National Policy to Save Water

Government of India has formulated the National Water Policy, 2012 wherein several recommendations have been made for conservation, development and management of water resources in the country. The Salient Features of the National Water Policy, 2012 are Annexed. Ministry of Agriculture has informed that in order to address the adverse impact involving economic and ecological situations… Read More

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National Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture

Realizing that the climate change is likely to have major impacts on agriculture, the Government through Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has assessed the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture under different scenarios using crop simulation models. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has conducted climate change impact analysis on crop yields… Read More

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230 Lakh Tonne Storage Capacity to be Created under Grameen Bhandaran Yojana in XII Plan

As per Report of the Working Group on Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Secondary Agriculture and Policy Required for Internal and External Trade of Planning Commission, the additional warehousing facility required for the XII Five Year Plan 2012-17 is 350 lakh tonne for storing agricultural produce. Government has created warehousing and storage facilities by launching several promotional… Read More

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Rs. 2000 Crores for Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization for the XII Plan

In order to lay special emphasis on farm mechanization and to bring more inclusiveness, a dedicated Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization for the XII Plan has been proposed with an estimated outlay of Rs.2000 crores for the entire plan period. The Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization will provide assistance for Promotion and Strengthening of Agricultural Mechanization through… Read More

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Policy on Trade of Agricultural Products

The Government, from time to time, keeps receiving representations from various quarters on various aspects related to agricultural export policy. This issue was also raised by Sh. Raju Shetty, MP in the Parliament. The export of agricultural products depends on various factors including availability of surplus over and above the requirement of buffer stock including… Read More

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Government sets up Committee on Fixing of Agricultural Commodities

The Government has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics & Policy Research in the month of April, 2013, to examine the methodological issues in fixing Minimum Support Prices. The terms of reference of the Committee are given as under:-  To examine the existing mandate of the Commission… Read More

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Review of Trade of Agricultural Goods

As per UNCOMTRADE data, India™s share in global agricultural trade is 1.67% during 2011. India™s share in world agricultural trade is relatively low. The small share is primarily on account of very high domestic consumption, low land holding size, low productivity, constraints of supply chain and marketing linkages as well as low level of processing. Moreover,… Read More

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Government calls upon industry to invest in R&D in agrochemicals sector

The Government has called upon agrochemicals industry to invest in Research & Development and innovations in agrochemicals sector. Delivering the inaugural address at a two-day Third National Conference here today, the Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Indrajit Pal said that in order to remain globally competitive, the industry… Read More

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Standing Committee on Agriculture Invites Suggestions on Pricing of Agricultural Produce

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has invited suggestions, views, and comments of Experts/Stakeholders/individuals/institutions/organizations interested in Pricing of Agricultural Produce. The Committee chaired by Shri Basudeb Achariya, Member of Parliament, is examining the methodology involved in fixation of Minimum Support Price (MSP); need to broad base crops covered; Market Intervention to protect farmers from distress sale;… Read More

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Standing Committee on Agriculture Invites Suggestions on The Agricultural Biosecurity Bill 2013

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has invited suggestions, views, and comments of Experts/Stakeholders/individuals/institutions/organizations interested on the Agricultural Biosecurity Bill 2013. The Committee is chaired by Shri Basudeb Achariya, Member of Parliament. The Agricultural Biosecurity Bill 2013 proposes: a. integration of plant and quarantine services; b. establishment of an Authority for prevention, control, eradication and management… Read More

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Rs. 1693 Crore for National Mission on Micro Irrigation in 2013-14

Annual budget outlay of National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI) scheme has been enhanced by approximately 13% from Rs.1500 crore for the financial year 2012-13 to Rs.1693 crore for the financial year 2013-14. Andhra Pradesh allotted higher sum of Rs 295.00 crore, Maharashtra Rs 250.00 crore and Gujarat gets Rs 200.00 crore under National Mission… Read More

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Review of Export Policy – Role of Farmers

Review of export policy is a continuous process undertaken by the Government from time to time. The Government reviews the export policy in consultation with the administrative Ministries and the Departments concerned and other stake holders, keeping in view the various factors such as availability of goods in the domestic market, production, the price situation… Read More

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Policies to Prevent Loss of Agricultural Land

As per the latest Land Use Statistics data (LUS, 2010-11) compiled by Directorate of Economics and Statistics; Ministry of Agriculture, the agricultural land in the country has marginally shrunk to 182.0 million hectares in 2010-11 as compared to 183.6 million hectares in 2001-02. As per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India, Land falls… Read More

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