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101 new cold chains set to synergize Food Processing in India

The government will soon launch an umbrella programme ‘SAMPADA’ for food processing sector with Rs 6,000 crore outlay to integrate current and new schemes aimed at reducing food wastage and doubling farmers’ income. Announcing this, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said her ministry would soon approach the Cabinet for …

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NABARD Bill 2017 seeks to amend certain clauses in reference to MSMED Act, 2006

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in the Lok Sabha seeks to amend certain clauses in the light of reference of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 and the Companies Act, 2013 in the proposed legislation. The Bill foremost proposes to …

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IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production

FAO and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to cooperate more closely to support sustainable rice production in developing countries to improve food security and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources. An agreement signed today seeks to better pool the scientific knowledge and technical know-how of the two organizations …

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Rs. 182.3 crore has been released for 18 projects for sectors including agriculture and animal husbandry, water resources, coastal areas, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Kisaano ki Samriddhi”, the well-being of farmers is vital to the nation’s prosperity. Kisan is the sentinel of our food security. Annadaata Sukhibhava has been one of our fundamental civilizational values. It is the time the government is taking several steps to usher in Second Green Revolution in the entire …

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HortiTechIndia convenant signed to upgrade India’s horticulture sector

The Netherlands and India will work together to develop Dutch solutions for the Indian horticultural sector. Last week a number of parties signed the new Partners for International Business (PIB) convenant HortiTechIndia. The convenant was signed by Ad Bischoff from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Davinia Lamme from Larive International and …

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Micro-finance platform Disha plans the formal launch of its small finance bank (SFB) in the next quarter.

Micro-finance platform Disha plans the formal launch of its small finance bank (SFB) in the next quarter, followed by 30-40 branches in the next three months. The SFB, under parent Fincare Business Services, also looks to offer products such as gold loans and micro-enterprise loans to rural customers. “The branches …

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