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Cooperatives should explore new areas to double farm income, says PM Narendra Modi

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After Rajasthan, farmers plan rally in Haryana

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Cong woos farmers with farm loan waiver promise

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1 paisa loan waiver a cruel joke: farmer

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What ails rural Rajasthan
After Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, farmers from Rajasthan came out on the streets demanding loan waiver and implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report. Protesting against government policies and demanding their share in the country’s development, which they argue have been denied to them, the farmers have shown unity across caste and class lines. However, it is not merely the farm-related economic anxieties that explain this massive farmer’s mobilisation   Read More ...
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Cooperatives should explore new areas to double farm income, says PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked cooperatives to venture into new business areas like beekeeping and seaweed farming to help farmers double their income by 2022 and boost the rural economy. Modi also emphasised that the ‘cooperative spirit’ should be kept alive and strengthened. Addressing the birth centenary of Maharashtra-based cooperative leader Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar, the Prime Minister said: “It is natural for the cooperative sector to grow and shine in India   Read More ...
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Raju Shetti opposes area development tax on sugarcane farmers
Farmers’ leader and MP Raju Shetti today opposed the Maharashtra government’s decision to impose Rs 50 area development tax or three per cent of the total purchase price per tonne of sugarcane from farmers. The decision to collect the tax was taken at a meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here yesterday. “Earlier, the sugarcane purchase tax used to be five per cent on the purchase of per tonne of sugarcane   Read More ...
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Saving paddy crop amid deficient rain hits groundwater table in Punjab
Deficient rainfall in almost a dozen out of Punjab’s 22 districts has led to over-exploitation of ground water to irrigate paddy fields in the state. Groundwater had to be used extensively to save paddy crop on nearly 25 lakh hectares out of total 29 lakh hectares of area under the ‘rice crop varieties’ in state this year. This area is divided into total 141 agricultural blocks in the state, out of which 102 agricultural blocks fall under the ‘Dark Zone’   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North India |  Chandigarh |  Punjab | 
CM Captain Amarinder Singh counters oppn with data on farmer suicides
PUNJAB CHIEF Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Monday cited official data to rubbish the opposition’s claims that suicide by farmers in the state had doubled since his government announced farm loan waiver and assured that the notification to formally implement the waiver would be issued shortly. In a statement on Monday, the CM, while quoting the data available with the state, said a total of 997 farmer suicides had been reported from March 2007 to March 2017, when the SAD-BJP regime was in power   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North India |  Chandigarh |  Punjab | 
After Rajasthan, farmers plan rally in Haryana
THE ALL India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), which led a stir of peasants in Rajasthan recently, has now announced a farmers’ rally at Hisar in Haryana on October 3. AIKS chief Amra Ram, a former CPM legislator from Rajasthan, announced this at a press conference at Hisar Tuesday in connection with forthcoming three-day national conference of the sabha, scheduled from October 3   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North India |  Chandigarh |  Haryana |  Hisar | 
On the move: Kazak herdsmen head to winter pastures
Kazak herdsmen move their cows, sheep, horses, camels and other livestock to winter pastures in Fuyun county, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Sept 18, 2017. It is a tradition for these pastoralists to migrate from summer pastures to winter ones with their animals and belongings in September. The migration will give herdsmen and their livestock time to settle down before cold front and snowfall sets in   Read More ...
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Herd of wild boars spotted at Pasir Ris Dr 3
Stomper Marshall was shocked to see a herd of wild boars roaming outside a fish farm at Pasir Ris Drive 3 on Sep 13. He was taking photos at the fish farm when he heard some strange sounds. When he turned around he saw at least 10 wild boars. "They were very big, I think they were all adult boars," said Marshall   Read More ...
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Farmers seek more water in irrigation canals
While the Public Works Department (PWD) has been releasing water in the irrigation canals, taking advantage of the release of 10,000 cusecs of water from the Mettur dam in view of the Cauvery Maha Pushkaram festival, farmers in the district have called upon the department to sustain the release to ensure it reached the tail-end areas of the canals. About 10,000 cusecs of water was released from the Mettur dam for about three days from September 13 in view of the Maha Pushkaram celebration   Read More ...
