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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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The government also plans to send a total of 14.4 lakh crores on the rural sector in the next financial year.
"By the year 2013, the rural sector will have been moved away from the more traditional capital grant-based schemes, and will need to be self-sustaining."
In the "Summit of Ministers for the Field," the heads of these portfolios will not only explain to Colombians how to advance a comprehensive public policy for the rural sector, they will also respond to the concerns of academics, producers, unions, opinion leaders and the press in general, on what are the actions and strategies to achieve the proposed goals.
New Delhi [India], December 5 ( ANI ): The Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations (CIFA) on Tuesday suggested various measures to increase farmers income and bolster agrarian economy in a bid to address the challenges and issues faced by the rural sector.
"We thought it would be a good idea to use our expertise and knowledge of the rural sector to do something really useful in this underdeveloped area."
Global Banking News-18 January 2010-Commercial banks to compete in rural sectors of India(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Summary: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), September 23 (ANI): Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government for its policies, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that his government is interested in developing rural sector of the state.
Business confidence in the non-farming rural sector is growing, proving the countryside is starting to emerge from the recession, says the CLA in the North.
Agricultural Bank of China is the third largest bank in the nation, and provides services to the rural sector.
18441, on Labor Day and Rest Regime in the Rural Sector, more than 15,000 workers in the sector agreed to a basic human right : they reduced their working hours and acceded to overtime, in the corresponding cases.
The sources said the local government and Community Development Department had started work after employing the technical services of the urban unit to devise a comprehensive plan for waste management in the rural sector.
Mr Paterson said: "I firmly believe the rural sector will be instrumental in boosting Britain's bank balance.

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