Turmeric price further improves

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 00:17:28

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 Marketing Committee. The finger turmeric price rose by Rs300 a quintal at the Regulated Marketing Commi

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Organic farming acreage rises to 27.7 lakh hectares

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 00:14:35

  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 Programme for Organic Produce (NPOP), 8.41 lh under conversion, 5.98 lh under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas

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India gets 20% below-average rainfall this week: IMD

Date & Time: 2019-07-18 00:00:49

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, raising concerns over the output of summer-sown crops. data from the India Meteorological Departme

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Govt to offer cattle, advanced biogas plants, poultry to boost rural income

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 23:55:03

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, advanced biogas plants, and poultry. this new scheme is going to be launched in the month of Augus

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Govt offers Rs 20,000 subsidy per hectare for growing pepper

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 23:51:58

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 hectare for pepper cultivation, Interested  farmer can avail the benefit for a maximum of four he

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Crop insurance claims of ?9,046-cr paid to 80 lakh farmers in kharif 2018

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 01:31:33

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 Crop Insurance schemes the government has paid crop insurance claims worth ?9,046 crore to 80 lakh far

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West Bengal sees 7.5 per cent surge in egg production

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 01:24:24

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.   

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Cotton futures price may rally up to Rs 24,500 level

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 01:20:25

“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 groundnut and soyabean has been increased by 5 to 9 per cent. The change in MSP as led the farmers to p

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Maharashtra Government Plans Cloud Seeding in Drought-hit Regions

Date & Time: 2019-07-17 00:11:42

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 farmers.as the situation in the state is becoming worse due to deficient monsoon, the  Maharashtra government has decided

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ICAR to study zero budget farming before its rollout

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 01:58:54

  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 soil and leave toxic residue in the harvested crop.  There is no scientific evidence till now

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Kharif Sowing Gear Up with Rising Rainfall

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 00:47:23

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 in the corresponding week of last year. Improvement in rainfall helped the farmers in speed up the

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Government Plans to Improve PMFBY

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 00:44:10

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 planning to make to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana    The agriculture ministry has also

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Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 00:31:46

  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 sector. The government proposed a Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) to establish a robust

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To reduce fertilizer use, govt eyes direct subsidy transfer

Date & Time: 2019-07-16 00:18:33

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 farmers’ bank accounts.  The funds transferred will be used only for buying soil nutrient

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Centre launches fertiliser DBT 2.0 initiatives

Date & Time: 2019-07-12 00:42:21

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 with details of fertiliser supply, availability and requirement at national, state and district lev

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Cashew lobby hails import duty hike on kernels, other products

Date & Time: 2019-07-11 02:06:42

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 and other products) from 45 per cent to 70 per cent.This decision is a relief to the crisis-hit indust

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ICAR releases dos and don’ts on tackling Fall Army worm

Date & Time: 2019-07-11 02:02:53

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 spread very rapidly to other States. Though it predominantly infects maize, Fall Armyworm has the

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Government ready to make changes to PMFBY to satisfy farmers

Date & Time: 2019-07-11 00:12:48

Government is soon going to make changes to make insurance companies more accountable in settling of crop insurance claims     

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Poultry Knowledge day - South Asia's biggest International Poultry exhibition

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 01:00:21

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 much sought after event is a full-day affair beginning 9am and is dedicated to bringing about a chang

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High Lights of Union budget 2019-2020 for Agriculture

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 00:40:41

Dairying through cooperatives to be encouraged by creating infrastructure for cattle feed manufacturing, milk procurement, processing & marketing. 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organizations to be formed, to ensure economies of scale for farmers. Government to work with State Governments to

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Types of Poultry Farming in India

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 00:22:58

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 grams to 1.5 Kg and it can be maximum six weeks old. India produces 2.47 million metric tonnes of bro

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Agri-Intex 2019 begins on July 12

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 00:17:31

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, Coimbatore. This may be the biggest agri-trade fair in South India,It will feature live demos o

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Vegebot’ Will Now Help in Harvesting Your Lettuce

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 00:13:07

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 its work. Machine Learning is an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which provides systems

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National Conference on Agrarian Crisis and Alternative Policies to be held on 11, 12 July

Date & Time: 2019-07-10 00:07:34

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, 2019 in Hyderabad.

