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SJM submitted its suggestions before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, which is looking at PMB Bill 2020 at the moment

RSS affiliate wants stringent provisions to promote domestic production of pesticides

Jul 15, 2021

SJM submitted its suggestions before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, which is looking at PMB Bill 2020 at the moment. The Bill, once enacted, will replace the Insecticide Act 1968

Somanathan made these comments with a disclaimer that the views expressed were personal and not of the government (Source: PTI)

Need food, farm subsidy reforms for fiscal position improvement: Finance Secy

Jul 14, 2021

Somnathan, who is Expenditure Secretary, further said that farm, food and fertilizer reforms are administratively easy but politically difficult in view of the ramifications.

India had exported 208 million kg of tea out of the total production of 1,255.60 million kg in 2020

COVID-19 impact: India's tea exports likely to go down by 15% in 2021

Jul 12, 2021

For the period between January to March this year, exports fell by 13.23 per cent as against the corresponding period a year ago, and by 29.03 per cent compared to 2019, as per Tea Board India data

Farmer leaders said that AIF is merely a new head under which loans can be accessed from banks

Farmer unions say tweaks to Rs 1 lakh cr Agriculture Infra Scheme ‘insignificant’

Jul 09, 2021

Samyukta Kisan Morcha accused Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar of showcasing "minor and insignificant changes" to allow APMCs also to access a financing facility under AIF

 Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar assuaged farmers' fears that APMCs will not be scrapped after the implementation of farm laws

APMCs can access Rs 1 lakh cr agri fund, says Tomar; urges farmers to end protest

Jul 09, 2021

Appealing to the farmers to stop their protest, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated that APMCs will be eligible to avail financial assistance from the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF)

The central government has allocated 1,81,950 MT more foodgrains to Delhi for the next five months

FCI buys record 5,954 tonne wheat at MSP from 760 farmers in Delhi

Jul 05, 2021

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) had procured 27.6 MT of wheat at MSP from farmers in Delhi last year, it said

The company posted a net loss of Rs 615.33 crore for 2020-21 as against a net loss of Rs 458.89 crore in 2019-20

Nagarjuna Fertilisers & Chemicals posts net loss of Rs 219 cr in Q4FY21

Jul 04, 2021

Total income fell to Rs 410.85 crore in the fourth quarter of last fiscal from Rs 433.26 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year

The government on July 2 issued a notification imposing stock holding limits on all pulses except moong

'Utterly shocked': IGPA demands immediate withdrawal of govt order imposing stock limits on pulses

Jul 03, 2021

We urge the government to immediately withdraw the order as it is not in the interest of anybody, IPGA Vice Chairman Bimal Kothari said in a statement

According to the ministry, there was a sustained increase in the price of pulses in March-April

Centre imposes stock limits on pulses till Oct to prevent hoarding

Jul 03, 2021

The stock limits are imposed with immediate effect. An order in this regard has been issued by the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry

The stock limits are imposed with immediate effect

Centre imposes stock limits on pulses till Oct to check price rise

Jul 02, 2021

The stock limit of 200 tonnes has been imposed on wholesalers provided they do not hold more than 200 tonne of one variety of pulses, the ministry said in the order

Bain says when the three reforms come into operation, there will be a host of new business opportunities

New farm laws can create $30-35 bn value pool in agri ecosystem by 2025: Bain

Jun 30, 2021

According to the Bain report, firms can save 5 to 10 per cent or more on procurement costs of food items through a concerted national strategy