Finance Minister promises more credit for agriculture during the next fiscal in her Union Budget 2020 speech

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Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sithraman announced an agricultural credit target set to Rs 15 trillion for next fiscal in her budget speech. Rural development and Panchanyati Raj were allocated Rs 1.6 trillion by the minister. She listed 16 action points for ‘aspirational India’ in her speech. The state governments who are already implementing three model […]

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Goa High Court asks FSSAI to submit report on standards for natural formalin in fish

The Goa High Court has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to submit a report on specific standards regarding naturally-occurring formalin in fishes. The court has asked the apex food regulator to submit its report last month by November 28, 2019. According to reports, it has directed FSSAI’s executive officer to […]

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Global fish production seen rising 18 percent to 201 million tonnes by 2030, says FAO

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Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has levelled off and aquaculture’s previously explosive growth is now slowing, says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The latest edition of the agency’s The State […]

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Thailand becomes the most preferred spot for fishery trade, says USDA

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Thailand has become one of the world’s largest fishery exporters, with the industry generating about 20 percent of total food product exports, according to a latest report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Thailand’s strength in exporting can attributed to its ability to continuously initiate and organize product development and investment in processing technology. […]

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India becomes world’s largest fish producing country as output increases – minister

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India’s overall fish production has increased by about 19% in comparison to the last three years to make the country the biggest fish producing nation with a total output of 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17, farm minister Radha Mohan Singh said. Speaking at an event to mark the World Fisheries Day, Singh said inland fish […]

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