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Rains may up wheat output by 10% in 2020 29.1.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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R-Day passes off peacefully in Kashmir 26.1.2020 Rediff: News
The 71st Republic Day was celebrated in Kashmir amidst tight security. Lieutenant Governor's advisor presided over the main function. However most mainstream politicians stayed away.
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For India’s ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ plan to succeed, it must overcome three key obstacles 26.1.2020 Scroll.in
Inter-state migrants cannot be beneficiaries of the public distribution system. The scheme seeks to correct this.
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Basmati of MP 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Since many years the issue of giving GI Tag to Basmati variety of rice in Madhya Pradesh is pending with the Central Government Agriculture and Processed Food Production Export Development Authority (APDA). It is essential to make the basmati produced in Madhya Pradesh an export item. The three basmati producing states Punjab, Haryana and Delhi are opposing GI Tag status to Madhya Pradesh. In the State Budget the State Government declared its decision to secure branding and marketing of many products of the State like Zari Batua (Purse) of Bhopal, Bati Churma of Malwa, Gajak of Morena, Paida of Bhind, Chirangi barfi of Sagar, Mawa-Jalabi of Bundelkhand, Sarees of Maheshwar and Chanderi, Bagha Print cloth of Dhar, Sev of Ratlam and brass utensil of Chhattarpur-Tikamgarh by the marketing and branding export of these item in home and foreign markets. Madhya Pradesh Basmati Rice is already an export variety but other states are unnecessarily causing the hindrance and preventing GI Tag to Madhya Pradesh to ...
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Gap and Wait for Rains 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In Madhya Pradesh and north-west India there are lull in monsoon rains and farmers are eagerly awaiting for it to save their already delayed crops conditions. Presently it is erratic monsoon. It is raining very heavily in Bihar and Assam causing devastating. About 40 lakh people are displaced and thousands hectares crops are ruined. In Madhya Pradesh there is long gap after initial monsoon rains. The farmers hurriedly completed the sowing. There were virtually no monsoon rains throughout the country and that hampered the agricultural operation to a forced halt. The delayed monsoon by a fortnight also delayed the sowing. But now it is added misery that there is long gap in further rains. The increasing heat will dry up the sprouting in the field. If it rains after that then the farmers will have go for another sowing or if it is delayed too much the farmers will keep the fields vacant. The weather office forecast is also very alarming.  The turf line of monsoon has moved towards the lower reaches of ...
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Bonus for Wheat 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Chief Minister Mr.Kamal Nath Cabinet has given more incentives to farmers by taking a decision to give Rs.160 per quintal more on wheat over and above the Central Government minimum support procurement price. The last Government of Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid Rs.100 per quintal more on wheat minimum support price. But his gesture created a serious difficulty for his Government. The farmers of neighbouring states the Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra brought their wheat stock to Madhya Pradesh as in their states there was no payment of bonus. They sold it through the local farmers and bribery at the purchasing centre to get the benefit of the bonus. This created financial difficulty for the Madhya Pradesh Government. Moreover the NABARD and the FCI, the Central Government procurement agencies objected to Bonus practice of Madhya Pradesh. The Central agencies procured the wheat first and after their full quota the State procurement started. The farmers were not selling ...
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Monsoon Arrives 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The monsoon has arrived in India from its entry state Kerala four days earlier on May 28. The schedule date is June 1. The monsoon has two branches - one from Bay of Bengal known as South-Eastern Monsoon and another from the Arabian Sea known as South-Western Monsoon that arrives first from the Keala and moves upto the Western states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and enter into Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and moves towards Delhi. The Bay of Bengal branch rains in Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Chhattisgarh, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and reaches Delhi. It is a very interesting feature of Indian monsoon that its both Eastern and Western branches unite and become one branch over the national capital Delhi and moves upwards Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmri and mighty and lengthy Himalayan range to check the monsoon clouds to remain in India and pour it down here. It is geographically presumed that had there not been Himalaya, the India ...