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Aralam farm exploringtie-up with agencies
Aralam Farming Corporation (Kerala) Ltd. (AFCL) is exploring possibilities for tie-ups with government agencies to utilise the fertile land of 3,500-acre of its farmland at Aralam here for earning revenue to overcome the prevailing financial crisis and to develop the farm’s capacities for revenue generation. “The farm has high potential for development, including development of nurseries especially that of cashew, as the farm has mother plants of high quality cashew nuts,” said AFCL managing director K   Read More ...
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Cooperatives should explore new areas to double farm income, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked cooperatives to venture into new business areas like beekeeping and seaweed farming to help farmers double their income by 2022 and boost the rural economy. Mr. Modi also emphasised that the ‘cooperative spirit’ should be kept alive and strengthened. Addressing the birth centenary of Maharashtra-based cooperative leader Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar, the Prime Minister said: “It is natural for the cooperative sector to grow and shine in India   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Farmers demand reopening of Kovur sugar factory
The sugarcane farmers spread over nearly 14 mandals in Nellore district here have now become increasingly agitated over the Kovur cooperative sugar factory near here remaining closed for over two years and giving rise to many ‘uncalled-for speculation’ over its future. Nearly 5,000 farmers are cultivating sugarcane in over 10,000 acres spread over Kovur, Buchireddypalem, Indukuripeta, Kodavaluru, Vidavaluru, TP Gudur, Venkatachalam, Sangam and other mandals   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Farms warned to go green or close down
Farms failing to meet environmental requirements will be closed and fewer chemicals will be used in Shanghai's agricultural production. These are part of the city's endeavors to promote the construction of a green and modern urban agriculture. Quality is the name of the game. "Shanghai's agricultural development is more about its ecological function, and compared with quantity, we should focus more on quality," Zhang Guokun, director of the city's agricultural commission, said yesterday   Read More ...
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Pallippad on a tree-planting drive
The Pallippad grama panchayat has initiated a programme to expand its green cover under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The programme envisages planting of about 18,000 trees in the panchayat. The plants, being raised locally, are distributed through Kudumbasree. Fruit trees such as mango, jackfruit and medicinal plants are planted by the side of roads and public places   Read More ...
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Cong woos farmers with farm loan waiver promise
Party state prez says agricultural output dipped despite BJP's lofty claims Accusing the BJP government of failing to provide the right prices to farmers for their produce, the Congress on Tuesday announced that it would waive off loans for the farmers if the party is elected to power in the upcoming assembly elections. Addressing the media, Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki said the farming activity has taken a huge hit in the state in the last 10 years   Read More ...
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1 paisa loan waiver a cruel joke: farmer
Chiddi Sharma, a farmer in Ading village of Mathura, has received 1 paisa or ₹00.01 as part of the U.P. government’s flagship crop loan waiver scheme, which promises a relief of up to ₹1 lakh to the 86 lakh farmers in the State. Mr. Sharma, one of the many farmers who have been given waivers of minuscule amounts, says his is the “cruellest joke” as no one in the State has been paid 1 paise as relief for losses running into lakhs   Read More ...
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Rajasthan BJP to organise farmers’ meet
After a 13-day-long farmers’ agitation in the Shekhawati region forced the Rajasthan government to agree to loan waiver earlier this month, the ruling BJP has decided to hold a series of ‘kisan chaupals’ across the State to highlight the government’s works and schemes for the farming community. The BJP government had agreed last week to waive crop loans up to ₹50,000 and appointed a committee to study the procedure adopted in other States for its replication here   Read More ...
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'Is This A Joke?' Uttar Pradesh Farmer Gets Loan Waiver Of 1 Paisa |
When this farmer from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district received a certificate waiving one paisa of his outstanding farm loan of over Rs. 1.5 lakh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's much-hyped farmer loan waiver scheme, he didn't know whether to laugh or cry.   Read More ...
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More farmers opt for crop insurance
A total of 2,259 farmers in the district, who were raising different agriculture crops during the ongoing kharif season have now opted for crop insurance cover under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. Of them 2,199 have not taken any loan. “It is heartening that such a large number of farmers who have not opted for crop loans have voluntarily come forward to take up insurance cover   Read More ...
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'Is This A Joke?' Uttar Pradesh Farmer Gets Loan Waiver Of 1 Paisa
Mathura: When this farmer from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district received a certificate waiving one paisa of his outstanding farm loan of over Rs 1.5 lakh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's much-hyped f armer loan waiver scheme, he didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Chiddhi, who owns a few bighas of land, said he had taken a crop loan of Rs 1   Read More ...
