AgriBudget 2023-24 summary announced by Nirmala Sitharam on Feb 1
01-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
The Finance Minister said that the Digital Public infrastructure for agriculture will be built as an open source, open standard and inter operable public good.
2023-24 Pre-Budget expectations of the agriculture & allied sector
31-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
As the union Budget 2023 is scheduled for 1February 2023, Agritimes.co.in received lots of suggestions and view that needs to be focused for the agriculture and allied sector.
AIFA appeals to curb cigarette smuggling, as done for gold, mobile
31-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farmworkers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. has appealed to the government to cut duties on cigarettes to arrest its smuggling.
Stable taxes on tobacco products critical for the survival of FCV tobacco growers
12-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farmworkers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. in their pre-budget appeal to Finance Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman have requested to treat tobacco crop like any other agricultural produce and not put additional burden of taxes on legally manufactured products in India as that would have an adverse impact on tobacco farmers .
Meghalaya government boost to livestock industry will create employment in the state
11-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
India is one of the world's top producers of products related to animal husbandry and livestock. In India, dietary habits have changed as a result of changing lifestyles and increasing per capita income. An increase in demand for livestock products is being caused by rising consumption of milk, meat, and eggs.
International Year of Millets 2023 will be an opportunity to promote millets as the nutritious cereals globally, says Tomar
28-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said the International Year of Millets (IYOM) – 2023 will provide an opportunity to increase global production, efficient processing and better use of crop rotation and promote millets as a major component of the food basket.
Walnuts are bridge to better health as we age, study finds
22-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Researchers who reviewed 20 years of diet history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements have found participants who ate walnuts early on in life showed a greater likelihood for being more physically active, having a higher quality diet, and experiencing a better heart disease risk profile as they aged into middle adulthood.
Pesticide's use did not affect basmati rice export, analysis by CCFI reveals
21-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
India is a global leader in rice exports - both Basmati and non-Basmati. In the last 10 years from 2012-13, India’s Basmati rice export (in volume terms) has grown 46 percent at a CAGR of 4 percent.
Dawn of GM crops ensuring food security and environmental gains
21-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Since the first genetically modified (GM) crops for sale to consumers were sown in the 1990s, farmers across the world have seen their incomes rising due to higher farm productivity and efficiency gains.
Agricultural research leaders’ team up to launch open data crop nutrition platform
06-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Marking a major advance in improving crop health and nutrition worldwide, the Consortium for Precision Crop Nutrition (CPCN) and Agmatix today launched a unique global platform designed to drive international research collaboration and expand open access to crop nutrient data to farmers, their advisers and policy makers.
Hybrid rice complements weather conditions of India
06-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Rice is a staple food for more than half of the global population and India is the second-biggest consumer after China. Rice cultivation in India occurs mostly under rainfed conditions, which makes the crop highly vulnerable to unpredictable weather conditions.
ICRISAT inks partnership with ICAR for Water Management
25-Aug-2022 - 0 Comments.
The ICAR-ICRISAT collaborative work plan (2019-2023) includes three research projects. Major focus of one of these projects is the genetic improvement of grain legumes (Gram, Arhar and Groundnut) and dryland cereals (Jowar, Bajra and Ragi) for enhancing their productivity potential, adaptation and quality traits.
Cabinet approves interest subvention on short term agriculture loan of upto INR 3 lakh
22-Aug-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved to restore Interest Subvention on short term agriculture loans to 1.5 percent for all financial institutions.
Agriculture Minister visits National Mithun Research Center, farm in Nagaland
05-Jul-2022 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar visited the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR’s National Research Center on Mithun and a pineapple farm on the first day of his visit to Nagaland.
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying launches One Health pilot project in Karnataka
29-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
Bengaluru witnessed the launch of ‘Orientation & Launch of One Health Pilot in Karnataka’ by Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on 28 June 2022.
India, Nepal agree to finalize new MoU for agricultural cooperation soon
20-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
The visiting Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal, Mahendra Rai Yadav, held a meeting with the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar recently.
Agriculture ministry signs MoU with UNDP for strategic partnership on Agriculture, Crop Insurance and Credit
02-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein UNDP will provide technical support towards Centre’s aspirational Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme & Kisan Credit Card – Modified Interest Subvention Scheme.
Government to provide 50% subsidy to SC-ST, women and small and medium farmers to buy drones
05-May-2022 - 0 Comments.
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar recently inaugurated and addressed the conference on “Promoting Kisan Drones: Issues, Challenges and the Way Ahead” organized as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Samunnati crosses cumulative disbursement amount of INR 37 crores for its pre-approved loan
02-May-2022 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati, an agri-value chain enabler, and India’s largest agri enterprise announced recently that its Instant Pre-approved Loans (Sam IPL), the digital lending solution to nascent Farmer collectives (FPCs/FPOs), has crossed the cumulative disbursement amount of INR 37 Crores across 600 loans since its launch last year in July 21.
