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Mahindra Univeg announces minority shareholding in MeraKisan

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:59:42 GMT

(image) Prashanth Patil, CEO-Designate of MeraKisan Pvt. Ltd. said, “It give me pride to be associated with a farmer-centric organisation like Mahindra Agri Solutions.

Indian sugar production estimate at 23.5 million metric tonne, down 6.5% year on year: Platts

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:25:31 GMT

(image) The largest sugar-producing state of Maharashtra has received 746.4 mm of cumulative rain, which is 12% above the LPA.

Government says its procurement helping pulses fetch better prices in mandis

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:41:26 GMT

(image) Government agencies such as NACMF, Food Corporation of India and Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium have started procurement of pulses.

ICAR to train 24 lakh agri-workers by 2022

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:16:27 GMT

(image) ICAR has been training farmers in such activities but not as per the Skill Development Ministry's standard of 200 hours coaching to provide a proper certificate.

Monsanto hits back at National Seed Association of India in row over seed patents

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:13:48 GMT

(image) Meanwhile, the MMBL spokesperson said: "These seed companies under NSAI are attempting to intentionally create an unfavourable environment which will deter R&D.

India likely to import 2 MT wheat to boost supplies

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:25:38 GMT

(image) About 6,00,000 tonnes of wheat has been imported from Australia, Ukrain, France and Russia, while another 4,00,000 to 5,00,000 tonnes is in the pipeline.

PM Narendra Modi dedicates 7 new plant species to nation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:09:33 GMT

(image) NEW DELHI: Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated seven new indigenously developed varieties of plants to the nation and interacted with farmers to mark the 75th anniversary of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)."No country would progress without the use of science and technology," Modi said at the Vigyan Bhawan here where the CSIR marked its 75th foundation day."Your (CSIR) contribution to the country in last 75 years increases our hopes from you. People would only expect from those who can deliever," he said.The Prime Minster also stressed upon mitigating the gaps between science and research to the industry and common user."Sometimes we do invention but the common man is kept away from those inventions. We need to abridge those gaps," he said.Interacting with the farmers from five states through video conferencing, the Prime Minster encouraged them to brand their products for better marketing.

West Bengal government gears up to showcase fish recipes during Puja

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:13:16 GMT

(image) The West Bengal fisheries department is all set to open its food stall “All fish” before the Pujas.

IP our cornerstone; innovation can help farmers, says Bayer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:50:59 GMT

(image) In India, Bayer offers GM technonly in Bt cotton. In seeds business, its focus in India is in vegetable seeds, but it does not see markets accepting GMOs.

Maharashtra sugar industry afraid, sugar mills bank accounts may become NPA

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:34:51 GMT

(image) The government is working hard to ensure that mills do not keep more than 37% of their stocks as on September 30 in order to keep prices stable.

India seeks BRICS' cooperation to meet shortfall of pulses

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:23:24 GMT

(image) This will offer business opportunities for other BRICS countries, which could be tapped through innovative models such as contract farming, leasing surplus land.

Maharashtra mulls new policy to push agriculture sector in state

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:44:24 GMT

(image) The national growth in the key sector, which employs a large number of people but whose share in GDP had been falling, stood at 3.2 per cent.

Kashmir crisis yielding indirect benefit for Bhutan’s Apple

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:46:13 GMT

(image) At Siliguri fruit wholesale market, veteran trader B. Burman said, “The rise in demand for Bhutan stock is indirect effect of shrunken supply from Kashmir region.

Kharif foodgrain output seen at record 135 MT, pulses up 57%

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:49:54 GMT

(image) According to the data, rice production is estimated at an all-time high 93.88 MT in the kharif season as against 91.31 MT in the last kharif.

'Buy power, help us pay cane farmers'

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:11:55 GMT

(image) The KERC, last month, fixed Rs 4.67 as the tariff payable for the short-term power the utilities bought from private generators, including sugar mills, for the period between Sep 2015 and May 2016.