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Govt to link 109 more mandis on e-NAM by next month 18.1.2018 General News
The government will link 109 more mandis on the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNam) by next month to ensure farmers get better rates for their produce, a senior agriculture ministry official said. So far, 470 mandis in 14 states have been integrated with the eNAM platform, launched in April 2016 with an aim to help farmers with better price discovery and provide facilities for smooth marketing of their produce. The government has set a target of linking total 585 mandis on the eNAM platform in the current fiscal. "Work is in progress in additional 109 mandis. We expect these mandis to go live on the e-NAM platform by first week of February," the ministry official told PTI. Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Chandigarh and Puducherry are the upcoming states/union territories (UTs) which have shown interest to connect some of their mandis on the eNAM platform. That apart, Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra wants to connect additional mandis on the eNAM, the official ...
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Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana becomes a strong medium for farmers’ welfare 17.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Ever since Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been launched in Madhya Pradesh, farmers... more »
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Following the grain trail: on India's public distribution system 16.1.2018 Hindu: Lead
Many States have initiated ‘reforms’ of the public distribution system that are hurting millions of people
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Milk output up 4.75 pc in summer season of FY18: Govt 16.1.2018 General News
The country's milk production has increased by 4.75 per cent to 53.77 million tonnes during the summer season of 2017-18 fiscal, the government said today. Milk output stood at 51.33 million tonnes in the same season in 2016-17 fiscal. In the entire last year, the overall milk output was 163.7 million tonnes. In a statement, the Agriculture Ministry said, "... even during the summer season 2017-18, the growth rate (of milk output) is higher and sustained." Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh are top five milk producing states in summer season, it added. The ministry said the high growth rate in milk output has been maintained over the past three years. The dairy sector is gradually picking up its momentum towards achieving higher output. In case of eggs, the output rose by 7.4 per cent to 27.95 billion during summer season of this year, as against 26.03 billion in the year-ago period. The ministry said that egg output is largely ...
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Israeli firms eye Gujarat, Maharashtra for biz tie-up 16.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Israeli firms eye Gujarat, Maharashtra for biz tie-up
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CBI lodges case against official, others in agricultural import case 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The CBI on Monday said it has registered a case against an Agriculture Ministry official and private individuals on charge of importing agricultural produce without proper tests and using fake papers.
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CBI seizes Rs 2.15 crore in cash from Agri ministry official 15.1.2018 General News
In one of its biggest cash seizures from a government official in recent times, the CBI has recovered Rs 2.15 crore from raids conducted at the Kolkata residence of Union agriculture ministry employee RK Sasihar, the agency said here today. The agency also seized jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh from the residence of Sasihar, Plant Protection Officer under the agriculture ministry, who was posted in Kolkata. The CBI found documents related to post office deposits worth Rs 32 lakh, of properties worth crores of rupees in New Delhi, Kolkata and cities in Bihar and Jharkhand and details of bank deposits worth Rs 44 lakh and fixed deposits worth Rs 5 lakh, officials said here today. Sasihar's residence was among the 26 places which were covered in the search operations conducted by the agency from Saturday till today in connection with alleged corruption in clearances given to agri-products imported into the country. The CBI has alleged that Sasihar was taking money from importers
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Record Export of Rice 15.1.2018 FirstPost: Bollywood
In the just ended year of 2017 India’s export of rice has touched the record... more »
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Elephant kills man in the forests of C'garh's Korba area 14.1.2018 General News
A 40-year-old man was killed by a wildelephantin Chhattisgarhs Korba district, officials said today. The incident took place late last evening in Kartala forest range when the victim, identified as Kalashram Rathiya, was heading towards Beharchua village on his bicycle, Korba Division Forest Officer (DFO) S Venkatachalam said. Rathiya, a native of Sardukala village, was going to Beharchua to take part in a local festival when he encountered the elephant, the official said. The victim tried to escape but the elephant chased him and hit him with its trunk, leaving Rathiya dead on the spot, the official said. Rathiya's kin have been given an instant relief amount of Rs 25,000 by the forest department, the DFO said. He informed that the movement of a group of elephants has been reported in the area over the last few days and villagers had been advised to be alert. The thick forested northern regions of Chhattisgarh, comprising Surguja, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur and Korea ...
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In naxal-hit Darbha, coffee aroma to bring winds of change for 14.1.2018 General News
The Chhattisgarh government has undertaken an innovative coffee plantation project in Darbha region of insurgency-hit Bastar district in a bid to boost the income of farmers. The cash crop is raised on 20 acres of the government land under the Darbha development block, located around 35 kms away from Jagdalpur district headquarter on an experimental basis by the Jagdalpur horticulture college in collaboration with the Bastar district administration. Jagdalpur district headquarter is located around 350 kms away from here. "During research,the geo-climatic conditionsof Darbha, located at a height of around 654 meters above the sea level and where around 100 mm rainfall occurs in summer, found suitable for growing coffee," Dr Krishna Pal Singh, Horticulture Scientist at the College of Horticulture and Research Station, Jagdalpur, told PTI. He said the regions like Bijapur and Kirandul (Dnatewada) in south Chhattisgarh, and Jashpur (north Chhattisgarh) also have ...
