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Horticulture crops on 2.5 cr hectare is expected during 2016-17

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Research and development projects in horticulture crops have yielded encouraging results, as a result, the production of horticulture crops have been more than food grains irrespective of adverse climatic conditions. After China, India is the second largest producer of horticultural crops and fruits.

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Need to move beyond tractorisation to improve crop productivity

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Custom hiring centres can provide rentable equipment and machinery that can be used to increase yields, reduce costs and avoid large capital expenditures. India is self-sufficient in food grains but to progress further we need to collaborate with international patrons to improve the quality and penetration of mechanisation in agriculture sector.

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Centre working on including millets in Mid-day Meal and PDS: Agri Secy

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With a view to ensure that millets become a part of average Indian’s diet, the Government of India is trying to include it in school feeding programmes (Mid-day Meal), Union agriculture secretary SK Pattanayak said at an ASSOCHAM-Karnataka Government joint event, ‘Organics & Millets 2018’ held in New Delhi.

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Farmer multiplies incomes by salt-tolerant wheat cultivation

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Other than routine sell on Minimum Support Price (MSP), Surjeet Singh has been selling KRL-210 as seed on an average 70-90 quintals every year with at Rs. 3,000 per quintal.

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Transforming livelihoods of tribals through onion & garlic cultivation

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Under Tribal Sub-Plan of ICAR- Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, the tribal farmers in Nandurbar region of Maharashtra witnessed a quantum jump in their productivity. Onion and garlic are important commercial crops which can improve livelihood of farmers.

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Challenge of Retaining Farmers in Agriculture

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According to NSSO, 45 percent of the farmers interviewed wanted to quit farming. There are multiple factors, especially the declining productivity and profitability. Pandurang Hegde writes on making farming remunerative. The World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated on October 16 to commemorate the founding of United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945.

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Semen diluent: Is it the end of the road for cocks?

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It seems that not all is well for the cocks of the poultry industry i.e. the male hens, who appear to be heading towards the end of the road. In order to reduce the operational cost of poultry industry and for pushing the sector to the fastest growth, ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute has developed a diluent for poultry semen. It reduces the cost of cock rearing up to 95%.

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ATARI trains Subject Matter Specialists of Agricultural Extension

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Experts stressed on the importance and involvement of Subject Matter Specialists to provide technological backstopping in their respective districts. One-day re-orientation programme for Subject Matter Specialists (Agricultural Extension) of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK)s of Rajasthan and Haryana was been organised at ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI),Jodhpur.

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Pearl millet genome shows way for extreme heat-tolerant varieties

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The study will catalyse breeding efforts to improve this crucial staple food for millions of people in arid and semi-arid Africa and Asia in particular. The rising temperatures and frequency of extreme climate events like heat waves in many parts of the world will lead to a drop in major staple crop production.

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Govt to allocate additional Funds to push Pulse Cultivation

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The 13th General Council meeting of the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) decides to allocate more funds for pulses & oilseeds cultivation to tackle wheat blast disease in West Bengal.

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