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Centre to link innovative agriculture technologies to farms in Northeast Region

Government is working towards linking innovative agricultural technologies with farms to benefit small and marginal farmers in northeast India. It will primarily focus on women under Biotech-KISAN programme. Highlights Department of Biotechnology issued special call for Northeast region under the programme which will help in understanding local issues of farmers & provide scientific solutions to ..

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India-Israel signs 3-year program for Cooperation in Agriculture

India and Israel have inked a three-year joint work programme which will continue till 2023. Joint work programme was initiated with the aim of enhancing cooperation in agriculture. Background India and Israel have completed four similar joint work programmes successfully. About New Work Programme Under new work programme, 13 Centres of Excellence (CoEs) were set ..

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India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre set up at Pune

The Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) recently launched the first Agricultural Export Facilitation Centre. About the Centre The Centre will aid in boosting the agricultural and food exports of the state of Maharashtra. The centre will act as a one-stop shop to export agricultural ..

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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund crosses Rs. 8,000 crores mark

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently announced that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund recently crossed Rs 8,000 crore mark. The Ministry has received 8,665 applications so far. The worth of these applications has amounted to Rs 8, 216 crores. Out of this, Rs 4, 000 crores have been sanctioned by the Ministry so far. ..

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Agriculture Ministry sign MoU with Microsoft for farmer welfare

The Agricultural Ministry of India recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft to implement a pilot project for farmer welfare. About the Project The project will focus on technology boosted agriculture. It will provide smart agricultural techniques to the farmers especially during post-harvest season. The project is to be launched in hundred villages of six ..

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