New call center to facilitate inter-state agriculture transport

The Union Agriculture Minister has launched an All India Agri Transport Call Centre to ease the inter-state movement of perishable items amid lockdown. Srijita Sen April 17, 2020 An initiative of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Government of India, the 24/7 operating call centre is mandated to solve inter-state problems of […]

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COVID-19: Farmers unaware of agriculture ministry guidelines

The Union Agriculture Ministry has specified guidelines for farmers in the time of the global health crisis but most of the farmers remain unaware. By Labani Mahanandy Farmers are hardly aware of the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to guide them on safety measures that need to be specifically followed during kharif crop […]

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Lockdown: Government launches call centres to assist agri-traders

Experts think this step will encourage farmers and traders  as it will bring down the prices of perishables By Arghyadeep Dutta April 16, 2020 The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, on April 15,  launched the All India Agri Transport 24×7 toll-free call centre numbers 1800-180-4200 and 14488 to facilitate the interstate movement […]

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Agriculture sector raises concern over possible delay in kharif season

Industries in the agriculture sector raised concerns in a meeting with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) that any delay in sowing of Kharif crops may lead to difficulties for farmers and the quality of output may also be impacted. Vivek Kumar M The nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak has lead […]

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Hopes of the Reliance power plant victims get reduced to ashes

People demand compensation from Reliance power plant in Madhya Pradesh that damaged about 100 houses and nearby crops in an ash spillage. Anil Kumar Tiwari April 15,2020 The dyke of the Reliance Power Plant located in the Harwara village of the Singrauli district collapsed on April 10, 2020. The leak killed three people and three […]

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Karnataka farmers bear a heavy cost of ensuring food in our plates

Harshith V April 15, 2020, Bengaluru Low purchase rates from Horticulture Department hit farmers to reach the city Farmers who toil hard to guarantee food in our plates are among the worst hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation on fruits and vegetables is bearing heavy on the pockets of farmers across the state.  Earlier […]

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Cardamom estate owners to see a dip in prices

Cardamom cultivators in Kerala are dealing with debt, price drop of their produce and labour shortage all at once, thanks  to the current crisis. By Kurian Joe  Cultivators of cardamom are facing a huge loss as the auctions have been paused due to the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus. The estates were reopened after permission […]

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