Farmers’ organization distributes seeds to conduct trials of genetically modified (GM) brinjal in Maharashtra

Maharashtra farmers’ body Shetkari Sanghatana announced that it had begun an agitation so that farmers could sow genetically modified (GM) seeds in various parts of Maharashtra. The Sanghatana has also announced that it has distributed seeds of GM brinjal among farmers in Akola. Lalit Bahal, farmer and activist of the Sanghatana, in a small ceremony […]

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India’s Ministry of Agriculture distributes 1.78 lakh tonnes of pulses to 13.4 crore beneficiaries in States/UTs under PM-GKY

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has distributed Rs.19,350.84 crore worth of food grains to 9.67 crore farmers during lockdown period under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, says a Press Information Bureau press release. “Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24.3.2020 till date, 9.67 crore farmers have […]

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India’s wheat production set to surpass rice output for the first time

India’s wheat production is set to surpass the rice output for the first time this year, according to the feedback the Centre has received from the states. The food ministry has been informed by wheat-growing states that production of the rabi-grown cereal may be 118.41 million tonnes, 11.5 per cent higher than the estimate of […]

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India procures 1.34 lakh tonnes of pulses, 30,000 tonne oilseeds in ongoing marketing season so far

The government has so far purchased around 1.34 lakh tonnes of pulses and nearly 30,000 tonnes of oilseeds from farmers worth Rs 785 crore during the ongoing marketing season of rabi (winter) crops. State-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) and cooperative NAFED procured pulses and oilseeds at the minimum support price (MSP), on behalf of […]

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Agriculture mandis across India are setting up their own protocols to combat COVID-19

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Maharashtra The Vashi APMC near Mumbai has been asked to submit a revival plan by the state government. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) at Wardha is planning to open trading for food grains on Friday. It is open for farmers, traders, mathadis and arhatiyas (agents), but arrivals have remained dramatically lower now than in […]

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