Agricultural workers to be allowed into East Godavari

Date & Time: 2020-05-04 06:53:22

Will ensure full support to those engaged in allied activities, says Minister Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu on Tuesday assured that migrant workers would be permitted to visit East Godava


Govt. all set to sell paddy, groundnut seeds soon

Date & Time: 2020-05-04 06:51:36

Farmers will get quality seeds at village secretariats’ Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu on Sunday said the State government was all set to begin the sale of paddy and groundnut seeds


PM Modi tells ministries: Ensure farm credit is easy, review Essential Commodities Act

Date & Time: 2020-05-04 06:49:26

The prime minister is said to have suggested exploring possibility of creating commodity specific Board or Council so that cluster/contract farming takes place as that will help increase agricultural


Andhra Pradesh government to set up digital kiosks for farmers

Date & Time: 2020-05-04 06:47:05

 Besides, the state government will create new bank accounts for some 56 lakh farmers and issue 1.12 crore credit/debit cards to them by the next kharif season to enable them to avail crop loans


Andhra Pradesh Government Announces Rs 5500 Financial Assistance for Farmers to Buy Seeds Under Ryth

Date & Time: 2020-05-04 06:38:56

State governments are coming up with new schemes to provide relief to the farmers amid the lockdown. Andhra Pradesh government announces Rs 5500 financial assistance for farmers to buy seeds


Good News for Farmers! State Governments to Buy Wheat from Farmers from 15 April

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 09:20:55

As per the central government’s order, all the state governments will start purchasing wheat from farmers from April 15. The state governments have been asked to give exemption from the Man


NAFED Procures 1, 07,814 MT Pulses during Rabi Season; Benefitted 75,984 Farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 09:15:57

According to the Agriculture Ministry, during Rabi season 2020 NAFED has procured 1,07,814 MT Pulses (Gram: 1,06,170 MT) and Oilseeds on MSP totaling of Rs. 526.84 crore. This has benefitted 75,9


Good News for Farmers! Government to Offer 90% Subsidy on Seeds and Fertilizer for Kharif Crops

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 06:40:08

In midst of the nationwide lockdown, the government has initiated different relief measures for the farmers keeping in mind the current crisis and upcoming Kharif Season. Moreover, the government of J


India: Andhra Pradesh mango exports to other countries under way

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 06:35:46

Andhra Pradesh State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperation Kurasala Kannababu has stated that measures were being initiated to export mangoes to other states and countries as the horticulture depar


Rythu Bharosa Scheme: Farmers Will Get Rs 5500 Financial Assistance to Buy Seeds on 15th May

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 06:34:39

The Central government as well as state governments have been doing a lot with different schemes and programmes. Recently the state government of Andhra Pradesh has announced that it will deposit Rs 5


Government plans to set up YSR Janata Bazaars in Andhra Pradesh

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 06:32:06

New initiative aimed at benefiting both farmers and consumers. Giving the status of Rabi crops, the officials informed him that nearly 50 per cent of paddy and other crops have been harvested. Ther


JICA financed project makes it a sweet harvest for mango farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-25 06:29:18

Under ‘Farm to Family’ initiative, mangoes are directly procured from farmers and supplied to consumers Just when the farmers were ready to harvest the season’s first produce of m


Andhrapradesh: Rythu Bharosa aid in accounts on may 15

Date & Time: 2020-04-23 12:16:12

Guntur: The sate government will deposit Rs. 5,500 financial assistance to purchase seeds on May 15 to farmers under Rythu Bharosa –PM Kisan Scheme.  


Telangana seeing highest ever agricultural productivity: Janardhan Reddy

Date & Time: 2020-04-23 07:00:07

Paddy was cultivated in more than 90 lakh acres across the state. Maize production reached 15 lakhs MT and cotton 17 lakh MT. About 65,000 MT sweet oranges were cultivated in Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar


Step up paddy and maize procurement, AICC tells Telangana CM

Date & Time: 2020-04-23 06:55:14

The Congress has asked the Telangana government to step up efforts to procure paddy and maize to help farmers. “The government has promised that it would open 7,500 procurement centres to pur


Telangana’s novel approach eases supply of vegetables, fruits

Date & Time: 2020-04-23 06:46:47

About 200 Mobile Rythu Bazars deployed on various routes using GIS technology are reaching out to over 500 locations every day and 3,500 locations every week. With Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporat


Telangana expedites supply of fertilisers ahead of kharif season

Date & Time: 2020-04-23 06:40:18

Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy initiated steps for procurement of fertilisers as per the allotted quota and started consulting the fertiliser companies asking them to expedite supplies as per s


Farm fresh fruits to be delivered at your door-step

Date & Time: 2020-04-22 07:33:04

Hyderabad: The door-delivery of fruits initiated by the Agriculture and Marketing departments received exceptional response from consumers, with about 408 calls to the call center and 70 WhatsApp


Telangana to procure three more crops

Date & Time: 2020-04-22 07:23:41

Along with paddy and maize, jowar, sunflower and chickpea will also be purchased from farmers. The Telangana government which decided to procure the entire yield of paddy and maize in the State thi


Function halls in Telangana to store fertilisers

Date & Time: 2020-04-22 07:20:26

HYDERABAD: Function halls in Telangana will now store fertilisers. As these facilities are lying vacant due to ban on mass gatherings till May 7, the Telangana government, which had earlier


Hyderabad based UrbanKisaan to disrupt farming

Date & Time: 2020-04-22 07:15:50

To ensure sustainability in agriculture using hydroponic technique that reduces 95 per cent water .  Agriculture is the backbone of every economy. While innovation in other sectors is contribu


Start Profitable Agri-Business: NABARD is Giving Loan up to 20 Lakhs under Agri-Clinic & Agribusines

Date & Time: 2020-04-20 06:42:29

To boost the country’s?agriculture?sector and increase the income of farmers, the government has established the?Agri?Clinic and Agri-business Centers?across the states.? Moreover, Agri-business


What is DBT Agriculture? Know How Farmers can Avail Benefit of Different Agricultural Schemes from D

Date & Time: 2020-04-20 06:26:55

The central and state governments have been implementing many schemes for the welfare and benefit of farmers in India. Moreover, the central government has initiated the Direct Benefit


Good News! Get 100% Subsidy on Land Leveler, Zero Tillage, Mulcher and Happy Seeder; Know How

Date & Time: 2020-04-18 10:57:31

In modern agriculture, it is very important to have latest agricultural machineries and equipments. If farmers have these modern agricultural machineries then they can easily increase crop yield that


This New Tomato Variety Will Give 1400 Quintal per Hectare Yield

Date & Time: 2020-04-18 10:55:36

A new tomato species was developed by the scientists of Chandra Shekhar Azad University for Agriculture and Technology (CSA) to give a major boost to the farmers. This variety of tomato can yield up t


To Procure Grains, Pulses and Turmeric, AP Government sets up 700 Centres

Date & Time: 2020-04-18 10:52:39

The Andhra Pradesh Government has set up over 700 procurement centres for farmers. The centres have been located nearer to farms and farmlands across the State. Jowar, red gra


Record foodgrain target of 298.3 million tonnes set

Date & Time: 2020-04-18 10:49:00

Focus is on driving growth in pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds: Agriculture Ministry. On the back of a normal monsoon forecast, the Agriculture Ministry is targeting a record foodgrain prod


Andhra Pradesh to bring out harvest calender: Agriculture Minister 

Date & Time: 2020-04-18 10:44:49

The state government will procure paddy and other agriculture produce at village level and ensure minimum support price(MSP) to all farmers besides bringing out a harvest calendar. Speaking to the


Procure agricultural produce from farmers: Andhra Pradesh Governor

Date & Time: 2020-04-17 11:26:29

Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan said that a farmer-friendly approach should be adopted in purchasing paddy and other agricultural produce.  Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan has stressed the n


Nath Bio-Genes (India) commences seed manufacturing and packaging units in Aurangabad and Andhra Pra

Date & Time: 2020-04-17 11:22:43

   Nath Bio-Genes (India) commences seed manufacturing and packaging units in Aurangabad and Andhra Pradesh The management expects the production targets to remain intact as the exempt


Farm fresh fruits to be delivered at your door-step

Date & Time: 2020-04-16 05:19:49

 Hyderabad: The door-delivery of fruits initiated by the Agriculture and Marketing departments received exceptional response from consumers, with about 408 calls to the call center and 70 Wh


Decentralisation of Rythu Bazaars helped in smooth supply of essentials in A.P.

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:51:53

It has made social distancing easy; also helped farmers in realising fair prices for their produce and prevented distress sales Decentralisation of Rythu Bazaars during the lockdown has r


Telangana: Guidelines for crop loan waiver released

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:44:07

The scheme will be applicable for short-term production loans and crop loans against gold amounting upto Rs 1 lakh disbursed to farmers in the State by commercial banks, cooperative credit institution


Special trains transport Telangana fruit & vegetables to five Indian cities

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:25:34

Special goods trains will be operated from five railway stations in Telangana to transport perishable goods like fruits and vegetables to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Chennai.  This decisio


Telangana to store paddy, chilli in schools to save bumper crop

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:23:03

 HYDERABAD: Scores of classrooms that normally echo with academic lectures and discussions will become stocking centres for paddy and other agriculture produce in Telangana.  


Telangana to set up gunny bag unit in Warangal

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:13:46

Minister says West Bengal government will supply bags to procure paddy and maize this season. Warangal Urban: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Errabelli Dayakar Rao said the State g


Telangana govt keen on increasing domestic consumption of oranges

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:09:05

Agriculture Singireddy Niranjan Reddy urged the farmers not to harvest in haste creating a glut in the market due excess supply.. Agriculture Singireddy Niranjan Reddy suggested that the benef


With the completion of Kaleshwaram, paddy cultivation has doubled in just one year, from 18.35 L acr

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 11:04:12

State Agriculture minister S Niranjan reddy said that the state government has taken a series of issures ahead of the harvesting season as well as preparing for the ensuring kharif. Speaking to The


Telangana sees a steady rise in paddy area

Date & Time: 2020-04-15 10:42:46

With the completion of Kaleshwaram, paddy cultivation has doubled in just one year, from 18.35 L acres in 2018-19 yasangi to 39.12 L acres in 2019-20 Hyderabad: Telangana State is slowly but s


Telangana govt issues order to waive crop loans of up to Rs 1 lakh for farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-07 05:54:18

The crop loan waiver is expected to benefit around 40.5 lakh farmers. The Telangana government on Tuesday issued a government notification waving all agricultural farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh of all


How to Add Nitrogen to the Soil and Make it More Fertile for Crops

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 11:52:49

Nitrogen is one of the important elements of the soil that helps to grow healthy flowers, herbs, and vegetables. It plays a vital role in the growth of the plant. If the soil lacks in nitrogen th


Papaya Cultivation: Climate, Soil, Plant protection, Plantation & Harvesting

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 11:49:37

Papaya is soft, fleshy fruit that can be used in a wide variety. It is among those fruits whose cultivation is increasing day by day. This fruit has become a part of our daily diet because of its


Farmers to Get First Instalment of PM-Kisan in April; Check Beneficiary Status/ List and Other Detai

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 11:37:12

To provide some relief to farmers affected due to the nationwide lockdown, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Thursday (26th March 2020) announced that it will transfer the fi


Technology Development in Cashew Benefitted Farmers across the Country

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 11:35:41

The Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka celebrated?“Annual Cashew Day”?on the theme ?"Empowerment of Scheduled Caste Community through Scheduled Caste Sub Plan 


Government Adds New features to eNAM Platform; Know How it will Benefit Farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 09:03:08

The government on Thursday (2nd April 2020) added two new features on the electronic national agriculture market, also known as e-NAM platform so as to make it more convenient for growers to sell


Get High Subsidies on these 11 Agri-Machinery & Equipment

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 09:01:26

The technology has penetrated deeper into various sectors of the economy, and the agriculture sector has not been untouched from this penetration. From the exhausting manual labor to the cost-efficien


To Get Direct Benefit of PM-Kisan Yojana, Send Photo of Aadhaar Card & Bank Passbook at These WhatsA

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 08:59:37

In the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan), the Modi government has given the first instalment of Rs.2000 each to 3.36 crore farmers of the country. If you have not rec


Indian Bank Brings in New Products to Support Farmers and Poultry Players

Date & Time: 2020-04-03 08:54:26

In order to help and support farmers, poultry players and employees in the informal sector, the Indian Bank has launched three new products. Under the IND Covid Emergency Poultry Loan scheme, the b


Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Mission to solve issues in selection process to include more farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 11:28:18

APSAM vice-chairman MVS Nagi Reddy claimed that the state government was the only one in the entire country extending financial aid to tenant farmers. VIJAYAWADA: After initial payme


Adoption of zero budget natural farming could save Rs 2,100 crore in fertiliser subsidies for Andhra

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 10:59:17

Scaling up ZBNF could significantly alter the landscape of chemical inputs in agriculture, particularly fertilisers Close on the heels of the Andhra Pradesh Government’s announcement of a sca


Zero Budget Natural Farming: Andhra Pradesh Government signs MoU with German firm KFW

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 10:34:16

The YS Jaganmohan Reddy led-State government will spend Rs 304 crore on the project After some suspense over the much touted `Zero Budget Natural Farming’ (ZBNF), the Andhra Pradesh Governmen


Andhra Pradesh Govt Inks MoU with 11 Agricultural Institutions to Help Farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 10:06:09

State Agriculture Minister K Kanna Babu said the innovative Rythu Bharosa Kendras would play a key role in knowledge transfer to farmers. Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday sig


Andhra Pradesh government to procure banana, tomato from farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 09:34:15

During a review meeting with officials on Tuesday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to procure banana and tomato crops from farmers. VIJAYAWADA: As a temporary measure, t


More agri-based industries will come up in Andhra Pradesh: Minister

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 09:11:42

Aimed at improving the revenue of agriculture and allied sectors, and farmers’ income, the State government is preparing plans for setting up more agriculture-based industries. VIJAYAWADA: &n


Horticulture department plans onion crop Colonies to boost production in Telangana.

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 07:59:57

While Telangana depends on neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka to ensure onion supplies to consumers in the state, a poor yield during this kharif has made matters worse. Supplies from within the s


State agriculture department makes godowns free for farmers

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 07:41:03

Farmers who are finding it difficult to send their produce to markets can now use the agriculture marketing departments godowns in Coimbatore district without paying any charge for a month. Farmers


Need to make agriculture more attractive: Venkaiah naidu

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 07:32:28

HYDERABAD: Agriculture is becoming unsustainable as a profession and there is an urgent need to make it more attractive and sustainable, vice president M venkaiah naidu said here on Saturday. Naidu


Centre urged to allow transport of raw seed from other States

Date & Time: 2020-04-01 06:37:03

The Telangana government has requested the Centre to permit the movement of raw (unprocessed) seed produced in different States to Hyderabad and other places in Telangana for their processing and stor


Agriculture allocation including 'Market Intervention Fund' made in Telangana to help farmers

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 12:34:32

In a first, the Telangana government allocated Rs 1,000 crore as ‘Market Intervention Fund’ to prevent farmer distress. HYDERABAD: With farmers in the State failing to get rem


Plans to promote tapioca farming to help improve ryots’ income in Telangana

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 11:11:46

Telangana government is planning to promote one of the popular tuber crops tapioca cassava, karra pendalam, with a view to encourage farmers to diversify from water-intensive paddy crop and culti


Telangana to store paddy, chilli in schools to save bumper crop

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 11:08:07

HYDERABAD: Scores of classrooms that normally echo with academic lectures and discussions will become stocking centres for paddy and other agriculture produce in telangana. With a bumper crop of ov


In Telangana, free power policy for farmers will exact a steep environmental cost

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 11:00:49

Unless the state changes course quickly, its policies will hurt the medium, small and marginal farmer, who make up 85% of its agricultural sector. When the Telangana Rashtra Samithi came to power w


Over 1.20 lakh new Kisan Credit Cards distributed in Bihar during current financial year.

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 10:57:09

PATNA: Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Wednesday that over 1.20 lakh new kisan credit cards(KCC) were distributed in the state and more than 14.36 lakh cards renewed during the c


Relief to farmers: Telangana to purchase entire paddy, maize output, to spend Rs 30,000 cr

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 10:43:04

Announcing this to the media, chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that the state government will spend nearly Rs 30,000 crore to procure about 1.05 crore tonne of paddy and another 14.5 lakh tonn


Grant of Rs. 9 lakhs for cluster farming of horticulture crops in 23 districts: Bihar Agri Minister

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 10:41:10

Bihar Agriculture minister prem kumar today said state government would give grant of Rs. 9 lakhs to farmers to set up primary packaging and processing units for horticulture crops like fruits and veg


Bihar’s ‘Mushroom Mahila’ Empowers 10K Women, Now Earns Lakhs!

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 10:34:49

From growing a kilo of mushrooms to winning the Nari Shakti Puraskar, this Bihar Nari is all things inspiring! Years ago, when Bina Devi married into a family of Dhauri village, Munger district, Bi


Bihar govt to develop organic corridor in 13 districts to keep Ganga clean

Date & Time: 2020-03-31 10:29:57

Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar said implementation of the "agriculture roadmap" has given a major boost to both production and productivity Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem&nbs


How to Get Subsidy on Agricultural Machineries and Equipment?

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 12:02:20

India is called an agricultural country because 70 percent of its population depends upon agriculture in one way or the other. The concept or method of farming has changed a lot with the time. In the


‘PONNEEM’ - Bio Oil Plant-Based Pesticide to Control Agricultural Pests

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:59:59

The new Bio Oil Ponneem has been developed for the control of agricultural pests, termites and mosquitoes. It is natural oil formulation, which is highly effective in comparison to the chemical pestic


Earn Quick Profits by Cultivating these New & High Yielding Varieties of? Moong

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:55:33

Mung bean, popularly known as Moong daal in India, is cultivated both in summer and Kharif seasons in India. It is one of the main pulse crops that get ripened in a short span of t


Afforestation and Soil Conservation

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:53:26

“A nation which destroys its soil, it destroys itself. Forest are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and gives fresh strength to our people.”  T


Technology Development in Cashew Benefitted Farmers across the Country

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:50:40

The Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka celebrated?“Annual Cashew Day”?on the theme ?"Empowerment of Scheduled Caste Community through Scheduled Caste Sub Plan 


Zero Waste in 3 Years, 50 Organic Veggies Grown at Home: B’luru Couple Shows How

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:27:22

“It is possible to grow your own organic vegetables in your own concrete balcony using homemade compost. You don’t need acres of land.” Three years ago, when the Bruhat Bengaluru


91-YO Spends 40 Years Breathing Life Into Barren Land, Grows Mini-Forest in Drought-Affected Satara!

