Hyderabad needs one crore liters of milk every day, but only 60 to 70 lakh liters are supplied
13-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
The three day Twin Expos--Dairy and Food, featuring Dairy/Food Products, Processing & Packaging which held at Hitex in Madhapur concluded on recently.
India’s Rabi acre coverage increased by 2.4 MN hectares
27-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed that Rabi area coverage has increased by 2.41 million hectares (24.13 lakh ha) over last year.
FSII donates INR 20 lakh to Benefit Sharing Fund of Food and Agriculture Organisation
25-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) donated INR 20 lakh (USD 25000) to the Benefit Sharing Fund of Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) showing support for the work of the Benefit Sharing Fund.
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.
Union agriculture minister inaugurates national conference on agriculture- kharif campaign - 2022
20-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign 2022-23 recently at NASC Complex, New Delhi. The Minister expressed satisfaction that that as per 2nd Advance Estimates (2021-22), total food grains production in the country is estimated at 3160 lakh tonnes which will be an all time record.
NABARD expects to lend INR 6.13 lakh crore to priority sectors in Maharashtra during 2022-23
22-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in its state focus paper on Monday has projected a potential credit outlay of INR 6.13 lakh crore to priority sectors in Maharashtra during 2022-23 against INR 5.95 lakh crore for 2021-22.
Madhya Pradesh disburse INR 7600 cr under crop insurance to 49 lakh farmers
12-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, organized a historic event to disburse the biggest corpus of funds for crop insurance amounting to more than INR 7,600 crore via direct benefit transfer in the accounts of more than 49 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh.
Coverage under drip and micro irrigation
09-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Government is making all efforts to enhance water use efficiency at farm level through adoption of micro irrigation in all the States of the Country and so far an area of 137.80 lakh ha has been covered under Micro Irrigation.
Govt efforts increase Zaid crops area from 29.71 lakh hectares to 80.46 lakh hectares, says Tomar
03-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Addressing the National conference on Agriculture for Summer Campaign 2021-22 today through video-conferencing, Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Kumar Tomar said that summer crops not only provide extra income but also create employment opportunities in between Rabi and Kharif for the farmers thereby increasing crop intensity.
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”.
Praman.ai transforming the apple trade in J&K
28-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Known to be paradise on earth, Kashmir is celebrated for its apples across the globe with home to almost 100+ varieties of Apple. More than 40 percent of Kashmir's 80 lakh inhabitants, including seven lakh farmers, are involved in the apple trade.
Sonalika sells 105,250 tractors in just 9 months of FY 22
25-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
India’s leading tractor manufacturer, Sonalika Tractors has breached past 1 lakh tractor sales mark in just 9 months (April-Dec’21) of FY’22, thereby charting the path to a new paradigm in 2022.
Freshokartz launches social commerce platform for farmers
27-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Freshokartz Agri, a Jaipur based agriTech startup has announced the launch social commerce platform for farmers "Freshokartz Saarthi" through which they are giving entrepreneurship opportunities to lakh’s of aspiring Micro-Agripreneur not only in Rajasthan but in multiple states.
India produced 1.25 lakh tonnes of honey, exported 60,000 tonnes in 2020-21
17-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the Kisan Bhawan and Beekeeper Conference at the Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland.
Govt to give 8.20 lakh hybrid seed mini kits free to farmers in 343 districts of 15 states
20-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Under a special program by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, 8,20,600 seed mini-kits will be distributed free of cost in 343 identified districts of 15 major producing states of the country.
How farmers can benefit using drones
30-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Agriculture Industry in India employs more than half of its current population and is one of the few countries in the world to employ such large numbers, has one of the highest arable lands with over 155 million hectares, generated INR 19 lakh crore in terms of revenues in 2019 and contributed 18 percent to the India’s GDP. Despite all these achievements, India is a laggard when it comes to doubling its farmers’ incomes.
Import of de-oiled GM soya cake explained
29-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
Centre allows import of 12 lakh metric ton GM soya cake after the Director General of Foreign Trade issued the necessary notification. However, poultry industry, Farmers organization and environmental activist expressed different reaction on import decision.
Samunnati inks partnership with Kheyti
15-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati, a specialized Agri Value Chain Enabler has announced its partnership with Hyderabad-based Agritech startup Kheyti to deliver Kheyti Rakshak to over 1 lakh farmers in the next 4-5 years.
Odisha government earmark 12.5L hectare farmland, 8 Kharif crops under PM Fasal Bima Yojana
04-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The State government has targeted to cover 12.5 lakh hectares of agricultural land under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in the Kharif 2021 to provide security cover to farmers against possible crop loss due to the vagaries of nature.
