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Category: Central India Agriculture
Last updated: May 20 2018 22:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Solar microgrids light up remote Jharkhand villages 20.5.2018 Hindu: News
New policy hopes to expand their reach and spread
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Madhya Pradesh: Power supply cut in 20 villages in Satna district for Rajnath Singh’s chopper to land. 20.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Twenty villages in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district were without electricity for 12 hours after the local administration decided to cut off power supply to ensure the safe landing of Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s helicopter, NDTV reported. The district witnessed a high of 42 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Local reports had cited a circular on Friday that said that power would be disrupted between 4 pm on May 19 and 6 pm on May 20, as two high voltage power lines pass through the area, where the home minister's chopper was scheduled to land. Power was restored at about 3 am today after villagers protested at the local power supply office. The home minister is now taking a different route to travel to Satna, where he will unveil a statue of Thakur Ranmat Singh, who fought against the British during the mutiny of 1857. "There is no water, no power in 20 villages...don't know what to do. We have babies at home. Everyone is suffering here. We have tried speaking to people in the local power department ...
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Farmers forced to sell wheat below MSP in Bihar 18.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Farmers in Bihar are forced to sell wheat at Rs 1,400-1,500 per quintal even though the state government promised them of fair and remunerative prices for their crops.
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Why nutri-cereals are good for you 18.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Cereals like millets can help alleviate malnutrition and improve public health, reports Surinder Sud.
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Rahul insulted countrymen by comparing India with Pakistan: BJP leader 17.5.2018 General News
BJP leader and Chhattisgarh's Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal today attacked Rahul Gandhi for likening the situation in India to Pakistan, saying the Congress chief has insulted the people of the country by making such a comparison. Gandhi, who is on a two-day trip to Chhattisgarh, today said the Constitution is under "severe attack" and an atmosphere of fear was prevailing in the country. Gandhi also likened the situation in the country to Pakistan and some African countries under "dictatorships". "It is unfortunate and shameful that the Congress president Rahul Gandhi compared vibrant democracy like India with Pakistan. He has insulted his fellow country men," Agrawal, Chhattisgarh's Agriculture Minister, told reporters here. He said only the Gandhi scion can think about dictatorships in India as in past his party had imposed the Emergency on the country. "I also welcome Gandhi to Chhattisgarh as his visit will ensure the BJP's victory in the state in the upcoming assemble ...
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Odisha govt to spend Rs 750 billion on water resources development 17.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Patnaik has also directed the water resources department to formulate a comprehensive policy on rivers within three months
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No respite for 'TOP' farmers: Tomato prices crash 17.5.2018 Rediff: Business
Tomato farmers from Haryana to Tamil Nadu have been forced to abandon their crop in the field or dump the harvest.
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Wheat procurement exceeds target for 2018-19 17.5.2018 Sify Finance
Government agencies have procured over 324 lakh tonnes of wheat across the country so far, surpassing the Central government's target of 320 lakh tonne set for the 2018-19 Rabi Marketing Season (RMS), according to data released by FCI on Wednesday.
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Wheat procurement exceeds target for 2018-19 17.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Government agencies have procured over 324 lakh tonnes of wheat across the country so far, surpassing the Central government's target of 320 lakh tonne set for the 2018-19 Rabi Marketing Season (RMS), according to data released by FCI on Wednesday.
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Demand for eco-friendly fabrics propels organic cotton farming in India 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Barku Jairam, a 55-year-old farmer from Barwani of Madhya Pradesh, has taken up cultivating organic cotton, which he claims, has significantly brought down input costs besides ensuring a decent yield.
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Raman Singh slams Congress during Vikas Yatra 16.5.2018 General News
On the third day of his Vikas Yatra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh slammed Congress and said they only promoted the 'Gareebi Hatao' (remove poverty) chants, however, never did anything for poor people."I want to ask the leaders of Congress whether they have sold rice to poor at Re 1? During their time, people were forced to eat Kodo millet. They only promoted the 'Gareebi Hatao' slogans, but never did anything for poor," Raman Singh said on Tuesday.Raman Singh's roadshow took place in Gyani Chowk, Kanker, yesterday.
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Does GM mustard harm honey bees? GEAC orders more field trials of crop 14.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The approval was put on hold pending formal clearance from the minister who wanted further tests to settle the issue
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Wheat procurement up 16% so far; may cross target of 32 mln tons 14.5.2018 General News
Wheat procurement has risen by 16 per cent to 31.87 million tonnes so far in this marketing year and is all set to cross the government's target of 32 MT, according to official data. State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies had procured 27.57 MT in the same period of the 2017-18 marketing year (April-March). Total wheat procurement stood at 30.82 MT in 2017-18 and government had fixed higher target in view of record output. "There is increase in wheat purchase because more procurement centres were set up this year. As a result, more and more farmers are approaching the centres to sell their produce," a senior FCI official told PTI. As many as 18,326 centres have been established for wheat procurement this year, as against 17,304 centres last year, he said, adding that wheat procurement will surpass the target. As per the data, wheat buying in Punjab has increased to 12.48 MT so far in the 2018-19, from 11.55 MT in the year-ago period. Similarly, wheat buying in ...
