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Area under kharif crops decreases – Agriculture Ministry

According to the data released by Agriculture Ministry on August 22, 2021 Area under kharif crops such as paddy witnessed a marginal decline of 1.55 per cent at 1,043.87 lakh hectares in the ongoing monsoon season. Highlights Ministry has highlighted that, kharif crops decreased due to “deficient, scattered or erratic rainfall at the beginning of ..

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Tamil Nadu presents Separate Budget for Agriculture

Tamil Nadu legislative assembly presented a separate budget for Agriculture for the first time in the history of the assembly. Budget was presented by Tamil Nadu Minister for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare. MRK Pannerselvam on August 13, 2021. Highlights Minister dedicated the budget to farmers who are protesting at New Delhi against the three farm ..

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Modifications in ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’

Cabinet has approved modifications in the ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’ on July 8, 2021. Key Points This move is aimed at expanding “Rs 1-lakh-crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF)”. It will expand the beneficiary institutions including Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in order to avail credit of up to Rs 2 crore from AIF. This credit will ..

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India – EU Cooperation in Agriculture sector

Virtual meeting between Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar and Member of European Commission-Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, was held on 7th July, 2021. Key Points During the meeting, strong momentum of India-EU relations was acknowledged. They discussed EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). recent India market reforms, UN Food System Summit, EU Farm ..

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India-Fiji MoU for Cooperation in Agriculture

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in agriculture & allied sectors was signed between Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Fiji’s Minister of Agriculture, Waterways & Environment, Dr. Mahendra Reddy. Key Points India and Fiji share a cordial and friendly relations based on mutual respect, cooperation and strong ..

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