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Nearly 52% agricultural households indebted, shows NSSO survey
Sat, Dec 20 2014. 12 24 AM

Nearly 52% agricultural households indebted, shows NSSO survey

The levels of debt are as high as 93% in Andhra Pradesh and 89% in Telangana
India to soon decide on raw sugar export incentives
Thu, Dec 18 2014. 07 55 PM

India to soon decide on raw sugar export incentives

Govt will decide on the incentives as mills struggle to pay farmers the stipulated price for cane
Ronald J. Herring | GM for food security is largely propaganda
Thu, Dec 18 2014. 01 36 AM

Ronald J. Herring | GM for food security is largely propaganda

Herring says much of the fear related to Bt is rubbish. It reduces cost of cultivation and leads to higher income for farmers
GM crops: Prakash Javadekar meets farmers’ body
Thu, Dec 18 2014. 12 39 AM

GM crops: Prakash Javadekar meets farmers’ body

Ministry officials say there would be several such consultations with other stakeholders in the next few months to build a consensus
RTI query reveals pesticide residues in organic produce
Thu, Dec 18 2014. 12 29 AM

RTI query reveals pesticide residues in organic produce

Between January 2012 and October 2014, out of 150 samples of organic vegetables, 50 samples were detected with pesticide residues
Maharashtra water woes: Will Fadnavis discourage sugarcane politics?
Mon, Dec 15 2014. 01 25 AM

Maharashtra water woes: Will Fadnavis discourage sugarcane politics?

The water-intensive, politically entrenched sugarcane farming is a hurdle for the state govt’s ambitious irrigation programme to tackle yearly droughts
FAO sees record cereal output in 2014
Fri, Dec 12 2014. 12 09 AM

FAO sees record cereal output in 2014

Output will be 0.3% higher compared with 2013 bouyed by bumper crops in Europe and record production of maize in US, says FAO
Maharashtra CM assures industry of reducing tariff for industrial consumers
Tue, Dec 09 2014. 08 36 PM

Maharashtra CM assures industry of reducing tariff for industrial consumers

Chief minister Davendra Fadnavis wants to replace electricity-operated agriculture pumps with solar powered pumps
No need to repay for India’s biggest farmers as debt traps poor
Tue, Dec 09 2014. 08 35 AM

No need to repay for India’s biggest farmers as debt traps poor

Every time a waiver is done, it diverts access to credit and shrinks credit availability, says RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
Digital innovators honoured at Manthan
Mon, Dec 08 2014. 11 06 PM

Digital innovators honoured at Manthan

The awards were presented in 13 categories, including health, agriculture, financial inclusion

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