Maharashtra to look for options to augment income of state-owned APMCs

The Maharashtra government is looking at several options to generate alternate sources of revenue for Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) that may struggle to survive once the farm laws are fully implemented in the state.  A study committee has been formed to suggest ways and means to enhance revenues for market committees.  A circular issued […]

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India’s foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to a record 303.34 million tonnes: Agri Ministry

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to rise by 2 per cent in 2020-21 crop year to an all-time high of 303.34 million tonnes on better output of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals amid good monsoon rains last year, the agriculture ministry said. Crop year runs from July-June. In the 2019-20 crop year, the country’s […]

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Crop arrivals to mandis rise after Supreme Court stays the three farm laws

Arrivals of several crops in the organised mandis have picked up ever since the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three contentious farm laws on 12 January, 2021, according to official data on the Union agriculture ministry’s Agmarknet portal. Of the ten major kharif crops, mandis have seen increased arrivals in five crops – […]

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Millet’s miracle comes to fore in India, world’s largest rice supplier

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An actor and cardiologist, Bharat Reddy, has always believed that you only live once. Therefore, when he stumbled upon a group of farmers in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state’s Rameshwaram, who seemed to have boundless energy, he wanted to discover their secret of youthfulness. Every now and then, they would scrunch up what looked like […]

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India sanctions 134 food processing projects during the pandemic: Minister

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The Centre sanctioned 134 food processing projects across various states last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to the growth of the sector, Union Minister Rameswar Teli said. Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli participated in the fourth-edition of Emerging North East event on Friday in Guwahati. The event was […]

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