Various activities organised across the country on the kisan bhagidari prathmikta hamari campaign under azadi ka amrit mahotsav
29-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
“Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari” Campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav has commenced from 25th April and will be organized till 30thApril, 2022 to create the awareness on various schemes and their benefits for the farming community across the country
Agri ministry to organise various awareness activities as part of the ongoing kisan bhagidari prathmikta hamari campaign
28-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
To commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Agriculture is organizing a week long special campaign on ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari’ to create awareness on various schemes and their benefits for the farming community across the country.
Agriculture minister virtually addresses farmers from across the country at the fasal bima pathshala
28-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
As a partof the ongoing “Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari Campaign” under Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare participated in a special ‘Fasal Bima Pathshala’ drive under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) recently.
Fasal bima pathshala to be organized across the country under kisan bhagidari prathmikta hamari campaign
27-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Government of India will conduct ‘Fasal Bima Pathshala’ under ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Campaign’ during the period from 25th April to 1st May 2022 as a Jan Bhagidari movement under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Kisan Bhagidari, Prathmikta Hamari campaign under azadi ka amrit mahotsav launched by union agriculture minister
27-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
While launching the “Kisan Bhagidari, Prathmikta Hamari” Campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (25th- 30th April 2022) Union Agriculture Minister interacted with farmers across the country who were present in Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in towns and cities in various states across India.
‘Kisan bhagidari, prathmikta hamari' to be organized from 25th April to 30th April 2022 as part of azadi ka amrit mahotsav
25-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is organizing the 'Kisan Bhagidari, Prathmikta Hamari’ campaign from 25th to 30th April, 2022 under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' in association of various other Ministries/ Departments of Government of India. During the campaign, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will organize countrywide programs at regional level for farmers.
Govt spends INR 49.80 crore on natural farming
22-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Natural farming is a traditional indigenous livestock based agricultural practices which gives freedom to farmers from all kinds of externally purchased inputs like chemical fertilizer or pesticides as well as organic fertilizers like vemicompost, organic manure, biofertiliser, bio-pesticides hence reduce the cost of farming and thereby provide benefit mostly to small and marginal farmers.
Govt focus on new 10,000 FPOs will benefit small farmers, says Agri minister
01-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the plan to form 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in the country will benefit farmers.
PM addresses a webinar on positive impact of union budget 2022 in agriculture sector
25-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Prime Minister,Narendra Modi addressed a webinar on positive impact of Union Budget 2022 in Agriculture sector. He discussed the ways in which the Budget will contribute to strengthening agriculture sector.
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana benefited 11.78 crore farmers
25-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
PM-KISAN is a central sector scheme launched on 24 February, 2019 to supplement financial needs of land holding farmers. Financial benefit of INR 6000 per year in three equal installments, every four month is transferred into the bank accounts of farmers’ families across the country through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
Pradhan mantri fasal bima yojana (PMFBY) enters its 7th year of implementation
19-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has successfully entered its 7th year of implementation with the upcoming Kharif 2022 season, completing 6 years of its implementation since its launch announcement on 18th February 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh.
India to showcase agriculture, food processing potential at EXPO2020 Dubai
17-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
India will pitch to become the preferred sourcing partner for the global food processing industry during the fortnight at EXPO2020 Dubai and host various seminars and conferences to deliberate on ways to explore international collaborations and further strengthen its export potential.
Govt converting rural haats into mini APMCs
15-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Physical infrastructure/ facilities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) have been developed in 1351 village haats and is under development in 1632 number of village haats.
Use of electronic media for educating farmers
14-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is educating farmers through use of following electronic media to upgrade their knowledge on modern agriculture technologies:
Implementation of Pradhan mantri kisan maan dhan yojna
12-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojna (PMKMY) is being implemented in order to provide social security net for the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF) by way of pension. Under this scheme, provision has been made for payment of a minimum fixed pension of Rs. 3,000/- to the eligible small and marginal farmers, subject to certain exclusion clauses, on attaining the age of 60 years
Govt building farmers database, says Narendra Singh Tomar
10-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Department has commenced the work for creating various agricultural services built around a core layer of Farmers’ Database (Agristack) in the country. In order to create Agristack, the department is in the process of finalising the “India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA)” which lays down a framework for building Agristacks.
Creation of national agriculture disaster management scheme
09-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has launched a flagship network project “National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)” aiming at strategic research on adaptation and mitigation, demonstration of technologies on farmers’ fields and creating awareness among farmers and other stakeholders.
AIWPA welcomes Maharashtra decision to permit wine to be sold in supermarkets
04-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The All India Wine Producers Association (AIWPA) an Apex body of wineries in India, having more than 70 members, including all the major Indian wineries and wine producers, had proposed to the State Government and has succeeded in getting passed a landmark rule to permit sales of wines in “Walk-in Supermarkets”.
Provisions in the budget for the holistic development of the agriculture sector, says Tomar
04-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Welcoming the Union Budget presented recently ,Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that it is the budget for the villages, poor people, farmers, women and youth.
India paid INR 2.37 lakh crore MSP to over 1.63 crore farmers during 2021-22
01-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
While presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in the Parliament today, the Indian Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman said “the procurement of wheat in Rabi 2021-22 and the estimated procurement of paddy in Kharif 2021-22 will cover 1208 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and paddy from 163 lakh farmers, and INR 2.37 lakh crore direct payment of MSP value to their accounts”.
