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Mulshi Pattern

Mulshi Pattern – Marathi Movie showing hardships faced by farmers during developmental phase

A stark portrayal of the hardships faced by farmers, Mulshi Pattern tackles some of the raging issues of our times. The film lays bare the deep flaws of the system which turns the farmer into a criminal and a social outcast. Films story is based on farmers who sold off their land in Mulshi taluka …

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Mitti – Back to the roots, A film on agrarian crisis and Importance of traditional organic farming by Farmers’ Champions

Mitti-back to roots, is a docudrama film based on several real life incidences from across the country.  The film is made in hindi and dubbed into other languages. Mitti is the story of a young agricultural scientist ‘Ekta’ who tries understand the crisis in farm sector and explores alternative paths. This is story of a village …

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Understanding terms and formulas used to decide the MSP by CACP & Government of India

Cost of production of a Crop while deciding Minimum Support Price ( MSP ) is categorised into 3 major categories as, A2  => Actual paid out cost A2 +FL => Actual paid out cost plus imputed value of family labour C2 => Comprehensive cost including imputed rent and interest on owned land and capital A2 cost …

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सोयाबीन पिकांवरील चक्रभुंगा किडींचे व्यवस्थापन

विदर्भामध्ये सोयाबीन पिकाची मोठ्या प्रमाणावर लागवड होते. सोयाबीन पिकावरील चक्रभुंगा ही महत्वाची कीड आहे तरी शेतकरी बंधूनी सोयाबीन पिकाचे वेळोवेळी सर्वेक्षण करून ह्या किडींनी आर्थिक नुकसानीची पातळी गाठताच ( ५ ते १० टक्के प्रादूर्भाव ग्रस्त झाडे ) नियंत्रणाचे उपाय योजावेत. सोयाबीन पिकावरील चक्रभुंगा ही महत्वाची कीड आहे. या किडीचा मादी भुंगा पानाच्या देठावर, फांदीवर किंवा …

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Fssai, Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their …

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Foreign Direct Investments ( FDI ) in India for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Plantations

As per Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016, Notification No.FEMA.362/2016-RB, February 15, 2016, Issued by Reserve Bank of India, details of Foreign Direct Investments ( FDI ) in India for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Plantations are as below, 1. Agriculture & Animal Husbandry …

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Mango Man

Meet the “Mango Man” who grows more than 300 varieties of mangoes on single tree – PadmaShri Haji Kalimullah Khan from Lucknow, India

Haji Kalimullah Khan from Malihabad, Lucknow, India, also called as ‘Mango Man’ has been awarded the Padma Shri in 2008 for his rare technique of growing more than 300 varieties of mangoes of different shapes, sizes and hues on one tree. Khan’s prized tree is about 100 years old on which he started work in …

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Farmer Suicides and the Global food crisis: A Story not told, TEDx Talk by Devinder Sharma

With the formation of WTO, a new international economic world order came into being. This has greatly affected the fate of farmers in developing countries across the world. While the successes of the new global trade regime have been appreciated, the issue of rising number of farmer suicides has faltered out of attention in the …

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We are what we eat and plants give us what we feed – TEDx talk by Ramanjaneyulu GV

Is our food safe? A red alert question that Ramanjaneyulu, puts out to all of us. Hear him talk about the quality of food we are eating. Listen to the reasons we need to adapt to organic farming as a results of excessive use of chemical pesticides and horrifying facts and statistics, surrounding them. He …

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Opensource softwares for Agriculture / Farm Management

FarmOS  farmOS is a web-based application for farm management and planning. It is built on Drupal, which makes it modular, extensible, and secure. Openlayers is used for mapping and geodata manipulation. Check the article “Installing FarmOS on Linux/Ubuntu Desktop” if you want to try the FarmOS software by your own. The source code is also …

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