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Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

Apr 14, 2015

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers #Rice #Wheat #minimum support price #Ashok Gulati #Monsanto #Irrigation #Maize #Water scarcity #corn #Punjab agriculture #Dupont Pioneer #Syngenta
PM backs Land Bill, says govt is working with 'good intention' to help farmers

Apr 04, 2015

PM backs Land Bill, says govt is working with 'good intention' to help farmers

Contending that he had lived among the farmers, Modi said he could understand their plight and was working with "good intention" to address their woes. #Politics #Economy #Black money #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Arun Jaitley #NDA #Land Acquisition Bill #Irrigation #Soil Health Card
Farmers suicides : At least 2,70, 940 farmers have ended their lives since 1995

Mar 31, 2015

Farmers suicides : At least 2,70, 940 farmers have ended their lives since 1995

Rising incidents of farmers' suicide in the country, particularly in Maharashtra's Vidarbha, are caused by multiple factors, said experts. #India #Agriculture #TheySaidIt #Book #Maharashtra #Vidarbha #Farmer suicides #Agrarian crisis #irrigation facilities
India employs satellite mapping for effective irrigation, boost crop yield

Mar 27, 2015

India employs satellite mapping for effective irrigation, boost crop yield

Union cabinet secretary Ajit Seth has urged wider use of remote sensing to benefit farmers, many of whom live a precarious existence on tiny plots of land. #Economy #India #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Monsoon #Irrigation #farming #Normalised Vegetation Difference Index #Soil Health Card
No irrigation data in Maha economic survey gives rise to speculation of BJP, NCP understanding

Mar 17, 2015

No irrigation data in Maha economic survey gives rise to speculation of BJP, NCP understanding

While the BJP had attacked the NCP before the Maharashtra assembly elections over the alleged multi-crore irrigation scam, the state government, led by the party, has not given any data on irrigation in its state economic survey report 2014-15, tabled in both the houses of legislature on Tuesday. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Ajit Pawar #NCP #irrigation scam