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Current Affairs wrap for the day: October 16th 2018 16.10.2018 Scroll.in
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Modest Growth in non-farm income 16.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
The second part of JM Financial’s Rural Safari series shows how non farm income, even though slow in acceleration, helped to partially offset the decline in farm income over the past two years. It draws attention to the political aspect of farm loan waivers, saying demand for them is likely to rise as general elections approach. The survey, however, notes that such relief provided by the government to meet financial needs also helps boost rural consumption Rural income is increasingly diversifying away from agriculture to non-farm income, which currently accounts for  40 per cent of total agri-household income. Major sources of non-farm income are dairy and poultry, wage-based occupation, sand mining, tractor rental income and small businesses. An increase in infrastructure activity creates jobs and aids rural income. As the agri-economy improves, it is likely to create additional demand in the non-farm sector, including processing, transportation and packaging through backward and forward production ...
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SEA felicitates Ihsedu Agrochem 15.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 15 (NewsVoir): Adding another feather to its cap, Ihsedu Agrochem has been felicitated by The Solvent Extractors' Association of India(SEA) for its outstanding development work in the
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How price impact affects the farming community 15.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Steady production growth and increased availability of horticulture putting pressure on prices: Horticulture production has continued to outpace growth in foodgrain production for the last five years and in FY18, the total horticulture output was estimated at 308 million tonnes, 8 per cent higher than foodgrain production. However, in terms of storage infrastructure, horticulture faces massive shortage and currently only 10 per cent of the total production of fruits and vegetables can be stored in cold storages. In the interim, price challenges and volatility continue to remain high for horticulture crops, particularly for perishables. After a weak FY15 (-0.5 per cent YoY), vegetable production has continued to increase over the last three years and channel checks indicate that wastages (estimated to be 30-35 per cent of total production) have continued to decrease as there is increased awareness and use of better farming practices and post-harvest handling on average, leading to increased availability ...
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AI Express pilots decision to continue the flight dubious: Experts 14.10.2018 Sify Finance
/Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as an official investigation into the Air India Express' Trichy take-off incident has commenced, the aviation fraternity has cited the pilots' decision as "dubious" and "dangerous" to carry on with the flight even after traffic controllers advised him otherwise.
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<em>Tumbbad</em> Review: A fairytale for grown ups 12.10.2018 Rediff: Movies
'What seemed missing in Tumbbad was that screwiness, that kinkiness, which shades so many of our best parables,' observes Sreehari Nair.
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Tumbbad Review: A fairytale for grown ups 12.10.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'What seemed missing in Tumbbad was that screwiness, that kinkiness, which shades so many of our best parables,' observes Sreehari Nair.
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Cyclone Titli: `What to do before, during & after a Cyclone`, NDMA issues advisories and warnings 10.10.2018 Zee News : India National
Here's what you should do when the cyclone hits:
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No exodus from Gujarat, Congress spreading rumours: minister 10.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
No exodus from Gujarat, Congress spreading rumours: minister
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Gujarat extends invitation to Assam 10.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Gujarat extends invitation to Assam
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Why Ambedkar tied up with Owaisi 10.10.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The Congress wants to eat the cake, but does not want to share it.'
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Fuel under GST to affect states' revenue: Chief Ministers 6.10.2018 Sify Finance
Opposing the idea of bringing fuel products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), three Chief Ministers from different political parties on Saturday said it would have a negative impact on their revenue collection.
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Maharashtra fines MNCs, others Rs 1200 crore for supplying inferior BT cotton seeds 5.10.2018 Sify Finance
In a significant step, the Maharashtra agriculture department recently slapped notices of Rs 1,200 crore in fines and compensations on around 90 top global and Indian firms for allegedly hawking poor-quality bio-tech cotton seeds, officials said here.
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'Farmers don't believe Modi anymore' 4.10.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Modi came out with this huge announcement that he has given a historic price rise to farmers.''It was actually a fake price. He did not give the price mentioned in the BJP's election manifesto.''So, Modi gave an incomplete price rise and publicised it as if he has completed his job.'''This government has surely proved that it does not care about farmers in any way.'
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Amul shifts focus to dark chocolates to regain market share 3.10.2018 Rediff: Business
With launch of second plant in Gujarat, company gets ready to take on peers
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How Maharashtra farmers use smart phones to boost cotton yields 3.10.2018 Sify Finance
Forty-year-old cotton farmer Nivrutti Ghule feels more in control of his crops today. If he has to leave his village on urgent work, he doesnt have his earlier misgivings on whether the plants will be tended to properly in his absence. Now with a simple click of his android phone, he can feed in the time and duration he wants the cotton saplings to be watered, automatically activating his water pump.
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Operated farm area declines, shows agri census 2015-16 2.10.2018 Sify Finance
The operated farm area in the country -- both cultivated and partly cultivated -- has declined by 1.53 per cent to 157.14 million hectares (ha) in five years since 2010-11, shows the Agriculture Census for 2015-16 that was released on Monday.
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Milk processing sector needs value addition: Modi 1.10.2018 Sify Finance
, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there is a need for innovation and value addition in the milk processing sector.
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Text of PM’s speech at the inauguration of Amul's chocolate plant and other projects in Anand, Gujarat 30.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
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PM Inaugurates modern food processing facilities in Anand 30.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated modern food processing facilities, including Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant, at Anand today. He also visited the chocolate plant and was briefed on the various technologies used, and products being made there.
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