Investment support of INR 7,509 crore under Rythu Bandhu scheme for Telangana farmers
14-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Under the Rythu Bandhu scheme Telangana government will provide INR 7,509 crore as investment support to over 63 lakh farmers for cultivation during the Kharif season.
India's silk supply chain Reshamandi is going ahead with expansion despite COVID worries
22-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agri-tech start-up Reshamandi is going ahead with its planned expansion despite the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, targeting to onboard around 2 lakh silk farmers on its platform in two years, according to a PTI report.
Summer sowing increased by 21.5% to 7.3 MN hectares
24-Apr-2021 - 0 Comments.
India’s summer sowing in the country is 21.5 percent higher than as on 23 April 2021. The sowing is higher, when compared to the same period last year. The total summer crop area has increased to 7.37 million hectares (73.76 lakh hectares) from 6.06 million hectares (60.67 lakh hectares) a year ago during the corresponding period.
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.
Paddy procurement touches 506 lakh tonnes during 2020-21 Kharif Marketing Season
06-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, paddy procurement has recorded an increase of 24.98% at 506.00 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) as on 4 January 2021, against the last year corresponding purchase of 405.10 LMT.
Sonalika records 33% growth in tractor sale in nine months of 2020-21 FY
05-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
In line with the magnificent performance registered throughout the year 2020, Sonalika Tractors has once again registered a dominant performance to clock 1 lakh tractor sales in just 9 months of April-Dec’20 period.
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.
India's Kharif crops sowing acreage touches 1116.88 lakh ha area during current season
28-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture ministry have put all efforts in successful implementation of mission programs and flagship schemes. Progress of area coverage reported is 1116.88 lakh ha area compared to corresponding period of last year 1066.06 lakh ha.
India has 8186 cold storages facilities with a capacity of 37.42 million tonnes
27-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
As per available information, there are 8186 numbers of cold storages with capacity of 374.25 Lakh MT (37.44 million tonnes) is available in the country for storing perishable horticulture produce like fruits and vegetables.
Govt estimates 63.97 lakh tonnes of Oranges production during 2019-20
22-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
As per Third Advance Estimates 2019-20, India's orange output has been pegged at 63.97 lakh tonnes from the total land under Orange (Mandarin Orange/Kinnow) of 4.79 Lakh Hectare.
India's Kharif sowing increased by 5.71% at 1113.63 lakh hectares area
19-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
There has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops sowing that has been recorded at 1113.63 lakh hectares (ha) area as on 18 September 2020, as compared to 1053.52 lakh ha area during the corresponding period of last year, registering an increase in area coverage by 5.71 percent.
Over 1.67 crore farmers registered on e-NAM platform
19-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
As on 31 August 2020, a total of 1.67 crore farmers, 1.44 lakh traders and 83,958 commission agents and 1722 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) have been registered on e-NAM platform. A total trade value of INR 1,04,313 crore has been recorded on e-NAM platform, agriculture minister, Narendra Singh Tomar informed Rajya Sabha recently.
Around 59 lakh ha more sowing area coverage reported under kharif crops in comparison to last year
14-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Record progress of area coverage reported on 1104.54 lakh ha area compared to the corresponding period of last year 1045.18 lakh ha.
India set a target of 100 lakh hectares under micro-irrigation in five years
10-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister for agriculture and farmers welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has said that government has set the target of covering 100 lakh ha in five years under micro-irrigation.
Timely agri inputs, credit made it possible for record sowing acreage even during pandemic lockdown conditions, says Narendra Singh Tomar
06-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
In the current season of Kharif 2020, a record area of 1095.38 lakh hectares has been covered. Sowing of rice still continues while sowing of pulses, coarse cereals, millets, and oilseeds is almost over. There is no impact of COVID-19 on the progress of area coverage under Kharif crops as on date.
Kharif crops sowing increase by 7.15% at 1082.22 lakh ha area as on August 28
02-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
According to the data released by the ministry of agriculture, there has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops.
WayCool gets INR 85 lakh grant from Dutch Development Bank FMO
24-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has allocated a grant of INR 85 lakh to WayCool Foods, for procurement and distribution of dual-purpose PPE kits and enablement of on-site Soil testing to farmers.
Kharif sowing of all crops up by 8.54% at 1015.58 lakh hectares as on August 14
15-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
According to data released by the agriculture ministry, Kharif crops sowing as on 14 August 2020 has shown a satisfactory progress with an increase of 8.54 percent at 1015.58 lakh hectares area sowed, as against 935.70 lakh hectares area during the corresponding period of last year.
Over 4 lakh hectares area in 10 states under locust control operations as on July 23
25-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Starting from 11 April 2020 till 23 July 2020, control operations have been done in 202,565 hectares area in states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana by Locust Circle Offices (LCOs). Till 23 July 2020, control operations have been done in 198,657 hectares area in states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Bihar by State Governments.