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Two High Oleic Groundnut Varieties, Girnar 4?&?Girnar 5 Developed by ICAR-ICRISAT

Date & Time: 2019-07-09 23:54:58

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 will now have access to healthier groundnut-based food products and oil with longer shelf life.

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Govt extends Kisan Credit card facility to fishermen, animal husbandry farmers for working capital n

Date & Time: 2019-07-08 01:11:09

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, poultry birds, fish, shrimp, other aquatic organisms and capture of fish, Under Kisan Credit Card (KCC

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3rd Annual Agribiotech India Summit 2019

Date & Time: 2019-07-05 00:32:19

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 resources, increasing consumer demands for improved food quality and safety, unpredictable weather conditi

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Good News for Farmers!!!! Prior to Budget Cabinet Approves Hike in MSP for All Sixteen Kharif Crops

Date & Time: 2019-07-05 00:25:52

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 production. The highest percentage return to growers over their cost of production is for millet (85 percent

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Paddy MSP hiked by 3.7% to Rs 1,815 per quintal for 2019-20 crop season

Date & Time: 2019-07-04 00:32:31

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 by Rs 65 per quintal,    The minimum support price, which the Centre guarantee to pay

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Govt signs MoU with IBM for weather forecast

Date & Time: 2019-07-04 00:14:57

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 Nanded in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra respectively for the Kharif crop seas

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Cabinet approves higher minimum support prices for Kharif crops

Date & Time: 2019-07-04 00:11:12

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 unorganised sectors,    The government said the increase in minimum support prices (MS

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Corteva Agriscience?Leads Fight against Fall Armyworm

Date & Time: 2019-07-02 00:21:24

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 the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to approve Spinetoram 11.7% SC to protect corn crops a

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Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trusts Join Hands to Set Up India Agritech Incubation Network f

Date & Time: 2019-07-02 00:17:48

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 is envisioned as a network of incubators across the country to promote innovations for smallholder fa

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19th Edition Agri Intex 2019

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 00:21:46

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 trade turnover in excess of Rs.1,000 million in all its past editions. AGRI INTEX has witnessed the ov

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West Bengal launches free crop insurance scheme for farmers

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 00:12:41

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 (BSB)  The crop insurance scheme would be free of cost for the farmers since the government wil

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Better prices for farmers: Online warehouse-based trading soon

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 00:06:53

The government plans to launch warehouse-based trading over electronic platform National Agriculture Market (eNAM) — which aims to provide competitive prices to farmers.                  This will help farmers sell their produce directly fro

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Monsoon to intensify

Date & Time: 2019-07-01 00:02:13

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 towards Gujarat, causing heavy rainfall on the way.  The low-pressure area over the sea is forecas

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Special feautures of DRR Dhan 44 Rice variety

Date & Time: 2019-06-28 00:32:58

 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). Though DRR Dhan 44 is released for cultivation under irrigated conditions, it is characterized by very h

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A New Tool to Assess Ripeness of Fruits Developed

Date & Time: 2019-06-28 00:27:46

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 agriculture scientists in Queensland have introduced a sensor-based technology. The researchers have

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Govt removes restrictions on import of pea seeds

Date & Time: 2019-06-28 00:03:06

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 allowed with a licence earlier, an importer would not require a licence from the government now,Import pol

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Karnataka Poultry farmers seek ‘Agriculture’ status under Income Tax Act

Date & Time: 2019-06-26 01:25:55

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 ‘Agriculture’ under the Income Tax Act.  According to the board, the poultry sector is exposed t

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Monsoon has covered nearly half of India: IMD

Date & Time: 2019-06-26 01:23:44

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 narrowed to 37% of the long-term average against 44% between June 1 and June 19, as the office said.