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China enters autumn harvest season
Major grain-supplying provinces in China have entered harvest season. In Heilongjiang, part of the northeastern region known as "China's granary" for its highly productive black soil, farmers have begun harvesting crops from 2.9 million hectares of fields. Local authorities said they began encouraging farmers to prepare for the autumn harvest last week. Shao Kai, a local farmer, is busy harvesting paddy rice on more than 33 hectares of fields   Read More ...
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Concern at accidents involving spotted deer
Alleging that death of spotted deer due to accidents near Sivarakottai has increased in recent months, a section of farmers petitioned Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao on Monday demanding measures to safeguard wildlife and agriculture. M. Ramalingam, president, Madurai District Farmers’ Welfare Association and a resident of Sivarakottai, said 20 spotted deer were killed on road and rail tracks in the past two months alone   Read More ...
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Tata plans to restructure north-east tea plantations
Its demerged plantation business in Assam and West Bengal is in dire stress The Tatas are looking at restructuring the loss-making tea plantation operations of the group located in Assam and West Bengal. The move comes at a time when tea growing is turning highly risky and largely money-losing proposition. It is also in line with the overall strategy of Tata group head N Chandrasekaran of turning all of the Tata empire lean and profitable   Read More ...
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The world's least likely Girl Guides
Sham thinks I should learn to milk a cow. Her new enthusiasm for farming bursts forth over a Skype call between London and Damascus, along with a loud and confident laugh. She has been to visit a farm with her local Girl Guide group in Syria. From Damascus and Hama to Aleppo and the seaside city of Latakia, through six years of war in which hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives and more than 12 million have been forced from their homes, the Girl Guides have continued   Read More ...
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Cargill Expands Thailand-based Animal Nutrition Business
THAILAND - Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand. The feed mill, established in 1996 through a joint venture between Sri Thai Foods and Beverages Co. Ltd. and Thai-Denmark Swine Breeding Co. Ltd., produces poultry and swine feed. Through the acquisition, the plant will now produce poultry and swine feed for Cargill’s customers based in Thailand   Read More ...
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HK Bans Poultry Meat, Egg Imports from Italian Province
HONG KONG - The food safety authority of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy. In view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the Province of Padua in Italy, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the HKSAR government's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs, from the province, the CFS said   Read More ...
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Bangladesh sets aside rift with Myanmar to ease rice shortage
DHAKA: Bangladesh is to buy rice from Myanmar, putting aside worsening relations over the Rohingya refugee crisis as the government races to overcome a shortage of the country's staple food. Normally the world's fourth biggest rice producer, Bangladesh has become a major importer this year after floods hit its crops, sending domestic rice prices to record highs. The government has already secured deals to buy rice from Vietnam and Cambodia as domestic stocks diminished   Read More ...
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‘Govt. indebted to farmers, not the other way round’
Leaders of farmers’ associations and social activists, who were in the city as part of a nationwide Kisan Mukti Yatra, demanded that the NDA government implement the recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers headed by M.S. Swaminathan, and Ramesh Chand Committee on the revamping of Minimum Support Price without further delay to prevent the agriculture sector from going deep into the red   Read More ...
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PM Modi urges farmers to usher in ‘sweet’, ‘blue’ revolution
“After green and white revolution, now it is time for blue revolution and sweet revolution,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a conference of cooperatives at Amreli in Saurashtra on Sunday. Modi, who is celebrating his 67th birthday, urged farmers to take on honey bee farming and optimising the use of waterways for transportation. Listing different initiative for farmers, Modi said, “These two revolutions have the potential to transform the lives of people of Saurashtra,” Speaking at the inauguration of the new Amreli Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) building in the city, the Prime Minister stressed on the potential of blue revolution saying that Gujarat has the largest coastline in the country and the Saurashtra region can benefit immensely from water-based transport   Read More ...
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Farmers fret over missing banana crop - Nation
ALOR GAJAH: Farmers in Air Paabas here have been going bananas over their missing crop since the beginning of this year. Fully ripened pisang tanduk (rhino horn banana), pisang sipah (saba banana) and pisang nangka (jackfruit banana) have been stolen from smallholders, causing them to lose hundreds of ringgit every month, the farmers said. Johari Kassim, 70, said he incurred losses of almost RM360 in August when thieves stole his crop   Read More ...