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China wants historical cemetry at Ramgarh to be turned into 14.1.2018 General News
The consul general from Chinese consulate in Kolkata MA Zhanwu has said China wants the historical cemetery in Ramgarh to be developed as a global tourist destination. As many as 667 Chinese soldiers who were a part of Allied forces during World War-11 were buried at the garrison town of Ramgarh in Jharkhand. A five-member team from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata led by MA Zhanwu visited the cemetery on Friday last and paid their tribute to the Chinese martyrs who fought against Japan during the war, official sources here said. Talking to administrative officials of Ramgarh, the Chinese consul general said that China has formally requested the state government to develop the historical cemetery as a tourist destination. He said China would co-operate with the Indian government on the issue as the Chinese cemetery in Ramgarh is a silent witness of Indo-China friendship as soldiers buried in the cemetery had stopped Japanese forces from occupying Indian ...
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A dialogue with JC | In testing times ahead Modi will have the last laugh 14.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Q: What are the challenges ahead for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah? JC: Modi and Shah have been facing challenges all through... this year the biggest challenge is to win Karnataka and then they will have to form governments in 7 states which are going to polls next... today there are 3-4 major challenges before Modi government... to get rid of agriculture distress, unemployment, third challenge is to make the campaign against black money successful and fourth task is to make GST reform successful. Apart from that getting youth power together is also a big challenge. Q: Is their pair really invincible? JC: Sometimes even people of Congress say that it is tough to defeat the pair of Amit Shah and Modi... in broader terms it can easily be said that the pair is virtually invincible. Q: Is Gujarat’s marginal victory a wake up call for BJP? JC: The victory of Gujarat is a wake up call...BJP and RSS also think so...and you all will see the impact of this in the policies of the party in coming days. Q:  Does it ...
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Tokens of thanks 13.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Makara Sankranti. January 14 morning. Thick curd lay settled in the clay pot, its mouth covered with a sal leaf. A big bowl of soaked poha (flattened rice). Gleaming sesame laddoos. A mound of jaggery. The scrumptious delights blocked out by the grandmothers booming instruction -"Do not touch this without bathing. On Makara Sankranti, you bathe first, say a prayer, and only then will you be blessed with a husband like Lord Shiva." On Makara Sankranti, my granny was ready to marry off every bathed-girl with a Shiva lookalike. That cold January morning, tucking the white shirt into the blue skirt school uniform, Id giggle and argue with granny about not wanting a Shiva, or his lookalike. The sun is worshipped on this day, not Shiva. Id try to correct her mythology. But granny was argumentative about Shiva-like husband, and her word was diktat. Thus, the ritual continued. One January into another. Then, another. Bathe. Pray. Hope for a Shiva lookalike husband. Devour the curd-poha with an added ladle of ...
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Stereotypes get a hard kick 13.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Workshop draws young women from across the country to hone their football skills and learn about nutrition and sexual health, among other things
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Woman raped and set on fire by father-in-law in Odisha 13.1.2018 General News
A 23-year-old woman was set on fire after rape allegedly by her father-in-law at Rairangpur town in Mayurbhanj district, police said today. The incident took place last night at Rairangpur town, which is about 85 kilometre from here, when the woman was alone at her in-laws house. The woman has sustained about 80 per cent burn injury and admitted at a private hospital at Jamshedpur in neighbouring Jharkhand. As per the FIR lodged by the woman's father at Rairangpur police station, her father-in law Ramgopal allegedly attacked and outraged her modesty when all other members of the family were out of home in some work yesterday night. As the victim warned him to report the matter to the family members, the accused set her ablaze by sprinkling kerosene, the complaint said. "Accused Ramgopal Khemka (55) has been arrested. A case has been registered against his name under various sections of IPC," said Mayurbhanj, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Patnaik. The ..
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Karnataka polls 2018: Congress has a local mascot in Siddaramaiah, but caste alone may not be sufficient to win the state 13.1.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Siddaramaiah is not a mass leader, but his paroxysms of rage against BJP and Hindutva have made him a household name in Karnataka
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Drought in parts of MP and Rajasthan, shift to gram keep wheat sowing low 13.1.2018 News
In the country, wheat, the main rabi foodgrain, has been sown on 29.55 million hectares, almost 1.44 mn ha less than last year
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Tusu songs are an important part of the Santhali celebration of Makar Sankranti 12.1.2018 Hindu: Crafts
Santhal men carry with them a straw effigy, which is the monkey, out on its yearly walk
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Low Narmada Dam water level forces Gujarat to curtail rabi season sowing 12.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With last monsoon's scanty rainfall in Madhya Pradesh reducing the Narmada dam reservoir's water storage to its lowest in 15 years, the Gujarat government asked the state's farmers to skip the summer sowing, which starts around March.
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Uttar Pradesh clocks 250% rise in paddy procurement at 3.5 mn tonnes 12.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
Farmers paid Rs 52 bn through direct benefit transfer
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