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Cabinet nod for Rs 1 lakh crore agri-infra fund

2 days 9 hours ago
The Agri-Infra Fund was part of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced in response to the COVID-19 disaster. Briefing the media about the cabinet decisions, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said: "It is a historic decision. This will further the agriculture sector."

Agriculture to rack up gains as pandemic roils the economy

4 days 19 hours ago
Agriculture and allied activities are expected to grow 2-3% in the ongoing fiscal year, on the back of favourable government policies and forecast of a normal monsoon, after a 4% expansion in fiscal 2020. Overall, the economy is forecast to contract up to 7% in fiscal 2021, indicating a deep decline in industry and services.

Indian marine fish landings rise marginally in 2019

1 week 3 days ago
A study report on annual marine fish landings estimates in the country during the last year released here by the CMFRI showed that Tamil Nadu took the first position with 7.75 lakh tonnes followed by Gujarat at 7.49 lakh tonnes. Gujarat was holding the first position for the past few years. Kerala (5.44 lakh tonnes) retained the third position.

Crop sowing doubles from last year

2 weeks ago
The biggest increase is in oilseeds, under which area has gone up by more than six times. The area under pulses has increased by up to three times. Central India, which has received the heaviest rainfall in the country this season, is a major area for these crops.

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