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Delhi Ex Gratia Relief to Farmers

The Delhi Government recently approved Rs 20,000 per acre to farmers. These farmers incurred losses due to unseasonal rainfall. Rainwater logged in their fields and damaged the crops that were to be harvested. The state government allocated Rs 53 crores in all for around 29,000 acres. About the relief The farmers around the capital faced ..

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Digital Agristack

The Government of India is working on creating a digital stack of agricultural data. That is storing data related to farmers. Apart from farmer details, the digital agristack also holds all information about which seeds to buy, weather updates, what manures and fertilizers to use, insurance, best agricultural practices to maximize the yield. What is ..

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GoI increases Fertilizer Subsidy by 140%

On May 19, 2021, the Government of India increased fertilizer subsidies to Rs 1,200 per bag. Earlier, it was Rs 500 per bag. Thus, the subsidies have been increased by 140%. Why the subsidy? The prices of fertilizers in the country are increasing at a faster rate. This is because prices of ammonia, phosphoric acid, ..

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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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World Agri-Tourism Day

Every year the World Agri-Tourism Day is celebrated on May 16. This year, on the fourteenth World Agri-Tourism Day, Government of Maharashtra, Agri-Tourism Development Corporation is to organise International Conference on Agri-Tourism.  In 2021, the day is to be celebrated under the following theme Theme: Rural Women Sustainable Entrepreneurship Opportunities through Agri Tourism Agri Tourism ..

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