User: phemk23 Topic: Indian Agriculture
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Andhra Pradesh to modernise agriculture technology, says CM Naidu at World Food Prize-2017 award ceremony 20.10.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Des Moines [US], Oct. 20: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said that his government will make use of advanced technologies to turn agriculture profitable in the state.
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NRCB signs agreement with AP govt. 20.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
To develop technologies relating to banana production
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Firm to set up 3 foot overbridges 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Corporation tells Sun Infra to submit Detailed Project Report
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KSFC seeks ST tag for State’s fishermen community 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
It demands national fisheries policy, separate Union Ministry for fisheries
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Karnataka CM seeks GST exemption on handmade goods 19.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday urged the central government to exempt handmade products from Goods and Sales Tax (GST) regime.
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R&R component has pushed up Polavaram cost: Devineni 19.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
He accuses YSR Congress Party of trying to scuttle the project
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Rice prices up in India, Vietnam as rains dampen crop supply 19.10.2017 Sify Finance
By Koustav Samanta
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Exempt handmade products from GST, urges CM's letter to Jaitley 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday wrote to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, urging him to exempt handmade products from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Siddaramaiah's letter to Jaitley comes even as veteran theatreperson Prasanna's hunger strike against taxation of handmade products entered its sixth day in Bengaluru. "Handmade products of various kinds are produced by millions of artisans and poor rural households in India. Imposition of GST on such products has had an adverse effect on the livelihood of artisans," Siddaramaiah wrote, calling it "a very critical issue that the GST Council should take note of and decide on a priority basis." Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda is Karnataka's representative in the federal GST Council. "I have received a representation from a committee constituted by the Gram Seva Sangh and consisting of noted activists, including Ashis Nandy, Uzramma and Shyam Benegal, seeking exemption of various handmade products produced and marketed by producer ...
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Naidu arrives in Chicago on first leg of three-nation tour 19.10.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Chicago [U.S], October 19 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday arrived in Chicago on the first leg of his 9-day tour of United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
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The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon 18.10.2017 Kangla Online
The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon
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Priority sector challenge for banks: Agri and education loans in stress 18.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Meeting priority sector target could be challenging for banks this year, as at least two sectors-agriculture and education-are showing signs of stress.Both education and agriculture lending are components of priority sector lending. Notably, banks are increasing restructuring both the categories of loans. According to data from Reserve Bank of India, released on 10th October, 2017, education loans showed a year-on-year decline of 3.5 per cent in loans outstanding. As on 18th August 2017, education loan outstanding stood at Rs 59300 crore, against Rs 61500 crore as on 19th August 2016. In case of agriculture loans the growth too has been muted, although banks are compelled to give agri-loans under priority sector lending. Loans to agriculture and allied activities showed a growth of 6.5 per cent as on 18th August 2017 of a year on year basis, against around 13 per cent last year. Also, in the financial year between March and August, loans agriculture and allied activities fell by 1.6 .
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Widespread use of unapproved GM cotton shows official tolerance of illegality (Comment: Special to IANS) 18.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Andhra governments flip-flop on extensive cultivation of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant (HT) cotton seems to be symptomatic of the complacency which has infected even regulatory bodies and research institutions.
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Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour 18.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Tamil Nadu woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Diwali - the festival of lights - early on Wednesday morning.
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Andhra CM to embark on three-nation tour to attract investments 18.10.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi , Oct 17 : With an aim to attract investments into Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will leave on a three nation tour from October 18 to 26, covering United States of America, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
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Azim Premji Foundation to fund organic farming 18.10.2017 Hindu: News
The State government has chalked out plans to promote organic farming across the State in the next five years. The objective is to see that agriculture is profitable and doesn’t impact the environment...
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Andhra investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 17.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Andhra Pradesh, one of Indias biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the states cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges. The three-member panel will investigate the usage of Monsantos Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex (RRF) in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and alert the federal government about any violation of the countrys environmental protection laws, according to a copy of the state government order dated Oct. 17 and reviewed by Reuters. The order on Tuesday followed a similar order on Oct. 5 that was to inspect fields growing Bollgard II but that order was withdrawn on Friday with no explanation. The new committee, composed of agricultural experts, has been asked to submit a report within 15 days, according to the order. The new directive asks the "investigating committee to look into the illegalities and risks of such seed sales and cultivation." The ...
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Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 17.10.2017 Sify Finance
By Mayank Bhardwaj
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MSSRF sets up genetic garden of biofortified crop 17.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
On the occasion of World Food Day, the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) launched a ‘genetic garden of biofortified crops’ on its campus on Monday. The aim of setting up the garden is to p...
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Custodian of paddy diversity 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Take a closer look. They are not coriander seeds but a type of paddy. This is Burma Black rice, good for payasam. The violet colour of the dish makes it appealing. This is a scented variety. We normally add a fistful of this rice with other rice while cooking to get the distinct aroma. This is meese bhatta, check the moustache-like streaks on the grain..." Seventy-two-year-old B K Deva Rao takes a pause to check the harvest activity at the farther end of his five-acre farm in Mittabagilu village of Belthangady taluk. As I look around, I am overwhelmed by the rich tapestry of colours. Blocks of paddy in different shades of brown, green, red and black seem antithetical to the common notion that the colour of paddy straw is green and the seed is brown. Deva Rao takes me through the field to show many other varieties, "Massoori, kayame, rajakayme, chinnaponni, salem sanna, halaga, kaavalakannu, raktasali, gandhasale...." Incredibly diverse While Deva Rao ignites my curiosity by showing the shape, size and ...
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Rain comes as a blessing for rabi crops 16.10.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
State to increase sowing area by another 6 lakh to 7 lakh hectares
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