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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 ..

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Double-cropping in Assam to enhance farm yield

Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern. In 2011, the Agriculture Department had launched double cropping in about 2, 90,000 hectares of mono-cropping land to enhance production and reach self-sufficiency in agriculture. Objective: To boost agriculture production and attain self-sufficiency in agriculture.

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