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Honey FPOs will help in achieving the goal of increasing income of small farmers – Narendra Singh Tomar

The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on 26th November 2020. The inauguration programme was hosted online and attended by the new Honey FPOs, farmers and FPOs from various parts of the country. Inaugurating the programme, the Minister stated that “Beekeeping ...

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Indian scientists develop energy efficient smart screens from discarded groundnut shells

Indian scientists have developed an eco-friendly smart screen from groundnut shells that could help not only in preserving privacy but also in energy conservation by controlling light and heat passing through it and reducing air conditioning load. A group of researchers led by Prof. S. Krishna Prasad, along with Dr Shankar Rao of the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences ...

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Irrigated Land in the Country

As per the Land Use Statistics, the state wise details of net irrigated area in the country from 2013-14 to 2015-16 (latest available), is at Annexure-I. Programmes pertaining to irrigation of agricultural land are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the State Governments themselves as per their own resources and priorities. To supplement their efforts and to encourage sustainable development and ...

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Exports of agricultural commodities during March to June 2020 increased by 23.24% compared to corresponding period in 2019

Self-reliant agriculture is critical for the goal of an Atmanirbhar Bharat. For this, agricultural export is extremely important as besides earning precious foreign exchange for the country, the exports help farmers/producers/exporters to take advantage of wider international market and increase their income. Exports have also resulted in increased production in agriculture sector by increasing area coverage and productivity. As per ...

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India ranks first in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming; Major organic exports from India are flax seeds, sesame, soybean, tea, medicinal plants, rice and pulses

The growth story of organic farming is unfolding with increasing demand not only in India but also globally. In a world battered by the COVID pandemic, the demand for healthy and safe food is already showing an upward trend and hence this is an opportune moment to be captured for a win-win situation for our farmers, consumers and the environment. ...

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Government of India encouraging start-ups in the field of agriculture for enhancing income of farmers and providing employment opportunities to youth – Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister 

Agriculture Ministry is funding start-ups under the innovation and agripreneurship component of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana In the first phase, 112 startups in the area of agro processing, food technology and value addition will be funded for a sum of Rs. 1185.90 lakhs The Union Government accords very high priority to the agriculture sector. In order to contribute directly and ...

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Production and Export of Mangoes 

The details of India’s exports of mangoes during the last three years and the current year are as under: Quantity (in MT); Value (in Million USD)   ITCHS   COMMODITY DESCRIPTION 2015-16 2106-17 2017-18 2018-19 (UPTO Nov-18)* Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value 08045020 MANGOES FRESH 36779.26 50.10 52761.00 66.46 49671.32 59.45 43063.70 53.80 08045030 MANGOES SLICED DRIED ...

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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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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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