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:24:28

Babulal Gandhi, a resident of Phaltan in Maharashtra’s Satara district, is a man of few words who has lived the majority of his life in harmony with nature, and dedicated it towards the pursuit


30-YO Man Quits Job to Start Community Farming, Doubles Income of 80 Farmers!

Date & Time: 2020-03-30 11:19:30

Farmers get fixed salaries every month and 10 per cent of the yield profits, thus making it a win-win model for all! When Rakesh Mahanty, a, realised that his ever-present listlessness was d


Farmers in Tamil Nadu Cultivating Alphonso Mango; Getting Good Yield and Profit

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:35:38

Among all the varieties of mangoes in India, Alphonso mango is the most demanded variety due to its sweetness, richness, and flavor. It is also known as Hafoos, Hapuz or Aapoos. Du


Know How to Grow Almonds in Your Garden

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:32:55

Almond is one of the most liked nuts. Consuming this nut is very beneficial for health as well as skin. However, almonds are quite expensive to buy. So, you can grow an almond plant in


Yuktix GreenSense Installed to Improve Tribal Farmers Livelihood in Odisha

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:31:10

Yuktix GreenSense, off-grid remote monitoring, and analytics solutions for agriculture were installed by Yuktix Technologies as a part of a project to improve the livelihood of tribal f


Growing Crops in a Water-stressed Land

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:28:15

Agriculture is our only recourse to get food – if farmers chose to do anything but farming, hunger will strike mankind. However, agriculture is also accused of being the source of misery in Indi


Pick, among these INDIAN DRAUGHT BREED Cattles

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:26:51

At present, although the majority of India's cattle is non-descript, there are 26 well defined breeds of cattle and 6 breeds of buffaloes found all over the country. These can be broadly classifie


SBI Agriculture Loans: Here's How You Can Get Different Types of Farm Loans

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:24:49

State Bank of India (SBI), country's largest bank provides various types of agricultural loans to farmers. It caters to the agriculturists & farmers needs and has a huge network of 15000 branc


Centre to Grant 50 Crores to Create Onion Storage Facilities

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:22:22

The Central government has initiated many schemes to develop India’s Agri scenario and the state government of Maharashtra has recently come up with the idea of enhancing the storage facilities


Farmers should receive more Attention says Jan KisanAndolan

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 12:13:18

According to the analysis of Jan KisanAndolan over the  relief package of Rs. 1.75 lakh crore announced by the Finance Minister of India today. They felt they should have received a package more


Procure chilli, maize from farmers: Cong

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 11:56:58

  Congress on Friday demanded that the government immediately make arrangements to procure thousands of tones of chilli, maize and other agricultural produce from the farmers. The procure


WTC Chandigarh to set up center-of-excellence for food & agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-28 11:36:57

All the stakeholders such as government bodies, trade organisations, trade associations, professionals, WTCs and even accelerators, incubators, startups would be major contributors to the centre-of-ex


Most Profitable Crops and Vegetables to Grow in April and Its Advanced Varieties

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 12:12:55

Presently, many farmers in the country are facing problems due to constant change in weather. Hailstorms with recent rains have caused huge damage to many crops. Hence at this point of time, farmers n


The Noblest Vows and the Worthiest Marriage - Bringing together Agriculture and Technology

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 12:09:26

Advancement in medicine and agriculture can save more lives than any other field of research. So while the nations of the world are busy fighting economic battles, boosting political manipulations and


How to Make Nutritious Silage for Your Cattle?

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 12:06:46

Silage and hay are preserved or stored feed given to the cattle during a shortage of green forage. Silage is very nutritious and easy to digest feed for the cattle. Storing the silage is much easier t


Good News! Government Offers Huge Subsidy on Wheat Storehouses for Proper Storage of Grain

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 12:04:35

To fulfil Modi’s vision of doubling farmer’s income by 2022, the central government has come up with many resolutions on storage and subsidy scheme. Recently, the state gove


Good News! Government Giving Subsidy on Happy Seeders, Power Harrow, Rice Transplanter, Know How

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 11:52:23

The financial year 2019-20 is about to end, but still many targets have not been completed by the government. This is why the Madhya Pradesh government is again inviting applications for the remaining


WTC Chandigarh to Start Center-of-Excellence for Food & Agriculture Having AI, Drones, Smart Irrigat

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 11:43:44

Agriculture being the largest employment generator in India accounts for almost 50% of the country’s total workforce & is their primary source of livelihood. World Trade Center Associatio


University of Petroleum & Energy Studies to Set Up 'School of Smart Agriculture'

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 11:37:31

Good news for students who want to pursue a career in agriculture. Soon, the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies also known as UPES will start a “School of Smart Agriculture” at its


University of Petroleum & Energy Studies to Set Up 'School of Smart Agriculture'

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 11:37:21

Good news for students who want to pursue a career in agriculture. Soon, the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies also known as UPES will start a “School of Smart Agriculture” at its


Earn Quick Profits by Cultivating these New & High Yielding Varieties of? Moong

Date & Time: 2020-03-27 11:30:59

Mung bean, popularly known as Moong daal in India, is cultivated both in summer and Kharif seasons in India. It is one of the main pulse crops that get ripened in a short span of t


IT Engineer Leaves US Job to Turn Organic Farmer, Uses 50% Less Water & Earns Lakhs

Date & Time: 2020-03-26 10:34:16

Devang represents one of the many people who switched from the corporate world to organic farming with an aim to not only grow their own food but also make organic veggies accessible and affordable to


Prospects of Pigeonpea Hybrid in Sustainable Agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-26 10:20:47

In the protein-rich group of crops, red gram or pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] occupies an important place among rainfed resource poor farmers because i



Date & Time: 2020-03-26 10:18:41

India’s agriculture sector contributes only 14-15 percent towards the country’s GDP however it consumes 40-45 percent of total employment. Almost half of the agricultural land depends


Making agriculture more rewarding for farmers

Date & Time: 2020-03-26 10:09:07

SHARE   SHARE   SHARE   EMAIL   SHARE   COMMENT While the government’s 16-point action plan to boost agriculture is welcome, what&rs


Big News: Government to Transfer Rs 15,000 crore to Farmers under PM-Kisan Yojana from April 1

Date & Time: 2020-03-26 10:07:45

The Modi-led BJP government is set to transfer around Rs 15,000 crore to nearly 75 million farmers from 1st of April under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Under PM-Kisan yojana gove


37 mega food parks and 297 integrated cold chain projects sanctioned under PMKSY

Date & Time: 2020-03-18 07:13:42

The MoFPI is focusing on building cold chain infrastructure across the country, for seamless transfer of perishables from production to consumption areas, through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yoja


Minister exhorts agri-graduates & scientists to be practicing farmers

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 12:35:48

  Inaugurating the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 in Delhi, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has called upon agriculture graduates and scientists


Govt educating farmers thru’ You Tube and Face Book: Tomar

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 12:31:11

More than 100 Mobile Apps compiled to help farmers Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said in Rajya Sabha that govt is using social media platforms like Faceboo


World Bank & Indian Govt sign $80M loan to develop agriculture, water mgmt in Himachal

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 11:32:57

New Delhi: According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, the Government of Himachal Pradesh and the World Bank signed an $80 million loan agreement on Wednesday to improv


Goal Setting for Indian Agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 10:35:40

Though the 16-point action plan for agriculture laid down in the 2020 Union Budget continues prioritising subsidies and safety nets over agricultural investments, it does not make any fundamental impr


PM-KISAN scheme being implemented across India except West Bengal

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 10:11:31

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said the PM-KISAN scheme has been successfully implemented across the country. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) has be


Doubling Farmer’s Income: How Farmers Can Increase their Profit by Cultivating Grafted Vegetables?

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 10:09:08

Amid the global economic slowdown due to Coronavirus pandemic, the government of India has been taking every possible measure to lessen its impact over Indian commodities and industries and emphasis o


Achieving Samrudhi: Odisha’s new agriculture policy focuses on crop diversification, market linkages

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 06:45:23

SAMRUDHI is based on an 8-pillar strategy focused on simultaneous reforms. The first agriculture policy in Odisha was formulated in 1996, which conferred the status of industry to agriculture. Subs


Meet women entrepreneurs whose agritech startups are helping farmers and agriculturalists From creat

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 06:42:16

 From creating sensors to  assess farming conditions to designing wearable tech that helps Detect disease in cattle, these women are helping the agriculture sector with their innovations.


Indian agritech start-ups receive $248 million funding in H1 2019: Nasscom

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 06:01:28

According to the report, every ninth agri-tech startup in the world is originating from India, adding that there has been a 1.7-times increase in average farmer income in last decade, enabling farmers


Dairy woes: Why milk prices are going up

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 05:59:18

With the government ensuring that cooperatives get rid of their SMP inventory, the last few months have seen an increase in milk prices, both at the procurement and the consumer end.  


Modi govt's big bonanza for farmers; hikes MSP on Rabi crops from 50% to 109%

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 05:56:46

This is being seen as a big pro-farmer move by the government in its bid to increase farmers' income. The Modi-government Wednesday hiked the Minimum Support Price (MSP) on Rabi crops from 50%


Rajasthan govt demands Rs 2,645 crore farmer compensation from Centre

Date & Time: 2020-03-17 05:52:33

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has directed the officials to work in coordination with the Centre and make efforts to get the assistance released at the earliest to the farmers whose crops were damaged due


World Bank and Himachal Pradesh signed USD 80-million loan agreement to boost agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-16 12:38:32

Himachal Pradesh and World Bank have signed USD 80-million loan to boost agriculture and water management in the state. It will help them to create better farming conditions in the state. The Gover


Farmer grows paddy from rice grains

Date & Time: 2020-03-16 12:19:28

Nagula Gangaram, a progressive farmer of Nizamabad district who is popularly known as Chinni Krishnudu, is known for his experiments in agriculture. Nizamabad: Normally, paddy is cultivated th


The Changing face of Urban Food Systems: UrbanKissan

Date & Time: 2020-03-16 12:10:56

  UrbanKisaan, the Vertical Farming Startup that puts quality first, has debuted its 3000 sqft new-age urban farm and retail store in Manikonda, Hyderabad. Here, customers can walk into the re


NABARD Infuses Rs 1.46 Lakh Crores in Rural Banking System

Date & Time: 2020-03-16 12:06:02

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development financial institution that often extends financial help to banks operating in rural India so that the farmers could


Aim for greener pastures

Date & Time: 2020-03-16 11:10:14

The AIEEA (UG) is conducted for admissions into 11 bachelor degree programmes in agriculture and allied sciences (other than veterinary sciences) in agricultural universities. Students tend to choo


Good News! Tea Board Releases Rs. 4.46 crore Subsidies in South India

Date & Time: 2020-03-16 07:30:57

In view of the falling price situation, the Tea Board has finally released the subsidies that were pending for some time. After releasing the subsidies, M Balaji, Tea Board’s Executive Direct


How Farmers Can Get Assured Monthly Pension of Rs. 3000 with PM Kisan Maandhan Yojana?

Date & Time: 2020-03-14 07:33:34

Farmers have to go through many problems including financial crisis, which becomes harder in the old age. In order to help farmers deal with all such problems, the government has launched the Pradhan


Mahatma Phule Farm Loan Waiver Scheme: Over 7.65 Lakh Farmers Benefitted in Maharashtra

Date & Time: 2020-03-14 07:27:31

The State Government of Maharashtra has come up with many initiatives including loan waiver schemes for development of the agriculture sector and farmer’s welfare. The State Government has till


#EachforEqual: Women in Agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-14 07:19:25

To give special emphasis to “Women in Agriculture”, Agriculture World is brought out a special edition in the month of March 2020 and the theme for the same is #EachforEqual


Good News! Govt to Allow 90% Subsidy on Goat, Sheep & Pig Farming; Check How to Apply

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 12:06:57

Animal husbandry is the fastest-growing Agri-business not only in India but across the globe. After farming, animal husbandry is considered as the second most important source of income for farmers. T


Hydroponics in India: Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydroponics Farming

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 11:47:56

Hydroponics is a branch of hydroculture, in which plants are grown without soil by using water solvent which consists of minerals nutrient solution. Terrestrial plants may be grown with 


Good News! Get 100% Subsidy on Agricultural Equipments like Land Leveler, Happy Seeders;

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 11:39:56

It is very important to have farm machinery or equipment for modern agriculture. It is said that where there is less agricultural labor, there is an increase in crop yield. But some farmers are unable


Budget 2020: Export target of USD 14 Billion set for Aquaculture sector.

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 10:22:16

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. She also propo


Targeting rice fallows to increase productivity and profitability of farmers in Odisha

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 10:11:45

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 t


Farmers Can Easily Earn Rs 3 Lakh per acre by Growing Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 09:47:14

In this rapidly growing industry, there are many farmers’ in India who are earning around Rs 3 lakh per acre through cultivation of medicinal plants.  Herbs and aromatic plants are widel


Vanilla Brings the Flavour of Success to Kerala Farmers

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 07:27:42

Vanilla, one of the exotic and second most expensive spices after Saffron has brought the flavor of success in the Indian market. In the present context, Vanilla farming can be regarded as the most re


Farmers Earning a Steady Income with the Help of This Startup

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 07:02:41

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who contribute a relatively small amount to raise awareness about everything from social iss


These Five Agritech Startups are Aiding Farmers by Multiplying Their Incomes

Date & Time: 2020-03-13 06:38:58

For those farmers who are looking to boost their incomes, here is a list of five agri-tech startups that can revolutionize their business.  #1 TechnifyBiz #2 Ninjacart  #3 Cropin



Date & Time: 2020-03-13 05:38:37

Biosecurity refers to the procedures used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease-causing organisms in poultry flocks. Because of the concentration in size and location of poultry flocks in



Date & Time: 2020-03-13 05:22:12

Livestock plays an important role in the Indian economy. About 20.5 million people depend upon livestock for their livelihood. Livestock contributed 16% to the income of small farm households as again


Indian egg production, consumption to keep rising

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 12:55:47

Egg production and consumption have increased rapidly over the last decade, but there remains scope for significantly more expansion Under the “business as usual” scenario, India is set


New poultry disease phone app to help farmers

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 12:42:38

The Pocket Guide for Poultry Diseases, offers poultry producers useful tips on how to maintain a healthy population of chickens along with information on flock management and disease detection. (Unive


Global egg consumption rising with changing diets

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 11:26:21

Consumption of eggs continues to grow with changing dietary preferences and population growth. Countries around the world are growing and changing their diets with the recognition that eggs are a g


Changing diets, rising income in Asia increase egg consumption over past decade

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 11:22:38

Future growth in animal protein consumption will come from developing regions that currently don’t consume as high amounts of dairy, poultry products. Changing diets in Asian countries and ur


Global egg consumption to rise worldwide through 2024

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 11:19:33

Increasing protein consumption, rising incomes drive consumption of eggs Around the world, consumption of eggs in 2014 remains higher than a decade ago. This increase is particularly notable in dev


Indian egg production, consumption to keep rising

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 11:12:10

Egg production and consumption have increased rapidly over the last decade, but there remains scope for significantly more expansion. Under the “business as usual” scenario, India is se


Eating 1 egg a day not bad for your heart: Study

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 11:03:55

Eating up to one egg per day may be good for you and does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke as previously feared, say researchers. The study, published in the journal The BMJ, adds to


Egg consumption not related to cardiovascular disease risk: Study

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 10:34:01

As per a recent study published in the journal 'The BMJ', it has come to light that if you eat one egg a day, it does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke as previously feared, say


Irrigation does more than deplete groundwater, it changes climate too

Date & Time: 2020-03-12 06:55:22

 More measured irrigation can help conserve water, suggests author of new study In India nearly 60 per cent of land area is used for agriculture, nearly half of that artificially irrigated. Hi


Union Budget 2020-21: Big plans for storage facilities

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 11:15:15

Promise of cold storage capacity at villages, warehousing at blocks, refrigerated rail coaches to reduce losses Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the setting up of storage fa


Higher agency helps small farmers reap globalisation benefits: Study

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 10:59:23

A new study examined how flow of goods, resources and people in global market facilitated farmers’ livelihoods  Can small farmers benefit from globalisation? Can they have bett


Lighting up the fields: How electricity can help irrigation

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 10:49:55

Over the years, inaccurate estimations of electricity consumption have led to untargeted approaches being applied to optimise power sector. “The entire idea of agriculture has changed now. We


Survey pegs 1.5% of world's farmland under organic cultivation

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 10:34:18

India has most number of organic cultivators but only 1.1% of acreage. Organic farming may not be mainstream yet, but it has rapidly grown in stature in the last two decades, accordi


Akash Chaurasia, a millionaire farmer from Bundelkhand

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 10:21:17

Multilayer farming helps this Madhya Pradesh farmer grow a combination of vegetables round the year Akash Chaurasia is a marginal farmer from Sagar town in Bundelkhandregion in Madhya Pradesh, that


17 agriculture entrepreneurs present projects in New Delhi

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 09:03:10

A total of 17 successful agriculture-related entrepreneurs from Punjab made presentations under Uddam and Uddan programmes of the Punjab Agri-Business Incubator (PABI) at Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Sa


Pesticide Management Bill 2020 must address important concerns

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 07:56:03

This is because agriculture in India is largely dependent on chemicals including pesticides and their usage has a huge impact on the health of humans, animals, bio-diversity and the environment. Pe


These urban farming startups are going the extra mile to bring organic food to your table

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 07:44:10

“Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity, and cycles adapted to local conditions, ra


Why India needs agripreneurship?

