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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  

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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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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