Cluster development programme can transform horticulture and farmers' lives
27-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
The Horticulture Cluster Development Programme is going to have a big positive impact on Indian agriculture as it would address the long-pending issues of small-land holdings.
Bayer launches fellowship programme, ‘Medha’ to empower economically weaker students
30-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Bayer in collaboration with Bhubaneshwar City Knowledge Innovation Cluster Foundation (BCKIC), an initiative by the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India, has launched a unique fellowship programme ‘Medha’, exclusively for students from the economically weaker sections. Under this fellowship, Bayer will support 125 research scholars in the field of agriculture and life sciences.
SLCM’s agri-financing arm Kissandhan on-boards more than 9600 women loan beneficiaries
15-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Kissandhan, India’s leading Multi Asset Agri Finance NBFC and a subsidiary of the SLCM Group, has on-boarded more than 9600 plus women loan beneficiaries through its BC (Business Correspondent) Partnership Lending Programme and disbursed more than 413.40 Million of loan to them.
TRCMPU of Milma launches silage distribution programme
31-Oct-2022 - 0 Comments.
As part of the various initiatives to make the state self-sufficient in milk production, the Thiruvananthapuram Regional Cooperative Milk Producers Union of Milma (TRCMPU-Milma) launched the silage distribution project, known as ‘Haritham,’ that will keep cattle in good health and lead to higher milk production.
Teams get Smart Farm Grant Challenge grant from STPI
12-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) distributed INR 5 Lakhs each to 10 shortlisted Teams under the Smart Farm Grant Challenge Programme. The grant distribution and the award ceremony were held at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi, where Alkesh Kumar Sharma (Secretary, MeitY) handed over the cheques to the winning teams.
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.
Ananthapur banana cluster and horticulture cluster development programme reviewed
18-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, visited the Karnapudiki Village of Narpala Mandal in Ananthapur District to review the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (HCDP) of National Horticulture Board.
Indian government signs USD 115m loan agreement with World Bank for implementation of watershed projects
21-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Government of India, the State Governments of Karnataka and Odisha and the World Bank have signed a USD 115m (INR 869 crore) Programme (Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development Programme) that will help national and state institutions adopt improved watershed management practices to help increase farmers’ resilience to climate change, promote higher productivity and better incomes.
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.
Samunnati launches open agri network for FPOs
23-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati, an agri value chain enabler has announced that it has launched India’s first Open Agri Network, FPOnEXT, an exclusive Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) network via an affiliation programme, which offers unique benefits to the members.
Biotech KISAN Programme gets special call from DBT to improve agriculture productivity in NE Region
21-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has issued a Special Call for the North East Region as a part of its Mission Programme “Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN)”, with the aim to understand the local problems of the NER farmers and provide scientific solutions to those problems.
Maharashtra's agri dept. signs MoU with USDA to enhance agro-industry sector
18-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Maharashtra’s Agriculture Department signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote and strengthen the SMART (State of Maharashtra’s Agri-business and Rural Transformation Programme) projects for the upliftment of small and marginal farmers.
Govt prepares roadmap for self sufficiency in pulses, oilseeds
05-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The seed minikit Programme was launched by agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar recently by distributing seed minikits (higher yielding varieties of seeds) to farmers.
Horticulture cluster development programme launched by agri minister
01-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
To ensure holistic growth of horticulture, Agri Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar virtually launched the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP)
ICAR institute educating farmers on organic farming benefits
31-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research through ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming System Research, Modipuram operating a research scheme of All India Network Programme on Organic Farming (AI-NPOF) with 20 cooperating centres covering 16 States to develop package of practices for organic production of crops.
National Cooperative Development Corporation, NAFSCOB join hands for capacity development of cooperative banks
17-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
To give further boost to the MoU between National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) and National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd (NAFSCOB), the dedicated training academy for cooperatives, the Laxmanrao Inamdar National Academy for Cooperative Research and Development (LINAC) launched a five-day online training programme on Project Formulation and Appraisal Techniques.