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 07:23:06

For starters in this area – an entrepreneur is someone who organizes, starts, operates and in effective control of a business or commercial venture. She or he could also be an innovator in produ


India Likely to Open Up Dairy, Poultry Markets for United States

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 07:13:54

 India is likely to give the United States access to its dairy and poultry markets in exchange for renegotiated terms for its pharmaceutical, textile and industrial exports under a new bilateral


Don’t chicken out, you can eat poultry: Officials

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 06:55:45

BENGALURU: With rumours doing the rounds that coronavirus — COVID-19 — spreads through consumption of chicken, eggs and other such livestock, Central and state authorities have clarif


Farm women undergoes training on poultry rearing

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 06:31:49

As part of the International Women’s Day 2020 celebration, a three-day training programme for farm women was organized on the topic “Poultry production and management”  by Krish


Coronavirus does not spread via poultry: FSSAI

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 05:39:11

  Coronavirus does not spread through poultry, said a statement released by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) on Tuesday amid rumours that consumption of poultry can spre


Suguna invests in poultry sectors in India, Bangladesh, Kenya

Date & Time: 2020-03-11 05:23:23

New processing plant, hatcheries and feed mills are planned India’s top poultry company, Suguna Foods, has announced plans to invest in its domestic market, as well as in Bangladesh and Kenya


1.64 Crore Farmers Registered on e-NAM; Here's the Process of Selling Agricultural Produce Online in

Date & Time: 2020-03-10 09:10:29

The online market or mandi started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government to double farmers’ income has turned successful today. According to the data released by the government, so far arou


PM-Kisan Scheme Completes One Year Today; Check State-wise Beneficiaries List & Payment Status Here

Date & Time: 2020-03-10 09:07:03

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, popularly known as (PM-KISAN) scheme completes one year today (24th February, 2020). Government had started the scheme with a view to increase the income of farmers


Double Your Income with Organic Farming! Govt to Give 90 Percent Subsidy

Date & Time: 2020-03-10 09:02:19

Amid the huge crisis over the global market due to the Coronavirus effect, the central government is planning to promote organic farming to boost Indian agriculture and commodity market into a self-de


‘Embrace tech to make agriculture sustainable’

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 11:58:15

Technology makes farming more sustainable and the Tamil Nadu government is focussed on giving a vantage point to farmers so that they can negotiate on an equal footing, said Shunchonngam Jatak Chiru,


Will roll out agriculture export policy in 3 months to benefit farmers: Government

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 11:40:02

  Ranchi: The JMM-led coalition government on Friday said announced on the floor of the House during the ongoing budget session that it will bring a state agriculture export policy within a pe


India Bio Agriculture Market Share 2020 | News, Size, Price and Forecast till 2025

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 11:05:00

The latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Indian Bio Agriculture Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025” finds that the India bio agriculture


Farming gets a new lease of life in Assam

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 10:58:33

arming is rapidly becoming a passion for people in Assam. Educated youths are cultivating strawberries, oranges, tea and aromatic joha rice. Nandita Barua, a post-graduate and a native of Amiyapur


Mediated by Mold: Bengaluru researchers show how fungi can make rice crops tolerant to salinity

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 10:55:56

Among all the calamities caused by climate change, an increase in the salinity of the soil is one. It is projected that, by 2050, about half of today’s arable land across the world will be affec


Agri Asia 2020

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 10:50:10

Agri Asia is one of the prime international Exhibitions organized in India specifically on Agriculture Sector, The objective of ‘Agri Asia 2020’ is to bring together all the


How demand for organic food is driving biotech innovation

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 10:18:57

BENGALURU : The outbreak of novel coronavirus has refocused attention on animal farming practices and the additives that go into animal feed. Even otherwise, there’s been a growing consumer


Haryana sets sights on doubling farmers’ income

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 09:50:38

PRESENTING his maiden Budget in the Haryana Assembly, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who also holds the Finance portfolio, pledged his government’s commitment to the national goal of making


Shrouded in secrecy, a new bill for pesticide management coming to parliament soon

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 09:47:17

India’s pesticide sector is governed by a more than 50-year-old law. A new pesticide management bill is expected to be introduced in the parliament during the ongoing session. Many pesticid


Corona Virus Spread Has No Relation To Consumption Of Poultry: Animal Husbandry Dept.

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 09:44:33

BW Businessworld is in possession of a letter from Praveen Malik, Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry (DAH), Government of India, where it is made abundantly clear that “Poultry has not


Goal Setting for Indian Agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 08:39:14

Though the 16-point action plan for agriculture laid down in the 2020 Union Budget continues prioritising subsidies and safety nets over agricultural investments, it does not make any fundamental impr


‘Prasar Bharati must educate farmers on organic farming.

Date & Time: 2020-03-09 08:37:40

Trichy: Bharatiya kisan Sangh has appealed to prasar Bharati to educate farmers about chemical free organic farming and thereby assure the availability of safe food for the people and help the farmers


Women in agriculture National Gender Resource Centre in Agriculture (NGRCA)

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 11:30:04

Women are of vital importance to rural economies. Women as farmers, laborers and entrepreneurs are the driving force of India’s farmland. In India, agriculture including vari


Quick Agricultural Tips to Improve Yield

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 11:19:15

In India, agriculture has always been the epicenter and the steering wheel of the economy. Since independence, India has been an agrarian economy and we have sought to give a great boost to farmers an


Hy-Line makes history with new breeding program in India

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 07:07:55

  Unique challenges, unique conditions, unique climate. Each phrase describes the growing country of India. To meet these challenges, egg farmers in India require a bird that has been tested a


India offers to open up poultry, dairy markets for trade deal with Trump

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 06:58:58

India, the world's largest milk-producing nation, has traditionally restricted dairy imports to protect the livelihoods of 80 million rural households involved in the industry India has offered


No scientific data to prove non-veg, including poultry, seafood responsible for coronavirus.

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 06:49:39

  MANGALURU: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is working in close coordination with department of consumer affairs on reports of mustard oil being adulterated with othe


Bhubaneswar: Poultry farms say coronavirus has no link with eating chicken or eggs

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 06:38:52

  BHUBANESWAR: Members of All Odisha Poultry Forum (AOPF) and All Odisha Layer Farmers Association (AOLFA) on Wednesday appealed people of the state not to believe in the rumour spread by some


Ernakulam KVK to promote native poultry breeds, eggs

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 06:19:08

  Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is set to ensure availability of authentic desi poultry in urban homes of the city. The KVK will collect one-day-old chicks from organic pou


Poultry company Suguna to invest $67.2 mn in India, Bangladesh and Kenya

Date & Time: 2020-03-06 06:13:06

Coimbatore-based Suguna is one of the leading poultry integrators in India with operations covering all areas of the poultry sector India's largest poultry enterprise Suguna is to invest around


Grant of Rs. 9 lakhs for cluster farming of horticulture crops in 23 districts: Bihar Agri Minister

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 11:20:36

  Patna:  Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar today said state government would give grant of Rs. 9 lakhs to farmers to set up primary packaging and processing units for horticulture cr


Subsidies for Farmers in India for Selected Machinery

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 10:49:50

Agricultural subsidies are necessary, as the Indian economy is largely dependent on the farming sector. Similarly, a significant chunk of farmers investment is dedicated to the pieces of machinery. As


State govt to focus on ‘Ease of Doing Agriculture’: Aaditya Thackeray

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 10:32:22

“There is no right or left ideology in the world. It’s only whether you are an open or closed economy and Maharashtra is open for doing business and engaging with the world,” Aaditya


UP to develop special seed zones: State Agriculture Minister

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 10:21:52

Seed quality can help to enhance yields and farmers’ income. Uttar Pradesh government is working to create special seed zones across the State to make quality seeds available to its farmers,


Goal Setting for Indian Agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 10:12:31

Though the 16-point action plan for agriculture laid down in the 2020 Union Budget continues prioritising subsidies and safety nets over agricultural investments, it does not make any fundamental impr


Link Indian agriculture with global chains, liberalise agro-commodity markets: Experts

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 10:00:51

On the sidelines of Centre for Policy Research Dialogues 2020, experts urged the Modi govt to take comprehensive reforms in the sector. New Delhi: Multiple agriculture experts urged the Narend


Strawberry fields forever : A crop of elite Indian farmers are inviting guests on day trips to their

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 07:25:37

People across age categories have an opportunity via either free or paid visits to these farms to come and learn about a healthier way of living – and better appreciate the farm and organic prod


Government confident of doubling farmers income by 2022

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 07:11:20

Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary said a number of schemes have been launched towards fulfilling this goal, and budget allocation for the sector has also been increased substantially


Government asks CCI to offer discount on cotton price, selling it below procurement price

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 07:00:51

The Cotton Corporation of India, has been exercising commercial cotton operations and cotton minimum support price operations to protect the interests of the cotton farmers and the predominantly cotto


Rabi crop outlook indicates record food grain production says NCML

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 06:55:18

The post-harvest management company in its first estimates for 2019-20 rabi crop has said that there is a record food grain production led by the wheat crop along with corn and jowar. NEW DELHI: &q


PM-Kisan scheme: Fisheries Ministry seeks inclusion of fishermen for benefits

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 06:41:26

Like farmers, the government has extended the facility of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers in the budget for 2018-19 to help them meet their working capital needs. Til


Inside India's cutting-edge cow 'factory'

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 06:31:42

High-yield cows are being produced in 'cow factories' with the aim to conserve indigenous varieties via surrogacy and IVF. The aim is to phase out nondescript low-yield varieties and breed ind


India likely to export 50 lakh tonnes sugar in 2019-20, says ISMA

Date & Time: 2020-03-04 06:23:58

In Maharashtra, sugar production till 29th February 2020 was 50.70 lakh tonnes , compared with 92.88 lakh tonnes produced last year same period. In the current 2019-20 SS, out of 145 sugar mills opera


Is organic farming the next big thing in Tripura?

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 10:14:35

Agartala: With Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb announcing to give importance to organic farming and promote rural livelihood by increasing land under organic farming from 2,000 to 9,000 hectar


A 360-degree analysis of India’s agricultural economy

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 09:45:45

The BusinessLine Handbook of Indian Agriculture 2020, which was released in New Delhi on Thursday, offers a comprehensive 360-degree analysis of India’s agricultural economy, with forw


Repurposing public policies for sustainable water management in Indian agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 07:35:32

The importance of sustainable management of water in a changing climate cannot be over-emphasized. Depleting water resources, besides land degradation and desertification; loss of biodiversity; and ne


Link Indian agriculture with global chains, liberalise agro-commodity markets: Experts

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 06:20:46

On the sidelines of Centre for Policy Research Dialogues 2020, experts urged the Modi govt to take comprehensive reforms in the sector. New Delhi: Multiple agriculture experts urged the Narend


Chicken consumption is safe, no links to coronavirus outbreak: Govt

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 06:09:39

Poultry was not found to be involved in the transmission of 2019 nCov to humans in any report globally The letter also mentioned that similar viral outbreaks of coronavirus in past (SARS 2002-03,


No corona-virus in broiler Chickens in Hyderabad: GHMC

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 05:59:23

Hyderabad: Since week there have been purported messages/posts on social media claiming that broiler chickens are spreading corona virus, are getting viral in Telangana. As such there is no scien


Right to Protein declares February 27 as India’s first 'Protein Day'

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 05:53:41

Protein Day will mark the onset of an annual commemorative day to rally Indians towards the mission of protein awareness and sufficiency. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Right To Protein, a nation


Gorakhpur mela dishes out chicken meals for just Rs 30 to dispel coronavirus rumours

Date & Time: 2020-03-03 05:46:16

full plate of chicken dishes for Rs 30 may sound unbelievable but it was a dream come true for chicken lovers in Gorakhpur. The Poultry Farm Association on Saturday organised this Chicken Mela to d


Why we need more protected agri zones

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 12:40:09

While there are holistic legislations and authorities to protect India’s coastline, forests and wetlands, the same is not true in the case of agriculture. Declaring the Cauvery delta as a pro


Chicken and egg mela attracts huge crowdsMinisters, celebrities dispel fears over Corona Virus

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 11:30:16

Ministers, celebrities dispel fears over coronavirus It was an evening of fun, entertainment and mouth-watering egg and chicken snacks to dispel misconceptions and drive home a message that there i


Hy-Line International initiates poultry breeding programme in India

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 10:27:13

Hy-Line International has launched a breeding programme in India for the Hy-Line W-80, which is set to be a unique Indian variety. As reported in The Poultry Site, Dr Petek Settar, Hy-Line Int


Training held for poultry farmers

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 10:23:00

To meet the requirement of skilled workforce in poultry production sector, a long duration training programme for small poultry farmers was organised at Krishi Vigyan Kendra here. Scientist in char


Don’t chicken out, you can eat poultry: Officials

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 10:20:03

Don’t go by rumours, COVID-19 doesn’t spread by eating poultry products: Experts  BENGALURU: With rumours doing the rounds that coronavirus — COVID-19 — spreads th


West Bengal plans drive to dispel rumours about chickens spreading coronavirus.

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 10:16:25

Novel coronavirus cannot spread through consumption of chicken and eggs, said doctors, microbiologists and experts in veterinary sciences on Saturday, attempting to clear the air on the possibility of


Rumours killing Karnataka poultry industry

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 10:03:42

The poultry industry in Karnataka is facing an existential threat in the wake of false news on social media and rumours linking the COVID-19 with it. BENGALURU: The poultry industry in Karnataka is


Telangana ministers eat chicken on stage to dispel coronavirus rumours

Date & Time: 2020-03-02 09:59:49

The Indian population has been relatively immune to coronavirus, so far. However, the same can’t be said about many industries in the country. The poultry industry in India has lo


Cotton Corporation of India Launches Own Cotton Brand ‘Hira’

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 11:30:28

  The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) on 26th February 2020 launched its own cotton brand ‘Hira’ in Mumbai. CCI felt the need for a brand to assure the consumers of a good &


Climatic Change and Prolonged Monsoon Delays Alphonso Mango’s Arrival to Market

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 11:15:02

Prolonged monsoon of last year and other climatic changes in the state Maharashtra have severely affected the production of Alphonso mangoes in the Konkan belt and moreover delayed the arrival of the


Bottle Gourd Cultivation: How to Get Higher Productivity by Using 3G Technology?

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 11:07:35

Bottle Gourd or most popularly known as ‘Lauki’ is one of the most important vegetables which is grown in almost every state across India.  Moreover, it’s one of the most profit


Focus on Exports Can Get Better Farm Remuneration, Need Proper Mechanism for?Food Processing

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 10:52:44

India has potential to become the biggest producer and exporter of farm commodities owing agriculture being engrained in our way of life and the presence of diverse agro-climatic regions. The capabili


Focus on Exports Can Get Better Farm Remuneration, Need Proper Mechanism for?Food Processing

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 10:52:42

India has potential to become the biggest producer and exporter of farm commodities owing agriculture being engrained in our way of life and the presence of diverse agro-climatic regions. The capabili


How Scientific Practices Can Double Your Income from Goat Rearing?

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 10:44:00

In India, goats are among the main source of meat. In fact goat meat is one of the choicest meats & has huge domestic demand. Owing to its good economic prospects, goat rearing under int


Earn Rs.3 Lakh per Month through Dairy Farming; Know How?

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 10:31:56

Animal husbandry is one of the most lucrative and demanding business not only in India but across the globe. Moreover, if the animal husbandry business is done with dedication and understanding, then


Agriculture Sector is yet to see the Benefits of Liberalization: Dr Ashok Dalwai

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 10:16:52

The average annual income of a farm household was?Rs. 98,000 in 2015-16 that has been taken as the base year. Many initiatives are on to achieve the target with the Centre initiating several meas


Farmer Earning Lakhs of Profit, With Goat based Agri-business

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 09:36:44

Mr.Vivaik S/o Shri Charan Singh, B.A, Resident of Agra (UP) who was doing parental business of Truck Transport showed keen interest in commercial goat farming. As per advice from Central Institute for


Good News! Govt to Allow 90% Subsidy on Goat, Sheep & Pig Farming; Check How to Apply

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 09:26:18

Animal husbandry is the fastest-growing Agri-business not only in India but across the globe. After farming, animal husbandry is considered as the second most important source of income for farmers. T


A Secure Future Lies In Empowered Producers

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 09:12:18

When you’re building a house, the first thing that you need to ensure is that you have a strong base which will support the remaining structure. The stronger the base, the better built and quali


Farmers Can Easily Earn Rs 3 Lakh per acre by Growing Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 07:17:12

In this rapidly growing industry, there are many farmers’ in India who are earning around Rs 3 lakh per acre through cultivation of medicinal plants.  Herbs and aromatic plants are widel


Punjab budget allocates Rs 2000 crore for farm debt waiver

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 06:37:53

Badal said that the under its flagship programme “Crop Loan Waiver Scheme” Punjab has waived off the entire crop loans of all small and marginal farmers (upto 5 acres) having loans upto Rs


Govt pays over Rs 50,000 crore to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 06:26:20

Under the PM-KISAN scheme, the Centre transfers an amount of Rs 6,000 per year, in three equal instalments, directly into the bank accounts of the farmers


Coronavirus: Chicken Consumption Is Safe: Govt

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 05:54:27

Animal Husbandry Commissioner Praveen Malik in a letter to Vijay Sardana, Advisor, Poultry Federation of India, said that poultry was not found to be involved in the transmission of coronavirus. &n


Poultry meat, eggs safe for consumption: State government after bird-flu outbreak in Bhubaneswar

Date & Time: 2020-02-29 05:50:43

Officials said all the poultry birds within the infected zone, one km radius of the OUAT poultry farm where the flu outbreak was reported, have already been culled and safely disposed of.  &nb


Ernakulam KVK to promote native poultry breeds, eggs

Date & Time: 2020-02-28 12:18:33

Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is set to ensure availability of authentic desi poultry in urban homes of the city. The KVK will collect one-day-old chicks from organic poultry farme


Corona won’t affect chickens

Date & Time: 2020-02-28 12:15:02

Visakhapatnam: Chairman of Vizianagar Hatcheries Private Limited and Veterinarian Gandhi Reddy said coronavirus would not infect poultry and people should not fear consumption of eggs and chicken. He


Poultry farming, egg production boost rural economy of Bihar.

