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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  
 Agriculture


RS passes forest bill to remove bamboo from 'tree' category
SME Times News Bureau | 28 Dec, 2017
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which excludes bamboo from the definition of "tree", even as the opposition members, opposing the Bill and questioning the government's intentions behind bringing this legislation, walked out.
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FCI raises concern on quality of jute bags
SME Times News Bureau | 26 Dec, 2017
Expressing concern over quality of jute bags, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has stated that higher use of lower grade jute in manufacturing of gunny bags could lead to devastating effects in storage of food grains.
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Sugar output so far up 79 pc this season: ISMA
SME Times News Bureau | 21 Nov, 2017
Sugar production touched 13.73 lakh tonnes (LT) till November 15 of the ongoing 2017-18 season beginning October, which was 79 per cent higher than the 7.67 LT produced in the same from the same period a year ago, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said.
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Govt allows export of all varieties of pulses
SME Times News Bureau | 17 Nov, 2017
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday gave its approval for removing prohibition on export of all types of pulses to give the farmers greater choice in marketing their produce for improved incomes.
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India to get $10 bn at 'World Food India 2017': Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 17 Oct, 2017
India is expected to attract investment of $10 billion in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017 event next month, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday.
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Punjab gets over Rs 28k cr for paddy procurement
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Oct, 2017
The Centre on Thursday sanctioned a Cash Credit Limit (CCL) of Rs 28,262.84 crore for paddy procurement in Punjab this kharif season that will last till October-end, official sources said.
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Bumper crop expected as paddy procurement begins in Punjab, Haryana
SME Times News Bureau | 03 Oct, 2017
Procurement of paddy officially began in agrarian states Punjab and Haryana on Monday with food and supplies officials saying that a bumper crop is expected this Kharif season.
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Tea exports rise 4.58 percent in Jan-Jul
SME Times News Bureau | 21 Sep, 2017
Tea exports rose by 4.58 percent to 121.13 million kg during the first seven months of 2017 compared with 115.83 million kg in the corresponding period last year, Tea Board of India data said on Wednesday.
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Media Reports on drought in 17 states incorrect: Ministry
SME Times News Bureau | 14 Sep, 2017
The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare on Wednesday termed recent media reports regarding drought warning for 225 districts in 17 States.
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APEDA develops mobile app for farmers to boost exports to EU
SME Times News Bureau | 02 Sep, 2017
To harness the potential of mobile technology, APEDA has developed a mobile app to allow farmers to apply on-line to facilitate their farm registration, tracking the status of application & approvals by State Government and Lab sampling by authorized Laboratories.
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