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Scheme not a panacea to problems of ryots: BJP 13.5.2018 Hindu: Health
He observes the scheme will provide temporary relief but discontent high among farmers and youth
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Lalu to reach Ranchi tomorrow upon expiry of parole 13.5.2018 General News
RJD national president Lalu Prasad will leave for Ranchi tomorrow on the expiry of the three-day parole granted to him by prison authorities in the Jharkhand capital for attending the wedding of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, a close aide said here today. The RJD supremo, who is serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases, is also scheduled to complete formalities for availing a six-week provisional bail granted to him by the Jharkhand High Court last week for medical treatment. "Lalu ji will leave for Ranchi tomorrow morning. We will try to get the formalities of bail competed as early as possible though it is unlikely before Tuesday. "Once he secures bail and returns, a decision regarding his further treatment will be taken," RJD national general secretary and MLA Bhola Yadav, who had accompanied the party supremo on his flight from Ranchi to Patna on Thursday evening, told PTI. The septuagenarian former Bihar chief minister, who suffers from diabetes, blood pressure, ...
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Centre to link 200 more wholesale mandis to eNAM this year; farmers happy 13.5.2018 Latest News
Online trading on the eNAM platform can be done through website, trading platform and mobile App available in several regional languages
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Govt to link 200 more mandis to eNAM this fiscal: Agri Sec 13.5.2018 General News
The government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAM this fiscal and also encourage inter-mandi transactions, Agriculture Secretary S K Pattanayak has said. At present, 585 regulated mandis in 14 states are linked with the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) launched in April 2016. "There were initial hiccups but those have been overcome. The eNAM system is now more established. Farmers are very happy and more states have started showing interest," Pattanayak told PTI. Though the target is to connect 200 more mandis to the eNAM platform this year, but the priority would be given to improve the quality and encourage inter-mandi online trading, he said. "We will focus on quality. Once inter-mandi is in place, we can link more mandis," he noted. Online trading on the eNAM platform can be done through website, trading platform and mobile App available in several regional languages. So far, 73.50 lakh farmers, 53,163 commission agents and ..
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Wheat procurement exceeds last year's level at nearly 31 MT 11.5.2018 General News
The government has purchased 30.87 million tonne (MT) wheat directly from farmers within the first 40 days of the current marketing year, surpassing the last year's total procurement. It was 30.82 MT in the year-ago period. The procurement target for the 2018-19 marketing year (April-March) is 32 MT. Wheat is procured at the minimum support price and the grain is used for distribution through PDS and other welfare schemes. "The procurement is almost completed in Punjab and Haryana, while it is continuing in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh," a senior Food Ministry official told PTI. About 32.86 MT of fresh wheat was brought to mandis for sale, of which the government has procured 30.87 MT at the support price. As per the official data, Punjab and Haryana have procured 12.34 MT and 8.53 MT, respectively, exceeding their set target for the current year. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are lagging behind as they have purchased 5.90 MT and 2.7 MT each so far this year. "Payment is being .
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MP to showcase its "nutrition smart villages" concept at meet 11.5.2018 General News
The Madhya Pradesh government will showcase its initiative of "nutrition smart villages" at an international workshop to be held here from May 14. The three-day workshop on "Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Nutrition Literacy" seeks to educate people on the issue of undernourishment. "We are working on developing a village each in 313 blocks of the state as a smart village where people are encouraged to produce what they eat by raising their nutrition sensitivity and literacy," Women and Child development minister, Archana Chitnis told reporters. "Through this initiative we are trying to make villages self-reliant and a model for others," she said. The scheme, which seeks to curb malnutrition, will be showcased at the workshop which will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar, Chitnis said. She said malnutrition-related deaths are now confined to the rainy season where the root cause is contaminated water ..
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Former MP minister Nirmal Hirawat dead 9.5.2018 General News
Former Madhya Pradesh minister and senior Congress leader Dr Nirmal Hirawat died of a heart attack at his residence in Katangi town in the district, family sources said. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, who is also a doctor, a son and two daughters. According to the family sources, Hirawat had collapsed in his house three-four days back and died of a heart attack during treatment early today. The Congress leader, who was well-known as a doctor among the local residents, was instrumental in getting the status of a tehsil for Katangi. He was a member of former Chief Minister Shyama Charan Shukla's cabinet. Talking to reporters after paying tributes to Hirawat at his residence, Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen said his last rites will be performed tomorrow with full state honours.
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