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  • Ethanol is a bad choice to run cars in India

    Sugar factories across the country are not able to make payment of the sugarcane purchased from the farmers. Farmers are suffering. The sugar factories are in trouble because the price of sugarcane has been fixed high by the Government. This has led to farmers producing huge amounts of sugarcane and to huge production of sugar. But the consumption in the country is less. The production in the coming year is expected to

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    15th finance commission: Political parties meet, put forth suggestions

    Mumbai: The Congress party, at its meeting with the finance commission on Tuesday, demanded the implementation of the National Agriculture Development Scheme to control the incidence of suicide by farmers. The party also demanded a change in criteria for allocation of funds to states. However, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded a change in the existing Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in its memorandum submitted to the commission.

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    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari urges farmers to make biofuel to replace petrol, diesel

    Durg (Chhattisgarh): Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday urged the farmers here to make ethanol and use it as a replacement for petrol and diesel. Addressing a public gathering in Durg, the Union Minister said that “We import fuel worth Rs. 8 lakh crore, Rupee value is falling vs Dollar. I have been saying since 15 years that farmers and tribals can make biofuel and fly aircraft. Our

  • Shiv Sena and MNS at loggerheads over farmers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Shiv Sena are at loggerheads, again. This time, it is over ‘street’ politics as Sena accused the Raj Thackeray-led party of having run vegetable market without proper license. The MNS had started a ‘Shetkari Bazaar Peth’ campaign to help farmers earn more than they do by setting up their own markets every Friday in different parts of the city.

  • E-NAM working for farmers?

    Lutyen’s Delhi, home to the central government and Members of Parliament, is sometimes brought face-to-face with the people it purports to serve. Farmers invade the geometric grid of streets to protest against farm-unfriendly policies, disrupting traffic, scattering debris and evoking expletives from motorists. On the following day, it’s business as usual for the denizens of Delhi, the momentary disruption forgotten.

  • Kerala Floods: 2,80,442 farmers suffer losses of Rs 1000 crore in flood-hit Kerala

    Mumbai: The heaviest floods in Kerala since 1924 have taken a huge toll on the state’s livestock and agriculture. Over 280,442 farmers in the state have been hit and their losses are estimated at Rs 1,000 crore. Crop losses in over 45,988.50 hectares, across the state, have been pegged at Rs 10.7 billion rupees.

  • New agriculture export policy set to be launched soon

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said a new agriculture export policy will be unveiled soon to boost farm income as the government is on track to achieve the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

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    PM Narendra Modi to address farmers, entrepreneurs on World Biofuel Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday attend an event and address a diverse gathering at Vigyan Bhawan to mark World Biofuel Day. The gathering will include farmers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs, government officials, and legislators during the event, said a government statement on Thursday.

  • Maharashtra sugar mills owe Rs 593 crores to farmers: Official

    Mumbai: Sugar mills in Maharashtra, which has seen a glut in production, owe Rs 593 crore to farmers, an official said today. The state government is making efforts to persuade the sugar mills to clear the dues of farmers, he said.

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    1.11 crore farmers register on e-NAM platform to sell produce online

    New Delhi: Over 1.11 crore farmers spread over 16 states and union territories have registered on e-NAM platform, which promotes better marketing opportunities for farmers to sell their produce online, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

  • Pink bollworm again attacks cotton crop in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The pink bollworm has again attacked cotton plants in Maharashtra this year, causing concern among farmers and the state government. The pest had caused large-scale damage to the cotton crop last year in central and eastern Maharashtra, the state’s main regions producing the commodity.

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    MSP hike: Neither unprecedented, nor historic

    The Centre approving the decision to hike the minimum support price (MSP) of 14 crops for the 2018-19 marketing season earlier this month is a welcome relief for farmers reeling under severe distress due to collapse of agricultural commodity prices. In his press briefing, home minister Rajnath Singh hailed this as a ‘historic decision’. In 2014, the BJP’s poll promise was to provide farmers a profit margin of 50 per cent over

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    Need to give land-based subsidy to farmers

    The Government has enhanced the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops in keeping with the commitment made in the Budget to increase the incomes of the farmers. It is estimated that this will lead to an increase in inflation of about 0.2 per cent and to a reduction in GDP of about 0.3 percent. These costs must be borne by the country in the interest of our farmers and our food

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    Banks should be sensitive when allotting crop loans to farmers: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Banks should remember it is their obligation to the nation to give loans to farmers during the crop season and they should be sensitive to the needs of  farmers when disbursing these loans, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a meeting with senior officials of leading banks.

  • Clashes in Nigeria between farmers, herders leave 86 dead

    Abuja: At least 86 people have died in Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said. Some reports say fighting began on Thursday when ethnic Berom farmers attacked Fulani herders, killing five of them. A retaliatory attack on Saturday led to more deaths, BBC reported on Monday.