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  • Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season

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    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season.


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  • Agriculture
    National Agriculture Exports Policy to be Announced Soon

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    National Agriculture Exports Policy May be Announced Soon to Double Farmers Income; Agriculture Exports to Grow by 20% in 2018-19. The policy aims to boost the agriculture export up to 60 billion dollars by 2022-23, which is currently at $35 billion, from $42.6 billion in financial year 2013-14.


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  • Agriculture
    Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

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    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approvedCentrally Sponsored Scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) during remaining period of Fourteenth Finance Commission (2018-19 & 2019-20).


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  • Agriculture
    Agriculture students protested against delay in jobs filling

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    Agriculture students on Monday protested against the delay in filling vacant posts in the agriculture sector. They sought the filling of 800 base-level posts - including those of assistant agriculture officer, assistant horticulture officer and other allied services - which have been lying vacant f...


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  • Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season

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    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Raw Jute for 2018-19 season.


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    National Agriculture Exports Policy to be Announced Soon

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    National Agriculture Exports Policy May be Announced Soon to Double Farmers Income; Agriculture Exports to Grow by 20% in 2018-19. The policy aims to boost the agriculture export up to 60 billion dollars by 2022-23, which is currently at $35 billion, from $42.6 billion in financial year 2013-14.


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Cabinet approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

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    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approvedCentrally Sponsored Scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) during remaining period of Fourteenth Finance Commission (2018-19 & 2019-20).


    Read more
  • Agriculture
    Agriculture students protested against delay in jobs filling

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    Agriculture students on Monday protested against the delay in filling vacant posts in the agriculture sector. They sought the filling of 800 base-level posts - including those of assistant agriculture officer, assistant horticulture officer and other allied services - which have been lying vacant f...


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Expert Speak

A Techie-Turned-Organic Farmer

Venkat Iyer was living a fast-paced life in the IT world in Mumbai when he decided to stop and take a long, hard look at where he was headed. Disheartened by his stressful existence in the city, he decided to give it all up and take up organic farming in a small village near Mumbai. But it wasn’t easy. With no experience in agriculture, his journey was fraught with uncertainty. He soon went from negotiating tough clients, strict deadlines and traffic to looking forward to his first bumper crop of moong. As he battled erratic weather conditions and stubborn farm animals, he discovered a world with fresh air and organic food, one where he could lead a more wholesome existence. Recently, his book named “Moong over Microchips: Adventures of a Techie-Turned-Farmer” has been launched, in which he has mentioned all his experience and the adventure he has gone through while the transition was taking place in his life. In the interview with him, he shared his experiences in agriculture while highlighting certain points which are responsible making condition of farmer more stressful and difficult. He himself being an organic farmer mentioned the importance of organic farming.

Venkat Iyer