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Farmers’ income doubled in six years

Farmers’ income doubled in six years

Kolkata, Mar 10 (UNI) The net increase in the annual income of farmers has increased from Rs 91,011 during financial year (FY) 2010-11 to Rs 2,39,000 during FY 2016-17, a doubling of income or an increase of 262.74 per cent.

The expected production of foodgrains and rice will be around 184.23 lakh metric tonnes (MT) and 161.84 lakh MT, respectively, during 2017-18.

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been adopted to increase the production of rice at low cost.

The state has been able to increase the area of production of aromatic rice varieties like Gobindobhog and Tulaipanji.

The State Government has also attached importance on the production of pulses. The estimated production during 2017-18 has been 4.63 lakh MT while for 2018-19, the target has been fixed at 4.75 lakh MT.

The department has taken several initiatives to improve the overall economy of state-run farms and to attain self-sufficiency in quality seed production.

The farms will engage contractual, daily and piece-rated workers to ensure maximum coverage of the net cultivable area under them.

UNI SJC KK

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Inter-state debit card gang held in Telangana

17 Dec 2018 | 10:39 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 17 (UNI) The City Task Force police arrested a five-member inter-state debit card gang and seized several debit cards of various banks from their possession here on Monday.

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Cyclonic Storm 'Phethai' over Coastal AP weakened into 'Deep Depression'

Cyclonic Storm 'Phethai' over Coastal AP weakened into 'Deep Depression'

17 Dec 2018 | 10:29 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 17 (UNI) The Cyclonic Storm ‘PHETHAI’ over
Coastal Andhra Pradesh moved northnortheastwards with a
speed of 13 kmph during the past 6 hours on Monday and
weakened into a 'Deep Depression' and lay centred at 1730
hrs near latitude 16.

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Revenue official held with graft money in Jammu

17 Dec 2018 | 10:22 PM

Jammu, Dec 17 (UNI) A revenue official was arrested on Monday with graft money he demanded and accepted from the complainant in Domana area here on city outskirts.

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17 Dec 2018 | 10:19 PM

The bulletin said Rainfall at most places with heavy
to very heavy falls at isolated places will occur during
the next 12 hours in North Coastal AP and in Yanam
District.

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DHR introduces Steam Hauled Evening Daily Toy Train Service

17 Dec 2018 | 9:59 PM

Siliguri, Dec 17 (UNI) Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has introduced the first evening
daily toy train service hauled by steam engine on Sunday.

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