Kerala’s ornamental fish sector revives after COVID losses
23-Mar-2023 - 0 Comments.
Over 500 start-up units in the ornamental fish sector are on a course of revival after they suffered a heavy loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to efforts of the Kerala Aqua Ventures International Limited (KAVIL), a government of Kerala undertaking.
India’s post-harvest infrastructure needs to be improved: experts at ‘Plantation Expo’
18-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
The country’s post-harvest infrastructure including storage facilities should be further improved for strengthening the plantation sector, said experts at a seminar at ‘Plantation Expo’, organised by the newly set up Plantation Directorate, Government of Kerala, at the Sooryakanthi Exhibition Grounds at Kanakakunnu Palace here.
Agri tech startup Greenikk raises INR 5 crore in pre-seed funding from Indian, foreign investors
11-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Greenikk, a Kerala-based fledgling startup that launched India’s first full-stack supply chain seamlessly connecting banana cultivators, wholesalers, exporters and B2B buyers on a single platform, has raised INR 5.04 crore in pre-seed funding from a string of institutional funders, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs from India and abroad.
APAPCAR calls for addressing antibiotics in animal farming sector
05-Dec-2022 - 0 Comments.
Professionals around the world gathered at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh to discuss and plan the implementation of Andhra Pradesh Action Plan for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance (AP-APCAR). Andhra Pradesh is the 4th state in India after Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi for developing State Action Plan for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance.
Milma announces INR 6 hike in milk prices from Dec 1
23-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Milma has decided to raise the price of milk by Rs 6 per litre from next month, considering the steady increase in the input cost and the financial difficulties of the dairy farmers, Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF) Chairman KS Mani said.
Farmers Fresh Zone acquires milk chain platform AM Needs
21-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Farm produce online retailer Farmers Fresh Zone (FFZ), incubated in Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), has acquired milk delivery platform AM Needs for $2 million (INR 15.95 crore) in cash and stock deal.
Milma Chairman KS Mani elected director of NCDFI
24-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
K S Mani, Chairman, Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF), known popularly by its brand name Milma, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India (NCDFI), the apex body of dairy and edible oil cooperatives in the country.
Discourage sale of milk from outside, promote domestic output: Minister Chinchurani
05-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, J Chinchurani today called for concerted efforts to ensure that the state’s demand for milk is entirely met by the domestic output and discourage sale of milk coming from outside as the state is poised to achieve a record in milk production.
Amendments to co-op Act; leadership changes in dairy sector inevitable, says Bhasurangan
17-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Thiruvananthapuram Regional Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (TRCMPU) has scheduled a general body meeting on December 9 to effect changes to bylaws as mandated by the recent amendment to the Kerala Co-operative Societies Act, and set in motion the process of electing the new board of directors.
Fish pickles, chammanthi powder, curries through MIMI app
18-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) is reaching out to households in select places in Kollam district with a wide variety of value-added fish products through its MIMI mobile app.
Kerala government plans to bring bill for ensuring cattle feed, say Chinchurani
04-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Government has plans to bring in legislation to ensure the quality of cattle feed sold in the state with in-built regulatory mechanisms, Minister for Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development Mrs J Chinchurani said recently.
Fish supply through MIMI App now available in 29 places in Kollam district
15-Sep-2021 - 0 Comments.
A fortnight after it launched MIMI Fish as a retail venture that assures delivery of fresh and cleaned fish at door steps, Kerala Fisheries Department extended the supply of fish to 29 more places in Kollam district.
Fisheries Minister launches MIMI mobile app for home delivery of fresh fish
29-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Fisheries Minister Saji Cheriyan launched the mobile app of MIMI Fish Store, a retail venture of the State Fisheries Department’ for home delivery of fresh fish and value-added products.
ICAR's CIBA Chennai signs MoU with Aqua farmers producers organization
06-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Aqua-Farmers’ Producers’ Organization (FPO), M/s Betterwell Pvt Ltd, Cochin, Kerala.
Kerala to roll out high quality fish sales, home delivery through MIMI Fish Stores
12-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
In a first in the country giving the consumers complete access to the details of the fish they buy, MIMI Fish, a retail venture of the Kerala Fisheries Department, is all set to launch its sales outlets across the state and online home delivery service for supply of fresh fish and value-added products.
Kerala Feeds distributes smartphones to students
05-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Feeds Ltd (KFL) today presented smart phones to five economically disadvantaged students of the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School at Kuttichal in the district to support their online education.
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.
CIBA signs MoU with Central University to promote brackishwater aquaculture
29-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
ICAR's CIBA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central University of Kerala (CUK) to promote brackishwater aquaculture in northern part of the region.
Paddy procurement exceeds by 22.43% during 2020-21
20-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is progressing at a fast pace in the procuring States/UTs of Punjab, Haryana, UP, TN, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, J&K and Kerala with the purchase of over 98.19 Lakh MT of paddy up to 19 October 2020 from 8.54 lakh farmers valuing INR 18539.86 crore at MSP rate of INR 18880 per MT.
Southwest monsoon to hit Kerala on June 5, IMD report
17-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
The National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department has said that this year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be slightly delayed as compared to the normal date of onset of 1 June.
CMFRI publishes online directory of fish-landing centers' close to COVID 19 hotspots
08-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has launched an online database using the geographic information system to assist local authorities in the southern state of Kerala in their management of the fisheries sector during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Lockdown ease guidelines, no relief to Kerala seafood industry
18-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Tthe All Kerala Fishing Boat Operators Association (AKFBOA) has requested the central government to be lenient on implementing the trawling ban this year. The ban on the East Coast comes into effect from April 15.
Oil Sardine catch may go down during coming years: CMFRI
10-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The Indian oil sardine stock along the Kerala coasts is likely to suffer a major setback during the coming years, according to the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
CMFRI launches 500 Cage Fish Farming Units in Kerala
13-Sep-2018 - 0 Comments.
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Wednesday kick-started a major project that envisages implementing 500 cage fish farming units in Kerala.
CMFRI to increase fish production in Kerala
26-Jun-2018 - 0 Comments.
In a major effort to increase the domestic fish production in the state, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) will implement a INR 150 million worth project helping fish farmers to launch 500 cage farming units in Kerala
11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum to kick off from Nov 21 - 24, 2017
10-Nov-2017 - 0 Comments.
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) in collaboration with Asian Fisheries Society Indian Brach (AFSIB) is hosting the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11th IFAF) at Cochin, Kerala during 21-24 November, 2017
Birdflu hits Kerala, minister orders culling of 100,000 ducks
02-Nov-2016 - 0 Comments.
Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju has today ordered culling of 100,000 ducks which were reported to be affected with avian influenza (H5N1 virus)
Kerala University to launch poultry, goat development training programme
05-Jan-2016 - 0 Comments.
In order to give entrepreneurship skills to farmers of Lakshadweep, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is preparing to launch poultry and goat entrepreneurship development training programme.