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Salt Tolerant Rice Variety Developed by Indian Scientists

Date & Time: 2019-06-25 05:34:41

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 transgenic rice plant by over-expressing a gene from a wild rice called Porteresia coarctata&nb

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Centre to use digital technology to transform agriculture, double farmers' income by 2022

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 23:49:59

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 India.   Digital Technology, like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Te

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Different efficient methods to get rid of mealybugs

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 00:46:29

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 treatment.  Now dab a cotton with 70% Isopropyl alcohol and rub the leaves with espe

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World Food India 2019 to be held in November

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 00:35:36

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 with a GVA USD 27.4 Billion (2017-18) and a CAGR of 11% which is double the global growth rate. &nb

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ASSOCHAM Proposes to Hold Conference on?Indian Agriculture

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 00:27:55

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 billion) in FY18. Taking this initiative forward, ASSOCHAM proposes to hold a “Conference o

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Agri Varsity Signs MOU with CSFD for Advancement of Agricultural Sector & Betterment of Farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-24 00:21:34

Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development (CSFD) and Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has signed an MoU for the advancement of agriculture and the betterment of farmers and for fostering innovation in the food value chain.&nb

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New scheme to provide social security pension to farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-22 00:28:51

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 savings to provide for old age and to support them in the event of consequent loss of livelihood.&n

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Farm sector likely to get Rs 25 lakh-crore budget boost

Date & Time: 2019-06-21 01:54:54

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 on July 5th      The Budget is expected to push farm and non-farm rural infras

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Dragon fruit farming: an emerging opportunity for farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 02:44:17

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 rainfall areas are considered best for cultivating dragon fruit. Dragon fruit can be eaten fresh, and al

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Agriculture Advisory for Telangana Farmers - Not Rush in to Sowing

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 01:00:36

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 the northern parts of the State are likely to get 50-60 % more rain in August. The southern districts

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Bayer Launches Water-Based Insecticide ‘Aqua K-Othrine’ for Fogging

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 00:21:49

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 new launch by Bayer Environmental Science in the Indian vector control market in 20 years. The new

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AHSI signs MoU with Singapore Botanical Gardens

Date & Time: 2019-06-20 00:11:36

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 objectives for environmental protection and sustainable development.      AHSI a

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Event : Agro & Poultry East Africa 2019

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 01:07:20

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, Tractors Toolbox, Animal Feeds, Agriculture Import & Export, Tractors Wheels Tyres, Animal Husb

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Pineapple Growers in Kerala are Shifting to ‘MD2’ Variety

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 00:58:02

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 its cylindrical form, flat eyes & thin core , its better suitability for processing &

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ACTIVE MONSOON GIVES HEAVY RAINS IN KERALA AND COASTAL KARNATAKA,

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 00:45:28

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, Coastal Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These pockets have recorded moderate to heavy showe

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Maharashtra farms out Rs 10,600 crore for Agriculture ,19% more than last Year

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 00:35:49

 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% higher than in 2018-19     

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Mjunction to set up new e-marketplace for tea in Assam

Date & Time: 2019-06-19 00:22:08

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 consultation with the Tea Board, and is expected to score heavily in terms of turnaround time and cost effecti

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Waste Decomposer - An Organic Solution of 20 Rs, Making Farmers profitable

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 01:46:41

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 agent. It is a consortium of micro organism extracted from desi cow dung USES:Waste decomposer appli

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India levies retaliatory tariffs on 28 American products

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 00:37:59

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 India as the government dropped one item- artemia-from the list.  New Delhi had decided to lev

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India can boost exports of 300 products to US, China

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 00:31:58

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

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Patiala gets first 50k MT steel silos storage facility for grains

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 00:28:01

 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.                   The Centre had announced to create 100 lakh m

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Summer Crop Sowing Delayed By 2 Weeks On Slow Monsoon Progress

