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India's plan for National Agricultural Market platform 91.6% behind schedule

Apr 19, 2016

India's plan for National Agricultural Market platform 91.6% behind schedule

250 agricultural markets nationwide were supposed to have been linked by 2015-16 to a common nationwide electronic platform, but only 21 have been linked #CriticalPoint #APMC #Ministry of Agriculture #PM Narendra Modi #national agricultural market #farmer crisis #agriculture markets #electronic platform
With drought looming, Maha govt dresses up budget to please the farmer, but key flaws remain

Mar 21, 2016

With drought looming, Maha govt dresses up budget to please the farmer, but key flaws remain

Even a first glance shows that many of the changes are cosmetic, with the key flaws in Maharashtra’s agriculture remaining unaddressed. #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Maharashtra #farmers #Budget #Vidarbha #APMC #Maharastra #dairy #Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee
Budget 2016: Elections cometh to UP, politics maketh Arun Jaitley

Feb 29, 2016

Budget 2016: Elections cometh to UP, politics maketh Arun Jaitley

If one goes by Arun Jaitley's budget speech utterances, it can safely be assumed that “politics makes the finance minister”. #Politics #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Connect The Dots #NDA #Akhilesh Yadav #MGNREGA #UP elections #APMC #budget 2016 #Union Budget 2016 #Economy 2016 #rurban
Food for thought: Agriculture ministry report finds increasing pesticide levels in veggies

Oct 05, 2015

Food for thought: Agriculture ministry report finds increasing pesticide levels in veggies

Think about this when you tuck in for your next meal. Data from the agriculture ministry suggested that 18.7% of samples of vegetables, fruits and other food items had pesticide residues. #NewsTracker #vegetables #APMC #pesticides #food safety #Agriculture Ministry #Shareworthy #unsafe food
Stocks from Egypt, south India will protect your wallet from onions soon

Aug 25, 2015

Stocks from Egypt, south India will protect your wallet from onions soon

One of the reasons for the steep hike in onion prices has been put down to hoarding of crops. #APMC #Chikki scam #onion price hike #Gujarat Onion Company #Sanjay Pingale #Ashok Walunj
Another onion theft: 2,000 kg onions stolen from Nashik farmer's storehouse

Aug 25, 2015

Another onion theft: 2,000 kg onions stolen from Nashik farmer's storehouse

After the theft of 700 kg of onion from a Mumbai shop, robbers have now decamped with about 2,000 kg of the pricey kitchen staple from the godown of a Nashik farmer. #NewsTracker #Nashik #Onion #APMC #Lasalgaon #Santhara #Jain traders
Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

Jul 25, 2015

Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

India's farmers are good at production. Their Achilles' Heels are marketing and nature's waywardness. If the government could be more proactive, farming can be viable for many, though not all, farmers #Kharif crop #Weather #APMC #Crop insurance #Paddy #National Sample Survey #Indian Agricultural Research Institute #Smart Agriculture #Farm Viability #Farm Investments #FPCs #maize hybridisation
Inflation to moderate soon but must improve food supply chain : Mayaram

Jan 09, 2014

Inflation to moderate soon but must improve food supply chain : Mayaram

WPI inflation rose to a 14-month high of 7.52 percent, while the retail inflation was in double digits at 11.24 percent in November. The rise in inflation can be attributed mainly to price rise in vegetables and protein-rich items. #Inflation #TheySaidIt #WPI #Agricultural Produce Market Committee #APMC #Arvind Mayaram
Good monsoon sets ground for record grain production, 5% growth in 2013

Dec 29, 2013

Good monsoon sets ground for record grain production, 5% growth in 2013

Passage of the landmark food security law in Parliament and the decontrol of sugar sector were two major highlights of the year. However, the recommendation of the Supreme Court appointed committee to put a moratorium on the field trials of GM food crops was seen as a big setback. #Sharad Pawar #Agriculture #PDS #SC #WTO #APMC #Food Security Law #RearView2013 #GM food crop