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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Only 37 sugar mills get bank loans for ethanol production

A review meeting organised by the Standing Committee for Monitoring and Expediting Ethanol Production & Capacity has revealed that banks have disbursed loans to barely 37 mills for addition and expansion of distillery capacity for ethanol production, Financial Express reports. Originally, the Centre had received 417 applications from sugar mills across the country for ethanol […]

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Potato cluster notified under Agri Export Policy by APEDA

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Considering the potential of production of potatoes near Agra region in Uttar Pradesh, potato cluster has been notified under Agri Export Policy (AEP) of Government of India. For the development of clusters, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is organizing meetings in the notified clusters under the Agri Export Policy announced […]

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Kharif production likely to decline by 53% due to heavy post-monsoon showers: NBHC

The country’s kharif food production could be much lower than the Centre’s first advance estimate of a marginal fall. Heavy post-monsoon showers are a key reason. The production of coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane is expected to decline in the summer season of 2019-20 due to late monsoon and erratic and heavy rains […]

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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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