Date & Time: 2019-06-18 00:09:36

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 country, raising concerns over lower production. Lower production of soybeans could force the coun

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Most Profitable Plant to grow - "Saagwan "

Date & Time: 2019-06-17 02:41:47

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 free of infections and waterproof also, the reason that it is mostly used in making furniture

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Now, kisan pathshalas to teach organic farming in UP

Date & Time: 2019-06-15 00:17:18

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 encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly organic farming and improve the technical know-how of those who hav

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New Variety Pusa Bhindi-5 ,Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus Resistant Variety of Okra

Date & Time: 2019-06-15 00:09:25

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-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New delhi and notified by Central Variety Release Committee

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Cyclone Vayu LIVE REPORT

Date & Time: 2019-06-13 00:16:27

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 currently is Category 2 storm may weaken into a Category 1 storm, as per Skymet

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Latest News: Gujarat on Alert as Cyclone Vayu Inches Closer

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 00:55:47

 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 tomorrow morning.(13/06/2019)

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This Fruit has Anti-diabetes Properties & Can Cure Diabetes

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 00:51:03

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 Aratiles. The Aratiles?fruit in other countries is known as Jamaican cherry, Panama berry,

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Agriculture sector representatives submit Budget wish list to finance minister

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 00:41:40

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 –culture, dairy development in eastern states, reduce the good and service tax (GST) on branded food produ

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Centre removes export incentives for onion

Date & Time: 2019-06-12 00:27:56

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 chilled onions, a move aimed at discouraging outbound shipments of the kitchen staple due to rising

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Microgreens and their Potential Health Benefits

Date & Time: 2019-06-11 02:21:37

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 primarily in fine dining restaurants. They mostly are young vegetable greens that are app

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Prediction of Upcoming Monsoon & Its Impact on Kharif Crops in Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, Haryana

Date & Time: 2019-06-11 02:02:00

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 and its impact on the production of Kharif crops. As per the report, Skymet expects the upcoming Mo

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Warning!! Cyclone Vayu Moving Towards Gujarat

Date & Time: 2019-06-11 01:51:48

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 expected to intensify into a 'very severe storm' by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.&nbs

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Andhra Pradesh Government Announces New Farmer Support Scheme

Date & Time: 2019-06-10 01:59:43

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 scheme will offer investment support of Rs 12,500 per annum to each farmer. 

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Kerala Receives Good Amount of Rainfall after the Arrival of Monsoon

Date & Time: 2019-06-10 01:56:18

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 75 per cent of the rainfall is from the fourth month monsoon season; a good season has a direct impa

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Government notifies extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-10 00:39:51

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 "the existing land ownership system" to identify beneficiaries and transfer the benefit after

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Mango festivals big hit in Maharashtra with farmers selling directly to consumers.

Date & Time: 2019-06-07 06:07:58

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 (MSAMB) has organised over 25 mango festivals in the state this season. Through these festivals, fa

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Monsoon onset: IMD sticks to June 6 forecast

Date & Time: 2019-06-06 01:35:37

  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 Meteorological Department (IMD) is for the monsoon onset to occur around June 6th  Despite the slightly

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India to become 5th largest economy globally this year

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 05:37:11

  "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 Kingdom. By 2025, Indian GDP is also forecast to surpass Japan, which will make India the second-largest

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Telangana Government Enhances Rythu Bandhu Financial Assistance to Rs 5000

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 04:48:50

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 implementation of the Agriculture Investment Support Scheme, (Rythu Bandhu) that won accolades from glob

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Dawn of a new Era in Tilling

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 04:38:06

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 reduced productivity resulting in unprofitable farming. A solution to this problem is the introduct

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283.37 million tonnes of food grains produced in 2018-19

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 04:32:25

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 years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18) average production of food grain. However, the output is down by 1

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PM Modi’s income support scheme will benefit over 8 lakh large farmers

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 04:26:54

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 — across the country ,Though such big landholders account for merely 0.6% of total farmers in India,

