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Friday 20 December 2013

India

Novasep expands and opens subsidiary in India

Novasep Process Engineering Services PVT LTD will meet India’s increasing need for high efficacy processes for its fast growing food and feed industries

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Friday 05 July 2013

India

Farm subsidies

Punjab government today approved a proposal for providing Rs. 1.16 crore subsidy for metered electric supply at Agriculture Power (AP) tariff to dairy, goatry, piggery and fish farmers besides others engaged in hi-tech and density cultivation of fruits and vegetables.

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India

New farming courses

The country's first and only private open agriculture university, which began functioning here in January this year, has opened its doors for farmers offering them courses without any age bar and qualification restriction.

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India

Subsidies for livestock farmers

Punjab government on Monday approved a proposal for providing Rs. 1.16 crore subsidy for metered electric supply at Agriculture Power (AP) tariff to dairy, goatery, piggery and fish farmers besides others engaged in hi-tech and density cultivation of fruits and vegetables.

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Monday 01 July 2013

India

The dairy industry

The Indian dairy sector has acquired substantial growth momentum from 9th Plan onwards as a result of which the country now ranks first among the world's milk producing nations, achieving an annual output of about 130 million tonnes, reports Commodity Online.

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Friday 28 June 2013

India

Preserving native cattle breeds

Pulikulam cattle, an indigenous breed with distinct characteristics and known for its valour in jallikattu (bull taming sport), is on the verge of extinction.

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Thursday 27 June 2013

India

Hyline boost to the egg market

To ensure long-term success in the world’s third largest egg market, Hy-Line International is investing in a wholly-owned subsidiary, Hy-Line Layers Pvt. Ltd., to serve the Indian market.

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Wednesday 26 June 2013

India

5,000 celphones for farmers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday distributed free mobile phones to thousands of farmers here as part of his government's efforts to empower the farming community with latest technology, an official said.

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India

Organic farming

Amid allegations that a project conceived in 2010 to phase out agriculture driven by synthetic fertilizers and pesticides by 2025 has fallen by the wayside, acreage under organic agriculture is showing promise as more and more farmers are taking up the cause of getting rid of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides.

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Friday 21 June 2013

India

A cattle care centre

A cattle care centre, with excellent 'green' credentials, has been launched to provide support and facilities for local farmers from three nearby villages.

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India

Ban on Chinese milk

The Food Safety and Standards of India has announced an advisory that the continuation of an imports ban on Chinese milk, milk solids and all associated food preparations containing dairy products, is to be maintained.

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Thursday 20 June 2013

India

Farming and finance

He new banking protocol prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India for the cooperative sector is feared to bring agriculture lending to a complete halt and render the 1,602 primary cooperative banks in the State redundant from July 1.

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India

Monsoon boost for farmers

Monsoons have just set in and the state has already recorded a rainfall of 159.2mm- a positive sign as the figure is over 222% more than the month's average rainfall.

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India

The cost of poultry feed

Despite some fluctuation in prices of key ingredients, poultry feed prices remained unchanged last week.

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Monday 17 June 2013

India

Poultry feed prices

Poultry feed prices stayed unchanged this week, despite an uptrend in prices of a few of its key ingredients, said trade expert Aditya Mishra.

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Saturday 15 June 2013

India

Dairy farm problems

Cattle farmer’s unions have hit out against the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Foundation (GCMMF) in response to emergency forage supplies not being issued to dairy farmers in Gujarat.

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Friday 14 June 2013

India

Farmers and water

With the water level touching rock bottom in all the major reservoirs on the Krishna river the Krishna delta farmers wait with bated breath for rains.

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Tuesday 11 June 2013

India

Farmers angry with government

Stressing on the need to empower farmers, governor HR Bhardwaj said the government should make education and healthcare facilities free for them.

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Saturday 08 June 2013

India

Farmers and water

Now that June is right around the corner, farmers and economists in India are anxiously awaiting the arrival of monsoon season, which will bring up to 80 percent of the country’s annual rainfall.

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Thursday 06 June 2013

India

Small farmers selling up

More and more small and marginal farmers are selling their meagre landholdings to become agricultural workers.

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India

The grain harvest

A top market for Canadian pulse crops and oilseeds now expects to wait a few extra days for the rains on which its own pulse and oilseed crops rely heavily.

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Thursday 30 May 2013

India

Cage free farming

Cage-free farming in India was recently discussed at an event held at Calcutta’s Park Hotel, one of the first hotels in the city to go cage-free.

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India

Poltry feed costs

Poultry feed prices are likely to stay unchanged in the coming days due to steady cost of production, according to market experts.

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India

Sugar cane prices

The newly formed All-India Sugarcane Growers’ Association has urged the Central government to ensure uniform price for sugarcane across the country besides directing sugar producers to bear the cost of harvesting and transportation of sugarcane to factories.

