Policy
Efforts To Produce More Of World’s ‘Costliest Spice’ In India
Efforts To Produce More Of World’s ‘Costliest Spice’ In India
Feb 26, 2021

In Kashmir, Saffron is mainly grown on well-drained ‘karewa’ soil and is cultivated at an elevation of about 2,000 metres above mean sea level.

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Benefits Of High Yield May Not Pass On To Farmers, Claim Leaders
Benefits Of High Yield May Not Pass On To Farmers, Claim Leaders
Feb 25, 2021

This is higher by 5.84 million tonnes than the production achieved during 2019-20.

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Don’t Throw Away Used Tea Leaves, Use It As Compost
Don’t Throw Away Used Tea Leaves, Use It As Compost
Feb 24, 2021

Tea leaves, or bags, can simply be put in compost pile after it swells in boiled water.

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Groundwater Reserves A Concern In India’s Cereal-Growing Regions
Groundwater Reserves A Concern In India’s Cereal-Growing Regions
Feb 17, 2021

Recent shifts to greater food production in the dry season to avoid unreliable rainfall in the wet season may further increase dependency on ground- and surface-water for agricultural irrigation.

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Farmer Leaders United In Seeking MSP For All
Farmer Leaders United In Seeking MSP For All
Feb 10, 2021

The RSS-affiliated farmer union has launched a 'Jan Jagran' programme in villages since January 26 to 'spread awareness' regarding the new farm laws.

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Centre Allocates Rs.1,050 Cr For Agricultural Mechanisation Scheme
Centre Allocates Rs.1,050 Cr For Agricultural Mechanisation Scheme
Feb 09, 2021

Over 13 lakh agricultural machines have been distributed and more than 27,500 Custom Hiring Institutions established.

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Agriculture Income, Rural Consumption Dropped In Kenya With Pvt Sector Entry, Says Study
Agriculture Income, Rural Consumption Dropped In Kenya With Pvt Sector Entry, Says Study
Feb 03, 2021

In Kenya, the 18 crops 'made up about half of the farm income among Kenyan households, on average'

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Budget 2021 Fails To Allay Farmers’ Fears
Budget 2021 Fails To Allay Farmers’ Fears
Feb 02, 2021

Budget 2021 proposes no increase in outlays on any of the existing central sector schemes on agriculture, including that of crop insurance

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Did Agriculture And Allied Sector Get Due Focus?
Did Agriculture And Allied Sector Get Due Focus?
Feb 02, 2021

The Finance Minister’s stocktaking of government procurement for maintaining buffer stocks seemed to smack more of an exercise for negating the farmers’ justification of holding protests for over two months than to really address their grievances.

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Govt Proposes 10% Hike In Farm Loan Target For FY22; Announces Agri Infra Development Cess
Govt Proposes 10% Hike In Farm Loan Target For FY22; Announces Agri Infra Development Cess
Feb 01, 2021

The government also proposed substantial investments for the development of fishing harbours, fish landing centres and promote seaweed farming.

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