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Rains to reach Kerala in 2 days; no respite yet in North, Central India

Date & Time: 2019-06-04 04:22:31

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 (IMD) said monsoon had advanced into the southern-most parts of the Arabian sea, some more parts of

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Govt to Procure 4 Lakh Tonnes of Pulses

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 01:27:49

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,

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In first Cabinet meeting, government reaches out to farmers, traders

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 01:05:15

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 crore.  The Union Cabinet has approved extending the ambit of the scheme by including all land

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Two groundnut varieties with high oleic acid ready for release

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 00:49:40

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 Girnar 5 (ICGV 15090). With about 80 per cent (of total fat) oleic acid content, the two varieties

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Basmati acreage may rise up to 20% on higher Iran demand

Date & Time: 2019-06-02 00:47:06

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 increased demand from Iran.  Normal rice cultivation has started with planting of nurseries in th

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The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it's rapidly disappearing

Date & Time: 2019-05-31 00:11:11

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 the world in the last 150 years   threatening crop yields and contributing to nutrient

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Agri Biostimulants 2019

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 23:29:30

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 of biostimulants. The event will highlight the latest scientific achievements, economics and regulat

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Newly Released Varieties of PUSA, 2018-19

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 05:59:49

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 varieties “HI 1612” and “HD 8777” were developed by ICAR-IARI, Regional Station,

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DTPH-60?: New Promising Tomato Hybrid For Cultivation Under Protected Conditions

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 05:55:03

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 the most popular and commercially grown vegetables for the protected condition. As we know that

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Kernza- An Alternative to Wheat that Doesn't Need Replanting

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 04:21:13

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 case with other crops.  The plants real name is intermediate wheatgrass, but that struck p

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Reason Behind Bt Brinjal’s Popularity in Bangladesh

Date & Time: 2019-05-30 04:14:31

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 material into 9 different farmer-preferred brinjal varieties. This venture also involved Cornell Universit

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Good News: Saudi Arabia Finally Lifts Import Ban on Fruits & Vegetables from Kerala

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 00:15:20

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 there. Almost a year after the deadly Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, Saudi Arabia on Monday (27th

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Mango and Jackfruit Diversity Fair Starts in Bengaluru

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 00:10:45

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. The highlight of the fair is that it is set to feature nearly 500 varieties of mango and more t

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Sistema.bio Raises $12 Million to Help Two Lakh Farmers Worldwide Including India

Date & Time: 2019-05-29 00:06:40

Social enterprise, Sistema.bio 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 company in a statement said, " DILA CAPITAL, Shell Foundation, Engie RDE Fund, EDFIMC (ElectriFI),

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Maharashtra government starts awareness campaign for farmers

Date & Time: 2019-05-28 23:57:42

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 government schemes for the welfare of farmers, but they are unaware of these schemes. This is the reas

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Record wheat yield in Punjab state

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 23:23:42

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, with the total production being 181 lakh metric tonnes. Food Corporation of India (FCI), officia

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NDDB milk processing plant by 2020

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 23:18:29

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 investment of `242 crore, will have a capacity of five lakh litre per day. It will come up at Arilo

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Mangoes set sail to London from JNPT instead of flying

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 23:12:20

 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 (2, 574 dozens) mangoes from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka has been despatched via ship to Londo

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Small Organic Producers Can Sell Produce Without Certification till April 2020: FSSAI

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 04:54:18

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. However, such producers will not be able to make use of ‘Jaivik Bharat logo’ on their

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MeT Department Issues Weather Alert

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 04:50:34

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, light to moderate rains are expected over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Higher

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Solar Powered Water Pump Launched for Farming Sector

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 00:18:21

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 to address unmet societal needs, like critical sustainable development challenges such as water, en

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Chinese Apples are Likely to be Seen in Indian Markets Soon

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 00:07:44

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 government official, “New Delhi has now agreed to send a team to China to inspect apples and pears t

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FCI Agrees to Buy Raw Rice from Telangana Rice Millers

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 04:32:03

 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.

