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Bengal rules out contact farming


June 4th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The West Bengal government is preparing a draft to amend legislation regarding agricultural marketing but won't follow the centre's advice on adopting contract farming, a ... Read more...

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With bumper wheat crop, Punjab farmers rich by Rs.14,110 crore


May 11th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Having achieved a record wheat crop of over 120 lakh tonnes this season, Punjab farmers have become richer by Rs.14,110 crore."Punjab farmers are richer by Rs.14,110 ... Read more...

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Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up Kisan Mandis


March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will establish 341 special markets - 'Kisan Mandi' - to help farmers to sell their produce at the right price, Chief ... Read more...

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More paddy produced in Haryana this year


December 5th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) The arrival of paddy in the procurement season in Haryana has been higher this year so far compared to last year, officials said here Monday."Over 44.85 ... Read more...

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Shops shut in India but shoppers open to foreign retailers (Roundup)


December 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Protests over the entry of global retail chains such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour saw tens of thousands of shops down shutters across India Thursday, ... Read more...

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Shopkeepers protest but shoppers don’t mind foreign retailers (Afternoon Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Protests over the entry of global retail chains such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour saw tens of thousands of shop-owners downing their shutters across India ... Read more...

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Onion export ban lifted


September 20th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EgoM) Tuesday lifted the ban on onion exports to help farmers, said Food Minister K.V. Thomas.The government banned onion ... Read more...

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Punjab to get 50 lakh tonnes storage capacity


May 6th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Punjab, which faces a major problem of food grain storage every year, will get an additional storage capacity of around 50 lakh tonnes in the next ... Read more...

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BJP farmers’ wing starts campaign to visit grain markets


April 24th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha (BJPKM) Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to visit grain markets across the country to understand and highlight the problems ... Read more...

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Court orders pesticides tests on veggies in Delhi


March 9th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered tests on fruits and vegetables being sold in the capital to find out if banned pesticides were being used ... Read more...

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Scope of exemptions enlarged to improve storage of agricultural produce


February 28th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): In the General Budget 2011-12, the scope of exemptions to improve storage and warehouse, specialty for agricultural produce has been further enlarged.Presenting the Budget in ... Read more...

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Highlights of measures announced to control prices


January 13th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a slew of measures to control prices of essential commodities. Following are the highlights: -- State-run National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and ... Read more...

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60 trucks of onions reach India from Pakistan


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 22 (IANS) Sixty trucks packed with onions entered India Wednesday from Pakistan as traders stepped up imports amid soaring prices of onions in the country.After the arrival of the first ... Read more...

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Nafed monitoring markets to check onion prices


November 26th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Agri-cooperative Nafed is monitoring the rates of onions to keep prices under check, and increased arrivals from Maharashtra will ease prices, the agriculture ministry said Friday."Nafed is ... Read more...

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Haryana agri-markets get computers, internet


August 31st, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) All 108 'mandis' (agriculture grain markets) and 25 sub-centres of the agricultural marketing board in Haryana have been provided with computers and internet facilities to publish the prices ... Read more...

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Wheat procurement in Punjab crosses 100-lakh MT mark


May 10th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, May 10, (ANI): Punjab today crossed the mark of 100 lakh metric tons of wheat procurement despite many hurdles faced due to delayed and shortest procurement season ... Read more...

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