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Agriculture Minister of Bihar calls on Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Comments Off | 09-9-2014

Agriculture Minister of Bihar, Shri Narendra Singh today called on Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh and discussed long pending issue of setting up Central Agricultural University at Pusa in Bihar. Planning Commission had given in-principle approval in 2009 to set up this university. Both the Ministers discussed this issue at length in the

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Use of Bio-Technology in Agriculture can Yield Revolutionary Results – Agriculture Minister

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

There is an urgent need to change the traditional methods of agriculture so as to produce quality foodgrains, improve the quality of soil, fight the increasing threats of diseases in crops and counter scarcity of agricultural land because of increasing population.
Laying foundation stone of Indian Institute of Agricultural Bio-Technology at Garh Khatanga near Ranchi

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India and Bhutan to strengthen Cooperation in Agriculture and Allied Sectors

Comments Off | 08-8-2014

India and Bhutan agree to strengthen the strategic cooperation in the field of Agriculture & allied sectors between the two countries. An assurance was given by the Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh that utmost priority will be accorded by the Government of India to the various proposals which were discussed by the Prime Minister

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2 Agriculture Research Institutes in Jharkhand and Assam and Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund of Rs 100 Crores to be Setup

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

Government will establish two agriculture research institutions of excellence in Assam and Jharkhand with a initial sum of Rs 100 crore in the current financial year. The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley made this announcement while presenting his maiden budget in Lok Sabha today.
The Minister said that farming as an activity contributes nearly 1/6th

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Rs. 100 Crore for Development of Organic Farming and Rs. 1000 Crore for Development of Rail Connectivity in the North Eastern Region

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced some major initiatives for North Eastern States and the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana while presenting the General Budget for 2014-15 in Lok Sabha today. In his maiden budget speech FM Shri Jaitley said, Rs. 100 crore is being provided for development of organic farming in North

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“Agricultural Exports Increase by 5.1% in 2013-14, Marine Exports up by 45% Credit flow to agricultural sector exceeds target “

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

Agricultural exports (including marine) grew by 5.1% in 2013-14 over 2012-13 to US$ 37,292 million according to the Economic Survey 2013-14 released in New Delhi today. Exports of marine products alone increased by 44.8% over the same period.
Since the opening up of exports of rice in 2011, there has been a surge in its

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Agriculture sector: Challenges & Reforms Required

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

The Economic Survey 2013-14 released in New Delhi today has highlighted several challenges and reforms required in the agriculture sector. The Economic Survey states that as a concomitant of growth, the share of agriculture and allied sector in gross domestic product (GDP) declined to 15.2% during the Eleventh Plan and further to 13.9% in 2013-14

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NABARD and SFAC Ink Deal for Development of Small Farm Producers

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) in the presence of Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh here today.
The Minister appreciated the efforts of both institutions to work together to fulfil their mandates efficiently. The MoU was signed by

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“Centre Asks States to Chalk Out Plan to Check Price Rise States Ministers Conference on Price Control Measures Inaugurated “

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Inspite of record production of agricultural commodities, increase in prices of food items is matter of concern. It shows there is hoarding at some level. We have to take all steps to ensure availability of these commodities at reasonable prices. This was stated by Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitely while inaugurating State Food Ministers Conference

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India, the Netherlands to Strengthen Cooperation in Agriculture

Comments Off | 07-1-2014

The Dutch Ambassador to India, Mr. Alhponsus Stoelinga called on Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh here today to brief him about the current status of Indo Dutch Agriculture cooperation.
He informed the Minister about the developments in the areas of hi-tech agriculture, dairying, Post harvest management, including cold chain infrastructure.
The Dutch Ambassador

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