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World Bank and GoI sign Agreement on Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture

On March 11, 2020, the World Bank, Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh signed a loan agreement of 80 million USD to increase agricultural productivity and improve water management practices in Himachal Pradesh. Highlights The loan is to be used to implement the project in around 428 Gram Panchayats. The Panchayats are spread ..

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J&K Agricultural Sector

The government of Jammu and Kashmir recently adopted a 9 pronged strategy to double the farmers’ income by 2022. The 9 Pronged Strategy The 9 components of the newly adopted strategy are: Crop diversification and introduction of hybrid seeds Expansion of area under vegetable cultivation Adoption of robust market-driven agriculture policy Promotion of value addition ..

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Final Estimate of 2018-19 & First Estimate of 2019-20 of Horticultural Crops Released

The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare) has recently released the Final Estimates of 2018-19 of various Horticulture Crops. The first Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops was also released. As per the released final estimates of 2018-19, the total ..

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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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N Kumar bestowed with lifetime recognition Award by Confederation of Horticulture Association of India

N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), has been conferred the lifetime recognition award by the Confederation of Horticulture Association of India at the International Conference on Innovative horticulture at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand on May 28, 2019. The award has been conferred for his outstanding contribution in the field of horticulture and academic leadership ..

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