Institutional mechanism must for creating a robust agri-value chain management, says expert

India’s National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), said the country needs to build up an institutional mechanism both at the federal and state levels to utilise the funds allocated to the agriculture sector so that a robust and integrated agri-value chain can be created. Speaking at the FICCI webinar on ‘Positive Implications of Atmanirbhar Bharat Package on Agriculture Sector’,  “Atmanirbhar (Self-reliant) […]

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India asks state agency NAFED to start onion procurement for buffer stock

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The Centre has directed the National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) to commence procurement of 40,000-50,000 tonnes of summer onions towards the creation of buffer stock. According to Nanasaheb Patil, director of NAFED, the agency was given a target of procuring one lakh tonnes in January itself from Maharashtra and Gujarat. This year, […]

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Centre asks states to let corporates buy directly from farmers

The Centre has advised states to issue ad hoc direct marketing licences to corporates to purchase farmers’ produce directly at village levels, so that crowds at mandis are controlled in sync with the nationwide lockdown. The move will enable food processing firms to buy raw food items from small groups of farmers, bypassing intermediaries. Simultaneously, […]

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Government likely to announce two agriculture schemes in Union Budget 2020

The Centre is likely to announce two agriculture schemes during the upcoming Union Budget, as per an Economic Times report. One scheme will be related to crop diversification while the other will give financial help to form Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), according to the report. In the crop diversification scheme, the Centre is also likely […]

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Centre to offload 8.47 lakh tonne Pulses from buffer stock to boost supply, control prices

The government has decided to offload 8.47 lakh tonnes of pulses from its buffer stock and will sell foodgrains to states at market price to boost domestic availability and ensure stability in prices. The average prices of pulses are ruling at Rs 60-95 per kg in major cities, but maximum rate of urad is as […]

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India to facilitate onion imports for quick supply as domestic prices rise

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The Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) through an inter-ministerial committee has again reviewed the prices and availability of onions. During the meeting it was informed by officials that supply disruptions are mainly due to rain and two cyclones and it is expected to improve in the coming days. With supplies running short and onion prices […]

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