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  • government is implementing a Digital Agriculture Mission (DAM) which includes India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA), Farmers Database, Unified Farmers Service Interface (UFSI), funding to the states on the new Technology (NeGPA), revamping Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), Soil Health, Fertility and profile mapping.
    Date : 06 August, 2022
  • Foodgrain supplies in the nation are adequate to satisfy demand, according to Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's written response to Parliament on August 2. In reference to Centrally-owned food inventories held by the Food Corporation of India and quantities held by states on the Centre's behalf, the minister said there were sufficient stocks in the "central pool."
    Date : 05 August, 2022
  • Sugarcane cultivation and the sugar industry have come a long way in the last eight years, thanks to the Central Government's proactive policies, and have now reached a level of self-sustainability. This is the result of timely government interventions and collaboration with the sugar industry, state governments, various Central Government departments, and farmers.
    Date : 03 August, 2022
  • The Himachal government has announced that all orchardists in the state who purchased apple boxes and trays after April 1 this year will be liable for a 6% GST subsidy through the horticulture department and HPMC. The decision comes days before an expected protest march of apple producers in Shimla on August 5.
    Date : 02 August, 2022
  • Millets are considered climate-friendly crops because they require little water, have a low carbon footprint, and can be grown even in drought conditions. In an era of rising demand for vegetarian foods, millet forms an alternative food system. Millet promotes a healthy diet as well as a safe environment.
    Date : 31 July, 2022
  • ITC CMD Sanjiv Puri told a virtual news conference that the super app will empower farmers by providing them with access to modern tools, right quality of inputs at right prices, besides market and financial linkages. He said with farmers having f...
    Date : 21 July, 2022
  • Union home and cooperation minister Amit Shah on Saturday urged Agricultural and Rural Development Banks (ARDBs) to extend more long-term loans to the farm sector, including for irrigation projects and other infrastructure, so that PM Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income is fulfilled.
    Date : 17 July, 2022
  • Narendra Singh Tomar emphasized the importance of focusing our efforts on better implementing the Government of India's policies and programmes in collaboration with state governments. This includes the effective implementation of the Digital Agriculture Mission, the promotion of FPOs, the development of better agricultural produce trade mechanisms through e-NAM, and the best use of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund for rural infrastructure development.
    Date : 16 July, 2022
  • Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, delivered the Keynote Address on the Government's Expectations from Industry, emphasizing the incorporation of private sector expectations in the formulation of architectural frameworks for sector development, shared understanding, knowledge, and resources for overall development.
    Date : 13 July, 2022
  • Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, presided over the meeting. Ahuja referred to the Union Budget Speech for 2022-23, which outlines a policy vision for "delivery of digital and hi-tech services to farmers with participation of public sector research and extension institutions, private agritech players, and stakeholders of the agri value chain
    Date : 12 July, 2022
  • With the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the DD-Kisan channel has set up a studio at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. It was inaugurated today by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar along with the Ministers of State, Sushri Shobha Karandlaje and Shri Kailash Chaudhary.
    Date : 03 July, 2022
  • "Can the G7 create a structured system for the widespread use of Indian agricultural talent in its member countries?" the Prime Minister said on Monday at a session on food security held on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Germany. "With the help...
    Date : 01 July, 2022
  • India, which is producing foodgrains in surplus, has the potential to be a major global player in agriculture, and this will be possible with proper coordination among various agencies connected with agriculture, said Union minister of state for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Shobha Karandlaje.
    Date : 23 June, 2022
  • In a bid to make agriculture sustainable and profitable by focusing more on research and development, union minister for agriculture and farmers welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the national seminar at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour on Saturday. He said, the government is working on promotion of agriculture through various schemes and programmes, which are impacting the agriculture sector, as well as increasing the income of farmers. During the last 8 years, unprecedented work ha
    Date : 19 June, 2022
  • Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday said that agriculture is India’s strength and its priority, and it will remain in the future.  The Minister insisted that the sector will also expand in the future. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organized a brainstorming session today, the aim of the session was to deliberate on how to mainstream agriculture curriculum in school education.
    Date : 15 June, 2022
  • Facing severe headwinds and odds stacked against the World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), ending without even a single outcome, the Organization's director-general, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has proposed an extension to the top decision meet in Geneva on day three of the meet.
    Date : 15 June, 2022
  • Today, groundwater irrigates around 62 percent of the State's net irrigated land. With the present DMK government on track to meet an ambitious goal of providing one lakh farm electrical connections per year, attention has shifted to the importance of groundwater irrigation in Tamil Nadu.
    Date : 12 June, 2022
  • UPL Ltd., a global producer of sustainable agricultural goods and solutions, has announced a partnership with G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology to create long-term farming solutions. UPL and the University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create sustainable solutions for farmers, keeping the 'Farmer First' approach in mind.
    Date : 10 June, 2022
  • At the outset, the Prime Minister wished the gathering on World Environment Day. Appreciating the ‘Save Soil Movement’, the Prime Minister said that at a time when the nation is taking new pledges during the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, such movements acquire a new importance.
    Date : 05 June, 2022
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Policies are responsible for poverty of farmers, India: Anil Ghanwat

27 Aug 2020

Mr Anil Ghanwat
President, Shetkari Sanghatana
 

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EDITOR'S NOTE

19 Dec 2021

One Size Fits All Will Not Work, Indian Agriculture Needs Decentralised Farm Reforms

There is consensus that Indian agriculture is in desperate need of reforms. These reforms are necessary for farm incomes to rise. If farmers in Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) or Doaba (Punjab) region have a speci