India-Israel agree to further enhance cooperation in the agricultural sector
29-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon called on the Indian minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar at Krishi Bhawan on 27January 2022.
Accessibility of gene editing technology to diversify food basket, says Dr Ratna Kumria of Alliance for Agri Innovation
28-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture is not only the main occupation for about 45 percent of the global population but the only means of livelihood for many. Its integral not only to rural economy but also to our culture and traditions. Even though agriculture feeds and clothes the world, in its current form it is not a very sustainable activity.
Unethical business practices by e-Commerce platforms, says All India Farmers Alliance
26-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
All India Farmers Alliance feels concerned about the reported unethical business practices being resorted to by certain ecommerce platforms.
Scientists now have advance tools for plant breeding, says Ratna Kumria, Director- Biotechnology, Alliance for Agri Innovation
24-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
All living organisms are the reflection of the genes they are born with and genes evolve over generations. The basis of evolution is variation and natural selection of the better variant. Agriculturists have been using this phenomenon for selecting variants with desirable traits in crop plants.
Cabinet approves MSP for 2022 Copra season
25-Dec-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for copra for 2022 season.
Gene editing will bring the second green revolution
18-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture is the story of generations of famers and pioneers who selected edible plants and grew them over time to make them healthy and flavourful.
Eminent scientists, agriculturists cask govt to allow BRL1 field trials in Karnataka
10-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Eminent scientists and agriculture experts from Karnataka demand to allow Biosafety Regulatory Level 1 (BRL 1) field trials of Bt Cotton and Maize in Karnataka. After the success of Bt Cotton in India, since 2002 no other crop (enhanced through biotechnology) has been released in India.
Nutrition smart villages will strengthen India’s campaign against malnutrition, says Tomar
08-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, to commemorate the 75th year of Independence of India a programme on 'Nutrition Smart Village' will be initiated to strengthen the Poshan Abhiyan.
North Eastern states will become oil palm hub of the country, says Tomar
20-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Keeping in view the vision of the Prime minister for holistic and balanced progress of North East, the conference began under the chairmanship of the Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar with the watering of the oil palm plant and showcasing of a film on oil palm plantation.
IAAG writes to the Prime Minister for approval of gene-editing guidelines in India
18-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
India Agriculture Advancement Group (IAAG) International, founded by the stalwarts of Agricultural sector from India and abroad have written to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi expressing serious concern on the inordinate delay in the approval of Draft Guidelines for Safety Assessment of Genome/Gene-Edited Plants by Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulatory body under the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
PHDCCI moots plan to combat GHG emissions in the India agriculture sector
18-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
It remains imperative for India to rein in its greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions considering that the country is believed to be the third largest emitter, of which 14 percent comes from agriculture and allied activities.
Enabling policy environment can realize the full benefits of gene editing for Indian agriculture
04-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Gene editing mediated by CRISPR-Cas system has emerged as a powerful technology with a capability of precisely modifying the genome of a wide range of organisms.
WTO agreement on agriculture tilted against developing countries: Piyush Goyal
18-Sep-2021 - 0 Comments.
The G-33 Virtual Informal Ministerial Meeting organized by Indonesia was held the day before yesterday, to discuss the Agricultural Priority Issues of G33 and the way forward for the Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC-12) scheduled to be held from 30th November to 3rd December 2021.
Three farm bills and its implications explained
07-Sep-2021 - 0 Comments.
To understand why farmers have raised their ploughs and drove their tractors blocking highways against these bills, we need to first understand the three controversial bills and the repercussions for the ruling party.
New Drone rules ushers a landmark moment benefiting several sectors in India
27-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
In March 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) published the UAS Rules, 2021. They were perceived by academia, Startups, end-users and other stakeholders as being restrictive in nature as they involved considerable paperwork, required permissions for every drone flight and very few “free to fly” green zones were available. Based on the feedback, the Government has decided to repeal the UAS Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021.
PM releases PM-KISAN 9th installment, INR 19,500 crores transferred into 9.75 crores farmer accounts
10-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi released the next installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) today through video conference.
GoI in process of finalising India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture to lay down Agristack framework
04-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Department has commenced the work for creating Agristack in the country. In order to create Agristack, the department is in the process of finalising “India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA)” which will lay down a framework for Agristack.
Agri Minister lays foundation stone of plant authority building
23-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar laid the foundation stone of the Plant Authority building at Pusa, New Delhi.
Agri minister holds virtual meet with EU agriculture representative Janusz Wojciechowski
17-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
A Virtual meeting between Indian agriculture & farmers welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Member of the European Commission, Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski, was held recently.
Normal monsoon this year holds potential for agriculture sector, says FSII chief
16-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Rainfed farms in India occupy about 51 percent of the country's net sown area, therefore, monsoon rains are of utmost importance and benefit. Rainfall has a direct impact on agriculture since water is an essential input for farm production.