Date & Time: 2020-02-28 12:09:36

PATNA: The foodgrain production in the state has registered sustained growth. The Economic Survey 2019-20, based on the achievements made in the 2018-19, noted that the potential of the primary sector


Tharu women learn about poultry to raise their income.

Date & Time: 2020-02-28 12:03:20

BAREILLY: Central Avian Research Institute (CARI) in Bareilly has launched a project for socio-economic uplift of women hailing from the tribal Thuru community by teaching them about rearing poultry.


PM Modi disburses Rs 12,000 crore to six crore farmers

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 12:24:22

??"I expect that in the new year, those states which are not associated with the Kisan Samman Yojana will at least become a part of it this year," the Prime Minister said at a function in Tu


Agriculture minister Tomar launches app based CHC services

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 12:21:25

Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, while launching the app, said that farmers will now have easy access to high value and technical agricultural equipments at their doorsteps.  


Budget 2020: Special train for farmers for faster transport of perishable items

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 10:28:43

The government plans to run a Kisan rail through PPP model for transport of perishable goods. Finance minister has announced measures on expansion of warehousing facilities. In order to preserve pe


Agri commexes hope farmers turn up volumes

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 10:13:29

Gross daily volumes of commodity exchanges are ?33,000-34,000 crore per day currently. New Delhi: Commodity exchanges, facing low trading volumes, are pinning their hopes on farmers directly sellin


Kisan Samman: PM to electronically transfer cash to 6 crore farmers from Karnataka on Thursday

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 10:08:59

The PM will transfer the last instalment of the cash directly to the accounts of six crore families of farmers across the country. The PM had launched the scheme in February last year at Gorakhpur in


A raft of agritech startups are set to change the face of Indian agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 09:57:54

A string of agritech startups are set to play a dominant role in disseminating information to farmers Imagine a farmer being able to keep track of livestock remotely, using a mobile phone, or being


Organic Food Festival for women entrepreneurs

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 09:51:12

The festival aims to encourage Indian women entrepreneurs and farmers to connect with buyers and thus, empower them through financial inclusion, while also promoting organic food produce in India.


Agriculture has key role in making India a USD 5 trillion economy: Telangana Governor

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 09:46:36

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajn stressed the need for innovation in agriculture sector and added that there was a need to strengthen agricultural education and research. HYDERABAD: Telang


Haryana to set up 2,000 Fisheries

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 09:39:58

The Agriculture Minister said that there are vast opportunities for fish farming in Haryana as geographically, saltwater and waterlogged areas are available in the State; therefore these areas should


Haryana subsidises pesticides to control locust

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 09:33:36

The Agriculture Minister has also appealed to the farmers to inspect their fields and immediately report the presence of any locust attack in their fields and inform about the same to the local Agricu


Govt closely monitoring agriculture credit given by banks: FM

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 09:29:46

The government in Budget 2020-21 has raised the farm loan disbursal target by 11 per cent to Rs 15 lakh crore for the next fiscal and allocated Rs 1.6 lakh crore to implement various plans in agricult


Oil palm: Telangana gets Centre nod

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 06:27:57

HYDERABAD: Agriculture minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy on Saturday said the central government has given green signal to the state’s request for taking up oil palm cultivation in 45250 acres.


Need to make agriculture more attractive: Venkaiah Naidu

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 06:18:18

HYDERABAD: Agriculture is becoming unsustainable as a profession and there is an urgent need to make it more attractive and sustainable, Vice President M venkaiah Naidu said here on Saturday. Naidu al


Telangana’s crop production in 2019-20 highest since state formation

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 06:06:46

Telangana saw its highest production of agricultural crops since formation at 1.3 crore metric tonnes for the year 2019-20, according to the directorate of economics and statistics. The statistics dep


Bijnor agriculture department to promote cow-based zero-budget farming

Date & Time: 2020-02-27 05:50:26

BIJNOR: The Bijnor agriculture department has started promoting “cow-based zero budget” farming in the district, to ensure that farmers use cow dung and urine as manure and reduce expenses


Budget 2020: Government Sets Agriculture Credit Target For FY21 At Rs 15 Lakh Crore

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 12:27:02

India set a target of making available agricultural credit of up to Rs 15 lakh crore in financial year 2020-21. “Non-banking finance companies and cooperatives are active in the agriculture cred


Explore Business Opportunities at the 'Conference on Innovations & Entrepreneurship in Agriculture’

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 12:19:39

This is the age of innovations where every individual is striving to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship. Aided with the technology, creating innovations has become easier and quicker f


Micro-irrigation in focus, says agriculture minister

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 11:57:35

Agriculture Minister Jai Parkash Dalal said today that the Centre had laid great stress on micro-irrigation in the Budget with an aim to promote the method among farmers. Interacting with mediapers


Agriculture Ministry ropes in CSCs to enrol farmers for Kisan Credit Card

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 11:47:34

The agriculture ministry has roped in the government''s e-governance services provider CSC SPV to fast-track registration of eligible farmers for Kisan Credit Card. Under the collaboration,


Poultry farming, egg production boost rural economy of Bihar.

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 11:37:17

Patna: The food grain production in the state has registered sustained growth. The Economic Survey 2019-20, based on the achievements made in the 2018-19, noted that the potential of the primary secto


Economic Survey 2019-20: Agriculture growth stagnant in last 6 years

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 07:05:21

The average annual growth rate in real terms in agriculture as well as its allied sectors has remained static in the last six years, in turn impacting farmers’ income, the Economic Survey 2019-2


Nari-Shakti: Examining influence, roadblocks & potential of women in agriculture

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 06:56:58

Agriculture in India defines familial tradition, social relations, and gender roles. Women in the agricultural sector, whether through traditional means or industrial, for subsistence or as an agricul


Government launches mobile app to broaden reach of PM-Kisan

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 06:54:41

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) was launched on February 24, 2019 in Uttar Pradesh and all states are implementing the scheme, except for West Bengal. On the first anniversary of l


Indian policymakers get it wrong because farmers’ lack of market access is not the problem

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 06:50:32

Farmers are the only producers who don't get to declare the price of their produce in market. And this is highly unfavourable. When I began doing fieldwork’ in the grain mandis 


What Budget 2020 can do for the agriculture sector

Date & Time: 2020-02-25 06:07:21

In the forthcoming budget it is expected that the government would look at Direct Benefit Transfer for agri input subsidy using Aadhaar linkages so as to eliminate leakages.    


Ernakulam KVK to promote native poultry breeds, eggs

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 11:26:12

Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is set to ensure availability of authentic desi poultry in urban homes of the city. The KVK will collect one-day-old chicks from organic poultry farme


Spice farmers, exporters should help India become $5-trillion economy: Minister

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 11:07:37

Som Parkash emphasises need to double farm income via increased production As part of the Centre’s efforts to make India a $5-trillion economy, and a global powerhouse, by 2024-25, spice farm


Pineapple farmers upbeat over rising prices

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 10:52:23

Rising prices of pineapple have brought the hopes of stable returns for the farming community this harvest season after two consecutive years of distress. “Since January, we are getting bette


Soil health card helps boost farm income: Study

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 09:13:35

Use of soil health card has helped farmers substantially reduce the cost of production and achieve higher production, thereby increasing farm income up to ?30,000 per acre, depending on the cr


Sugar exports to cross 5 mt this year

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 08:57:00

The country’s sugar exports may cross 5 million tonnes (mt) in the current marketing year ending September. Global demand will be higher because of a production deficit of 8-9 mt, industry body


New turmeric arrivals improve

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 07:51:23

Arrival of new turmeric showed improvement in Erode market on Tuesday. At the Erode Turmeric Merchants Association Salesyard, new turmeric was sold at ?5,509-6,464 a quintal of finger turmeric


Doubling farmers’ income will be key topic at BusinessLine Agri Summit

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 06:44:12

In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set out on his dream to double farmers’ income by 2022. The years that followed have been a challenge for rural India with agri GDP growth plummeting from 4


Pesticide to tackle locust attacks to be banned from December 31

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 06:33:01

Dichlorvos, which is also known as DDVP is a potent insecticide. It can kill locusts with a single squirt The pesticide - Dichlorvos, that is used to tackle the menace caused by locusts effectively


Centre pays Rs 50,850 crore to farmers under PM-KISAN scheme

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 06:13:22

The Centre on Saturday said it has disbursed Rs 50,850 crore to farmers so far under its landmark scheme PM-KISAN, enabling them to meet farm input cost and household expenses. The Agriculture Mini


Chhattisgarh organises 'Krishi Maha-Kumbh' to cater to future farming practices

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 05:43:50

Thousands of farmers attending the occasion were updated with modern agriculture information and technological tools that raise new hopes on how to manage their farms and sustainable farm produce.


Cabinet approves crop cover rejig, dairy sop schemes

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 12:21:27

The Cabinet has approved revamping of the crop insurance scheme to help farmers manage risks better and cleared a proposal to create 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs) to give cultivators eco


Govt approves changes in PMFBY to make it optional for farmers.

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 11:27:31

Under the PMFBY, which was launched in February 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is mandatory for loanee farmers to take insurance cover under this scheme. Currently, 58 per cent of the total


Rajasthan govt releases fourth instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi scheme to farmers

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 11:09:28

Farmers are given Rs 6,000 per year in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each under the scheme aimed at providing financial support to small and marginal farmers across the country.  


8 states finalise action plan for agriculture export policy: Government

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 10:55:32

The government on Sunday said eight states, including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Karnataka, have finalised action plan for agriculture export policy which aims to double such exports. &


Budget: PM-KISAN fund allocation may be trimmed by 20%

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 10:50:16

Agriculture ministry seeks Rs 60,000 cr for FY21 against Rs 75,000 cr in FY20 budget. NEW DELHI: The agriculture ministry has sought 20% less funds for the PM-KISAN scheme — that pays farmers


Soil Health Card Can Increase Farm Income up to Rs 30,000 per acre: Study

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 09:30:19

A latest government study has revealed that the use of soil health card has helped growers reduce substantially the cost of production & achieve higher production, thus boosting farm income up to


Farmers Can Earn Rs. 36000 Yearly through PM Kisan Maandhan Yojana; Check Method to Apply

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 09:25:21

So far, 19, 60,152 farmers have registered under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana, a pension scheme launched by the Centre.  Under this pension scheme, the government had decided to add 5


Fish Farmers May Soon Get Cheap Loans & Other Benefits as Government Plans to Bring National Fisheri

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 07:25:43

To empower farmers across the country, now the central government is making a special plan for the fish farmers. Soon National Fisheries Policy will be introduced so that the fishery industry in India


Cabinet Approves Rs 4558 crore Scheme for Dairy Sector

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 07:17:32

Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that Cabinet has approved a Rs 4,558 crore scheme to promote dairy sector that will further benefit around 95 lakh farmers in 50,000 villa


Air-conditioned Kisan Coach in Trains Will Help Farmers Sell Produce Faster & Reduce Losses

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 07:07:42

Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture said that the Central government has decided to include ‘air-conditioned Kisan coach’ in all express trains to carry perishable v


Haryana Farmer's Cow Gets First Prize for High Milk Production at National Dairy Mela

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 06:12:48

The three-day National Dairy Mela 2020 was held at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal. Contests were organized in as many as 10 different categories, including beauty as well as mi


Govt may save over Rs 26,500 crore on PM-Kisan courtesy slow farmer data validation process

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 06:05:34

The scheme's beneficiaries will reportedly number around 8 crore for the April to July period, leaving around 5.8 crore potentially eligible farmers out of the net. This means a saving of over Rs


Modi govt promoting agri allied sectors to achieve target of doubling farm income

Date & Time: 2020-02-20 06:01:34

Minister of State for Agriculture Purshottam Rupala said the raising of farm income was not possible with growth in only one sector, but the government was making efforts to promote allied sectors of


Vertical Farming System on a Tree Termed ‘Glasir’ the Future for Cities Modern Farming?

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 12:34:42

Vertical Farming in cities maybe the solution to depleting resources and world’s population touching 10 billion by 2050. A vertical farming system on a tree termed ‘Glasir’ further s


Least investments, Most Profits: POULTRY

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 12:19:02

Poultry has emerged as the fastest growing segment not only in the livestock sector, but of agriculture sector as a whole. Poultry keeping, both, on a small scale and large scale has flourished all ov


Good News! Govt to Allow 90% Subsidy on Goat, Sheep & Pig Farming; Check How to Apply

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 12:11:08

Animal husbandry is the fastest-growing Agri-business not only in India but across the globe. After farming, animal husbandry is considered as the second most important source of income for farmers. T


Top Banks Offering Loans for Poultry Farming; Eligibility, Repayment Period, Documents Required & Me

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 12:07:08

If you are planning to start a poultry farm and looking for banks or financial institutions that can help you with this then keep reading this article. Animal husbandry is an important branch of agric


Zero Cost Poultry: Get Egg Free of Cost With Milk and Meat

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 12:01:47

After Zero Budget farming, the government is planning to introduce a zero cost poultry for the production of no cost protein rich egg and meat. Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister, Giriraj Singh


Focus on Exports Can Get Better Farm Remuneration, Need Proper Mechanism for?Food Processing

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 07:16:39

India has potential to become the biggest producer and exporter of farm commodities owing agriculture being engrained in our way of life and the presence of diverse agro-climatic regions. The capabi


Who will sow the seeds of growth for an organic India?

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 07:01:19

The Union Budget 2020 on agriculture sends a clear message. That the Modi government is committed to sustainable agriculture (organic and javik kheti). Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman spell


What do agriculture and rural economy matter to India?

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 06:38:18

According to agriculture minister, 1.65 crore farmers and 1.27 lakh traders have registered on e-NAM portal and have traded of Rs. 91,000 crore. Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare organis


Loan Schemes for Farmers to Purchase Land in India

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 06:12:23

Government of India eased ways to secure credit for farmers to purchase agriculture land in India. Government is striving to confront the problems faced by farmers in agriculture sector. To ensure liq


Vertical Farming System on a Tree Termed ‘Glasir’ the Future for Cities Modern Farming?

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 06:01:40

Vertical Farming in cities maybe the solution to depleting resources and world’s population touching 10 billion by 2050. A vertical farming system on a tree termed ‘Glasir’ further s


‘Corona won’t affect chickens’

Date & Time: 2020-02-19 05:23:04

Chairman of vizianagar Hatcheries Private limited and veterinarian Gandhi Reddy said coronavirus would not infect poultry and people should not fear consumption of eggs and chicken. He also urged the


Record grain output in 2020; horticulture to grow too

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 10:18:51

Wheat production in the 2019-20 rabi season is estimated to be 6.27% higher than last year’s output, the NCML estimates showed. The output of rice is estimated to go up 5% from last year. Total


Growth in Food Processing sector to open up opportunities in agri value chain, says Economic Survey

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 09:58:13

The survey said that the Food processing sector constituted as much as 8.83 per cent and 10.66 per cent of Gross Value Added (GVA) in manufacturing and agriculture sector respectively in 2017-18 at 20


Economic Survey suggests to boost agri exports

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 09:44:43

India has remained consistently a net exporter of agri-products, touching Rs 2.7 lakh crore exports and imports at Rs 1.37 lakh crore in 2018-19,” the survey said. India has remained consiste


Focus on farm mechanization to cope up with increasing food demand

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 09:34:52

Recognising the need for inclusive growth of farm mechanization sector in the country, a sub mission on Agricultural Mechanization was launched in 2014- 15. Under the scheme, total funds allocated dur


Budget may help improve farm profitability, say industry leaders

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 09:14:40

Sanjiv Bajaj Chairman, CII Western Region and MD & CEO, Bajaj Finserv Ltd, “I congratulate the FM for adopting a holistic approach towards Union Budget encompassing - Aspirational India, Eco


Budget 2020: Govt expands PM KUSUM scheme for solar pumps, targets to cover 20 lakh farmers

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 07:37:24

FM said that 15 lakh farmers would be provided funds to set up grid-connected 15 lakh solar pumps. NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced expansion of Pradhan Mantri K


Budget 2020: Government sets agri credit target at Rs 15 lakh cr for FY21, says Sitharaman

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 07:19:59

In her second Budget presentation, the Finance Minister also said Nabard refinance scheme will be expanded. NEW DELHI: The government has pegged the agricultural credit target at Rs 15 lakh crore


Aviation Ministry to launch Krishi Udan scheme for transport of agri-products: FM

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 07:10:18

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Aviation Ministry will launch the Krishi Udan scheme to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products so that it improves the


Rupee for kisan, dollar for education

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 05:40:00

Focus is on helping farmers become competitive with liberal agri markets & state support for livestock, fisheries Rural India will get a heavy dose of investment to help farmers become competit


Government allows exports of Krishnapuram onions with certain conditions

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 05:27:03

The Commerce Ministry's DGFT said that the export is allowed only through Chennai port and the outbound shipment of the commodity should be completed by March 31 this year. Krishnapuram onions are


India on track to become self-sufficient in pulses production: Agriculture Minister

Date & Time: 2020-02-15 04:52:36

The country had produced 23.40 mn tonnes of pulses during 2018-19 crop year, still short of annual domestic demand of 26-27 mn tonnes. The gap is met through imports. However, for the current year, th


UP mills want to make more raw sugar to step up exports

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 11:55:32

Government of India has allowed export of 6 million tonnes of sugar during 2019-20 under Maximum Admissible Export Quota (MAEQ) to help deal with the surplus sugar stocks in the country.


