Agriculture

Parivartan scheme launched in Haryana

Haryana launched Parivartan scheme designed to address 10 issues.The 10 issues include facilitation of financing, making agriculture profitable & sustainable, improving health services, implementing Swachh Bharat, decongesting market areas, engaging the youth, checking air pollution, ensuring availability of identity-related services, effective policing, and ensuring road order and conduct.

National Conference to discuss farm issues

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is organizing a National Conference named Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income in New Delhi.Aim of the conference is to build a consensus around appropriate recommendations that will help in shaping the vision of Govt on Doubling Farmers’ Income.It is being organised to identify critical issues relating to agriculture & farmers’ welfare.

India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit Held

India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in New Delhi.The two countries discussed trade relations in the agricultural sector. The summit was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Sergey Beletskiy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Russia addressed the Summit.

Haryana to set up ‘Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’

In an attempt to increase farm productivity and farmers’ income, the Haryana government announced the setting up of ‘Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’.The Pradhikaran will undertake all possible measures to enhance farm productivity and mitigate the physical, financial and psychological distress of farm households.It will maintain projects thorough the Agriculture Advisory Council.

Spider with a tail found in 100m yr old amber

An international team of scientists has found an arachnid resembling a spider with a tail, which was fossilised in amber in Myanmar, about 100 million years ago. Althou Nepal’s ex-King visits India Nepal’s last monarch Gyanendra Shah has arrived in Odisha to attend the International Gau Sambardhana Mahotsav as Chief Guest.He will lay the foundation stone for a Gaumata Mandir.Dubbing the event as the ‘Wow Cow Mission’, the event’s organisers said that it aims to raise the status of India’s ‘desi’ cow to boost the economy, agriculture and nutrition.

Govt announces ` 10,000 cr for fisheries

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced ` 10,000 crore for the fisheries and aqua-culture and animal husbandry fund, during his Budget speech.He also said that Kisan credit cards will be extended to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers.He added that exports for agriculture commodities will be liberalised.

Credit for agriculture to be ` 11 lakh cr

Finance minister said the government will focus on strengthening rural, agriculture economy.It credit for agriculture is increased from 10 trillion rupees to 11 trillion rupees. Minimum support price of all crops will be increased to at least 1.5 times of production cost and export of agriculture commodities to be liberalised.

` 2,000 cr fund for agriculture market

Arun Jaitely said that this year’s Budget will focus on strengthening agriculture and the rural economy.The Finance Minister says that APMCs will be linked with ENAM. The government will develop 22,000 Gramin agricultural markets. Minimum Support Price shall be increased by 1.5 times. Operation Green will be launched for agriculture and the Minister allocates ` 500 crore for this.

Union Budget 2018-19 presented

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s delivered his fifth and last full Budget.Budget focused on agriculture sector.India is expected to become the fifth largest economy very soon.Exports are expected to grow 15% in 2018.As per the FM, India is a Rs 2.5 trillion economy.The government will set up a fund of Rs 2,000 crore for developing agricultural markets.

Mahavitaran to buy 1000 MW solar power

Mahavitaran, the power transmission company of the state government, is planning to purchase 1000 MW solar power in 2018.At present, the solar power generation in Maharashtra is only 1,000 MW out of which 300 MW is produced by MahaGenco. Under the Chief Minister’s Solar Agri Feeder programme, solar power pumps with the capacity of 7000 MW will be set up for the agriculture purpose.