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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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PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: Eighth Instalment released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released the eighth instalment of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Under the Scheme, the Government of India transfers Rs 6,000 to the account of small and marginal farmers. These funds are transferred in three instalments. The first instalment of Rs 2,000 is made between April and ..

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Area of summer crops expands by 21.58% from last year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that the area of summer crops has sharply increased by 21.58% as compared to 2020. The increase has almost doubled. Summer crops are also called Zaid crops. They are grown between March and June. Expansion of area of Summer Crops The area under summer crops has ..

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