Innovation, eco-friendly technologies draw visitors at India International Seafood Show expo
16-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
India today demonstrated its prowess in seafood technology by showcasing latest advancements, ranging from a web-based software that caters to all activities of marine products business to energy-efficient and eco-friendly equipment, at the 23rd edition of the three-day India International Seafood Show (IISS) that commenced in the city today.
UNDP partners with Arya, Friends of Women’s World Banking to improve incomes of 10,000 households
29-Oct-2022 - 0 Comments.
UNDP has selected Arya.ag and Friends of Women’s World Banking, India (FWWB India) as partners for implementing enterprise promotion and value chain interventions in agriculture and allied activities.
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.
Using agri waste to drive additional income benefits for farmers
11-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
Farm activities produce a huge amount of waste and residues, which create environmental problems. Waste is generated during crop harvesting, crop processing, product synthesis etc.
AgDevCo secures USD 90m of DFI funding to invest in African agribusinesses
04-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
AgDevCo, the specialist investor in early-stage African agribusinesses, recently announced a USD 90m package of new funding from the CDC Group (USD 50m), Norfund (USD 20m) and DFC (USD 20m) which will allow AgDevCo to continue to grow its investment activities in agriculture across Sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
Animal Husbandry, Dairying Schemes, Special livestock package gets revising, realigning approval from cabinet
15-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of a special livestock sector package consisting of several activities by revising and realigning various components of the Government of India's schemes for the next 5 years starting from 2021-22.
Bayer launches decarbonization program for agriculture in Europe
30-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Bayer has announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. The main goal is the decarbonization of the food value chain focusing on farmers’ activities for a more resilient and sustainable food system.
Kerala farmers can access 6.4% agri specific short term loan
21-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Ministry of Agriculture has come up with a short-term credit scheme for farmers who require funds to complete pending agricultural activities. All primary cooperative credit societies and the Kerala Gramin Bank will extend the loan support. The scheme is likely to be introduced by next week.
Govt empowering farmers through Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization
12-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
To empower the farmers through Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) scheme, central government has released funds for various activities of Farm Mechanization like Establishment of Custom Hiring Centres, Farm Machinery Bank, High-tech Hubs and distribution of various agricultural machinery etc to different states.
Farmers, agriculture labourers working hard against all adversities to ensure food reaches everybody
06-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Amidst the current pandemic situation, farmers and agriculture labourers are sweating and toiling against all adversities to make sure that food reaches our homes. Their silent efforts, coupled with timely intervention by the Central and State Governments, have ensured that there is minimal or no disruption to harvesting activities.
Provide level playing field to Agri-NBFCs in Budget 2021-22, writes NAFA CEO
26-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture and allied activities employ more than 50 percent of the workforce and yet remain largely unorganized and fragmented. Even after showing the silver lining during the gruelling economic slowdown induced by an unforeseen pandemic, the Indian agribusiness is not flourishing to its full capacity.
APEDA organises virtual buyer-seller meets with importing countries for Indian agri products
22-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry facilitates export of its scheduled products through various export promotional activities, such as organizing International Buyer-Seller Meets, participation of exporters in leading trade events in the potential importing countries, and product promotion programmes in specific markets.
ICRISAT gets permission to use drones for agricultural research activities
18-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana for the deployment of drones for agricultural research activities.
Fisheries minister releases beneficiary booklet on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana
01-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian fisheries minister Giriraj Singh has released the 2nd edition of the newsletter 'Matsya Sampada' and a Beneficiary Booklet on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) which provides a comprehensive outline of the different components/activities of the PMMSY scheme and modalities of submission of the proposals, which would be a valuable resource for fishermen and other stakeholders in the sector.
Locust crisis: Chemical spraying with a helicopter started in Jaisalmer district
06-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Control operations to check damage to crops from locust attacks are continuing. On 4 July 2020, a new dimension was added in locust control activities.
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.
Cabinet approves short term loans repayment for agriculture, allied activities till August 31
01-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given its approval to extend repayment date up to 31 August 2020 for Standard Short-Term loans up to INR 3 lakh advanced for agriculture and allied activities by banks.
States supporting mango farmers to go online
09-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
With COVID 19 crisis hampering agricultural activities and extending lockdown have again make farmers difficult to reach markets and traders, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telegana state governments have to come to the rescue.
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.
Give top priority to farmers and agriculture during lockdown, says Vice President
16-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu has asked the Centre and State Governments to accord top priority to farmers and agriculture during the lockdown and advised them to facilitate the smooth conduct of farming activities and transportation of agri-produce during this period
Indian government releases the revised guidelines for agriculture, allied sectors that come into effect from April 20
15-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
With a view to restart the agricultural activities in the country, the Indian home ministry has released its additional revised guidelines that will come into force from 20 April 2020
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
Indian ministry of agriculture & farmers welfare rolls out initiatives during lockdown
13-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during the lock down period.
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
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.
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
Ernakulam KVK launches farm service centre to support farmers
11-Jun-2019 - 0 Comments.
In an effort to combat shortage of skilled labour for farming activities in the district, the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched a farm service centre equipped with a wide range of farm machineries and equipments to offer paid services in all kinds of farm initiatives
Indian university develops cheapest drone for farming sector
17-May-2019 - 0 Comments.
With agriculture drones still out of reach for million famers, India's private university has developed a drone named 'flying farmer' that will help majority of farmers to use drone for agri-related activities.
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
Mariculture Policy: Traditional Fishermen to be Given Priority
19-Dec-2018 - 0 Comments.
A stakeholder meeting held at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Saturday here has decided to take steps to address the concern of fishermen towards the draft national mariculture policy. As part of this, the draft will be incorporated so as to enable traditional fishermen and their cooperative societies obtaining priority while Mariculture Zones are demarcated in the sea for various mariculture activities
CMFRI draft National Mariculture Policy, moots Mariculture Zones in Sea
05-Oct-2018 - 0 Comments.
A draft national policy on mariculture has mooted mariculture zones by demarcating special areas in the sea for different mariculture activities such as cage farming, bivalve farming, pen culture, seaweed culture, hatcheries and nurseries based on scientific criteria
Farmer Producer Companies exempted from tax: Budget 2018-19
01-Feb-2018 - 0 Comments.
Farmer Producer Companies and having annual turnover up to Rs.100 crores in respect of their profit derived from such activities for a period of five years from financial year 2018-19.
India produced $14.60 BN worth of fish during 2015-16, says Agri minister
With growing aquaculture activities across the coastal region, India has produced an estimated $14.90 billion (Rs 100,000 lakh crore) value of fish production during 2015-16 financial year