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 Agriculture


Total sown area of Rabi crops at 415 lakh hectares
SME Times News Bureau | 03 Dec, 2016
The total area sown under Rabi crops as on December 2 this year, as per preliminary reports from states, stands at 415.53 lakh hectares as compared to 382.84 lakh hectare this time in 2015, an official statement said on Friday.
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Mahindra Agri Solutions eyes Rs 1,500 cr in FY17
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Oct, 2016
Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, is looking at a 50 percent growth in its annual turnover to Rs 1,500 crore in the current fiscal, a company official said on Wednesday.
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Cashew body urges Centre to help arrest falling exports
SME Times News Bureau | 23 Sep, 2016
The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI) on Thursday urged the central government to initiate immediate steps to arrest the slide in the fortunes of the cashew industry in particular and exports in general.
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India, Israel must boost agri ties: Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 21 Sep, 2016
Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has called for greater agricultural ties with Israel, an official said here on Tuesday.
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Stage set for BRICS meet on Agriculture
SME Times News Bureau | 21 Sep, 2016
India will be hosting the 6th meeting of BRICS member nations on Agriculture and Agrarian Development here from Thursday, an official statement said.
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Modest increase in horticulture production, potato yields fall
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Sep, 2016
The total horticulture production in the country has seen a modest leap as the yields are estimated to be around 283 million tonnes during 2015-16 crop year, but potato production as fallen, an official said on Monday.
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Coffee output likely to fall 8 pc this fiscal: Sitharaman
SME Times News Bureau | 26 Jul, 2016
Indian coffee production is likely to decline by around 8 percent in the current fiscal owing to lack of timely rains, parliament was told on Monday.
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Netsurf launches products to propel organic farming
SME Times News Bureau | 25 Jun, 2016
Direct selling company Netsurf on Friday unveiled two new products aimed at boosting organic farming in India.
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'Export duty on sugar to hamper shipments of commodity abroad'
SME Times News Bureau | 18 Jun, 2016
The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Friday said that the imposition of a 20 percent export duty on sugar will hamper shipments of the commodity abroad.
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MSP for pulses, oil seeds hiked; Govt asks farmers for higher yields
SME Times News Bureau | 02 Jun, 2016
Faced with demand-supply issues with pulses and oilseeds and to bring down dependence on imports, the government on Wednesday exhorted farmers to target higher productivity of these commodities and hiked the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of kharif (summer) pulses and oilseeds.
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