Budget 2020: Rising food inflation is good for economy, not just farmers; here’s what govt must do

Budget 2020-21: Low consumer price food inflation in the Narendra Modi government’s first term has hit rural income which also later showed up in the sales of FMCG companies, tractors and agro-inputs, among others. Budget 2020 India: Currently, farmers are getting decent amounts for onions, potatoes, groundnut, maize, cotton and most pulses. Union Budget 2020: The rise… Continue reading Budget 2020: Rising food inflation is good for economy, not just farmers; here’s what govt must do

Young qualified workforce taking up agri as primary career option: Expert

Indian agriculture is making a strategic shift to small farms which are seen to be more productive. This is seen with the country’s young qualified workforce turning to agri business as a second or even primary career option, even if they are armed with skills in engineering or non-agri backgrounds.“Small farm lands are far more… Continue reading Young qualified workforce taking up agri as primary career option: Expert

Focus now to make farming a profitable venture: Expert

TNN | Jan 31, 2020, 4:06 ISTGuntur: Renowned agriculture scientist Dr Maruthi Prasanna said a new variety of maize seed which could withstand both drought conditions and natural calamities would reach farmers shortly. He said the development of the new seed was in an advanced stage and they were planning to release it for farm… Continue reading Focus now to make farming a profitable venture: Expert

Senegal turns to eco-farming to protect food supply as climate changes

Senegal aims to transition toward eco-farming on a national scale to protect its food supply from the effects of climate change, the agriculture minister said on Thursday. Increasing droughts and rising temperatures have taken a toll on crop production across West Africa’s Sahel region, adding to the stresses of a growing population and land overuse.… Continue reading Senegal turns to eco-farming to protect food supply as climate changes

Tadikonda MLA Dr Undavalli Sridevi inaugurates Kisan Mela in Guntur

Guntur: Tadikonda MLA Dr Undavalli Sridevi on Thursday inaugurated the Kisan Mela in Lam Farm Agriculture Research Centre at Lam in Guntur city. Speaking on the occasion, she said that the State government led by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was sincerely implementing several schemes for the welfare of farmers and urged the farmers… Continue reading Tadikonda MLA Dr Undavalli Sridevi inaugurates Kisan Mela in Guntur

Israel keen to support TNAU’s research programmes

Consul General of Israel to South India Dana Kursh on Thursday expressed interest to support collaborative research programmes between TNAU (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University) and lead research institutes and universities in Israel. Kursh was here for a two-day programme and she visited the TNAU on Wednesday to initiate a dialogue on mutual beneficial research collaboration.… Continue reading Israel keen to support TNAU’s research programmes

Government Has No Accurate Data on the Total Count of Farmers: Report

Although the central government has been constantly talking about farmer’s development and initiating different welfare schemes but has miserably failed to record the proper accurate data of these farmers, research revealed. As per the research reports of ‘The Hindu’, only 9 crore farmer families have been identified during provisioning for PM-KISAN in the last one year while the Centre counted 14.5 crore farmer families in the Agriculture census reports. While cores of rupees are spent every year on food subsidy and on… Continue reading Government Has No Accurate Data on the Total Count of Farmers: Report

Budget 2020: Need unified solution for the farmer, says Ajay Kakra , Leader – Food and Agriculture …

Budget 2020 India: Ajay Kakra, Leader – Food and Agriculture with PwC IndiaUnion Budget 2020 India: India is aiming to become a $5-Trillion economy in the near future. Agriculture sector is going to play an important role in achieving this ambitious goal. For decades, agriculture has played central role in Indian economy but its current… Continue reading Budget 2020: Need unified solution for the farmer, says Ajay Kakra , Leader – Food and Agriculture …

Solving The Issues Of Macro Environment: Krishna Kumar Karwa, MD, Emkay Global Financial …

The government’s capacity to spend more is seriously dented by its already high borrowing programme and likely fiscal slippages. 1580383715_M93jUy_Krishna_Kumar_Karva_MD_Emkay.jpg Unlike in the recent past, the 2019-2020 Union Budget is going to be presented under tough and distressful macro-economic conditions. There is ample liquidity available in the system but credit flow to sectors such as… Continue reading Solving The Issues Of Macro Environment: Krishna Kumar Karwa, MD, Emkay Global Financial …

Budget 2020: Zinc deficiency affecting crops, humans; need for a conducive policy in agriculture

India is a zinc-deficient country. Given deficiency of this essential micronutrient, WHO has reported that about 800,000 deaths happen annually due to zinc deficiency, of which 450,000 are children under the age of fiveUnion Budget 2020 will be announced on February 1. Crucial policy measures are expected from the government across sectors to uplift the… Continue reading Budget 2020: Zinc deficiency affecting crops, humans; need for a conducive policy in agriculture