Crop Diversification

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Agriculture can’t wait

While RBI is holding rates steady, government needs to overhaul food markets.

Diverse first results

In Punjab’s first season of crop diversification,basmati scores on all counts,maize and cotton lose on production but gain on prices.

Pawar for crop diversification in Northeast

Pawar said the region held tremendous potential in the agricultural front.

Badal aims to cut area under paddy by 13 lakh hectares

The Punjab government on Friday said it will soon initiate steps to bring down area under paddy and encourage farmers to go for crop diversification.

Badal seeks Rs 1,000 cr for crop diversification

Punjab has sought financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore from the Centre for creation of infrastructure to encourage crop diversification in the state.

At agri meet,experts promote crop diversification

Amardeep Singh Cheema,member of the Planning Commission,suggested a special purpose vehicle to develop a Rs 20-crore network,which will provide agriculture-related services.

Crop diversification plan hits rough patch

The Punjab government’s plans of crop diversification seems to have hit a rough patch as area under horticulture has increased by just 7,000 hectares this year.