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Maharashtra: Agriculture growth recorded at 12.5 per cent

Posted by Hima Published on Wed, 2017-03-22 14:46
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 Agriculture growth recorded at 12.5 per cent

The State’s agriculture and allied sector has recorded a growth of 12.5 per cent, which had dipped to minus 5.3 per cent in the previous fiscal, propelled by policy reforms coupled with a good monsoon, according to the state Economic Survey Report 2016-17, adding that the policy objective was to double the income of farmers by 2022.

Chickpea seed supply coming up short

Posted by Hima Published on Tue, 2017-03-21 16:12
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Chickpea seed supply coming up short

Increased market demand and low grain prices mean a shortage on chickpea seeds.

Farmers hoping to raise chickpeas this year will find tight seed supplies across the nation, industry leaders say.

How Sensors, Robotics And Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Agriculture

Posted by Hima Published on Tue, 2017-03-21 15:42
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How Sensors, Robotics And Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Agriculture

The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. China and India, the two largest countries in the world, have populations totalling around one billion. In four years, by 2022, India is predicted to have the largest population in the world, surpassing China.

Murugappa Group’s Coromandel in talks to buy Nagarjuna Fertilizers

Posted by Hima Published on Fri, 2017-03-17 17:44
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Murugappa Group’s Coromandel in talks to buy Nagarjuna Fertilizers

The Murugappa Group’s Coromandel InternationalBSE 1.00 %, India’s biggest private-sector Phosphatic fertiliser company, is in talks to buy key urea producer Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals in one of the largest such buyouts in the sector, two persons aware of the negotiations told ET. 

Farmers in Tamil Nadu Are Growing Crops Despite Drought & Power Shortage With Help From One Man

Posted by Hima Published on Fri, 2017-03-17 13:16
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Farmers in Tamil Nadu Are Growing Crops Despite Drought & Power Shortage With Help From One Man

Though farming is the primary source of livelihood for a majority of Indians, it remains dependent on weather conditions and availability of resources like water. Little wonder that the ongoing drought is leaving farmers desperate.