chief secretary. In this brainstorming session, the deputy chief minister Nitin Patel insisted that the efforts to make water available in farms should be made after the ...
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Gujarat: Rs 80L worth adulterated Cumin seized 8.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Gujarat: Rs 80L worth adulterated Cumin seized
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Gujarat Farmers’ strike: Vegetables back in supply after shortage 6.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The supply of vegetables at Ahmedabad's main wholesale market is recovering after the initial shortfall caused by farmers' boycott of markets. Although prices dropped in the past two days, they are still around 50% higher than pre-boycott rates. Traders feel chances of things returning to normal rather than worsening, are high. Traders said that while there's no impact on the supply of bottle gourd, cucumber, brinjal and other vegetables which come from other parts of Gujarat, supply from other states is picking up after witnessing a drop in the first two days of the boycott. "The arrivals from other states are about 75% of normal on Tuesday, which is an improvement from about 60% on Monday. Things are more likely to normalise than turn worse," said Prajesh Patel, a leading trader at Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Jamalpur, the main wholesale market from where retail vendors buy produce to supply all parts of the city. "Normally, we receive 25-30 trucks from Maharashtra every day. As the ...
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Farmers begin 10-day protest; Milk, vegetable supply to be hit 1.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The protests were called to mark the first anniversary of the Mandsaur demonstration in Madhya Pradesh, in which six farmers were killed in police firing.
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Bypoll results 2018: Kairana has a loud message for Modi-Shah before 2019 31.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The BJP's loss in Kairana bypoll is seen as yet another dent in the invincibility cloak of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah
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Plea claims inadequate release of water in Narmada damaging environment , NGT issues notice 30.5.2018 General News
A plea seeking release of adequate water from the Sardar Sarovar dam to the downstream of Narmada river has led the National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Environment Ministry, Gujarat government and others. The plea claimed that drying up of river bed is causing immense damage to environment, agriculture and local industries. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Water Resources, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, Narmada Control Authority, Gujarat government, state pollution control board and others. "Issue notice to the respondents," the bench said while seeking their replies by July 30. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Narmada Pradushan Nivaran Samiti and the Bharuch Citizen Council seeking directions to make urgent provision for the release of 1500 cusec from Sardar Sarovar dam for downstream purpose on a daily basis. The petitioners claimed that the river has been reduced to a ...
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Woman held after immolation bid outside CM's house in Rajkot 30.5.2018 General News
The police today detained a woman when she allegedly tried to immolate herself near Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's residence in Gujarat's Rajkot district, an official said. Hetal Makawana, a native of Padadhari town in Rajkot, had a couple of days back threatened to set herself ablaze in front of Rupani's private residence here. She wanted to protest, what she claimed as, the "police inaction" to include the name of a local BJP leader and former MLA in an FIR in connection with an incident of her husband having been allegedly beaten up. Makawana's husband was injured in a clash some days back, a police official said. The woman alleged that he was beaten up at the behest of former Rajkot MLA Ramesh Rupapara, he said. She claimed that despite her repeated request, the police did not include Rupapara's name as an accused in the FIR and threatened to set herself on fire. A senior police official said they had stepped up the security at the chief minister's residence in advance
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