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Indian agriculture needs greater entrepreneurship: Ashwani Muthoo

Ashwani Muthoo, Deputy Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation, IFAD, talks to development journalist Ashok Kumar about the agency’s role in making smallholder farming profitable in India.

‘Farm sector growth rate may triple on good monsoon’

The agriculture sector is likely to grow in the range of 5.2-5.7 percent in 2013-14, nearly three times more than the last year as good monsoon has raised the prospects of bumper harvest, a CACP discussion paper said.

FDI worth Rs 70 cr in agriculture during Apr-Jun qtr: Pawar

India received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth Rs 70 crore in the agriculture sector during the April-June quarter of the current fiscal, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

Mosoon delay not a serious situation; no dearth of foodgrains: Pawar

Giving out stock position, the minister said 50.16 million tonnes of wheat and 32.14 million tonnes of rice is available in the government godowns as on June 1, this year.