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National Bamboo Mission 

 The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) was approved in April, 2018 for implementation till the end of 14th Finance Commission i.e. 2019-20. The scheme aims to  inter-alia supplement farm income of farmers with focus on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector linking growers with industry. The scheme is being implemented in non-forest Government land, farmers field in States ...

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Agri Export Zones 

The concept of Agri Export Zone (AEZ) was introduced in 2001, through EXIM Policy 1997-2001, to take a comprehensive look at a particular produce/product located in a contiguous area for the purpose of developing and sourcing the raw materials, their processing/packaging, leading to final exports. The concept hinged primarily on convergence of existing Central and State Government schemes to take ...

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cotton production and consumption in the country during the current crop year

The total cotton production and consumption in the country during the current crop year i.e. 2018-19 is not available. However, State-wise estimated production of cotton, as per the Third Advance Estimates for the year 2017-18, is as under:   State Production (in lakh bales of 170 kgs. each) Andhra Pradesh 20.38 Gujarat 126.37 Haryana 16.26 Karnataka 12.24 Madhya Pradesh 18.69 ...

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NAFED signs the debt settlement agreement with its eight lender banks 

National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) signed the Debt Settlement Agreement with its eight lender banks at its Headquarter, New Delhi. The One Time Settlement with the lender banks has been made at Rs. 478 Crore with the cash payment of Rs. 220 Crore and assignment of sale rights of one of its prime properties located at Lawrence ...

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Unveils Compendium of Investible Projects in Agriculture & Allied Sectors in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR, 6 March 2018: With Odisha being essentially an agrarian State and agriculture considered the lifeline of Odisha’s economy, the Odisha Government has decided to improve production and productivity with sustainable agricultural practices, raise farmers’ income by promoting efficient production technology, post-harvest solutions, value-addition and remunerative market options. “The State Government is committed to accelerating inclusive and a sustainable growth in the farm ...

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Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 632 Lakh Hactare 

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 2nd February 2018 stands at 632.34 lakh hectares as compared to 641.72 lakh hectare this time in 2017.           Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 300.70 lakh hectares, rice in 28.61 lakh hectares, pulses in 166.47 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 56.27 lakh hectares and area sown under ...

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India is the leading country in coconut production and productivity in the world: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the Coconut Development Board’s (CDB) major schemes are focusing on coconut production, productivity, processing for coconut products, value addition, marketing, and export promotion in Bihar. The Minister said this today on the occasion of the inauguration of the Farmers’ Training Centre cum Regional Office Building of Coconut ...

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Onions to be imported through Government agency

The meeting of Price Stabilization Fund Management Committee (PSFMC) headed by Secretary, Consumer Affairs, Avinash K Srivastava was held in New Delhi on 09.11.2017. In the meeting, decision was taken to import onions through Government Agency to augment the availability of onions in market to moderate prices. Further, it was also decided that NAFED and SFAC to procure 10,000 MT ...

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India is one of the oldest organic agricultural nations: Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh said India is one of the oldest organic agricultural nations of the world and a large part of the country still practices traditional organic farming. Singh said it at the inauguration of Organic World Congress 2017 at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida. The event, organized by International Federation of ...

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FDI in Agriculture

Foreign direct Investment (FDI) received in the agriculture sector during the last three years and the current year is given below: Sl. No. Year (Apr-Mar) FDI Equity in (Rs crore) 1 2014-15 365.31 2 2015-16 553.14 3 2016-17 515.49 4 2017-18 (Up to May, 2017) 354.77   S.S. Ahluwalia, the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, informed the ...

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