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Tea planters urge finance commission to provide fund for promotion of tea
Tea planters in Assam urge the 15th finance commission to provide fund for generic promotion of tea. 15th Finance Commission visited Assam and tea planters stated Assam produces 53% of the country’s tea and 13% of world’s tea. Livelihood of a sizeable population of Assam depends upon tea industry – more particularly, about ten lakhs workers and more than one lakh small tea grower’s livelihood are directly dependent upon this industry.

Bright first flush tea output is expected to be followed by even brighter second flush
Despite apprehension of doomed post winter output of tea, Northern West Bengals green beverage arena had quite favourable yield in the season popularly known as first flush period. With prevailing favorable weather, planters are expecting bright second flush too after usual dormancy period during end of April.

KisanKraft signs license agreement with NRDC to sell aerobic rice variety
KisanKraft, a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of agricultural machinery for small & marginal farmers, has signed a 10 year licensing agreement with the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) and the National Bio-diversity Authority (NBA) for the marketing and sale of an aerobic rice variety developed by University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.

95% tur procured by Maharashtra lies unprocessed, govt faces Rs 1000 cr loss
Of the over Rs 3,000 crore-worth tur procured last year by the Maharashtra government, over 95 per cent is yet to be processed to make dal out of it, which may lead to losses to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore, a state marketing department official said today. According to the official, since the procured tur has a limited shelf life, the stock that has been damaged will have to be thrown away.

Govt hikes raw jute MSP by Rs 200, approves supply of iron ore to Japan, S Korea
The minimum support price (MSP) of raw jute has been increased by the government by Rs 200 per quintal to Rs 3,700 per quintal for the 2018-19 crop season, an official release said. The decision to increase the MSP for fair average quality (FAQ) was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Narendra Modi

GoM moots cess on sugar, subsidy for cane farmers
Imposition of a cess on sugarNSE 0.00 %, a production subsidy to sugarcane farmers and reducing goods and services tax on ethanol are some of the suggestions put forward by a group of ministers headed by Nitin Gadkari that is looking into the rising sugarcane arrears. The meeting was attended by food minister Ram Vilas Paswan and petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, apart from key officials.

Govt meets Rs 10 lakh cr credit disbursal target for FY18
Agriculture credit is growing every year and reached Rs 10 lakh crore last fiscal, the government said today while stressing upon the need to increase the flow to small farmers as well as providing loan access to tenant cultivators. The agriculture ministry will soon bring a proposal before the Cabinet for improving lending to small and marginal farmers based on the recommendations of the Sarangi committee.