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Tamil Nadu becomes India’s first State to enact a law on contract farming

Tamil Nadu has become the first State in India to enact a law on contract farming after President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Act. The law will safeguard interests of farmers during times of bumper crop or when prices fluctuate.

Rajasthan Launches Prachar Rath to Promote Organic Farming

Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lal Chand Kataria flagged off a Prachar Rath to promote organic and zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) among the farmers. Prachar Rath The initiative aims to build awareness among the farmers about organic and ZBNF which reduces agricultural input costs, encourage the use of bio-fertilisers, replace pesticides with traditional material and give tips for ..

Centre plans new method to measure farmer income

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared way back in 2016 that his government aims to double farm incomes in the upcoming six years. This is highly significant as over half the nation’s population relies on farming to sustain their living. Why is this announcement significant? While the agricultural sector contributes barely 14% to ..

Is Contract Farming Beneficial?

The recent spat between the PepsiCo and a handful of potato farmers from Gujarat has again led the debate surrounding contract farming to the forefront. The contract farming has been prevalent for long years in potato growing regions, especially in West Bengal, one of the most productive potatoes growing regions of India. Advantages of Contract ..

Operational Land Holding

An operational land holding is a techno-economic land unit used wholly or partly for agricultural production and operated (directed/managed) by one person alone or with the assistance of others, without regard to title, size or location. A operation land holding may be consisted of either one or more than one parcels of land, provided they ..