The word agriculture is a late Middle English adaptation of Latin agricultūra, from ager 'field' and cultūra 'cultivation' or 'growing'. While agriculture usually refers to human activities, certain species of ant, termite and beetle have been cultivating crops for up to 60 million years. Agriculture is defined with varying scopes, in its broadest sense using natural resources to More
Only 40 percent of rural economy is agriculture, and services and manufacturing account for a substantial chunk of rural incomes.
It is a race against time in the fabled Mendoza wine region in the west of the South American country once again in the grip of La Nina, a periodic weather phenomenon that cools surface temperatures and intensifies drought. Monteviejo -- a large vineyard between 1,000 and 1,200 meters above sea level -- expects to have a harvest 50 percent smaller than last year. Some others in the region lost everything.
The total outlay, including capex of public sector units, is budgeted at 6.2 percent of GDP for FY24 which will cushion the economy through its relatively large multiplier effect, and at the same time is expected to crowd in private investment.
Routing the subsidy through manufacturers and keeping the selling price of fertilisers artificially low, makes diversion of subsidised fertilisers profitable for dubious players
It will incentivise farmers to cultivate crops based on market demand and local climatic conditions, leading to optimal use of inputs, irrigation water and chemical fertilisers thereby reducing the subsidy burden for the government
Bureaucrats are micro-managing the operations of urea plants through the New Pricing Scheme. This is the surest way to scuttle any initiative to cut costs and improve efficiency
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Speaking in the Assembly, Harpal Cheema said education, health, and agriculture are among the priority sectors for the government.Total budget size has been increased by 26 per cent to Rs 1,96,462 crore for 2023-24 over the previous year, the state finance minister said.
Apart from announcing a spree of measures for the state's cultivators, the government also raised the cap under a state-run health insurance scheme, and announced interest-free loans for persons from the Dhangar community.
"This will curb the pilferage in the seed trade sector," Tomar said addressing a two-day Indian Seed Congress
Crops are withstanding moderate change in climatic conditions
Under the scheme, eligible farmer families are provided Rs 6,000 per year in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 each.
Addressing a post-budget webinar with stakeholders of agriculture and cooperative sectors, the Prime Minister said India's agriculture budget has increased many-folds to Rs 1.25 lakh crore.
NITI Aayog believes Indian agriculture is quite resilient now to such shocks and the share of the crop which is affected by rainfall is declining steadily
The role envisaged for the Union government in these funds is limited to helping the creation of an ecosystem that supports long-term debt financing through priority sector lending
Continuous rains rendered the ground wet for long periods which impacted sugarcane cultivation, Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad told PTI on Saturday.
Higher wheat output could help the world's second-biggest producer of the grain in replenishing depleted inventories and bringing down prices from record levels.
Addressing media on the sidelines of the first G20 Agriculture Deputies' Meeting here, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said agriculture for India has always been a priority and for the world it has fully come to the fore now.
About 6,000 hectares of land has been identified in 28 development blocks of seven districts of Sirmaur, Solan, Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra and Mandi, which will benefit more than 25,000 farmer families under the main project.
The minister asked youth to explore new methods for producing value added products from coconut as there is huge demand for such products including coconut sugar and coconut milk.
The H5N1 virus has been rampaging through poultry farms and a Spanish mink facility
The budget was a mixed bag for agriculture, with emphasis on tech-related proposals and higher credit for farmers, but the absence of some expected tax breaks.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the overall budgetary allocation for his ministry has been increased to an estimated Rs 1.25 lakh crore for the 2023-24 financial year, which includes Rs 60,000 crore for the government's ambitious scheme PM-KISAN.
In fact, farmer incomes have fallen in many states. However, the FM has rolled out some new initiatives with an eye on the long term.
Union Budget 2023: To further boost startups sprouting out of rural areas, Sitharaman also said the government will launch an agriculture accelerator fund for young entrepreneurs.