Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 records increase of 17.33%

  In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes.   Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telan...Read more


GSFC launches domestic liquid fertilizer in HP

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur has recently launched the domestic liquid boronated calcium nitrate fertilizer, a joint venture of HIMFED and Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC) under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ on 19th November 2020. The GSFC has introduced five products in Himacha...Read more


Kharif procurement operations hits MSP value of Rs 54147.38 Cr

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand...Read more


DGCA allows ICRISAT to use drones for Agri research

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana for the deployment of drones for agricultural research activities. Amber Dubey, Joint Se...Read more


Ag Ministry organizes virtual meet on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi Fruit'

The Ministry of Agriculture along with Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland organized a virtual meeting on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi fruit – Farm to Fork’ keeping in mind the popularity of the fruit due to its tremendous commercial potential. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minis...Read more


Kerala opens Indo-Dutch CoE for vegetables and flowers

An Indo-Dutch Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Vegetables and Flowers was inaugurated on 5th November 2020 in the Wayanad District of Kerala. The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the CoE in a virtual conclave. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra...Read more


  Kharif paddy procurement records increase of 19.92 % over last year  

  In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh,Telangana,Utta...Read more


Farmer's agitation in Punjab halts rail freight operations

Railways continue to lose revenue as freight operations remain forcibly suspended due tracks blockages in Punjab. As on November 4, 2020, more than 2225 freight rakes could not be operated which were to carry vital commodities. Losses are already expected to have crossed Rs 1200 crore. As agitators have continued ...Read more


6th 'India Farm2Fork Meet' underway

The 6th 'India Farm2Fork Conference, Exhibition, BSM' was virtually inaugurated by Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries (MoS, FPI)  on November 4, 2020. This year's theme is 'Sustainable Agri Business - Produce Local, Sell Global'. Speaking at the three day conference, the minis...Read more


Paddy procurement for Kharif season 20-21 crosses 2 Cr MT

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, the Government of India has continued to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at its MSP from farmers as per its existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 has now crossed 2 Crore MT mark with bumper procurement of 204....Read more


Kerala becomes first state to fix base prices for 16 agri crops

To support farmers and boost the agricultural sector, Kerala Government has recently decided to fix base prices for 16 varieties of agricultural crops. The scheme will come into effect from November 1, 2020. The base price is fixed for 16 varieties of tapioca, banana, pineapple, squash, cucumber, squash, plantain...Read more


Kisan Rail transports 42 tons of tomatoes from Chittoor to Nagpur

  After successful transport of vegetables and fruits by previous two Kisan Rail from Anantapur to New Delhi and intensive marketing efforts of Guntakal division of South Central Railway (SCR), growers and traders from the Chittoor district used the facility for transporting tomatoes on the third trip. Chit...Read more