Cabinet approves modifications in Central Sector Scheme of financing facility under ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’
09-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval to the following modifications in the Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’.
NSAI, FSII agrees on business framework on development of superior plant varieties by plant breeders
09-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The seed industry through National Seed Association of India (NSAI) and Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) has reached a consensus on commercialization of framework for new traits for development of superior plant varieties which will benefit the farmers.
Need for resilient agriculture to tackle the uncertainties of the future, says agriculture commissioner
09-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
We need to promote integrated waste management systems, green chemistry, bio solutions, and pesticides, which will help to produce safe food. We will start with certifications and multi-levels safety standards that will ensure safe food production and consumption, Dr. Suresh Kumar Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Government of India said.
Modi government creates a new ministry of co-operation
06-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
In a historic move, a separate Ministry of Co-operation has been created by the Narendra Modi government for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’.
Food waste could change the future of fashion, finds Laudes Foundation study
06-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale.
DRMR signs MoU for licensing of rapeseed mustard hybrid with Advanta, UPL
30-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Advanta and UPL Limited, Hyderabad for the non-exclusive licensing of rapeseed mustard hybrid - NRCHB-506 recently.
Disastrous consequences of surge in cultivation of illegal HtBt cotton, FSII & NSAI write to government
20-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Quality seeds for farmers is the first step towards growing quality produce and better yield. Research and development ensure that the challenges faced by farmers are resolved and they get better varieties to fight pests and diseases.
Smart measures required for a successful kharif season amidst the pandemic
18-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Monsoon plays an important role in Indian agriculture. While awaiting the arrival, farmers have already begun initial tasks of kharif sowing. As the country is still reeling under the pandemic, farmers will face challenges for a second consecutive year. Moreover, farmer will have to be more cautious as the second wave of Covid-19 has proven more intense.
ICAR's NAHEP invites EOI for Social Safeguard consultancy services
15-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), a World Bank Project of INR 1,100 crore invites EOI from well qualified and experienced Consultant to provide support to the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of NAHEP,ICAR.
Research Report: Farmers’ Awareness and Attitude towards Sustainable Agricultural Practices
13-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
With an increase in population & so the basic need of food, the use of chemical fertilizers has been increased per year exponentially & become essential.
RFCL gets cabinet approval to revive neem coated urea plant
10-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for extension of the applicability of New Investment Policy (NIP)-2012 read with its amendment dated 7 Oct 2014 for the Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL).
Scope for subscription model in India’s agri sector
07-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Despite the ups and downs of the economy, there are many ways that a successful business can achieve success. Many business owners are now shifting to a subscription-based business model, which is beginning to catch on across the globe.
Maastricht University research finds that mealworm protein is as beneficial as milk protein
02-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Research by Maastricht University proves for the first time that insect protein is as beneficial as the 'gold standard' milk protein; both have the same performance on digestion, absorption and on the ability to stimulate muscle production.
PM releases 8th installment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN
14-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released 8th installment of financial benefit of Rs 2,06,67,75,66,000 to 9,50,67,601 beneficiary farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme today via video conferencing.
Agriculture Infrastructure Fund applications cross INR 8000 crore mark, set to transform agri-infrastructure
05-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has crossed the INR 8000 crore mark after receiving 8665 applications worth INR 8216 crores. The largest share of the pie is contributed by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58 percent), agri-entrepreneurs (24 percent) and individual farmers (13 percent). These investments are for a wide range of projects which will unlock value for farmers across the country.
Interface meeting for Kharif 2021 season, nutritional security discussed
24-Apr-2021 - 0 Comments.
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) jointly with ICAR organized Interface meeting for Kharif 2021 on 20 April, 2021 through video conference.
India’s agri & allied commodities export up by 18.49 % during April 2020 - Feb 2021
24-Apr-2021 - 0 Comments.
The export of Agri and allied commodities during April 2020 - Feb,2021 were INR 2.74 lakh Crore as compared to INR 2.31 Crore in the same period last year indicating an increase of 18.49 percent.
Agri ministry finalizes products for One District One Focus Product
08-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers welfare ministry in consultation with the ministry of food processing industries has finalized the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP).
Cabinet approves MoU with Fiji for cooperation in the field of agriculture, allied sectors
06-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare of the Republic of India and Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Fiji for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
Agriculture & farmers welfare budget up more than six times in the past six years, says Hardeep S Puri
27-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister Hardeep Puri has stated that the budget of the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has gone up more than six times in the past six years.
Agriculture Minister inaugurates honey farmer producer organizations by NAFED
03-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on 26 November 2020.
To make Goa self sufficient in agriculture, state announces Brand Goa venture
03-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
Goa Chief Minister, Dr Promod Sawant conducted a series of meetings with ICAR-CCARI and officials of State Government to prepare a roadmap for execution of strategies for improving production, productivity, value chain, mechanisation in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries sector of Goa State.
Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain, says Federation of Seed Industry of India
27-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector. There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make agriculture a sustainable and scalable industry, and the new farm laws are the steps in the right direction.