India’s Kharif crops sowing area up by 21.2 % at 691.86 lakh hectares
18-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
As on 17 July 2020, kharif crops have been sown on 691.86 lakh ha area against 570.86 lakh ha area during the corresponding period of last year.
NCDEX revises compensation to INR 5 lakh under Investor Protection Fund
14-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
With an objective of compensating investors in the event of defaulter’s assets not being sufficient to meet the admitted claims of investors, NCDEX which has established an Investor Protection Fund (IPF) has revised it compensation to INR 5 lakh.
Pulses sowing acreage up by 250% at 64.25 lakh ha
13-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Pulses sowing in India during this Kharif season has increased by 250% at 64.25 lakh hectares during this Kharif season, as compared to 24.49 hectares area sowed during the last Kharif season.
Indian sugarcane acreage estimated 52.28 lakh hectares during 2020-21 season, says ISMA
04-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian sugarcane acreage during 2020-21 sugar season (SS) is estimated at 52.25 lakh hectares, registering 8 percent growth, as compared to 48.41 lakh hectares recorded during the 2019-20 sugar season.
Govt companies record 111.61 lakh MT of fertilisers sale to farmers during April-June 2020
03-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Amid National level covid -19 lockdown, government owned fertilizer companies has recorded a whopping 82.81 percent growth at 111.61 lakh metric tonnes during April-June 2020, as compared to 61.05 lakh metric tonnes recorded during same quarter last year.
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.
SOPA estimates drop in soybean crop for 2020 season
26-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA), a national level body representing the soybean processors, farmers, exporters has said in its 2020 season (October 2019 to September 2020) estimate that out put of soybean crop will be at 93.06 lakh tonnes, as compared to 109.33 lakh tonnes recorded during October 2018 to September 2019.
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.
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.
India to expand natural, organic farming on 20 lakh hectares in the next five years, says agri minister at NITI Ayog webinar
01-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
International experts in a convention organized on 29 May by NITI Aayog endorsed efforts to significantly boost agroecological and natural farming approaches in India.
Mother Dairy procuring 2.55 lakh litres per day in Vidarbha, Marathwada region
20-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Taking an initiative in providing availability of essentials like food and health services to the masses is crucial, Mother Dairy is procuring an average milk volume of 2.55 lakh litres per day in Vidarbha and Marathwada region.
Sugar production down by 61.54 lakh tonnes till May 15, says ISMA
18-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Sugar mills across the country have recorded a drop in production of sugar by 61.54 lakh tonnes at 264.65 lakh tonnes of sugar produced between 1 October 2019 and 15 May 2020, Indian Sugar Mills Association said in a release.
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.
Food Corporation of India purchase 233.51 lakh MT of wheat during Rabi season 2020-21
10-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
During the Rabi marketing season 2020-21, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has procured a total of 233.51 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, of the 241.36 lakh metric tonnes of wheat arrived.
SOPA estimates drop in soybean crop at 93.06 lakh tonnes during Oct 2019 – Sept 2020
06-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Soybean Processors Association of India has estimated a drop in soybean crop at 93.06 lakh tonnes during the October 2019 – September 2020, as compared to 109.33 lakh tones soybean crop output recorded during the same crop year last fiscal.
India's summer crop sowing up 14% as on April 17, wheat sown on 207 lakh ha harvested
19-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Amidst the uncertainty prevailing in the country today due to COVID19, India's agriculture sector has given a new hope with sowing over 14% more area as of 17 April 2020, as compared to the same period last year.
Govt sanctions INR 17,800 Cr loans, clears INR 2424 Cr under PMFBY insurance claim
16-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) 18.26 lakh applications have been sanctioned for loans worth INR 17,800 cr and INR 2424 crores have been disbursed to the beneficiary farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
India gives benefits to farmers on crop loan repayments due to Covid-19 lockdown
31-Mar-2020 - 0 Comments.
In the wake of lockdown due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has extended the benefit of 2% Interest Subvention (IS) to Banks and 3% Prompt Repayment Incentive (PRI) to all farmers up to 31st May, 2020 for all crop loans up to Rs.3 lakh
Budget 2020: Export target of USD 14 BN set for aquaculture sector
01-Feb-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian finance and corporate affairs minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting 2020-21 budget has set a target of USD 14 billion (INR 1 lakh crore) from blue economy exports.
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.
BUDGET 2018-19: India allocates $15 BN more credit for agriculture sector
01-Feb-2018 - 0 Comments.
The Government announced raising institutional credit for agriculture sector to USD 170 billion (INR 11 lakh crore) for the year 2018-19 from USD 155 billion (Rs10 lakh crore) in 2017-18, an increase of USD $15 billion
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