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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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Girl rescued

16 Jul 2019 | 1:24 AM

Sagar, MP, July 15 (UNI) A girl hailing from Shillong was liberated on Monday at a local hotel from the clutches of a flesh trade gang that lured her here on the pretext of employment.

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Violence in MP town

16 Jul 2019 | 1:10 AM

Barwani, MP, July 15 (UNI) An additional police force was stationed in Sendhwa town on Monday subsequent to approximately half-a-dozen people being injured, numerous retail outlets damaged and vehicles targeted by some organisations in the wake of a minor pupil being kidnapped and sexually assaulted on Thursday.

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Monsoon taking a break over MP

16 Jul 2019 | 12:48 AM

Bhopal, July 15 (UNI) The southwest monsoon appears to have hit a ‘roadblock’ as Madhya Pradesh’ residents may have to wait for approximately a week prior to resumption of downpours.

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Sumitra reacts to Akash case

16 Jul 2019 | 12:13 AM

Indore, MP, July 15 (UNI) Erstwhile Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan averred on Monday – in the context of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s local legislator Akash Vijayvargiya recently assaulting a Municipal Corporation official with a cricket bat – that an endeavour should be made to rectify erroneous conduct.

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Third regional zonal commanders meet to start on from July 15 in Kolkata

16 Jul 2019 | 12:07 AM

Visakhapatnam, Jul 15 (UNI) The Third Regional Zonal Commanders' Meeting is scheduled with Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) from July 15-18 at Kolkata, which will further strengthen the bonding between the two Coast Guards.

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