India, a prominent player in the APAC gene editing market
26-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
In the history of Nobel prizes, it's been awarded to 57 women 58 times, with Marie Curie being awarded twice. The 2020 Nobel for chemistry is the first time an all women team has been awarded the Nobel. The only other instance being the Nobel peace prize in 1976 to founders of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement.
Parshottam Rupala launches INR 10,000 crore NCDC Ayushman Sahakar Fund
20-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala today launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR, a unique scheme to assist cooperatives play an important role in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country formulated by the apex autonomous development finance institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
'New farm laws offer more markets, benefits to farmers', says Federation of Seed Industry of India ED
17-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Over the past few weeks, much has been written on the newly enacted farm bills, which have been termed 'historic' by the proponents while “death warrant” for farmers by the opposition groups.
Three farm reform laws are in line with govt's vision of ‘One Nation-One Market’
12-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Three Farm Reform Laws are going to change the fortune of agriculture in our country. The new laws will eradicate the fundamental problems plaguing the agriculture sector.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute Assam campus at Gogamukh inaugurated
28-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture & farmers affairs minister recently inaugurated Narendra Singh Tomar dedicated to the nation yesterday the campus of the new Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Gogamukh, Assam, IARI Assam
Parliament passes farm bills, full protection to farmers, procurement at MSP will continue, says Narendra Singh Tomar
20-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Parliament today passed two bills aimed at transforming agriculture in the country and raising farmers’ incomes. The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 which were passed by Lok Sabha on 17 September 2020, were passed by the Rajya Sabha also today.
Gene editing as the next-gen plant breeding tool for breeders
18-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
The basis of plant breeding is the availability of trait variation and diversity in different crops, that can be brought together into a variety or hybrid with multiple superior qualities or characteristics.
Funding in agricultural research was 0.67% of total agricultural gross domestic product
16-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
The public money spent on agricultural research and education to total of agricultural gross domestic product in India was 0.67% during 2017-18 at current prices.
Government introduced three bills for transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income
14-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
The government has introduced three bills aimed at the transformation of agriculture in the country and raising farmers’ income in Lok Sabha today to replace ordinances promulgated on 5 June 2020.
To Bt or not to Bt – That is not a question anymore! by Dr Shivendra Bajaj, Executive Director, Alliance for Agri Innovation
01-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Whenever a new technology is introduced, there are always some who will challenge the usefulness of such technology. It may be either a fear of unknown or just being plain scepticism, but we always see the debate on both sides.
Safety and regulation of GM crops in India by Dr Shivendra Bajaj of FSII
17-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
The need to increase agricultural productivity without increasing the area under cultivation to support our increasing demand for quality food remains a challenge for the Indian farmers.
Alliance for Agri Innovation urges govt to allow Bt Brinjal trials in India
16-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) urges the Central and State Governments to allow field trials of Bt Brinjal in India.
Tomar holds meeting with World Bank representatives to bring large Bihad area of Gwalior–Chambal region under agriculture
05-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister of agriculture & farmers’ welfare, rural development & panchayati raj Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting on 25 July, 2020 with the representatives of World Bank to bring the large Bihad area of Gwalior – Chambal region under agriculture.
Gene editing technology and regulation, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj of FSII
29-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Adoption of science and technology in all aspects of life has been the hallmark of modern civilization. We expect technology to address challenges and make our lives easier, the same holds true for technological intervention in farming, writes Federation of Seed Industry of India executive director Shivendra Bajaj.
Milk production is expected to touch 330 million tons by 2024, says dairy minister
16-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister for animal husbandry and dairying Giriraj Singh today while launching the implementation guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth INR 15,000 crore said by 2024, country's milk production is expected to touch 330 million tonnes.
ICRISAT incubated eight startups taking technology to farmers
13-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Eight ICRISAT-incubated startups recently showcased their technologies to support farm livelihoods as part of a larger effort to bridge the technology gap for farmer collectives.
National Medicinal Plants Board sign MoU with ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
07-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) under Ministry of AYUSH has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) under Department of Agricultural Research and Education on 6 July 2020.
PM Narendra Modi reviews progress of Indian Council of Agricultural Research
05-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of agriculture research, extension and education in India through video conference recently.
RFCL's Ramagundam urea project to be commissioned by October, says fertilizer minister
02-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
In a revive meeting held in the capital, Indian minister of chemicals and fertilizers Sadananda Gowda said that 12.7 Lakh MT per annum capacity Ramagundam urea project is expected to be commissioned by October this year.
Cabinet approves setting up Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
26-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
In pursuance of ensuring growth in several sectors, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth INR 15000 crore.
COVID-19 crisis offers opportunities to upgrade agriculture sector, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj
26-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The ongoing lockdown has added new dimensions to the problems faced by the rural sector, particularly, the all-important farm division. At the same time, it has thrown several opportunities to carry out the long-pending reforms the agriculture field has been waiting for.
Sadananda Gowda reviews progress of Talcher Fertilizers project
24-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister of chemicals and fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda took stock of the progress of Talcher Fertilisers Limited (TFL). The plant is developing a urea unit of 12.7 lakh metric tonnes per annum capacity at Talcher, Odisha.
