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India no longer has a shortage of cereals, but legacy of mid-1960s droughts has shaped the food economy. India doesn’t trust agricultural markets to work.
The Maharashtra State Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices is aiming to set up the station by year-end which an expert panel will discuss farming issues related to climate change.
In 7 states, FCI will use the portable AnnadarpanSMART device to determine the quality of rice at 3 stages — procurement, storage and distribution.
The Narendra Modi government has banned the export of onions with immediate effect to lower rising prices and provide relief to consumers.
BNP’s outlook also relies on the RBI’s consumer confidence survey that indicated consumers are looking to reduce non-essential spending.
The low-cost method uses a cowdung-based mixture called ‘jeevamrut’ instead of chemicals. Scientists say it could lead to decline in farmers’ income.
At ongoing 12-day UN convention, members of Brahma Kumaris spiritual group claim application of ‘pure mind power’ could help farmers increase crop yield.
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Competition has gotten so fierce, and prices so low, that coffee farming has become untenable for many small growers -- leading their adult children to shun the business.
The PM-KISAN scheme, launched this year in February, aims to provide Rs 6,000 annually in three equal instalments to 14.5 crore farmers who hold up to 2 hectare land.