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Mighty Storms 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Mighty high speed dust storms hit across the North-India covering 12 states with core hit in the Uttar Pradesh. It were blowing upto the speed 120 to 130 kilometer per hour. The mango crop in Uttar Pradesh suffered very heavy losses in dropping of fruits, which where about to be picked out. According to the weather office the western disturbances are the main cause and it was combined with three rare weather systems. The western disturbances was created over Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana generating thunder clouds and reached upto Uttar Pradesh and in the Bihar. Here it was combined with moisture coming over from the Bay of Bengal and created high temperature. It created strong force and hitting power in the high speed winds. The western disturbances always occurred at the height of 1500 meter above the ground and when combines with moisture from upcoming water in steam form from the ground water resources the clouds are formed and summer rains occur. The North India is reeling under the heat above 40 ...
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Wheat Stocks Damaged 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Despite Government claims of adequate arrangement for wheat procurement on minimum support price in a first unseasonal rains in mid-April quintals of wheat stock at the purchasing centre and standing crop in field badly damaged. When every thing is ready such natural calamity rain the farmers with deep stock to them. In Bhopal district 900 quintal of wheat was damaged in rains. Like cricket match the second rains washed off standing crops in thousands of hectare of land in northern India. After the unseasonal and suddenly very heavy snowfall in Kashmir and Himachal the weather office well in time warned the Centre and State Governments of unseasonal rains right from Kashmir to Karnataka in a particular belt covering many states. It is quite evidents it has caused deep distress to farmers and Government and purchasing centres. But it is also clear the Government failed to take timely remedical actions despite getting advance information from the weather office of coming unseasonal rains. The April ...
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Shivraj Model of Procurement 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Central Government has almost prepared a third model of food procurement on the minimum support price. A central committee under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Mr.Rajnath Singh comprising concerned ministers formulating third model for the foodgrain procurement. It has taken into considerations the shortcomings in the earlier two models to remove it and make further improvement in the system. For the third model the ‘Bhavantar’ Yojna of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan itself is a model for it. It will be very apt and appropriate if the third model of procurement is named as Shivraj model of procurement. His ‘Bhavantar’ yojna is his personal vision that become instant hil all over India. Many ministers of other states rushed to Madhya Pradesh to study the ‘Bhavantar’ yojna and were so impressed that they decided to implement in their respective states. Now the Central Government itself approved and adopted it. Mr.Chouhan himself a farmer understands the farming and ...
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State Basmati Rice 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Strangely despite being Basmati Rice the Madhya Pradesh produced basmati rice in denied GI Tag of it being Basmati by the GI Registry on the basis of date provided by the APEDA. Consequently unless the state produced Basmati is given the GI Tag it cannot be called Basmati. The Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan is trying his best to secure GI Tag for state Basmati rice. He is still lobbying for it at Delhi. He met the Union Commerce Minister Mr.Suresh Prabhu, Union Home Minister Mr.Rajnath Singh and Member Lok Sabha from Vidisha and Foreign Minister Mrs.Sushma Swaraj. He pointed out that Basmati rice is being produced in 13 district of the Madhya Pradesh since last 105 years. About 80 thousand farmers are connected to basmati farming. It’s export amount to 3,000 crores rupees and recognized at all the standard. With no GI Tag the state basmati will not get fair market price. The claim of Madhya Pradesh for GI Tag is also very sound on agro climatic conditions in the areas of its cultivations.
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MP is Wheat State 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Long back the Madhya Pradesh has earned the title of being “Soya State” of India for highest production of soyabean in the state. Now Madhya Pradesh has earned the another title of being “Wheat State” of India for unprecedented increase of wheat production in the State. Some years back it was in 4th position in wheat production. The third was Uttar Pradesh, second Haryana and first was Punjab, now Madhya Pradesh is number one.The Madhya Pradesh is getting Central Government’s prestigious Krishi Karman Award for rapid and constant increase in wheat production for the last five years successively from the year 2011-12. For the fifth year in 2015-16 the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi presented this Krishi Award to the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan with a citation and cash award of Rs.2 crores. In the year 2004-05 the wheat production of the state was 74 lakh metric tonnes and now in 2016-17 it has gone upto 220 lakh metric tonnes. The wheat productivity per hectares have increased from 19 ...
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State Economy 25.1.2020 Central Chronicle
According to the Annual Economic Survey of Madhya Pradesh for the year 2018-19 per capita income rose Rs.90,998 as compared to Rs.82,941 in 2017-18. Despite an increase of 9.71 per cent it remained much behind the All India average of Rs.1,26 lakh. In many fields the Madhya Pradesh is behind the other states. The national average of people living below the poverty line is 21.92 per cent but in Madhya Pradesh it is at high rate at 31.62 per cent. The infant death rate in the state is 47 per thousand which highest of India. The national average is 33 per thousand. The death of women at delivery in the state is 173 per lakh while the national average 130 death. The 52.4 per cent women in the state are suffering from anemia. In agriculture the state received National Krishi Karman Award for many years in continuation. The food production increased by four per cent. The state is having almost all the crops as bumper crops. But the wages of agricultural labourers are lowest in India at 210 rupees. The state ...