‘Need to increase private investment in the agriculture sector,’ says Tomar
15-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
India agriculture & farmers’ welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has emphasized on increasing private investment in the field of agriculture.
Agri minister asserts Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium role in formation of 10000 FPOs
15-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture & farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said the formation of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations lies with the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium.
KVIC welcomes increase in import duty on bamboo sticks
12-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
Khadi & Village Industries Commission(KVIC) has welcomed the central government’s decision to increase import duty on bamboo sticks from 10% to 25% will open up new avenues of self-employment in the country.
President sign farmers’ produce, price assurance ordinances boosting agriculture
05-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The President of India has promulgated two ordinances with the aim of giving a boost to rural India for farmers engaged in agriculture and allied activities.
Need for innovative technology in agriculture, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj
01-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The importance of agriculture to India needs no mention. Although not the number one revenue generator for the country but more people in India depend on agriculture than any other sectors.
Indian researchers find a new possibility to improve rice productivity
27-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
In a new study, researchers from the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack and University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity.
Coir geo textiles gets nod for rural road construction
21-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Coir Geo textiles, a permeable fabric, natural, strong, highly durable, resistant to rots, moulds and moisture, free from any microbial attack, has finally been accepted as a good material for rural road construction.
South Asian AgTech Hub for Innovation releases report on Impact of COVID 19 on Indian Agribusinesses
17-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Considering the growing concerns and uncertainty around the COVID 19 pandemic, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with South Asian AgTech Hub for Innovation (SAATHI) and Dalberg Advisors hosted an Online Roundtable to discuss the “Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Agribusinesses and Cross-Border Trade” on 10 April 2020.
Industry welcomes government agriculture reforms under Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative
16-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
With the government announcing initiatives during the COVID 19 crisis, the industry has welcomed the steps taken to reform the agriculture & allied sector.
India pumps INR 150,000 crore on agriculture infra, allied sectors
16-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian finance ministry has announced additional INR 150,000 crore strengthen agriculture infrastructure logistics, capacity building, governance and administrative reforms for agriculture, fisheries and food processing sectors.
Finance Minister announces INR 2 lakh crore credit to farmers under Kisan Credit Card Scheme
15-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Understanding the need for credit in the amidst COVID 19 lockdown period, Indian finance minister, Nirmala Sitaraman has announced INR 2 lakh crore (USD $ 26.7 billion) to farmers under Kisan Credit Card Scheme.
Grow what markets wants, Telangana CM directs farmers
14-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
What can be seen as interfering in the functioning of farmers' mandate, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao is working on a policy that will allow the state government to decided which crop farmer will produce in the state.
Nitin Gadkari asks agro, fishing and forest MSMEs to use local raw material
12-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to promote local raw materials, Indian minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Road Transport and Highways has emphasized on exploring agro MSME, fishing MSMEs, and forest MSMEs for manufacturing products using local raw material.
ICRISAT scientist says 5Gs of genomics vital to accelerate crop breeding
12-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Genomics-assisted crop breeding technology can help advance crop improvement at an accelerated pace to ensure food security for a growing population and changing climate.
Central Arid Zone Research Institute unveils high yielding green fodder crop
12-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Providing a significant solution for the availability of green fodder for the livestock of the farmers of arid regions, the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute has come up with a new fodder crop, that is, Fodder Beet (Beta vulgaris).
Haryana state giving solar pump subsidy to farmers under Manohar Jyoti Yojana
09-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to meet farmers’ need of electricity for running water pumps, Haryana state government is providing a subsidy of INR 15,000 on setting up a 150-watt solar panel under Manohar Jyoti Yojana Scheme.
Agri experts, Microsoft India to process weather data, to boost yield and profit
04-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Scientists, meteorologists, start-ups and Microsoft India are coming together to crunch weather data to help farmers beat climate risks and boost yield and profit.
India's next generation agromet advisory service can boost yield by USD 430 BN, believes ICRISAT scientist
03-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Data with the Indian government suggests that agromet advisories have the potential to yield benefits worth over US $ 430 billion for India’s 90 million agricultural households.
Government accords highest priority to agriculture sector during the lockdown period, says Tomar
01-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister of agriculture and farmers welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has said the Government has accorded highest priority to the farming and agriculture sector even during the lockdown period
Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes appointed ICRISAT director general
30-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes, a well-known plant health expert and leader in international agricultural research, took charge as Director General at ICRISAT
New technologies much reach farmers through ICAR-KVK network, says Tomar
25-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture & farmers welfare affairs minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said in a review meeting that new technologies much reach the farmers through the network of ICAR and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)
COVID19: Assocham calls for graded opening of economy, support to farm sector in harvest season
24-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Committing itself to work with the Centre and the state governments to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Assocham has formulated a calibrated approach for re-opening of the economic activities in phases, putting agriculture adhering to the safety SOPs.
Recognize super foods to shift dietary needs towards sustainable crops, writes FSII executive director
22-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Sustainable food production with low carbon footprint is being demanded not only by researchers and environmentalists but also consumers across the globe.
