10,000 new FPOs to be set up at cost of Rs 6865: Union Ag Minister

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Food Processing Industries, Rural Development, and Panchayat Raj, recently addressed the summit on ‘Agriculture and Food Processing Opportunities in Madhya Pradesh' organised by the Ministry of Food Processing, in partnership with ASSO...Read more


PM Modi exhorts increased private sector participation in agriculture

While addressing budget announcements for the farm sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently mentioned in a webinar that the food processing revolution was long overdue. According to PM Modi, the time has come to increase the private sector involvement in the food processing space and in all areas of agricult...Read more


Centre procures over 3 LMTs of Pulses and Oilseeds during KMS 2021  

Based on the proposal from the States, the Centre has accorded approval for procurement of 85.08 LMT of Pulse and Oilseeds of Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 and Rabi Marketing Season 2021 for the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Raja...Read more


India, Fiji ink mutually beneficial MoU to boost Agriculture and Allied Sectors  

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare of the Republic of India and Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Fiji for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and A...Read more


9.56% increase projected for forthcoming RMS 2021-22 wheat procurement

The Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution (DFPD), Government of India, recently chaired a meeting of State Food Secretaries recently to discuss the arrangements for procurement of Wheat during the ensuing Rabi Marketing season 2021-22 and that of Rice (Rabi Crop) of KMS 2020-21. A total quantity...Read more


Manipur govt to open outlets for organic products in metro cities

Manipur CM N Biren Singh has recently lauded the role of APEDA in supporting the organization of conference cum buyer-seller meets for local entrepreneurs at Imphal. The meet was organized by Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited and Department of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Government of Manipu...Read more


Indian agriculture shows positive recovery post pandemic  

    Agriculture sector in India helped in the speedy recovery of the economic growth post the pandemic. India’s agriculture and allied sectors helped the farm sector clock a growth rate of 3.4 percent in the financial year 2020-21. It is lower than the last year’s growth but is the best whe...Read more


Government ushered a historic increase in MSP : PM

The PM-Kisan scheme, launched with an aim to ensure a life of dignity and prosperity for farmers has completed two years today. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, "On this day, 2 years ago the PM-Kisan scheme was launched with an aim to ensure a life of dignity as well as prosperity for our hardworki...Read more


Chemicals Min presents 10th 'National awards for Technology Innovation'

Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, D V Sadananda Gowda, presented the 10th National Awards for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastics Processing Industry to the Awardees at a function held on February 23, 2021, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary (C...Read more


Paddy procurement jumps 15.91% in KMS 2020-21

With the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. About 93.93 Lac farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations with MSP value of Rs 1,22,...Read more


DGCA permits agri drones for remote sensing data collection  

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted conditional exemption for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) usage to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW), Government of India. The permission allows drone deployment by the MoAFW for remot...Read more


Gujarat govt adds 30 lakh beneficiaries to NFSA

Secretary (Food), Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India Sudhanshu Pandey, reviewed the NFSA implementation and other allied matters with State Government of Gujarat at Gandhinagar. He expressed that there is the possibility of including more beneficiaries under coverage of NFSA to whic...Read more