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Sukhpal Singh Khaira gives financial aid to kin of farmers who committed suicide
WHILE REMINDING the Congress and particularly Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, about its biggest pre-poll promise – total loan waiver – for the farmers of Punjab, leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira Saturday provided monetary help to the families of farmers who committed suicide because of farm debt. Under two programmes of AAP, seven families were given Rs 50,000 each as one-time benefit and 20 families were adopted for monthly pension of Rs 2,500 for the next five years   Read More ...
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Small farmers to gain fromintegrated fish farming
Genetically Improved Farm Tilapia (GIFT), a fish variety adaptable to shallow water bodies and limited oxygen environment, is emerging as a feasible option for lowland farmers in the State looking to supplement their income from agriculture. The fish is one of the key components of the coconut-based integrated farming system developed by the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) and approved by the Department of Agriculture for popularisation among lowland farmers in the State   Read More ...
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Tags: Farmers |  Farms |  Fish farming |  Small-Scale Farmers |  Fish | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
South Gujarat farmers oppose bullet train
Fear acquisition of agricultural land, say no transparency in project Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project here on Thursday, farmers in south Gujarat came out in protest fearing acquisition of agricultural land. They cited lack of planning in the project, non-involvement of stakeholders and violation of democratic and human rights as reasons for opposing it   Read More ...
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Ryots’ meet for Central policy on debt relief
A Central policy for providing relief to debt-ridden farmers on a permanent basis will be the primary demand of the national level farmers convention, ‘Raithanga Samara Bheri,’(farmers’ battle bugle) to be held here on Sunday, former Agriculture Minister Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao, has said. Addressing the media here on Friday, Mr. Rao who is also the chairman of the Raithanga Rakshana Vedika organising the convention, said the conference would highlight the aspirations of the farmers including creation of a permanent farm loan relief commission on the lines of the one in Kerala and guarantee of remunerative rates for their produce   Read More ...
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4 new paddy varieties for State
The farmers in the State will get four more varieties of paddy for cultivation, Minister for Agriculture V.S. Sunil Kumar has said. Inaugurating a new building complex at Kerala Agriculture University’s Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) at Kumarakom, the Minister said that the lost glory of farm sector, which fed the entire population of the region, had to be regained. However, such objectives were becoming more complex in the face of challenges like global warming and climate change   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India | 
Farmers should be encouraged to diversify: Radha Mohan Singh
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said farmers should be encouraged to diversify so as to increase their income. “In an effort to boost the agriculture sector, the government has set an ambitious goal to double farmers’ income by 2022. It has unveiled strategies ranging from irrigation to crop insurance. This will require new approaches and innovations, as well as increasing collaboration between the private sector and other stakeholders,” Singh said   Read More ...
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Ryots’ panels will empower farmers: Harish Rao
Constitution of Rythu Samanvaya Samithi (RSS) is aimed at empowering farmers and inculcating the habit of questioning among them, said Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao. Participating in an awareness programme held here on Thursday, Mr. Harish Rao said that revenue records would be examined by revenue and agriculture officers from Friday and it must be completed before the end of December   Read More ...
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For First Time, Small Tea Growers In Assam To Get Land Rights
Guwahati: Thousands of small tea growers in Assam will be given land rights for the first time in an attempt to boost production and generate employment, the state government said. “We are committed to providing land rights to an estimated 78,286 small tea growers in the first phase and eventually we hope to grant land rights to all the growers in the next five years,” Assam Labour Minister Pallab Lochan Das told the Thomson Reuters Foundation   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Assam | 
Ahmad Shabery: We should grow more corn for animal feed
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Malaysia needs to grow its own maize for use as animal feed, which can save billions of ringgit that are spent on importing it. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the country imported about three million tonnes of maize from Argentina annually, valued at RM3.2bil. He said although the country started maize plantations in Johor, Kedah and Terengganu last year, the 1,000ha of maize farms were insufficient to meet local demand   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia | 
Pig protest in southern Russia blocks road leading to Kazakhstan
Authorities in southwest Russia filed charges against a group of pig farmers for an unsanctioned rally that blocked a highway leading to neighboring Kazakhstan, the Orenburg regional Interior Ministry branch told the state-run RIA news agency. Around 100 protesters disbanded after authorities explained that they could face 10,000 ruble ($170) fines, RIA reported. Two tractor drivers also face charges blocking traffic and driving without a license   Read More ...
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