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Harvesting Almost Over, Farmers Begin March Towards Delhi
Harvesting Almost Over, Farmers Begin March Towards Delhi
Apr 21, 2021

Farmers march towards Delhi to join protestors sitting at borders. April 24 will mark 150 days of the sit-in demonstration which began late November.

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India Among Nations With FAO In Action Against Fall Armyworm
India Among Nations With FAO In Action Against Fall Armyworm
Apr 19, 2021

D-G FAO commended the steps taken; with eight 'demonstration' countries having been chosen as hubs for the Global Action for Fall Armyworm (FAW) Control

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86% Of Available Wheat Procured In Punjab: Mandi Board
86% Of Available Wheat Procured In Punjab: Mandi Board
Apr 17, 2021

Punjab had set a target for procurement of 130 LMT of wheat in the ongoing Rabi Marketing Season. It has already procured 29.65 LMT in a week.

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Govt For Pvt Sector Participation In Doubling Farmers’ Income
Govt For Pvt Sector Participation In Doubling Farmers’ Income
Apr 17, 2021

The minister assured for minimum support price (MSP) in maize and said that it is a cereal crop of versatile use and must be promoted as intercrop

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Punjab Imposes Strictures On Illegal Entry Of Wheat
Punjab Imposes Strictures On Illegal Entry Of Wheat
Apr 16, 2021

The state will deploy enforcement teams at borders to monitor trucks and trolleys entering the districts

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Farmer Unions Seek ‘Long Term’ Assurance On Fertiliser Prices
Farmer Unions Seek ‘Long Term’ Assurance On Fertiliser Prices
Apr 15, 2021

Farmer unions dismissed government assurance as “short-term” since old prices will be applicable only for existing stocks.

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Plug Subsidy Leakage, Pave Way For Sustainable Agriculture
Plug Subsidy Leakage, Pave Way For Sustainable Agriculture
Apr 14, 2021

Providing subsidies does not ensure it reaches the hand of the needy. The definition of a farmer needs to be clear for policymakers to ensure benefits.

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Micro Irrigation System To Reach USD 19.01 Bn By 2027: Study
Micro Irrigation System To Reach USD 19.01 Bn By 2027: Study
Apr 11, 2021

The report Micro Irrigation System Market is valued at USD3.54 bn in 2017 and expected to reach USD19.01 bn by 2027 with a CAGR of 18.3% over the forecast period was published by Brandessence Market Research

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Arhtiyas Call Off Strike, Wheat Procurement Begins In Punjab
Arhtiyas Call Off Strike, Wheat Procurement Begins In Punjab
Apr 10, 2021

Arhtiyas, numbering around 45,000, and even the state government were initially against DBT. But the Centre refused to buy otherwise.

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COVID Protocols In Punjab Mandis As Wheat Procurement Begins
COVID Protocols In Punjab Mandis As Wheat Procurement Begins
Apr 09, 2021

Punjab Mandi Board to abide by strict protocols to maintain health and hygiene as the purchase season begins on Saturday.

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