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Top 5 Challenges Faced by Northeast India Farmers

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Challenges faced by Northeast India farmers is not visible at first glance Driving past the lush paddy fields and fruit laden trees of Shillong, one can’t help but feel envious of the people who work those fields. The beauty and serenity of their surroundings never cease to calm the white collar worker’s mind which is bursting with number crunching and information overload 24x7! Yet, a closer look and one can tell that the life of a farmer today finds no place in the verses of “The Miller of the Dee”. Challenges faced by Northeast India farmers today are numerous and...

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Agriculture a fertile ground for digitization

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An all-inclusive digital platform for the agriculture sector will help improve yields and meet the growing demand The numbers around India’s agriculture sector are staggering. It accounts for nearly 15% of India’s gross domestic product. It constitutes 10% of the overall exports. Over 58% of rural households depend on the sector as their principal means of livelihood. Most importantly, it feeds more than 1.2 billion people. Driven by a growing population, in particular an expanding middle class with higher incomes, the sector has seen a sustained increase in demand, especially over the past decade. India, however, continues to face significant...

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Food grain output may scale peak next year, agriculture growth at 5.5%

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The growth rate of agriculture and allied sectors will be 5.3 per cent even if wheat productivity throughout the country is lower by 3 per cent due to rise in temperature, officials said. The agriculture sector is all set to bounce back leaving two years of drought behind and may well pull off record food grain output of 270 million tonnes in 2016-17 on good rains, but farmers’ woes may continue due to adverse impact of notes ban and low sales realization. The farm growth is estimated to rise at over 5 per cent this fiscal, from 1.2 per cent...

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IISc Researchers Develop Tech to Help Farmers Preserve Their Produce & Tide Over Demonetisation

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Scientists from Indian Institute of Science have a solution for all farmers who have been affected by demonetization and are worried about their crops getting spoiled. They have developed a technology that can save and preserve vegetables and fruits for long periods of time. Farmers in India are currently struggling to harvest their crops due to lack of funds to pay laborers. Hence there is a risk of a large number of veggies and fruits going to waste. But thanks to the Center for Sustainable Technologies (CST) which is a part of IISc, a technology has now been introduced. The technology uses a device...

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Enhancing Income of Farmers - Rakesh Kapur, Chairman, Fertiliser Association of India, New Delhi

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India is an agrarian country with about 140 Million Farmers. Around 85% of them are small &marginal farmers. Average farmer income is 30 to 40% of per capita income of their urban counter parts with an ever widening gap. The country has shown impressive treads in Agriculture during last three decades. The food grain production has more than doubled from 104 Million Tonne (MT) in 1973 to remarkable level of 265 MT in 2013. The increased production was result of productivity increase due to improved technology, high yielding variety seeds, irrigation, inputs and pricing policies rather than expansion of cultivated...

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