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Monthly                                                                                            Vol. 9  Issue 2          June 2018     ` 50/-



















          Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan undertakes                                       Display of farm

          various activities to promote best                                     machinery, Greenhouse

          farming practices and enhance                                          hyDroponics, harvestinG
          Agricultural income                                                    & storaGe technoloGies



                                                                                 Making Agriculture a Successful Enterprise
                                                         Department  of  Agricultural
                                                         Research & Education (DARE-
                                                         ICAR)  will  be  implemented   edia Today Group   (Govt. of India), National
                                                         to  saturate  these  25  villages   is proud to organize   Mission on Micro Irrigation,
                                                         in  each  district  with  these   Mthe anniversary   National Centre for Cold
                                                                                                         Chain Development, Ministry
                                                         activities.             of AgriTech India (Tenth   of Agriculture (Govt. of
                                                            The  overall  coordination   edition), expansively
            he Ministry of Agriculture   identified in consultation with   and  implementation  in  the   acknowledged as India’s   ...Continued on P6
                                                                                 largest Exhibition on
          Tand  farmers’  welfare  in   Ministry of Rural Development   25  villages  of  a  district  is   Agriculture, Farm Machinery,
          line  with  the  Prime  Minister   as per directions of NITI Ayog.   being  done  by  KrishiVigyan   Dairy, Poultry, Livestock
          Narendra  Modi’s  vision  of   In  districts  where  number  of   Kendra  of  that  district.  111   Equipment & Agri Processing
          doubling  farmers’  income  by   villages (with more than 1000   officers  have  also  been  made   Technologies from 31  August
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          2022  has  launched  the  Krishi   population) is less than 25, all   in-charge  of  one  district  each   - 2  September, 2018 at BIEC,
                                                                                   nd
          Kalyan  Abhiyaan  from  1    villages will be covered.  for  overall  coordination  and   Bangalore.
                              st
          June,  2018  till  31   July,  2018   An   Action   Plan   field  level  monitoring.  These   10  AgriTech India 2018
                      st
                                                                                      th
          so as to aid, assist and advice   comprising   specifically   officers  have  been  selected   has a persistent support
          farmers  on  how  to  improve   identified   activities   under   from  subordinate/attached/  from prominent Indian agri
          their  farming  techniques  and   various  departments  of  the   autonomous   organizations/  and food organizations
          raise their incomes. The Krishi   ministry  namely,  Department   PSUs  etc.  of  Ministry  of   adding strong points and
          Kalyan  Abhiyaan  will  be   of Agriculture, Cooperation &   Agriculture   &   Farmers   impact to the event. Among
          undertaken in 25 Villages with   Farmers  Welfare  (DAC&FW),   Welfare.  the various organizations
          more  than  1000  population   Animal  Husbandry  Dairying   Various  activities  to  promote   supporting the exhibition
          each  in  Aspirational  Districts   &  Fisheries  (DAHD&F)  and   ...Continued on P5  are Ministry of Agriculture
                                                                                 & Farmer Welfare, MOAFW
          Indian regulator
          clears Bayer’s deal for

          Monsanto















           ndia’s antitrust regulator has   the  last  antitrust  hurdles  for
          Iapproved  the  acquisition  of   the deal.
          U.S.  seed  major  Monsanto   The   CCI   hasn’t   yet
          Co  (MON.N)  by  Bayer  AG   made  public  the  conditions
          (BAYGn.DE), in a decision that   imposed,  but  the  source  said
          moves the $62.5 billion deal a   the  watchdog  had  asked
          step closer to the finish line.  for  divestment  of  Bayer’s
            German    conglomerate   agriculture  seeds,  vegetable
          Bayer  is  preparing  to  close   seeds,  glufosinate-ammonium
          the  takeover  this  quarter,   and  the  digital  agriculture
          giving it control of more than   business.
          25 percent of the world’s seed   In  a  statement,  Bayer
          and pesticides market.  said the Indian clearance was
            Both Bayer and Monsanto   “another  milestone”  towards
          had  subsidiaries  in  India,   the global acquisition.
          making it mandatory for them   The  takeover,  one  of  a
          to  receive  clearance  from  the   trio  of  major  deals  in  the
          Competition  Commission  of   agribusiness  sector  in  recent
          India (CCI).           years, would create a company
            The   acquisition   had   with  a  share  of  more  than  a
          been   approved   “subject   quarter  of  the  world’s  seed
          to  compliance  of  certain   and pesticides market.
          modifications,” the CCI said on   Bayer earlier said Russia’s
          Twitter, without elaborating.  antitrust  regulator  FAS  had
            A  source  with  direct   approved   the   company’s
          knowledge  of  the  matter  said   Monsanto takeover.
          CCI’s  clearance  was  among
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