Maharashtra penalises traders for buying below MSP

Traders in designated state markets to attract 1-year jail term or fine up to Rs 50,000 or both if they buy farm commodity below the announced Minimum Support Price . The Maharashtra government Wednesday cleared the amendment to the Maharashtra Agriculture Produce Marketing Act, 1963, thereby allowing traders to be punished if they buy farm commodity…

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Subsidies on irrigation efficiency may negatively affect water use

The decrease in water availability at watershed levels due to subsidies is a critical concern for India considering the monsoon response to global warming.   A new study has pointed out that increased irrigation efficiency does not translate into more water availability for other uses at the watershed level. The subsidies for increasing irrigation efficiency…

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Rethinking Fresh Food – How Farming uses

    How Farming uses tech to feed an increasingly urban population. Irving Fain, Bowery Farming CEO, explains how the company is using technological innovation to feed an increasingly urban population in a sustainable way. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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