Agri ministry releases INR 17,793 cr under PM-KISAN scheme during the lockdown
21-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24 March 2020 till 20 April 2020, about 8.89 crore (88.9 million) farmer families have been benefitted and an amount of INR 17,793 crore has been released so far.
COVID19: Impacts on Indian agriculture sector
18-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian governments have swung into actions since the Corona virus attack and the immediate challenges that COVID19 has posed to the farm sector and suggest mitigation measures to ensure a sustainable food system in the post-crisis period, writes ICRISAT authors, Dr Peter Carberry & Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee
Agri minister reviews ICAR activities during lockdown, over 5.48 CR farmers engaged via Krishi Vigyan Kendras
14-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister of agriculture and farmers welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar reviewed activities of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in helping farmers overcome the problems arising due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the pandemic
Vertical farming envisages profitable and suitable agriculture business
10-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
A silent revolution is underway in the agriculture sector, which is going to be quite evident in the days to come. With the global population is set to reach near 10 billion mark by 2050, the food production must increase by 70 per cent, estimates the United Nations.
Narendra Singh Tomar chairs meeting with state agriculture ministers to review relief steps for farmers
09-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a meeting with the States through Video Conferencing (VC) here recently
Indian agri minister holds video conference, directs transport of farm products should not be hampered
08-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Indian minister for agriculture & farmers welfare, rural development and panchayati raj, Narendra Singh Tomar held a video conference here today with senior officers to review steps for facilitating farming activities during lockdown
Bank of Baroda extends financial support to farmers due to CONVID-19
07-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Bank of Baroda has announced various schemes for the agriculture sector and Emergency Credit Line for Farmer Producer Organization (FPO/ FPC)
IndusTill FarmeTech wins Indigram Labs Foundation Smart Village Program award
06-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indigram Labs Foundation, a leading agri-tech focused incubator, has announced the winners of its smart village program - ‘Adhunik Gram’, an initiative to empower agribusiness in rural India
Agriculture and allied activities exempted from lockdown, says Indian agri minister
28-Mar-2020 - 0 Comments.
Government has granted relaxation in the nationwide lockdown for activities related to agriculture-farming and allied activities with a view to address problems being faced by the farming community. This will also ensure uninterrupted harvesting of crops.
Indian agri minister reveals action-plan to tackle adverse impact of global warming on food crops
21-Mar-2020 - 0 Comments.
Global Warming associated with the increase in concentration of green house gases in the atmosphere is one of the reasons for the increase in extreme weather events.
Agriculture ministry announces action taken during lockdown
10-Mar-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during the lockdown period, the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is taking several measures
Targeting rice fallows to increase productivity and profitability of farmers in Odisha
26-Feb-2020 - 0 Comments.
Odisha State has about 6.5 million hectares of cultivable area out of the total geographical area of 15.6 million ha, accounting for 41.16%. Rice is the main crop of the State covering 75-80% of the total cultivated area with 3.8 million ha (Source: Odisha Agriculture Statistics 2013-14 ).
India Budget 2020: Target of USD 209 BN in agri-credit for 2020-21 set
01-Feb-2020 - 0 Comments.
Providing a huge boost to the farming sector, Indian finance minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman in her second financial budget set agriculture credit target of USD 209 billion (INR 15 lakh crore) for the year 2020-21.
Indian agri minister holds parley with Brazilian agriculture, livestock minister Ms Costa Dias
28-Jan-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar held a bilateral meeting with the Brazilian Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Ms. Tereza Cristina Correa da Costa Dias at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi to discuss various bilateral trade opportunities, interests and issues.
Argentina agro secretary meets Indian agri minister
18-Jul-2019 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture & farmers welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar met Dr Luis Miguel Etchevehere, State Secretary of Agro-industry of the Argentine Republic in New Delhi
ICAR sign MoU with Department of Biotechnology for agricultural research, education
15-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
In order to leverage the efforts, the Department of Biotechnology and Indian Council of Agricultural Research has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for much-needed emphasis on multi-disciplinary R&D activities and nurturing innovations in Agricultural Biotechnology Research and Education
Indian Commerce Ministry holds first national workshop on Agri Export Policy
08-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The first national workshop on the agri export policy, approved by Cabinet recently, was held in New Delhi toda
India working on to bridge the urban rural gap in agriculture
08-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The Government is implementing several programmes that aim at bringing about overall improvement in the quality of life of the rural people and bridging the urban rural gap through: creation of employment opportunities
Technologies developed by ICAR increasing agriculture production
27-Dec-2018 - 0 Comments.
Indian Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh has said that the technologies developed by the ICAR have significantly contributed to an increase in foodgrain, horticultural crops, milk, fish and eggs production
India releases model agriculture, livestock contract farming and services 2018 Act
05-Jun-2018 - 0 Comments.
With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization through mitigation of market and price risks to the farmers and ensuring smooth agro raw material supply to the agro industries, Union Finance Minister in the budget for 2017-18 announced preparation of a “Model Contract Farming Act” and circulation of the same to the States for its adoption
India, Netherlands discuss ways to strengthen partnership in agriculture sectors
24-May-2018 - 0 Comments.
