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Budget 2020: 2.83 lakh Crore Rupees allocated to Agriculture and Rural Development

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Budget 2020-21 on February 1, 2020. The Minister has allocated Rs 2.83 lakh crore rupees for the agriculture and rural development sector. The Government aims to liberalize farm markets, remove distortions in livestock and farm markets and increase agricultural investments. It also focuses to increase purchase of farm ..

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Uttar Pradesh Government launches Mukhya Mantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana

In order to provide financial assistance to the family of farmers who while working on the field die or become handicapped,  the state government of Uttar Pradesh has recently launched Mukhya Mantri Krishak Durghatna Kalyan Yojana which will be implemented from 14th September 2019 onwards. Under the scheme financial assistance of Rs. 5 Lakh will ..

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Policy to Lease Agricultural Land by Uttarakhand Government

The state government of Uttarakhand recently released a notification that it has made a policy to lease agricultural land, becoming the first Indian state to implement such a policy. As per the policy, any institution, company or NGO can take farmland on lease for 30 years, provided the leased land is a maximum of 30 ..

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Yoga Science Meet, Farmers Science Congress held at Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru

The Indian Science Congress was inaugurated by PM Modi on January 3, 2020. On the sidelines of the event, the Farmers Science Congress was conducted for the first time. The event also witnessed the Yoga Science Meet. Farmers Science Congress The Farmers Science congress was conducted for the first time in 107-year history of the ..

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Farmer Suicide: Steep rise in Maharashtra; highest in 4 years

In November 2019, the number of farmer suicides increased to 300 cases in Maharashtra. The steep increase in farmer suicides though has crossed 300 several times, this is the highest since 2015. Highlights The farmer suicides in the state have increased by 61% in 2019 as compared to 2018. This was primarily due to unseasonal ..

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