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Last updated: 23 Feb, 2017  
 Agriculture


Food Minister seeks curbs on onion export to control prices
SME Times News Bureau | 12 Aug, 2017
Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said he has asked Commerce Ministry to withdraw the incentive and impose higher minimum export price (MEP) on onion export to ensure adequate availability in the domestic market, which will help keeping prices in control.
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Govt takes steps for revival of salt farming industry
SME Times News Bureau | 10 Aug, 2017
The Government is providing financial assistance to salt workers for labour welfare and development works, as stipulated under code of principles framed for the purpose, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed this in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
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NITI Aayog drafts three-year road map for Evergreen Revolution: Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 09 Aug, 2017
The NITI Aayog has drafted a three years action plan for all the sectors including agriculture for a Evergreen Revolution, said Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, in on Tuesday.
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GST brings down urea prices, farmers to benefit: Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 02 Aug, 2017
The all India weighted average MRP of Urea has decreased by 71 paise per bag after implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya on Tuesday.
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Sufficient capacity for foodgrains storage: Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 02 Aug, 2017
Three is sufficient capacity for storage of foodgrains in the country, with Food Corporation of India and State Agencies for storage of foodgrains having storage capacity of 794.48 Lakh MT as on June 30, 2017, said C. R. Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Monday.
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Govt launches e-RaKAM, online platform for farmers
SME Times News Bureau | 02 Aug, 2017
To trade agriculture commodities and to ensure better returns to farmers and access to larger markets to buyers, the government has launched the "e-RaKAM" (Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi) in New Delhi on Tuesday.
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Govt ensures MSP to farmers through procurement: Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 19 Jul, 2017
Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, S. S. Ahluwalia has informed that the Government ensures Minimum Support Price (MSP) through procurement operations undertaken by the Central, State and Cooperative agencies in the States.
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Stop driving farmers to misery, CPI-M urges Centre
SME Times News Bureau | 09 Jun, 2017
Blaming the "callous attitude" of the Modi and BJP state governments for farmer protests in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the CPI-M has called for an immediate end to policies that cause misery to peasants.
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Agitating Maharashtra farmers threaten 'rail blockade' on Tuesday
SME Times News Bureau | 09 Jun, 2017
Virtually rejecting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assurance of coming up with the ‘biggest farm loan waiver in history, farmers groups on Thursday served a two-day ultimatum to the Maharashtra government to accept their demands, failing which they threatened the agitation would be intensified with a ‘rail blockade next Tuesday.
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Madhya Pradesh announces Rs 1,000 cr fund for farmers
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Jun, 2017
In order to help the farmers, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced a Rs 1,000 crore stabilization fund.
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