Category: Agriculture India

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Irrigation in India – Focus on some serious issues

By Dr Amrit Patel Water scenario is now fast changing as a result of increasing population, rising demand for irrigation in India to raise high-yielding varieties of crops, rapid urbanization and industrialization, electricity generation, impact of global warming and erratic rainfall. Water for Life Decade [2005-15] and the annual World Water Day being held on […]

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Financing agriculture by private sector banks in India

By Dr Amrit Patel The Government of India and Reserve Bank of India [RBI], acknowledging the significance of the role of formal credit for agricultural development and growth, initiated policy to progressively institutionalize agricultural credit system and expand it beyond cooperative credit structure by nationalizing private banks in 1969, establishing regional rural banks in 1975 […]

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Harnessing Agricultural Potential in North Eastern Region of India

By Dr Amrit Patel , The North East Region [NER] constitutes eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Its population of 39 million [2000 Census]constitutes 3.8% of country’s population. Rural Population of 327.71 lakh is 84.34% in NER as against 72.20% in India. Agriculture provides livelihood support to 70 […]

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Good Governance: A Key to enhance Agricultural Growth

 By Dr Amrit Patel ,  “Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development” said Kofi Annan, 1998. The Approach Paper to the Twelfth Plan emphasizes the need to redouble our efforts to ensure that 4% average annual agricultural growth rate is achieved, if not more. In this context Government’s […]

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The way forward for Indian Agriculture

The below article is written by Mr S S Sangra, retired Chief General Manager of NABARD. Mr S S Sangra holds an  M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics and has worked for 30 years in various development related fields and is currently a freelance consultant in the field of Agriculture , Micro Finance sectors and livelihood programmes. He […]

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Get loan for setting up warehousing infrastructure under NABARD scheme 2012

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has invited request letters from private sector agencies for availing loan assistance from Banks / NABARD to create / expand warehousing infrastructure for foodgrains and for other agricultural commodities during the financial year 2011-12 under NABARD’s warehousing scheme. NABARD Warehousing for Agricultural Commodities Scheme 2012 For more […]

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World Bank to provide Rs 1125 Crore for agricultural production in West Bengal

More than 4000 minor irrigation schemes will be constructed in 18 out of 19 districts in the state. The World Bank today approved a US$ 250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project(ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production of small and marginal farmers. About 139,000 hectares (ha) of irrigated area are expected to […]