Govt focused on providing quality seeds to farmers, states get funding for setting up seed processing-cum-storage godown units
09-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare is implementing farmer’s welfare scheme ‘Sub-Mission on Seeds & Planting Materials’ to produce and supply quality seeds to farmers to enhance production and productivity in the country through various components namely Seed Village Programme, Establishment of Seed Processing- cum- Seed Storage Godowns at Gram Panchyat Level, National Seed Reserve, Boosting Seed Production in Private Sector and Strengthening of Quality Control Infrastructure Facilities.
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.
ICAR organises online vocational training on 'Scientific management of goats'
22-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
A three days online vocational training programme was conducted on “Scientific management of Goats'' by Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, North Goa, ICAR –CCARI, Goa during 19 to 21 October 2020.
Country is moving towards achieving the goal of Poshan Suraksha, says agri minister
19-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
A training programme for Capacity Development of Anganwadi Workers & Farm Women to achieve the national nutrition goals was organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 17 September 2020, as part of the 3rd Rashtriya Poshan Maah being celebrated in the month of September throughout the country.
NMIMS SAST launches B.Sc. Hons agriculture programme
18-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to generate agri-professionals for guiding farmers to uplift their standard of living through economic benefits, NMIMS School of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SAST) in Dhule district of Maharashtra, has launched 4-year B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture programme.
HIL India delivers 25 MT Malathion 95% ULV Insecticides to Iran under locust control programme
15-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
HIL (India) Limited has supplied 25 metric tonnes (MT) Malathion 95% ULV to Iran under government-to-government initiative under locust control programme.
Tomar launches internship programme of National Cooperative Development Corporation
14-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India), Sahakar Mitra: Scheme on Internship Programme (SIP) was launched recently Indian agriculture & farmers’ welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.
Over 34.5 million cattle registered under the National animal disease control program, says NDDB
02-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to provide safety to country's cattle population from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)'s National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), a 5-year project has been launched by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with total outlay of INR 13,343 crore (USD $ 2 billion).
India exported INR 5150 crore worth of organic farming products in 2018-19
19-Dec-2019 - 0 Comments.
The quantity of organic product produced during 2018-19 under Participatory Guarantee System-(PGS)-India and National Programme on Organic Production (NPOP) of Agriculture Processed Food and Export Development Authority (APEDA) is given at Annexure I. The total value of organic products exported from India is Rs 5150.99 crore (for 614089.614 MT).
India provides cash benifits to 120 MN small, marginal farmer families
01-Feb-2019 - 0 Comments.
To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, the Government is launching the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). While presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in Parliament, the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal said, “Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land up to 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year.
Indian export of organic farming products picking up
10-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry has implemented the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) since 2001 with the following objectives
CMFRI starts programme to boost open sea cage farming
29-Jan-2018 - 0 Comments.
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has kick-started a major project for boosting the open sea cage farming in Indian waters, setting a stage for the Blue Revolution.
Pune firm announces layer training at Kopargaon on Nov 13
02-Nov-2016 - 0 Comments.
To accelerate the egg consumption in rural Maharashtra, Pune based egg marketing firm, Kommomsense has announced layer farming training programme at Kopargaon.
FieldFresh inks MoU with Punjab Agri Varsity for corn research
13-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
A joint venture firm of Bharti Enterprises & Del Monte Pacific Limited, FieldFresh Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to carry out Corn Productivity Research Programme.
MPEDA creates database of aqua farmers in Andhra Pradesh
30-Sep-2016 - 0 Comments.
In a major initiative to align the marine industry with the Centre’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has presented to the Andhra Pradesh government a digital list of the state’s farmers in the aqua sector, which would provide spot prices of seafood products in international markets on a real-time basis.
Tamil Nadu district launches FMD disease vaccination programme
12-Sep-2016 - 0 Comments.
In order to save state cattle from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Tamil Nadu's Vellore district has started vaccination of all cattle against FMD across all district.
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.