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Exclusive Satellite for Farmers Now, Says Minister

The government of India is considering an exclusive satellite for farmers to help in weather forecast and provide timely services for farming and agriculture, said minister Jitendra Singh in a reply to a starred question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Besides weather, the satellite-enabled services to support farmers include agro-advisory, agromet services, soil moisture and agricultural extension activities to support ...

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Agri Ministry limits neem coated urea production

In order to increase nitrogen-use efficiency, government has included neem coated urea, a slow release fertilizer, in the Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985., limiting its production. Nitrogen-use efficiency in respect of plain urea ranges between 30-35% and the balance nitrogen is lost to leaching. Neem acts as a nitrification inhibitor and its coating over urea minimizes loss due to leaching by ...

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Serbian Banks, Funds Organize Lending Workshop for Farmers

The Development Facility of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE DF), the Technical Assistance Facility of the Green for Growth Fund Southeast Europe (GGF TAF) and the Association of Serbian Banks (ASB) organized a very successful workshop on the potential of dedicated agricultural finance in Belgrade on 27 March 2015, said a statement. The workshop, attended by representatives of ...

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Bird Flu: Maldives Warns Imports of Poultry from Kerala

Days after the bird flu hit Kerala, the Maldivian government on Tuesday warned against the import of poultry from the state due to an outbreak of the H5N1 avian influenza in the region. The Maldives health ministry, in a statement, warned against importing live birds, flesh and eggs from Kerala, Xinhua reported. “Over 15,000 ducks have died in Kerala from ...

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Modi Inaugurates Food Park in Tumkur

To provide better facilities and infrastructure to the farmers of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch on Wednesday in Tumkur, Karnataka. After inaugurating a mega Food Park at the Vasanthanarsapura industrial belt, which is 90 km from Bangalore, Modi said, “For farmers to develop economically they need to be given facilities for better growth.” The park ...

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Tamil Nadu farmers get cashless mobile payment cards

For the first time in rural India, a long-held promise of providing mobile payment cards has come been fulfilled with the introduction of Kisan Cards in in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. Now the farmers of the village can pay for their purchases of inputs through the card . The card was introduced by local Pallavan Grama bank. While ...

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