Modi govt offers historic MSPs to farmers

Redeeming its promise of fixing the MSPs at a level of at least 150 percent of the cost of production, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices for all kharif crops for 2018-19 season on Wednesday. “It is historic”, said several cooperators […]

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Singh vows to scale up fish production

Chairing a meeting of the consultative committee on “Marine Fisheries-Mariculture in India” at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh talked of “Mission Mariculture-2022” with the main objective of enhancing fish production from marine sector. It is proposed to promote mariculture including open sea cage culture activity in all maritime States and UTs […]

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Co-op connection gains strength between India & Nepal

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh met his Nepalese counterpart Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives in New Delhi on Tuesday and assured him of India’s support to further Nepal’s agriculture and cooperative sectors. Singh said both countries are largely agrarian and agriculture has been identified by the two […]

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PM to have dialogue with farmers today

A stickler for meeting deadlines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to have a direct dialogue with farmers across the country, in which various initiatives related to doubling the income of farmers by 2022 will also be discussed. This was stated by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh. Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Minister releases Model Contract Farming Act

With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh released “Model Contract Farming Act” in Vigyan Bhawan on Tuesday. Farmer’s producer organizations (FPO’s) have a major role in promoting Contract Farming and Services Contract. On behalf of famers they can enter […]

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Fishermen to get Kisan Credit Card: Singh

Addressing the National Conference of Fisheries Ministers of Coastal states Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh said like farmers, fishermen will also get the benefit of ‘Kisan Credit Card’. On this occasion Singh also announced a budgetary provision of Rs 7,522.48 crore for establishing Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund. The […]

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