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Workforce engaged in agriculture sector is decreased by 11 per cent: ASSOCHAM

ASSOCHAM study said, the number of people depending upon agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood has come down from over 60 per cent in 1999-2000 to 49 percent in ...

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Agri exports fall 19% in Q1

In the first quarter of the current financial year, India’s agricultural export was down 19 per cent in terms of value over the last year, primarily on the back of lower exports to ...

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Farm growth holds out hope for the economy.

Last week, the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council projected 4.8 per cent growth for agriculture in 2013/14. In comparison, agricultural growth last year was 1.9 per cent. If the projection proves accurate, ...

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Agriculture’s share in GDP declines to 13.7% in 2012-13

 The share of agriculture and allied sectors in India’s GDP has declined to 13.7 per cent in 2012-13 due to shift from traditional agrarian economy to industry and service sectors, Parliament was informed today. “As per ...

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Agriculture ministry to improve domestic marketing system for agricultural products.

NEW DELHI: With the aim to reduce the price gap between farmers and consumers and within inter-state, the agriculture ministry in consultation with state governments and other stakeholders endeavored to ...

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Landmark Land Acquisition Bill Gets Loksabha Nod

After Food Security Bill, the pathbreaking Land Acquisition Bill that aims to give a fair deal to farmers for their land for industrial use was passed by the Lok Sabha ...

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FDI worth Rs 70 crore in agriculture during April-June quarter: Sharad Pawar

India received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth Rs 70 crore in the agriculture sector during the April-June quarter of the current fiscal, Parliament was informed today. “In 12th five year plan (2012-17), FDI inflows ...

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Maharashtra government launches Rs 10,000 crore dryland agriculture mission.

Maharashtra government has launched Rs 10,000 crore Dryland Agriculture Mission (DAM) for the rainfed areas in the state. In the first phase of the programme, one village from each rainfed taluka ...

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