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Union Budget 2018 -19 25.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Union Budget 2018 -19 Highlights  Education and health cess to be increased from 3 per cent to 4 per cent  Standard deduction of Rs 40,000 introduced in lieu of transport and medical reimbursements for salaried employees  All senior citizens can claim benefit of reduction Rs 50,000 year for any general health expenditure and health insurance premium  Exemption of interest income on bank deposits raised to Rs 50,000 for senior citizens  Long-term capital gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh to be taxed at 10 per cent  Electronic IT assessment will be rolled out across the country, leading to greater efficiency and transparency  No change in personal income tax rates for salaried class  Tax buoyancy more than expected, thanks to greater compliance  Demonetisation was received by honest tax-payers as ‘Imaandari ka Utsav’  Measures on rationalising long-term capital gains  Companies with turnover of upto Rs 250 crore to be taxed at 25 per cent  Government has identified 372 specific business reform actions to improve ...
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Amid Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie 25.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi/Ahmedabad India-Israel relations got a major boost on Wednesday as opening new vistas both the Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his ‘friend’ Benjamin Netanyahu expressed optimism of developing future technologies jointly by forging entrepreneurial alliances. Both the leaders also inaugurated a newly-built campus of International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) near Ahmedabad. Addressing a gathering at Vadrad in Sabarkantha district, Prime Minister Modi underlined that modern science can play a major game changer role and help develop agriculture even in water-starved landscapes like Israel and Gujarat. “It is a myth to consider that you need abundant water to ensure farm growth and boost production. Israel has proved that every droplet counts. Emphasis should be on making optimum use of water,” Prime Minister said after visiting the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables here alongside Israeli Prime Minister. Mr Netanyahu once again displayed strong warmth in ...
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Netanyahu 25.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu with his wife Ms Sara and 130 members delegation arrived in India on a 6-day visit. Nine defence, agriculture, trade, cyber crime, Indian investment in Israeli oil and gas sector, Israeli technical cooperation in renewable energy, civil aviation, space and industrial research, mutual investment in each other column were signed. In the defence sector the Rs. 430 crore barak missile agreement is of great importance under make in India policy India offers ample opportunity to Israel to set up defence manufacturing units in India. Mr Modi and Mr Netanyahu are personal friends. Mr Modi waiving protocol received him at the Airport. Besides Delhi Mr Netanyahu will visit Ahmedabad and Mumbai also. Israel has made miraculous research and development in the field of agriculture and defence. Since the inception of Israel in 1948 Arab nations were hostile to it. On every Arab attack the Israel retaliated with much more big hit back. It once defected 6 Arab ...
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New high in India-Israel ties 25.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Nine MoUs signed Agencies, New Delhi In a big push to their bilateral ties, India and Israel on Monday held wide-ranging discussions, resulting in inking of nine MoUs, focussing on defence, agriculture and cyber security. On the second day of Israeli Prime Minister Nenjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India, the two sides held wide-ranging delegation level talks here. The Indian side was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with senior ministers and top Ministry of External Affairs officials. While in his statement Mr Modi said he shares impatience of his Israeli counterpart to achieve results, Mr Netanyahu , in turn described Mr Modi as a revolutionary leader. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said he would have a chance to be with Israeli PM in his home state Gujarat day after. ‘There, we will have another opportunity to see the fulfillment of the promise, which our mutual cooperation holds in diverse areas such as agriculture, technology, and innovation,’ he tweeted. ‘In Prime Minister Netanyahu , I ...
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Training programme kick starts 24.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Training programme kick starts
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Caught on CCTV: Noida policeman steals packets of milk from a supply shop 23.1.2020 Scroll.in
The theft took place in early hours of January 19.
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CAA: Women being pushed to protest, they don’t know what amended law is about, says Adityanath 22.1.2020 Scroll.in
At a rally in Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader said shouting ‘azadi’ slogans amounted to sedition.
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