Monthly Archives: April 2018

Foodgrain production to be 284 MT in 2018-19: Govt

April 27th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags: ,

In the backdrop of prediction of a normal monsoon this year and buoyed with the bumper production in last two years, the government on Wednesday said the total food production in 2018-19 will be a record 283.7 million tonnes, including 113 million tonnes of rice. Addressing officials from the states during annual kharif conference here, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the good monsoon has indicated a good kharif season this year. Total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 277.49 million tonnes this year, which means there […]

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Centre targets a new high in foodgrains output this year

April 26th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

The Union government has set a foodgrain output target of 283.7 million tonnes (mt) during 2018-19, in the backdrop of forecasts of a favourable monsoon. The target is nearly 6 mt, 2 per cent, more than the estimated production of 277.5 mt in the last crop year (July-June). The targets set for rice and wheat are 113 mt and 100 mt respectively, which are 2 mt and 3 mt more than the production in 2017-18 as per the second advance production estimates, said Agriculture Commissioner SK Malhotra, while addressing a […]

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Odisha agri dept, Icrisat launch Bhoochetana, a farm-support initiative

Bhoochetana, an initiative that transformed lives of several million farmers in Karnataka, was recently launched in Odisha. The department of agriculture, Government of Odisha, and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joined hands and signed a Memorandum of Agreement to potentially benefit 4.35 million farmers in the state. The three-year agreement is set to reach 6.1 million ha of farmland in 30 districts of Odisha through a science-led development approach. Bhoochetana, meaning revival of the land, involves soil health mapping, nutrient recommendations and support to farmers. […]

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India, Mauritius conclude second round of talks for FTA

April 23rd, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags: ,

India and Mauritius today concluded the second round of negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement (FTA), aimed at boosting bilateral trade and investments. The three-day talks for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) started here on Tuesday, a government official said. During the deliberations, trade in goods, services besides economic cooperation were discussed. In an FTA, two trading partners cut or eliminate duties on majority of goods besides liberalising norms to promote services trade and boost investments. According to experts, India may not get huge benefit in goods […]

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India needs robust exports, investment to achieve 8% growth: ADB Economist

April 17th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

  India can achieve over 8 per cent growth rate in a sustained manner if it takes steps to revive investments and make exports competitive, said ADB Economist Abhijit Sen Gupta. Efforts will also have to be made to streamline agriculture marketing and improve supply chain, he said, adding that this is the area where there is scope for more reforms. Right now, the investment and exports drivers are really not firing… Once those two engines fire up India can sustainably grow at 8 per cent, Sen Gupta told . […]

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Maharashtra government sets sights on export fruits and vegetables

  The Maharashtra government has taken a slew of measures to promote the export of fruits and vegetables. In the last three months, the state has shipped around 2761.41 tonnes of fruits and vegetables through various export facilitation centres set up by the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB). Maharashtra has exported mangoes, grapes, pomegranates, oranges, bananas, onion as well as vegetables such as lady finger, bitter gourd, drum sticks, green chillies among others to the European Union, Thailand, Netherlands, Doha, Bahrain and the US. Financialexpress.com quoted the managing director […]

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