Indian Agriculture

Agriculture Marketing Information Network

June 9, 2017

India is a country with 70% of its population living in the villages and depending on agriculture as their main occupation timely information about the fluctuation of market price is of extreme importance. Earlier the information had been given through various media like radio, newspapers, blackboard display...

Agricultural Regions of India

June 9, 2017

Agricultural region is an area which represents the quality of agricultural land use and its cropping pattern. It generally depicts similarities in the nature of crops grown, their combination pattern, method of cultivation, average quantum of inputs and orientation of farming activities. Similarities mostly arise out of the...

Agricultural Produce Market Committee

June 9, 2017

Under the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, 2003, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a statutory body constituted by state government in order to trade in agricultural or horticultural or livestock products. Functions of APMC Functions of APMC are: To promote public private partnership in the...

Agricultural Labourers

June 8, 2017

The Agriculture labor Enquiry Committee defines agriculture labourers as those who derive their main source of income by working on farms of others for a wage. They are one of the two types of  farm workers, other being the cultivators. The agricultural labourers are: Engaged in agricultural...

Overview of Key Schemes under Ministry of Agriculture

April 12, 2017

Major Government schemes and Institutions under Ministry of Agriculture are as follows: Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) was launched from 1.04.2016 after rolling back the earlier insurance schemes National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS), Weather-based Crop Insurance scheme and Modified National...

Key Facts: National Agriculture Market (NAM)

April 11, 2017

National Agriculture Market (NAM) through Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) also known as e-NAM scheme was approved in July 2015 and was launched on April 14 2016 as a portal. The objective is to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities by integrating the APMCs across India...

Agriculture in Union Budget 2017-18

April 9, 2017

The budget announcements for farmers / agriculture were focussed on the objective of doubling the farmers’ income in five years. Towards this, the key announcements made are as follows: Record Credit Target The agricultural credit target was fixed Rs. 10 Lakh Crore for 2017-18, which is highest...

Loan Waiver and Farmers’ Suicides

March 23, 2017

In this article, we examine why loan waivers are considered as inefficient measures to tackle the issue farmers’ suicide. Learning from the past (2008 loan waiving policy) Loan waiver on one side is seen as solution to all the financial problems of the farmers, on the other...

Seeds Bill 2004: Salient Features & Current Status

March 2, 2017

According to a report published in Economic Times (February 13, 2017), the government is planning to revive the Seeds Bill, which was first introduced in 2004 and last in 2014 but has never seen the light of the day. Here is a review of the bill. Introduction...

Horticulture Vis-à-vis Food Grain Cultivation

January 24, 2017

In recent years, several factors have driven the horticulture production to boost up over the foodgrain production in the country.  Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology and business of growing plants. It initially involved four areas of study- Pomology (fruit...

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