Economic Survey & Budget in sync to turn agriculture into a true wealth creator

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 11:45:32

Budget has allocated Rs 2.83L cr for agriculture and allied activities, irrigation & rural development. Agriculture can be a wealth creator and the Economic Survey has identified areas where


Bajra prices rise on export demand, local consumption

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 11:24:09

??Spot prices have increased up to 20% in the past two months and are currently Rs 200-400 per quintal more than the MSP of Rs 2,000 in most parts of the country. Demand for bajra is increasing from E


Crop insurance scheme likely to give more flexibility to states and farmers

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 11:16:31

“We are planning to roll out separate products for pre sowing losses, post-harvest losses due to cyclonic rains and losses due to unseasonal rainfall. State government in consultation with farme


Rabi Cereals production for 2019-20 to increase by 4.52 %

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 10:43:20

Availability of good soil moisture across major Rabi producing states has also laid the foundation for good produce. Keeping in consideration the large scale post monsoon developments and the sowing r


Haryana to set up 2,000 Fisheries

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 10:23:58

The Agriculture Minister said that there are vast opportunities for fish farming in Haryana as geographically, saltwater and waterlogged areas are available in the State; therefore these areas should



Date & Time: 2020-02-14 09:34:29

Researchers from Japan have bred genetically engineered chickens that lay eggs carrying interferon beta, a protein known to fight diseases like cancer and hepatitis. The method could eventually c



Date & Time: 2020-02-14 09:32:40

Poultry Battery cages are housing systems which are mostly used for chicken rearing and suitable for several methods of animal production.  The term was derived from the arrangement of similarly-


India clocks record foodgrain production in 2018-19

Date & Time: 2020-02-14 09:29:22

As per the final estimate for 2018-19 released by agriculture ministry, the country achieved record production of rice and wheat at 116.48 million tonnes and 103.60 million tonnes respectively. The pr



Date & Time: 2020-02-04 06:22:53

Respiratory infections in chicken are seen worldwide but especially in temperate poultry-producing areas in winter months. There are many common viral diseases which can affect the respiratory system



Date & Time: 2020-02-04 06:12:34

To increase the income in real terms would imply restructuring poultry processes & policy interventions. Fundamentally there are three ways in which income of farmers may be enhanced, vi



Date & Time: 2020-02-04 06:09:40

Between reducing the use of antibiotics and dealing with rampant bacterial infections of poultry, there is need to create safe prevention solutions, writes, Managing Director – Vetphage Pha



Date & Time: 2020-02-04 06:06:26

Livestock plays an important role in the Indian economy. About 20.5 million people depend upon livestock for their livelihood. Livestock contributed 16% to the income of small farm households as ag



Date & Time: 2020-02-04 06:01:51

  The Global Egg Protein Market is expected to grow from USD 893.41 Million in 2018 to USD 1,452.54 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.18%. Egg Protein Mar


Egg prices set to drop as exports fail

Date & Time: 2020-02-04 05:55:28

Hyderabad, which has the distinction of being the highest producer of eggs, has gone on to upset farmers, with prices of the produce expected to go down further. “As of now, a poultry farmer is


One Nation, One Ration Card: Know the Benefits & Facilities under This Scheme

Date & Time: 2020-01-23 05:22:20

One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme will be implemented from 1st June 2020 across the country, informed Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister on Monday. While interacting with media, the minister sa


Layer strains

Date & Time: 2020-01-18 07:01:17

BV-300 (White) Layer stock performance specifications Livability at growing period - 97 – 98% Livability at laying period- 94 – 96% Peak egg production - 97% + No of weeks a


Rabi Crops Sowing area increases by 35.9 Lakh Hectare

Date & Time: 2020-01-10 06:52:19

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 27th December, 2019 stands at 571.84 lakh hectares as compared to 536.35 lakh hectare for correspon


Scope for layer farming and its national Importance

Date & Time: 2020-01-09 13:11:18

Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. In the poultry industry, value added products utilizing poultry eggs, culled birds for human consumption ha



Date & Time: 2019-11-18 09:35:21

The central government planned to widen the means in order to measure the earnings of farmers’ by calculating the income of cultivars in the financial year 2022-23. In the year 2016, the governm


Address issues of small and marginal farmers

Date & Time: 2019-11-15 09:48:25

Need of the hour is to address issues of small and marginal farmers by providing them right information and basic agricultural inputs: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurating the first ever National


Indian Farmers Need Appropriate Technologies And Proper Skilling

Date & Time: 2019-11-15 08:59:28

Narendra Singh Tomar Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare exhorted that there is a need to address the issues of small and marginal farmers through generation of right knowledge acces


Tamil Nadu becomes first State to enact law on contract farming

Date & Time: 2019-10-31 06:18:30

Tamil Nadu has become the first state in the country to enact a law on contract farming  The law would safeguard the interests of farmers when there is a bumper crop or during major fluctuatio


Cyclone 'Maha' to Bring Heavy Rainfall- Red Alert Issued

Date & Time: 2019-10-31 06:10:44

The effect of Cyclone Maha over the Lakshadweep area is likely to bring widespread rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Kerala for the next 48 hours. On 30th October 2019, several districts of Tamil Nadu, inclu


Agro World 2019

Date & Time: 2019-10-31 06:03:02

In a bid to introduce contemporary agriculture –Agri and allied sectors with their best practices, technologies, processing and marketing that can inevitably help countless farmers and platform


Economical Solution to Solve Stubble Burning & Crop Residue Problems

Date & Time: 2019-10-31 06:00:06

One of the main reasons for the deteriorating air quality of Delhi and NCR is Stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab.  Everyone including the government is trying to find a solution for crop resid


India’s organic products exports surge by 50 per cent in 2018-19

Date & Time: 2019-10-30 05:54:57

India witnessed a jump of nearly 50 percent in organic product exports touching the Rs 5151 crore-mark ($757 million) in 2018-19. According to estimates by Agricultural and Processed Food Products


Netherlands to cooperate with India to become the food factory of the world

Date & Time: 2019-10-30 05:50:02

Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world (2018: US$ 100 billion) and has vast experience in managing supply chains for fresh vegetables, food and flowers to mar


India’s Rice Exports Drops

Date & Time: 2019-10-30 05:41:44

The government data has revealed that India's rice exports dropped 29% in August to 644,249 tonnes, due to weak demand from African countries for non-basmati rice, among other factors.


12th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2019

Date & Time: 2019-10-30 05:35:36

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) is bringing together eminent personalities of Indian and global agriculture, food and agribusiness sectors on one platform on the event of 12th Global Agr



Date & Time: 2019-10-29 05:37:25

AGRI & ORGANIC MELA wishes to introduce contemporary agriculture, horticulture, dairy farming, and food processing technologies along with their best practices.  The AGRI & ORGANIC MEL


Ultra High Density Mango Planting Inaugurated at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Date & Time: 2019-10-29 05:32:30

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, popularly known as TNAU launched a 1.5 acre demonstration plot on Ultra High Density Planting or UHDP in Mango at the College Orchard of Horticultural College &


India’s organic products exports surge by 50 per cent in 2018-19

Date & Time: 2019-10-29 05:27:55

India witnessed a jump of nearly 50 per cent in organic product exports touching the Rs 5151 crore-mark ($757 million) in 2018-19. According to estimates by Agricultural and Processed Food Products


500 ‘organic clusters’ to be farmed in Goa

Date & Time: 2019-10-29 05:26:00

Around 500 ‘organic farming’ clusters will be formed in Goa, with around 50 clusters in Bardez alone, under the Paramparaghat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Each of the clusters will have


Alternative to Plastics: Giant Leaf of Macaranga Nicobarica

Date & Time: 2019-10-28 06:23:32

The ICAR through the twitter platform has recognised The Giant Leaf of Macaranga nicobarica an Andaman Nicobar native has been reported to be a  potential as an alternative to plastic food wrappe


Good News for Farmers- Government Increases MSP of These Rabi Crops

Date & Time: 2019-10-28 06:21:14

central government increased the MSP or minimum support prices CCEA has approved Rs 85 / quintal increase in wheat MSP to Rs 1,925 / quintal for the 2019-20 rabi crop, which is up from Rs 1,840 / q


Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued in Many States

Date & Time: 2019-10-28 05:55:46

The Severe Cyclonic Storm "KYARR" over east-central Arabian Sea moved west-northwestwards with speed of 12 kmph during the past 06 hours, intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and la


Government may set up Rs 6,000 crore fund for farmer bodies

Date & Time: 2019-10-11 06:42:52

The government is planning to set up a Rs 6,660 crore fund to nurture 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs) across the country over the next five years   Under this programme, the agric


Good news for Kashmiri apple farmers

Date & Time: 2019-09-28 11:22:39

The Jammu and Kashmir government is proposing to increase the price of apples under the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for apple growers in Kashmir. NAFED, which is the nodal agency for procuring


AI, big data to be game changer in India's farm sector

Date & Time: 2019-09-27 06:28:57

 Artificial Intelligence and big data are going to be a game-changer in the agriculture sector, and the government is aiming to collate about 80 percent of such data by 2020,  The data wi


Onion prices to calm down from Nov onwards

Date & Time: 2019-09-27 06:18:10

 Onion prices, which are ruling high at Rs 70-80 per kg in the national capital and other parts of the country, will calm down from November onwards when fresh Kharif crop hits the market,  


Scientists Develop New Variety of Lady finger

Date & Time: 2019-09-26 08:04:53

Agricultural scientists in India have achieved a big success. After almost 23 years of continuous hard work, a new variety of lady finger (Bhindi) has been developed. This latest variety has been deve


Farmers can now register themselves for PM-Kisan

Date & Time: 2019-09-26 07:58:33

The government has opened the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) portal for self-registration by farmers this week, Farmers who have not been enrolled can use the opportunity to register the


IIHR develops 2 processable tomato hybrids

Date & Time: 2019-09-26 06:54:33

The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research has developed two tomato hybrids, exclusively meant for the processing industry. These hybrids – Arka Vishesh and Arka Apeksha – are disease-


Krishi Karman Awards

Date & Time: 2019-09-25 05:58:22

Tamil Nadu has once again won the prestigious Krishi Karman Award for its performance in agricultural production. This year, the award has been given for good production of oilseeds, Not only Tamil Na


‘Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall’ Alert in Indian Coastal Areas and Southern Region

Date & Time: 2019-09-25 05:41:34

The weather department of India has issued ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ warning over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, and South Interior Karnataka duri


Now Farmers Can Easily Buy, Hire Latest Agricultural Implements

Date & Time: 2019-09-25 05:33:30

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare on Tuesday (24 September 2019) launched two mobile apps i.e. CHC Farm Machinery  App & Krishi Kisan App for Geo-Tagg


Big Opportunity for Farmers to Win Rs 5 lakh

Date & Time: 2019-09-24 08:58:46

After the grand success of Dharti Mitr 2017 and 2018 where the top four organic farmers of the country were rewarded at Organic World Congress, the ORGANIC INDIA proudly announces Dhart


Bank of Baroda Launches Baroda Kisan

Date & Time: 2019-09-24 08:53:45

The Bank of Baroda has launched its Agri digital platform ‘Baroda Kisan’ on 21st September 2019. Now farmers can access the platform on their mobile phones. this web-based portal woul


Onion prices on rise, touches ?4,200 per quintal

Date & Time: 2019-09-24 08:49:58

The onion prices across the country have started rising in spite of stable supply to the Lasalgaon onion market in Maharashtra. The wholesale market is the bell-weather for the precious commodity acro


Kharif food grains output estimated at 140.57 million tonnes

Date & Time: 2019-09-24 08:39:38

The total kharif oilseeds production in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 22.39 million tonnes which is higher by 1.11 million tonnes than the production of 21.28 million tonnes during 2018-1


India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding

Date & Time: 2019-09-23 06:27:15

ICRISAT announced on its website that he All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) for Chickpea identified two desi chickpea (Bengal chana) varieties—‘Pusa 10216’ and ‘MAB


Agriculture Ministry to Release First Two Instalments of PM KISAN YOJANA  by 30th September

Date & Time: 2019-09-19 12:29:21

The Agriculture Ministry has been asked to ensure quick release of the first two installments for this year under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana as the Centre looks at measures to increase c


Scientists Develop Pesticide Alternative to Protect Plants from Viruses

Date & Time: 2019-09-18 09:41:55

A new approach to?inoculate plants against viruses can be used as an alternative to toxic pesticides, which is harmful to insects as well as the environment. Scientists from the Martin Luther Unive


6th JPGA Kissan Mela 2019

Date & Time: 2019-09-16 07:03:58

JPGA Kissan Mela is the perfect platform to gain access to the most promising prospects under one roof. JPGA Kissan Mela provides a unique platform to showcase products, services, and technolo


Zero Cost Poultry

Date & Time: 2019-09-16 07:00:38

After Zero Budget farming, the government is planning to introduce a zero cost poultry for the production of no cost protein-rich egg and meat. the government has commissioned two research institutes


South Korea’s Top Agrochemical Company Launches Herbicide ‘Critel’ in India

Date & Time: 2019-09-16 06:54:22

FarmHannong, South Korea’s leading Agrochemical Corporation has announced the launch of its herbicide Critel® (Metamifop) in India with its local partner & distributor FMC. FarmHannon


Officially Launched Drought Forecasting Tool Box -At UNCCS COP14

Date & Time: 2019-09-16 06:49:15

In collaboration with the UNCCD, FAO, and the WMO, GWP co-organised?the?Drought Preparedness Day?as part of the UNCCD Drought Initiative. The UNCCD Drought Toolbox provides tools and methods to red


RBI panel pitches for federal body like GST Council in farm sector

Date & Time: 2019-09-16 06:40:22

An RBI panel on Friday suggested setting up of a federal body on the lines of the GST Council to implement reforms and boost credit flow in the agriculture sector, besides pitching for direct transfer


DeHaat ties up with Coca Cola to work with litchi farmers

Date & Time: 2019-09-16 06:16:31

AgriTech platform DeHaat announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Coca Cola India to work with over 50,000 litchi growers in east India. With this venture growers will be p


India’s First Hybrid Tractor with Better Mileage & Power

Date & Time: 2019-09-14 06:45:13

Escorts has showcased the country’s first Hybrid Tractor, hybrid backhoe loader & multi-utility backhoe loader.  The company says that it is a prototype model and they will so


Registration of Basmati growers for quality traceability

Date & Time: 2019-09-14 05:58:24

To boost the export of basmati by incorporating quality traceability features in its production and supply, the Punjab government has launched an ambitious project of registration of all Basmati growe


Merging of Monsanto India with Bayer Crop Science

Date & Time: 2019-09-14 05:54:58

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Friday approved the merger of biotech company MonsantoNSE  India Ltd with BayerNSE  CropScience    


India records 3% surplus rainfall

Date & Time: 2019-09-13 06:57:32

The monsoon withdrawal is running behind schedule. Rainfall for the country as a whole continues to be in surplus and has clocked in at three percent as of Thursday, with more rains expected in the co


14th UMEX 2019

Date & Time: 2019-09-11 09:24:29

The 14th edition of UMEX 2019, the internationally renowned exhibition focusing on Used Machinery will be organized from 20-22 September 2019 Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India. Used Machine


Good News for Farmers and Workers

Date & Time: 2019-09-11 09:03:29

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MNREGA) scheme which has initiated many jobs in Indian rural scenario is going to be a better&


Germany to Ban Use of Glyphosate Weedkiller by 2023

Date & Time: 2019-09-11 08:59:32

Germany joins Belgium, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, and Malta in recognizing the need to phase out glyphosate-based weedkillers till 2023. The decision that was announced on 4t


INI Farms joins hands with US-based Munger Farms

Date & Time: 2019-09-11 08:50:16

Horticulture firm, INI Farms has entered into a joint venture with Munger Farms, a leading independent blueberry grower from USA, to create a global-value-chain for blueberries in India. This partners


Seed World 2019

Date & Time: 2019-09-09 11:10:57

Highlights of SeedWorld Enhancing Seed Trade Focus on Asia and Africa National and Global Participation Addressing Policy, Trade and Technology Issues Event Name: Seed World 2019


State Bank of India to Provide MUDRA Loans to Broiler Farmers in Kerala

Date & Time: 2019-09-09 11:08:24

The State Bank of India (SBI), Thiruvananthapuram has entered into an agreement with the Kudumbashree Broiler Farmers Producers Company & Kudumbashree Mission for funding poultry farmers under the


Paddy cultivation picks up as rains recede in Bihar, Odisha & Karnataka

Date & Time: 2019-09-09 10:04:31

Receding waters in flood-affected regions of Bihar, Odisha, and Karnataka have helped in recovering area under paddy cultivation, narrowing from last week's shortfall of 1.75 million hectares to j


Fortum, Haryana University to make textile fibre from paddy straw

Date & Time: 2019-09-09 09:51:41

Finnish firm Fortum India signed an agreement with Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar to make textile fiber from paddy straw that is otherwise burnt by the farmers causing p


Telangana’s 1st mega food park in Lakkampally village

Date & Time: 2019-09-09 09:44:48

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, minister of food processing industries, inaugurated the first mega food park in Telangana on Thursday. Promoted by Smart Agro Food Park Pvt Ltd, it is located in Lakkampally, a v


Kharif Crops -Country is likely to have bumper production of food grains

Date & Time: 2019-09-06 05:49:26

With better monsoon rains in August, the sowing area of Kharif crops has improved significantly. presently The crop condition of Kharif crops is “good” and production will be “good


India’s per capita water availability to decline further

Date & Time: 2019-09-06 05:37:12

“The per capita availability of water is estimated to decline further to 1,465 cubic meters by 2025 and 1,235 cubic meters by 2050. If it declines further to around 1,000-1,100 cubic meters, the


IMD planning weather forecast at village level

Date & Time: 2019-09-06 05:33:33

The India Meteorological Department is planning to develop weather forecasting system at the village level, covering an area of 2-3 km, to mitigate the loss of crops and livestock due to climate chang


Success story of a farmer who cultivated Stevia crop

Date & Time: 2019-09-05 07:14:00

A decade ago, Ram Bahadur Yadav, 48, a resident of Chhaprey village in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh was a depressed man. He was not unable to clear the civil services entrance exam and was stru


Tirur Vettila Gets Geographical Indication Tag

Date & Time: 2019-09-05 07:06:32

One more product from Kerala has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Tirur Vettila or betel leaf is the latest entry to the status. Produced in Tirur and close by areas of Malappuram district


Pepper to be the First Fruit Grown in Space

Date & Time: 2019-09-05 07:00:36

The International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a bit spicier in November 2019 this year. Astro Scientists are hoping to send up Española chili pepper plants (Capsicum annuum), which coul


Satellite-based Software Solution for Drip Irrigation

Date & Time: 2019-09-05 06:58:33

Rivulis Irrigation India, which is part of the global micro irrigation firm Rivulis Israel announced the launch of Manna, a satellite-based software solution for irrigation in the country. Manna Ir