Indian Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh recently met Ms. Carola Schouten, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi and expressed his desire to further strengthen the existing partnership between the two countries in agriculture and allied sectors
Dedicated research to enhance food production through NARS, says Parshottam Rupala
12-Apr-2018 - 0 Comments.
The Minister of State for Agriculture and farmers welfare Parshottam Rupala stated that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research's dedicated research is being carried out to enhance food production through National Agricultural Research System
CLFMA calls for holistic perspective on use of antibiotic in food chain
19-Nov-2017 - 0 Comments.
CLFMA reiterates the need for a holistic perspective in promoting awareness on the judicious use of antibiotics not only within but beyond the food value chain on the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Cabinet approves MoU between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields
10-Nov-2017 - 0 Comments.
The Union Cabinet chaired Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing a MoU between India and Philippines in the field of agriculture and related fields
World has to double food production by 2050 to feed teeming billions
21-Apr-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture has the wherewithal to overcome problems of climate change and take the path of sustainable and climate-smart agriculture (CSA) by using mitigation techniques and adapting technology and new crop patterns, said Shyam Khadka, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in India, at a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).”
Indian Council of Forestry Research develop high-yielding plant species varieties
27-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
Three institutes of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, have developed 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species
Cabinet approves agreement with Poland in agriculture, allied sectors
24-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of an Agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
ICARDA to set up Food Legumes Research Platform in Madhya Pradesh
17-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the Establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP) at Amlaha, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh
India's agri budgetary support up by 15.31% during 2017-18
05-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
In order to double the income of the farmer in 5 years, Indian agriculture ministry got 15.31 per cent increase in budgetary support at $7.59 billion (Rs 51,026 crore) for 2017-18 fiscal year starting April 1, 2017.
India setting up of two Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Chhattisgarh under 12th plan
29-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh announced the setting up of KVKs in Mungeli and Bemtara of Chhattisgarh under 12th Plan at the Krishi Samridhi-Rashtriya Krishi Mela in Raipur recently
e-Nema team up with Copia Agro to introduce bio-nematicide based on Israeli Technology
27-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
A new bio-pesticide is showing success against the widely spread and destructive parasitic worm, the Root-knot nematode, a major cause of US$80 billion in annual crop damage worldwide.
Indian cabinet approves MoU with UAE for cooperation in agriculture, allied sectors
18-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given its approval for Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Arab Emirates in the field of agriculture and allied sectors
Central government give nod for new Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Jharkhand
18-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
The union cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given its approval for the 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme of the 'Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Jharkhand'.
India sign MoU with Mauritius in agro industry, fisheries & dairy sector
16-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Govt. of Mauritius, Soomilduth Bholah signed on MoU for Cooperation in the field of Cooperatives & related areas recently.
India, Israel committed to strengthen agriculture relations
12-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh met Israeli delegation led by the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister of Israel, Uri Ariel to discuss issues relating to bilateral cooperation in agriculture between India and Israel.
PM Modi clears MoU on agriculture, allied sectors with Kenya
06-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
India approves MoU with Portugal in the field of agriculture, allied sectors
04-Jan-2017 - 0 Comments.
The Indian union cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of an Agreement for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors between India and Portugal.
India's tech minister say on GM crops in upper house
The policy for introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops in the country is based on recommendations of the Task Force on Application of Biotechnology and Agriculture under the Chairmanship of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan
Agriculture scientists should develop techniques adaptable to marginal farmers needs
10-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
Scientists should develop techniques adaptable to the needs of huge number of marginal farmers in the country, Indian agriculture & farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh
Bayer inks pact with FaunaPhotonics to develop sensor technology for insect monitoring
05-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
Bayer and FaunaPhotonics, Copenhagen, Denmark, have entered into a three-year research cooperation to develop new sensor solutions for improved monitoring of agricultural insect pests as well as non-target insects including beneficials.
India declares all citizens under National Food Security Act
03-Nov-2016 - 0 Comments.
National Food Security Act (NFSA) implemented in the entire country, Indian minister of consumer affair, food & public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan said.
India declares change in tariff value of palm oil, crude soyabean oil
16-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
India has announced that it has changed the rates of crude palm oil, RBD palm oil, others – palm oil, crude palmolein, RBD palmolein, others – palmolein, crude soyabean oil, poppy seeds and areca nuts notified.
India sign long term pact for pulses import with Mozambique
07-Jul-2016 - 0 Comments.
In order to meet growing pulses demand and control prices, India has singed a long term pact with African nation, Mozaqmbique for pulses imports.
India to import another 10,000 tonnes of pulses
01-Jul-2016 - 0 Comments.
New Delhi: In order to contain prices of pulses further, India has decided to order further 10000 tonnes of pulses.
Jharkhand to grow as agri state, says CM
27-Dec-2015 - 0 Comments.
Pointing that Jharkhand has full potential to grow as agriculture state, state chief minister, Raghuvar Das said that mineral-richstate has enough potential to grow in sectors like horticulture.