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Govt allocated 30% funds for development of women farmers: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: The government has allocated 30 per cent funds for the development of India's women farmers under various schemes, as announced by Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar. In the overall agricultural operations ranging from land preparation to post-harvesting operations, rural women play a pivotal role. Citing the same, there is need to enhance their access to productive assets like seed, water, credit, and subsidy. At the Meeting of the…

Food security should of paramount priority

18th October 2012: The global food situation is no doubt getting more precarious as the days go by, going by the assessments that experts monitoring trends are giving. This is despite the advances made in the production sector, which could have eliminated the problem years ago. Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it all with the latest hunger monitoring figures which reveal that one person in every eight goes hungry. “That is…

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