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Animal Protein Virtually Irreplaceable Part of ‘Children, Young & Elderly Diet’: DG, FAO

World’s most influential food bodies like FAO also speaks about sources of protein needs (pulses & dairy produces)

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Indian Sugar Production To Rebound 25%

Stocks are expected to be more than sufficient to meet India's 3-month consumption requirement prior to the start of next season's harvest

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Farmers Must Adopt Market-centred Approach To Earn More: Minister

MoUs worth about Rs 124 lakh crore have been signed for setting up various types of processing units

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Where Small Change Counts!

How did the Indian farmer cope with the cash crunch that followed demonetisation? BW Businessworld investigates

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'Vegetables Prices Shot Up Most In Lucknow Wholesale, Retail Markets'

Supply of vegetables in the country declined by about four per cent and their average price rose by over 12 per cent and by about nine per cent at wholesale and retail markets in October

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Prudent Hike In MSP To Keep Food Price Inflation Contained

The government yesterday (25 October) hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 110 to Rs 1,735 a quintal and of pulses by up to Rs 400 per quintal to encourage farmers to boost area and production of these crops

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South-West Monsoon Ends Officially; Heavy North-East Monsoon Signals Its Arrival

With the initial onset of monsoons that swept across large swathes of India, Kharif planting got a further fillip, as overall planting acreage increased by three percent compared to normal area

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India Drags Feet On Genetically Modified Mustard Permit Amid Powerful Opposition

The mustard variety would have been the first transgenic food crop to be allowed for commercial cultivation

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Govt Hikes Wheat MSP By Rs 110 per quintal; Pulses By Rs 200 per quintal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the MSPs of all rabi (winter-sown) crops for 2017-18. MSP is the rate at which government buys grain from farmers

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Government's Rice Procurement Rises Marginally To 69.89 Lakh Tonne So Far

Food Corporation of India (FCI), the nodal agency for procurement and distribution, had procured 381 LT in the 2016-17 marketing season (October-September)

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Government To Take Action After ICAR Probe On Spurious Cotton Seeds

Expressing concern over sale of such seeds, he said the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has been asked to prepare a report and study the extent of penetration of spurious cotton seeds in the market

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Lower Kharif Harvest Projected For Indian Crop Year 2017-18, says USDA

According to the global agriculture intelligence network of USDA ‘market sources report that the first advance estimates may be on the higher side largely based on the provisional planting reports as the prolonged dry spell in the unirrigated areas is also likely to affect yield prospects’

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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu Meets Scientists, Food Experts In US

Naidu said he aims to make Andhra Pradesh the most advanced agricultural state in the country

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