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Japan’s Shiitake Mushroom Will Soon Be Available in Manipur

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 04:28:09

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 shiitake mushroom, will soon be available in the markets of Manipur. A group of Japanese experts have

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India set to plant more land with soybean crops as prices rally

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 04:23:20

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 costly purchases from Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia and Malaysia.  It could also help boost India

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Weather Alert: Arrival of Southwest Monsoon

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 02:25:17

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 few parts of South Bay of Bengal & Nicobar Islands. The Northern Limit of Monsoon or NLM is now m

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Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi Bags International Prize for Innovative Organic Farming

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 00:18:34

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 association has as many as 15,000 members who are active farmers. The democratic formation and operations of

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Government Issues Drought Advisory to Southern and Western States

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 00:13:16

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 to use water sensibly. The advisory has been issued because the water storage in dams is falling to a

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APEDA invites exporters’ participation in promotion of mangoes in China

Date & Time: 2019-05-20 23:59:43

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 Guangzhou over a seven-day period between June 3 and 9, 2019 . The authority sees China as a potentia

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Nanotechnology can make plant-based food preservatives more effective

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 23:21:06

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. Some of these toxins produced by fungus can be detrimental to human health. Currently, the food

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High resolution rice maps can help boost production

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 23:04:56

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 International Rice Research Institute, Philippines are of coarse spatial resolution and more than nearly s

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Indian Scientists Develop Coloured Wheat Varieties with Many Health Benefits

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 05:01:01

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 important to mention that the regular wheat varieties contain a very small quantity of anthocyanins but th

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NABARD Announces Rs 700-cr VC Fund for Agriculture & Rural Startups

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 04:52:57

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 startups. Till now, NABARD has been contributing to other funds but this is the very first time that t

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Veggie crop colonies to come up in Hyderabad too

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 04:42:13

 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 Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Khammam, bringing much cheer to consumers. The idea be

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India develops new groundnut line with desirable oil quality

Date & Time: 2019-05-14 01:25:25

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 (polyunsaturated fatty acid) constitutes nearly 80% of unsaturated fatty acid in groundnuts. It is highl

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Regional honeybee rearing to get a boost

Date & Time: 2019-05-13 05:13:04

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 centres. . Currently, the honey collection takes place at select centres, identified by KVIC and Na

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Gel based pest control could become order of the day

Date & Time: 2019-05-09 03:57:48

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 pest management. However, for using pheromones on a mass scale, the techniques for dispensing them

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Food Corporation of India to sell 10 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers this fiscal

Date & Time: 2019-05-07 04:18:03

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. The government is offering wheat at a base price of Rs 2,080 per quintal for three main wheat-producin

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Basmati exports touch record high in FY 2019

Date & Time: 2019-05-07 04:10:11

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 exports. The exporters feel that the record shipment will bring more area under basmati in the curre

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Indian Govt fixes 2.1 million tonne quota for sugar sale in May

Date & Time: 2019-05-06 04:29:59

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 as incentive to mills for achieving more than 75 per cent of their export target and also for produc

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Biological weapon against fall army worm found in Africa

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 04:57:25

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 east since 2016, causing up to US$3 billion worth of damage to maize and other crops in Africa, accor

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IMD working at faster pace to issue block-level weather forecast by next year

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 01:25:00

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 crore farmers deal with the vagaries of weather.  At present, IMD issues district level advis

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Five varieties of Indian coffee get GI certification

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 01:08:50

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 Arabica coffee is grown specifically in Kodagu district of Karnataka, Wayanaad Robusta coffee is from

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Azolla cultivation gets priority in Vizianagaram

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 00:58:59

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 convergence project under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

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New durian variety set to be main attraction at MAHA 2018

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:51:29

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 Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show 2018 (MAHA 2018) from Nov 22 to Dec 2 at the Mal

