Demands for herbs and aromatic plants such as ateesh, kuth, kutki, karanja, kapikachhu, shankhapushpi have been on a rise owing to increase in consumption of ayurvedic medicines and personal care products.
A decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held here.
The current model adopted by the government — of being both the subsidy provider and the procurement price player — has failed to deliver good results. It has made the farmer lose incomes and even self-respect
Reddy held a video conference with officials on issues, including insurance scheme, impact of rains on crops, increased availability of water in the reservoirs following good rainfall and the presence of "Fall Armyworm" agricultural pest in the state, an official release said.
We should aim to get more productivity from less resource if we want to double farm income by 2022.
At cabinet meeting, approval has been given to waiving existing crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh borrowed from the cooperative sector,Kumaraswamy said.
Singh said in the Lok Sabha that farmers wishing to join e-NAM platform need to register themselves on e-NAM portal and can sell their produce on e-NAM platform in any e-NAM mandi of their choice.
"Small farms (of up to 2 hectare) hold the key to ensuring food and nutritional security of India. Therefore, location specific integration is necessary," he said in the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on agriculture ministry here.
Higher demand from the world's second-biggest gold consumer could support global prices that are trading near their lowest in a year, although a rise in imports of the precious metal would widen India's trade deficit.
Singh said in the Lok Sabha that the central government has introduced the 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana' (PMFBY) from Kharif 2016 to address risks associated with agriculture.
After the Supreme Court cancelled the land acquisition of this village in 2011, many real estate projects had to be cancelled and moved to a different location
At the meeting, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed to take the soybean produce to China which is facing a shortfall of 11.5 million tonnes following trade tension with the US.
Addressing a public meeting here after inaugurating the Bansagar canal project and laying the foundation stone of the Mirzapur medical college, he said those doing politics in the name of farmers, did not have the time to think about an effective hike in minimum support prices (MSPs).
Yadav labelled farmer distress an important issue for the election and said farmers now know how to hold leaders responsible
In a veiled attack on the Gandhi family, he said if the Congress had any worry, it was "only for one particular family" and how to make them comfortable.
The government has deposited around Rs 24,500 crore in nearly 4.8 million farmers’ bank accounts until May 31
Data now shows that this elixir of political survival is causing structural damage and needs to be stopped before it becomes irreversible.
"Four-five in 100 farmers are refusing to give their land. Majority of the farmers had voluntarily come forward and given their land for the gree corridor project, he told reporters at the airport here.
"Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry," Oxfam International said as it released a report titled, "Ripe for Change".
Continuing his outreach programme of direct interaction with beneficiaries of his pet schemes, Modi spoke to farmers from over 600 districts via video-conferencing, highlighting the government interventions right from seeds to market that is aimed at addressing farm distress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers from across 600 districts through the Narendra Modi App.
He claimed that BJP will get clear majority in 2019 Lok Sabha polls due to the development that it has done.
The claims of 20 lakh farmers were settled after CM’s direction, costing around Rs 1,500 crore, but another 25 lakh are pending
The government’s measures are likely to result in an increase in sugar prices and moderate the decline in profitability of mills, thus enabling timely payment to farmers. However, overall profitability outlook for the sugar sector remains weak for FY19.
"Here Kamal Nath (MP Congress President) and Jyotiraditya Scindia (the State poll campaign committee chairman) are sitting. I want to assure you that within 10-days of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh, the government will waive (farmers') loan," Rahul said.