Certification of seeds to be made mandatory to step up farm output

Date & Time: 2019-09-05 06:52:13

More than half of all seeds sold in India are not certified by any proper testing agency and are often of poor quality. The Centre now hopes to mandate uniform certification by pushing through a re


Antibiotic reduction alternatives for improving poultry performance

Date & Time: 2019-09-04 09:42:02

In intensive poultry production, most antibiotics are used as antimicrobial growth promoters and/or used as prophylactic and metaphylactic treatments to healthy animals. Reducing such antibiotic inter


production estimates for major Kharif crops

Date & Time: 2019-09-03 08:17:26

NCML’s projections, which focussed mainly on foodgrains, said that production may rise by a marginal 0.7 percent. Skymet, which concentrated on four major crops — rice, pulses, soyabean, a


Excess rainfall in half of India in August: IMD

Date & Time: 2019-09-03 07:17:10

Nearly half of the country received excess rainfall in August, which recorded 15 per cent more precipitation than normal, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This


lignin-based nanocomposite developed by CIAB

Date & Time: 2019-09-03 07:14:37

Lignin is a complex organic polymer rich in polyphenols with antimicrobial qualities. It is found in almost all dry plants including crop residues and the woody bark of trees, the Centre of Innovative


India calls for uniform GAP standards in SAARC nations

Date & Time: 2019-08-29 06:16:52

India on Tuesday pitched for harmonisation of individual national standards on Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) among SAARC nations to boost regional trade in south Asia.   GAP is a standar


Walmart Foundation unveils grants to support farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-29 06:06:37

Walmart Foundation announced grants of about ?34 crore ($4.8 million) to Digital Green and TechnoServe as part of its long-term commitments to support initiatives that focus on improving farmer l


IRRI plan for Telangana farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-29 06:01:27

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has presented a project proposal to improve farmers’ income and ensure nutrition security in Telangana. Besides ensuring the doubling of farmer&rsquo


Sugar industry gets Rs 6,268-crore export subsidy

Date & Time: 2019-08-29 05:53:39

The government on Wednesday announced a Rs 6,268-crore subsidy for export of 6 million tonnes (mt) of sugar for 2019-20 marketing year, starting in October, to help cash-strapped mills liquidate surpl


India plans extra tax on vegetable oil imports to boost domestic output

Date & Time: 2019-08-28 05:48:11

India is the world's biggest importer of vegetable oils, buying nearly $10 billion worth a year, its biggest import after crude oil and gold.  The country's consumption of vegetable oi


90 Percent Subsidy to Women Farmers on Purchase of Agricultural Equipment's

Date & Time: 2019-08-28 05:39:10

Jharkhand government is running different schemes to increase women’s active participation in agriculture like other fields. Recently, with an initiative to st


IRRI plan for Telangana farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-28 05:28:30

A top executive of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has presented a project proposal to improve farmers’ income and ensure nutrition security in Telangana. Besides ensuring th


Banks suggest easier farm loan rules to remove stress

Date & Time: 2019-08-27 06:22:23

The present rule does not allow farmers take new loans before clearing past dues but now  Public sector banks are likely to make a pitch to the government for allowing farmers borrow afresh even


Crops on over 4,000 hectares in Punjab damaged by floods

Date & Time: 2019-08-26 05:49:48

Crops on over 4,000 hectares in Punjab have been completely destroyed by floods, Besides, crops on 24,112 hectares got submerged in 561 villages of 13 districts, he added. Maximum damage was witnessed


Asia’s chocolate bonanza spurs quest for locally grown beans

Date & Time: 2019-08-26 05:46:17

Asia’s cocoa industry is scouring for ways to boost local bean supplies as the region’s chocoholics munch through more candy than ever. Asia’s a hotbed for cocoa demand, and Indonesi


Basmati paddy futures contract launched

Date & Time: 2019-08-26 05:38:01

Pusa 1121 is exported to countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, and UAE Commodities exchanges NCDEX (National commodities and derivatives exchange) and ICEX (Indian commodity exchange) launched basm


Tobacco Board fixes crop size

Date & Time: 2019-08-26 05:32:55

The Tobacco Board has fixed the crop size of Virginia tobacco at 136 million kg (mkg) for the 2019-20 crop year, and it has been retained at the same level as last year


Kharif season Crop scenario

Date & Time: 2019-08-26 05:30:18

Kharif acreage down 2% but cotton planting up by 6%, Till date, farmers have sown a total of 975 lakh hectares (LH), nearly 2 percent lower than 998 LH planted in the corresponding week of previous Kh


Kerala Agricultural University develops a new Vetiver variety for soil conservation

Date & Time: 2019-08-23 09:40:59

The new type has been approved by the University level variety evaluation committee and is to be placed before the State Level Variety Release Committee before it is popularized for soil conservation,


CACP proposes scheme for crop pricing to directly benefit farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-22 10:33:21

The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), the body which recommends minimum support prices (MSP) for crops, has advised the government to launch a scheme for commercial crops in which f


WB govt to install 180 meteorological observatories in agricultural farms

Date & Time: 2019-08-22 10:30:15

West Bengal government's agriculture department is installing as many as 180 meteorological observatories in the agricultural farms and research stations across the state to study the weather cond


Ammonia management in poultry production

Date & Time: 2019-08-21 07:14:41

Here are five ways to reduce ammonia levels in poultry houses: Ration composition and diet management, provision of a balanced, complete diet are of the highest importance. Problems occurri


Growth of organic farming in India:

Date & Time: 2019-08-21 06:15:55

As India is becoming modernized day by day the requirement of organic products is increasing, the certification and regulation of the organic sector come into being and thrived. In order to satisfy


Aadhaar Verification Will Ensure Farmers Get the Benefit Not Middlemen

Date & Time: 2019-08-21 06:11:48

The Centre is currently planning a key reform in food procurement by mandating biometric identification for cultivators to weed out malpractices and make sure&n


Vast destruction of Arecanuts due to floods in Karnakata

Date & Time: 2019-08-21 05:54:42

The recent landslides and floods following heavy rainfall in coastal Karnataka and the Western Ghat regions have severely affected farmers in arecanut-growing regions, Though the survey to assess the


Bumper rice and wheat output pushes grain yield close to 285 million tonnes

Date & Time: 2019-08-21 05:49:50

According to the fourth advance foodgrain estimates released by the Agriculture Ministry on Monday,Rice and wheat production in the country scaled new heights to make up for the dip in pulses and coar


KVK develops soil-less mix for city farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-21 05:41:34

Those facing a scarcity of quality of soil for farming do not need to worry anymore. The soil-less mix, developed by the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the Central Marine Fisheries Research I


Preventing Salmonella Colonization of Chickens-Electrostatic Application of Electrolyzed Oxidative A

Date & Time: 2019-08-20 05:49:10

Electrolyzed oxidative water applied using electrostatic spraying is an effective means of eliminating pathogenic and indicator populations of bacteria from hatching eggs. Using this method in a pilot


Banks Start Campaign to Increase Kisan Credit Card Loans

Date & Time: 2019-08-20 05:37:00

Banks have started a Kisan Credit Card (KCC) saturation campaign with the support of respective State-Level Bankers’ Committees (SLBCs) & District-Level Bankers’ Committees (DLBCs) for


SBI’s ‘Kisan Milan 2019’

Date & Time: 2019-08-19 06:26:37

The State Bank of India (SBI) will organize a Mega Farmers Meet known as 'Kisan Milan' at around 14,000 rural & semi-urban branches across the nation on 20th August 2019. Kisan Milan


Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Develops Nano Formulations to Protect Shelf Life of Fruits, Veget

Date & Time: 2019-08-17 07:44:26

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has developed two Nano Formulations to help protect yield and enable farmers get better price. Two nanoformulations – Fruity Fresh and Nano Sticker and


India has received 1 per cent more rainfall than average

Date & Time: 2019-08-16 06:05:56

Monsoon rains are crucial for farm output and economic growth as the agricultural sector forms about 15 percent of India's $2.5 trillion economy. India received 45 percent more rainfall than the 5


Intensive irrigation, chemical use add to land degradation

Date & Time: 2019-08-16 05:59:27

Out of 328 million hectares of land in India, around 147 million hectares are experiencing some form of degradation. There is enough scientific evidence to show that intensive irrigation and high


Government to soon launch the farmer-friendly crop insurance scheme

Date & Time: 2019-08-14 05:59:20

The Government to soon launch the farmer-friendly crop insurance scheme to maximize benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), to maximize the benefits Govt invited suggestions from


Turmeric prices increased slightly

Date & Time: 2019-08-14 05:42:59

Turmeric prices go up At the Erode Turmeric Merchants Association Salesyard, finger turmeric was sold at Rs5,648-7,414 a quintal and root variety was sold at Rs5,290-7,000. At the Regulated Marketin


Bay to remain active, but rains may head North, East India

Date & Time: 2019-08-14 05:37:04

The Bay of Bengal, the powerhouse of monsoon, is forecast to remain active through the rest of August, popping up a helpful circulation or two, but confining rain mostly to the North-East, East India


Battery Operated Live Fish Carrier System (LFCS) for Farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-14 05:23:57

The ICAR-Central Institute on Postharvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana has developed a system for transporting live fish to help the farmers to sell their produce in live conditions and earn m


Uber for Tractors

Date & Time: 2019-08-14 05:09:52

Government to Launch New App to Help Farmers Rent Costly Equipment, Keeping in mind the popular app ‘Uber’, the government named it ‘Uber for Tractors’ which aims to reach and


Farm exports dips 10.6% in first quarter

Date & Time: 2019-08-13 06:29:15

According to data from APEDA, The farm exports dipped 10.61% in value terms to Rs 28,910 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year. The country had exported agricultural commodities wor


Government Looking to increase benefits under PMFBY

Date & Time: 2019-08-13 06:21:23

The government will soon launch a more farmer-friendly crop insurance scheme to maximise benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana The aim of this scheme is just to maximise benefits to


How to improve eggshell quality with organic minerals

Date & Time: 2019-08-13 06:11:46

The trace minerals manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) are essential minerals in the diet of laying hens as they are needed for growth; they play an integral role in the immune system, carbohydr


QR Code labels for Perennial plants

Date & Time: 2019-08-13 05:52:47

The?ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod?has been distributing the QR coded coconut seedlings for the past three years. The labels having a size of 4.0cm x 2.5 cm with an emblem


Increasing vitamin D content of eggs

Date & Time: 2019-08-12 05:57:05

Many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which as well as causing brittle bones can lead to an increased risk of respiratory diseases Exposing poultry to UV light boosts vitamin D content in e


Cotton White fly and Its Management

Date & Time: 2019-08-12 05:44:12

Whitefly spoil cotton plants in 2 ways - firstly by sucking the juice and secondly by excreting honeydew in which sooty mold develops. Damage caused by direct feeding decreases the photosynthetic acti


Telangana govt extends Rythu Bima for one year

Date & Time: 2019-08-09 07:05:09

The Telangana government has extended Rythu Bima, a life insurance scheme for farmers, for one more year. It will pay Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) ?934 crore as premium for ?5-lakh cover


Sugartech 2019

Date & Time: 2019-08-09 06:53:25

The event will bring together Sugar Industry decision-makers from across the country with technical experts, farmers, government officials and food processing industries for a day-long targeted networ


TAG’s Innovative Technology Platform would increase income for dairy farmers

Date & Time: 2019-08-09 06:45:57

A livestock technology company, Tropical Animal Genetics (TAG) has come out with a technology that will ensure lactation in cows without the need for pregnancy & birth. Co-Founder & Mentor of


KPFBA and Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) Collaborate for Skill Development in Poultry Sec

Date & Time: 2019-08-09 06:31:17

The Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA) announced that the Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), part of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, is collab


IMD Issued Orange , Red Alerts in many districts

Date & Time: 2019-08-09 05:58:51

Starting with South - the India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in four districts of Kerala and also IMD Warns of Extremely Heavy Rainfall with Thunderstorm in  Karnataka, Goa, G


Bihar government to grant subsidy for new poultry farms

Date & Time: 2019-08-06 10:06:40

The animal and fisheries resources department would soon distribute subsidy to the tune of 30% to general category  and 50% to scheduled caste (SC) applicants for setting up poultry farms in the


CCRI prepares database of 6k ‘good’ farmers, to release on Aug 9

Date & Time: 2019-08-06 05:39:53

Central Citrus Research Institute (CCRI) has prepared a database of 6,000 orange growers from across India. The data is being used to send advisories through interactive voice response (IVR) calls tim


8th International Poultry and Livestock Expo

Date & Time: 2019-08-06 05:19:27

Media Today Group is organizing the 8th edition of “Poultry & Livestock Expo 2019”, an International event from 30th August to 1st September, at BIEC, Bangalore, India. This would brin


poultry technology innovations to watch

Date & Time: 2019-08-03 06:22:29

Innovations in data monitoring and analytics are gaining commercial attraction. Poultry transport data shows the value Transport Genie monitors livestock from farm to their destination with


pesticide-free basmati Rice has good demand

Date & Time: 2019-08-03 06:09:55

 Especially the below mentioned 9 pesticides not be used during  Basmathi rice cultivation & these pesticides are also been banned by the government, adding that the basmati is a pr


Rice - Weed management in main field

Date & Time: 2019-08-03 06:00:57

Use rotary weeder from 15 DAT at 10 days interval. It will save labor for weeding, aerates the soil and root zone, prolongs the root activity, and will also improve the grain filling by efficien


‘Multi-cropping has economical and agronomic benefits’

Date & Time: 2019-08-02 05:41:33

  Multiple Cropping: It is defined as “growing of two or more than two crops in the same field in the same time in a year” Advantages of Multiple Cropping: Multiple croppi


IMD forecasts normal rains for August, Sept

Date & Time: 2019-08-02 05:35:49

Rainfall during the second half of the monsoon (August and September) for the country as a whole is forecast to be 100 percent of the long period average (LPA) with a model error of ±8 percent.


Imp of Azolla as poultry Feed

Date & Time: 2019-08-01 08:39:16

Sun-dried Azolla on chemical analysis showed that rich in crude protein, trace minerals, and vitamins and hence it can be used as livestock feed as an unconventional feed. The best result we can expec


Govt Approves Creation of a 4 MMT Sugar Buffer Stock for One year

Date & Time: 2019-08-01 06:24:42

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the creation of a 4 million metric tonne sugar buffer stock for one year. This will support the industry by not only providing cash support to


subsidy rate for Nutrient sulphur hiked by 31 per cent

Date & Time: 2019-08-01 06:19:42

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday increased the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) rate for sulphur by 31 percent to ?3.562 per kg from ?2.722 in 2018-19 while keeping that for nitrogen, phosphorus,


favourable weather systems developing in different parts of the country.

Date & Time: 2019-07-31 06:54:58

The good news is that the current vigorous phase of the monsoon will continue, with favorable weather systems developing in different parts of the country.  The shortfall in monsoon rainfall sin


Govt uses AI to boost farming

Date & Time: 2019-07-30 05:45:36

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has begun the use of Artificial Intelligence on a pilot basis for crop cutting and yield estimation under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima


MoU Signed for Promotion of Naturally Colored Cotton Production

Date & Time: 2019-07-30 05:30:20

The ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai; Dr.?Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth,?Akola?and ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur signed a Tri-Partite Memora


Argentina extends assistance to boost India's agricultural productivity

Date & Time: 2019-07-29 05:55:40

Argentina (G-20 state and key Latin American country), within the strategic partnership with India, has decided to be a partner for the development of the agricultural sector in India and further coop


Indian dairy sector grew up

Date & Time: 2019-07-29 05:44:02

The dairy sector in India grew at a rate of 6.4 percent annually in the last four years against the global growth rate 1.7 percent, Despite being ranked number one in milk production, the per animal p


Guar gum prices slip on rains as sowing improves in India

Date & Time: 2019-07-29 05:38:08

Rains in guar growing districts have weakened the prices in the last few days as sentiments of higher output have prevailed. The guar sowing is expected to improve in several guar growing districts in


Agri Business Global Trade Summit

Date & Time: 2019-07-29 05:28:47

The AgriBusiness GlobalSM Trade Summit is a global sourcing event for crop protection and plant health products. Its core attendees work in the upstream value chain as manufacturing companie


Satellite mapping for assessing Farmer crops

Date & Time: 2019-07-29 05:23:32

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) envisages the use of improved technology to reduce the time gap for settlement of claims of farmers. Accordingly, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation an


Sales of seeds and agro chemicals were muted in the first quarter

Date & Time: 2019-07-26 05:44:27

“The late onset of monsoon and delayed Kharif sowing resulted in the deferment of product placement in the market, which impacted our Q1 (financial year’s first quarter) results.


