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TN govt annonuces ₹186 cr relief package for maize farmers

  • 05 Jul, 2019
  • India

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced a ₹186 crore relief package for maize farmers affected by infestation of the Fall Army Worm, a pest found to attack corn crops. Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the worm infestation has affected over 2.20 lakh hectares of maize crop out of the 3.55 lakh hectares in 17 districts of the State in 2018. Making a suo motu statement in the State Assembly, he said this issue has affected 2.93 lakh farmers in 17 districts and announced a reli

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Govt announces new scheme to boost fish processing; to allocate Rs 3,737cr to new ministry-TOI

  • 05 Jul, 2019
  • India

New Delhi, Jul 5 () Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday announced a new scheme to promote processing in fishery sector and allocated an estimated Rs 3,737 crore for the newly carved out Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. Presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament, Sitharaman said, "fishing and fishermen communities are closely aligned with farming and are crucial to rural India." The new scheme, Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), will b

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Poultry leaders along with Chevla M.P Mr. Ranjith Reddy met Mr. Giriraj Singh to discuss various poultry issues

  • 04 Jul, 2019
  • India

03 July 2019. Today Poultry leaders under the leadership with Chevla M.P Mr.Ranjith Reddy met Mr.Giriraj Singh, Hon'ble Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying,Mr. Sanjeev Baliyan, Hon'ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Mr. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon'ble Minister of State of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, to discuss various poultry related issues, mainly the maize crises. The meeting was held at Krishibhavan, New Delhi.

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Govt extends Kisan Credit card facility to fishermen, animal husbandry farmers for working capital needs

  • 04 Jul, 2019
  • India

The Kisan Credit card facility has been extended by the central government to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers to help them meet their short term credit requirements of rearing of animals, poultry birds, fish, shrimp, other aquatic organisms and capture of fish, said a government statement. Under Kisan Credit Card (KCC) facility, the credit limit for the existing card holders is Rs 3 lakh including animal husbandry and fisheries activities, whereas the KCC holders for animal husband

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Telangana faces deficit as paddy, cotton, maize sowing takes a hit

  • 03 Jul, 2019
  • India

With the monsoon playing truant and causing a deficit of 36 per cent in rainfall, Telangana reported very poor sowing in June. Due to the deficit, about 23 districts out of a total of 33 districts covered less than one-fourth of the normal sowing area. In 20 districts sowing took place on just under 60 per cent of the area normally covered during the month. Three of those districts (Adilabad, Mancherial and Mulugu) have received almost no rainfall so far. Paddy, cotton, maize and soya

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Modi Cabinet approves price hike for all Kharif crops 2019-20

  • 03 Jul, 2019
  • India

03 July 2019.  Giving a major boost to the farmers' income, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all kharif crops for 2019-20 season   S.No Crop Name New MSP 2019-20 (Rs/Qntl) MSP 218-19 (Rs/Qntl) Hike (Rs/Qntl) 1) Bajra 2000 1950 50 2) Maize 1760 1700 60 3)

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Karnataka Poultry farmers seek ‘Agriculture’ status under Income Tax Act

  • 26 Jun, 2019
  • India

Farmers association has made a representation to the Minister of Finance on the need to incorporate poultry farming as ‘agriculture’. With the Union Budget around the corner, the Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA) wants the Government of India to consider all poultry farming activities as ‘Agriculture’ under the Income Tax Act. According to the board, the poultry sector is exposed to all types of natural vagaries and gives empl

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MMTC postpones maize tender deadline to May 22

  • 14 May, 2019
  • India

The MMTC again postponed the deadline for offer submissions in an international tender to buy and import yellow corn (maize), this time to May 22, European traders said on Tuesday. The deadline for offers was originally May 8 and had been postponed to May 15. The tender seeks maize free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). India used to be a major maize exporter to south-east Asia. But it has become an importer due to falling output and rising demand from poultry producers and

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Centre Releases Draft Rules for Better Poultry Farming Practices

  • 06 May, 2019
  • India

  Recently, the government has declared draft rules for better poultry farming practices. According to which poultry farms in the country may be forced to give a space of not less than 550 sq cm and cannot put more than 6-8 birds in a cage.   The Ministry of Agriculture on an order given by the Delhi High Court has came out with a set of rules called Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Egg-laying Hens) Rules, 2019 to ensure better condit

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China, Russia agree to buy each other poultry and related products

  • 02 May, 2019
  • China

BEIJING - China and Russia have agreed to buy each other's poultry and related products, China's General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday. The poultry products that can be traded between the two countries include frozen poultry meat and byproducts like frozen chicken skin, wings, and feet, the General Administration of Customs said in a statement on its website. The bilateral trade move came after China opened up its market to imports of frozen poultry from Russia last yea

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