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Govt reduced Tariff on Edible Oil Import

Union government has reduced tariff value for import of edible oil including palm oil by USD 112 per tonne.  This move will lead to reduction in domestic prices. Key Points Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) reduced the tariff import value of crude palm oil by USD 86 per tonne. Import price on RBD ..

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Centre announces hike in MSP for Kharif Crops

Union Cabinet approved an increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Kharif crops for 2021-22, to increase farmers’ income. Key Points Centre has increased MSP for paddy by Rs It now stands at to Rs 1,940 per quintal for 2021-22 crop. Highest absolute increase in MSP over previous year has been recommended for sesamum, followed by tur ..

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Seed Minikit Programme launched

Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, launched a seed Minikit programme by distributing high-yielding varieties seeds of oilseeds and pulses to farmers. About Seed Minikit Programme This programme was launched as a major tool to introduce new varieties of seeds in fields. It will also help in increasing the seed replacement rate. Under the programme, ..

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GoI to launch “TILHAN Mission” to make India Self Reliant in oil seed Production

On February 19, 2020, the Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced that Government of India is to launch “TILHAN MISSION” to boost the oil seed production. The announcement was made at an occasion of Soil Health Card Day. Soil Health Card Day was celebrated all over India on February 19, 2020. Highlights Government of India ..

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3rd Advance Estimates of Major Crops production for 2018-19 released

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Union Ministry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare recently released the 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19. Key Highlights of 3rd Advance Estimates Based On: The assessment of major production of different crops is based on feedback received by department from States and ..

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