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2014 ఎన్నికలలో రైతుల ఎజెండా

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Farmers Agenda for 2014 Elections

#FarmersAgenda2014 Rytu Swarajya Vedhika is planning to bring up the Farmers Agenda for 2014 elections.  Please do share your views. Also please do share it with the political parties you know to include in their manifestos. 2014 Farmers Manifesto (English) 2014 RSV manifesto pdf (Telugu) Rytu Swarajya Vedhika is planning to bring up the Farmers Agenda for 2014 elections.  Please do share your views. Also please do share it with the political parties you know to include in their manifestos.  

Government Subsidy Schemes on Seed across the country

Scheme/Component Crops Scale of Assistance Macro Management Rice and Wheat Rs.500/- per quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for certified seed distribution for rice and wheat. Mode of Agriculture-State Work Plan       Bajra, Jowar, Ragi and Barley       Rs.800/- per quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for certified seed distribution of varieties for Bajra, Jowar and Barley Rs.1000/- per quintal for certified seed distribution of hybrid of Bajra and Jowar. Rs.1000/- quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for assistance for production hybrid rice seed. Rs.2000/- per quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less assistance for […]

European Union has introduced a new legislation to replace all the existing seed regulations

2013 EU seed law The new “Plant Reproductive Material Law” regulates all plants. It contains immediate restrictions on vegetables and woodland trees. (It also creates powers that can be used to restrict any other plants in the future, but the details of how this will work are left for later.) Under the new law, it will immediately be illegal to grow, reproduce or trade any vegetable seed or tree that has not been tested and approved by a new “EU Plant Variety Agency”, who will make a list of approved plants. Moreover, an annual fee must also be paid to the Agency to keep them on the list, and if not paid, […]

Draft CSR Rules

CHAPTER IX-CSR RULES Ministry of Corporate Affairs has released draft CSR rules. The rules will apply from the coming financial year (April-14). Key rules include: 1.      Net profit before tax will form the base for calculating CSR spending. Profit from branches outside India will be excluded. 2.      A company can also pool CSR resources with other companies. 3.      Tax treatment will be according to Income Tax Act. 4.      Activities creating ‘shared value’ which integrate the business model with social and environmental priorities are permitted. 5.      Implementation can be done directly, through dedicated trusts, etc., or through other NGOs, trusts, etc. 6.      All CSR activities must be conducted within India. 7.      If an activity is exclusively for employees / […]

Handbook on Some Political Issues surrounding Food and Agriculture in India

a very interesting compilation by Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements 2013 Farmers handbook – food and ag politics India ICCFM

Summary of The National Food Security Bill 2013

  TEHELKA BUREAUMore by the author > March 22, 2013 http://tehelka.com/exclusive-summary-of-the-national-food-security-bill-2013/ Revised version, as tabled in Parliament on 22 March 2013. Read full text of the Bill (Download PDF). 1. Preliminaries The Bill seeks “to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices to people to live a life with dignity and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto”. It extends to the whole of India and “shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different States and different […]

Andhra Pradesh: Special Agriculture Budget 2013-14

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Karnataka: Budget proposes Farmers Income Commision

Karnataka Government proposes to establish Farmers Income Commission in the new budget The Karnataka Agriculture Budget for 2013-14 is at http://www.kar.nic.in/finance/bud2013/bud2013.htm (go to Part I Agriculture). Some of the schemes and strategies announced, that caught my attention, are pasted below: 14. Creation of basic database of farmers and distribution of pass books: Database containing comprehensive information (land holding, category, address, facilities availed etc) of farmers has to be created with the integration of ‘Bhoomi’ project with the existing “Aadhar” database in the State. This information   will be useful to enable greater attention hereafter for categories and areas which have got less importance till now and for formulating agriculture related policies.   A pass book containing all this information will be provided to the farmers.  A […]

వ్యవసాయ బడ్జెట్-2013-14 కు రైతు స్వరాజ్య వేదిక, సుస్థిర వ్యవసాయ కేంద్రం, అఖిల పక్ష రైతుసంఘాల ప్రతిపాదనలు

అనేక సంవత్సరాల పోరాటం తర్వాత, ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం ప్రత్యెక వ్యవసాయ బడ్జెట్ ప్రవేశ పెట్టడానికి సుముఖత వ్యక్తం చేసింది.  అయితే ఈ వ్యవసాయ బడ్జెట్ కేవలం నిధులు కేటాయింపు గా మాత్రమే చూడకుండా, వ్యవసాయానికి దిశానిర్దేశం చేసే విధంగా వుండాలి అని కోరుతూ, సుస్థిర వ్యవసాయ కేంద్రం, అఖిల పక్ష రైతు సంఘాలు, ఏ.పి. రైతు స్వరాజ్య వేదిక ఆధ్వర్యం లో చర్చించి చేసిన ప్రతిపాదనలు. 121227 AP Agricultural Budget Proposal చదవండి.

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