CII identifies 31 items with high export potential

Date & Time: 2019-07-24 05:47:56

A targeted export strategy that identifies and boosts the right products is imperative for achieving double-digit export growth. An export strategy assumes greater significance given a rapidly changin


States extended highest Subsidies to Fisherman

Date & Time: 2019-07-24 05:34:27

Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have extended highest subsidies under different programmes, including those for safety purposes and for kerosene, to their fishermen in 2018-19 . G


Health Ministry bans sale, distribution of antibiotic Colistin

Date & Time: 2019-07-23 06:28:24

The Health Ministry has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of antibiotic, Colistin and its formulations for food producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements in a bi


Agricultural items likely in PPI basket

Date & Time: 2019-07-23 06:08:49

India is likely to include agricultural items in the planned producer price index (PPI) basket, breaking from the common practice in most OECD countries, to get a better picture of farm-gate prices


online platform for fish marketing

Date & Time: 2019-07-23 05:52:58

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has launched a research project for developing an online platform so as to facilitate effective fish marketing systems.   The project on fi


Innovation of Agricopter by IIT Madras Students - to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides

Date & Time: 2019-07-23 05:47:54

Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed a “smart agricopter” to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural fields and help identify crop hea


Importance of Purple Cauliflower

Date & Time: 2019-07-23 05:39:16

    Green Cauliflower is known as Broccoflower, which is Broccoli. The purple and orange varieties are also available in the market.?Although it may look different than the popular whit


Maize Crop across India under the Threat of Fall Armyworm

Date & Time: 2019-07-23 05:29:54

The fear of fall armyworm (FAW) spread all across the country that has already started impacting the Kharif maize crop for which entities involved in creating awareness among the farmers hav


List of Commodities Traded on Enam ( Revised )

Date & Time: 2019-07-22 06:26:17

S No  Commodities Traded 1  Arhar 2  Moong whole 3  Masoor whole 4  Urad whole 5


Pulses export falls on drought-like condition

Date & Time: 2019-07-22 05:52:28

Production of pulses this year is down 8.7 per cent from last year’s record production of 25.42 million tonnes to 23.22 million tonnes. This was primarily due to drought-like conditions in pulse


Rain deficit stands at 18% in India

Date & Time: 2019-07-20 06:48:53

The monsoon has covered the entire country with rain clouds reaching west Rajasthan on Friday ,The rain deficit since the start of the monsoon season on June 1 stands at 18% as of Friday (Source IMD )


Centre Approves Rs 206.8 crore for Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy Scheme

Date & Time: 2019-07-20 06:29:25

The Indian government has approved a sum of Rs 206.8 crore for a Central Sector Scheme named ‘Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy’ that aims to double farmers’ income by the


Turmeric price further improves

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 05:17:28

Turmeric prices ruled higher in the Erode market on Wednesday. The root variety price went up by Rs450 a quintal at the Erode Turmeric Merchants Association salesyard and by rs300 at the Regulated Mar


Organic farming acreage rises to 27.7 lakh hectares

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 05:14:35

  The total area under organic farming in the country has gone up by 20 per cent to 27.7 lakh hectares (lh) till date This includes 10.97 lh already declared organic under the National Prog


India gets 20% below-average rainfall this week: IMD

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 05:00:49

India's monsoon rains were 20 per cent below average in the week ending on Wednesday, as rainfall was scanty over the central, western and southern parts of the country, the weather office said, r


Govt to offer cattle, advanced biogas plants, poultry to boost rural income

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 04:55:03

In a first, the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has decided to roll out a scheme to increase rural household income. Under the scheme, rural households will receive free cattle, a


Govt offers Rs 20,000 subsidy per hectare for growing pepper

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 04:51:58

Pepper prices too in the international market is constantly increasing. It always hovers around Rs 700 to Rs 800 per kg ,the Tamil Nadu  state government is offering a subsidy of Rs 20,000 per he


Crop insurance claims of ?9,046-cr paid to 80 lakh farmers in kharif 2018

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 06:31:33

The government currently offers two crop insurance schemes– the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and the Restructured Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS).  under this Cr


West Bengal sees 7.5 per cent surge in egg production

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 06:24:24

The egg production in West Bengal has grown by 7.5% in value terms in the financial year 2018-19. The total egg production was to the tune of Rs 860 crore in FY19 as compared to Rs 800 crore in FY18.&


Cotton futures price may rally up to Rs 24,500 level

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 06:20:25

“The farmers have reduced the cotton acreage due to delayed monsoon. The government has increased the minimum support price for the current Kharif season by 2 per cent. Meanwhile, the MSP of gro


Maharashtra Government Plans Cloud Seeding in Drought-hit Regions

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 05:11:42

In Maharashtra  Out of 36 districts 26 districts (72 %) are facing water shortage and due to this crop failure has extended over 85.76 lakh hectares - affecting 82 lakh the situation i


ICAR to study zero budget farming before its rollout

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 06:58:54

  Zero-budget farming is being promoted in several areas as a low-cost, natural alternative to prevalent practices of heavy use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which can degrade the so


Kharif Sowing Gear Up with Rising Rainfall

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 05:47:23

Kharif sowing improved drastically with the increase of monsoon rainfall since last week. The sowing shortfall is down to 8.61 percent, covering 413.34 lakh hectares (LH), compared to 452.3 LH covered


Government Plans to Improve PMFBY

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 05:44:10

Making crop insurance voluntary to all farmers, removal of high premium crops, giving flexibility to states to provide customised add on products -- are some of the key changes the Centre is plannin


Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 05:31:46

  Significance  The objective of the scheme is to supplement or increase agriculture, modernize processing and decrease agricultural-waste and to utilize the potential in the fishery s


To reduce fertilizer use, govt eyes direct subsidy transfer

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 05:18:33

In its bid to disincentivise farmers from excessive use of chemical fertilizers, the government is preparing to move on a long considered proposal for direct cash transfer of the subsidy amount to far


Centre launches fertiliser DBT 2.0 initiatives

Date & Time: 2019-07-12 05:42:21

The Centre Wednesday launched three new technology initiatives to transfer over Rs 70,000-crore fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers' bank accounts.  These initiatives are -- a dashboard


Cashew lobby hails import duty hike on kernels, other products

Date & Time: 2019-07-11 07:06:42

The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI) has welcomed the decision to hike the import duty on cashew kernels (both wholes and brokens) and cashew other items (semi–finished cashew an


ICAR releases dos and don’ts on tackling Fall Army worm

Date & Time: 2019-07-11 07:02:53

The Fall Army worm (FAW), or spodoptera frugiperda, is the latest threat that the agricultural sector is facing. FAW, which wreaked wide Spread Distruction in Africa, entered Karnataka last year and s


Government ready to make changes to PMFBY to satisfy farmers

Date & Time: 2019-07-11 05:12:48

Government is soon going to make changes to make insurance companies more accountable in settling of crop insurance claims     


Poultry Knowledge day - South Asia's biggest International Poultry exhibition

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 06:00:21

Poultry Knowledge Day 2019 on Tuesday 26th November is a globally recognised technical seminar that precedes the world class 3-day Poultry India 2019 exhibition from November 27, 2019. The m


High Lights of Union budget 2019-2020 for Agriculture

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 05:40:41

Dairying through cooperatives to be encouraged by creating infrastructure for cattle feed manufacturing, milk procurement, processing & marketing. 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organizations to


Types of Poultry Farming in India

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 05:22:58

Broiler Poultry Farming Broiler segment in poultry is one of the fastest growing segments in recent times. It is the tender, young meat of male or female chicken. It’s weight ranges from 40 g


Agri-Intex 2019 begins on July 12

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 05:17:31

The 19th edition of Agri Intex, a trade fair organised by Codissia in association with the Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has been scheduled for July 12-15 at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex


Vegebot’ Will Now Help in Harvesting Your Lettuce

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 05:13:07

The scientists of Cambridge have developed a vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace but challenging agricultural crop. It uses machine learning for it


National Conference on Agrarian Crisis and Alternative Policies to be held on 11, 12 July

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 05:07:34

All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) together with All India Agriculture Workers Union (AIAWU) will organize a national conference on ‘Agrarian Crisis & Alternative Policies’ on 11 and 12 July


Two High Oleic Groundnut Varieties, Girnar 4?&?Girnar 5 Developed by ICAR-ICRISAT

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 04:54:58

After eight years of collaborative work, two high oleic groundnut lines have been identified by India’s coordinated release program to go commercial. This means processors and consumers in India


Govt extends Kisan Credit card facility to fishermen, animal husbandry farmers for working capital n

Date & Time: 2019-07-08 06:11:09

The Kisan Credit card facility has been extended by the central government to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers to help them meet their short term credit requirements of rearing of animals, poult


3rd Annual Agribiotech India Summit 2019

Date & Time: 2019-07-05 05:32:19

The Indian Agriculture sector is one of the largest in the world and one of the major contributors to the nation's GDP. This sector is faced with some tough challenges such as reducing land resour


Good News for Farmers!!!! Prior to Budget Cabinet Approves Hike in MSP for All Sixteen Kharif Crops

Date & Time: 2019-07-05 05:25:52

Government said the hike in MSP (minimum support prices) for kharif crops, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), is in line with offering farmers 1.5 times the cost of producti


Paddy MSP hiked by 3.7% to Rs 1,815 per quintal for 2019-20 crop season

Date & Time: 2019-07-04 05:32:31

The government has raised the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, a key kharif crop, by 3.7 per cent to Rs 1,815 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season.  The MSP for paddy has been increased


Govt signs MoU with IBM for weather forecast

Date & Time: 2019-07-04 05:14:57

Agriculture ministry has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with IT major IBM for undertaking a pilot study on weather forecast and soil moisture information in three districts of Bhopal, Rajkot and N


Cabinet approves higher minimum support prices for Kharif crops

Date & Time: 2019-07-04 05:11:12

he Cabinet has approved higher support prices for kharif, or summer-sown crops, a new labour code that will allow minimum wages to be paid by cheque or bank transfers to workers of both organised and


Corteva Agriscience?Leads Fight against Fall Armyworm

Date & Time: 2019-07-02 05:21:24

Corteva Launches New Insect Control Solution for Corn Farmers  Corteva Agriscience has introduced a new insect control solution to India’s corn farmers, following the decision by th


Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trusts Join Hands to Set Up India Agritech Incubation Network f

Date & Time: 2019-07-02 05:17:48

Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts have joined hands to set up India Agritech Incubation Network (IAIN) and launch ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’. The IAIN i


19th Edition Agri Intex 2019

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 05:21:46

AGRI INTEX is geared up to mark its 19th edition. In retrospect, successful 18 editions, over 1 lakh business and industry visitors, more than 450 exhibitors, 970 booths, 300 product categories and tr


West Bengal launches free crop insurance scheme for farmers

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 05:12:41

West Bengal government has announced a crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), for the 2019 kharif season. The scheme called Bangla Shashya Bima (


Better prices for farmers: Online warehouse-based trading soon

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 05:06:53

The government plans to launch warehouse-based trading over electronic platform National Agriculture Market (eNAM) — which aims to provide competitive prices to farmers.    &nb


Monsoon to intensify

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 05:02:13

The southwest monsoon will rapidly accelerate its move towards northern India and reach Himachal Pradesh in 2-3 days, propelled by a system of heavy clouds over the Bay of Bengal that will move toward


Special feautures of DRR Dhan 44 Rice variety

Date & Time: 2019-06-28 05:32:58

 DRR Dhan 44  was developed by Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, under the IRRI-India project on Stress Tolerant Rice for Asia and South Africa (STRASA). Thou


A New Tool to Assess Ripeness of Fruits Developed

Date & Time: 2019-06-28 05:27:46

Overripe fruits become waste and create microbes and pathogens, which is not good for human health as well as for the society also.   To overcome the problem of over-ripeness of fruits, the


Govt removes restrictions on import of pea seeds

Date & Time: 2019-06-28 05:03:06

The government has removed restrictions on imports of pea seeds, a move which may help reduce prices and increase availability of the commodity in the domestic market. While the imports were allowe


Karnataka Poultry farmers seek ‘Agriculture’ status under Income Tax Act

Date & Time: 2019-06-26 06:25:55

With the Union Budget around the corner, the Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA) wants the the Government of India to consider all poultry farming activities as ‘Agricultu


Monsoon has covered nearly half of India: IMD

Date & Time: 2019-06-26 06:23:44

Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India,  A shortfall in monsoon rains has na


Salt Tolerant Rice Variety Developed by Indian Scientists

Date & Time: 2019-06-25 10:34:41

A group of Indian scientists at the Division of Plant Biology at Bose Institute supported by funds from the Department of Biotechnology has developed a new salt-tolerant trans


Centre to use digital technology to transform agriculture, double farmers' income by 2022

Date & Time: 2019-06-25 04:49:59

In a bid to double farmers' income by the year 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is set to use digital technology to modernise and organise agricultural activities in rural Ind


Different efficient methods to get rid of mealybugs

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 05:46:29

Method 1:  Take a spray bottle and fill it with soapy water. Splash the leaves of infected plants with this and rub off. This will not only clean the plant but prepare it for further treatm


World Food India 2019 to be held in November

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 05:35:36

India ranks 2nd?in terms of total food production globally and is home to 1.3 Billion consumers with an increasing demand for processed food. The food processing sector is a sunrise sector in India wi


ASSOCHAM Proposes to Hold Conference on?Indian Agriculture

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 05:27:55

Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58 percent of India’s population. Gross Value Added by agriculture, forestry, and fishing is estimated at Rs 18.53 trillion (US$ 271.00


Agri Varsity Signs MOU with CSFD for Advancement of Agricultural Sector & Betterment of Farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 05:21:34

Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development (CSFD) and Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has signed an MoU for the advancement o


New scheme to provide social security pension to farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-22 05:28:51

The  government has approved a pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers (SMF), subject to certain exclusion clauses, with a view to provide social security net as they have minimal or no


Farm sector likely to get Rs 25 lakh-crore budget boost

Date & Time: 2019-06-21 06:54:54

The central government has targeted spending Rs 25 lakh crore on the rural and farm economy over the next five years, which will reflect in allocations to be made in these sectors in the annual Budget


Dragon fruit farming: an emerging opportunity for farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 07:44:17

Dragon fruit is cactus species which is also known as pitaya. It is found mainly in Vietnam, Israel, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Due to the favourable climate, it can also be grown in India. Low rain


Agriculture Advisory for Telangana Farmers - Not Rush in to Sowing

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 06:00:36

The Telangana State Agriculture Department, PJTSAU and the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture reviewed the monsoon’s status and came out with the advisory. They projected that th


Bayer Launches Water-Based Insecticide ‘Aqua K-Othrine’ for Fogging

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 05:21:49

Bayer, after years of research, has launched a new chemical Aqua K-Othrine to control mosquito breeding ,this chemical can be mixed with water instead of diesel and used for fogging. This is the first


AHSI signs MoU with Singapore Botanical Gardens

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 05:11:36

Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore Botanical Gardens, a unit of The National Parks Board, Singapore, to work together on shared set of o


Event : Agro & Poultry East Africa 2019

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 06:07:20

Agro & Poultry East Africa provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. This event showcases products like Agriculture Fibers,


Pineapple Growers in Kerala are Shifting to ‘MD2’ Variety

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 05:58:02

A rising export demand has impelled pineapple growers in Kerala’s to focus on the globally accepted MD2 variety          The fruit characteristics of MD2 variety with



Date & Time: 2019-06-19 05:45:28

Active Monsoon gives heavy rains in Kerala and Coastal Karnataka, more in offing Although the progress of Monsoon 2019 remained stagnant, but Monsoon surge remained active over Kerala, Co


Maharashtra farms out Rs 10,600 crore for Agriculture ,19% more than last Year

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 05:35:49

 Maharastra  state experiencing a drought, but the budget has a strong Rural Focus. The allocation for agriculture and animal husbandry at Rs 10,611 crore this year  is 18.7%


Mjunction to set up new e-marketplace for tea in Assam

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 05:22:08

The new e-marketplace for tea to be set up at Jorhat in Assam by India’s leading B2B e-commerce company, mjunction services limited, will use an innovative e-platform to be devised in consultati


Waste Decomposer - An Organic Solution of 20 Rs, Making Farmers profitable

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 06:46:41

NCOF launched waste decomposer culture in 2015 which is proving as miracle all over the country. It is used for quick composting from organic waste, soil health improvement and as plant protection age


India levies retaliatory tariffs on 28 American products

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 05:37:59

India will impose higher tariffs on 28 American products including almonds, apples and walnut effective from June 16th .  The new tariffs are expected to bring in $220 million of revenue to In


India can boost exports of 300 products to US, China

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 05:31:58

The ongoing trade war between the US and China offers an opportunity to India for boosting exports of as many 350 products such as chemicals and granite to these countries


Patiala gets first 50k MT steel silos storage facility for grains

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 05:28:01

 The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has set up 50,000 metric tonne (MT) capacity steel silos storage helping Patiala overcome the problem of rotting foodgrain to certain extent.   


Summer Crop Sowing Delayed By 2 Weeks On Slow Monsoon Progress

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 05:09:36

Planting of summer-sown crops in India such as soybean, cotton, rice and corn has been delayed by at least two weeks because of the slow progress of monsoon rains in central and western parts of the c


Most Profitable Plant to grow - "Saagwan "

Date & Time: 2019-06-17 07:41:47

These species of plant are getting extinct as they have been in cutting and destruction since long for its advantageous products. The wood obtained from this tree is of good quality which is


Now, kisan pathshalas to teach organic farming in UP

Date & Time: 2019-06-15 05:17:18

To encourage organic farming among farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Kisan Pathshalas, known as ‘The Million Farmers’ Schools’, have been launched in the state. The schools aim is to encoura


New Variety Pusa Bhindi-5 ,Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus Resistant Variety of Okra

Date & Time: 2019-06-15 05:09:25

Pusa Bhindi-5 (DOV-66) a high yielding variety of okra with superior fruit quality and Bhendi Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus resistance for Kharif season for northern plains has been developed by ICAR-India


Cyclone Vayu LIVE REPORT

Date & Time: 2019-06-13 05:16:27

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the “very severe” cyclonic storm Vayu will not make landfall in Gujarat as it has moved towards the sea. However, the cyclone which


Latest News: Gujarat on Alert as Cyclone Vayu Inches Closer

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 05:55:47

 According to the prediction of India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclonic storm is likely to strike the coast of Gujarat as severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 110 to120 kmph tom


This Fruit has Anti-diabetes Properties & Can Cure Diabetes

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 05:51:03

Sugar Patients generally are scared of eating fruits due to the glucose content in it but there is one fruit which can cure diabetes. This red color fruit is known as small Apple or Ara


Agriculture sector representatives submit Budget wish list to finance minister

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 05:41:40

Extending  benefits of the PM Kisan scheme to landless farmers and farm workers , Incentive and popularize usage of organic manure for improving carbon content in soil, promote aqua –cultu


Centre removes export incentives for onion

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 05:27:56

Exporters of onion were earlier availing incentives under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) at the rate of 10 per cent.  The government has removed incentives for export of fresh and


Microgreens and their Potential Health Benefits

Date & Time: 2019-06-11 07:21:37

Microgreens are a vegetable green, harvested after the Cotyledon leaves have developed, not to be confused with sprouts or shoots that are used both as a visual and flavor component or ingredient


Prediction of Upcoming Monsoon & Its Impact on Kharif Crops in Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, Haryana

Date & Time: 2019-06-11 07:02:00

India’s leading weather & agriculture risk monitoring company, Skymet Weather Services has released a Kharif Report. In the report, it has shared the prediction for the upcoming Monsoon


Warning!! Cyclone Vayu Moving Towards Gujarat

Date & Time: 2019-06-11 06:51:48

Cyclone Vayu, which developed from a deep depression off the coast of Lakshadweep on late Monday night, is now heading towards Saurashtra in Gujarat and is expe


Andhra Pradesh Government Announces New Farmer Support Scheme

Date & Time: 2019-06-10 06:59:43

The new government in Andhra Pradesh has announced a new farmer support scheme - christened YSR Rythu Bharosa, which will be implemented from 15th October 2019 in the state. The sc


Kerala Receives Good Amount of Rainfall after the Arrival of Monsoon

Date & Time: 2019-06-10 06:56:18

Several parts of Kerala have started receiving a good amount of rainfall. Due to a lack of adequate alternative source of irrigation, rural India is heavily dependent on a good monsoon season. Around


Government notifies extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-10 05:39:51

The revised scheme envisages to cover two crore more farmers with an estimated expenditure of Rs 87,217.50 crore in the 2019-20 fiscal.  The Centre has also asked state governments to use &quo


Mango festivals big hit in Maharashtra with farmers selling directly to consumers.

