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IFAD 39 Million Loan for Rural Employment in Nepal

New Delhi (ABC Live): The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement recently with the government of Nepal that will aim to reduce poverty and improve incomes and employment opportunities for over 87,000 rural households. IFAD will provide a US$38.6 million loan to finance the Rural Enterprises and Remittances Project in Nepal. The project focuses on ... Read More »

Crop Insurance, AgriMarket Mobile Apps for Farmers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mobile Apps for Farmers :Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh launched two mobile apps for the farmers here today. Mobile app “Crop Insurance” will help the farmers not only to find out complete details about insurance cover available in their area but also to calculate the insurance premium for notified crops, coverage amount ... Read More »

India Announces New Urea Poilcy 2015

New (ABC Live):New Urea Poilcy 2015 ,The Department of Fertilizers, Government of India has taken various initiatives during the last one year. These initiatives aim at working in the direction of promoting the indigenous production of Fertilizers, and making them available to the farmers in time. New Urea Poilcy-2015: Based on the CCEA decision, the New Urea Policy-2015 (NUP-2015) has ... Read More »

PMKSY Aims End-to end irrigation Solutions

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) with the vision of providing end-to end solutions in irrigation supply chain, viz. water sources, and distribution network and farm level applications. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development ... Read More »

Govt Planning Fertilizer Subsidies Directly to Farmers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fertilizer subsidies paid during the last three years and current years (up to October 2015), year-wise, are as in table below:                                                                       ... Read More »

Sugar Mills to Get Subsidy for Timely Sugar cane Payment

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Central government has notified a scheme on 2.12.2015 to extend production subsidy @ Rs. 4.50 per quintal to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane and facilitate timely payment of cane price dues of farmers for sugar season 2015-16. Funds released under the scheme shall be directly credited into farmers’ accounts. The scheme is likely ... Read More »

SMAM Scheme Reaching the Unreached

New Delhi (ABC Live): Sub-Mission of Agricultural Mechanization SMAM scheme was introduced by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare during 2014-15. In India, horticulture mechanization is almost at an infant stage and for the growth of this sector; there is immediate need for intervention. The SMAM scheme aims at ‘reaching the unreached’ by bringing to the small and marginal ... Read More »

Paris Climate Change Agreement Targets 1.5 Celsius

New Delhi (ABC Live): An historic Paris Climate Change Agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today. The Paris Climate Change Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The universal ... Read More »

Fighting Hunger Through Reduction in Food Wastage

New Delhi (ABC Live): Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) today launched a new initiative to enhance global cooperation on measuring and reducing food loss and waste for Fighting Hunger. The G20 agriculture ministers requested FAO and IFPRI to launch this ... Read More »

Agricultural Technology to Top Sustainable Development Agenda 2030

New Delhi (ABC Live): The General Assembly would underline the instrumental role of agricultural technology in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under the terms of a draft resolution approved by a recorded vote today by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), which also took action by consensus on six other texts as well as a draft decision. ... Read More »