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Advanced technology to help boost agricultural productivity - Salahuddin Ayub

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:49:04

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 the target could be achieved through the usage of modern technology and efficient deployment of man

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Olam partners with Canvass to ‘transform agriculture’ with AI

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:45:22

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 it will utilise Canvass’ AI solutions to develop innovative new ways to meet the world&r

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Sarawak pushes for agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:30:05

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 markets. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state’s resources included

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Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:27:02

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 agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agric

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Modern technology the way forward to transform Sarawak’s agriculture sector

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:25:02

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 Douglas said the agriculture sector would need continuous effort to identify effective policies, dev

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Thailand uses drones to combat agriculture industry woes

Date & Time: 2018-08-27 02:32:19

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 technology. Drones aren’t new technologyby any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investme

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Digital farming in Kenya

Date & Time: 2018-05-29 22:39:05

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 event dubbed Harness the benefits of technology and drive adoption of these tools by farmers will kick

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Agricultural digital conference takes farming beyond tilling and weeding Read more at: https://www.

Date & Time: 2018-05-29 22:36:15

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 East Africa Digital Farmers Conference, it brings together over 650 farmers, innovators, telecom

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17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-21 03:56:38

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it

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Hands-Free Hectare Project: Humans not needed for crop farming

Date & Time: 2018-05-15 22:54:20

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” (HFHa), based in Shropshire, set out to demonstrate that a crop could be successfully prepare

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Ditch the Overalls: The Reality of Modern Farming Will Surprise You Advanced technology and thinking

Date & Time: 2018-05-13 21:01:46

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 walk among you. We look like you and talk like you. We have advanced degrees and hobbies, just like yo

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Training-workshop enlightens Ilocos farmers on biotech agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-06 20:20:32

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 Farmer’s Regional Network (ASFARNET) Philippine chapter – an organization of farmers and i

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FARMERS INCREASINGLY LOOK TO SUPPLY MANAGEMENT TO STEADY U.S. AGRICULTURE

Date & Time: 2018-05-03 22:24:17

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 manage the country’s commodity production and stabilize crop prices. The policies, known as suppl

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QBE North America Supports Future Farming Innovation Startups

Date & Time: 2018-05-01 22:26:55

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-readiness program in support of 12 early-stage food and agriculture startups that were selected to take pa

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IoT in agriculture: farming gets ‘smart’

Date & Time: 2018-04-29 20:41:02

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 innovative techniques to improve yield, decrease loss and increase process efficiencies will go a long

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Launching the Next Generation of Latinx Farmers in Washington’s Skagit Valley

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 04:32:25

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 a half-acre plot at the farm, where he now grows strawberries, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,

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Queensland farmers launch commercial farming robots

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 04:15:25

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 farmers, driving a whole new wave of technology and efficiency in all types of agriculture. The central

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Farmers warn of food shortages after wet winter

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 03:25:22

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 are only just being sown near Helston, seven to eight weeks behind schedule. Food producers said

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Tomato prices likely to fall in next 15 days

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 01:43:04

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 ICAR official.

Retail tomato prices have gone through the roof for more than a month now in

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Government to step up buying from farmers: Ram Vilas Paswan

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 01:11:50

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, chana etc have already been raised by 6-11% and the immediate focus would be to make sure more farmers

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Economic Advisory Council discusses employment, growth

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 00:41:03

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 Bibek Debroy, held its third meeting today.
"To continue the ongoing discussion on employmen

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Govt to combine old, modern tech for crop forecast

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 00:30:00

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.
"The Centre is working on a combination of traditional and modern technology like satellit

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Doubling farm income to make farming sustainable, says Jaitley

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 06:30:27

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 India has a huge population dependent on agriculture for livelihood, he said, "therefore, incr

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Revival of 5 sick urea units to add 72 lakh to production: GOI

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 06:10:28

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 Inderjit Singh, minister of state for planning (IC) and chemicals and fertilizers in the Parliament on Tue

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