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Sunday 26 May 2013

India

3% growth in the farm sector

Farm sector is likely to record 3.4% growth in 2013-14 if monsoon is normal as has been forecast, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan said on Wednesday.

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Saturday 25 May 2013

India

Battery hens

Humane Society International/India (HSI/India) has successfully persuaded the majority of Indian states—including the top egg-producing states—to declare that confining hens to battery cages violates the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960.

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India

Horticulture

The agriculture department and state horticulture mission are set to launch a massive farming drive at Attapadi during the planting season in June, in a bid to revive the area where 22 malnutrition deaths have been reported.

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Thursday 23 May 2013

India

Farming on the crest of a wave

Farming may be a losing proposition for many in the country, but an agriculture degree could fetch you a well-paying job in no time.

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Monday 20 May 2013

India

Mobile phones and farmers

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) would in June this year use smart mobile phones to disseminate information on agriculture among farmers to increase productivity.

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Sunday 19 May 2013

India

Chicken and egg prices double

Chicken and egg prices rose by up to 95 per cent in different areas on higher feed cost in the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar.

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Saturday 18 May 2013

India

Government boost for farmers

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday unveiled a Rs. 984.70-crore package to give a stimulus to agriculture production, taking into account the shrinkage of cultivated land and to ensure that farmers got a fair price for their produce.

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Friday 17 May 2013

India

The sleeping giant of world farming

After decades on the sidelines of international agricultural trade, India was poised last year to become a major food supplier, overtaking traditional exporters of grain and meat. This could prove to be flash in the pan.

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India

Training farm students

Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology is busy preparations to conduct Uttar Pradesh Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATTET) which will be held on May 15, 16 and 17. The entrance examination for undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD courses would be held. As many as 16,500 students will take part in UPCATTET at 14 centres in the city.

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

India

Poultry eggs and antibiotics

About three per cent of egg and environmental samples from farms in Bareilly were found to be positive for Salmonella but the relatively high antibiotic resistance among the bacteria was raised as a concern by scientists carrying out the study

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Friday 10 May 2013

India

Easing of poultry feed prices

Aditya Mishra, a commodity expert, told The Hindu Business Line that following fluctuations in ingredients prices, feed prices have not been declined yet.

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Thursday 09 May 2013

India

Organic farming

The State government will soon come out with a comprehensive organic agriculture policy, according to K. Ramasamy, Vice- Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU).

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Tuesday 07 May 2013

India

New tax on farm land

New Delhi: Under attack over proposal in the Budget, the government today sought to explain that wealth tax was proposed only on urban land and not on agricultural land.

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India

Poultry feed prices

Poultry feed prices are likely to rule around current levels for the next few days due to lack of demand.

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Sunday 05 May 2013

India

Problems for apple growers

The hills of Thanedar-Kotgarh lie four hours from Shimla, the capital of this Himalayan state in northwest India.

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Friday 03 May 2013

India

Farmers being exploited

Politicians love to swear by the poor farmer.

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India

Poultry research

The first of its kind model Environment Control Chambers (ECC) in India for research purposes will be put to use at the Namakkal Veterinary College and Research Centre (VC&RI) from Monday, 29 April.

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Thursday 02 May 2013

India

Poor farmers and subsidies

The US has rejected India’s proposal to the WTO seeking flexibility to continue helping poor farmers through support prices without a limit on the subsidy.

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Tuesday 30 April 2013

India

Increasing farm production by 20%

India can achieve a leadership position in the world food market and also meet its growing domestic demand, promises a report by CII-McKinsey, issued today.

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India

More tractors being used

Rain or drought, farming in India is going to get a high-profile makeover.

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Friday 26 April 2013

India

Poultry farming

With about 80 percent of Indian households being wage dependent, Credit Suisse in a report titled ‘The Silent Transformation of India’ has observed that the multi-decade high wage growth for unskilled workers will continue given rising productivity, better wage discovery, and alternative job opportunities.

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Thursday 25 April 2013

India

A look at farm investment

Thinking of investing in India?

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Sunday 21 April 2013

India

Government help for the poultry industry

A delegation of the National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) led by chairperson Anuradha J Desai met with Sharad Pawar, the Union Agriculture Minister to requested a special package for poultry farmers to help them survive the current conditions.

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Wednesday 17 April 2013

India

Farmers rounded up for protest

Solapur farmer Bhaiyya Deshmukh, who was at the centre of Ajit Pawar's remarks over drought, was detained on Tuesday for staging a protest outside Prithviraj Chavan's bungalow.

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Saturday 13 April 2013

India

Indonesia to enhance agricultural cooperation with India

India and Indonesia have agreed to enhance collaboration in horticulture, natural resources management, agricultural engineering, crop science and food processing at a meeting held in Jarkarta.

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Sunday 07 April 2013

India

Compensating farmers

Punj Lloyd Upstream Ltd, an Indian company which is building an extension of the Myanmar-China natural gas pipeline, has been accused of failing to compensate for damages relating to the construction of the pipeline.

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