Date & Time: 2019-06-07 11:07:58

Mango festivals have turned out to be a big hit in Maharashtra. Using these as a tool to bring farmers and consumers together on a common platform, the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (M


Monsoon onset: IMD sticks to June 6 forecast

Date & Time: 2019-06-06 06:35:37

  During the past week, the northernmost extent of the monsoon was well south of its normal position for this time of the year. As a result, the most recent forecast by the Indian Meteorologic


India to become 5th largest economy globally this year

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 10:37:11

  "India is forecast to become the world's fifth largest economy in 2019, reaching a total GDP size exceeding USD 3 trillion, and overtaking its former colonial ruler, the United King


Telangana Government Enhances Rythu Bandhu Financial Assistance to Rs 5000

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 09:48:50

the Telangana state government on 1st June 2019 issued orders raising the amount from previous Rs 4000 - Rs 5000. The Government also created a State level monitoring committee to manage the impl


Dawn of a new Era in Tilling

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 09:38:06

One of the biggest problems facing our farmers today is uncertain availability of labour. This results in huge physical and mental stress for the farmers, delays in completing the tasks and finally re


283.37 million tonnes of food grains produced in 2018-19

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 09:32:25

Riding on record rice and wheat production, the country is estimated to have produced 283.37 million tonnes of food grains during 2018-19 – higher by 17.62 million tonnes than the previous five


PM Modi’s income support scheme will benefit over 8 lakh large farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 09:26:54

Extending the assured income support (PM-Kisan) scheme for farmers will also benefit over eight lakh big landholders — having landholding size of 10 hectares (nearly 25 acres) and more &mdash


Rains to reach Kerala in 2 days; no respite yet in North, Central India

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 09:22:31

Monsoon is likely to get a boost with a change in atmospheric conditions in the next two days to hit the Kerala coasts, the weather office said on Monday.  The India Meteorological Department


Govt to Procure 4 Lakh Tonnes of Pulses

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 06:27:49

The government is planning to procure an additional 4 lakh tonnes of pulses from farmers in the coming weeks. It plans to increase the buffer stock to 16 lakh tonnes,


In first Cabinet meeting, government reaches out to farmers, traders

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 06:05:15

The existing PM-KISAN scheme, which aims to pay 125 million families of small and marginal farmers Rs 6,000 a year, will now target another 20 million families at a total annual cost of Rs 87,217.5 cr


Two groundnut varieties with high oleic acid ready for release

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 05:49:40

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)’s groundnut research body has identified two varieties with high oleic acid content for commercial release — Girnar 4 (ICGV 15083) and Gi


Basmati acreage may rise up to 20% on higher Iran demand

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 05:47:06

Farmers are expected to grow more Basmati rice this kharif season, with the acreage under cultivation likely to go up by up to 20 per cent, driven by higher remuneration, low carryover stock and incre


The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it's rapidly disappearing

Date & Time: 2019-05-31 05:11:11

The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system ,but nearly half of the most productive soil has disappeared in t


Agri Biostimulants 2019

Date & Time: 2019-05-31 04:29:30

Agri Biostimulants 2019 will take place in Rome on 5-6 June. The conference brings together agriculture experts for 2 days of interactive presentations and networking sessions to share their knowlege


Newly Released Varieties of PUSA, 2018-19

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 10:59:49

During 2018-19, IARI had released a high yielding, non-basmati, medium slender grain, blast resistant rice variety named “Pusa Sambha 1850” for Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Two new wheat varie


DTPH-60?: New Promising Tomato Hybrid For Cultivation Under Protected Conditions

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 10:55:03

For cultivation under protected condition, the varieties, as well as cultivation practices, are different from the open field condition. As present vegetables, like cucumber, tomato and capsicum are t


Kernza- An Alternative to Wheat that Doesn't Need Replanting

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 09:21:13

A  crop   that not only proved to be an alternative to wheat but its speciality lies in its nature to grow in the soil that does not require harvest which is usually the


Reason Behind Bt Brinjal’s Popularity in Bangladesh

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 09:14:31

The original genetic engineering using Cry1Ac gene was carried out by the Maharashtra-based Seed Company, Mahyco. After that, the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute had introgressed the materi


Good News: Saudi Arabia Finally Lifts Import Ban on Fruits & Vegetables from Kerala

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 05:15:20

It is important to mention that Saudi Arabia is one of the major export market of fruits and vegetables from Kerala & the presence of huge floating population ensures a good volume of trade from t


Mango and Jackfruit Diversity Fair Starts in Bengaluru

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 05:10:45

Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) in Bengaluru is organizing a two day Mango & Jackfruit Diversity Fair -2019 on May 28th and 29th at the IIHR campus in Hesaraghatta

READ MORE Raises $12 Million to Help Two Lakh Farmers Worldwide Including India

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 05:06:40

Social enterprise, on 27th May 2019 said it has raised 12 million dollars from the investors, to assist around 2 lakh farmers worldwide, including India in the next 3 years The com


Maharashtra government starts awareness campaign for farmers

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 04:57:42

Agriculture department of Maharastra has started an awareness programme- Unnat Sheti Abhiyan ,The campaign has already begun from May 25 and it will continue up to June 8th .There have been various go


Record wheat yield in Punjab state

Date & Time: 2019-05-24 04:23:42

Punjab has broken all records in wheat production and wheat procurement this year. With the procurement season ending on Saturday, the state is all set to procure over 131 lakh metric tonnes of wheat,


NDDB milk processing plant by 2020

Date & Time: 2019-05-24 04:18:29

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) will set up a state-of-the-art automated milk processing plant in Odisha by the end of next year. The modern milk processing plant, to be set up with an


Mangoes set sail to London from JNPT instead of flying

Date & Time: 2019-05-24 04:12:20

 In a first, a large consignment of select mangoes was shipped to the European market from JNPT instead of being flown.  The shipment of 4,023 dozens of Kesar (1, 449 dozens) and Badami (


Small Organic Producers Can Sell Produce Without Certification till April 2020: FSSAI

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 09:54:18

Food safety regulator, FSSAI has allowed the small organic producers with annual turnover of more than Rs 12 lakh, to sell their produce to end-consumers directly without certification till April 2020


MeT Department Issues Weather Alert

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 09:50:34

Starting with Northern part of India, a Western Disturbance lies over North Jammu & Kashmir and its induced cyclonic circulation is over North Rajasthan & neighboring Punjab. As a result, ligh


Solar Powered Water Pump Launched for Farming Sector

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 05:18:21

Stanley Black & Decker has launched Stanley Earth which is an energy efficient, solar-powered water pump for the farming sector. The aim of the company is to leverage its core technology expertise


Chinese Apples are Likely to be Seen in Indian Markets Soon

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 05:07:44

India has agreed to start steps for a possible resumption of imports of apples and pears from China that were suspended in June, 2017 after bugs and fungus were detected in the fruits. As per a govern


FCI Agrees to Buy Raw Rice from Telangana Rice Millers

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 09:32:03

 good news for rice millers of Telangana. Now, The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has agreed to buy 3.44 lakh tonnes of raw rice from Telangana rice millers.


Japan’s Shiitake Mushroom Will Soon Be Available in Manipur

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 09:28:09

This unique mushroom from Japan, which is also popularly known as the golden oak mushroom, is grown only in areas with a temperature of -5oCelsius. The Japanese wood mushroom, commonly known as the sh


India set to plant more land with soybean crops as prices rally

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 09:23:20

At current prices, soybeans are more lucrative than other crops.  Increased production of India's main summer-sown oilseed could help the world's biggest vegetable oil importer trim cost


Weather Alert: Arrival of Southwest Monsoon

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 07:25:17

The Southwest Monsoon 2019 has finally made its arrival over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Reaching earlier than its normal date i.e. 20th May, Monsoon has covered South Andaman Sea as well as f


Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi Bags International Prize for Innovative Organic Farming

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 05:18:34

A 25-year-old organic farmers group, Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi, has won global recognition for their determined efforts in innovating organic farming. The 25 years old organic farming associati


Government Issues Drought Advisory to Southern and Western States

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 05:13:16

The Government has issued a ‘drought advisory’ to Western and Southern states of India that includes Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu urging them t


APEDA invites exporters’ participation in promotion of mangoes in China

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 04:59:43

APEDA has invited exporters for participation in the mango promotion programmes its plans to organise (in association with the Indian embassy in China) in the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and G


Nanotechnology can make plant-based food preservatives more effective

Date & Time: 2019-05-16 04:21:06

Stored and packaged food products are prone to growth of bacterial and fungal growth especially in tropical countries like India. These, in turn, produce toxins making food stuff unfit for consumption


High resolution rice maps can help boost production

Date & Time: 2019-05-16 04:04:56

Large scale paddy mapping at medium or high spatial resolution is rare, primarily due to limited availability of cloud-free optical imagery. The rice paddy maps, which are freely distributed by Intern


Indian Scientists Develop Coloured Wheat Varieties with Many Health Benefits

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 10:01:01

Agricultural biotechnologists’ team led by Monika Garg at the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute or NABI located in Mohali  developed these coloured wheat varieties. It is import


NABARD Announces Rs 700-cr VC Fund for Agriculture & Rural Startups

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 09:52:57

The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) on 13thMay 2019 announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital funding for equity investments in agriculture as well as rural-focused start


Veggie crop colonies to come up in Hyderabad too

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 09:42:13

 Idea of having crop colonies will not be limited to rural areas where cultivation is taken up on a bigger scale. Vegetable crop colonies will come up in five major municipal corporations of Hyde


India develops new groundnut line with desirable oil quality

Date & Time: 2019-05-14 06:25:25

Fatty acid composition defines groundnut oil quality. Six saturated fatty acids including palmitic acid constitute 10%, whereas oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) together with linoleic acid (pol


Regional honeybee rearing to get a boost

Date & Time: 2019-05-13 10:13:04

To boost production of local honey variants within a specific geographical region in the country, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is planning to set up regional honeybee breeding ce


Gel based pest control could become order of the day

Date & Time: 2019-05-09 08:57:48

In the past half century, scientists have identified and synthesised around 1,500 pheromones for different insect species. These have found widespread application in agriculture, forestry and urban pe


Food Corporation of India to sell 10 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers this fiscal

Date & Time: 2019-05-07 09:18:03

Saddled with huge stock, state-run FCI has decided to sell 10 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers this fiscal, over 40 per cent more than the previous year, according to a government order. Th


Basmati exports touch record high in FY 2019

Date & Time: 2019-05-07 09:10:11

An aggressive buying by Iran has pushed basmati exports from the country to a record high in 2018-19, benefitting farmers of Punjab and Haryana, which account for over 70-75% of the total volume-wise


Indian Govt fixes 2.1 million tonne quota for sugar sale in May

Date & Time: 2019-05-06 09:29:59

Sugar mills can sell 2.1 million tonne of the sweetener in the open market in the current month, higher than the April quota of 1.8 million tonne. The quota also includes additional quantity given


Biological weapon against fall army worm found in Africa

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 09:57:25

Fall armyworm has devastated millions of hectares of maize and sorghum in Africa The highly destructive moth (Spodoptera frugiperda), native to North and South America, has been steadily moving e


IMD working at faster pace to issue block-level weather forecast by next year

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 06:25:00

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) it is working at a brisk pace to issue localised weather forecasting to all 6,500 blocks across 660 districts in the country by 2020 and help as many as 9.5 c


Five varieties of Indian coffee get GI certification

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 06:08:50

Five varieties of Indian coffee have been awarded Geographical Indication (GI), a move that will enhance their visibility globally and allow growers to get the right value.   While Coorg Ar


Azolla cultivation gets priority in Vizianagaram

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 05:58:59

The animal husbandry department in Vizianagaram district is implementing a major byproduct boost through Azolla cultivation. The department has been given a Rs 100 crore budget as part of a convergenc


New durian variety set to be main attraction at MAHA 2018

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 08:51:29

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 12): The 'Jantung Gold' durian variety is set to be the main attraction at the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority's (FAMA) Castle of Fruit exhibition during the Mala


Advanced technology to help boost agricultural productivity - Salahuddin Ayub

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 08:49:04

PETALING JAYA: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry targeted national padi production of between eight and ten tonnes per each hectare in future, said its minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said


Olam partners with Canvass to ‘transform agriculture’ with AI

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 08:45:22

gri-food business Olam International has partnered with Google-funded firm Canvass Analytics to utilise AI to optimise its agricultural operations and ‘transform agriculture’. Olam says


Sarawak pushes for agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 08:30:05

KUCHING: Sarawak wants to harness the potential of its agriculture resources so that the state can become a net exporter of produce and products that meet the needs of the domestic and global mar


Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 08:27:02

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and a


Modern technology the way forward to transform Sarawak’s agriculture sector

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 08:25:02

KUCHING: Sarawak will leverage on modern technology to transform its agriculture sector in line with its aspiration to become a nett exporter of food by 2030. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar


Thailand uses drones to combat agriculture industry woes

Date & Time: 2018-08-27 07:32:19

Drones can save Thailand and allow them to meet their agricultural demands. The agricultural industry which is set to decline in the next decade, can be revolutionized through the harnessing of new te


Digital farming in Kenya

Date & Time: 2018-05-30 03:39:05

By Nita Karume : The East Africa Digital Conference and Exhibition is set to be the first ever of its kind in Kenya. This is as far as digital farming is concerned. The eve


Agricultural digital conference takes farming beyond tilling and weeding Read more at: https://www.

Date & Time: 2018-05-30 03:36:15

Stakeholders in the East African agricultural sector have gathered in Nairobi for a three-day summit to showcase the latest technology and brainstorm on swift ways to digitise the sector. Dubbed the E


17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-21 08:56:38

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agric


Hands-Free Hectare Project: Humans not needed for crop farming

Date & Time: 2018-05-16 03:54:20

A WORLD-FIRST project in the West Midlands of England has opened the door to the future face of farming — and Australia has been given the inside story. The “Hands-Free Hectare Project&


Ditch the Overalls: The Reality of Modern Farming Will Surprise You Advanced technology and thinking

Date & Time: 2018-05-14 02:01:46

A few weeks ago, I sat with a third-generation California dairy farmer named Dave Ribeiro. I asked him what he wished more people knew about farmers. He gave me a wry smile and said, “That we wa


Training-workshop enlightens Ilocos farmers on biotech agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-07 01:20:32

By Philippine News Agency Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology. Organized by the Asian Fa



Date & Time: 2018-05-04 03:24:17

With a trade war looming, commodity prices swooning, and the dairy industry in full-blown crisis, a growing number of American farmers are embracing a controversial set of farm policies that would man


QBE North America Supports Future Farming Innovation Startups

Date & Time: 2018-05-02 03:26:55

NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is pleased to announce a partnership with Village Capital to participate in an investment-readin


IoT in agriculture: farming gets ‘smart’

Date & Time: 2018-04-30 01:41:02

Solving problems such as the impending global food shortage will require concerted effort from various countries, organizations and groups from across the world. Safely incorporating some of these inn


Launching the Next Generation of Latinx Farmers in Washington’s Skagit Valley

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 09:32:25

When Francisco Farias, a Latino farmer in Northwest Washington’s Skagit Valley, completed Viva Farms’ nine-month sustainable agriculture training program, he became eligible to lease


Queensland farmers launch commercial farming robots

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 09:15:25

ANDREW and Jocie Bates know robotic technology is the future of farming and they are excited to be holding the key. The Bates are just a few months away from rolling out robots to commercial farmer


Farmers warn of food shortages after wet winter

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 08:25:22

Cornish vegetable farmers, who deliver to a high proportion of UK supermarkets, said they feared the winter's wet weather would lead to food shortages this summer. Some crops such as brassicas


Tomato prices likely to fall in next 15 days

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 07:43:04

Tomato prices, which have skyrocketed up to Rs 100/kg, are more likely to decline over the next fortnight as supplies from southern and other growing states are expected to improve, said a senior I


Government to step up buying from farmers: Ram Vilas Paswan

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 07:11:50

NEW DELHI: The government is giving top priority to reaching out to more farmers and directly buying grains from them, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. Procurement prices of wheat, mustard, cha


Economic Advisory Council discusses employment, growth

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 06:41:03

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) today discussed issues related to employment and growth, an official statement said.
The EAC-PM, headed by Niti Aayog Member Bibe


Govt to combine old, modern tech for crop forecast

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 06:30:00

The Centre is weighing combining traditional and modern technologies like yield estimate and satellite imagery to ensure accurate farm output forecast, Chief Statistician T C A Anant said today.


Doubling farm income to make farming sustainable, says Jaitley

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 12:30:27

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government has undertaken the ambitious task of doubling farmers' income by 2022 so that farming becomes sustainable.

Observing that


Revival of 5 sick urea units to add 72 lakh to production: GOI

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 12:10:28

The Union government is expecting an increase in urea production by 72.14 lakh tons on the back of revival of several sick urea units and is looking at drastic reduction at imports, informed Inderj