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FM Key challenges faced by the Indian agriculture include the need to increase productivity by leveraging technology-especially for high yielding and resistant variety seeds efficient utilization of water adaption of latest IT to increase resilience to nature and to increase the price benefits to the farmer by providing timely market information

News and Press Release - Dated:- 5-1-2016 - The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that said the key challenges faced by the Indian agriculture are the need to increase productivity by leveraging technology-especially for high yielding and resistant variety seeds and efficient utilization of water, adapt latest IT to increase resilience to nature by phasing sowing, watering and harvesting and to increase the price benefits to the farmer by providing timely market information. The Fina .....

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Jaitley further said that the performance of Agriculture Sector during three out of the last four years (2015-16, 2014-15, 2012-13) has not been good mainly due to inadequate monsoons. As per the estimates of GDP for the second quarter (July-September) of 2015-16, the Minister said that agriculture, forestry and fishing sector grew by 2.2 percent as compared to growth of 2.1 percent in the corresponding period of 2014-15. Along with the Finance Minister Shri Jaitley, the Pre Budget Consultative .....

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atrao Nadagouda, Federation of Oilseeds Cooperative Growers of India, Shri Vijayan Rajes, President, United Planters Association of South India, Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU, Shri Siraj Chaudhary, Chairman & MD, Cargill India Pvt. Ltd., Shri Keshab Das, GIDR, Dr. Suresh Pal, Member (Official), CACP, Shri Bojja Dashratha Rami Reddy, Secretary General, Consortium of Indian Farmers Association, Dr. K.V. Prabhu, Joint Director (Research), IARI, Shri Devesh Roy, IFPRI, Shri Ajay .....

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em be given infrastructure lending status, food exports may be taxed rather than banned and funds collected there from be spent for improving irrigation system. It was suggested to set-up National Institute for Agriculture Market Intelligence, introduction of agriculture index and satellite survey every month. Data received though survey be shared with farmers so that they can take a decision about sowing of a particular crop as well as its marketing etc. Other suggestions included maximum retai .....

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