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Niti Aayog backs direct buying from farmers

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NEW DELHI: Official think tank Niti Aayog is pushing for a legislature to allow direct buying of agriculture produce from farmers, a move meant to help farmers and buyers fetch better prices and do away with middlemen. The model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2017, prepared by agriculture ministry in consultation with Niti Aayog, provides for making entire state’s designated area for farmers to sell their produce, single trader licence, single levy of taxes, and electronic auctioning of crop produce. Big agricultural states such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have responded well to the model...

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Seeds of change

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Farming will go back to basics with the help of tomorrow’s technology. “The future of farming has been known to Indians for thousands of years,” says Subhash Palekar. Half in jest, I ask the farmer who won the Padma Shri in 2016 if he is a fortune teller. With a laugh, he comes up with a profound reply: “What we do today determines our future.” Palekar is a proponent of a farming method he calls “Zero Budget Spiritual Farming”, which rejects chemicals and pesticides, and goes back to a more ancient form of agriculture. The method helps farmers bump up...

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Re-utilise, treat crop residue instead of burning, says report

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Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy’s action plan suggests measures to control pollution from six major sources of pollution. To prevent the national capital from choking on large amounts of crop residue burnt every year, a Delhi-based NGO has recommended setting up of a standalone institution to incentivise farmers to use crop residue in other ways. Set up as a Special Purpose Vehicle called ‘Fasal Avshesh Upyog Nigam (FAUN)’, it aims to encourage farmers to avail benefits under existing schemes on farm mechanisation, and also purchase or temporarily hire machinery for treating crop residue. The report – ‘Cleaning Delhi’s Air: Implementation...

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"3% more cucumbers with high-wire cultivation under lights"

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A trial carried out last year at Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree demonstrated that high-wire cucumbers in 7.5 cm high Grodan Plantop NG2.0 blocks produced a 1.5% higher yield in natural light and a 3% increase under lights compared with plants in 6.5 cm blocks. Moreover, an increase in fruit weight was noted. Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree, a family business that specialises in high-wire cucumbers, has two harvests annually: a winter harvest of the Hi Power variety (planting date: 28 December) and a summer harvest with Hi Force, a mosaic-resistant variety with a planting date around the longest day....

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How plastics are lowering input costs, boosting yields and profits

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VADODARA, MARCH 20:     Bharat Patel, a science graduate and a chilli farmer from Kheda district, has reason to cheer. His earnings from the chili crop on three acres of land is set to touch ₹12 lakh this year, which is about three times over what he earned from the same crop last year. Patel is thankful to plasticulture — a technique of using plastics for agricultural applications, which helped him bring down costs and multiply income with higher yields. Patel used a mix of drip irrigation and plastic mulching for the chili crop, which includes capsicum. “Drip irrigation led...

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