Government aims to make India a surplus country in terms of pulses production: Narendra Singh Tomar

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Inaugurating the UN World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that initiatives of the Government in increasing pulses production in the country yielded positive results and Government is committed to provide remunerative prices to farmers for the produce, a release by Press Information Bureau […]

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Dairy sector likely to attract Rs 60,000 crore over 5 years

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The country’s dairy sector hopes to see up to Rs 60,000 crore of new investment and creation of 10 million jobs in five years, in the wake of the Union Budget proposals, reports Business Standard. The finance minister had announced a target of doubling the annual milk processing capacity to 106 million tonnes, from the existing 53 million tonnes. […]

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Domestic non-basmati paddy prices rule firm over damage to crop last year

Amid the setback faced by the Indian basmati exporters over stalled shipments due to the ongoing US-Iran standoff, the prices of non-basmati paddy are holding firm and rising in some local markets after reports of crop damage following last year’s heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in major growing areas have surfaced, Business Standard reports. After the advisory by All India Rice […]

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Co-op sugar mills seek restructure of soft loans to factories in Maharashtra

The National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF) is seeking restructuring of the soft loans given to factories in past five years. The sugar industry is in deep financial distress and needs support, Prakash Naiknavare, managing director, NFCSF said to Financial Express. He also hinted at the possibility of the Centre raising the MSP of […]

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